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.
Summary of Topics
- What it Means "Contacted"?
- Contacted to Which Realm?
- Contact to Which Beings?
- What Are the Signs of a "Contacted" School?
- What are the Results of Such Contacts?
- Divination Techniques Used
- Radionic Board
- Seed Meditation
Another interesting happening is the latest review of the AMORC teachings started in the year 2011 by the new Imperator Christian Bernard.
Seems that it tuned into a tradition, every Imperator changed or improved the deliver of the Order's teachings. The first Imperator HSL create the Lodge and private Sanctum studies; his sucessor RML improved the correspondence course and created the 12th Degree and finally the 13th Degree (called Ordo Summum Bonum); and the latest Imperator CB promoted a further review of the higher Degrees dropping the 13th and incorporating its contents into the new and revised 12th Degree.
At least, seems that AMORC used some of my suggestions and created an online membership affiliation. According with he contact with members that are receiving monographs online (electronic format) they are reporting receiving monographs in double (two issues by Monograph) and the octal number of monographs per Degree in compared with previous editions are less in number.
Comments: An important point to consider is that: Is AMORC preparing their students for such task? Are the Degrees well designed to provide means to achieve such a contact?
Note: A.M.O.R.C. does not include any specific teachings as having its origin from a particular GWB Master, choosing to provide only guidance to contact some of those Masters above referred using A.M.O.R.C. psychic techniques (including visualizations and astral projections).
Let's take a broad view on the subject at hand. Off-shot orders derived from the last century Order of the Golden Dawn, particularly those created from the teachings of the Adept Dion Fortune, like the School of the Inner Light, Fraternitas LVX Occulta and Servants of the Light, and A.M.O.R.C. as well, all claimed to be "contacted" schools. What they mean by that?
According to Dion Fortune, a contacted school is one which have among their members advanced Adepts with the esoteric skills/ability to contact beings from higher planes of existence. Helena Blavatsky stated that Master K.H. (Kuthumi) and Master Morya worked with her to present the theosophical teachings she formulated in her books Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine. A.P. Sinnett, A. O.
Hume and others also wrote documents they described as having been dictated by Kuthumi. Some of these letters formed the basis for several books by Sinnett. They are also a main part of The Mahatma Letters, a compiled book of letters to Mr. Sinnett from K.H. and Morya. Alice Bailey also wrote that she had met Koot Hoomi (Kuthumi) on June 30, 1895. Bailey stated that he appeared to her as a turbaned man of non-European ethnicity dressed in a European-style suit.
So "contacted" means that the school must maintain a minimum number of members in contact with a Master(s) via or from the Inner Planes receiving fresh teachings and guidance (related to personal or school matters).
A.M.O.R.C. aims to achieve such contacts via the "Esoteric Hierarchy" of members. The Esoteric Hierarchy was create as an Astral Conclave of members and Masters. A.M.O.R.C. Members are instructed to attune during particular periods of the year (schedule usually provided as part of a private publication entitled "Rosicrucian Forum") with the EH. That is been considered an work of the Adepti.
Harvey Spencer Lewis (HSL), the first Imperator of the current cycle, also said to be in contact with Kut-Hu-Mi and Saint Germain (refer to my Master Monographs Index on the 12th Degree, Contact with the Masters topic), referring to them as patrons of the Rosicrucian Order. An important characteristic of such contacts is that those teachings are be passed to their students as a result their participation in the system. That kind of contact may be happening to individual A.M.O.R.C. students, by their own merit and efforts, but seems that is not happening as a result of our A.M.O.R.C. affiliation as promised by the founding Imperator HSL.
Here I am humbling inviting all my Frateres and Sorores that are reading this post and are studying the A.M.O.R.C. higher degrees to express your opinions and experiences with us in this blog. That will contribute to a better view on this subject. Also contact your peers and ask them to do the same. I believe that having a clear view of that system of contact working will provide to all of those working with the EH a better view helping to workout their difficulties and techniques used.
Contact to Which Realm?
- Higher Planes (Dimensions or Levels of Consciousness?)
- Higher Spheres (Dimensions or Sephiras?)
- Astral Plane (Descarnated people)
- Spiritual Realm (Broad definition)
- Inner Worlds (Astral?)
- Inner School (Advanced Adepts? Secret Chiefs? Rosicrucian Masters?)
"The composition and content of the Inner Worlds is contained in (Dion) Fortune’s understanding of the Kabbalah and the glyph of the Tree of Life, which served as a most important framework for classifying the range of beings said to inhabit the invisible worlds." (John Selby, 2008)
"Each plane and its corresponding aspect of consciousness is opened up under the aegis of the Lord of the Ray, whose name is the supreme Word of Power of that Plane." (Dion Fortune (1924), page 15)
"Schools of magic begin with the inspired leadership of one human being. That person is always guided by spirits*, who are the true teachers of the school." (Donald Tyson, 2014)
*Contact to Which Beings?
"These Great Ones, who are the nearest kin to humanity of all the Lords of Evolution, having attained their development in the Cosmic Day immediately preceding our own, appeared upon the earth during the middle of the Atlantean Period. These are the ‘High Priests after the Order of Melchizedek,' being without father or mother and building their physical vehicles without human assistance. It was their office to communicate with the concrete mind of humanity, and forge a connecting chain of associated ideas from consciousness to subconsciousness, thereby enabling man to pick up the subtler vibrations which are the voice of the higher spheres. (...)
These great entities gathered about themselves bands of students selected from the most promising of the race to which they came, and developed their faculties until they were able to cognize consciously those subtle types of vibration which hitherto they had only been able to perceive intuitively, thus recovering the primitive type of mentation upon a higher arc. This having once been accomplished, the Manus were able to withdraw to those planes upon which they could function with greater ease and freedom, summoning their pupils to ‘rise upon the planes’ and attend them there for instruction, and leaving it to those same pupils to train others as they themselves had been trained, thus recruiting the occult school through succeeding generations."
(Dion Fortune (1924), page 8)
- Rely on traditional teaching passed through the ages or should they be freshly updated by the new insights provided by a living contact with the Masters of Wisdom?
- Rely on an individual solely chosen to receive and to pass on the Master teachings or should the school work to create a body of advanced students attuned to the Master(s) and able to transmit their teaching to future generations of students - the College of the Adepti?
What Are the Results of Such Contacts?
Divination Techniques Used
The Radionic Pendulum
The Seed Meditation Technique
Skrying into the A.M.O.R.C. Egregore
- Fortune, Dion (1924), The Esoteric Orders and Their Work, PDF (2008) based on Aquarian Books,1987.
- Tyson, Donald (2014), Magical Succession.
- Selby, John (2008), Dion Fortune and her Inner Plane Contacts (PhD. Thesis), University of Exeter.
- A.M.O.R.C.'s master monographs Index.