Thursday, June 19, 2014

A.M.O.R.C. Master Monographs Index


The Rosicrucian Monographs or Personal Sanctum Study Lessons (as they are sometimes called by AMORC) were first written in the beginning of the 20th century (before the 1930s) by Harvey Spencer Lewis, founder of AMORC, and subsequently updated by his successors to stay current with advancements in science, language, and culture. 

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. 

Released eBooks by Frater T.A.S. ::FRC XIII:

ūüďĚ: The current list of AMORC Master Monographs was based in previous editions of studies released to the students, particularly before 2011 when the current Imperator, V.F. Christian Bernard, started to re-writing the entire series of the old MM, changing also the structure of the Degrees. The new 2011+ editions have being released to the online students as well. Later on, we will add the new outline reflecting the changes added.


  • A.M.O.R.C.'s Rosicrucian Monographs
    • AMORC Grade Structure
    • Postulant (Mandamus) section
      • Mandamus
    • Neophyte section
      • Introductory lessons
      • First Atrium
      • Second Atrium
      • Third Atrium
    • Temple section
      • First Temple Degree (Zelator, later "Juniorius" and currently "Studiosus")
      • Second Temple Degree (Theoricus)
      • Third Temple Degree (Practicus)
      • Fourth Temple Degree (Philosophus)
      • Fifth Temple Degree (Adeptus Minor)
      • Sixth Temple Degree (Adeptus Major)
      • Seventh Temple Degree (Adeptus Exemptus)
      • Eighth Temple Degree (Magistericus Templicated)
      • Ninth Temple Degree (Magus)
    • Illuminati Section
      • Tenth Temple Degree (Magus, later "Ipisissimus", currently "Illuminatus Minor")
      • Eleventh Temple Degree (Illuminati, currently "Illuminatus Major")
      • Twelfth Temple Degree (Illuminati, later "Esoteric Hierarchy", currently "Illuminatus Exemptus")
    • Ordo Svmmvm Bonvm section (Plane 1 to 9 Degrees)
      • Plane 1
      • Plane 2
      • Plane 3
  • See Also
  • References

Released eBooks by Frater T.A.S. ::FRC XIII:
  1. The Rise of the Adepti Volume I: Rosicrucian Origins and Metaphysics AU$20.00
  2. The Rise of the Adepti Volume II: The College of the Adepti.                 AU$20.00
  3. The Rise of the Adepti Volume III: The Adept's Initiation Chamber.       AU$20.00
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However, if you want to buy any of the ebooks now, send me your email  address to telling me which eBooks you want to buy. For the transaction you'll need a PayPal account. Then I'll send you a order for payment. As soon as the deposit is confirmed, I'll send you the purchased eBook(s) as attachment using your email. 

A.M.O.R.C.'s Rosicrucian Monographs

These teachings are part of the Rosicrucian Monographs.These are not the only subjects covered by the Rosicrucian system. The list contained here, which should be perceived as unofficial, is adapted from the Rosicrucian Home Study Lessons section of the Web version of the Mastery of Life published by the English Grand Lodge for the Americas also including information from my private library of Master Monographs.

A.M.O.R.C.'s Grade Structure

The AMORC grades, or as they called, Degrees, are arranged into four sections or groups:

  • Postulant section - That is the introductory section and includes the Mandamus explaining the system of study and basic concepts.
  • Neophyte section - That is the basic section and includes three degrees.
  • Temple section – That is the intermediate section and includes eight degrees. After the year 2000, there was a reformation of the degrees, and their titles changed as well as the name of this section.
  • Illuminati section – That is the advanced section and includes four degrees. After the year 2000, their titles changed. For instance, the Illuminati section was split in three sections:
    • The Illuminati proper section, including the 9th, 10th, and 11th degrees.
    • The Esoteric Hierarchy section, including the 12th degree as an introduction to a new entire new section called the Ordo Summum Bonum
  • Ordo Summun Bonun section - That section has a subsection entitled the Planes, which includes another set of nine degrees. The "Plane" degrees were created by HSL's son Ralph Maxwell Lewis (1904–1987), initiate name: Sar Validivar, during his period as AMORC Imperator (1939 to 1987). Those degrees are purely philosophical in nature and discuss the nature of the Cosmic and its Natural Laws.

Postulant (8 Mandamus) section

The word Mandamus, which appears on the cover of each monograph, designates the especial mandate that the student receive as Postulant to the Order and the monographs explain the system of study and basic concepts and terminology used in the degrees ahead.

Neophyte section

Like in ancient times, if a person wanted to study the great mysteries of the world, they would have to petition for admittance as a student and become a Neophyte. The Neophyte would be granted admittance to the Atrium, or reception chamber to the temple. In the Atrium the Neophyte would receive the preliminary instructions and beginning teachings, before they would be allowed entry into the temple. Following ancient times the Rosicrucian monographs are called Atrium lessons, and beginning Rosicrucian students are called Neophytes.

Introductory lessons

Presents basic Rosicrucian concepts that can be applied in practical ways. One of the first things the students will learn as a Neophyte is that they are a dual being. In addition to the student's five physical senses, the student also has a psychic sense. The exercises in these introductory lessons are designed to gradually awaken and develop the psychic faculty. The exercises allow the students to discover for themselves through direct experience how these principles work.
Topics included:

First Atrium (14 Monographs)

The first Atrium explores consciousness as the organizing principle of matter and explains the composition and structure of matter and its vibratory nature. You'll learn how the creative power of thought affects the material world. This power is demonstrated through exercises in the techniques of concentration, visualization, and mental creation.
Topics included:

Second Atrium

The student's understanding of the connection between mind and matter will now be expanded to include the connection between the mind and the physical body. The second Atrium explores how the students' thoughts influence their health, the role of proper breathing in psychic development as well as health and vitality, and Rosicrucian healing techniques. As the students develop their body's psychic centres, the student will gradually awaken psychic faculties, such as the ability to perceive the aura. the student will also experience the mystical effect of sounds.
Topics included:

  • Origin of Diseases
  • Influence of Thoughts on Health
  • Mystical Art of Breathing
  • Rosicrucian Healing Treatments
  • Perception of the Aura
  • Awakening the Psychic Consciousness
  • Mystical Sounds

Third Atrium

The Third Atrium moves beyond the physical body and the psychic faculties into the realm of the mystical. As the student become more attuned with the inner source of wisdom, they will become more receptive to the subtle inner prompting of intuition, inspiration and illumination. These lessons also explode the nature of Soul and spiritual evolution, reincarnation and karma, and the cycles of the soul.
Topics included:

Temple section

Having completed the lessons of the Neophyte section, the student stands at an important milestone in progress along the mystical path. the student are now ready to enter the Temple. The studies in the Neophyte section established the foundation for the lessons of the Temple Degrees. The students have been introduced to the various elements of the Rosicrucian system and had the opportunity to practice many of the principles presented through simple experiments. Now the Temple Degrees will further develop these elements, providing additional depth and practical applications of the principles.

First Temple Degree (Zelator, later "Juniorius" and currently "Studiosus")(11 Monographs)

The First Temple Degree introduces the concept of polarity and its relationship to the subatomic world and its differing rates of vibration. It introduces the full spectrum of physical and non-physical manifestation. An understanding of these subjects gives the student an appreciation for the system and order of the universe, the interconnectedness of all nature and how everything is governed by natural law.
Topics included:

Second Temple Degree (Theoricus)(11 Monographs)

The Second Temple Degree explores the workings of the mind. Students will learn how to use various mental faculties to strengthen will, eliminate bad habits and establish good ones, tap into the levels of the subconscious, reason more effectively, and integrate principles of psychology and mysticism to achieve their personal goals.
Topics included:

  • Cosmic Consciousness
  • Our Objective and Subjective Consciousness
  • Mental and Sensory Illusions
  • Imagination and Memory
  • Physical, Psychic, and Spiritual Influences on the Subconscious
  • Psychology and Mysticism

Third Temple Degree (Practicus)(11 Monographs)

The Third Temple Degree explores the meaning of life on many levels, including living and "non-living" matter, life on the cellular level, the mysteries of death and rebirth, and the eternal nature of the Soul.
Topics Included:

  • Cosmic Purpose of Life
  • Vital Life Force and Reproduction
  • Cellular Life
  • Living and Non-Living Matter
  • Incarnation of the Soul
  • Transition of the Soul
  • Initiatic Aspects of Death

Fourth Temple Degree (Philosophus)(12 Monographs)

The Fourth Temple Degree introduces Rosicrucian ontology (the study of the nature of being), and lays out the cosmological framework for all creation. It explores the meaning, understanding and use of symbols as the language of the subconscious.
Topics included:

Fifth Temple Degree (Adeptus Minor) (10 Monographs)

A mystic, by nature, is fundamentally a philosopher. In the Fifth Temple Degree, the student will study excerpts from the works of classical philosophers. The student's exploration of the ancient roots of Rosicrucian philosophy will demonstrate the timelessness of these principles.
Thoughts of the following philosophers are presented:

Sixth Temple Degree (Adeptus Major) (28 Monographs)

The Sixth Temple Degree presents the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components of health and disease. You'll learn specific Rosicrucian healing techniques.
Topics included:

  • Spiritual Dimension of Food
  • Breathing and Respiratory Health
  • Composition of Blood
  • Cell Consciousness and Cellular Health
  • Rosicrucian Therapy and Self Healing
  • Druids and Fixes
  • Personal Treatment to Restore Psychic Equilibrium
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Physical and Mental Prevention of Disease
  • Emotional and Spiritual Prevention of Disease
  • Self-healing

Seventh Temple Degree (Adeptus Exemptus) (20 Monographs)

The exercises and experiments of all the previous Degrees have contributed to gradual development, providing the student with the necessary foundation for the advanced techniques of the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Degrees. In the Seventh Degree, the students will learn how to accomplish psychic projection (Astral Projection), how to develop their personal aura and perceive other people's auras, and how to further develop psychic centres and perception. Students will also receive a thorough explanation of the physiological, psychic, and spiritual influence of specific mystical sounds.
Topics included:

Eighth Temple Degree (Magistericus Templicated) (21 Monographs)

The Eighth Temple Degree explores indepth the theme of immortality - the mysteries of birth and death, reincarnation and karma and the evolution of the soul personality. The goal is to learn the constituents of the human soul and how it evolves from incarnation to incarnation.
Topics included:

  • Universal Soul and Human Soul
  • Divine Consciousness and Self Consciousness
  • Spiritual Evolution of Humans
  • Mastery of Karma
  • Reincarnation of the Soul
  • How to Remember Past Incarnations (experiments) (See Reincarnation)
  • The Mystery of Birth and Death
  • Help to the Dying, Before and After Death
  • The work of the Adept
  • Psychic contact with the Great Intelligences
  • Prayer
  • Psychic development using vocalic sounds (mantras)
  • Vibroturgy

Ninth Temple Degree (Magus) (56 Monographs)

To learn the high principles of spiritual alchemy deriving benefit from the student divine nature acting not only different levels of the human being but also in the visible and invisible environment. These practices are regarded as the alchemy of matter, consciousness and life.The ninth degree is a long and careful ascent that gives the student every opportunity to put into practice what has been learned in the preceding temple degrees.
Topics included:

  • Macrocosm and microcosm
  • The Four Principles: Earth, Water, Air, Fire
  • Symbolism of the Cross, Triangle, Square, Circle, Rose-Cross
  • F.U.D.O.S.I.
  • Mental Alchemy
  • Experiments on Telepathy, Telekinesis, Vibroturgy, Radiesthesy, Invisibility, Attunement with the Cosmic Consciousness
  • The Triangle of Lights
  • The Power of Will
  • The Circles of Protection and Harmonization and the 3 planes of consciousness
  • The Cosmic Plane
  • Developing the cloud of invisibility and using the cosmic cloud and the Cosmic Spiral as the gateways to other realms
  • The Invisible Masters
  • The "Lost Word"
  • The Assumption of individualities and the Cosmic Assumption

Illuminati Section

Tenth Temple Degree (Magus, later "Ipisissimus", currently "Illuminatus Minor") (98 Monographs)

To learn to walk on the path of the Masters. Introduction to the religious doctrines which the Masters gave birth to and understanding the beliefs that have been available to us for centuries and how humanity is evolving towards a Universal Religion and the student part on it.
Topics included:

Eleventh Temple Degree (Illuminati, currently "Illuminatus Major") (167 Monographs)

To learn the student’s journey through the great traditions those have marked the spiritual history of humanity. This journey began in Atlantis and completed this phase through the Martinist movement in France in the 19th Century. It is also the threshold for admission to the Ordo Summun Bonum (the Order of Highest Good).
Topics included:

  • The heritage of CRC
  • The Khunrah method
  • The Dark Night of the soul
  • The Gateway Keeper
  • The Regeneration
  • The Invisible Fraternity
  • The Rosicrucian Inner Circle
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Mystical Egypt
  • The Cosmic Harmonization
  • The Cosmic Consciousness
  • Development of the Third Eye
  • The signs of the psychic development
  • Mantras
  • The effects of the Cosmic Consciousness
  • The Cloak of Invisibility (advanced)
  • Esoteric foundation of the religions
  • Esoteric teachings of Jesus
  • The Christus
  • Programming the next incarnation
  • Esoteric formulae
  • Using the Water
  • The "Lost Word"
  • Contacting the Invisible Masters
  • The Rosicrucian Hierarchy

Twelfth Temple Degree (Illuminati, later "Esoteric Hierarchy", currently "Illuminatus Exemptus") (325 Monographs)

Those who have reached contact with the Esoteric Hierarchy become, in fact, intermediaries between the Cosmic and the Imperator (…) placed in a position to periodically commune with the Cosmic and receives inspiration and illumination which one should pass to the Imperator for what he may make of the knowledge of the Order.Learn how to contact the sacred Esoteric Hierarchy to serve the Order as described above. Also learn how to develop the Body of Light to be used to attain high states of divine communion.
Topics included:

  • Christian Rosenkreuz and the Rosicrucian teachings
  • Contacting the Masters (El Morya, Danius, Saint Germain)
  • Esoteric Hierarchy
  • Celestial Hierarchy
  • Mystical Silence
  • Cosmic Consciousness
  • The Fundamental Note or vibration tone
  • Cosmic Harmonization techniques
  • Planetary influences (Moon cycles, Sun cycles and the planets)
  • The Cosmic counterpart
  • The Vibration spectrum
  • Rosicrucian Ethics
  • Alchemy of Water (Cagliostro)
  • Benefits of the Cosmic Harmonization (regeneration)
  • Master’s chambers
  • Alchemy of Fire
  • Cosmic Harmonization techniques
  • Astral projection
  • Principles of Cosmic Harmonization
  • Psychic currents
  • Assumption technique and its applications (distance healing)
  • Rosicrucian Manuscripts (Michael Maier and the Libber H)
  • Esoteric Principles
  • The Dark Night of the Soul and the Golden Dawn
  • Astrology* External influences
  • Procedure to recall past life experiences
  • Development of the Inner Voice
  • The Rosicrucian Method
  • Using the Cosmic Forces
  • The mystic life of Harvey Spencer Lewis
  • The Templars
  • Cagliostro and the Rose Cross

Thirteen Degree (currently dropped by AMORC)

Ordo Svmmvm Bonvm section (Plane 1 to 9 Degrees)

This section is considered by AMORC as a totally separate Order, but the student automatically starts to receive the monographs related to that degree or section as soon as they finished receiving the previous degree (the 12th).
That section was conceived to go more in depth into philosophical questions about the deity, the Laws of Nature, moral and ethics applying the Summun Bonum principle; the principle of a common understanding of the basic experiences of human life. Each Plane represents a group of certain principles and experiences of life, which jointly, the student needs to study and understand.
Metaphysical lectures related to the Rosicrucian ethics and how to achieve the summum bonum.

Plane 1 (21 Monographs)

Topics included:

  • The Esoteric Hierarchy
  • The Celestial Hierarchy (Kabbalah)
  • Progress into the future studies
  • Sanctum Ritual for the Plane 1
  • Study of peace of mind and imperturbability
  • Purpose of the Ordo Summum Bonum
  • Fundamental, Relative, Self-Evident and Divine truths
  • Categories as limitations of our Consciousness
  • Know Thy Self
  • Metaphysics of Cosmogony
  • Metaphysics of Ontology
  • Metaphysics of Energy
  • Metaphysics of Spirit
  • Metaphysics of the Nature of the Self
  • Metaphysics of the Conept of God
  • Metaphysics of the Mind as the First Cause
  • Metaphysics of the Nature of God
  • Metaphysics from the Thinkers of God
  • Metaphysics of Jacob Boehme
  • Metaphysics of the Absolute Self
  • Metaphysics of the Absolute Being

Plane 2 (25 Monographs)

Topics included:

  • Pitagoric Ritual of Initiation
  • Counciousness of the Self
  • Practicability
  • Casuality
  • New Idealism
  • New Idealism & Emocionalism
  • New Idealism & the Nature of the Self
  • New Idealism & Heritage and Environment
  • New Idealism & Values
  • New Idealism& Authority
  • New Idealism & Equality
  • New Idealism & Education
  • New Idealism & the Philosophy of Education
  • New Idealism & Scientific Method
  • New Idealism & Moral and Ethics
  • New Idealism & Conciousness and Morality
  • New Idealism & Virtues
  • New Idealism & Ethics
  • New Idealism Summary

Plane 3 (? Monographs)

Topics included: (In Progress)

  • History of Taoism
  • Taoistic Initiation Ritual
  • Ethics & Obligations
  • Ethics & Rights
  • Ethics & Self Existence

See Also


  • 1 - Ancient Mystical Order of the Rose Cross (AMORC), Master Monographs, San Jose, U.S.A., 2011.
  • 2 - 18 (Eighteen) MASTER MONOGRAPHS Rosicrucian Order AMORC - Degree 12 Illuminati Section by Harvey Spencer Lewis F.R.C. (Author).
All the information provided in this page is sourced from the latest version of Mastery of Life, the introductory booklet published by the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rose Cross (AMORC). Entire text online at, page found 2012-02-17.


  1. I would like to suggest as a further studies into the Rosicrucian Metaphysics, my ebook, which is my extended research intot the subject:

  2. Carlos i thought AMORC was done with the svmmvm bonvm? That they no longer offer it anymore?

    1. Dear Frater Agamennon, actually after 2011 the current Imperator is rewriting all higher Degree Master Monographs dropping the OSB as an independent section or grade (13th) in order to incorporate its contents into the new expanded and re-structured 12th Degree.

  3. thank you for your blogspot by the way, nice to get some straight forward answers rather than just monographs and paying dues

  4. I would suggest the second volume of The Rise of the Adepti series: The College of the Adepti as a student companion book and an advanced guide for further studies into the Rosicrucian Tradition, not only AMORC but other related esoteric schools as well. As I am continuing evolving my understanding of the subject that eBook has been continuously updated with current and new material as a result of my practices and researches. See the link to the book above.

  5. Olá Frater Carlos, parabéns pelo blog !!!! você teria os outros temas que são estudados no plano 03 ao 09 da AMORC? Por Favor enviar para

    Paz Profunda
    Ric (Brasil)

    1. Caro Frater Ric, infelizmente eu decidi n√£o progredir nos graus dos planos. Acredito que meras discuss√Ķes √©ticas n√£o tem alta prioridade nos meus estudos, no momento. Prefiro me dedicar a estudos mais avan√ßados que est√£o conectados com o Sacerd√≥cio de AEth da Fraternidade Rosacruz, a qual estou filiado no momento.

  6. saludos, me gustaria ponerme en contacto con Ud para conversar sobre algunos puntos. mi correo es

  7. Hello Carlos, when it comes to schools and choosing which path to study under; is there difference between S.R.I.A and AMORC? I saw that you were a member of both. Does it matter which one chooses?

    1. NG thanks for the comment. Actually if you want in depth information on both orders I would like to recommend to read my first eBook, The Rise of the Adepti volume 1.
      Briefly I can say that there much similarities between SIRIA and Golden Dawn orders than with AMORC. Their grade titles look similar but their contents are way out between each other.

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  9. How do I open the links? It tells me I do not have permission

  10. It says you do. It have access to view this page. Login with another account.

    1. LizB, if your browser prevents you to open a link, just place the cursor over the link and right-click selecting 'Copy Link' and then go to your browser URL address field (usually on the top of the window) and paste the address there. Hit the Return/Enter key.

      The links also can be copied directly from my last replay the same way. Try it and let me know the results.

  11. Like Liz, I seem to have an issue opening links. It says I don't have the ability to open those links and to switch accounts.

    1. Jon & Liz, do you still having difficulties to open the links to Scribd? Which computer are you using? Tablet or PC?
      If you are opening a link, make sure you select "continue with the browser" option. Do not use the Scribd application.
      Otherwise, please provide more details on how you are proceeding using the links, and what messages are displayed. Cheers.

    2. Another possible alternative is to enter the book title on Google Search and I am sure you'll be able to get there.

  12. i'm having the same problem, i get the same message

    1. Hi guys, thank you for your interest in my books. You are the first persons to report link difficulties. Could you give me more details about what is happening and may be I can help further or I can pass the request to Scribd.
      For example, what system are you using, Windows or Mac? What browser was used? Could you describe step by step what is happening when you use the link (what link are you using?)?

  13. eBook links - if you have The Scribd application installed on your table or PC, when you click on the eBook link the system will ask you if you want to open the Scribd application. Select to open in a browser instead. Then the browser will displays the book info using a full page hiding the buying options. To access those options, click on a small icon at the left side of the Scribd icon that looks like triple lines one on top of the other. This will display the option "View Full Site". Using this option the buying button will be displayed and you can proceed with the transaction. Hope it helps.

  14. Frater Mills, what is your email?

  15. I wish to send you a personal message Frater Mills.

  16. My email is

  17. Dear readers, any links you my find on words on that post are related to a glossary in Wikipedia. No Master Monographs can be opened using them. Only actual membership to AMORC will give you access to their teaching material. I am not allowed to publish them to public domain.

  18. Lo que he buscado, por que a lo mejor han desaparecido.
    Soy estudiante desde 1963. JERARQU√ćA PLANO 3.
    Me hacen falta muchas de ellas.
    Me pueden UDS. facilitar, dado que soy un estudiante de l antigua AMORC. Atte:

    1. Dear Frater, I am not sure if I understood your message. Please try covey it in English. However, from what I got, you have reached the OSB Plane 3. So did I. Also seems that you miss some monographs. But if you were/is currently member of AMORC you may be able to contact your local Lodge and ask them for assistance on this matter.
      Peace Profound