The Rosicrucians: Their Rites and Mysteries
With chapters on the Ancient Fire and Serpent-Worshippers, and Explanations of the Mystic Symbols Represented in the Monuments and Talismans of the Primeval Philosophers. Contents: Critics of the Rosicrucians Criticized; Singular Adventure in Staffordshire; Insufficiency of Worldly Objects; The Hermetic Philosophers; An Historical Adventure; The Hermetic Brethren; Mythic History of the Fleur-De-Lis; Sacred Fire; Fire-Theolosophy of the Persians; Ideas of the Rosicrucians as to the Character of Fire; Monuments Raised to Fire-Worship in all Countries; Druidical Stones and Their Worship; Inquiry as to the Possibility of Miracle; Can Evidence be Depended Upon?-Examination of Hume's Reasoning; Footsteps of the Rosicrucians Amidst Architectural Objects; The Round Towers of Ireland; Prismatic Investiture of the Microcosm; Cabalistic Interpretations by the Gnostics; Mystic Christian Figures and Talismans; The "Rosy Cross" in Indian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Medi val Monuments; Myth of the Scorpion, or the Snake, in its Many Disguises; Ominous Character of the Colour "White" to English Royalty; The Beliefs of the Rosicrucians-Meaning of Lights and of Commemorative Flambeaux in all Worship; The Great Pyramid; History of the Tower or Steeple; Presence of the Rosicrucians in Heathen and Christian Architecture; Rosicrucians Amidst Ancient Mysteries and in the Orders of Knighthood; Rosicrucianism in Strange Symbols; Connection Between the Templars and Gnosticism; Rosicrucian Origin of the Order of the Garter; Rosicrucian Supposed Means of Magic Through Signs, Signals, and Figures; Astro-Theosophical System of the Rosicrucians-The Alchemic Magisterium.
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