The mastering of these ancient sciences made Hermes to become legendary called the “Trimegistus” or 3 times great.
Despite of the original Rosicrucian corpus was a mixture of these 3 sciences we are witnessing some kind of specialization in the various modern “flavours” or manifestations of the Rosicrucian orders.
AMORC - Chose to teach Mysticism without Magic or Theurgy, little of Alchemy and less of Astrology.
B.O.T.A. – Selected the Tarot (part of the Hermetic philosophy), Kabala and Astrology as their main stream of teachings.
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn - Have a full mix of all the sciences, making emphasis of each at their grade levels and orders.
Why that phenomenon is happening? Those ancient sciences were undivided and fully integrated in the past, because they preached the wholeness approach to the Divine. So what is happen when they are taught separated? Fragmented initiation into the Mysteries? Is that fragmentation of the knowledge mirroring the fragmentation of knowledge we found in modern science? Are we trying to apply new concepts of knowledge to the ancient wisdom? Just now that we are experiencing a convergence in science; that the Quantum physics show us the need of a whole approach to knowledge; are we trying to break the ancient and whole wisdom apart?
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