The 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine according to Anthroposophy

In order to understand the similarities and differences in the doctrine of the 5 elements, we must go back to their origin in evolution, both macrocosmically, in the cosmic origin of the elements themselves, and microcosmically, in the origin of the doctrine of the elements from the different state of human consciousness. If in the … More The 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine according to Anthroposophy

The Rosicrucian Rules of Paracelsus

This is the profound doctrine of Love that springs from the Rosicrucian teachings, as testified by the words of Paracelsus:  He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who does nothing, understands nothing. He who understands nothing is despicable. But he who understands, loves, sees, observes. The greatest Knowledge is inextricably joined with Love. Being Love … More The Rosicrucian Rules of Paracelsus

The Seal of VITRIOL

The seal of the VITRIOL, the most complete representation of the alchemical process on a seven-year basis (represented here in a colour version) in its most iconic representation. The origin of this acronym can be traced back to the founder of the Rose+Cross Fraternity, Christian Rosenkreutz (1378 – 1484), but the seal in question appears … More The Seal of VITRIOL

The Rosicrucian Lodge of Chiavari – Part 5: from the Centauromachy to the Madonna and Child

Next to the Rosicrucian Lodge that I have mentioned earlier, there is a triple portal carved in the black stone of Promontorio, rich in friezes dating back to the same period. Of this one we have a precise date: 1493. As Elena Bono herself points out in her article “The architectural face of Chiavari” (1978, … More The Rosicrucian Lodge of Chiavari – Part 5: from the Centauromachy to the Madonna and Child

The Rosicrucian Lodge of Chiavari – Part 3: Christ, Alpha and Omega of Evolution

The trigram of Christ IHS and the two roses: the first rose has 5 petals departing from a central circle, and 8 petals forming the outer corolla. This is followed by the trigram of Christ IHS (also translated as Iesus Hominum Salvator). The second rose has a single circle of 5 petals. Finally, even the … More The Rosicrucian Lodge of Chiavari – Part 3: Christ, Alpha and Omega of Evolution

Mystery and Personality of Christian Rosenkreutz

The Rosicrucian Forerunners It was the knight Christian Rosenkreutz who founded the Brotherhood of the Rosecross. But his spiritual impulse was linked to other spiritual masters already disembodied. Their names were: Zaratos, Boddha and Scythian or the representatives of three great spiritual currents, respectively: Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and Manichaeism. From the original Atlantis doctrine of the … More Mystery and Personality of Christian Rosenkreutz