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T H E FELLOWSHIP

OF THE

ROSY C R O S S

ISSUED B Y FRATER
MOST

SACRL\I\~ENTU~'~ REGIS,
IhIl'ElliATOli

IiONOUIIBD

I N O I I D I N E 1IOSEJZ CliUCPS

TBE FOURTH ORDER OF THE ROSY CROSS

WORLD O F T K E SUPERNALS

PAKT III.

THE RITUAL OF RETURN I N LIGHT

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The Pricstcss. -The Rcildcring af the EIol y G1.na1: it pnsscs tilroug11 tllc IVorlcls of ilie Trce. Visit nlc in \c.al\;i~~g visit IUC in drcams of sleep, lifc, ill vision lxyoncl l h c dl-canling, in tllc wllitc ligllt ol' tl~c slill~~cs:; \vl~icllsl~incsI~clliiidtllc v i s i o ~ ~llc rest t , ivi lliin tlic stillncsi;.

Tkc IIigh IJvicsL.--The nl ystcrics of Divinc Co111inuilication arc dcclnrcd on tlic Tlircsl~old of tlic S ~ i ~ c r n a l s .Tlicrc is 110 lifc b u t lifc and GOD is G OD t licrcin.
l'hc Yricslcss.-- Tlicrc is onc lifc alone, and That is Thou. l'kc Uigh l-'ricsL.--Apart from all tllc vcstui-cs, within and bcliincl tlic wol-lcls, it is Ti1011 and no otllcl-. Kcccivc our bcilig in Tlicc.

T h Yvicslcss.-Aftcr
us tlic lifc of unioil.

tlic lifc oi separation, give

'1.1~~ l-'ricsLcss.--In anotlier land of tllc living ~ v c llavc sccil tlic gi-catcr good.

2-IK High i J r i c s l . - - IVc I m v ; thcrcby, bcyond thc nced 01 sclf, aiiotllcr thirst r m c l h u n p - , thc want and ministry of othcr lovc, lllc proinisc also of anoillcifood, of inarl-iagcs inaclc i n Holy Hcavcn of GOD, not in the cart11 of flcsli. \'bTl'e sat at tables never dl-cssed by n1m, and in the troth US GOD tvc yliglltcd Thc 1'ricslcss.- Tlic cyc is not satisiicd tvilh sccing, but tllc soul is filled ~ v i i l iGOD,

7'hc Puicsicss.-After our daily brcad, our \r.iric of longing, brcali all our brcacl and h p i l l 0111- c11ps 01 \r.iilc. Takc back the sclf Thou gavest, a i d after love i n scpai-ation n ~ a r r yUS ill t o Tllinc own being. Tllc High I-'uicst.--Hercun t o tllci-cfore is t he Mystery of Host and Cup, dcclarccl in the IVorlcl of : the Supernals, on *he Sacred Tl~rcsllold in Iino~vledgc, and that is Love.
l'lzc Pricslcss.-It is iilariifcstcd uiiilcr veils i l l this reflected life of cartlily tliings : it is u-itldia\\m in every Soul that finds thc Holy Graal. Tlicn arc the vcils rcmovcd.

Tlic High I'ricst.-Thc Soul beholds tlic Spir itual Things. Yct a littlc wliilc, and illat \vllicli sees bccoincs That tvhicll is scen. The Soul goes back ilici-cin, i h c Soul attains, wllicli takcs this Gospcl to its lieart of life.
Tlic I-'ricsicss.--So is the Gi aal wit lldi-avx, frc,in that wliich is without to that \vliicli is kvitl~in,Amen. GOD s ~ c c d it.

?'hc Ilzgh IJricsl.--Tl~c clid 01 d l bccon~itl;; is tllc trai~substantatiun 01 l l ~ cSoul in GOD.

Thc Iiiglr Yricst.- l'ntlici-s and motlicri; bcforc us gave tlic body of ilcsll. Tlic Soul clccl in GOD which follows on tlic call builds u p tllcrcby thc holy body of rcdcniption. Thc l-'vicslcs.- O lCiscn Lilc ill GOI! a i d Liviilg Ercad which doth t h a t Lifc sustain. Thc Ilzglz Pricst. -The
\Vine is Thou,

l'hc Pvicslcss.- Givc \vc cnd in T l ~ c e .

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tlic Elcsxd Vision uliLil

T h H i g h Pricst. - Thou tllc dcsirc of bcing : i t is Thou and no otlxr.

T11c U i g h I'rizsi.--The mind and heart are formcd, natui-c turns into another i i l l is I . Our in~vaid

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cllanncl. This is the P a t h by wllicll we come out of scpawtion, from darlincss into light : but the P a t h is t ravclled within. T h Pricstcss.-0 all our modes. alchciny of GOD, transmuting

The IIigtt Priest.-The desire after Thee is Soul, and thc Soul is lovc. It is thc great sccrct of self and illat witllin it which inal<cs lor lull rcdcniption.
T/ic Pricstcss.-Tllcrc is a part of pure virginity witi~in us, predestined t o Divine Nuptials, and amidst all our clivagatjons incapable of a lower uiiion. 0 fosni our parts of bcing, that this may inanifest within.

Thc: H i g h Pvicst.- Thc Sacrai~lcntol the Eucharist is tlie Sacrainciit of 11131. Rec~piioll,the signilicance of which is CllaC tllc Spirit dwells within. And this is the Christ Spirit. Tllc Secret Tradition llercof is a great iilcinorial coilcei-ning a great experience. The fiIi.~crocosinis t h e Body of Christ, the microcosmic Soul ol illail is in the image and lilicness hcrcof : tllcl-e is union between Cb1-ist in the IIacrocosnl and Christ in thc Soul of Man. Thc Priestess.-0 Hidclen Master of the Rosy Cross, unknown without, revealed to lovc witllin.

Thc Priestess.-Make Food of Souls.

Thou our daily bread the

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THE RITUAL OF

11. I'hc C L L ~ L I I C ~ &enrev.--Shadows bc Thou lllc lilc witlliil us.

u l life are we :

III. A I ~ C ~ L ; L C I I L ~ ~ I S . - G Iof T ~ tlic glory : L XS O a11 culigiltcn, silinc witllin.

VI. 1 I i g l i c s c s s - - - I ofl our vcils i n fiiic : ilicn is it Thou a n d ilo otlicr.

I . Tlx ineanings 01 life are heard in the heart


of love, tin-ough t l ~ c rush of the tinlc-sea, t l ~ c sen ol images, t h e roar of its great voices.

Tlzc IIigh I1ricsf.--l'r,l trcs c t Sororcs, there is no room lor a n y t l l i i i ~in this Temple but GOD. Lct tlic 'I)~btuI;~nts 1-cceivc~l 11crcin and all Erctllrcn of the
01-dcr, ill their spiritual pi-o~i-css through tllc great succession ol Cradcs, {I-om thc G ~ s tcvcn t o tllc la5t, I C N I C I ~ ~ C I this, aiid t 11at o d y in 50 far as tllcy arc sccking tllc Diviiic Union and approaching illat end by Lovc do tllcy bclon:; to our Holy Sodality. The n ~ u t i oto bc wriltcn i n our ininds until it is rcalisccl i l l our hearts is O N E 1 X OXE, looking towards that tinlc wllcii therc slmll bc 110 distinction bctwccii tllc Soul 311d tlic TlIoly Onc.

I'hc High I-'rtcst.- IIoilorrtblc Jlastcr of tlie T C I U ~ ~ C , 1 c:i11 upon you ilc~wt o or-claill tllc closii~;: of this IIoly lIousc in i l ~ c Graclc ol Ncopllytc, 1-cn1cinbcring t h a t jL is open always in tlic Spirii, and i m n liciiccfortll ancl for cvcr, t o us alltl illosc wlio arc with us, is a Place ol tllc Prcseiicc.