2008-03-06 20:13:46 UTC
There is no one unimpeachable source in Rosicrucianism past or
present.The closest is GLS. If a "Rosicrucian" from the Ephrata
community was to do a Rip Van Winkle and awaken today and encounter a
modern "Rosicrucian" he certainly would not recognize one who shared
As one who has been a constant member of AMORC since I953,I have seen
it change its' colors several times over the years. I certainly don't
like what I have seen since the 1990's. RML and HSL certainly didn't
agree on all points of the Teaching. AMORC is,and has never been the
only kid on the block. Rosicrucian is a generic term as is Freemason
and Martinist. Anyone can set up shop and lay claim to any or all of
the names just mentioned.
Rosicrucianism,Martinism,and Freemasonry have had any number of
seperate and distinct versions over the years that all three have been
in existence. If the TMO has any order to look at for its liniage it
is Freemasonry. As a initiate of all three,I can speak from my own
There are several very small Masonic bodies that call themselves
Rosicrucian. Several of the European mystical orders require one to be
a Freemason before a application for membership will be considered.
One cannot sling mud at others without getting some on himself. If one
calls himself a Rosicrucian,he should attempt to act like one.