19-04-13

Sovereign Order of the Elder Brethren Rose + Cross

Sovereign Order of the Elder Brethren Rose X Cross

Founded by Pope John XXII of Avignon (France) in 1317

Philippus-Laurentius, Grand Master (1975-)

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Foreword by the General Grand Master

 

Violence was approved by society and supported by religion faiths, and proved commonplace of civilised communities. What are now known as the Crusades represent one manifestation of this phenomenon, distinctive to Western European culture over five-hundred years from the late eleventh century of the Christian Era. The Crusades were wars justified by faith conducted against real or imagined enemies defined by religious and political elites as perceived threats to the Christian faithful.

 

Throughout the Medieval Ages, the Mohammedans were more civilised and more humane than the Christians. Like in last World Wars under National Socialism, the Hitlerian Era, Christians gladly persecuted the Jews, especially at times of religious excitement; the Crusades were associated with appalling pogroms. In Islamic countries, on the contrary, Jews at most times were not in any way ill-treated. Especially in Moorish Spain, they contributed to learning; Maimonides (1135-1204), who was born at Cordova, is regarded by some as the source of much of Spinoza’s philosophy. When the Christians reconquered Spain, it was largely the Jews who transmitted to them the learning of the Moors. Learned Jews, who knew Hebrew, Greek and Arabic, and were acquainted with the philosophy of Aristotle, imparted their knowledge to less learned schoolmen. They transmitted also less desirable things, such as alchemy and astrology. After the Medieval Ages, the Jews still contributed largely to civilisation as individuals, but no langer as a race.

 

The religious beliefs crucial to such warfare placed enormous significance on imagined awesome but reassuring supernatural forces of overwhelming power and proximity that were nevertheless expressed in hard concrete physical acts as: prayer, penance, giving alms, attending church, pilgrimage and in spite of the God of Love, “violence”, because he also hates the sinful. Today, we are all convinced that not God created man, but man created God, which makes all the difference in our ways of thinking and acting.

 

In the eleventh century of the Christian Era, the region between the Atlantic, the Sahara Desert, the Persian Gulf, the rivers of Western Russia and the Artic Circle lived in the shadow of two great empires, Rome and the Baghdad caliphate, and accommodated two world religions, Christianity and Islam. However, the legacy of the classical Roman Empire still determined cultural assumptions even outside the attenuated rump of the Eastern Roman Empire that survived as a comparatively modest but still powerful Greek-speaking empire situated between the Danube and the Taurus mountains, based on Constantinople, known to modern historians as Byzantium. In Western Europe north of the Pyrenees, where Roman imperial rule had vanished five centuries before, the image of Rome, in law as well as in art, architecture, learning and the Latin language, persisted, even in places between the Rhine and Elbe where the legions had never established their grip. The rulers of Germany claimed to be the heirs of the Western Roman Emperors, direct successors to the Caesars. To the East of Byzantium, the Near East, Egypt, the southern Mediterranean coastlands and most of the Iberian Peninsula preserved the inheritance of the great Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth centuries, which had established an empire centred on the caliph (Commander of the Faithful, political heir of the Prophet) of Baghdad from the mid-eighth century. Cultural divisions were reinforced and defined by religion; Christianity in Byzantium and Western Europe from northern Iberia to the Elbe, Ireland to the Hungarian plain; Islam to the east and south, in western Asia, north Africa and the southern Mediterranean. Neither religions block seemed to be united.

 

One of the curious things about the Medieval Ages and the Crusades is that they were original and creative without knowing it. All parties justified their policies by antiquarian and archaistic arguments. The Emperor appealed in Germany, to the feudal principles of the time of Charlemagne; in Italy, to Roman law and power of ancient Emperors. The Lombard cities went still further back, to the institutions of republican Rome. The papal party based its claims partly on the forged donation of Constantine, partly on the relations of Saul and Samuel as told in the Old Testament. The scholastics appealed either to the Scriptures or at first to Plato and then to Aristotle; when they were original, they tried to conceal the fact. The Crusades were an endeavour to restore the state of affairs that had existed before the rise of Islam.

 

The Crusades need not concern us as wars, but they have a certain importance in relation to culture. It was natural for the papacy to take the lead in the initiating of a Crusade, since the object was increased by the war propaganda and by the religious zeal that was excited. Along the Christian side, another important effect was the massacre of large numbers of Jews; those who were not massacred were often despoiled of their property and forcibly baptised. There were largely murders of Jews in Germany at the time of the first Crusade, and in England, at the time of the third Crusade, on the accession of Richard Coeur de Lion, York, where the first Christian Emperor had begun his reign, was the scene of one of the most appalling mass-atrocities against Jews. The Jews, before the Crusades, had almost a monopoly of the trade in Eastern goods throughout Europe; after the Crusades, as a result of the persecution of Jews, this trade was largely in Christian hands.

 

We cannot possible believe the dogmas of religion and metaphysics if we have the strict methods of truth in heart and mind, but on the other hand, we have become through the development of humanity so tenderly sensitively suffering that we would need the highest kind of means of salvation and consolation: whence arises danger that man may bleed to death through the truth that he recognises. Byron expresses this is immortal line:

 

Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most

 

Must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth,

 

The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.’

 

Philippus-Laurentius

 

Grand Master General

 

of the

 

Sovereign Order Of the Elder Brethren Rose X Cross

 

© 1975-2013

 

 

Templar, Chivalry

The Knights Templar

 

Brief History of the Crusades and Knights  Templar

 

 

 

Occultism, Baphomet, Templars

 

Baphomet Veneration among the Crusaders

(Illustrated Story)

 

Templar, Crusade, Chivalry

 

Order of the Poor Knights of Christ, Guardians 

of the Holy Land

 

Alchemy, Templar, Occultism

 

 

Rose X Cross Chronicles

 

Ebook   

 

  

 

Knights, Templars, Chivalry, history

 

 

A la Recherche du Saint Graal de la Connaissance

 

Étude sur Nos Ordres Chevaleresques

 

Templars, Chivalry, History, Crusades

 

 

Generalities about the O.S.F.A.RXC

and  Knighthood Information

and Lineages

 

Templar, Crusades, Chivalry, History

Le volume  ci-dessous renferme les preuves appartenant aux derniers règnes de la dynastie « de Lusignan », et les suppléments forment des documents nouveaux de l’époque de l’auteur. Les documents et mémoires ont été repris par Roger Caro (Pierre Phoebus) auteur du livre susmentionné. Autant que ce livre sur « l’Ile de Chypres sous le Règne des Princes de la Maison de Lusignan est depuis son impression deux siècles dernier, et maintenant « domaine public » Roger Caro y a puisé abondamment  pour mener à bien son livre « Rituel F.A.R+C et Deux Textes Alchimiques Inédits – suivi de « Vérité sur les Descendants des Anciens Rois de Chypre. » A l’époque il n’y avait pas la facilité qu’on a aujourd’hui avec Internet pour entamer n’importe quelle recherche. On lui doit tout remerciement pour les recherches faites. Néanmoins, le droit d’auteur revient en question pour ce qui est du copié. Le livre de M.L de Mas Latrie, en date de MDCCCLV est aujourd’hui « domaine public ».

Histoire de l’Ile de Chypre sous le Règne des Princes de la Maison de Lusignan

 

Par M.L. De Mas Latrie


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Investiture to the Knighthood or Chivalry

in French


 

 

Chivalry, Templars, Crusades, History

 

Alchemists’ Concordance

by Philippus-Laurentius

Ebook

 

 

La Vérité sur la Famille des Lusignan

du Levant

par Jacques Roux de Lusignan - 5 mai 1881

Ebook

 

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Ritual of Reception of an Elder Brother of the Rose X Cross

Ebook

 

 

Rose X Cross Chronicles

Scroll Two

Ebook

 

Templars, Crusades, History, Chivalry 

Ebook Scroll III, Part One

 

Templars, Crusades, History, Chivalry, Alchemy

This Ebook is  the third volume of “Rose+Cross Chronicles, Scroll III (Part Two)” about our Rose+Cross Archives as evidence, and historical events since 1317. With this research work we hope that our Order of maximum 33 members will finally entered into the historical accounts round the world, and a publication for alchemists and occultists.

 EBook

 

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Rose X Cross Chronicles

 

Scroll Three, Part Three

 

Documents belonging to O.S.F.AXC

 

Arranged by Philippus-Laurentius, General Grand Master

 

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Catalogue of most recent

 

available EBooks

 

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