Sunday, January 5, 2014

‘Rosicrucian Digest for download’

Rosicrucian Digest, the periodical of the Rosicrucian Order, has made its most recent issue (Vol. 91, No. 2) available on-line. Click here.

Titled simply “Rosicrucianism, this issue appears to be (I’m not through reading it) the ideal primer for people like me, the perpetual novice. It features sixteen essays and other articles that trace the legendary and factual histories of the Order from the 1600s through 1801.

As the editors put it:

Courtesy AMORC
Each issue of the bi-annual Rosicrucian Digest provides readers with a compendium of materials regarding the ongoing flow of the Rosicrucian Timeline. The articles, historical excerpts, art, and literature included in this Digest span the ages, and are not only interesting in themselves, but also seek to provide a lasting reference shelf to stimulate continuing study of all of those factors which make up Rosicrucian history and thought. Therefore, we present classical background, historical development, and modern reflections on each of our subjects, using the many forms of primary sources, reflective commentaries, the arts, creative fiction, and poetry.

Contents include:

Rosicrucianism: An Introduction,
The Rosicrucian Manifestos,
The Tomb of Christian Rosenkreuz,
The Rose Cross. Rosicrucian Invocation,
Living the Rosicrucian Life,
The First Rosicrucians in America,
Benjamin Franklin as a Rosicrucian,
Be a Rose-Croix!,
various pieces on Rosicrucian symbols, and more.

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