Tag Archives: Rosicrucian

What Makes Secret Societies So Fascinating?

They’re Secret! Hiding in plain sight? No, not exactly. If you want to garner attention for your group, just tell the world that you have a secret, and watch as they beat a path to your door. But what if … Continue reading

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Having a “Bash At” Decoding a Mystery

The Atbash Cypher It is probably the oldest and yet simplest of codes: a simple letter substitution, following the instruction, “The first shall be last and the last shall be first.” (Matthew 20:16) The reason for looking at this ancient … Continue reading

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Cathartic: Purified by Fire?

Cathars They never called themselves Cathars: they were Good Men (and women). They had lived their normal lives, raising children and being human, and then they chose a higher calling in their later years. The name Cathar probably came from … Continue reading

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The Rosy Cross

My daughter, Amy, attempted to recreate the drawing I had been previously given as a symbol of my spiritual lineage. The roses should have been a bud, a primrose and a fully mature one. But she has captured the essence … Continue reading

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Order of the Rose Cross

Just when you thought it was safe to read about the past again, a new insight rears its beautiful head. Forbidden Faith In Chapter 7 (Rosicrucianism and the Great Lodges) of the above-noted book, I came across a quote which … Continue reading

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