Fama400: 400th Anniversary of the Rosicrucian Manifestos

volume 36 nr 6

November/December 2014

Fama400: 400th Anniversary of the Rosicrucian Manifestos

Introduction

How can we, people of the 21st century, live and change in such a way, that a new perspective of life can open up for mankind as a whole? Four hundred years ago appeared in the south of Germany the classical Rosicrucian writings. They called the European spiritual world to ‘a general worldwide reformation’. The story of Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreuz Anno 1459 (1616) describes the way of initiation according to the alchemy of Christian Rosycross, his transformation of spirit, soul and body, and the becoming of the immortal man. The great spiritual impulse of these writings continues to work in our times. This publication of the pentagram offers contributions within the context of Fama400. Therein sounds the inspired enthusiasm and cooperation of those, to whom the young brotherhood mattered. Brothers who explored ‘the great miracle that is the human being’, succeeded in liberating the potential lying hidden in the unknown spiritual half of the human being as a microcosm.

Articles in this issue...

02
In quest for the unknown
05
Connect your mental power to your soul - the sublime triangle
10
Gottfried Arnold and the Rosicrucians
17
World images - The fourth manifesto
18
Search for the World Soul and the fiery Monad
28
Johann Valentin Andreae’s time in Bebenhausen
36
Secrets of the Fama