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Direction of Rosicrucian Research

To: Fiatlvx email responce address 
From: "Griffin, Walter" 
Subject: Direction of Rosicrucian Research
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 96 12:46:00 CST

Thomas,

I am not sure exactly how far you want to go in your Rosicrucian research 
especially as it relates to AMORC, meaning if you want it to end with 
AMORC.  If not, you may consider looking into CIRCES.  This Order was 
founded by Raymond Bernard after he left AMORC upon the death of Ralph 
Lewis.  Bernard was at one time Grand Master of the French AMORC Grand Lodge 
and was on the Board of Trustees when he left AMORC.  Things to consider 
besides the positions he held in AMORC before founding CIRCES are:

    1) A book titled " A Secret Meeting in Rome" by Raymond Bernard, 
    published in 1969 and sold by AMORC.  Its presented as an allegory but
    with hindsite it is clear that he was talking about establishing 
    CIRCES back in the 1960's.  The reason this is also interesting is
    that the book would have been reviewed and approved by AMORC 
    before they would have decided to sell it through their book 
    store and should have known what it is predicting.  Also, they 
    still sell it.

    2) When Raymond Bernard left AMORC to start CIRCES activities a 
    large number of AMORC members left with him to join this new 
    Order.  As I understand, most of these were AMORC Hierarchy 
    members.  Meaning they had obtained the last degree of AMORC
    and had been in it a long time.

    3) To dispute claims that this was simply a mass exodis out of 
    AMORC upon the death of Ralph Lewis are the 12th degree 
    monographs themselves.  Aproximately 12 monographs are 
    dedicated to presenting the history of the Templar Knights, 
    stating that there was always a close relationship between 
    that organization and the rosicrucians, that the Templar 
    Order still existed and would become active again in the 
    future.

I mention all of this since you wanted to research AMORC.  
Although, CIRCES is in no way connected to AMORC and does not 
claim to be Rosicrucian, you should consider that its founder 
and a large number of its members, especially its inner orders, 
came directly from AMORC.  Also, AMORC's monographs and a book 
that has been sold by them since the 1960's predict this Order.  
An intelectual investigation may conclude that Bernard simply 
manipulated members by using what was in the monographs to lead 
them away from AMORC, but then again it may lead to some other 
conclusion.  I will add that I am not a current member of CIRCES.

In L.V.X.,

Walter
             


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