Lodge of Perfection – Est. 1764 – New
Orleans – Lux Americana
Americas First and Unique Rosicrucian
& Masonic Degrees and Initiations
This little manuscript contains the ancient secrets of the
Rosicrucians and Society of Rose Cross Orders. The path to awaken your greater powers is
explained herein. A history of the order and some of their greatest teachings and exercises are
included. For the first time, a seeker can truly study the metaphysical strategies which can
rapidly advance the reader to the next level of happiness, awareness, success, and health.
Founded in 1764, the Secret Lodge of Perfection preceded the Illuminati in what would later
become the United States. Today, the wisdom has been passed on and now revealed to the seeker
for the 1st time.
For: The Golden Temple of the Rosy Cross
& Templiers et Rose Croix d'Orient
Mystical Christian, Hermetic,
Hellenistic, Buddhist, Brahmin, & Taoist Wisdom
“Before the Illuminati & Before the
Skull and Bones”
The Rosicrucian manifestos caused immense
excitement throughout Europe: they declared the existence of a secret brotherhood of alchemists and sages who were
preparing to transform the arts, sciences, religion, and political and intellectual landscape of Europe while wars
of politics and religion ravaged the continent. The works were re-issued several times and followed by numerous
pamphlets, favourable and otherwise. Between 1614 and 1620, about 400 manuscripts and books were published which
discussed the Rosicrucian documents.
The peak of the so-called "Rosicrucianism furor" was reached when two mysterious
posters appeared in the walls of Paris in 1622 within a few days of each other. The first one started with the
saying "We, the Deputies of the Higher College of the Rose-Croix, do make
our stay, visibly and invisibly, in this city (...)" and the second one
ended with the words "The thoughts attached to the real desire of the
seeker will lead us to him and him to us".
The legend inspired a variety of works, among them the works of
Maier (1568–1622) of Germany, Robert
Fludd (1574–1637) and Elias
Ashmole (1617–1692) of England, Teophilus Schweighardt
Constantiens, Gotthardus Arthusius, Julius Sperber, Henricus
Vaughan, and others. In Elias Ashmole's
Theatrum Chimicum britannicum (1650) he defends the Rosicrucians. Some later works with an impact on Rosicrucianism
were the Opus magocabalisticum et theosophicum by George von
Welling (1719), of alchemical and paracelsian inspiration, and the
Aureum Vellus oder Goldenes Vliess by Hermann Fictuld in 1749.
Michael Maier was ennobled with the title Pfalzgraf (Count Palatine) by Rudolph
II, Emperor and King of Hungary and King of Bohemia. He also was one of the most prominent defenders of the Rosicrucians, clearly transmitting
details about the "Brothers of the Rose Cross" in his writings. Maier made the firm statement that the Brothers
of R.C. exist to advance inspired arts and sciences, including alchemy. Researchers of Maier's writings point out that he never claimed to have produced gold, nor
did Heinrich Khunrath nor any of the other Rosicrucianists. Their writings point toward a symbolic and spiritual
alchemy, rather than an operative one. In both direct and veiled styles, these writings conveyed the nine stages
of the involutive-evolutive transmutation of the threefold
body of the human being, the threefold soul and the threefold spirit, among other esoteric
knowledge related to the "Path of Initiation".
In his 1618 pamphlet, Pia et Utilissima
Admonitio de Fratribus Rosae Crucis, Henrichus Neuhusius writes that the
Rosicrucians left for the East due to the instability in Europe caused by the start of the Thirty Years'
War, an idea afterwards echoed in 1710 by Samuel Ritcher, founder of the secret
society of the
Golden and Rosy Cross. More recently René
Guénon, a researcher of the occult, presented this same idea in some of his works. However, another eminent author on the
Rosicrucians, Arthur Edward
Waite, presents arguments that contradict this idea. It was in this fertile field of
discourse that many "Rosicrucian" societies arose. They were based on the occult tradition and inspired by the
mystery of this "College of Invisibles".