Friday, May 6, 2016

Order of the Golden Dawn Index for Grade Curriculum

 

The RRetAC (Second or Inner Order) grades and sub‐grades outlined in this post are available forever  download on the Internet (public domain), therefore is not a breach of any secret vouls from our part.  


I would like to recommend further studies on the Rosicrucian Tradition provided in my eBook: Rosicrucian Metaphysics available on Scribd


  

Released eBooks by Carlos Mills ::FRC XIII:
  1. The Rise of the Adepti Volume I: Rosicrucian Origins & Metaphysics
  2. The Rise of the Adepti Volume II: The College of the Adepti
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OUTER ORDER - Elemental Grades

01=10 ZELATOR GRADE

  • Instruction Part 1
  • Instruction Part 2
  • Instruct Grade Sash
  • Grade Sign
  • Initiation Instructions
  • Artificial Elemental Creation
  • God Form Creation
  • God Form Anubis
  • God Form Nepthys
  • Knowledge Lecture 2
  • LIRP-Meditation on AURIEL
  • Psychic Self Defense
  • Qabalah & Personality
  • Rituals AMPR
  • Rituals BRP
  • Rituals GBITR
  • Enochian Tablets Earth Watchtower North
  • Temple in Malkuth
  • Temple Officers
  • Temple Symbology 1
  • Temple Symbology 2
  • Qabalah: TOL 4 Worlds 
  • Ritual Tools: Earth Pentacle
  •  Advancement Grade Instructions

02=09 THEORICUS GRADE

  • Instructions
  • Initiation Instructions
  • Knowledge Lecture 3
  • Temple Symbology: Grade Sash
  • Temple Symbology: Grade Sign
  • Temple Symbology: in Yesod
  • Temple Symbology: 1
  • Temple Symbology: 2
  • Temple Symbology: 3 Caduceus
  • Temple Symbology: 4
  • Temple Symbology: 5 Cubical Cross
  • Elemental Weapons: Dagger
  • Exercise: Creating/Development of the Body of Light
  • Exercise: Moon Breath
  • LIRP Meditation in Raphael
  • God Forms: Aroueris
  • Mythology: Macrocosm Infernals
  • Mythology: 3 Veils of Negative Existence 
  • Mythology: Garden of Eden and the City of Apocalypse 
  • Sacred Geometry: Polygons and Polygrams
  • Enochian: Tablets Air
  • Divination: Hebrew and Tarot
  • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana
  • Divination: Geomancy
  • Divination: Kamea of Moon
  • Divination: Tattwas Introduction 
  • Divination: Astrology & Planetary Aspects
  • Qabalah: Introduction
  • Qabalah: TOL Alchemycal Sephiroth
  • Qabalah: TOL and Moon
  • Qabalah: TOL Serpent Paths
  •  Advancement Grade Instructions

03=08 PRACTICUS GRADE

  • Grade Instructions
  • Highlights of the Grade
  • Rituals: Grade Initiation
  • Knowledge Lecture 5
  • Exercises: Advanced Vibration Technique
  • Alchemy: Introduction
  • Alchemy: Sephiroth Attributions
  • Alchemy: Basic Definitions
  • Astrology: Symbols of the Planets
  • Temple Symbolism: Introduction
  • Temple Symbolism: The Cup of the Stolistes & Admission Badge
  • Temple Symbolism: The Solar Greek Cross
  • Temple Symbolism: Grade Sash
  • Temple Symbolism: Grade Sign
  • Temple Tools: Elemental Cup
  • Temple Arrangements: Path of Hod
  • Temple Arrangements: Path of Resh
  • Temple Arrangements: Path of Shim
  • Sacred Geometry: Tetrahedron
  • Mythology: Garden of Eden
  • Mythology: Olympic and Planetary Spirits
  • Mythology: Qlippoth on the TOL
  • Enochian: Watchtower of the West Tablet
  • God Forms: Isis
  • Rituals: LIRP
  • Rituals: Establishing the Temple in Hod
  • Qabalah: Elements of the TOL
  • Qabalah: 7 Havens of Asiah in the TOL
  • Qabalah: Sephirotic Tablets
  • Divination: Geomancy 2
  • Divination: Geomantic Figures
  • Divination: Geomantic Reading
  • Divination: Geomantic TOL
  • Divination: Kamea of Mercury
  • Divination: Tablet of Planets on the Symbol of Mercury
  • Divination: Tablet of the Alchemical Mercury
  • Divination: Tablet of the 7 Planets
  • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana
  • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana - Judgment Card
  • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana - Sun Card
  • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana - Energy Influences on the Paths
  • Exercises: Grade Meditation
  • Exercises: Skrying
  • Exercises: Building of Character and the Purification of the Soul
  • Advancement Test Instructions


04=07 PHILOSOPHUS GRADE

    • Grade Introduction
    • Grade Initiation Instructions
    • Knowledge Lecture 6 Part 1
    • Knowledge Lecture 6 Part 2
    • Grade Symbols: Calvary Cross of 10 Squares
    • Grade Symbols: Calvary Cross of 12 Squares
    • Grade Symbols: Cube of Space
    • Temple Symbolism: Introduction
    • Temple Symbolism: Grade Sash
    • Temple Symbolism: Grade Sign
    • Temple Symbolism: Hegemon Cross (Wand)
    • Temple Arrangements: In Netzach
    • God Form: Horus
    • Rituals: LIRP
    • Mythology: Qlippoth
    • Qabalah: The 72 Names of God
    • Qabalah: Shem Ha-Mephoresch (72 Names)
    • Qabalah: Aesch Metzareph - Purifying Fire
    • Astrology: The 12 Tribes
    • Divination: Caldean Oracles
    • Divination: Geomantic Talismanic Symbols
    • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana - Moon Card
    • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana - Star Card
    • Divination: Tarot Major Arcana - Tower Card
    • Divination: Tattwas
    • Enochian: Watchtower of the South Tablet
    • Enochian: Pyramid of the 4 Elements
    • Advancement Test Instructions


    INNER ORDER of RRetAC

    05=06 NAM (Neophyte Adeptus Minor)

    • NAM Adept Minor Initiation 
    • NAM Analysis of the 5=6 Initiation 
    • NAM Clarification Oath 
    • NAM Rose Cross Lamen 
    • NAM J Sacred Oath and the TOL 
    • NAM Consecrating the Vault 
    • NAM Symbolism of the Banners 
    • NAM Telesmata and Flashing Tablets 
    • NAM Four Genii of the Hall of the Neophyte 
    • NAM Evil and Unclean Spirits 
    • NAM Archangelic Force on the Paths p2 
    • NAM The Holy Rosary 
    • NAM Telesmatic Figures 
    • NAM A Book of the Concourse of Forces 
    • NAM A General Orders 
    • NAM B Complete Symbolism of the Pentagram 
    • NAM C Complete Hexagram Symbolism 
    • NAM Consecration Ceremony for a Venus Talisman 
    • NAM D Tools of the Inner Order 
    • NAM Divine Names tools 
    • NAM Enochian Dictionary 
    • NAM F Consecration of the Rose Cross Lamen 
    • NAM G Consecration Ritual of Tools 
    • NAM K Ritual of the Consecration of the Vault 
    • NAM S Table of Attributions p1 
    • NAM S Table of Attributions p2 
    • NAM T CF 48 Angelic Keys or Calls 
    • NAM T3 48 Angelic Keys or Calls 
    • NAM Tetragrammaton on the Great Cross 
    • NAM U1 Secret Wisdom of the Lesser World 
    • NAM U2‐5 Task to be Undertaken by the Adeptus Minor 
    • NAM U4 Skrying in the Spirit Vision 
    • NAM U6 Obsession, Trance & Death 
    • NAM U7 Liber Hodos Chameleonis 
    • NAM Z1 Enterer of the Threshold 
    • NAM Z2 Formulae of the Magic of Light 
    • NAM Z3 Symbolism of the Candidate 
    • NAM Advancement Grade Instructions

    5=6 ZAM (Zelator Adeptus Minor)

    • ZAM The Rose Cross Ritual 
    • ZAM Analysis of the Keyword 
    • ZAM Full Moon Healing Vigil 
    • ZAM Advanced Meditation of Rahynda 
    • ZAM Bornless Middle Pillar 
    • ZAM Tablet of Hermes 
    • ZAM Calling Forth of the Higher Genius 
    • ZAM Lineal Figures 
    • ZAM Recommendation of the Adeptus Minor 
    • ZAM Ritual 1 
    • ZAM Spiritual Initiation of the Body of Light 
    • ZAM Magical Eucharist 
    • ZAM Good Friday Rite of Dedication 
    • ZAM Magical Sword 
    • ZAM Consecration Ceremony Jupiter Talisman 
    • ZAM Fama Fraternitatis 
    • ZAM Ritual of the Dead 
    • ZAM Confessio 
    • ZAM Ritual of Spiritual Alchemy 
    • ZAM Ritual 5 
    • ZAM Consecration Ceremony for a Sun Talisman 
    • ZAM God Form: RA
    • ZAM Ceremony of the Equinox 
    • ZAM  Advancement Grade Instructions



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    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Is Enochian Magic a Sure Path for the Magician?


    Is the Enochian Magic an important subject for the development of the Adept? According to the extensive bibliography on the subject, most of the authors seem to agree that it is. Most of them also affirm that it was a breakthrough for the western ritual system of magic because it seems to be one of the most "effective" ways to perform magic and getting results.

     

    Released eBooks by Carlos Mills ::FRC XIII:
    1. The Rise of the Adepti Volume I: Rosicrucian Origins & Metaphysics
    2. The Rise of the Adepti Volume II: The College of the Adepti


    Our first contact with the Enochian Magic was while doing our Zelator grade with the AO-HOGD (Donald Griffin). That order, differently from other Golden Down orders, includes the Enochian magic in the Elemental Grades and not only in the Second Order as usual. During that contact, we were oriented to study The Ritual Magic Manual compiled and written by the AO-HOGD's Imperator, Donald Griffing, and practice a number of invocation rituals as part of the grade curriculum using reviewed and upgraded study materials related to Enochian Magic. Because we like to know where we are getting into, we decided to become more informed about the origins, use and effects of the so-called Enochian Magic system. In that section, we are trying to summarize our studies and experiences with that mysterious and controversial system of magic.

    As a reference, we like to refer to the following titles, currently available on the market.

    • Enochian Magic for Beginners (Donald Tyson)
    • Angelic Language Vols.1 & 2 (Aaron Leitch)
    • The Lost Art of Enochian Magic (John DeSalvo PhD)

    Origins


    Our research points to the original compiler of what we today call the Enochian Magic: Dr John Dee and his remaining 16th-century documents found in the British Library, London, as the origin of that magical system. 

    According to Wikipedia, the Enochian system of magic, as in practiced today, is primarily the product of researches and workings of four men: John Dee, Edward Kelley, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Aleister Crowley. In addition, the research of Dr. Thomas Rudd, Elias Ashmole, Dr William Wynn Westcott and Israel Regardie were an integral part of its further  development.

    The raw material for the Enochian magical system was "dictated" via a series of Angelic communications between Edward Kelly and the "Enochian Angels" under Dee's supervision and they were performed during a period of 7 years, from 1582-1589. Dee and Kelley claimed they received these instructions from angels, while Kelly was conducting psychic operations known as scrying, During the entire duration of the sessions Dr. Dee kept meticulous written records of everything that occurred while Kelly was looking deeply into a crystal "shewstone" describing aloud whatever he saw - at the end producing a total amount of more than 400 notes.

    This account of the Angelic communication is taken at face value by most Enochian occultists. However, some of them have pointed out remarkable similarities to earlier grimoires texts in existence such as the Heptameron known to Dr. Dee; and other magical texts like as The Book of Soyga (of which Dr. Dee owned a copy), the Pauline Art (Ars Paulina) (see Lesser Key of Solomon) and others including the influential magical works of Agrippa and Reuchlin. The notes claim that the content of the communications is related to the secrets contained in the apocryphal Book of Enoch.

    Dee and Kelly never referred to their notes as Enochian Magic but rather called them Angelic communications, even though in modern occultism it is commonly known as Enochian. However, most of the authors involved in the study of that system agree that Dee was obsessed with the Enochian revelations as it was reflected in his notes. Modern esotericists decided to call it Enochian anyway. It is not quite clear how much of Enochian magic was put in use by Dee and Kelley. As a matter of fact, it is not documented whether Dee and Kelly ever practiced "Enochian" or Angelic rituals and calls. The entire subject is still up for debate or depending on further document discoveries. According to Dee's notes, the angels told them not to work with their revealed system until it is completed (what actually never happened), and there are no diary records of works being done except for one healing talisman that they were instructed by the angels to make. Dee and Kelley's journals are essentially notebooks which recorded the elements of the system, rather than records of workings they performed using the system or their experience using it as a magical system.

    Anyway, there are a lot of current researches and studies in that subject done by serious esoteric authors. In this article, we will explore some of them that are having a major impact on the view of the subject.


    Who is Dr. John Dee?


    According to Wikipedia, John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I (England). He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy. One of the most learned men of his age. He devoted much time and effort in the last thirty years or so of his life attempting to commune with the angels/spirits in order to learn the universal language of creation and bring about the pre-apocalyptic unity of mankind. In his lifetime Dee amassed one of the largest libraries in England.

    Dee was born in Tower Ward, London, to Rowland Dee of Welsh descent and Johanna Wild. His surname "Dee" derived from the Welsh du (black); his grandfather was Bedo Ddu of Nant-y-groes, Pilleth, Radnorshire and John retained his connection with the locality. His father Roland was a mercer and gentleman courtier to Henry VIII. John Dee claimed to be a descendant of Rhodri the Great, Prince of Wales and constructed a pedigree showing his descent from Rhodri. Dee's family arrived in London in the wake of Henry Tudor's coronation as Henry VII. Jane Dee was the daughter of William Wild.

    Dee presented Queen Mary of England with a visionary plan for the preservation of old books, manuscripts and records and the founding of a national library, in 1556, but his proposal was not taken up. Instead, he expanded his personal home library in Mortlake, tirelessly acquiring books and manuscripts in England and on the European Continent. Dee's library, a center of learning outside the universities, became the greatest in England and attracted many scholars.

    Based on that brief profile, we know that Dee was a busy man, so when he decided to delve deep into the realms of angelic that's for him was a serious matter.

    What is the Origin of  the Enochian System of Magic?

    The origin of the Enochian revelations is controversial as much its applications. However, the core of it is stated on Dee notes and books (refer to Writings of John Dee) preserved in the British Library in its original manuscript format - not complete but what was been savaged from the fires of Mortlake. Even though, the matter is not that simple.

    The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch; Ge'ez: መጽሐፈ ሄኖክ mätṣḥäfä henok) is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC.

    It is not part of the biblical canon as used by Jews, apart from Israel. Most Christian denominations and traditions may accept the Books of Enoch as having some historical or theological interest or significance, but they generally regard the Books of Enoch as non-canonical or non-inspired. However, it is regarded as canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, but not by any other Christian group.

    The first part of the Book of Enoch describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim. The remainder of the book describes Enoch's visits to heaven in the form of travels, visions and dreams, and his revelations.

    The book consists of five quite distinct major sections:

    • The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1–36) - This first section of the Book of Enoch describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim (cf. the bene Elohim, Genesis 6:1–2) and narrates the travels of Enoch in the heavens. This section is said to have been composed in the fourth or 3rd century BC according to Western scholars.
    • The Book of Parables of Enoch (1 Enoch 37–71) (also called the Similitudes of Enoch) - Chapters 37–71 of the Book of Enoch are referred to as the Book of Parables. The scholarly debate centers on these chapters. The Book of Parables appears to be based on the Book of Watchers, but presents a later development of the idea of final judgement and eschatology, concerned not only with the destiny of the fallen angels but also of the evil kings of the earth. 
    • The Astronomical Book (1 Enoch 72–82) (also called the Book of the Heavenly Luminaries or Book of Luminaries) - Four fragmentary editions of the Astronomical Book were found at Qumran, 4Q208-211.[82] 4Q208 and 4Q209 have been dated to the beginning of the 2nd century BC, providing a terminus ante quem for the Astronomical Book of the 3rd century BC.[83] The fragments found in Qumran also include material not contained in the later versions of the Book of Enoch.
    • The Book of Dream Visions (1 Enoch 83–90) (also called the Book of Dreams) - The Book of Dream Visions, containing a vision of a history of Israel all the way down to what the majority have interpreted as the Maccabean Revolt, is dated by most to Maccabean times (about 163–142 BC). According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church it was written before the Flood.
    • The Epistle of Enoch (1 Enoch 91–108) - Some scholars propose a date somewhere between the 170 BC and the 1st century BC. This section can be studied as formed by five sub-sections,[85] mixed by the final redactor: (a) Apocalypse of Weeks (93:1–10 91:11–17); (b) Exhortation (91:1–10 91:18–19); (c) Epistle (92:1–5 93:11–105:2); (d) Birth of Noah (106–107); (e) Conclusion (108): this second appendix was not found in Qumram and is considered to be work of the final redactor. 

    Names of the fallen angels

    Some of the fallen angels that are given in 1 Enoch have other names such as Rameel ('morning of God'), who becomes Azazel and is also called Gadriel ('wall of God') in Chapter 68. Another example is that Araqiel ('Earth of God') becomes Aretstikapha ('world of distortion') in Chapter 68.

    "Azaz" as in Azazel means strength, so the name Azazel can refer to strength of God. But the sense in which it is used most probably means impudent (showing strength towards) which comes out as arrogant to God. This is also a key point to his being Satan in modern thought.

    Nathaniel Schmidt states "the names of the angels apparently refer to their condition and functions before the fall," and lists the likely meaning of the angels names in the book of Enoch, noting that "the great majority of them are Aramaic."

    The suffix of the names 'el' means 'God' (List of names referring to El) which is used in the names of high ranking angels. The Archangels all include this such as Uriel (Flame of God) or Michael "who is like God?". Another is given as Gadrel, who is said to have tempted Eve; Schmidt lists the name as meaning "the helper of God.

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    Comments: The sufix "El" added the the leading angels or arc-angels may gives us a hint of a polyteist origin of the tradition, hinting to many "Gods" as the achitects of the world.

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    Most scholars believe that these five sections were originally independent works (with different dates of composition), themselves a product of much editorial arrangement, and were only later redacted into what we now call 1 Enoch.

    Eleven Aramaic-language fragments of the Book of Enoch were found in cave 4 of Qumran in 1948 and are in the care of the Israel Antiquities Authority. They were translated for and discussed by Józef Milik and Matthew Black in The Books of Enoch. Another translation has been released by Vermes and Garcia-Martinez. Milik described the documents as being white or cream in color, blackened in areas, and made of leather that was smooth, thick and stiff. It was also partly damaged, with the ink blurred and faint.

    According to some authors, the whole thing is extremely dangerous with the risk of open portals to bring the full Apocalypse down to Earth. Actually the Four Knights of the Apocalypse were probably inspired in the four Watchtowers or the four towers of the Aerth.


    That hint comes from the facts that: 
    1. The messengers / angels / spirits that John and Kelly contacted during the skrying sessions did not reveal the entire system, leaving the last parched pages to be written to complete the system, and 
    2. John Dee, despite been a student of the occult during most of his adult life, he didn't put the system in use. He never practices anything of it - or at least, such events were never recorded. 
    That's a very strange thing particularly coming from him, who dedicated more than 5 years just recording systematically every character, every word captured by Kelly during the session compiling what was estimated as around 400 volumes of notes! Why such an effort was applied to just bury everything in his library shelves? Curiosity satisfied, fear or he was unable to figure it out?

    Why a busy man like him spent so much time for nothing  and now there are so many people interested in use his material in ritual magic?

    What is the Enochian System of Magic?

    According to Wikipedia, the Enochian magic is a system of ceremonial magic based on the invocation and commanding of various spirits. It is based on the 16th-century writings of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly, who claimed that their information, including the revealed Enochian language, was delivered to them directly by various angels. Dee's journals contained the Enochian script, and the tables of correspondences that accompany it. Dee and Kelley believed their visions gave them access to secrets contained within the apocryphal Book of Enoch.

    The so-called Enochian Magic only came to existence through the works of the Order of the Golden Dawn Adepti at the end of the 1800's.


    NOTE: This post is a working in progress and will depend on our own progress in the Enochian magic.



    References

    • Enochian Magic for Beginners (Donald Tyson)
    • Angelic Language Vol.1 (Aaron Leitch)
    • The Lost Art of Enochian Magic (John DeSalvo PhD.)
    • Writings of John Dee (Wikipedia)

    Updates

    • 30/03/2016 - Post creation.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Compendium of the Universal Unity

    The Rosicrucian Vault revealed by AMORC! After many years of research on this subject I found, almost by accident, a presentation lecture available online about the Rosicrucian Vault. To my surprise, the publication holds the imprint of the AMORC Supreme Grand Lodge as an official publication.

     

    Released eBooks by Carlos Mills ::FRC XIII:
    1. The Rise of the Adepti Volume I: Rosicrucian Origins & Metaphysics
    2. The Rise of the Adepti Volume II: The College of the Adepti
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    Monday, October 26, 2015

    The 12 Rosicrucian Paths




    Is there a hidden layer of teaching in the AMORC Master Monographs? Is that layer of secrecy related to the purpose of some particular exercises/experiments conveyed in the high degrees related to the 12 Rosicrucian Paths? 

    May be as a result of my background in Anthropology and Archaeology I have a fascination for hidden chambers and mystery. Therefore, after 40 years of study and practice of A.M.O.R.C. teachings I become fascinated by the puzzle involving the hidden chambers or Inner Portals mentioned in the Order's lessons. It's like a big puzzle with clues hidden all over the Master Monographs. But happens that I am a very persistent seeker and I never give up.  

    I would like to recommend further studies on the Rosicrucian Tradition provided in my eBook: Rosicrucian Metaphysics available on Scribd


     

    Released eBooks by Carlos Mills ::FRC XIII:
    1. The Rise of the Adepti Volume I: Rosicrucian Origins & Metaphysics
    2. The Rise of the Adepti Volume II: The College of the Adepti
    3. The Rise of the Adepti Volume III: The Adept's Initiation Chamber (in preparation)
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    Summary

    • Introduction
    • Why 12 R+C Paths?
      • Clues to the Hidden Chambers
      • The Sacred Secret Chamber
      • The Personal "Note"
      • The Light Body Exercises
        • The Light Egg (A.M.O.R.C.)
        • The Egg Exercise (S.R.I.A.)
        • The Body of Light Activation (S.U.)
        • The Middle Pillar Ritual (H.O.G.D.)
        • MER-KA-BAH
      • Cosmic Spiral
        • AMORC Cosmic Spiral
        • Bringing Down the Light
      • Cosmic Counterpart 
    • What I Found So Far
      • Contacting with My HS
      • Body of Light & Related
      • Reaching the Personal Note
    • Conclusions
    • References
    • Update History
    • Comments



    Introduction


    Before I proceed sharing my findings with you I would like to say that I am a very methodical person and as a result I like to organize my studies carefully and systematically. Within an average period of 5 years, I usually do a review of my A.M.O.R.C. monographs. Each period I select a specific aspect of the studies to review, re-doing the experiments / exercises / practices that are related. That's the hard part, as I find very difficult to search in the documentation available (the Master Monographs) for all the pices of information required about a particular topic as they are among the scattered topics in the monographs. I also used to resource to my personal Cosmic Diary and notes. As I mentioned in related post, I have converted all my Master Monographs using the PDF format and uploaded them on my iPAD. However, the big difficult is that my preferred application, the GoodReader does not have the capability to perform a global search into the PDF file contents, only by file names. What I need in the search results is a list of all pdf files including in my search not only the false names but their contents. The results list should provide a brief preview (as child items) showing off in what context the keywords were found (by page) for each document.

    My wish list also includes the same capability to be implemented into the AMORC member section, allowing members of the high degrees to optimize their study reviews online - of course according to the level of security login access of each student. In that case, let's say if the student member is current studying up to the 10th Temple Degree, so they automatically should have access to all monographs up to the 10th (or to all degrees prior and including their current degree up to the current monograph). 

    Why 12 R+C Paths?


    With this post I would like to share with you my insights during my current period of reviewing my Rosicrucian studies. I am planning to present my findings progressively as I progress in my current review. I hope Blogger will keep my subscribers informed by the constant updates that will be required to reflect the progress in my study review.

    I must confess that I only become aware of the 12 Rosicrucian Paths after reading Raymond Bernard's book entitled "The Secret Houses of the Rosicrucians", p.29, quoting:

    "Each of the twelve "Secret [Rosicrucian] Houses" have a particular and specified raison d'etre. Each is bound to a established discipline of the Rosicrucian Order in itself, and this signifies that there are in this tradition TWELVE PATHS, or again that the postulant, in order to profit from the Rosicrucian technique, must possess an interior "Note" corresponding with TWELVE NOTES which form the keyboard of the Rosicrucian Order. This means also that  the Rosicrucian tradition has TWELVE PATHS OR CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN THE SAME OUTER VISIBLE ORGANISATION. ALSO, THAT THE RESULT FROM THE SAME TEACHINGS, THE SAME TECHNIQUE OR METHOD, TWELVE DIFFERENT OUTCOMES CAN BE ATTAINED, AND ALL CORRESPOND IN THE LAST ANALYSIS TO THE FINAL STATE OF ROSE-CROIX. This explanation does not mean that there are twelve different outer organisations. It is in the same outer organisation that these twelve possibilities are united”. (Bernard, 1968)

    Raymond Bernard, Grand Master of the A.M.O.R.C. French Jurisdiction in the 1960’s, placed special emphasis on those special exercises as a condition to contact the Rosicrucian Masters. However, the lack of clear references or in-depth development of such techniques in the Master Monographs leaves the student guessing how to do it properly how to put together all their bits and pieces, and probably rare students would be able to figure that out. 

    But it is also true that when talking with a Frater friend of mine, many years ago, while he was studying the High Degrees (more advanced in degrees than myself at that time), I recall that he mentioned about hidden clues that may lead the student to secret chambers or portals connecting to inner planes of the Masters among the teachings. Recently I also found reference about the 12 R+C Paths re-reading my old Rosicrucian Manual were HSL mentioned clearly that the Rosicrucian system offers to the student 12 ways to reach the Cosmic Harmonization and the contact with the Great White Brotherhood of the Masters.

    However, I think that was Venerable Fra. Bernard's experiences reported in his book that triggered the recall of some very definite points I found in the Master Monographs. Therefore, I would like to share with my readers some passages of that book, which will give more background on the subjects discussed in this post.

    "The official monographs of our Order, the works published under the authority of, our tradition, the articles and conferences of our beloved Imperator as well as my own writings and explanations, repeat without ceasing that the Rosicrucian Order AMORC gives to its members the means of visible initiation which permits them one day to reach the invisible brotherhood. In other words it is often said that the Rosicrucian Order is the authentic VISIBLE way towards the INVISIBLE brotherhood of the Rose-Croix. The work, zeal and perseverance leads the sincere member to the state of initiatic understanding required for admission among the adepts of the Invisible Fraternity where THOSE WHO ARE READY are received. One can understand as a consequence that the invisible fraternity of the Rose-Croix IS CONCERNED with the activities of its outer organization - The Rosicrucian Order AMORC — both collectively and by the progress of each of its members. This progress is evaluated not by the mass of monographs studied, but by the TRUE development realized by the Rosicrucian and above all if a member knows how to USE the visible methods confided in him by the outer Rose-Croix, and if, in consequence, he has built an inner structure of sufficient value to show THAT HE IS READY. Then he can be assured that the doors of the inner Rose-Croix will be opened when the right moment comes. The responsibility of his own advancement is thus left to each member. He will inevitably reap by sincere work, immeasurably more understanding and efficiency and in the last analysis his life will be better, more orderly and happier." 

    Raymond Bernard (1923-2006)
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    The Sacred Secret Chamber


    Clues start to be disclosed in the 10th Temple Degree. Seems that some of the exercises or practices tought in that degree are directly aimed to lead the student to access the first of the secret chambers called the 10th Sacred Secret Chamber. 



    My Concept of the 10th Sacred Secret Chamber Portal

    According to the Order teachings that chamber should be accessed via the 10th Temple Degree's Initiation Ritual (Personal Sanctum version). That ritual should be conducted in the student private Sanctum (personal altar). Allegorically the secret chamber is considered to be located at the King's Chamber at the core of the Great Piramid of Egypt. Decoding the allegory, the Great Piramid represents the student's body and the King's Chamber their psychic heart centre. 

    That secret chamber requires from the seeker certain components to be created and astraly assembled as a personal Key to open the sealed chamber. As such, the ritual includes 5 parts:

    1. Dark Portal: Visualize the Secret Chamber's dark portal (as illustrated above).
    2. Golden Key: Perform the part of the Initiation Ritual to get a number and a word or frase to use in the next step. which the later is the chamber's key to contact the student's Higher Self.
    3. Golden Seal: Perform the part of the Initiation Ritual to create a visualized composite made of a Triangular tought-form placing the received Word, the Number and the HS on each vertice.
    4. Entering into the Chamber: Visualise the Golden Seal until the feeling of entering into the chamber. Suggestion: use the skrying technique, visualizing a 3D Golden Seal and projecting through it. After get into the chamber, the student's Inner Master (HS) should be called asking for guidance.
    5. Open to receive an Inner Master (HS) message.



    NOTES
    • The Word: Further instruction on The Word can be found in the AMORC-D11T-MM#010 (PT).
    • HS Contact: Further instructions to contact the HS can be found in the AMORC-D10T-MM#018 (PT). 
    • The last two steps should be used as a regular meditation practice to contact the HS getting its guidance. Also is important to noticed that particular details about the above mentioned ritual cannot be disclosed here as a result of my personal vous to the Order. 



    We can conclude so far that this ritual is the first basic step to enter into the other high chambers, which requires the guidance of the seeker's HS. Please, refer to the section Contacting with My HS in this article for my personal account while performing that exercise. 

    Clues to the Hidden Chambers


    I am still believing in the words of our first Imperator, Harvey Spencer Lewis (HSL), when he mentioned that he was "authorized" to pass only clues that may lead the student's to follow their own inner path. Beyond that the student must figured the path out by themselves with the assistance of their Higher Selves or by contacting a Masters of wisdom, receiving the knowledge but acquiring the wisdom by their own direct experience. 

    An example of such clues can be found in the first Master Monograph of the 11th Temple degree:


    My concept of the Inner Temple plus the Chamber's Notes
    "That place where you are sitting now (in visualization) is the first chamber from a series of preparatory chambers. The place where you are is part of a large temple. A large squared building having in its center one temple in the likeness of a six pointed star, or two triangles interlaced [forming a Hexagram]. It is a majestic temple, silent and plenty of peace. Around the star temple there are 12 small preparation chambers like the one you are, that is the first one of the series." (AMORC-D11T-MM#001 (PT) p.6)
    For instance, I had an insight that the temple outer chamber, to which HSL was referring to, was the one related to my Astro Sign, which is Pieces. Therefore, the note that I should use there is A.

    However, apart from the reference above and to a secret chamber in the 10th Temple degree also referred above, no other specific references can be found in the entire volume of MM until the end of the 12th Temple degree detailing any aspects of those 12 chambers.

    So I decided to seek for indirect clues that may lead the student to experience some of the 12 Rosicrucian Paths. Below are listed some of the most important exercises given by AMORC, an when available, similar or complimentary exercises found in other tradition that may help my fellow seekers figured out something about those paths.

    The Personal "Note"


    Since I reached the 12th Temple Degree, I realized the importance of the experiment / exercise designed to assist the student to find their personal NOTE. That experiment is described in details in the Master Monographs: AMORC-MM-D12T#032 & 033 (PT). The experiment in focus is based into the concept of Cosmic Harmonization, where the student find the dominant note (vibration) that can synch itself with the dominant vibration note of their psychic (Astral) body. Not to mention that having the personal Note is regarded as an essential step to be accepted into the Master's Secret Chambers, particularly to make contact with the Invisible R+C Fraternity.

    In the referred monographs we also found that ",,, in the moment that we get into the meditation state with the intention to harmonize with the Cosmic we start to harmonize ourselves with the Cosmic vibrations related with our consciousness and expressed to our senses musically." Later the Master Monograph informs that our lower harmonic vibration can be herd psychically (using the psychic ear) like the sound of a Harp. 

    That sound has a precise correspondency into the Yoga system. You may refer to the image below depicting each of the Cosmic sounds (related to the vibration of each Chakra or psychic center). The Harp sound can be heard as the third in the sequence, as we always start to perceive the Bumble Bee like sound first, then the Flaute and them the Harp. The Harp vibration is the manifestation our Solar Plexus center, related with our Vital Force and our Astral/Emotional body. 



    The student of yoga practices like Kryia Yoga uses the OM Technique to perceive the inner sounds, one by one util they reach the psychic perception of the supreme OM (or AUM), which connects the seeker with the Cosmic Conciousness.

    Actually, using the OM Technique the student is able, after certain period of attunement with the Cosmic vibration, to select or isolate a specific inner sound, like the Harp music. That technique is usually performed using a meditation armrest, invented in India by the old sages. 



    The OM Tecnique can be performed very easily but requires persistent traing to achieve noticeable results, but no musical skills. The practioner needs to sit on a comfortable place, spine straight and using a rythm  breath. The image below illustrate the positions of the hand and the support for the arms to help concentration on the inner sounds.


    Credits: Ex-Premie.org


    AMORC on the other hand doesn't provide a clear set of procedures to achive such an important milestone for the student psychic development. The instructions resource to some music theory (which is not familiar to the average student - like myself). That's the reason why I tried to find complimentary information about this exercise in other traditions, like Kryia Yoga. As I pratice both systems, AMORC and Kryia Yoga, I decided to mix some complimentary practices like that one. 


    Research with the Diatonical Scale vs Chakras


    As a further study in the search for the Personal Note / Keynote, or how to relate the chakras with the musical diatonical scale  I found a very interesting article that I would like to share part with you to clarify our subject at hand.


    Credits: Diatonic Scale in the Chromatic Circle

    Table of Correspondence between the Diatonic Scale and the Musical Notes
    C [Do] - D [Re] - E [Mi] - F [Fa] - G [Sol] - A [La] - B [Si]

    "Another aspect of sonic chakra resonance has to do with the actual frequency or keynote of each chakra. There a multitudinous different keynotes and scales with regard to this. I often will simply sound the vowels on a monotone (in the same key) and let the harmonic (and the specific formant of the vowel) create the chakra resonance. 
    When I do use different frequencies (or keynote) to use for each chakra, I prefer a diatonic major scale, starting on the note C. This is one of the most popular systems utilized to resonate the chakras. It is, as I have said, merely a system and there are others.
    Of particular note is that the fundamental frequencies used for this system are harmonically related-that is the notes are the natural result of the geometric vibrations of a given string (brought within a single octave). The tuning is different than that of a keyboard (which utilizes a C that vibrates at 261 Hz). The notes that are createdcreated from the harmonically related scale are based upon the harmonics created from the fundamental notes of the note C that vibrates at 256 cycles per second (and then having the harmonics transposed down so that the fit within the octave of that C note). 256 Hz. is a harmonic of 1 cycle a second. Many believe this keynote to be in natural resonance with many of the frequencies of the Earth itself. Some belief it is a harmonic of the actual frequency of the Earth. 
    The following is the system that I have utilized for the CHAKRA CHANTS and it's follow up recordings:


    7th CHAKRA

    Crown - Sahasrara 
    Keynote: B 
    Frequency: 480 Hz. 
    Vowel: Eee 
    Bija: Om
    Element: All 
    Shabd Sound: Om 
    Energy: Transcendence

    6th CHAKRA

    3rd Eye - Ajna
    Keynote: 
    Frequency: 426.7 Hz. 
    Vowel: Aye 
    Bija: Sham 
    Element: All 
    Shabd Sound: Bells/Space 
    Energy: Insight, Wisdom 

    5th CHAKRA

    Throat - Vishuddhi
    Keynote: G
    Frequency: 384 Hz. 
    Vowel: Eye 
    Bija: Ham 
    Element: Ether 
    Shabd Sound: Crickets
    Energy: Communication, Creation

    4th CHAKRA 

    Heart - Anahata
    Keynote: F
    Frequency: 341. 3 Hz.
    Vowel: Ah 
    Bija: Yam 
    Element: Air 
    Shabd Sound: Wind 
    Energy: Compassion, Love 

    3rd CHAKRA

    Navel - Manipura 
    Keynote: E 
    Vowel: Oh 
    Frequency: 320 Hz. 
    Bija: Ram
    Element: Fire 
    Shabd Sound: Roaring Fire 
    Element: Fire 
    Energy: Power 

    2nd CHAKRA

    Sacral - Svadisthana 
    Keynote: D
    Frequency: 288 Hz 
    Vowel: Ooo 
    Bija: Vam 
    Element: Water 
    Shabd Sound: Ocean 
    Energy: Life Energy

    lst CHAKRA

    Root - Muladhara 
    Keynote: C 
    Frequency: 256 Hz.
    Vowel: Uh 
    Bija: Lam 
    Element: Earth 
    Shabd Sound: Thunder/Earthquake
    Energy: Grounding"
    (Goldman, 2014)
    I really don't know if the music scale proposed by Goldman has a perfect correspondence with the vibrations of each chakra tought by Kryia Yoga and heard by the psychic ear of the student. I am offering this resource as an alternative way to solve the riddle. Any contribution resulted from personal experiments or further research will be appreciated.


    Research with the Chromatic Scale (12 notes)


    Even though HSL mentioned that the Personal Note may sound like the music of an Harp and lead us to look at the Diatonical system (7 notes/Chakras), the whole system seems to point to the number 12 thus seems to indicate that the Chromatic scale should be investigated.


    Credits: Chromatic Scale (Wikipedia)

    That scale may fit the proposed 12 Paths, each one under the vibration of a specific musical note. We may use the diagram above, which shows the corresponding notes from the Diatonical scale so that we can use, for instance, an instrument or a Master Key 13 Notes Pitch Pipe for the exercise to find the Personal Note.



    Finally, more on the Personal Note, I would like to quote the words of Fra. Raymond Bernard:

    "Whoever is ready for the Rosicrucian Way has latent within himself, the twelve notes or qualities but, according to the play of evolution, IT IS BY ONE NOTE - HIS NOTE - THAT HE MUST FOLLOW HIS PATH TO ENLIGHTEMENT. Moreover, the twelve notes are in such concord that progress on one note “entails”, so to speak, a harmonious progression to the eleven others, even though these are not "wide awake", and this shows the underlying unity, from where the postulants advance through the twelve doors of the same dwelling.. You will have rightly deduced that each of the twelve houses represents a note. It shelters those who have REALISED the state of ROSE-CROIX through the note which it expresses. Moreover, in each house the twelve adepts, each represent also a note, or Path — the note or Path which has been his main characteristic in the final degree he has attained." (Bernard, 1977, p.30)

    The Light Body Exercises





    According to Fra. Stavish, "The origin of the “body of light” is seen in gnostic literature as early as the first century. However, extensive documentation and theory exist in Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Indian literature and practices of an earlier date. Under the general heading of chi kung, or Chinese internal alchemy, these practices are designed to create and mature a body of subtle astral and etheric energy that is capable of existence independent of material consciousness. This body is also thought to be capable of infusing the material body with sufficient energy to allow it to become more subtle and ‘etherial’. This ‘etherialization’ is said to make the physical body, under the direction of the adept, capable of de-materialization at the time of death. Enoch, Ezekiel, the ascension of Jesus, his mother Mary, and even Mohammed with his horse, are often given as examples of this form of dematerialization in Western spiritual literature." (Stavish, 1997)

    References about the Body of Light may vary in denominations and some times that ethereal body is called the Cosmic Egg, Light Egg, etc. A.M.O.R.C. teachings does not tell us much about it. However, there are few references about the Egg exercise, even in the Internet. I have a copy from a message board which describes that exercise, quoted below.

    I have included the reference to that exercise as part of the techniques related to the access to the 12 Rosicrucian Paths as it seems related to the development of the student's Light Body, which is an essential condition for the contact with the Invisible Fraternity according to Fra. Raymond Bernard.


    Credits: Light Grid

    Below, I would like to give you other versions of that exercise to compare with the teachings included in the referred Master Monographs.

    The Light Egg Exercise


    A.M.O.R.C. calls this exercise as the Light Egg and can be found in the AMORC-D11T-MM#129 (PT). A brief description of this exercise is included here for your comparison. 

    "Relax and visualize yourself surrounded by a large oval shell of light. Think about the oval light surrounding and enveloping you. Feel and seem its brightness. Expectedly, after the third or fourth day you would be able to perceive it's brightness in a dark room. You should visualize that light coming dawn to you and not emanating from you, like a big cloud of light perfectly white; like an open space and looking oval at the center where you should be." SourceAMORC-D11T-MM#129 p.4 (PT).

    As you can see, at least in my version of the Master Monographs dating from the 80's, the reference to that important exercise for the development of the student's mystical path is very brief leaving just an outline of the implicit process. So I decided to include other exercises from other esoteric teachings to illustrate even deeper the process as well expanding its practice. 

    The Egg Exercise (S.R.I.A.) 


    From the R+C-FS-FORUM I received the Egg Exercise: "Most of you know at least some version of this technique, so we'll just outline the most effective way its built within the ranks of the Rose+Cross/Croix, Martinist, Templar and Rosicrucian systems. 


    As a priest and a minor representative of one of the many Rosicrucian outfits out there (S.R.I.A.), I will pass on to you the process of "putting on the Armour," use this technique whenever you feel down (and up) but particularly every night at 7PM and/or 8PM, where thousands of us do this same exercise ... How to become a Brother/Sister of the Light. 


    I've spent many years in many Orders and at present even represent a few. In all that time the most important practice, exercise, whatever you wish to call it, is the Egg Exercise. I know that Lewis  [HSL] didn't fully expound on it until the eleventh degree, but with alot of hints along the way. This exercise has been found in all true occult and mystical orders, and I truly feel that Lewis should have started people off with this exercise as soon as they started the Temple Degrees. (...) THERE ARE NO EXERCISES AS IMPORTANT AS THIS ONE. For this is the one that leads to our Transfiguration. Do this to charge the water you drink morning and night, do this before and during your breathing exercises, etc. As you read it you will understand. Standing, siting, laying down, in the shower, on the throne, doing dishes, weeding, running a front loader, doing data entry, writing a grant, forklifting, brushing your teeth, whatever, this exercise must become a major part of your life. This is the first part of the technique of being able to "pray unceasingly." If you are a priest or priestess, practice standing because this starts full blown with your vesting prayers and is the key to bringing down the force at the Epiclesis

    1. Relax (that's a key to everything), do a set of Complete Breaths the Master's Breath if you can, but don't worry about it yet. 
    2. Imagine a basketball size sun just above your head, a shaft of light and fire connects this ball with Sol of or solar system, feeding it fire, energy, Love, Light, Life, etc., etc. 
    3. Now a shaft of fire comes down from your personal sun and enters the top of your head at the crown, and travels down your neck and into your heart where it explodes into a shower of sparks. 
    4. Tons of sparks start working their way down your torso, spreading light, fire, heat, energy all through your body. Pushing all negativity, darkness, stain, fat, everything you don't need down your body, it just falls away into the earth (The Great Mother can transmute it), pouring out of the arches of your feet. 
    5. The sparks travel down into your stomach, intestines, hips, legs, knees, all the way down, pushing out dirt and darkness, until finally it reaches the toes and stops. 
    6. You then begin to fill with fire, your feet, ankles, legs hips, fire, energy, everywhere, causing the body to completely relax from the heat. 
    7. Always being fed from above, then the sparks start to fall down the arms doing the same, pushing out the darkness, then filling up with Light. 
    8. You can feel yourself cleansing, energizing, blood turning to gas, relaxing deeper, a slight feeling of expansion from the heat, as the fire fills up your neck, jaw, eyes, nose, brain, finally the crown. Your body is completely on fire, full of Light and Love from the Sun itself. 
    9. You can begin to feel the pressure build at the crown for you are still being fed from above, until finally the sparks explode out of the top of your head and showers down around you, behind and in front, on both sides sparks pushing away all darkness from you. 
    10. As these sparks come down they begin to pull closer to the body until they slip under and enter into the arches of your feet. Then it really begins to flow. Up the body, out, down, and around, always being fed from the sun above so the sparks turn into a mass of fire, flowing faster and faster, in, up, out, down and around, spreading farther and farther from you so you start to appear as a sun yourself. Nothing can touch you unless it or they are as bright or brighter than you, lest they be burned. 
    This is the Robe of Glory, the Force, this will become the key to our Transfiguration when it gets strong enough. Surround yourself in it, surround your car as you drive, surround your loved ones in it. Most of you know this, but how many do it? If you get nothing else out of this series of lessons get this one. With practice it will get stronger, then when you get emotionally involved with this its power will leap to bounds unheard of, this is the key to personal magnetism, the key to true healing, this is how you attract your true teacher, by how much light you project with your mouth shut."
    Paul F. Case saw it this way: 
    "The higher technique of these exercises in creative imagination has to do with building the pattern of the deathless "Solar Body," which is symbolized by the rising sun in the background of Key 13. Few persons know that such a body can be built. Fewer still are aware that some human beings actually have built such a vehicle. The race thought runs counter to this idea. We mistakenly suppose that everyone must die."
    This practice must be done for every exercise, ritual and liturgy you ever do, for without it you have no power to throw pentagrams, charge talismans, defend your home, yourself or others, invoke, evoke, heal yourself or others, perform the Liturgy or even pray effectively, let alone anything else of a nature you may wish to do." (Holcomb, 2000)

    The Light Body Activation Exercise (Summit University)


    The exercise described below is a summary of the lessons from Dr Joshua published in audio CDs by the Summit University (Stone, 2014):

    1. Prepare yourself focusing inwards.
    2. Relax and breath rhythmically.
    3. Focuse you intention of reaching your Monad, high above your head (higher chakras).
    4. Call your Monad to merge its Divine Light with the light of every cell in your body, expanding your Body of Light. 
    5. Feel the Divine Light comming down, merging with the light of your cells, each and all of them, expanding into a glorious body of white Light expanding all around you like a luminous egg of Light. Feel it invensible, indestructible, impenetrable, and invisible to all misqualified forces of the Universe.
    6. Then feel that Light also connecting to the centre of the Earth, like a Pillar of Light directly from the Cosmic Source, linking Havens and Earth. Feel the connection and the pulsating vibration running back and forth making you a living and conscious cosmic link.

    The Middle Pillar Ritual


    This exercise was developed by Israel Regardie as supporting technique for the students of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the beginning of the last century. The version published here was combination of my notes over an article published by EarthLink. The exercise uses kabbalistic and hermetic principles and was clearly based in the Egg Exercise above.
    This is a powerful energy-invoking exercise used to bring down the Divine Light, into the body of the Initiate. Once the Light has been installed in the Heart (point 9 below), it may effectively be channelled outward as healing and transformative energy through the palm of the hand as a pure white Ray of force, towards whatever object is intended as recipient.

    This exercise stands by itself as an energy focusing work, and may be utilized by any Initiate on a regular basis -- and certainly ought to be activated before attempting any transmittal of healing energy. It may also be done as part of a longer ritual process, such as following the LBPR and the Rose+Cross Rite, in that order. In this way, the LBPR clears and purifies your space; the Rose+Cross establishes a clear white background and connects the majors chakras upon which to work.



    1. Stand in the Temple (or other location) facing West. (This is because you are taken to be standing in the East, source of the Divine Light as it manifests on the Earth plane.)
    2. Arms are stretched out straight to both sides. On your right (the North) is the Black Pillar of Severity; on your left (the South) is the White Pillar of Mercy. You stand in between as the Kabbalistic Middle Pillar of Balance.
    3. A blindingly brilliant white light, the Light of the Infinite Self (Ain Soph Aur) originates far above your head, coming into the Crown (Saharshra chakra) forming a sphere the size of your head. Vibrate, strongly: EH-EI-EH ("I AM")
    4. When this is felt strongly, allow the light to descend to the Daath center (throat chakra).) Vibrate: YHVH ELOHIM (I Am the Mighty One of God.)
    5. Allow the Light to descend further to the heart center (Tiphareth/Anahatta chakra). Vibrate: YHVH ELOAH VE-DAATH. (I Am the Lord of Knowledge.)
    6. Allow the Light to descend through the Solar Plexus, down to the Svadisthana Chakra (generational center) at Yesod. Vibrate: SHADDAI EL-CHAI (Lord of Life.)
    7. Allow the Light to descend further, through the Muladhara Chakra (root center) and all the way down to the earth, gaining density as it progresses. Vibrate: ADNI HA-ARETZ (Lord of the Earth.)
    8. The Divine Light now surrounds the whole body of the Initiate.
    9. Allow it to ascend back up to center it in the Heart, where it becomes established in fullness.
    10. From this Center, visualize the Divine Light circulating around you, while doing a rhythmic breath, starting in your upper front side and circulating down below your feet towards the back and closing up over the head. 
    11. While continuing doing a rhythmic breath, visualize the Divine Light circulating now down to the right side, passing below your feet, running around your left side until the to of the head.
    12. After been filling the strong circulation of the energy around you get you attention back to you heart center. From that center, fell your entire body of Divine Light vibrating in height cosmic octaves , connected above with the Cosmic Source and below with the energy center of our Plane Earth. Fill the FLOW. (Adapted description from EarthLink article)


    Credits: Light Grid


    MER-KA-BAH


    Another important aspect of the Body of Light is called by the Kabbalah as the MER-KA-BAH (MRKBh). Old Kabbalistic traditions kept the teachings about the Divine Vehicle secret to the profane. However, today its knowledge and study are becoming very popular through the Drunvalo Melkizedeck workshops and the Magnified Healing initiations. 



    But what is that? What's the Merkabah? From my point of view, the Merkabah is the Cosmic Energy Structure of the BOL. It's based on the Sacred Geometry of the Tetrahedron and its energy flow attributes. Our BOL is generated by spinning the Merkabah to the speed of light, which generate a powerful field around the practitioner providing an environment of protection and a way to raise the personal vibration to the higher Cosmic levels, accelerating our spiritual evolution and contact with the higher planes.



    Drunvalo Melkizedek provided a simple technique to develop the MERKABAH.

    Cosmic Spiral


    The Cosmic Spiral is ranked in the AMORC studies as an ESSENTIAL practice in the higher degrees. That practice is related to one of the corner stones of the Rosicrucian teaching, the Cosmic Harmonization. Or the ability by the student to exchange energies with the Cosmos, rising their own vibrations transmuting their bodies preparing to reach higher levels of consciousness. As such it has to be considered as one of the 12 Rosicrucian paths to Enlightenment. 


    Credits: AMORC-D11T-MM#43-p.3 (PT) Cosmic Spiral

    The Master Monograph referred above describes the Cosmic Spiral exercise in detail, so here  I am providing just a summary of it.

    Basic Practice (AMORC-D11T-MM#43 (PT))

    1. Lay down and relax.
    2. Feel your Solar Plexus area (30 cm in diameter) rising its temperature and energy.
    3. After some time, visualize that energy rising in a clockwise spiral from the center of that area and opening its loops as it rises above your body and exponentially expanding its loops until reaching thousands of kilometers of diameter, or involving the entire Universe.
    4. Continue rising the spiral util its point of origin become noticeable warm.
    5. After performing this exercise for some time you'll start to feel an incoming Cosmic Energy from above following the spiral axis and penetrating into you Solar Plexus.

    At this stage you will start to get into perfect harmonization between the Macro and Micro Cosmos realizing the meaning of the Emerald Tablet: "As above, so below...". So, this exercise expands the Adept's Cosmic Consciousness allowing them to contact the Cosmic Intelligences. 

    Advanced Practices (AMORC-D12T-MM#36-37 (PT))

    Combine this exercise with the Light Egg exercise.

    Combine this exercise using your personal Note, vibrating it while feeling the warm sensation in your Solar Plexus.

    Project your consciousness through the spiral and feel its regenerative effects in your body. 

    Perform the Cosmic Spiral sitting on a chair changing the cardinal direction each time util you can determine the best direction for the practice.


    ATTENTIONThose are summaries only of the steps related with the Cosmic Spiral exercise and should not be used by non members to perform this exercise. Total access to the referred Master Monographs are ESSENTIAL for the correctness and completeness of its practice.


    Bringing Down the Light Ritual



    From my studies with the Ordo Stella Matutina I would like to bring to you this wonderful ritual related with the Cosmic Spiral. This ritual was part of the studies but made public in the order's website for members. Today the order is inactive and their site was shutdown.


    Credits: OSM Bringing Down the Light

    1. "After taking a ritual bath, sit quietly for a few moments of meditation, facing the Eastern part of your temple space. 
    2. When you feel ready, stand and place both of your hands over your heart center, one hand crossing the other. 
    3. Visualize a great brilliant Light which occupies a space that is both above you and beyond you in the East. 
    4. As you contemplate this Light, visualize the figure of a white triangle traced in the brilliance before you. The white ofthe triangle shimmers and pulses iridescently.
    5. When the vision is very strong, bring your right hand straight out in front of you and your left hand just in front of your heart area, palm outward.
    6. With your right hand, trace a large spiral in the air in front of you (begin at the outer left-hand edge of the spiral and go clockwise). 
    7. Bring the spiral slowly in toward you as you trace it. 
    8. When your right hand reaches your left hand, join both hands together with the fingers interlocking and turn them so that the knuckles of your hand touch your heart area, and the palms face outward. This is the Sign of the Spiraling Light.
    9. As you perform this, visualize the Divine Light spiraling in a funnel shape toward you.
    10. Say the words, "Let the white brilliance of the Divine Spirit descend!" As you do so, feel a flood of the Divine Light course through your entire body, from your head to your feet. The Light then centers itself at your heart area. Be aware of the connection that exists between your body and the universal Light. 
    11. Equilibrate this Light through your body by performing the Qabalistic Cross.
    12. Then say the words, "Khabs Am Pekht, Konx Om Pax, Light in Extension." 
    13. Make three complete clockwise circuits around the boundaries of your temple space, all the while envisioning that you are carrying the Divine Light around the temple in a spiral of energy from the area of your heart. 
    14. After completing the third circumambulation, return to the East and face West.
    15. Imagine the white triangle of Light firmly established in the center of your temple space. See it vividly.
    16. Continue meditating for as long as you like.
    17. when you are finished, make three counter-clockwise circumambulations of the temple all the while envisioning the white triangle in the center of the room disintegrating. 
    18. Imagine the Divine Light from the triangle flowing back through your heart center and up into the greater triangle of Light above you. 
    19. At the end of the circumambulation, turn again toward the East and, with your hands interlocked over your heart, begin the Reverse Spiral of Light, which is simply the total reversal of the Sign of the Spiraling Light.
    20. Pause and perform again the Qabalistic Cross for equilibration." (OSM, 2009)


    As may noticed the ritual described above has many similarities and elements found in the AMORC rituals and exercises tought in the higher degrees, such as the Triangle of Lights (9T), Cosmic Spiral (11-12T), etc.


    Cosmic Counterpart


    Another important exercise given by AMORC teachings that is related to the Cosmic Spiral and to the Body of Light is the Cosmic Counterpart or Etheric Blueprint.



    AMORC teaches us that in the Cosmic matrix lays our original blueprint, something like the template we leave on the sand by our body. That's the counterpart that our consciousness left in the Cosmic before entering into you physical body. To obtain perfect regeneration for our body and renewable energy you must re-match with your counterpart to assume its original qualities and connection with the restoring vital force. Here I'll provide a brief summary of the exercise provided in the AMORC-D12T-MM#47 (PT).

    1. Get yourself into deep meditation, preferably after done the Cosmic Spiral exercise, thus having achieved advanced Cosmic Harmonization.
    2. Visualize the Cosmic as the sands of a beach.
    3. Visualize your Cosmic Counterpart as the perfect template/blueprint for your body waiting for you to rematch.
    4. Visualize yourself filling your cosmic template completely until you feel that you have fit in it perfectly.
    5. Become conscious of the Cosmic space around you and become one with it. 
    6. Then feel the vital power of the Cosmic permeating every part of your body restoring your vitally and your regenerative powers, physically and psychically.


    ATTENTIONThose are summaries only of the steps related with the Cosmic Counterpart exercise and should not be used by non members to perform this exercise. Total access to the referred Master Monographs are ESSENTIAL for the correctness and completeness of its practice.



    What I Found So Far


    In that section I'll give you a brief description of my finding for each of the Secret a Chambers mentioned in the Master Monographs. 

    Contacting with My HS


    Let's started with what I recall to be first step into the 12 R+C Chambers, the one mentioned in the Initiation of the 10th Temple Degree, the chamber related with the contact with the HS, to which I can say I have got the expected results far back in the 80's. I can recall how it happened as if was happening now. I have been contacting that chamber ever since.

    However, the way it happened was a bit different from the instructions I received from the 10th Degree Temple monographs. As I said, recalling the day I was accepted to get into the inner chamber was a eventful morning. Then it was lunch time and I was sitting on the edge of the office garden in Brasilia, DF, Brazil, holding the 11th Temple Degree Monograph closed in my hands and looking at its front cover recapitulating its contents and teachings.


    AMORC-D11T#10 Cover (Português)

    I also recall from my Cosmic Diary (my journal) that I was studying the 11th Temple Degree lesson related to the preparation required to receive/perceive my personal WORD. As you my noticed, the cover illustration above depicts a Portal beautifully and skillfully drawn by HSL himself. While rehearsing the teachings and looking at the monograph cover I entered into a spontaneous state of deep contemplation looking through the Portal without focusing onto its details. Suddenly, I felt myself in a totally different place; some kind of vast area showing some landscape. Today I realized that I had a skrying experience without knowing the technique. 

    Then I focused my attention into that landscape and I saw a perfectly squared white building. Immediately I noticed a strong luminosity comming from the base of the building, just in the middle of the wall I was facing. I felt an irresistible attraction to that spot and I started moving toward it. As I arrived on the spot I noticed that it was an entrance to a vast room. I stepped in and started to feel its dimensions, when a pledge popped up in my mind: "I want to know my personal WORD!". That's when I saw written in big letters of fire before me my WORD! And at the same time a chorus of celestial voices started to vibrate the WORD in a particular musical note... I was absorbing each peace of that auditory vision when I had an impulse to vibrate it by myself, which provoked an emanation of pure white Light coming from all directions penetrating into my body, being whole with the Light... I felt regenerated by the Divine Light and its infinite LOVE. I think I was there for long time until my mind gave an alarm for my return to my job duties. Actually, few minutes have just passed...

    After that moment I immediately took basic notes about was happened and later with more details in my journals. However, as the experience described above was strangely different from what I was expecting, based on the teaching of the 10th Temple Degree, I became a bit confused about the whole thing and only years after the event I realized what really happened at that moment. Today I knew the reason of my confusion. The experience happened in reversed steps comparing to the guidelines provided by the 10th Degree monographs. For instance, I started with the Portal (not the Dark One) but was not required to have a NUMBER nor the WORD or to create the Golden Seal. On the contrary, I need to get into the chamber first and in there I received my personal WORD to contact my HS. Also I realised that is the chamber of my HS and that I can go back there any time I want to be bathed in the regenerating Divine Light and contact my HS. 

    Body of Light & Related Exercises 


    Since I have reached some matured understanding of what the spiritual development is about I realized the importance of the Cosmic Harmonization (CH) or Cosmic Attunement and the development of the Body of Light (BOL).
    Again, in my understanding, is through the CH that we start to tap into the Cosmic Energy Matrix, which can be used for regeneration of our physical bodies as well for all four lower bodies (Physical, Etheric, Emotional and Mental).
    Since we can reach a reasonable level of CH we can start to work with the BOL, which is the most important vehicle of manifestation for our Higher/Inner Self. Esoteric Traditions tell us that is not the Astral or Psych body, but a higher vibrational body attuned with the Solar Etheric energies and that's our future vehicle of higher evolution. If someone has fully developed their BOL they can transfer ones consciousness during the Transition (death process) into that body becoming a truly immortal being (keeping their consciousness).
    So far I am currently be able to charge my BOL enough to feel it very clearly. That was the result of experimenting with different techniques and practices. For instance, after receiving an initiation on how to activate my MERKABA (Cosmic structure of the BOL) the process started and was magnified with the Light Egg Exercise / Middle Pillar Ritual combined with Cosmic Counterpart and the Light Activation exercises. 
    Wow! You may say... That's a lot to take in... But it's not. It's the result of a long term commitment to practice using whatever time I have, anywhere including in my personal Sanctum. After some time the exercises start to melt between each other saving a lot of extra time and proving an instantaneous inner attunement. 
    The key is PERSEVERANCE...and guidance from your Higher Self.

    Reaching the Personal Note


    What I am about to say was a personal and direct experience and may not apply for every one. 
    I usually wake up with my alarm clock (actually from my iPhone) at 6:30 AM. After some time I started to spontaneously wake up half hour earlier and guided by my HS to perform the combined exercises of CS+CC+OT*. That combination has being very powerful as I usually feel a strong pulse connection with the Cosmic energy with the CS and the revitalizing effects of the CC. But the most interesting effect was obtained after that, when I was guided to use the OM Technique (OT). Starting from the basic chakra (Muladhara), I was able to focus my attention on each chakra and hear its psychic sound until I reach the Third Eye (Ajna), where we hear all sounds mixed like One sound. At that point I realised that this sound is my Personal Note, which is the necessary achievement to reach the Cosmic OM at the Crown chakra (Sahasrara).

    Conclusions


    In this section I will draw my conclusions regarding the secret chamber and the 12 secret Rosicrucian paths to self-realization. 

    As a food for thought, let's consider this quote from Fra. RB above. 

    "This progress is evaluated not by the mass of monographs studied, but by the TRUE development realized by the Rosicrucian and above all if a member knows how to USE the visible methods confided in him by the outer Rose-Croix, and if, in consequence, he has built an inner structure of sufficient value to show THAT HE IS READY. Then he can be assured that the doors of the inner Rose-Croix will be opened when the right moment comes. The responsibility of his own advancement is thus left to each member."

    • What's the "True development" that should be realized by the Rosicrucian student?
    • How should the student build an "inner structure"?
    • What's this required "inner structure"? 
    • How to evaluate such "inner structure"? 
    • What are that "value" that shows that the student is "READY"?

    My extensive and in depth study of the high degrees (also called the Illuminati* section) lead me to a conclusion that AMORC was somewhat planned to implement the degree material related to the 12 Chambers for the Inner Temple, however seems that HSL and RML, the previous Imperators who designed and written the Master Monographs for that section, have difficulties to find the appropriate content material to do so. May be that was a result of AMORC been disconnected from the GWB or Invisible Fraternity of the Rosicrucians. Who knows the actual reason for that lack of implementation? But the fact is that I can't find any indication of such implementation in the degrees following the 11th, where the hint was mentioned (see above quotation).

    (*) ILLUMINATI - The term used in the context of the MM has no reference to the Bavarian Illuminatti. HSL when used that term was referring to the high initiated members of the Great White Lodge, or Rosicrucians who achieved the highest degree of enlightenment and Cosmic contact, or Enlighted beings.

    I hope that with this post our Fraters an Sorors have found enough material to motivate their further searches into the subject and share their findings with us supporting the overall progress of the AMORC students. 

    It is IMPORTANT to take into consideration that the extreme veil of secrecy around the AMORC teachings is obstructing and delaying the students progress. I am not advocating here to fully disclose the exercises procedures, but to discuss the exercises/rituals implications, hidden tips/clues, connections between various exercises/rituals and possible enhancement of some excersises based on other similar traditions. Only if we can share our direct experience we will be able to help each other on that fraternal path.


    Glossary of Abbreviation & Terms Used


    HSL - Harvey Spencer Lewis, first Imperator of A.M.O.R.C. for the current cycle. 
    RML - Ralph Matthew Lewis, son of HSL and his successor on the Imperator's sit.
    GWB - Great White Brotherhood of Masters.
    (PT) - Portuguese version of the Master Monographs.
    D11T - Degree 11th, Temple section (as D12T).
    MM# - Master Monograph sequential number for the publication version. 
    CS - Cosmic Spiral
    CC - Cosmic Counterpart 
    OT - OM Technique


    References

    • A.M.O.R.C.'s master monographs Index.
    • Bernard, Raymond (1968) As Mansões Secretas da Rosacruz (The Secret Houses of the Rosicrucians), 2nd Ed. Renes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
    • Bernard, Raymond (1968) The Secret Houses of the Rosi-Croix, online edition, HUMANISM & TRANSCENDENCE.
    • Goldman, Jonathan (2014) Sound and the Chakras (online article).
    • Holcomb, Glen (2000) The Most Important Exercise. Source: [saturnsgate@HOTMAIL.COM] Sunday, R+C-FS-FORUM@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM. (First and second versions of the message combined).
    • Litterary Work of Raymond Bernard.
    • OSM (2009) Ordo Stella Matutina - Hermetic Sanctuary of Ma'at
    • Stavish, Mark (1997) The Body of Light in Western Esoteric Tradition. Online essay: Hermetic.com.
    • Stone, Dr. Joshua David (2014) 40 Weeks Light Activation Course. Online course sponsored by Summit University.


    Updated History

    • 09/01/2015 - Post creation.
    • 12/01/2015 - Added the Personal Note
    • 13/01/2014 - Added the Light Body + The Egg Exercise
    • 14/01/2014 - Added the Middle Pilar Ritual + The Light Egg Exercise + The Body of Light Activation Exercise
    • 15/01/2015 - Added some structural changes in the order of the paragraphs in the Light Body section and clarification on the AMORC Light Egg Exercise.
    • 16/01/2015 - Added the Cosmic Spiral exercise. 
    • 17/01/2015 - Added the Bringing Down the Light ritual.
    • 18/01/2015 - Added the Cosmic Counterpart exercise.
    • 22/01/2015 - Added in the My Findings section my comments on the Body of Light & Related Exercises.
    • 23/01/2015 - Added in the BOL section: MER-KA-BAH.
    • 28/01/2015 - Added extra info into the Clues to the Hidden Chamber section.
    • 29/01/2015 - Added image to the Clues to the Hidden Chamber section (my concept of the Inner Temple)
    • 29/01/2015 - Added to the Personal Note section info on Chromatic Scale and the Master Key used by B.O.T.A.
    • 30/01/2015 - Added to the What I Found So Far section, Reaching the Personal Note. I also started to draw some Conclusions from may study review.
    • 04/02/2015 - Added content to the Conclusions section.
    • 21/07/2015 - Add my personal insight to locate the inner Temple outer chamber position and musica note in the section Clues to the Hidden Chambers
    • 25/07/2015 - Added some interesting question in the Conclusions section.
    • 24/11/2015 - Added some updates as proof reading in the text. 

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