I have been neglecting the Rosicrucian Cultural Center in New York City for some time. No real reason, just scheduling, but this is one event I must share, and I aim to be there. It has been said Rosicrucian wisdom serves as does a mirror. In Masonic ritual of the French Rite and other Continental systems, we see a mirror employed poignantly near the close of the Entered Apprentice Degree. I don’t know what this workshop entails, but let’s check it out. From the publicity:
The mirror used in the Rosicrucian student’s home sanctum is an invaluable tool for holistic growth and development. Perhaps students can make better use of this tool as we use this mirror on a daily basis and/or on Thursday evenings during the weekly study period. This workshop is designed to help the seeker explore what happens when the student gazes into the mirror and what one does with what is revealed.
Over the years, Rosicrucian students have been described as “walking question marks.” We have been taught to ponder our teachings, to examine what we read in our laboratories. The mirror gives us the opportunity to gaze directly into our eyes—the window to the soul—as we communicate with the God of our Heart and the Master Within with honesty and integrity. How can we better use this mirror to gauge how we are proceeding along the path and whether we are growing in wisdom and understanding of universal law and our application of these laws?
This workshop will examine, discuss, and explore pertinent and relevant questions we can and should ask of ourselves as we work with the mirror in our Sanctum. Patricia Downes is a Certified Life Coach, a Relationship Coach, an Organization Development Specialist, with a doctorate in that field, and is trained as a Positive Psychologist also. She has been a member of AMORC for 31 years and has designed and delivered many workshops and conference presentations for AMORC and other organizations over the years.
In addition to her work in organizations and consulting firms in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and in Washington, DC, Downes also served as the Head of Training and Organization Development at the OAS in Washington for eight years.
Her passion and life work focus on supporting people in reaching their full potential and helping them realize the amazing and wonderful contributions each of them can make to the world.