I am currently researching a good old conspiracy theory regarding the survival of the Judaic priestly families when the Temple was destroyed in 70CE. Josephus Flavius bought his and the lives of a select group of priests and their families using the Temple Treasure (Ref
Arch of Titus in Rome and "The Temple Scroll"). Strangely enough, the ritual of the Rose Croix (13-17) covers this. To cut a long story short, these priestly families (Gens Flavius
) took control of the Church, Senate and the Military through Sol Invictus
/Mithria and Christianity. We know them today as the aristocratic/royal families of Europe. Up until Prince Charles boys, all the males of the Royal Family were circumcised by a Jewish Rabbi.
This might sound like a whole heap of nonsense until the Cohen Gene enters the picture and the genetic trace-back of European aristocracy became possible. Guess what?
I believe there is a richness in the ritual of the Rose Croix, and when the order seriously starts exploring it I might resume membership.