I would like to open a discussion regarding the concept of an Adept and its required preparation in an esoteric school settings like the Rosicrucian orders, not only AMORC but other Rosicrucian schools or orders as well.
However, those techniques to gather wisdom from higher planes reach their rosicrucian climax with following Golden Dawn techniques to explore those planes:
a) Skrying in the Spirit Vision (a form of Remote Viewing)
b) Travelling in the Spirit Vision (Astral Travel)
c) Rising on the Planes (Astral body ascends through the various levels of the Tree of Life)
Therefore, as expected using the Golden Dawn Ritual Magic framework, we can go even further into the psychic realm interacting with Angels, Elementals, and other beings from those realms asking them for guidance and knowledge about the higher realities in the Path of Light.
All this is possible because of the underlying metaphysical principle to which skrying is based. The hermetic adagio "As above, so below!". It affirms that what our minds can access in the higher realms is actually part of the Cosmic Mind, the All encompassing Oneness of the Lord of the Universe, the Mind-God in us, our Higher-Self, our Guardian Angel. So when we are skrying we are actually attuning our minds with the Mind of the One and tapping on His wisdom that can be accessed by our consciousness.
NOTE: For AMORC students:
On Contacting the Cosmic Masters
- The entire 10th degree spotlights the historical work of Cosmic Masters while guiding the student through attunement rituals in order to ascend the Celestial Ladder of esoteric illumination.
- Refer to the Master Monograph, Illuminati Section, Degree 12, Monograph 8, for the example of the Master Moria. See also, Master Monograph, Illuminati Section, Degree 12, Monograph 7.
For more on AMORC’s teaching on the Cosmic Masters, see Fragments from the Masters, a Confidential Discourse series for the ninth degree.