The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order: An Interpretation of the Rosicrucian Allegory & An Explanation of the Ten Rosicrucian Grades

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Weiser Books, May 1, 1989 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 344 pages
This is a thorough presentation of the Rosicrucian system of Initiation by Dr. Paul Foster Case. He explains that Rosicrucianism is based upon earthly organizations, but on personal unflodment, and clearly describes the distinctive marks of a Rosicrucian. The treatise is divided into two main parts by Dr. Case. The first is a careful examination and interpretation of the principle Rosicrucian maneifestos, the Fama Fraternitatis and the Confessio Fraternitatis. The second part is an explanation of the Rosicrucian Grade system, as applied to the diagram of the Tree of Life and Tarot attributions. By participating in the outlined procedures, aspirants are put on the right track of preparing themselves for union with the Higher Self, which may or may not include group work with an outer order or fraternity. The first editions of 1927, 1928 and 1933 were of limited publication. The fourth and most complete expansion of the text by Paul Case ws finished in 1937, revised by him in 1953 just before his death, and published in by Weiser in 1985. It represents the full maturity of his thought on this subject.
 

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Contents

The Beginnings of Rosicrucianism
The Confession of the Rosicrucian Fraternity
The Inner Meaning of the Manifestoes
Our Father and Brother C R C
The Journey the Initiation and the Founding of the Order
The Rosicrucian Agreement
Symbolism of the RoseCross
Rosicrucian Religion and Politics
The Grade of Practicus 3
The Grade of Philosophus 4
The Grade of Lesser Adept 5
The Grade of Greater Adept 6
The Grade of Exempt Adept 7
The Grade of Magister Templi 8
The Grade of Magus 9
The Grade of Ipsissimus 10

The Grades of the Order
The Grade of Zelator 1
The Grade of Theoricus 2
The Inner School
INDEX
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Paul Foster Case (1884-1954) was one of the leading American occultists of the twentieth century. His book, "The Tarot," and his deck of Tarot cards significantly influenced how Tarot is taught and understood today in the United States, and in other parts of the world.

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