Among other “secret societies”, the Rosicrucian are often mentioned as the one whose members are, and have been through history, actively using the principles of the law of attraction – that’s why we have decided to present them at the LOA Library.
Who Are They?
Wikipedia defines the Rosicrucianism as
… a generic term referring to studies or membership within a philosophical secret society said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology “built on esoteric truths of the ancient past”, which, “concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm.” Rosicrucianism is symbolized by the Rosy Cross.
They can be found online – one of their websites can be found at www.rosicrucian.com, so they don’t seem like particularly secret society, but, according to the author of the Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucian, the true Rosicrucian have no formal organization, and are held together only by the ties of common interest in the occult and esoteric studies, and by the common acceptance of certain fundamental principles of belief and knowledge.
In a most broad sense, Rosicrucianism is philosophical, initiatic tradition whose members aim to study the laws of nature, in order to live in harmony with them. They tend to keep their esotheric teachings secret because of “the dangers of premature disclosure of important esoteric principles to the unprepared public mind”.
Their teachings have instead been transmitted from Master to Student, for generations, but still, according to the above Rosicrucian website, “the work of the Rosicrucian Fellowship is to spread the gospel and heal the sick. This is achieved by making the Western Wisdom Teachings available to all who are willing to receive them, by providing a Healing Department which emphasizes spiritual healing along the principles of right living, and by making The Rosicrucian Fellowship books and home study courses available upon request.”
Rosicrucian and the Law of Attraction
Although they never mention specifically the term “law of attraction”, they describe what a Rosicrucian student can learn – among other things:
Learn how to bring into physical manifestation the life you’ve dreamed of, whether it’s happiness and peace in your personal life, or success in your business. The Rosicrucian studies give you specific knowledge of metaphysics, mysticism, psychology, parapsychology, philosophy, and science not taught by conventional educational systems or traditional religions. Learn techniques for relaxation and meditation, how to use visualization as a tool to achieve your goals, and much more.
The would-be-manifestors should use visualization and the power of thoughts and words to bring things into physical manifestation; precisely, you should say out loud:
- I know that the Cosmic is the infinite and unfailing source of all abundance.
- I ask the Cosmic that …….(insert your wish)
- I give thanks that my request has already been fulfilled. I open my arms, my heart and my mind and I willingly accept Cosmic abundance.
- I now have made a covenant in which it is agreed that the Cosmic is supplying me with an abundance of all things necessary to live a successful and happy life. In return I have dedicated myself to being of maximum service to God/humanity; to living my life in a fashion that sets the highest example for others to follow and to remaining open and responsive to the guidance of the master within. If it is the will of the Cosmic, it is done.
The Rosicrucian teachings encompass much more than the use of the law of attraction, but that’s what we focus on here. This was only a short (and unofficial) presentation of a society whose name flashed in the title sequence in The Secret – just to clear why they are often associated with manifesting practices.