S&C - R+C = LIGHT wrote:
As a member of a craft lodge and a member of AMORC (Rosicrucian Lodge), i would be keen to have a diligent conversation about this, and actually im upset that the GL using CR 21 disallows participation in such a body.(why dont they block lions, rotary, kiwianis etc)
Certain subjects pertaining to this i find most interesting -
Alchemical symbolism and Philosophy (hermetic) inherrent in both
The name, They both use Rose Croix, Rose Cross and there are bodies that are Masonic Roiscrucian groups (SRIA etc)
AMORC Has never claimed to be a "quasi masonic body", and they are run entirely differently (lodge ritual etc)So if Keith or one of the other senior and learned brethern would like to have a good discussions about this, i would gladly listen to any and all comments and reply happily
S & C
I am a member of SRIA,
The Rose Croix may use similar words as in Rose and Croix (cross) but the ceremonial in both is vastly different and has no connection.
In the SRIA (I presume same in AMORC) you study; Numbers, Philosophy, Alchemy and Religion in the first four Grades. There is absolutely no study in Rose Croix (apart from studying to learn the ritual).
I would be interested to learn a little more about AMORC although I would have no need to join it. Perhaps you could spread some light about it, I for one would be interested.