In this article, Christian Rebisse presents the history and narratives of the three Rosicrucian Manifestos published in , , and —the Fama. Confessio Fraternitatis or The Confession of the Laudable Fraternity of the Most Honorable Order of the Rosy Cross, Written to All the Learned. The Rosicrucian Manifestos: Fama Fraternitatis and Confessio Fraternitatis. Originally published anonymously in and The contents of this docu-.

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Andreae and his friends. Wherefore if the unworthy cry and call a thousand times, or if they shall offer and present themselves to us a thousand times, yet God hath commanded our ears, that they should hear none of them: How pleasant were it, that you could so sing, that instead of stony rocks you could draw the pearls and precious stones, instead of wild beasts, spirits, and instead of hellish Pluto, move the might princes of the world.

Books by Arthur Edward Waite. The manifestos had been translated into five languages. These characters and letters, as God hath here and there incorporated them in the Sacred Scriptures, so hath He imprinted them most manifestly on the wonderful work of creation, on the heavens, the earth, and on all beasts, so that as the mathematician predicts eclipses, so we prognosticate the obscurations of the church, and how long they shall last.

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So then, the secret his writings and characters are most necessary for all such things which are found out by men. It is Jehovah who, seeing how the world is falling to decay, and near to its end, doth hasten it again to its beginning, inverting the course of Nature, and so what heretofore hath been sought with great pains and dayly labor He doth lay open now to those thinking of no such thing, offering it to the willing and thrusting it on the reluctant, that it may become to the good that which will smooth the troubles of human life and break the violence of unexpected blows of Fortune, but to the ungodly that which will augment their sins and their punishments.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wherefore we do admonish everyone for to read diligently and continually the Holy Bible, for he that taketh all his pleasures therein, he shall know that he prepared for himself an excellent way to confesio to our Fraternity.


Blessed is he that hath the same, yet more blessed is he who reads it diligently, but most blessed of all is he that truly understandeth the same, for he is most like to God, and doth truly understandeth the same, for his most like to God, and doth come most near to him. Therefore, one day it will come to frzternitatis, that the mouth of this viper shall be stopped, and his triple crown shall be brought to nought, of which things more fully when we shall have met together.

Maurits Steemers marked it as to-read Oct 07, What was intended with the Fama was a novel in which the idea of reformation of Sciences and Arts in which a Hermetic tradition of European origin is well established.

Confessio Fraternitatis

The last part of the conference then — in accordance with the world view of the Rosicrucians — dealt with inner transformation. Now concerning the first part, we hold that the meditations of our Christian father on all subjects which from the creation of the world have been invented, brought forth, and propagated by human ingenuity, through God’s revelation, or through the service of Angels or spirits, or through the sagacity of understanding, or through the experience of long observation, are so great, that if all books should perish, and by God’s almighty sufferance all writings and all learning should be lost, yet posterity will be able thereby to lay a new foundation of sciences, and to erect a new citadel of truth; the which perhaps would not be so hard to do as if one should begin to pull down and destroy the old, ruinous building, then enlarge the fore-court, afterwards bring light into the private chambers, and then change the doors, staples, and other things according to our intention.

As in the human head there are two organs of hearing, two of sight, and two of smell, but onely one of speech, and it were but vain to expect speech from the ears, or hearing from the eyes, so there have been ages which have seen, others which have heard, others again that have smelt and tasted. According to the Confessio a fundamental requisite to achieve this knowledge is ” that we be earnest to attain to the understanding and knowledge of philosophy ” and confesdio Rosicrucian Brothers describe themselves as Christian ” What think you, loving people, and how seem you affected, seeing that you now understand and know, that we acknowledge ourselves truly and sincerely to profess Christ ” but not in the exotericpopular Christianity sense ” condemn the Pope, ” but as an esoteric Christianity: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Although we cannot be by any suspected of the least heresy, or of any wicked beginning, or purpose against the worldly government, we do condemn the East and the West meaning the Pope and Mahomet blasphemers against our Lord Jesus Christ, and offer and present with a good will to the fraternitagis head of frternitatis Roman Empire our prayers, secrets, and great treasures confesso gold.

Want to Read saving…. For as this is the whole sum and content of our rule, that every letter or character which is in the world ought to be learned and regarded well; so those are like unto us, and are very near allied unto us, who do make the Holy Bible a rule of their life, and an aim and end of all their studies: Yet we have thought good for the sake of.

Kostas marked it as to-read May 16, Fama fraternitatis and Confessio fraternitatis attributed to J. Shawn Smith rated it liked it Sep 14, Their theurgy and esoteric knowledge is expounded in an epistolary style in the Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity. This led him to ArabiaEgypt and Moroccowhere he came into contact with sages of the East who revealed to him the “universal harmonic science”.

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The Rosicrucian Confessio Fraternitatis

Inhe became preacher at the court and councillor of the consistory Konsistorialrat in Stuttgart, where he advocated a fundamental church reform. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

THE translation of this manifesto which follows the Fama in the edition accredited by the great name of Eugenius Philalethes is prolix and careless: The Fama tells the story of the “Father C. Fahad marked it as to-read Mar 25,

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