The Confession of the Brotherhood of the Rosycross
Jan van Rijckenborgh
The Confessio, or confession, is the second manifesto. Here J. van Rijckenborgh focuses on the words of the classic Rosicrucians as the key issue: 'The earth is the melting pot in which we are cast down, so that the gold of the spirit will be able to free itself from the lower and transmute into soul-gold. That is the human destination.' The Rosicrucian manifestos were issued between 1614 and 1616 in Germany, as the spiritual testament of the classic Rosicrucians. The Manifestos spread rapidly, also in the Netherlands. Their call for a general reformation caused much commotion throughout Europe.