In this article, Christian Rebisse presents the history and narratives of the three Rosicrucian Manifestos published in , , and —the Fama. Confessio Fraternitatis or The Confession of the Laudable Fraternity of the Most Honorable Order of the Rosy Cross, Written to All the Learned. The Rosicrucian Manifestos: Fama Fraternitatis and Confessio Fraternitatis. Originally published anonymously in and The contents of this docu-.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This would imply that “Father C. Roskenkreuz worked on the book with other members of the order; the m. So there hath been ages or times which have seen, there have also been ages that have heard, smelt, and tasted.

And as we do now securely call the Pope Antichrist, which was. For form thence are proceeded an innumerable sort of all manner of false opinions and heresies, that scarce the wisest of all was able to know whose doctrine and opinion he should follow and embrace, and could not well and easily be discerned; seeing on confesslo one part craternitatis were detained, hindered, and brought into errors through the respect of the philosophers and learned men, and on the other part through true experience.

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Confessio Fraternitatis

Fama fraternitatis ; Confessio fraternitatis ; Chymische Hochzeit: The original description page was here. He must needs be insatiable to whom neither poverty, diseases, nor danger can any longer reach, who, as one raised above all men, cnfessio rule over that which loth anguish, afflict, and pain others, yet will give himself again to idle things, will build, make wars, and domineer, because he hath of gold sufficient, and of silver an inexhaustible.


Although we believe ourselves to have sufficiently unfolded to you in the Fama the nature of our order, wherein we follow the will of our most excellent father, nor can by any be suspected of heresy, nor of any attempt against the commonwealth, we hereby do condemn the East and the West meaning the Pope and Mahomet for their blasphemies against our Lord Jesus Christ, and offer to the chief head of the Roman Empire our prayers, secrets, and great treasures of gold.

The new world view as it was set out by Kepler, Galilei or Tycho Brahe was opposed in the Counter-Reformation by strong forces of the Catholic Church and traditional science.

Confessio Fraternitatis

Retrieved from ” https: But to whom would not this be acceptable, for to be manifested to everyone rather that to have it kept and spared, as an especial ornament for the appointed time to come? In addition, Steiner proceeded from the possibility of supersensory perception which opened up to a person through meditation. For there do govern only wise and understanding men, who by the king’s permission make particular laws; according unto which example also the government shall be instituted in Europe whereof we have a description set down by our Christianly Father when first is done and come to pass that which is to precede.

Although the Fama be set forth in five languages, and is manifested to everyone, yet we do partly very well know that the unlearned and gross wits will not receive nor regard the same; as also the worthiness of those who shall be accepted into our Fraternity cohfessio not esteemed and known of us by Man’s carefulness, but by the Rule of our Revelation and Manifestation.

Mykul4life added it Dec 28, Yet we have thought good, and fit for the learned’s sakes, to add somewhat more to this, and make a better explanation if there be anything too deep, hidden, and set down over dark in the Fama, or for certain reasons fraternitahis altogether omitted, and left out; hoping herewith the learned will be more addicted unto us, and be made far more fit and willing for our purpose.


According to the Confessio a fundamental requisite to achieve this knowledge is ” that we be earnest to attain to the understanding fraternihatis knowledge of philosophy ” fratdrnitatis the Rosicrucian Brothers describe themselves as Christian ” What think you, loving people, and how seem you affected, seeing that you now understand and know, that we acknowledge ourselves truly and sincerely to profess Christ ” but not in the exotericpopular Christianity sense ” condemn the Pope, ” but as an esoteric Christianity: Yet we draternitatis thought good for the sake of.

We ought therefore here to observe well, and make it known unto everyone, that God hath certainly and most assuredly concluded to send and grant to the world before her end, which presently thereupon shall ensue, such a truth, light, life, and glory, as the first man Adam had, which he lost in Paradise, after which his successors were put and driven, with him, to misery. Retrieved from ” https: We hunt not after your goods with invented lying tinctures, but desire to make you partakes of our goods.

As in the human head there are two organs of hearing, two of sight, and two of smell, but onely one of speech, and it were but vain to expect speech from the ears, or hearing from the eyes, so there have been ages which have seen, others which have heard, others again that have smelt and tasted. There were many similarities between the Rosicrucian way as expressed in the manifestos and the way of life of the Brethren of Purity.

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Even in such manner as heretofore, many godly people have secretly and altogether desperately pushed at the Pope’s tyranny, which afterwards, with great, earnest, and especial zeal in Germany, was thrown from his seat, and trodden underfoot, whose final fall is delayed, and kept for our times, when he also shall be scratched in pieces with nails, and an end be made of his ass’s cry, by a new voice.

Open Preview See a Problem? As we now willingly confess, that may principal men by their writings will be a great furtherance unto this Reformation which is to come; so we desire not to have this honour ascribed to us, as if such work were only commanded and imposed upon us.

Concerning the alteration and amendment of Philosophy, we have as much as this present is confeszio sufficiently declared, to wit, that the same is altogether weak and faulty; yet we doubt not, although the most part falsely do allege that she I know not how is sound and strong, yet notwithstanding she fetches her last breath and is departing. As we now confess that many high intelligences by their writings will be a great furtherance unto this Reformation which is to come, so do we by no fraternitaris arrogate to ourselves this glory, as if such a work were onely imposed on us, but we testify with our Saviour Christ, that sooner shall the stones rise up and offer their service, then there shall be any want of executors of God’s counsel.

The third work of the Rosicrucians, the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuzprinted for the first time in Strasbourg indocuments the intricate inner path of spiritual experience.

Whatsoever you have heard, O mortals, concerning our Fraternity by the trumpet sound of the Fama R. But to the false hypocrites, and to those that seek other faternitatis than wisdom, we say and witness by these presents publicly, we cannot be made known, and be betrayed unto them; and much less they shall be able to hurt as any manner of way without the will of God; but they shall certainly be partakers of all the punishment spoken of in our Fama; so their wicked counsels shall light upon themselves, and our treasures shall remain untouched and unstirred, until the Lion doth come, who will ask them for his use, and employ them for the confirmation and establishment of his kingdom.

Therefore it is requisite, that we be earnest to attain to the understanding and knowledge of philosophy. THE translation of this manifesto which follows the Fama in the edition accredited by the great name of Eugenius Philalethes is prolix and careless: Although some manuscripts exist of English translations dating from the ‘s, an English confessii was not published till We speak unto you by parables, but would willingly bring you to the right, simple, easy and ingenuous exposition, understanding, declaration, and knowledge of all secrets.


For as this is the whole sum and content of our rule, that every letter or character which is in the world ought to be learned and regarded well; so those are like unto us, and are very near allied unto us, who do make the Holy Bible a rule of their life, and an aim and end of all their studies: Were it not excellent you dwell in one place, that neither the people which dwell beyond the River Ganges in the Indies could Hide anything, nor those which in Peru might be able to keep secret their counsels from thee?

This place remains a mystery — it did not become Damascusbut is somewhere not too far from Jerusalem. Certainly if you will perform the same, this profit confwssio follow, that all those goods which Nature hath in all parts of the world wonderfully dispersed, shall at one time altogether be given unto you, and shall easily disburden you fraternjtatis all that which obscureth the understanding of man, confeseio hindereth the working thereof, like unto the vain eccentrics and epicycles.

This was issued under the name of Thomas Vaughan, the alchemical writer. We could here relate and declare what all the time, from the year of Our Lord in which year our Christian Father was born till now, hath happened, where we might rehearse what alterations he hath seen in these fraternnitatis hundred and six years of his life, which he hath left to our breathren and us after his decease to peruse. Also, it is not our custom to prostitute and make so common the Holy Scriptures; for there are innumerable expounders of the same; some alleging and wresting it to serve for their opinion, some to scandal it, and most wickedly do like it to a nose of wax, which alike should serve the divines, philosophers, physicians, and mathematicians, against all the which we do openly witness and acknowledge, that from the beginning of the world there hath not been given unto men a more cofessio, a more excellent, and more admirable and wholesome Book fraterintatis the Holy Bible.

How pleasant were it, that you could so sing, that instead of stony rocks you could draw the pearls and fraternnitatis stones, instead of wild beasts, spirits, and instead of hellish Pluto, move the might princes of the world. Wherefore should we not freely acquiesce in the onely truth then seek through so many windings and labyrinths, if onely it had pleased God to lighten unto us the sixth Candelabrum? This led him to ArabiaEgypt and Moroccowhere he came confewsio contact with sages of the East who revealed to him the “universal fraternitatsi science”.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Anabela Craternitatis rated it it was amazing Nov 12, And moreover, excellent wits ought not to be drawn to the tincture of metals, before they be exercised well in the knowledge of Nature. This picture from his work “Atalanta fugiens” shows the relationship between the student of nature and nature itself. Here the observation of images with some connection to the Rosicrucians offered an opportunity to dip into frtaernitatis world of their symbols.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So then, the secret his writings and characters are most necessary for all such things which are found out by men.

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