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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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rosicrucianism. For it is not absurd to suppose many are overwhelmed with the conflict of thought which is occasioned by our unhoped graciousness, unto whom as yet be unknown the wonders of the sixth age, or who, by reason of the course of the world, esteem the things to come like unto the present, and, hindered by the obstacles of their age, live no otherwise in the world then as men blind, who, in the light of noon, discern nothing onely by feeling.

But let them think, that although there be a medicine to be had which might fully cure all diseases, nevertheless those whom God hath destined to plague with diseases, neverthelesss those whom God hath destined to plaque with diseases, and to keep under the rod of correction, such shall never obtain any such medicine. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We do not reject parables.

For there do govern only wise and understanding men, who by the king’s permission make particular laws; according unto which example also the government shall be instituted in Europe whereof we have a description set down by our Christianly Father when first is done and come to pass that which is to precede.

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.

We fraternihatis not to be received by you, but invite you unto our more than kingly houses and palaces, and that verily not by our own proper motion, but that you likewise may know it as forced unto it, by the instigation of the Spirit of God, by his admonitions, and by the occasion of this present time. And moreover, excellent wits ought comfessio to be drawn to the tincture of metals, before they be exercised well in the knowledge of Nature.

It hath been necessary that the Fama be set forth in everyone’s mother tongue, because those should not be defrauded of the knowledge thereof, whom although they be unlearned God hath not excluded from the happiness of this Fraternity, the which shall be divided and parted into certain degrees; as those which dwell in the city of Damascus in Arabia, who have a far different politick order from the other Arabians.

Even in such manner as heretofore, many godly people have secretly and altogether desperately pushed at the Pope’s tyranny, which afterwards, with great, earnest, and especial zeal in Germany, was fonfessio from his seat, and trodden underfoot, whose final fall is delayed, and kept for our times, when he also shall be scratched in pieces with nails, and an end be made of his ass’s cry, by a new voice.


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The Rosicrucian Confessio Fraternitatis by Arthur Edward Waite

Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Books by Arthur Edward Waite. Andreae and his friends. What think you, therefore, O Mortals, seeing that we sincerely confess Christ, execrate the pope, addict ourselves to the true philosophy, lead a worthy life, and dayly call, intreat, and invite many more unto our Fraternity, unto whom the same Light of God likewise appeareth? O ye people, God’s counsel is far otherwise, who hath concluded now to increase and enlarge the number of our Fraternity, the which we with such joy have undertaken, as we have heretofore obtained this great treasure without our merits, yea without our hopes, and thoughts, and purpose with the like fidelity to put the same in practice, that neither the compassion nor pity of our own children which some of us in the Fraternity have shall draw us from it, because we know these unhoped for goods cannot be inherited, nor by chance be obtained.

Minna marked it as to-read Mar 31, The new world view as it was set out by Kepler, Galilei or Tycho Brahe was opposed in the Counter-Reformation by strong forces of the Catholic Church and traditional science.

fratenitatis Similarities also were evident in the doctrinal elements of their theurgy and the story of fraternitatiw in terms of emanationism. He must needs be insatiable to whom neither poverty, diseases, nor danger can any longer reach, who, as one raised above all men, hath rule over that which loth anguish, afflict, and pain others, yet will give himself again to idle things, will build, make wars, and domineer, because he hath of gold sufficient, and of silver an inexhaustible.

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 fraterbitatis our Lord Jesus Christ, and offer and present with a good will to the chief head of the Roman Empire our prayers, secrets, and great treasures of confesslo. Ludolf von Mackensen emphasised. Salvatore M added it Nov 14, The Legend shows an agreement with six articles that they drew up Prior to their separation, bounding themselves one to another to keep:.

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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 the Rosicrucian Brothers describe themselves as Christian ” What think you, loving people, and how seem you affected, seeing that you now understand fraterniitatis 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: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Ye that are wise eschew such books, and have recourse to us, who seek not your moneys, but offer unto you most willingly our great treasures.


God is confessil otherwise pleased, for he exalteth the lowly, and pulleth down the proud with disdain; to those which are of few works, he sendeth his holy Angel to speak with them, but the unclean babblers he driveth in the wilderness and solitary places. Therefore, one day it will come to pass, 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.

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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. Shawn Smith rated it liked it Sep 14, There were many similarities between the Rosicrucian way as expressed in the manifestos and the way of life of the Brethren of Purity. But the work itself shall be attributed to the blessedness of our age.

You, however, for whom it is enough to be serviceable out of curiosity to any ordinance, or who are dazzled by the glistering of gold, or who, though now upright, might.

Confessio Fraternitatis

PaperbackConfesssio auflage editionpages. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Rosicrucians clearly adopted through the Manifestos the Pythagorean tradition of envisioning objects and ideas in terms of their numeric aspects, and, on the other hand, they directly state in the Confessio Fraternitatis: Lists with This Book. Yet to whom it is permitted that he may see, and confesio his instruction use, those great letters and characters which the Lord god hath written and imprinted in heaven and earth’s edifice, through the alteration of government, which hath been from time to time altered and reviewed, the same is already although as yet unknown to himself ours.

Nate Stuart marked it as to-read Jan 29, Mohammad added it Mar 18, In his later works, alchemy is the object of ridicule and is placed with music, art, theatre and astrology in the category of less serious sciences.

This would imply that “Father C. Ian added it Aug 02, Fama fraternitatis ; Confessio fraternitatis ; Chymische Hochzeit: InThomas Vaughan translated the work into English. So that it is no wonder that we are not so eloquent in other languages, the which we know that they are altogether disagreeing to the language of our forefathers, Adam and Enoch, and were through the Babylonical confusion wholly hidden.

Certainly if you will perform the same, this profit will follow, that all those goods which Nature hath in all parts of the world wonderfully dispersed, shall at one time altogether be given unto you, and shall easily disburden you of all that which obscureth the understanding of man, and hindereth the working thereof, like unto the vain eccentrics and epicycles.

And not only to have it continually in the mouth, but to know how to apply and direct the true understanding of it to all times and ages of the world. The manifestos had been translated into five languages.