Rosicrucian Order: Thutmoses III

Thutmoses III

Egyptian Pharaoh: Thutmoses III

Thutmoses III, considered a military genius of his time, and a skilled warrior King, captured some 350 sites during his rule.  He conquered much of the east from Euphrates to Nubia during his seventeen years of military expeditions.

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Thutmoses III the Warrior

According to Rosicrucian writings, Thutmoses III gave up a life of warfare when he had a spiritual reformation, and the warrior King turned to spiritual teachings.  These teachings are believed to be the foundation of the Rusicrucian Order.

Avatars like Thutmoses III were known to pass down spiritual doctrines and moral codes as a guide for humanity, to be used in communion with Cosmic illumination.  These enlightened bearers of legend, torchbearers of the Great Light, illuminating the world through history’s darkest periods.  The initiation process; the awakening of individuals spiritual being.

Thutmoses III directed the schools of Karnak, known as the mystery schools into a single order.  When his great grandson ruled, monotheism was introduced into Ancient Egypt, thus inspiring an artistic revolution.

Most early writings of Egypt, come by way of Greek writers.  Philosophers and Mathematicians like Thales and Pythagoras who travelled to Egypt and gained wisdom from Egyptian High Priests.

Around AD640 an invasion of Islam led to the translation of many Greek and Roman works into Arabic.  Many Arab historians gained exclusive access to indigenous stories and oral history.

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The Cross and Rose

The Rosicrucian Order; AMORC known as the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis in its latin form, translates to; Ancient Mystical Order of the Rose Cross.  The Rose Cross symbol predates Christianity.  The cross represents the human body, and the rose represents the individual’s unfolding consciousness.

Rosicrucian Order history breaks into two classifications; traditional and chronological.  Traditional history consists of mystical allegories and legends passed down by word and mouth over the centuries.  The Chronical accounts consist of specific dates and variable facts.

The Rosicrucian Movement = The Roscrucian Order, has its roots embedded in mystery traditions, philosophy Egyptian myths.

The Order’s first member students met in old temples, where they would be iniated into the order’s great mysteries.  Roscrucians believe that the Giza pyramids were not exclusively built as tombs for the pharaohs, but were for study and mystical initiation.

Pharaoh Thutmoses III, ruler of Egypt from 1500 to 1447BC, created the first esoteric school of iniates founded on principles, similar to the current Rosicrucian Order.

Decades later the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV was also iniated into the secret school.  An enlightened Amenhotep led Egypt’s religion and philosophy in a new direction.  He established a religion designed to recognise the Aton, the Solar Disk, being the symbol of sole deity. The foundation of life, the symbol of Light – Truth – Joy.  Thus, Amenhotep became Akhnaton.

Earlier religion would later rear its head, mystical ideas were part of human consciousness, with a flame that would never be extinguished.

Some centuries later, Greek Philosophers; Thales and Pythagoras, Plotinus the Roman philosopher were among others who journeyed to Egypt, to be iniated into the mystery schools.  They then brought what they had learned to the Western World, which eventually grew into the Rosicrucian Order.

During the time of Charlemagne (742-814) French philosopher Arnaud introduced mystical teaching into France, which would spread across much of Western Europe.  Throughout medieval Europe mystical knowledge was couched in symbolism or disguised and hidden troubadour love songs, formularies of Alchemists, symbolical system of Qabala, and rituals associated with the Orders of Knighthood.

As medieval Europe lay in darkness, Arab civilisations preserved mystical teachings from ancient world; Alexandra library among others.  Important preserved subjects; philosophy, medicine, mathematics and alchemy.

Alchemy the art of transmutation came via the Greeks of Alexandria, and then introduced it to the Arabs, who transmitted this art a forerunner of chemistry to Europe.  Alchemists played a major part in the Rosicrucian Orders early history.  Many alchemists interest lay with making gold.  European alchemists and Knights Templar linked to the Arab civilisation during the crusades brought back much wisdom to Western Europe.  European transcendental alchemists; mystics and philosophers sought to change the human character full of wisdom in the individual.

For several centuries the Rosicrucian Order found themselves suppressed, freedom of thought could not be openly expressed.  They were forced into hiding, taking different names, yet their activities continued.

For it was on the 3rd March 1623, the people of Paris in France were faced with mysterious posters upon their city walls, declaring the existence of the Brotherhood of the Rose Cross.  They feared mention of this sect, member they had never seen.  They believed these Rosicrucians had the ability to transform themselves from one place to another by thought.

The renowned Sir Francis Bacon, directed the Rosicrucian Order in their great renewal in England and the continent, in the mid 1500’s to early 1600’s.

In the late 17th century a colony of Rosicrucians established Rosicrucian arts and sciences in America.  In 1694 these Rosicrucian settlers journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe.  They landed in Philadelphia and later moved to Ephrata in Pennsylvania.

These Rosicrucians contributed in America’s early growth in the fields of printing, philosophy, sciences and the arts.  Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine were linked to the Rosicrucian Order.

In 1909 U.S. businessman H.Spencer Lewis was iniated into the Rosicrucian Order in France, and was given the responsibility of renewing the Order’s activity in America.  Spencer became their president with headquarters in New York in 1915.  In 1927 the Order moved its U.S. headquarters to San Jose in California.

Rosicrucian Orders history, has seen many prominent people, with science and the arts play their part in their history:

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Michael Faraday (1743-1826)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Edith Piaf (1916-1963)

This being a small number of those actively involved.

Rosicrucian legacy holds a vast collection of knowledge, that which had been handed down year by year.

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(Image) Thutmoses III: Ancient Egypt
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