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The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC

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Who needs fantasy, when reality provides so much more?

This is a magical organization that will transcend any “guild” or school. The mages of this order will have access to different, almost clerical spells, in addition to the standard spells available to most.

Who needs fantasy when reality provides so much more….
I present, The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC
If you need to adapt this a bit more, replace Egypt with Aviontix or suitable ancient culture that has been mostly lost to your modern world. The basic concept of the order can easily be adapted, plus there is a plethora of information availablem, some of which from their own website. http://www.rosicrucian.org

This is a magical organization that will transcend any “guild” or school. The mages of this order will have access to different, almost clerical spells, in addition to the standard spells available to most.

Overview
The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, is known internationally by its traditional and authentic title, the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis. Rosae Crucis from the Latin means “of the Rosy Cross”. There is no religious connotation associated with this symbol; the Rosy Cross symbol predates Christianity. The cross symbolically represents the human body and the rose represents the individual’s unfolding consciousness.

The Famous ‘Fama’
The lineage of the Rosicrucian movement can be traced from its beginnings in the mystery schools of ancient Egypt founded by Pharaoh Thutmose III (1500 to 1477 B.C.), and more particularly from his grandson Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (also known as Akhnaton) - through to the Greek philosophers such as Thales and Pythagoras, the Roman philosopher Plotinus, and others, who journeyed to Egypt and were initiated into the mystery schools - through to the symbolism hidden in the love songs of Troubadours, the formularies of Alchemists, the symbolical system known as the Qabala, and the rituals of Orders of Knighthood during the dark and dangerous times of medieval Europe.

Fraternitatis
In 17th century Germany, a mysterious publication called the ‘Fama Fraternitatis’ written by ‘Christian Rosenkreuz’ was printed. This heralded a renewed interest in Rosicrucianism throughout Europe. As part of this great renewal, the renowned Sir Francis Bacon (1561 to 1626) English philosopher, essayist, and statesman, directed the Rosicrucian Order activities both in England and Europe. Rosicrucian history states that Sir Francis Bacon was actually the author of the Fama Fraternitatis and other works that brought about the revival of the Order in Germany.

Throughout history a number of prominent persons in the fields of science and the arts have been associated with the Rosicrucian movement, such as Leonardo da Vinci (1452 to 1519), Cornelius Heinrich Agrippa (1486 to 1535), Paracelsus (1493 to 1541), Francoiz Rabelais (1494 to 1553), Theresa of Avila (1515 to 1582), John of the Cross (1542 to 1591), Francis Bacon (1561 to 1626), Jacob Boehme (1575 to 1624), Rene Descartes (1596 to 1650), Blaise Pascal (1623 to 1662), Baruch Spinoza (1632 to 1677), Isaac Newton (1642 to 1727), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646 to 1716), Benjamin Franklin (1706 to 1790), Thomas Jefferson (1743 to 1826), Michael Faraday (1791 to 1867), Marie Corelli (1855 to 1924), Claude Debussy (1862 to 1918), Erik Satie (1866 to 1925) and Edith Piaf (1915 to 1963). Insert historical figures and mages of note of your own world

Crossing the Atlantic
The Order crossed the Atlantic in the late 17th century when a Rosicrucian colony was established in Philadelphia. Later such eminent Americans as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine were intimately connected with the Rosicrucian community.

Throughout history there have been periods of greater and lesser activity of Rosicrucianism around the world. While inactive in the Americas during the 19th century, the Order was very active in France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, and other lands during this time.

While Rosicrucianism is primarily a western phenomenon it is also eclectic and uniquely draws on the diverse mystical traditions of ancient Greece, China, India and Persia. Naturally enough, it also embraces the great explosion of human scientific and philosophical knowledge of the 19th and 20th centuries.



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Voted KendraHeart
November 11, 2005, 23:56
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Reality and Fantasy collide violently. Yet some of this is so strange that it might be very applicable to a fantasy game. The dates and names will need to be changed, but you need to do that with any of these pieces. It is all required to make it fit into you world.
Barbarian Horde
December 30, 2005, 0:56
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I am a member of AMORC for 11 years and currently in the 8th degree. the Order has many beautiful lessons, experiments and initiations. Through dedicated study and practical application of the natural laws we study we develop an understanding of self and creation that transcends the mundane. A member of AMORC is not expected to reject their traditional belief system. For peace profound. Frater Brett Correia(Cape Town,South Africa)
Barbarian Horde
March 7, 2006, 1:05
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Greetings,
I have recently begun my studies with AMORC, but found the process to move along rather slowly. Do not get me wrong, i am rather patient, but i wonder at what point i would have more contact with other members for my studies, instead of it just being by correspondence. I would like it if i had a partner of some sort, or an overseer of my studies. I do hope you can give me some information. Blessings. : )
CaptainPenguin
March 7, 2006, 17:19
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Unfortunately, we are not Rosicrucians ourselves. We are a community of roleplayers, and one of our members has suggested the Rosicrucian order as a source for ideas in our settings. :D
My apologies.
MoonHunter
March 8, 2006, 0:38
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With no way to contact you, even if someone wanted to help they would be unable. You should of enrolled as a member, that way someone could of PMed you.
Barbarian Horde
July 26, 2006, 14:50
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Greetings and salutations from the East!
I am contactable at: brettpsg@webmail.co.za
My cell no is 0849511384 In south africa.

Contact me if you would still like a fellow to network with from AMORC.

Fraternally
FRC Brett Correia
chief Ayamba
August 22, 2010, 9:55
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Greeting's,
Am Valentine please i have seek to be a member of AMORC for long time now but i found it difficult to get to it that is some one to take me through,
please if you are truly a member then please help me get to it
by contacting me on the following address:
VALENTINE AYAMBA
38 CURLEW STREET BROOKLYN
CAPE TOWN
0783903945
SOUTH AFRICA
I LOVE TO BE A MEMBER AM FROM Cameroon
THANKS WITH LOVE.
Barbarian Horde
April 5, 2006, 11:00
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The Order is a school of life.
In all my years of affiliation i have come to realise that one's path and destiny are governed by self.
Voted Murometz
April 5, 2006, 11:07
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Thanks for the BUMP BH, I might not have seen this otherwise. I do so love history! especially WEIRD history :D

Oh and BH, feel free to PM Murometz on AMORC if you ever join!!

One note on sub: A lot of these so-called "affiliations", have been shown/proven(?) to be a bunch of Mularkey over the years! Common sense tell us so, as well. DaVinci, for one, apparently had time to be a memeber of evey shadowy cult, organization, and cabal since the beginning of time! :D

Rabelais a Rosicrucian? Never, Never I say! Oh and AMORC never actually acquired a foothold in Russia, unless you count drunken tsarists discussing the concept over several bottles of vodka :D

However, that doesn't make all the speculation any less fun!
Barbarian Horde
January 21, 2009, 19:26
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If I may say something to you about Da Vinci. Leonardo Da Vinci was never a member of many secret societies at the same time. Most probably he was active in a small rosicrucian school when he lived in Florence, but remember that he spent many years working for the Kings in France. Now, The Rosicrucian Order, A.M.O.R.C. just as The S.R.I.A. guard many secret teachings tha go back to antiquity and serve as proof of it's traditional history(I mean the Rosicrucian Tradition). The Confraternity of the Rose+Cross maintains the original lessons from the time of H. Spencer Lewis, but that is more resent that Ancient Egypt.
Chaosmark
January 21, 2009, 21:14
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If you had read a bit closer, you would have realized that Muro was being sarcastic, and proving a point. The point being: if we were to believe all the tales about Leonardo, he had the time to be a member in every secret whatever since the beginning of time. Which is quite obviously false if you apply just a little bit of common sense to it.
Barbarian Horde
April 21, 2006, 11:46
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hello i have read through ur publications and willing
to become a full member how can i go about it?my email adressed is removed to prevent harvesting
Ancient Gamer
April 21, 2006, 12:00
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http://www.strolen.com/guild/index.php?action=register

Click the above link and register
Voted Mourngrymn
April 21, 2006, 12:17
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I read this a while ago but this just popped back up. While the idea is interesting to bring real life to fantasy, we all have done this, I really fail to see what is special about the information here. I am voting on the concept of pulling this informaiton in, not of the entire submission itelf.

I know I could do a search on these guysmyself, but that defeats the purpose of detailing a submission on the site. It should give me enough information to want to go and do research on them because I want to learn more, not because I want to learn about what was submitted.
Barbarian Horde
June 8, 2006, 21:04
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I been a member since 2003; I have found the studies to be long, but life is long. I has helped me to learn about man, and has helped me to find the inner power in which has empowered me as a person and as a spiritual being.through the studies i have been able to enlighten me to understand my mission and the purpose. It is non religious but highly spiritual.
Murometz
June 8, 2006, 21:12
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Amen.

The AMORC members are giving this post a spooky vibe! ;P
Barbarian Horde
July 22, 2006, 18:06
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Sai Ram... Amorc's lessons were written as a process and should not be under rated. Why worry about time and effort. Simple persistance pays dividends. I've known many great AMORC members over the years. Most capable of producing amazing practical results.

Any lesson can be worked, worked and reworked. Too often people want more words... Words around the world are in plenty. Following the process and doing the work in the Sanctum with the presence of the Master watching and guiding in the process is something else.

Philosophical inquiry can be garnered anywhere. A structured foundation is hard to establish.

Amorc's lessons were designed to guide one safely as one would pass over the waters in a philosophical boat, upon which one should learn to dive for pearls and dig for treasures that lie beneath the waves. Amorc points out the path and provides the slow steady development that helps one dive deep...

Forget about personalities. Forget about time. If you follow this path do it with sincere effort to expand and open and dig for the truth. No man can be initiated by history lessons. The history is there, however there are many who would turn the history upside down so that none of it will make any sense. Moreover to confuse and dishearten neophytes to turn them away from the path.

Until you become a deep investigator of history, take it with a grain of salt and simply persist. Work on the work. Follow the pointers and do the exercises the open yourself up to the Mysteries. The world if filled with them. Many are openly displayed, but until you open up, it's impossible to recognize these. They do not fill the Academy's any more than one can become a buddhist thru the study of Buddhist history. DHS... FRC
manfred
July 23, 2006, 3:06
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Thank you for this authentic addition. It is hard to get such believable texts for our invented religions, to get a feel for the respective gospel, or the way a believer would speak to others. Now if we only could get this for other ones...
CaptainPenguin
July 26, 2006, 16:03
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It is strange how many real Rosicrucians we've attracted with this... Good job, Moon. :D
Barbarian Horde
May 24, 2007, 16:31
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Peace Profound.

FRC Brett Correia (10th Degree AMORC)
Barbarian Horde
May 24, 2007, 16:33
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The order reveals ALL iner truth to those who seek it.

FRC Brett Correia (10th Degree AMORC)
MoonHunter
May 24, 2007, 17:40
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Now if any of the AMORC would add to the submission or provide us with more information...
Barbarian Horde
March 28, 2008, 15:32
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What information is it that you require?

FRC Brett Correia (AMORC South Africa)
Barbarian Horde
May 4, 2008, 3:55
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hello fellow fr.
I am a member of the order in nigeria but i left to india to stay for my business 4 months after i joined this great organisation.
Can you please send me the Indian address of the Amorc ..
my email id is eeuchendu@myself.com.
May the good wish of the only universal cosmic God be with you as i anticipates your benignant help.
Barbarian Horde
June 11, 2008, 6:05
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I have been a member now for thirty years.
I first contacted the Order as a very young and idealistic mother and as a Rosicrucian I have been able to hold on to that idealism, to grow in understanding and wisdom. Thanks to the teachings of AMORC.
Have no fears about joining an esoteric Order. There is a lot of information on the internet about many different organisations.There are many lamps but only one Light.Your heart will tell you which one.
The beauty of AMORC is that it keeps its feet firmly in our time too. I recommend the book
" Wisdom of the Mystic Masters" by Joseph J Weed, a very short version of the teachings which may help you decide. I understand this book was not sanctioned by AMORC because they felt that time was needed to fully develop what was being propounded. I know this to be true.
The teachings come " Consecrated to Truth and Dedicated to every Rosicrucian". That says it all for me. Be brave . Theres' not enough magic in the world.
Barbarian Horde
June 11, 2008, 6:11
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My apologies Brett.
I posted the last comment in your name in error.
My name is Marian and I am a long time member in Australia.
Love and Light to you Frater and the good people on this posting.
I'll be more careful next time.
Barbarian Horde
August 17, 2008, 21:47
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I am responding to you because you have been a member for over thirty years. Therefore, I assumed you might have an enlightened perspective on the loss of your former Imperator, Gary Lee Stewart. I understand you will not provide me with any information but at least I can hope for some help, maybe.
Sincerely,

Bill Johns

williamjohns@rocketmail.com
Barbarian Horde
June 25, 2008, 9:20
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query: what power (inner or otherwise) have you received from being in AMORC? I mean can any of you guys astral travel? read minds? win at least more than 80% at cards? really be able to do any "magickal" stuff and not just the kind of stuff that people can imagine being able to do.
Barbarian Horde
June 26, 2008, 6:49
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There seems to be a great deal of unterest in amorc. Surely a person searching for spiritual guidance would love contact/discussions with others of a similiar ilk. Follow your heart, and don't judge - we are really all in the same boat. Love and light.
Barbarian Horde
September 25, 2008, 22:14
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MY NAME IS TIMOTHY BARNES AND I'M A MEMBER OF THE ORDER BUT DO'NT FINISH MY LESSONS AND WOULD LIKE TO FINISH AND GET TO THE DEGREES LESSONS.MY E-MAIL IS TIMOTHYBARNES341@YAHOO.COM LOVE AND LIGHT.
Michael Jotne Slayer
September 26, 2008, 12:26
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This is creepy. Maybe you should change the name of the sub Moon?
MoonHunter
September 26, 2008, 13:42
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Yes it is slightly. Of course we say the same thing about the torture submissions, and we haven't purged those either.

It does prove that there are a lot of people who don't read what is gonig on, or think about the what and why. That is why we leave their email in here to be harvested by spider bots.

However, it is a perfectly valid submission with good content. If any of our friends would ADD anything to the discussion, it would be perfect.
Barbarian Horde
November 10, 2008, 18:00
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if you not a member of amorc while did you try to know or learn anything from its member online? i curse any mouth or hand that will say anything aganist any esoteric society which he or she never know much about it.

Dr f.s. frc.amad.
(akhnatan 2nd)
Voted Chaosmark
November 12, 2008, 11:21
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Reading through this, I'm honestly not sure what you were doing except giving us a starting point, Moon. I'm seeing a brief history, and a listing of people who were associated with it. Nothing about society goals, nor explanations about the magical abilities of members. What spell domains do they cover? Illusions? Combat magics? Divinations? How powerful are their spells? How pervasive are they supposed to be within a world, and how far does their influence reach? Are they a hidden order, or merely one that avoids garnering public attention?

It just seems to me that this is more of a, "Oh look, here's a group of people from the real world that you can use, you should go research them." instead of, "Here's a fully fleshed out society of mages and aristocrats with such and such goals. They accomplish those goals from the shadows, yadda yadda." Submissions drawing on the real world should still be fully fleshed out in the same way that others are. Would you truly have accepted this of a purely-fantasy society writeup?

I don't mean to come across too harshly, but I just didn't get anything out of this aside from learning of the existence of a certain secret society that's still around today.
Barbarian Horde
November 14, 2008, 10:32
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PLEASE I LIKE AMORC VERY WELL AND I WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER.
THANKS UDOMA FROM NIGERIA.
Murometz
November 14, 2008, 22:19
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And thank you, Udoma from Nigeria.

But this is not the place to join. This is a site for role-palying ideas. Make-believe. We use interesting concepts from real life as inspirations for our games.

Love and Light!
Strolenite Murometz (8th Level Archmaster of Skillfull Ink Slinging)
Voted Grey
November 14, 2008, 23:17
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This is a good read, especially when you take the comments into account. Slightly creepy, but a good read.
Voted valadaar
April 9, 2013, 10:09
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A lightning rod of odd barbarians. :)

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