I noticed that the majority of the Rosicrucian Orders emphasize the fact that the student must seek contact/guidance with the Inner Plane beings. My question is Why? What we can benefit from that? What kind of Being should we seek to contact?
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.
Note: This is not a work of fiction but a deep research into the subject supported by many years of study and practices and directed to sincere students of the Rosicrucian Traditions.
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And most importantly, how do I know that I am making contact with a higher Being and not any other astral being in disguise that can do harm to myself? I know, I know that first we need to contact our Higher Self and them seek the guidance of a Master on the Path, my be under the Higher Self's guidance.
This question is something that troubles me since my studies in the higher degrees of AMORC. So I decided to explore that question together with you, sharing my finding and expectations on this quest for answers.
As always, when I started to think so vast and deep like this subject, the right book, resource or contact come to me or to my attention (if I already got the book). My internal Guidance working! That book was The Esoteric Orders and Their Work" by Dion Fortune.
Opening that book, I found Gareth Knight's "Introductory Essay" for that book entitled The Work of the Inner Plane Adepti. In that essay, the author explains that the Adepti or Masters (Adepti in their various degrees of inner realization) are human beings who have done their round of incarnation in the physical plane but now reached their freedom from it and decided to work closely to it, but not bounded to it, to help humankind to evolve to their level of wisdom and understanding of the Cosmic Law.
This post is just started and a lot of new material will come in time. Stay tuned...
Seems that the revelation of the Cosmic Masters or Inner Adepti was first reveled by Madame Blavatsky through her works with the Theosophical Society.
K.H.'s early letters to Sinnett are signed with the name Koot Hoomi Lal Sing.(Wikipedia)"The name of Rishi Koothumi is mentioned in more than one Purana, and his Code is among the 18 Codes written by the various Rishis and preserved at Calcutta in the library of the Asiatic Society. But we have not been told whether there is any connection between our Mahatma of that name, and the Rishi, and we do not feel justified in speculating upon the subject."
Master Morya El
"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.
Therefore at a relatively recent date they left the Orient for Europe and they pursue their mission from the traditional places and in some NEW PLACES, which nowadays as heretofore, were known to accepted adepts under the name of "Secret Houses of the Rose-Croix". (...) It was of these SECRET HOUSES that reference was made in the course of certain conversations with those responsible persons belonging to the A ... and what they told me has completed the information that my office authorized me to know already, that a new light has been given to me concerning the Rose-Croix in its marvelous ensemble and the Rosicrucian Order AMORC in its unique importance at the heart of the physical world, and the new cycle which they outlined. Moreover, as the High Council ordered me to do, I have waited for the time that was prescribed, and all BEING READY, I have been received into a Secret House." (Bernard, 1969)
Some of communications with those Masters seems to indicate that they are concerned to rise awareness of one Tradition as a result of the fusion of Western and Eastern old traditions. Their teaching also include:
- The human contact with their Higher Self
- The human evolution towards the spiritual Ascension
- The human high standards of ethic and spiritual discipline
- Rising awareness of the Divine aspect of the human being
- How we as human being fit into the Grand Scheme of the Cosmos
- What are our individual Mission as part of the Human Race
- Fortune, Dion (1978) Esoteric Orders and Their Work,Llewellyn Publications, USA.
- Master Koot Hoomi - Wikipedia.
- Master Monographs, 11th Degree Temple. A.M.O.R.C.
- Master Morya (Theosophy) - Wikipedia.
- Master Djwhalkhul (The Tibetan) - Wikipedia.
- Bernard, Raymond (1969) The Secret Houses of the Rose-Croix.online.
- Tigerbrite's Blog (Top Image)
- Gareth Knight's Blog
- Gareth Knight - Wikipedia
- Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna (1877) Isis Unveiled: A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology, published in UK.