The True and Invisible
by Paul Foster Case
The True and
Rosicrucian Order is
a thorough presentation of the Rosicrucian system of Initiation by
Dr. Paul Foster Case. He explains that Rosicrucianism is based not
upon earthly organizations, but on personal inner development, and
clearly describes the distinctive characteristics as well as the
grades of the Rosicrucian path. The treatise is
divided into two main parts by Dr. Case. The first is a careful
examination and interpretation of the principal Rosicrucian
manifestoes, the Fama Fraternitatis and the Confessio Fraternitatis.
The second part is an explanation of the Rosicrucian Grade system,
as applied to the diagram of the Tree of Life and Tarot
attributions. By participating in the outlined procedures, aspirants
are put on the right track of preparing themselves for union with
the Higher Self, which may or may not include group work with an
outer order or fraternity
first editions of 1927, 1928 and 1933 were of limited publication.
The fourth and most complete expansion of the text by Paul Case was
finished in 1937, revised by him in 1953 just before his death, and
published in hardcover by Weiser in 1985. It represents the full
maturity of his thought on this subject.
. . . develops a profound analysis of both the pre- and post-Masonic
Rosicrucians and sheds some wonderful light on Freemasonry to boot!
[Case] defines Rosicrucianism very simply as Christian Hermeticism
allied with Kabbalah. His elucidation from this simple clear
viewpoint is one of the clearest and most helpful yet produced for
those actually on the path.
Case was considered an authority on Western mysticism. His
"Rosicrucian order" is not an organization but the medieval
tradition itself. His explanation of the classical Rosicrucian
grades vividly lays out ascending principles-truths expressed
differently, according to individual readiness.
ISBN: 0 87728 709 0
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