Following the last post from the Unknown Masters of the Council of Solace, I felt this was appropriate and shares great information. Love you all of you – Rajenaira (Madalyn)
From FB Page: Rosicrucian Order AMORC shared Rosicrucian Order,AMORC Nigeria's post. In honor of our AMORC Centennial Celebration taking place this month during the AMORC World Convention, we are dedicating the month of July to sharing highlights from all of the Facebook pages from throughout the world - this posting is from AMORC in Nigeria!
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From June 26, 2015
The Rose Symbolizes Man’s Unfolding Consciousness
THE ROSE IS LINKED BY A CHAIN of association with a thousand chapters in the history of humanity. A native of the East, the rose is now universal, opening its petals to the Sun of every climate.
The ancients regarded the ROSE as the emblem of silence, love, joy and secrecy. The sanctity of the Rose has been felt and recognized in all ages, from crude drawings on rocks and in caves of earliest ancestors, to immortal inspirations of Dante and Raphael.
The Rose is crystallization of all growth, unfoldment and evolution in the vegetable kingdom; the evolution of plant life through eons of time, struggling, suffering and aspiring towards the perfection of grace, beauty and fragrance of the flower kingdom. What does this inspiration and attainment of heavenliness symbolize?
The Rose is worthy symbol of the Soul of mankind in the process of its growth, unfoldment and evolution towards its Creator. Each delicately tinted petal, in layers of mystic perfume, is like the desire, longings, sufferings and aspirations of the human soul, through eons of time, as it unfolds and grows towards the perfection of Cosmic ideal for humankind.
Each of us, like the Rose (as Rosebud, progressing towards fully unfolded Rose through intermediary unfolding Rose), has sacred power which permits us to discover the inner significances and reality of invisible things. As the Rose turns its heart to the physical Sun, so we turn our Soul to the Spiritual Light of Truth.
Each petal of the Rose on the Cross is symbolic of oneness of the world of humanity, universal peace, universal tolerance, international consanguinity and solidarity first in the hearts of man, then upon the Earth.
The world of humanity is like a Cosmic Rose garden, and the various peoples and languages are like its various flowers. Correspondingly, into each human heart the Cosmic plants the seed of a spiritual Rose.
If we plant its roots deep into the soil of unselfishness, water it with the dew of purity, protect it from the blasts of prejudice and bigotry, give it the sunshine of universal love, it will flourish and unfold into blossoms of heavenly beauty for all people, with the perfume of a divine civilization.
The Rose and the Cross when joined together, represent the experiences and challenges of thoughtful life well lived. The Cross itself symbolically represents the human body and the Rose represents our unfolding consciousness.
The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC is known internationally by its traditional and authentic title, the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, from which is derived the acronym “AMORC” has the symbol of the Rose and the Cross. The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis is its Latin form of the name, which literally translates into the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rose Cross. There is no religious connotation associated with this symbol and the Rose Cross symbol predates Christianity.
Curled from The Symbolism of the ROSE - Claire Lewis SRC – The Rosicrucian Heritage - Volume 17, No,2, 2010 - Pg 19. And The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis - https://www.rosicrucian.org/history.
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