The 108 yr anniversary of H Spencer Lewis' Great Initiation in Toulouse, France is being celebrated the weekend of Sep 29 to Oct 1, in Boston. All members are invited! For further information go to the Massachusetts group web page for further information as to costs. Our beloved Imperator will be in attendance. An original R+C Play is being presented at the Conclave called the Romance of the Rose Treasure.
It is also the 100th year anniversary of my first Lodge, Johannes Kelpius Lodge in Boston.
As usual, I have a question: What significance does the Great Initiation of HSL on August 12, 1909, have to the Order in 2017? What do you all think and feel?
All the best, Micheal.
Michael Jon Kell said:
Robert, I agree with you strongly. While, each may have his or her own view of the future of the Order, having a real future to operate within is the Noble Key. The renewal of the Order began with the first play, the Vault of the Adepti--an effort by the members to create a viable thought form for the future. Now, it is finished with the second play and what the members and officers do with it. These plays are the parts of the Fama's and Alchymical Weddings of the past. I see you understand the importance of the old time members in willing into being a proper Order for the new world.
Let's all make it an actuality!
yes Michael. The Phoenix is on the front cover of the New Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz booklet we all got. And in the middle of the picture of the Phoenix is a new logo, R + C in the middle of an oval. As I am typing this Michael I am getting big time goosebumps. This is validation to me of something really important that is going on with our 'Holy Fraternity'. When I read several times this Manifesto and the dream images presented I had the clear idea that we trained Rosicrucian mystics can right now in this present moment help out the bringing in of the Utopia mentioned in the Manifesto. Visualize the end result of a fully functioning society with justice, peace, creativity, freedom actually happening right now. We all know how to do this. In the visualization we see all the Utopian elements as perfectly functioning right now. And we never put in the visualization that it will happen in the future. We can use the images that the author of the Manifesto gives us. The overall consciousness feeling I got while reading this Manifesto was one of purity and kindness and simplicity. But there is an urgency for us trained mystics to each in our own interpretation of this Manifesto to keep on with the 'Work'. Right Michael?
Michael Jon Kell said:
Dear Robert, what a nice surprise!!! I am glad you and Miriam are going to attend the Conclave and share the play with us. I published an earlier blog on the general blog site as to this matter. I will reissue herein.
Though, I cannot speak for Christian, to my knowledge the exact future of a new manifested Order is not as yet established? You are correct that HSL was initiated in 1909 and so this year is the end of the cycle (remember the first play, Vault of the Adepti, and the book published after the play debuted in 1993?). The claim that the Order in all districts is automatically renewed whenever a new GL is formed is pure poppycock, for then there is no 108 yr cycle.
There is an original cycle which began approx 1570 BCE (I did not review up my exact calculation) and for which the current 1909 cycle corresponds with. My opinion is that the time has come for the Order to be reborn as the phoenix so to enter into another grand cycle of 3888 years.
Check for the original posting to come.
Hello Michael. Long time from the last time we have talked. When you subtract 1909 from 2017 you get 108 years that AMORC has been very much active in the outer physical world in North America and around the world. Now the teaching I learned is that Rosicrucian expression goes through 108 year cycles - 108 years active in the outer world followed by 108 years in which the outer expression goes dormant. All us AMORC students in 2016 received the Manifesto "The New Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz 1616 - 2016". I noticed that the cartouche of Thutmosis (men-kheperu-re) which has been on all AMORC monographs and documents for all these years, was not shown on the Manifesto. Does this mean (per your significance question) that AMORC is about to start a whole new dispensation and outer expression of Rosicrucianism? Also, Michael, Johannes Kelpius Lodge in Boston is Miriam's and my first Lodge too - started going there in 1971. We live in Florida at present and are planning to go to the 100th anniversary in September. All the best to you and to all our fellow Rosicrucian students who may read this.
Do not forget he gathered together a great support group. But, what is the significance of his efforts today?
In starting the Order in America, H. Spencer Lewis was a mystic with tremendous foresight. He did this basically alone, with limited resources, but with great drive and determination.