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Philosophy and Spiritual History

Alchemy and the mystery planets, a ritual for soul transformation

Rosyross and alchemy have a deep inner connection. The Rosicrucians regarded the transformation processes in the alchemists’ vessels on the way from lead to gold as a metaphor for the transmutations of the human soul on its way to the perfect spirit-soul.

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Who is Christian Rosycross?

Christian Rosycross is one of the most mysterious characters in European intellectual history. What mystery lies behind the name?

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Catharose de Petri - Messenger of gnostic Christianity

Together with Jan van Rijckenborgh, Catharose de Petri (1902 -1990) held the spiritual leadership of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum. She fulfilled her own task in terms of spiritual development and the worldwide expansion of the work of the Spiritual School.

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The Alchemy of the Rosicrucians

Alchemy is the art that leads the development processes, which are laid out in nature, to their perfection. The force for perfection is availble in principle. But it requires a conscious self, to enable this accomplishment.

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Cathars, Mystics, Rosicrucians - Messengers of the gnosis (2)

The history of Gnosticism from the 7th Century until today leads to movements like the Bogomiles, the Manichaeans and the Cathars, and to unique individuals like Meister Eckhart and Jakob Boehme. The Rosicrucians in the LRC also stand in the Gnostic tradition.

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The early Gnostics - Messengers of the gnosis (1)

Gnosis means “divine knowledge“. Gnostics are people who search for this divine knowledge. The traces of the early Gnostics begin in the first centuries after Christ. Many of the so-called “heretics” were killed. But Gnosticism has survived until today.

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What is Gnosis?

Religious secret knowledge, search for divine knowledge – these are some of the thoughts that are associated with the word Gnosis. But what does it mean to experience gnosis inside oneself? To find out, you have to turn to the source from which Gnosis rises.

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Jan van Rijckenborgh - Rosicrucian and Hermetic Gnostic

Jan van Rijckenborgh’s real name was Jan Leene (1896-1968). As co-founder and spiritual leader of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum his life’s work was building, together with Catharose de Petri (1902-1990), the International School of the Golden Rosycross.

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