True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order

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Weiser Books, 1989 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 344 pages
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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 was 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
3
The Confession of the Rosicrucian Fraternity
19
The Inner Meaning of the Manifestoes
29
Our Father and Brother C R C
37
The Journey the Initiation and the Founding of
65
The Rosicrucian Agreement
99
The Vault of Brother C R C
105
Symbolism of the RoseCross
133
The Grade of Practicus 3 8
187
The Grade of Philosophus 4 7
197
The Grade of Lesser Adept 5 6
213
The Grade of Greater Adept 6 5
235
The Grade of Exempt Adept 7 4
253
The Grade of Magister Templi 8 3
271
The Grade of Magus 9 2
283
The Grade of Ipsissimus 10 1
297

Rosicrucian Religion and Politics
143
The Grades of the Order
155
The Grade of Zelator 1 10
161
The Grade of Theoricus 2 9
175
The Inner School
311
INDEX
319
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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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