Called by the World Heart
On The Origin And The Development Of The Spiritual School Of The Golden Rosycross And Its Founders
Every gnostic manifestation undertaken on behalf of the Universal Brotherhood and in complete service to humanity, has an outward manifestation and its own history. As with all true spiritual endeavours, the exoteric, outward manifestation, is always accompanied by an esoteric, inner development. This book takes the reader through the development of the Spiritual School of the Golden Rosycross, and the many esoteric movements that impacted on and influenced the inner task and insight of its Founders. Inspired by the chain of the Universal Brotherhood, Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri took on their task in complete dedication to the service of humanity.
Every world work that is undertaken on behalf of the Gnostic Kingdom, and in complete service to humanity, has an outward manifestation and its own history. Such a history, when seen in conjunction with the spiritual aims and impulses that drive its activity, can provide great insights for those who wish to join the community of souls that walk this path of construction and service. Starting from the very first initiatives that began in 1920, this book traces the efforts, activities, experiences and insights of Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri, the founders and Grandmasters of the Spiritual School of the Golden Rosycross, as well as recognising many of the devoted and tireless workers that stood beside them in the development of the sevenfold world work.
But as with all true spiritual endeavours, the exoteric, outward manifestation, is always accompanied by an esoteric, inner development, that is treated with equal importance in this book, when discussing the inner and outer ‘temple’. The reader is taken through the pre-WWII growth of the School, and introduced to the many esoteric movements (Theosophy, the Hermetic Society, the Quest Society, Anthroposophy – to name a few), that impacted on and influenced the development of the inner task and insight of the Grandmasters. Chief amongst these, was the affinity the Grandmasters experienced with Max Hiendel and his Rosicrucian Fellowship, and the lasting influence he had.
After WWII however, was when the Lectorium Rosicrucian, inspired by the chain of the Universal Brotherhood, left these indirect influences behind, and took on its task in complete dedication to the service of humanity. As history shows, the growth of the Spiritual School could not only be seen in the growth of the places of service (temples and conference centres) that were dedicated to the work, but could also be seen in the sevenfold development of the inner work. Thus the reader is, through the lenses of history, given an insight in this book, of the spiritual development and activity of the work undertaken on behalf of humanity, through the guidance of the Universal Brotherhood.
Read Quotes from this book...
The Work in the Netherlands (The First Period – 1924-1935). (Page 92)
The Importance of the Construction of the Inner and the Outer Temple (The Second Period 1935-1946). (Page 119)
The New Approach (The Third Period 1946-1957). (Page 227)