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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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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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When children ask about the meaning of life

Why do we live? This is one of the deep questions that children ask their parents. He, who searches for the meaning of life himself, can also tell children about it.

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Encounter with the Rose of the heart

Searching and finding on the spiritual path is something very personal. Everyone has his own history about passing the Mystical Gate. A Rosicrucian from the Lectorium Rosicrucianum speaks about her own experiences.

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In the sign of Aquarius

Already four decades ago, many people recognized and felt that they and the world were entering a time of great change: The musical “Hair” expressed in its songs the feeling of an entire generation about the beginning of the Aquarian age.

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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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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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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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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 silent companion

The message of eternity is very close to everybody’s heart. So close that it is not generally recognized. In the heart there is a silent companion waiting to help in the search for it. But you have to trust in him. A report about a very personal relationship.

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An enlightened consciousness is the desire of every person who walks a spiritual path. How can enlightenment be experienced, and which path leads to it? The answer can be found in a hidden chamber in the human heart.

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The influence of the mystery planets

The Aquarian period provides new opportunities for the Earth and its inhabitants. The influences of the mystery planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto already forge ahead. It is essential how humanity responds to these influences.

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When does the age of Aquarius begin?

The Age of Aquarius is regarded as a spiritual turning point for society, but particularly for every individual. There is much speculation about the beginning of the Aquarius era. Has it already begun, is it yet to come, or is mankind already in the middle of Aquarius?

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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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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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