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.
Fascinating... the Ways of the Light! May be would be interesting to point out that the word "initiation" may have an extended meaning in certain circles. Of course it talks about a 'Grade' initiation, it it also means high plane experiences which are equivalent to the student to an initiation into the Mysteries.
He went on "Those who fully developed this “second sight” through their Occult training earned the Right of Passage to the Invisible Mount and Tomb of the Rosicrucian Order. The ceremony of the Adeptus Minor Grade alludes to the existence of this Mystical Abode. For beyond the Pale of the Physical Order lies the Tomb of Osiris. And the entryway to this structure is guarded by the Cherubim, the Vice-Gerants of the Great Name in the External Reality."
Is the Adeptus Minor initiation ceremony referring to a higher Adept initiation on a higher plane? That's what happens to the student of the Mysteries on the Path. The physical ceremony is just the starting point until, by the grade's practice, they can become ready to receive an initiation or instruction on higher plane.
However, the "second sight" skill is not the only one to be acquired by the student. The ability to grasp knowledge in a non-linear mode is also required. Which means, to reach a higher level of consciousness by means of brain synchronization. At that level the student is able to receive/transmit whole packages of information, much like what Robert Monroe experimented during his out-of-body experiences when contacting beings from higher realms.
Buy the way, have you though who are conducting the higher initiations? My intuition says that they are The Rosicrucians, the Magi from the Secret Rosicrucian Fraternity.
Quotes extracted from Fra. A.M. blog: Studying in the RR et AC Tradition Intro and First Section on the Regalia surrounding the "Complete Symbol of the Hexagram"