For thousands of years men and women, sincere
seekers of truth desirous of discovering the
mysteries of existence by one means or another,
have searched for answers to those essential
questions that we considered a moment ago. The
quest continues and is the driving energy that
impels true seekers to become the future Masters
Many of those men and women even abandoned
the comfort of their homes during uncertain
times, to go out in quest of the sources of
eternal Wisdom hoping to satiate their thirst
for knowledge. Some of them found others with
a similar desire to know and these people joined
together to carry out their quest and share
their individual experiences for mutual benefit.
Long ages ago they founded the Ancient
Mystery Schools and became the Silent
Watchmen, dedicated to the preservation
of the inner knowledge that brings freedom to
those who possessed it.
But, you may wonder, what is it that they
discovered in the Ancient Schools of Hidden
Knowledge and kept as a treasure, concealed
from the profane world? What secret lessons
did those Silent Watchmen reserve for those
select few who convincingly demonstrated their
interest in knowing the profound secrets of
Nothing is nearer to us that ourselves and
nothing is more unknown to us than our own being.
Within our bodies a limitless number of atoms
revolve in orbits in the same way as the stars
of the Universe, moving with the same precision
and harmony as the Cosmos and according to the
same fundamental laws. We look to the Universe
beyond ourselves for answers without noticing
that we are ourselves a universe in miniature.
But more important than this, human beings are
comprised of something more. We have life and
we manifest the most important attribute of
it: consciousness. Human beings are endowed
with a mind that is continually active. Even
when we are sleeping our minds continue to function,
assuring the continuation of all vital processes.
Modern psychology confirms that a high percentage
of the illnesses from which people suffer are
psychosomatic and began first in the mind, manifesting
later in the body. Why does the mind, through
errant processes, bring these illnesses about?
In the present, in the age of computer science,
we know that our computers can be programmed
and reprogrammed to accomplish different tasks.
The mind works in a way similar to computers.
Incorrect programming can bring on serious illness
and trauma, transforming our lives into a series
We can learn to correct a large part of the
illnesses from which we suffer. We can program
ourselves to improve memory, to gain feelings
of security and assurance, for a better function
of our personality, to enjoy better health.
So very many things that we can do, when we
know the potential of our inner mind and are
able to relegate suffering to the place where
it truly belongs: NO WHERE AT ALL.
But there is still much more to consider.
Just as the painting takes on the nature of
the artist who paints it, and the sculpture
bears the unmistakable mark of the hand that
sculpted it, the building carries the expression
of the architect's personality, so also we carry
the stamp and impression within ourselves of
Human beings can, if they know how, create
a future that makes life worth living. To do
so is to undertake the most wonderful and fascinating
adventure, the journey of discovery into ones
Do you value it enough to undertake
the journey of discovery?
If you do, continue with your
inquiry into the mysteries revealed by the
Rose Cross Order.