In this article, Christian Rebisse presents the history and narratives of the three Rosicrucian Manifestos published in , , and —the Fama. Confessio Fraternitatis or The Confession of the Laudable Fraternity of the Most Honorable Order of the Rosy Cross, Written to All the Learned. The Rosicrucian Manifestos: Fama Fraternitatis and Confessio Fraternitatis. Originally published anonymously in and The contents of this docu-.

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Were it not an excellent thing to live always so as if you had lived from the beginning of the world, and should still live to the end thereof?

An Italian edition was published as an appendix of the 77th Advertisement confesziounder the title Generale Riforma dell’ Universo Universal Reformation of Mankindfrom a German translation of Bocallini’s Ragguagli di Parnasso Advertisements from Parnassus.

God is far otherwise pleased, for he exalteth the lowly, and pulleth down the proud with disdain; to those which are of few works, he sendeth his holy Angel to speak with cnfessio, but the unclean babblers he driveth in the wilderness and solitary places.

Mykul4life added it Dec 28, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The manifestos had been translated into five languages.

And not only to have it continually in the mouth, but to know how to apply and direct the true understanding of it to all times and ages of the world.

The special nature of this kind of meditating consisted of the fact that it was determined by waking consciousness. And moreover, excellent wits ought not to be drawn to the tincture of metals, before they be exercised well in the knowledge of Nature.

Josh Dennis marked it as to-read May 24, Therefore one day it will come to pass, that the mouth of those vipers will be stopped and the triple crown will fraternutatis brought to nought, as thereof at our meeting shall more plain and at large be discoursed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Then shall you be able to expel from the world all those things which darken human knowledge and hinder action, such as the vain astronomical epicycles and eccentric circles.

Wherefore we do admonish everyone for to read diligently and continually the Holy Bible, for he that taketh all his pleasures therein, he shall know that he prepared for himself an excellent way to come to our Fraternity. In he planned a “Unio Christiana”.

Confessio Fraternitatis

A thousand times the unworthy may clamour, a thousand times may present themselves, yet God hath commanded our ears that they should hear none of them, and hath so compassed us about with His clouds that unto us, His servants, no violence can be done; wherefore now no longer are we beheld by human eyes, unless they have received strength borrowed from the eagle.

Be it ours rather to bear witness, that from the beginning of the world there hath not been given to man a more excellent, admirable, and wholesome book then the Holy Bible; Blessed is he who possesses it, more blessed is he who reads it, most blessed of all is he who truly understandeth it, while he is most like to God who both understands and obeys it.

And thenceforth our Trumpet shall publicly sound with a loud sound, and great noise, when namely the same which at this present is shown by few, and is secretly, as a thing to come, declared in figures and pictures shall be free and publicly proclaimed, and the whole world shall be filled withal. As a relic of English Rosicrucian literature I have wished to preserve it, and having subjected it to a searching revision throughout, it now represents the original with sufficient fidelity for all practical purposes.


As a young man he reached the Orient where he became acquainted with the wisdom of Arab scholars. From the which characters or letters we have borrowed our magic writing, and have found out, and made, a new language for ourselves, in the which withal is expressed and declared the nature of all things.

For the greatest secrecy was one of the basic principles of their order.

Views View Edit History. After learning Arabic philosophy in Jerusalemhe was led to Damcar.

The which is the right reward of the Romish seducers, who have vomited forth their blasphemies against Christ, and as yet do not abstain from their lies in this clear shining light. Wherefore should we not with all our hearts rest and remain in the only truth which men through so many erroneous and crooked ways do seek if it had only pleased God to lighten unto us the sixth Candelbrium?

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Harry Whitewolf marked it as to-read Jun 10, Wherefore if the unworthy cry and call a thousand times, or if they shall offer and present themselves to us a thousand times, yet God hath commanded our ears, that they should hear none of them: Their doctrine had its source in the study of the ancient Greek philosophersbut it became more neo-Pythagorean.

Paperback48 pages. At the gates of Damascus he had an encounter with Christ similar to that of St Paul.

Confessio Fraternitatis

Josh Dennis marked it as to-read May 25, But as commonly even in the same place where there breaketh forth a new disease, nature discovereth a remedy against the same, so amidst so many infirmities of philosophy there do appear the right means, and unto our Fatherland sufficiently offered, whereby she may become sound again, and new or renovated may appear to a renovated world.

But this also must by no means be omitted, that, while there are yet some eagle’s feathers in our way, the which do hinder our purpose, we do exhort to the sole, onely, assiduous, and continual study of the Sacred Scriptures, for he that taketh all his pleasures therein shall know that he hath prepared for himself an excellent way to come into our Fraternity, for this is the whole sum of our Laws, that as there is not a character in that great miracle of the world which has not a claim on the memory, so those are nearest and likest unto us who do make the Bible the rule of their life, the end of all their studies, and the compendium of the universal world, from whom we require not that it should be continually in their mouth, but that they should.

The Confessio is a breviary about “the true Philosophy”, it completes the earlier manifesto Fama Fraternitatisand in some way it comes to justify it, defending it from the voices and accusations already launched to the mysterious Brothers of the “Fraternity of the Rose Cross”. But the work itself shall be attributed to the blessedness of our age. God judgeth far otherwise, who exalteth the lowly, and casteth the proud into obscurity; to the silent he sendeth his angels to hold speech with them, but the babblers he driveth into the wilderness, which is the judgment due to the Roman impostor who now poureth his blasphemies with open mouth against Christ, nor yet in the full light, by which Germany hath detected his caves and subterranean passages, will abstain from lying, that thereby he may fulfil the measure of his sin, and be found worthy of the axe.


Subscribe to news alerts. Neither group wore special clothing, both practiced abstinence, they healed the sick, and they offered their teachings free of charge. Therefore, it must not be expected that new comers shall attain at once all our weighty secrets. Vigilante rated it it was ok Dec 23, It is Jehovah who, seeing how the world is falling to decay, and near to its end, doth hasten it again to its beginning, inverting the course of Nature, and so what heretofore hath been sought with great pains and dayly labor He doth lay open now to those thinking of no such thing, offering it to the willing and thrusting it on the reluctant, that it may become to the good that which will smooth the troubles of human life and break the violence of unexpected blows of Fortune, but to the ungodly that which will augment their sins and their punishments.

Fama fraternitatis ; Confessio fraternitatis ; Chymische Hochzeit: As his biographer, R. But we confess, and witness openly with the Lord Jesus Christ, that it shall first happen that the stones shall arise, and offer their service, before there shall be any want of executors and accomplishers of God’s counsel; yea, the Lord God hath already sent before certain messengers, which should testify his will, to wit, some new stars, which do appear and are seen in the firmament in Serpentario and Cygno, which signify and give themselves known to everyone, that they are powerful Signacula of great weighty matters.

Now there remains yet that which in short time, honour shall be likewise given to the tongue, and by the same; what before times hath been seen, heard, and smelt, now finally shall be spoken and uttered forth, when the World shall awake out of her heavy and drowsy sleep, and with an open heart, bare-head, and bare-foot, shall merrily and joyfully meet the new arising Sun.

Shawn Smith rated it liked it Sep 14, Katie Cole marked it as to-read Nov 16, Soon afterwards, he embarked to Fesa center of philosophical and occult studies, such as the alchemy of Abu-Abdallah, Gabir ben Hayan and Imam Jafar al Sadiqthe astrology and magic of Ali-ash-Shabramallishi, and the esoteric science of Abdarrahman ben Abdallah al Iskari.

The founder of the Fraternity, Confewsio Rosenkreuz, could be seen as a kind of guardian fraternihatis this western path, the conference concluded. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.