There is such prestige associated with Rosicrucians and the Rose Cross Order that over the
centuries many fraternities and traditional institutions have given the
name of Rosicrucian to some of their highest degrees, in honor of the
Rose Cross. We appreciate and accept this recognition of our Venerable
Order; but on other occasions people or groups, sometimes well intentioned
but at other times in the spirit of exploiting a respected name, have
used the name Rosicrucian without having any real claim to it, in an
attempt to appropriate for themselves an authenticity that they
cannot prove, and in fact they do not have.
Our Venerable Order, the Rose Cross Order is the ONLY Rosicrucian institution that has
original documents, books, and old treatises, that prove beyond any doubt
the historical and traditional connection of the Rose Cross Order with
the Rosicrucian Masters of the past.
There are old treatises, books and venerable documents from past centuries are archived at the
Sovereign Headquarters of the Rose Cross Order in which the Rosicrucian Wisdom is preserved.
Formatted in modern language, this wisdom is continued as a part of the teachings that our
Venerable Order transmits to its members.
These Rosicrucian teachings are not the fruit of the theories of one single person. Rather,
they are the product of wisdom, knowledge, and experience, acquired by Rosicrucian Masters
and passed along over the centuries and continually enriched by the contributions of those who,
being aware of their sacred solidarity and duty, have shared the knowledge they gained with those
who are worthy of it.
Over the ages the Rosicrucian knowledge has been prepared in modern day language and
transmitted in the manner most appropriate and easily understood in modern times.
Still, these old records are carefully preserved today just as they have
been in years past.
It is our pleasure to present a sampling of these rare old books and engravings, preserved in
the archives of the Rose Cross Order.
Enjoy the beauty and symbolism of this sample that unites Rosicrucians of today, in both
tradition and spirit, with their brothers and sisters of centuries gone by.