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The Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz

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The Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD: MARIE STEINER

THE DAWN OF OCCULTISM IN THE MODERN AGE I

Spiritual Science in historical evolution and its pivot in Rosicrucianism — Mention of 3rd April, 33 A.D. — The period of darkness in the thirteenth century and its ending — The occult mission of the Twelve Wise Men and their work in connection with the youth who in Initiation became Christian Rosenkreutz — The crisis in the world of the demons — Salvation through cultivation of the powers of the “I.”

Kassel, 27th January, 1912

THE DAWN OF OCCULTISM IN THE MODERN AGE II.

Three categories of experiences in the life of soul — Chance and Necessity — Blows of fate and intimate occurrences in life — Fading memories in the life of thought and ideation; permanent memories in the life of feeling; these are transformed into impulses of will — through such impulses of will we can recognise the beckoning sign given by Christian Rosenkreutz to those chosen by him.

Kassel, 29th January, 1912

THE TRUE ATTITUDE TO KARMA

The nature of karma as destiny — The “wiser being” within us — Study of karma and how karma is experienced in the world — Happiness and joy are experiences bestowed by Grace.

Wien, 8th February, 1912

INTIMATE WORKINGS OF KARMA

Exercises for the development of memory belonging to the life of feeling — The consequences of experiences in the spiritual world — The condition of darkness in the twelfth-thirteenth century — The resurrection of the ancient forms of sacred wisdom in the souls of the Twelve in the thirteenth century A.D. — Into this “College” of the Twelve, a Thirteenth is taken.

Wien, 9th February, 1912

THE CHRIST IMPULSE AS LIVING REALITY

The work of the Bodhisattvas — The office and rank of Buddha-hood — The successor of Gautama Buddha — Prophetic anticipation of the Christ Mystery in the Schools of the Essenes — The Christ Mystery presented in the form of pictorial enactment's in the ancient rituals — Jeshu ben Pandira and Matthew — The Matthew Gospel describes the stages of the old Initiation up to the point where Jesus becomes the bearer of Christ — The content and substance of the Mysteries are enacted on the physical plane as a reality of world-history — During the middle years of life a great transformation takes place in the soul of one who is destined to receive the Bodhisattva into himself — In about 3,000 years from now the Bodhisattva will become the Maitreya Buddha, the Bringer of the Good through the power of the word — Vision in the astral sphere of the Christ in His Ether-Form; later on, this Form is revealed in the aesthetic and then in the moral spheres — The sources of Christianity and the spiritual preparations made by the twelve wise men in the thirteenth century — The manuscript of the Matthew Gospel translated by Jerome.

München, 18th and 19th November, 1911

“THE STARRY HEAVEN ABOVE ME — THE MORAL LAW WITHIN ME”

The Akasha Chronicle of the Sun — Journey through the heavens of the fixed stars; thence the return through the planetary spheres to the next birth.

St. Gallen, 19th December, 1912

THE MISSION OF CHRISTIAN ROSENKREUTZ

Copernicanism and the revolutionary change in human thinking — The illusory character of this new form of knowledge — The relation of Christian Rosenkreutz to Gautama Buddha — The Mystery-Centre by the Black Sea where Buddha taught, in his spirit-form — His work is subsequently continued by his pupil, St. Francis of Assisi — The anxiety among occultists as to the threatened separation of men into two categories — Christian Rosenkreutz sends Buddha, his closest pupil, to Mars — The purification of Mars through Buddha's deed of sacrifice — The Mars-forces, now radiating peace, work into the souls of men between death and a new birth.

A potent and effective Meditation is to picture the deeds of Christian Rosenkreutz in the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries — Christian Rosenkreutz in the midst of the Twelve — Buddha is sent by him to perform a cosmic deed of sacrifice on Mars — Reference to the Sermon at Benares.

Neuchatel, 18th December, 1912

A CONCLUDING INDICATION



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