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THE A D D I T I O M L RITUALS OF TIIE lWSY CROSS.

THE FOURTH ORDER OF THE ROSY CROSS.


WORLD 0 ; THE SUPERNALS. 1

PART 11.

THE CEREMONY OF ENTHRONING A


KEEPER 0 ; TIIE S:ICRED MYSTERY. 1

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TernPlc i s firrpurd for the hlysltries of the Portill of D-Sri'l'H, udh the varilttiorrs which Acre filluru. T h s R ~ n t t c r sof the P a f h s lcarli~rg lo a11 Grtrdcs ure cotrgrrgatd at their $roper s)'n~bolical foirlts. 7'ii& scocral A lrar I?mtrcrs arc grouped i n corrcspotrdctrca wirh ths S E P H I R O T H to uhich fhc Pnlhs lead up, as arrangcd i r r Ihe Tree of Lye, a d so also ura ths U ~ t l t l c r sof the H o l y Sartctuary i ? r lhs Grade of Adeptits hlittiw. Ths Door of tho Satlctuary i s o p o t to its full extent, atid t h Altrlr of tlrc I'ortrtl o/ DAATH has the Sucrcrl V c s s ~ l salrd the 1iglrttJ Candles thcreott. 7'hc Pillar t e r e ul a short distarrc-e i n /rot14 n j the Sa,rcluary, with !ha Bantrrrs of the

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Rosy Cross corresfiorrdi?tg kererrnlo. T h e v e s t m v i t s attd insigtlia of n I l i g h Pries! Zic folded o n o ctrsltion of rcd silk, atrd his i s placed o n a tabla, wherc there is also cr salver corrttzi~ring red, wIrite artd blitsh roses. T h e tirblc i s a t u corrve~iiertipoint i n $roxi~rri/y lo the Door o f H o l y Sanctttcrry-us, c.g., otr the Southern side of the Pillar of M e r r y . T h e r e i s l u l l l i g l ~ teverywhere.

T h e I w p e r a / o r Elect i s k w d i n g at the W e s t e r n side of f l u A l f u r , w i t h a r t m clirs/d thtrcorr a t d with bo1tjed lrcnd. Tltcrc is a fialrrr-bratrch laid across his h a r d s . T h e Brellrreta of ilrc T h i r d Portal Grade are scafcd, clothed and in s i l c m c , irr the body-gct~etul of tlra Tenrple. T h e serrt of the Oflciatirrg EPoPl i s i n frorrt o/ the B Y C I J I I C Iall facing East. I, T h e Oflciating Epopt gives a Baf!ery of one knock-l-u s i n g the W a n d which he carries.

I t i s that of a n U s h e r of /he R i l e in all Grades of the Fellowship, a d i s therefore surrwounfcd w i t h a Dove


of Peace.

H e raises h i s W a n d and proceeds to

T I E SOLEMN CEREMOXY OF OPENING THE


IIOLY TlXPLE.
T h e Ojiciating Efiopt .-Fra t res et Sorores, the Peace of the E t e r n a l be upon you in the Heart o f E t e r n a l Peace. A n d peace, be still, m y B r e t h r e n . SILENCE IS IN THE MOUTH OF TIlE ALMIGHTY N E . The Word is O known in the heart, when the h e a r t is Love. H c pauses and lowers his Wand. Thereafter, a g a i n ha raises i l .

KEEPER OF THE S A C I U 3 MYSTERY

?At @+F41'aliug EP+t.-I testify from the seat of e q w b c c that GOD is all in all.

Epop.--Assist me to olwn, 0 Lord, 05s Cmscrated Temple and Ilvuse of the lloly Sl)irit i the Gnde which is above all Grades, i l l the perfect n
O/Ccioiing

Tk

Y,ytmy of Union.

whicli is grace d that Xystcry, I open tlle I'UItal of L)AA?'II, as a d m i the Ilouse of Thy knowledge. Behold, l'llou n axt with mt all days, to the consul~mationof our being a the Ccntre. !

T b O/,licia.ring Epopt.-By the power

Llr bends his righr

kttrs, a d so also the B r e t h r e t ~ .

Offiiatinp Epopt.--GOD opens llis Temple, m y *n-thc place of His union.

Tk

E8 +un Eastward
f m i l g west.

atd slatds

between the Pillurs,

EPopt.--Fratres et Sorores, assist nle to open this Temple for the Iligh Ofice of Enthronement, fie giveth unto His pcople a leader. The Lord &rll keep llis treasure and the Tabernacle of I I i s 1 I d y Uptcry. He shall raise up a sht!p!lerd in the land and ctp a ruler over us, in the nhme of H i s Covcna~it. n shalt guide us therefore, our Naster, and our choice a u J~W made in Thee. be

Tk Officiating

80giru a Rartrry o/ ons knock-7-

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Tho 0 fficiating Epo)f.--Frat res et Sorores, I declare this Temple open for the work which is put into our hands, and a Keeper of our Sacred Mystery shall be enthroned herein.

THE HIGH OFFICE OF ENTHIIOXEMENT.


The unofficial Brethrcra aru scaled. T h a Oficiating Epo),! proceeds to stritc tha circutrrstances of thai especiat e v ~ t t twhich has called the A d e p t i together. lVhcrt the Throne of the Headship is vacattt o w i q to the death of an Ivtperator, he cor~linuesas her6

/allows :Fratres e t Sorores, seeing that we come forth from the Centre and that the Centre calls us back, I testify that it has pleased our hIost Iligll Father and COD, on Whom we depend in a11 things, and unto Whom in all things we defer, to set I ~ L C in holiness, from the sacred veils and bonds of lliv earthly body, the soul of our Most Iionoured Frater alifrtl), KEHPLROF Electus ex millibus (vcl I O U R SACRED ~ Y S T E H Y A N D I~IPEHATOR ORDINE ! IN I i o s ~ a AUKEE CHUCK. ET Il'hrrr the Throne of the Headship is vacant owitlg to tr ~ ~ a a o i d a b lrrsig~lnt e ion or other circ1ot1stances I C C O ~ friscd nttd Providzd for i t r the Higher Comtitu/ion of (he Fellowship, the 0 fficiating Epopt Procecds thus :The Oficiatirrg ~~~~~~-lionourable Frat res et Sororcs, I certify tllat our Most IIonoured Frater Electus ex millibus (vcl tlotnett aliud), KEEPER O F O U R S A C I ~ ~ ~ D ~ I Y S T E R Y D PEWA AT OH IN ORL>INE AN ROSE& AUI;E.E ET CRUCIS, placed his resignation in the hands of tile has

The OJ/iciotitlg Epopt.-Honourable

, W P E R OF TIIE SACKED hlYSTEI<\'

IIr f m x c d s

thcrtaftdr as fullu~us, i l r

eiflur case.

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The Ojficintittg Epop! resrrrrtcs his +ra)lct scut. stiff slrlnding ltereat a r d rrow facitlg East : Whila

Tlac OJlciating Epopt.--I call upon the Honorirablc t , Frater Quoniam t u solus sanctus (tvf n o r ~ t u l i ~ r t l )succossor elect to the vacant throne of the IIeadsl~ip, to testify in this House of Ascension concerning the peace of its Sanctuary and all the Holy Houses of the Rosy Cross. Thc Itnpcrator Elcct vises from his knees, contes forwnrd atad stands bttwttn the Pillars i n his whit6 robe atid girdle, but wcariq rro i~rsigtria, save o d y the faltrt-bratrch, wlaiclr he carries i r t his right h a d . The Ojiciaiing EPoPt is stated. The Ojiciating EPoPt ( u d h the other Brethren in unity) .-0 quantum magnale pacis.

A partsc follows, drtrirtg which the Itrrpcrator Elcd remaitas in his place bctwcor the Piflu~s.
The Oflciating Epopl.-Ave, Frater Quoniam T u solus sanctus (vcl ?tometa a l i u d ) . The Council of the Rosy Cross, convened in their Iioly House of Resurrection, according to the Laws of the Order, ' . ~ salready issued its decree, and your concurrence has been signified therein. But in the presence of the Brethren who are here and now assembled as representatives of the whole Fellowship, I demand whether you are free, able and willing to take into your heart and discharge the sacred duties of the Headship, and to enter into those solen~n bonds of service which are imposed on an Irnyerator of the Rite.

Thc Imperator Elect.-In the Name of GOD, Who is my end : so help me GOD.

KEEPER OF THE S:lCl<ET) PIIYSTEKY

'IXr Ofjfckting EPopl.-Giver of understandi~lg and of fret i the: Jays of life ; Giver of t h e union wl~iclris n rrj!ixd in the peace of s t i l l ~ ~ e ; sGiver of t l ~ clitlows t e e in experience which is wisdo~n t taincd in l ' f ~ e : a c k t v w on us understanding in cl~oice,grace in tlie hitim thereof, wisdom t o klluw T h y will and strcngtli to do it with our might. \Ve have chosen this I I U I ~ onr brother, amidst prayers for Tlry guidance, to mle w e r the H d y IIouses wliich are dedicated to 'Illy mioc. Rati!y t!te choice wllicll we have niadc. Grant tSut hc mav increase in u s arid that \ire lnay bc cnl,lr gcd i h m by all graces which cullle f l u n Tllce. 1 3 1 ~ ~r lsl i r s i l i d his w a y s and bless us ricllly 111 t l ~ e n l gifts and zr.11 r>l him. X a v we work togctlrcr in u ~ l i t y retlcctirlg l r c ~ e , bd~w'thcEternal U ~ i i t y of Tlly being. Grant in f111e that--proceeding with him a r d irl Ilitn-we may e ~ l t e r iato Thy deeper l<nowledge, and that ollr wings of d+ m2y bear forward our beloved Uretliren, thrurlgh & the Paths and Grades, seeking the Crow11 of the Kingdom, to abide in Thy love for ever. A ~ t ~ e n .

rcswmr tkn'r mats.

Thcra i s s i l c t u for a

spare, trtrd

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TIIE SEARCHING O F T I I E I3IPERATOR ELECT


The Oficiatitrg EjuPt.--Do you promise to preserve in your heart and translate into your life atld actions the Divine Symbolism of this House of Ascension in COD ?
The Imperator Elect.-In the Name of GOD, Who is my e n d : so hclp me GOD.

The Officiating E+opt.-Do you promise, ever and continually, in all your works and ways, to seek and-GOD aiding-to attain a deepcr Knowledge of the union through Christ in GOD ?

The Itirfierator Elect.-In the Name of GOD, Who is my end : so help me GOD.
The Oficiating Epopl.-Do you promise in the consecration of the hIystical Bread and Wine-wllicll i~ d 1 be your part henceforth to perform in the Sanctuary of this House of Ascension-that you will pfoceed invariably in conscious and willing concurrence with tlie highest intention of the Nystery, and that t o the fullest extent of your powcr you, will place upon the clean oblation the signature of your redisation in GOD ?
The Imperator Elect.--In the Name of GOD, Who is my end : so help me GOD.

The Officiating Epojt.--Do you promise to be about the business of this Holy House and the other Houses and Temples, leaving unto tlie perialmble word aud tile custodians tllcreof those things which pass with the world, in so far as human weakness may consent hereto ?

The Ivr/wrutor Elect.--In the Name of GOD, my end : so help 1 1 1 ~GOD.

\\'llo

is

The Imperafor Elect.-111 the h'anle of C011, \\'l~ois my end : so help me COD.

Thu Officialitrg Epopl.--110 y o u promise to n u i n tain the meekness which consc~ltsto dignity and all I l i g l i patience becoming t o a spiritual ruler ?

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The Oflciatirig Efiofit.--J [onourable Frater and Sucsor Elect to the H e a d J ~ i p ,I call upon you now to repeat your Sacramental Name and to say after nle

THE OBLIGATION OF AN IMPERATOR ELECT.

I , Frater Quoniam T u solus sanctus (vcl n o w n aliud),


being an Adeptus Exaltatus, testifying in the House of Ascension to the Glory of the Rosy Cross and the ineffable life of experience behind the veils or ~ w b o l i s m ,d o hereby and herein, in the freedom of the will in union and with purpose realised in GOD, swear fidelity t o my higher soul and to the Spirit which is Christ therein. I will walk in the way of the Spirit and will abide in fe!lowship with the Hidden Master of the Rosy Cross, acting as Ilis vicegerent and spokesman in all the np!es of tllis IIoly and Sovereign Order, wl~icllis here comrriitted to Iny Imnds. 1 n assuming the Throne of the IIertdship I will hold myself hcucefonvard as servant-incliicf of my Bretllren, wllo arc servants and handrnaiclc~ls of GOD. In tlie place of autl~ority will work only for I tl~c spiritual profit and perfec tiorl of those wllo arc placed in my charge, in my own and in t l ~ e i r person maintaining the Rule of the Order, for tllc extension and diflusion of tliat knowledge which is fourd witl~in, the love of our for Midden Master and tlie Divine, All-Holy Ends. 3lay the Spirit and tlie 13ride bear witness and GOD Who is all in all.

lVhosocver as adcd as ltlif~istcr Service of tlic Tortfdc ifr /or the fwepuruiiou of all tlrcrei~r, having retired bcliitul tlie Sa~rctrlary or otltcrwh~re, has ki?irlletl antl blessed Itlcc~tse arrd flow co~trcs forwnrd, beclriug tlic Tim-ildc, wl~iclihe ~Z(icc.si n the hclrtiis of the Vficiafing L;PoP!, rcccivittg nrld p t r t t i t r g asidc h i s IVami.

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Thr Oflcinting E/mPt ( d l the first ccnsing).-3lnv t l ~ a t which in thee is I x l o w Lc nssrl~lled by t l ~ w l ~ i c lis t ~
awe.

( A t the s c c o ) d C C ~ I S I ' I I ~ . ) Tllerc arc t l ~ ~ ct cl ~ ~ t rule in thy Temple : the will, tlcsire, and nbir~cl-lct tllese three be one for tlle good of our Feflowsl~ip. ( A t thc f k i d cttrsing.) Tilay t l ~ e\\'urd LC tlli~re al~tl I u w r to manifest the Iigl~t tlrurcof. ( . I t J o h i t usrrtg.) I n t h i n and without t l ~ e c i,l l all t l ~ ytlruugl~ts a ~ l dacts, dothou ternen~ber the union. ( A t t / ~ d filth c t r i i l j ~ g . ) Thc Lord scarch Thee wit11 tlre Fire of IIis IIoly Spirit in the heart and in tlle reins.

East, a t d s t a t d i n g fha Tlrurible.

Ircfort

his

uwtt

s t a t , he rcriscs

Thr Oflciatittg EbopI.--1 Ionourable Frater Qlioniam fu solus u n c t u s ( 1 ' d 1 1 0 ~ ) 1 alirrd), the Lord give unto
thee according to thy works.

I n l p o a ~ o r h'orltrs.--The Lord give yoti peace i n my

days.

The Oflciutirtg Epopt (it! ptrrring the white cope aboitt li .--The Spirit witl~intlwc is Cllrist, the Spouse of t l ~ c Soul. I clotl~cthee as wit11 t l ~ cvesture of t l ~ cSjjirit, which is tlle Soul rcstorcd i11 pririty. l tlline the k righteousness of snillts. ( I f 1 pl~cijtg ~rlilrc h i s Iiend.) fI~e 011 I3e tliy mind a n opcn cl~annclto receive the Divine Influx. ,. ., J I S I L ' J J ~ J ~ ~ his ~ O S O I ) I the r d , while n ~ r d OIL ijrtirrcled Roses.) Nay Severity and Yercy dwell together in unity, meeting in the Benignity of thy rule, and may the Tree of Knowledge become the Tree of Life in the Plrlcitzg the 1Va)id Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. ( T ~ G J C i t i s a ) Rule, therefore, 0 Master, a n d be this the Sign of Thy Power, for this is the Tree of Life.

H e draws the New I~tlperatora short distartce i t t front of the Pillars, befween wliiclr the nfitiisrer in Service ?low $ltlces the Throtte.

Thc Ojiciating Epojk-We who have elected and a p pointed, by the powel vested in O U I Ofice, do now instal and enthrone thee.

The hrew It~tperafor is filaccrl on the T h r o w

The Oflciutirrg EpoPl tirrns Il'csf, arid, frcwittg received his Il'utid, gives a Ualtrry of oue k m x k - ~

TIlc Ogiciatitrg Epopt.--Fratres et Sorores, my peers and co-heirs in the House of Ascension which is in COD, 1 proclaim that Frater Quonia~n u solus sanctus (oel ftortutr T alittd), having been regularly electcd a n d appointed, rigorously searched and sif tcd, faithfully professed and Iged, and in fine invested and enthroned, has become trereby and I\crein MOST~ ~ O N O U R E I~!PI:.RATOR T H E D OF I;ELLOWSI~IPTIIE ROSY OF CROSS A N D KEEPEROF ITS SACRED MYSTERY. Now, tl~er-efore,as your vicegerent

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concerns tlle Order.

Thc Oflciatitig E p o P f . - - ( ~ ) T i ~ a t \vouldst vouclrs;lft: Tlrou to blc-c; f l j i s present elcctcd Clricf, I11,tstcr of all, \ve pmy Thee ; (2) That TII~JU wouldst vouciisak to bless sqd to sanctify t11is present electc'd Cliicf, Nastcr of all, we pray Tlree ; (3) T h a t Tlrou wouldst voi1~11safeto bless, sanctify and approve tlris 1)rescnt elected Cl~icf,rluly ~ l d g e d ' cnthro~lcd,Master of all, we pray Thee.
:I

TIK

Im~cro/or.-11ay the Fcllowslrip

of the Rosy Crobs

testify henc~fvrtliand for ever, amidst tlie thi~lgs wlrich am bclow, to tile eternal tliings \vlric!l are a h v e , t l ~ t the p w c r s of the height may prevail also in the dcpth & that GO11 rimy rule liis people. And rhcn, njlcr a short fause :

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The Oficiaiing Epopt.-Let us descend by the Path ~f CHETH, even unto TIPHERETH.
A procession is forrrrcd atrd the Brethren pass into the
Vestibrrle, with the Oflciuti,ig EPofl and JMittister o/ h Service carrying r Ijanners of rhe Rosy Cross before the Itnperator, who goes forth last of all. Here ends the Ceret)rony of Enthroning a Keeper of the S a c r d Mystcry i n the House of A scettsion.

KEEPER OF THE SACRED hlYSTERY

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'E f

PROCLAMATION OF A ICEEPER OF T1IE

SACRED !'dYST1312Y I N TIIE G I U D E 01;

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THE CEREMOXY 0 ; ENTHIIOSING A 1

Adeptus Exemptus.-llonourable Fratres et Sorores. seein); ">at we come fort11 from t l ~ e Centre and that the Centre draws u s bi\ck, I testify t h a t it has plciisecl our Most High F a t l ~ e rand GOD, on Whom we depend in all things, and u n t o 1~'llomin all things we defer, to set free in holiness, from the sacred veils and bonds of liis eart!lly body, the soul of our 3Iost Honoured Frater Electus ex millibus (vel nowrr aliud), KEEPER
OF O U R

SACRED MYSTERYN D IMPERATOR ORDINB A IN ROSEE ET AUREE CRUCIS.


He turns to the East, with all present.
Adeptus Excttrptus.-We who are Stewards of Thy Mysteries, 0 hlaster of all things ; we who are Wardens of the Gates wl~iclllead in fine t o Thee ; we who have I>orr)eT h y charges in conllnon with ot1r XIobt Hotloured lirater Elect us ex millibus ( v d trorrltn nlirrd) , tllus callud from anlong us, do here and now at Thy bidding rclinquisll the fellowship which we had in l ~ i m , with resignation and 11oly joy. Into T l ~ yloving care we commend his soul, 0 Lord of all tender compassion, Spirit and Spouse of Souls. Anlen.

The Iq5aator.-Ratify, wc beseech Thee, in t l ~ elife of the world to come, all that he knew of Thy union in the life of earth.
Adeptus Exemptus.-.?lay the shadowed lights of our symbolism dissolve for I ~ i min the glorious realities of being whereof they are the veil and the presage.

Ths I?rlperutor.-hlay

this be the day of his espousals.

Adeptus E,~otl~tus.-M:ly he rise into the life wltich is in Thee, and tllis is tile life of Thy love, the union of the Lover and Uelovccl, world without end.

w i t l ~ o u t end art 'Tlrou, a~rd thir is the life o T l ~ y f lovc, 0 L o v e which art L f fur ie

The 1rnfwator.-\\'odd

mw.
AAcpfus Exenrfdrrs.--Wlen the Spirit and the Soul IUF one, 0 Heart of the lieart of Man.

that which is Tlline in Tlice to 'I'hat \Vhich is Thee and Thine, to the Father of All,

Tha Im/mator.-May

awcnd.
AI',,':'fcs Excm~lus.-The Oneness of all Oneness.

Tirc Imp~rator.-The life of all in all.


AdqVtrs Exemplus.-\\.'l~cir h e wllo was our I3ro tlier ha, attained all things in Thee, 0 COD, grant t h a t we

may be drawn after llim


Im~crator.-Give u s pence i n our earthly clily, u the shadow of that day which is eternal.
Ad+tus

Tb

Exonplus.-A

q u i e t night after and a y e r f ~ ~ t


~ b

cd m

RU w r

seated a d there is s i l c ~ t c c/or a ccrt,r i Tha Cdtbra~tt-iwClti6j rises.

space.*

\Ybsaibr Throne of the Hcadrhtp has h c o m e vacant owing to unavottlrlh a 0 t h arcumriances rccognired and provided for in the l l ~ g h e r C d t u t i o r d tba Fcllowrhtp, the Cclebrantm-Chid, alter Openmg In the ~ = b posadr at once & \ follows ;-

A d w Rurr)tr~.-tionournbb F m r u ct Sarorcr, 1 testify tlbat the htort . - 4 P h t a Electus ex N I I ~ ~ ( v d nom8m a l ~ d ) K E E I ~ L IOF OUR I , I .c m H v r r ~ a rA N D I Y ~ C R A T O I I I N ORDINE o s m LT AURLA C Y U C I S , -a H phced his r d g n ~ t l o nin the handr of the l l o u u of Resurrect~on( r f ~ t Atrr r @ mrrrrJ14wu u # p f i r l a ' s , l r # A 0 r 4 ~ r and o r r a ~ i o r ) and h e u n w has l e c n . 11, wmw and fratrrn~ty, all tics and b n d r of fcllowrlrip rubsrrttbmt.~ . u m d a t bctweea him and us.

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Thr pocsdurm continuer u rhewn In the text above dtu tbe OHica o f Caawmccr'loa

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Adc/dus Exen~ptus.-llonourable Fratrea e t Sorores, !s sanctus (vd I testify tliat Frater Quoniam TI: nottr en a l i l d ) has becn regularly elected arid appointed, dl~ly irlatalled and entl\roned, and I proclaim him hereby I OF and hercin ~ I O S T ~ O N O U R E D I M P E I ~ A T O R TME O S P 01 T I ROSY CROSS A N D KEEPER OP ITS S A C R E ~ T Y S T I S I ~ Y . II

He restclues his scat. T h e Itnperator rises in his t u r n am! recites his I'rofcssion i t , the terms appoirrted for that prrrpasc aczorditrg to the Nitrtal of E~ithroneI . T1rereaftt.r IM resumes h i s scat, and the Celebrt~nf-in-Clticfriscs.
the Name of the Zlouse of Adebtlrs Exoriptrts.-In R L ' S U ~ I L L ~on my vir, part a n d o n the part of the Adellti Exempti, as t l~cirviccgeren t and spokesman, I pledge t o tlie Nost llonoured Inlperator our reasonable and loving obedience i n all that concerns the Order.
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Tl~ercoftcrhe rcsuures his scat, a113 the S c c o ~ i d Cclsbl a rtt rises. AJeptrrs A-1q'or.-In the Name o f the Halls of Sile~icc,on m v own p u t and on tlle part of the Adcl~ti Illajurcs, as tlleir viccbgerent and spo!;esnlrrn, I pledge to tllc Most Ilonourcd Itliperator our reasonable and loving obedience i n all tliat concerns the Order. Thcrctrfter Ire rcsrtrrrcs h i s s a t , arld the T h i r d C c k bnr trt riscs.

A rtsiliary Fratcr Ade~tris.-By the Crmificd l i f e of TI1'111i1\1E'TII, on m y own part and on tlle part of the Aclepti Minors, as tlieir vicegerent and s p ~ l i e ~ ~ ~ l a n , 1 pledge to the 3Iost lionourrd Imperator our reasonable a ~ i d Ioving obedience in all that concerns the Order.

Adefilus l;l,rt~~rpttrs.--Tact clcsccnd b y t lrc I'a t !I ut us AYIN, even unto YESOD.

H n a ends tlic Ptoclar~rationof a K c c b e r of the


S a c r d I r t b t . ' l D i n the Gtarle of ty

TII'II E K E T H .

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THE PROCLA3IATlON O F A K

l OF T11E

SACRED MYSTERY IN THE GRADE 0 ; 1


THEORETICUS AND T?CT T I I E FIIIST PORTAL GRADE O F THE ROSY CROSS.

KEEPER OF THE SACKED MYSTERY

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The pledge of olcdicttcc i s pronounced b y lltc A1 ttsfcr of tltc l'elr~pleotr bchal/ of the Grade o j P h i l o s o ~ h t r s , b y llte ' r of the 'I'er~rptaotr behalf oo/ tks Grade of P,ac/icus, a d by t l t ~Cuidrr of the l'ulht on behal/ of the Qrude of l ' l ~ t o r e l i c u s , usijlg I ~ J C followirtg forrtlicta :In the Name of our consecrated personality, luokillg toward the Life of Rebirth and t21e xnystery of tlle will i n union (or of love i n transmutation, or tllc liclit of the mind in G O l ) ) , on m y own part and on the 1~,1rt of the Philosophicd Bretlrren (or Practical, or Tl~coretical)I pledge to the Most Ihuvured Imperator our rcasomb!e and lovit~g service in all tllat concerm t l w Ordcr. ['Iire Praytr of IJt*rrc c i s Y i t Oy the I t ~ r ~ c r ~ t 'o )rI ' ,/ t l ~ a I Tnn/dc i s closLd itt ilrc Grade of l ' l ~ w ~ e l i c ~ ]~t isL . ' N a s t r r of the T L ' P P I / ~S~O'S :-Lct tltdtt U S desce~ld by tlle Path of TAU, even unto !MI,KUTII.

Watrd, k a's Oficers /o//o wing, scatteritlg Blcs scd Incense atd Holy 1Vatcr. T h e G u i d e of the Paths follows, Proceeding o!otrc, !hen the h1astsr u trd Warden, sidc by side, the Standard Herrrers, C O Y , ) itlg the Bantiers o/ the Rosy Cross, a t ~ d I wpo-atur 1:irt the of all.

Here ends the Solcvrn Cerernony of Proclair~liv~g u Keeper of the Sacrcd hfystcry i n the Grades below the Portal of the Third Order.