Short Historical Notes
on The Rosicrucian Fellowship

 

  The Rosicrucian Fellowship has been established as the Exoteric Center to prepare the way of the Rosicrucian Order, and some day, we know not when, but probably when the sun enters Aquarius, the Brotherhood itself will follow and be located somewhere in this vicinity.


THE ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP
Beginning: November 1908 (Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, April 1916, p.42)

   The Rosicrucian Fellowship is a school of thought. It aims to give to the Western World explanations of life and its mysteries, which time has obscured, and to make the Christian teachings a living factor in the land. It encourages people to remain with their churches, and to those who have lost that anchorage it offers a safe haven, until they can get their bearings; when, with a broader, truer perception and a firmer foundation for their faith, they may return to leaven the Christian thought within the church. It teaches men not only to believe, but to know, and knowing, to live the higher life...

   THE ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP WAS FORMED TO BE AN INSTRUMENT IN THE HANDS OF THE BROTHERS OF THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER, A WIDER CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH SPIRITUAL LIGHT AND POWER MAY REACH THE WORLD.

   The Rosicrucian Fellowship was launched during the late summer and autumn of 1909, after a course of lectures in Seattle by Mr. Max Heindel. A study center was formed and the headquarters temporarily located in that city.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, June 1914, p. 2.


ORIGIN OF THE ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP 1907

   IN THE FALL 1907 MAX HEINDEL WENT TO GERMANY TO STUDY A TEACHING WHICH SEEMED TO BEAR THE STAMP OF TRUTH, BUT UPON INVESTIGATION PROVED DREAMY IMPRACTICAL AND INADEQUATE. AT THE TIME WHEN HIS DISAPPOINTMENT WAS DEEPEST, THE ELDER BROTHERS OF THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER, WHO ARE NOW HIEROPHANTS OF THE LESSER MYSTERIES, OFFERED HIM THE COVETED INSTRUCTION ON CONDITION THAT HE KEEP IT SECRET. BEING HIMSELF CONSUMED WITH SOUL HUNGER, MR. HEINDEL REALIZED THE BURNING DESIRE OF MILLIONS OF STARVING SOULS, AND REFUSED TO ACCEPT FOR SELF A TEACHING HE MIGHT NOT SHARE WITH ALL THE WORLD. LATER HE FOUND THAT BY THIS VERY REFUSAL HE HAD PASSED THE FINAL TEST OF THE ELDER BROTHERS WHO HAD BEEN TRYING HIM TO ASCERTAIN IF HE POSSESSED THE UNSELFISHNESS AND FIDELITY PRINCIPLE THEY REQUIRED OF THEIR MESSENGER. THE ROSICRUCIAN MYSTERY TEACHINGS WERE THEN CONFINED TO HIS CARE, WITH INSTRUCTION TO PREACH AND PUBLISH THIS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD.

   Then The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception was written and it marked an entirely new departure in this class of literature for it not only appealed to the mind and gave logical explanation of all religious mysteries, but also satisfies the heart to the fullest extent. Therefore it has won its way throughout the World with amazing expedition. Three large editions were required within the first year and a half to fill the demand and a fourth edition has now convincing testimony that many thousands of students have found in this book what they have long sought elsewhere in vain.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, June 1914, p. 1, 2.


   IN 1907 ALSO, IN GERMANY, WHEN THE QUESTION OF HEADQUARTERS WAS UP FOR DISCUSSION, MAX HEINDEL WAS INSTRUCTED BY THE BROTHERS OF THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER TO LOOK FOR A PLACE OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC OCEAN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND HAVING AT THE BACK OF IT SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS; HE AND MRS. HEINDEL TRIED FIRST TO BUY A PLACE WHICH SEEMED TO SUIT THE DESCRIPTION PARTLY, BUT OBSTACLES WERE PILED UP SO THAT THEY COULD NOT PERFECT THE PURCHASE. THEN MOUNT ECCLESIA WAS FOUND AND AT ONCE RECOGNIZED AS MEETING ALL THE CONDITIONS REQUIRED.

  Rays from The Rose Cross, May 1915, p. 15. MOUNT ECCLESIA 1911


   So, in order to make the Rosicrucian philosophy way of life and health of practical value to the world, Mr. and Mrs. Heindel bought, in 1911, 40 acres of land in the little town of Oceanside, 83 miles south of Los Angeles, for the amount of $5000.

  Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, July 1948, p.1.


   Mr. and Mrs. Heindel moved down to Oceanside from their little cottage in Ocean Park on the morning of October 27, 1911.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, July 1948, p.1.


ADDRESS AT THE GROUND-BREAKING FOR THE FIRST BUILDING ON MOUNT. ECCLESIA
October 28, 1911

   Christ said, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there will I be among them"; and as always when He spoke, this utterance was an expression of the most profound divine wisdom. It rests upon a law of nature which is as immutable as God Himself. When the thoughts of two or three are centered upon any certain object or being, a powerful thought form is generated as a definite expression of their minds, and is instantly projected towards its goal. Its further effects depend upon the affinity between the thought and whosoever is to receive it, as to generate a vibratory response to a note sounded by a tuning fork it requires another fork of identical pitch.

   If thoughts and prayers of a low, selfish nature are projected, only low and selfish creatures respond. That kind of prayer can never reach the Christ any more than water can run up a hill. It gravitates toward demons and elementals, which remain totally unresponsive to the lofty aspirations engendered by such as congregate in the name of Christ.

   As we are today gathered upon this spot to break ground for the Headquarters of a Christian Association, we may rest assured that as surely as gravity draws a stone toward the center of the earth, the fervor of our united aspirations will provoke attention from the Founder of our faith (Christ), Who will thus be with us. AS CERTAINLY AS FORKS OF IDENTICAL PITCH VIBRATE IN SYMPATHY, SO MUST THE AUGUST HEAD OF THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER (CHRISTIAN ROSE-CROSS) LEND HIS PRESENCE UPON THIS OCCASION WHEN THE HOME OF THE ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP IS BEING STARTED. THE ELDER BROTHER WHO HAS BEEN THE INSPIRATION OF THIS MOVEMENT IS PRESENT AND VISIBLE TO SOME AMONG US AT LEAST. There are present upon this momentous occasion and directly interested in the proceedings the perfect number 12. That is to say, there are three invisible leaders who are beyond the stage of ordinary humanity, and nine members of the Rosicrucian Fellowship. Nine is the number of Adam, or man. Of these, five, an odd, masculine number, are men, and four, an even feminine number, are women, while the number of invisible leaders, three, aptly represents the sexless Divine. Neither has the number attending been arranged for by the speaker. Invitation to take part in these exercises was extended to many individuals, but only nine responded. And as we cannot believe in chance, the attendance must have been regulated in accordance with the design of our invisible leaders, and may be taken as an expression of the spiritual power behind this movement. If further proof were needed than the phenomenal spread of the Rosicrucian teachings, which have penetrated to every country on earth in the last few years and provoked assent, admiration, and love in the hearts of all classes and conditions of people, particularly among men...

   Any movement that is to endure must possess three divine qualities: WISDOM, BEAUTY, and STRENGTH. Science, Art, and Religion each possesses one of these attributes in a measure. It is the purpose of the Rosicrucian Fellowship to unite and harmonize each with the others by teaching a religion that is both scientific and artistic, and to gather all churches into one great Christian Brotherhood. Just now the clock of destiny marks an auspicious moment for the commencement of building activities to erect a visible center whence the Rosicrucian teachings may radiate their beneficent influence to further the well-being of all who are physically, mentally, or morally infirm.

   Therefore, we now lift one shovelful of earth from the corner of the building site with a prayer for Wisdom to guide this great school along the right lines. We turn up the ground a second time with a supplication to the Master Artist for the faculty of presenting the Beauty of the higher life in such a manner as to render it attractive to all mankind. We break the ground for the third and last time in connection with these exercises as we breathe a prayer for Strength patiently and diligently to continue the good work so that it may endure and become a greater factor for upliftment than any of its predecessors.

   Having thus broken ground for the site of the first building, we will now proceed to plant the wonderful symbol of life and being, the composite emblem of the Western Mystery School. This consists of the cross, representing matter, and the climbing rose that twines around its stem, representing the verdant evolving life climbing to greater and greater heights by this crucifixion. Each of us nine members will take part in excavating for this the first and greatest ornament to Mount. Ecclesia. We will plant it in such a position that the arms point east and west, while the meridian sun projects it bodily towards the north. Thus it will be directly in the path of the spiritual currents that vitalize the forms of the four kingdoms of life: mineral, plant, animal, and man.

   Upon the arms and upper limb of this cross you notice three golden letters, "C. R. C.", the initials of our august Head, Christian Rosenkreuz, or Christian Rose-Cross. The symbolism of this cross is partly explained here and there in our literature, but volumes would be required to give a full explanation. Let us look a little further into the meaning of this wonderful object lesson.

   Teachings of an Initiate, Max Heindel, p. 133.


STARTING THE SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND HEALING on Mount. Ecclesia,
June 4th, 1913

   The inaugural address was inspiring, of course, but one point in particular struck a chord in the breast of the hearers which must find an echo in every student's heart whether absent or present. Mr. Heindel said that when he was dismissed from the Temple of the Rosicrucian Order in Germany, the Elder Brothers gave him this parting admonition and counsel: "NEVER TRY TO ATTRACT MONEY, NOT EVEN TO BUILD THE ECCLESIA OR SANITARIUM. BUILDINGS ARE DEAD, NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL, SO AIM RATHER TO INTEREST MEN AND WOMEN OF NOBLE SOULS, THAT THIS MOVEMENT MAY ENDOWED WITH THEIR LIFE, FOR ONLY THUS CAN IT BECOME A LIVING FACTOR IN THE WORLD'S WORK. IF YOU ADHERE TO THIS POLICY, BUILDINGS OF COMMENSURATE DIGNITY WILL COME IN TIME, AS REQUIRED BY THE WORK; BUT, IF EVER YOU MAKE THESE PRICELESS TEACHINGS SUBSERVIENT TO MAMMON, THE LIGHT WILL FADE AND THE MOVEMENT WILL FAIL"

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, June & July 1913, p. 1-2


SANITARIUM started on Mount. Ecclesia, August 6th, 1913

   On the 6th of August, we started a nucleus of our Sanitarium. Mr. Heindel on that occasion said in part:

   It seems so difficult to get away from the ideas of imposing buildings fitted with every modern convenience when we speak of a Sanitarium, such I have dreamed of, and sometimes the dream will become a reality; but in the meanwhile, mankind is suffering and we are doing nothing physically to take care of the sick.

   This never dawned upon my mind until the Elder Brother suggested that we erect some cottages and begin active work on a small scale, that we follow the same method in this branch of our work in the world which has proved successful in building up the Rosicrucian Fellowship namely, using what we have instead of waiting for what we think we need, or ought to have. And this is really the better way, for if we had an imposing looking building here today, with trained health adjusters, nurses and all the paraphernalia, they would have nothing to do but keep the building clear of the cobwebs and dust which would accumulate by disuse. In this way we shall start with few patients; when we have helped them they will go on their way rejoicing, telling the news to other sufferers who will come and give us the privilege of helping them for Christ's sake.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, August 1913, p.3.


THE PRO-ECCLESIA (Chapel) 1914

   November 27, 1914: decision taken to build the Pro-Ecclesia November 29, 1914: ground-breaking of the Pro-Ecclesia December 24, 1914: dedication of the Pro-Ecclesia.

   On the 27th of November, it was just two years since Headquarters were established on Mount. Ecclesia, and for a long time we were undecided how we might most fittingly celebrate the Anniversary. First, we thought of a flag raising and then, it occurred to us, that it would be a good idea to send out a letter to the students asking each to contribute not more than five cents to defray the cost of making an emblem flag, so that everyone would have a part in that symbol of our faith. We felt that all students would have appreciated this privilege, but in the last moment the scheme was abandoned as being in direct violation of the injunction of the Elder Brothers to Mr. Heindel, "Never ask for money for any purpose whatsoever."

   Then we thought of a palm planting. But finally a suggestion from the Teacher, though not given to help us out of that dilemma, has solved the problem in a manner that we believe will be generally appreciated by students.

   The way it came about is, that we have been using the dining room both as class room and for the Sunday evening services, while the New and Full Moon meetings have been held in Mrs. Heindel's room, it being felt that the particularly sacred nature of these last named meetings demanded a place which was free from the atmosphere of discussion unavoidable in the classes. But we have no place set apart entirely for spiritual exercises. Sometime ago, the Teacher spoke regretfully of this lack to Mr. Heindel, and suggested that simple morning and evening devotional exercises be taken up, and the one room be set apart for that purpose. This was immediately done to the unanimous satisfaction of the students who all feel the benefit thereof. The Sunday evening service, however, is still held in the dining room, and the New and Full Moon service in Mrs. Heindel's quarters. We could see no way of altering this until we comply with the further suggestion of the Teacher, "that as soon as possible we should erect a separate building devoted entirely to spiritual work, and that it need neither be large nor elaborate."

   We therefore decided to celebrate the Second Anniversary of the Headquarters, by breaking the ground for the Pro-Ecclesia, which will be built in the Spanish or Moorish style, 36 feet long and 18 feet wide, with seating capacity for about seventy-five. Mr. Heindel drew the plans and the design was perfected by Miss Lyon. Mr. Wm. Koenig, a student, who is an architect and builder in San Francisco has taken charge of the work and is pushing it as fast as possible, so that we hope to have our Dedication Service in the new building on Christmas Eve. Although the Pro-Ecclesia will be small, we believe it will be very artistic for both Miss Lyon and Mr. Vogt will help on the interior decorations.

   So, on Thanksgiving Day, 29 of us went to the site of the Pro-Ecclesia, and forming a circle with Mr. and Mrs. Heindel in the center. After a few remarks, Mr. Heindel turned the first shovelful of earth. Each one in turn then did the same.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, November 1914, p.1.


THE ECCLESIA
(The Temple) Corner Stone made on Thanksgiving Day 1914

   A dilemma: Have you ever been in the situation described as "between the devil and the deep sea?" I am there not infrequently on account of the injunction place upon me by the Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order, THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY I PUT A PRICE ON THE ROSICRUCIAN TEACHINGS, OR SOLICIT MONEY FOR BUILDINGS OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. This I was told was to be left to the men and women who became interested. They must do that among themselves. With this idea, I am heartily in accord, and have obeyed it in the spirit as well as to the letter, as far as I knew how, but continually something comes up and I don't know just how to act on the right side. Now we have received a letter from a friend in Chicago, one of our worthy members, a man who if I remember rightly once collected $150,000 wherewith to build the Chicago Press Club, and did this in a very short time. He has made propositions at different times for raising money to build the Ecclesia, and as you know that matter was taken up last year by the Finance Committee. I don't know how I shall keep my hands entirely off it. I cant help myself. It seems I must publish such communications, must give the men and women who want to help a chance to express themselves, or else they really cannot do the work. At the same time I hope that you will understand that personally I have nothing to do with it; that I have not suggested it; that I am not taking any active part in these attempts to raise money for anything but that all that is done in that way is an outcome of the feeling of these members that they want to do something to realize the plan of the Elder Brothers, that an Ecclesia should be built during the second decade of the present century, as the philosophy was published before the end of the first decade. So we have until the thirty-first of December 1920, to realize this plan. In the first decade of the century we made a start at preaching the gospel, publishing the literature and the teachings given out by the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order. In the second decade the effort must be made to start the second part of the work, namely, healing the sick, and in this effort there is nothing of course to compare with the spiritual panacea, and the Ecclesia in which that is to be prepared, should therefore be started before the expiration of the second decade of the century, or else we shall have lost the opportunity for the time being, and a new start may not be made until the second half of the century has dawned upon the world.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, October 1914, p. 2-3.


   When we were going to start the Pro-Ecclesia on Thanksgiving last year and broke the ground...we had no money wherewith to erect the building, but the need was there, and during the day a check of $200, also other funds came in, so that before we sat down to our Thanksgiving dinner, erection and completion of the Pro-Ecclesia was assured without our having mentioned it to anybody.

  

THE CORNER STONE OF THE ECCLESIA

   And so we believe it will be with the Ecclesia, if the time is ripe, this effort that is now being put forth will bear fruit, and the erection of the building start right away, but if it is not ripe then do not be discouraged. Do not think that the Ecclesia is not going to be built. We have made up our minds that this chance shall not slip away from the Rosicrucian Fellowship and wait for another century or half century. The Ecclesia is going to be built in the specified time even though it has to be done piecemeal and in sections, and for this end we have decided in addition to the flag rising which was announced last month, we will make a corner-stone of concrete with a hollow space, so that at some later day, this corner-stone may be placed in the building and the letters bearing upon this matter, both for and against, viewing the thing from all points, may be places inside, that the erection and every event that led up to it may be made a matter of record for future ages. Please understand this aright. The corner-stone is going to be made, but it is not to be sealed or placed that event will be reserved for some future day when our plans are more definite and we know better how we shall do this...

   In this undertaking, do not worry about the money, but put your hearts in an attitude of aspiration. By consecrated love, let us first build the Ecclesia in our hearts, and when we show that we are working out the aspiration of our souls, we will find that the way will open up, and that we will have the where-with-all with which to do.

   As that tramp came and gave us the help needed at that particular moment, as the check came in just at the time when it was needed to build that Pro-Ecclesia (the Chapel), so will also the where-with-all come with which to build the Ecclesia, and from sources we least expect. We may hasten the day by our deeds, so let us live individually a life consecrated to the uplifting of humanity. Let us live the life of helpfulness. Let us long more and more to be instruments of healing and help to our needy, suffering brothers, and then we shall certainly be given the larger and greater opportunity, which will come through the vehicle of the Ecclesia.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, November 1914, p. 3, 4.

  

THANKSGIVING DAY, 1914, ON MOUNT ECCLESIA

   It was a beautiful day, and at eleven o'clock we all gathered in front of the new dining hall, ready to hoist Fellowship emblem, and Mr. Heindel then said, in part.:

   "Although numerically we are but few, the eyes that are upon this place this morning are many, and an epoch making event is about to take place. SIX HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA A WAVE OF SPIRITUAL ENDEAVOR WAS STARTED UPON THE EASTERN SHORES OF ASIA. CONFUCIANISM THEN BEGAN SO SHED ITS LIGHT UPON THE PROBLEMS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE AT THAT TIME. IT BECOME TO THEM A STEPPING STONE TO FURTHER ATTAINMENT FOR IT WAS SUITED TO THEIR RACE, AND THENCE UNDER ANOTHER GUISE IT SWEPT WESTWARD OVER HINDUSTAN AND PERSIA INTO GALILEE, WHERE IT TOOK ON THE PRESENT GARB OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, AND AS SUCH IT HAS BEEN PROMULGATED OVER THE WESTERN WORLD.

   But there has always been a hidden side in all religions. Milk for the babes, meat for the strong was everywhere the rule in ancient as well as modern days, and the mystic symbols which gave this deeper teaching moved along with the wave on its path westward. SIX HUNDRED YEARS AGO THE WESTERNMOST OUTPOST OF THE MYSTERIES WAS FIXED IN GERMANY AND THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER COMMENCED TO TEACH THE FEW WHO WERE THEN READY. TODAY, THE OUTPOST THEN ESTABLISHED HAS NEARLY ACCOMPLISHED ITS WORK SO FAR AS IT IS POSSIBLE IN THAT PLACE. IT IS NOW SENDING A FARTHER OUTPOST TO THE SHORES OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN; HERE UPON THE WESTERNMOST EDGE OF OUR WESTERN CONTINENT, THE ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AS THE EXOTERIC CENTER TO PREPARE THE WAY OF THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER, AND SOME DAY, WE KNOW NOT WHEN, BUT PROBABLY WHEN THE SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS, THE BROTHERHOOD ITSELF WILL FOLLOW AND BE LOCATED SOMEWHERE IN THIS VICINITY. THE END OF THE CYCLE

   This, then is the last change in the present continents, and whatever future spiritual movements may be inaugurated will have their inception in a new cycle on other continents to be raised to the west and to the south of this present location; therefore we stand now at the end of an old cycle, and at the beginning of a new. We are now about to raise the flag of the Rosicrucian Fellowship which is the highest spiritual emblem upon the earth: the beautiful white cross, with its red roses, its golden star, and with that heavenly blue background. The primary colors in their unique relation signifying the Father (blue), Son (gold) and Holy Spirit (red) shall float over this place henceforth until this work is done and a higher vehicle found. God grant that a great host may rally to the flag to war against the lower nature, to exalt the higher life, to bring light and healing to the world that is now groaning in pain and suffering. The flag was then raised, and Mr. Heindel continued:

   Making the Corner Stone: But while we have faith that in due time the darkness, the sorrow and the suffering will cease, that the glorious Millennium, the Kingdom of Christ, spoken of in the Bible, will in time become a reality, faith without works is dead and it behooves all true temple builders to do our work in order that we may make these ideals which we hope for a reality; therefore we have gathered today for the momentous purpose of making the corner stone, the first block of concrete for the last material temple to be raised upon the continent now inhabited by men; mark, I say the last material temple, for it is necessary for our present undeveloped condition to have the concrete building before we can build about it the true temple made up of human hearts, of which we have spoken so many times. Some time, as has been stated previously, at a future date, probably when the sun has entered Aquarius, the Order of the Rose Cross will follow. They will also build a temple here, a temple of far greater potency than we can ever hope to make ours; and in it the work now done in the Temple of the Rose Cross that is located in Germany will be continued; perhaps that temple may be moved. The writer does not know definitely, but that structure is entirely etheric. We who are unable to even see the church as it appears to the spiritual vision are, of course, obliged to first build physical structures as skeleton framework of a truly spiritual edifice, which then becomes a force in the world. And if we make this concrete material building beautiful and inspiring, the inspiration which we gain from this visible building will reflect itself in our unseen spiritual church. Thus the concrete structure is the handmaid of the spiritual work. Did we understand the lines of Cosmic forces, were we able to see as the Elder Brothers are, we should not have the need of thus building a concrete structure, of waiting a long time until the materials are placed in their proper positions, but we might begin the work of building right away; we would at once be a force for great good in the world, for the speedy liberation of Christ; now, however, that we are not that, we must do the best we can that is, to make a material structure, embodying cosmic lines and principles so that everyone who enters within its portals may be inspired, and thus we shall aid everyone to build the invisible living temple which is the true church. This morning we have gathered for the purpose of making the first stone, the stone which shall contain all the letters, and all the documents, together with the writings and the literature as at present we have them in the Rosicrucian Fellowship; this will give the future ages the reason for the building of this structure and why it endured. May God grant that this first stone may speedily be followed by other stones, and that soon we may commence the work, and be ready to establish the real Headquarters upon Mount. Ecclesia."

   The members then started toward the place where sand and cement had been piled up, and each one, ladies and gentlemen, took part in mixing the cement, in wheeling it to the waiting form which had been decorated with palm leaves, and in making the stone which will form the corner of the Ecclesia, when that is started.

   Echoes from Mount Ecclesia, December 1914, p. 1, 2, 3.


   Let us not forget that we are the channels through which the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order seek to accomplish their work in the world; and that the success of the movement with which we have affiliated ourselves rests in a great measure upon us.

   Remember also that the high teaching entrusted to us are not for ourselves alone; but that through us they are to be given to all the world. This is our mission, let us be diligent in its accomplishment...

   Isn't it strange, the way all things seem to be ordered about our movement, just as the Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order said when they gave the message to the writer in the Temple of the Rose Cross:

   "DO NOT WORRY IF THINGS DO NOT GO AS FAST OR AS SMOOTHLY AS YOU THINK THEY SHOULD; JUST KEEP ON DOING YOUR WORK FROM DAY TO DAY, AND WHEN YOU ARE REALLY READY TO USE THE VARIOUS FACILITIES: WORKERS, BUILDINGS, MACHINERY, ETC., THEY WILL BE FORTHCOMING."

   We have only about $1700 towards the Ecclesia, and Mr. Cramer think it will cost $50,000, but don't you feel sure it will be built before the time limit expires even if we are prohibited from asking for subscriptions and must wait for heart-offerings? We do! We have made the Cornerstone, the survey is completed, the site located and the plan ready. Soon we will extend Ecclesia drive to this location, set the Cornerstone, and commence on the foundation. The Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order have worked so marvelously to bring Headquarters to the present point, that we know they will find the ways and means of accomplishing the work, all we have to do is keep on striving to be more useful channels for their beneficent activities in the service of humanity.

   Rays from the Rose Cross, October 1915, p. 42, 43, 44.

 


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