Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis

Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, AMORC

“In 1909, the American esotericist Harvey Spencer Lewis (1883-1939), who had been interested in Rosicrucianism for several years, went to Toulouse, France, to meet the Rosicrucians of France where the Order was on the verge of becoming dormant. They initiated him and entrusted him with the mission to reactivate the Order in the United-States, so it could be reintroduced later in Europe when circumstances would be more favorable (the First World War was already looming on the horizon). Harvey Spencer Lewis fulfilled that mission and gave the Order the name 'Antiquus Mysticusque Ordo Rosae Crucis' (Ancient and Mystical Order of the Rose Cross), in order to highlight its historical and traditional origins. After the Second World War, A.M.O.R.C. gradually spread worldwide.”—; see Harvey Spencer Lewis, Rosicrucianism

“AMORC has worked hard to support their claim to being the true Rosicrucian Order. In the past they have fought other groups over this, including taking R. Swinburne Clymer and his Fraternitas Rosae Crucis to court, where each claimed the other practiced black magic. At one time, Aleister Crowley made a weak attempt to take over AMORC.”—; see R Swinburne Clymer, Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, Black Magic, Aleister Crowley.

“the catchpenny frauds of the secret-peddlers, … the A.M.O.R.C., and all the other gangs of self-styled Rosicrucians; they should be hissed off the stage.”—Chapter XI: Woolly Pomposities of the Pious "Teacher"


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