"Behold, the days are coming when I will make a new covenant.
Not according to the covenant that I made with your fathers in the day that I took you by the hand to lead you out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which you broke, though I was a husband to you.
But this is the covenant that I will make: I will put My law in your minds, and write it on your hearts; and I will be your God, and you shall be My people.
No more shall every man teach his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,' for you all shall already know Me, from the least of you to the greatest of you.
from Jeremiah (31:33-34)
June 23, 2005
Dear Friends all over the world,
As they believe that times are ready for the building of the “Etheric Temple” foretold by Max Heindel when he founded the Rosicrucian Fellowship, the promoter Centre submit to your attention the present initiative, hoping to touch minds and hearts of all of you.
The only needed matter useful to build up this Temple, can come from the aspirations and from the behaviour of the Students, and particularly the Probationers, in the world.
The hard challenge, if we want to number ourselves among the pioneers of humanity, requires to overcome proves and changes that evolution proposes to ourselves along the path, in order to abandon the old ways.
With this aim, we propose the following Manifesto, to all the people that, in Europe, and in the world, feel the responsibility, beyond every partiality, to begin together this Work.
May the Roses bloom upon our Crosses!
COMMUNITY OF THE ROSE+CROSS
“INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN MYSTICS”
This document doesn’t require to be subscribed by representatives of the different Rosicrucian Centers and Study-groups, only being an agreement of intentions and a moral obligation from who wants to comply with it in spirit.
The aim we propose to ourselves, is to build up that ideal community called by Max Heindel “International Association of Christian Mystics”.
We believe not necessary to compile formal regulations, being aware that “form” is destined to degenerate and deteriorate; while “spirit” animating it is in any case independent from it. We aspire to follow the spirit.
We will give preference to what is able to unite ourselves, in spite to pursue what risks to divide us. In this way we think to safeguard the fair differences and identities, even though in the common aspirations.
We find unity in the following activities:
The main are the Western Wisdom Teachings, as they were given by the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order to Max Heindel, and by him to us through his books – mainly “The Rosicrucian Cosmo Conception” – in order to make them become the Aquarian New Age Gospel.
The spreading work of such Teachings shall be carried out faithfully to their content and their origin.
The consequent Healing work – complementary to Knowledge work – through the synchronic prayer, will be performed in accordance with the rules settled by Max Heindel, and his instructions about the signature from the patients who claim help from the Invisible Helpers.
We are also united in the daily and periodic individual exercises as explained in the “Cosmo”, and in the collective Rosicrucian Devotional Services.
The Rosicrucian Centers – bond of students including at least three Probationers – shall be allowed to impart the following Rosicrucian Study Path:
1-Rosicrucian Philosophy Preliminary Course, propaedeutic to the other Courses; only who has finished this Course shall be esteemed as Rosicrucian Student;
2-Rosicrucian Philosophy Supplementary Course;
3-Western Wisdom Bible Course;
4-Elementary Course of Spiritual Astrology;
5-Advanced Course of Spiritual Astrology;
6-Supplementary Course of Spiritual Astrology.
The Rosicrucian Emblem is a common and inviolable means for our devotional services.
Contemporaneously, the Rosicrucian Centers will indicate to their Students the Inner Advancement Path – that is the Initiate School of the Order – through the admittance to the Probationership, by the subscription of the Obligation, practicable after having passed two years of Studentship.
The formalities for sending the Students’ and Probationers’ Reports and the Patients’ signatures of the Healing List, shall performed along the lines the Rosicrucian Centers will agree. It could be preferable they’ll refer to their own Center.
The Rosicrucian Centers informally commit themselves to doing, in turn, a yearly international meeting open to all the Students and friends.
During these meetings all the Probationers participating will meet themselves, with the main aim to strengthen their friendship and exchange ideas and proposals they think useful for spreading the Teachings and about the matters quoted in this document, and in order to create new Study-groups and Rosicrucian Centers if requested.
Rosicrucian Centers and Study-groups aren’t obliged to follow what this document describes, only being it a “minimal” and voluntary assumption of their behaviour. However, who voluntarily will do it, shall be esteemed as belonging to this “Community of the Rose+Cross”.
We beg you to read our Manifesto of the “Community of the Rose-Cross”, and to join it. Its publication on your website shall prove your agreement.
Our aim is to take our own initiative for a new beginning in order to spread the Rosicrucian Teachings in the true Aquarian spirit. We are not interested on “schisms” or distinctions, because our only purpose is, on the contrary, to find a deeper and inner unity among all the individuals, who feel the Teachings as their own.
STUDY CENTER OF PADUA
We’re waiting for your answers, suggestions and …agreement.
May the Roses bloom upon our Crosses!