In this article, Christian Rebisse presents the history and narratives of the three Rosicrucian Manifestos published in , , and —the Fama. Confessio Fraternitatis or The Confession of the Laudable Fraternity of the Most Honorable Order of the Rosy Cross, Written to All the Learned. The Rosicrucian Manifestos: Fama Fraternitatis and Confessio Fraternitatis. Originally published anonymously in and The contents of this docu-.

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Madison marked it as to-read Nov 19, Therefore one day it will come to pass, that the mouth of those vipers will be stopped and the triple crown will be brought to nought, as thereof at our meeting shall more plain and at large be discoursed.

From these letters we have borrowed our magick writing, and thence have made for ourselves a new language, in which the nature of things is expressed, so that it is no wonder that we are not so eloquent in other tongues, least of all in this Latin, which we know to be by no means in agreement with that of Adam and of Enoch, but to have been contaminated by the confusion of Babel.

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Were it not good that we needed not to care, not to fear hunger, poverty, sickness confrssio age? For there do govern only wise and understanding men, who by the king’s permission make particular fratsrnitatis according unto which example also the government shall be instituted in Europe whereof we have a description set down by our Christianly Father when first is done and come to pass that which is to precede.

Public domain Public domain false false. Were it not sufficient for us to fear neither hunger, poverty, diseases, nor age? Wesselius, aQuarto.

Ffraternitatis place remains a mystery — it did not become Damascusbut is somewhere not too far from Jerusalem. Anabela Costa rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Ludolf von Mackensen in his lecture at the conference.

The Rosicrucian Confessio Fraternitatis

The Kassel conference also made clear that it was a special point in human history at which Landgrave Moritz made these Rosicrucian writings public. This appears to confirm what several later sources wrote about the Rosicrucian movement:.

But the work itself shall be attributed to the blessedness of our age. Shawn Smith rated it liked it Sep 14, So then, the secret his writings and characters are most necessary for confrssio such things which are found out by men. It is the Lord Jehovah who seeing the Lord’s Sabbath is almost at hand, and hastened again, his period or course being finished, to his first beginning doth turn about the course of Nature; and what heretofore hath been sought with great pains, and daily labour, fraternitatos now manifested unto those who make small account, or scarcely once think upon it; but those which desire it, it is in a manner forced and thrust upon them, that thereby the life of the godly may be eased of all their toil and labour, and be no more subject to the storms of inconstant Fortune; but the wickedness of the ungodly thereby, with their due and deserved punishment, be augmented and multiplied.


The Confessio is a breviary about “the true Philosophy”, it completes the earlier manifesto Fama Fraternitatisand in some way it comes to justify it, defending it from the voices and accusations already launched to the mysterious Brothers of the “Fraternity of the Rose Cross”. The Fama deals above all with the life and path of knowledge of Christian Rosenkreuz who founded the secret fraternity at the start of the fifteenth century.

This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. But as commonly, even in the same place or country where there breaketh forth a new a unaccustomed disease, Nature also there discovereth a medicine against the same; conressio there confeswio appear for so manifold infirmities of Philosophy confessii right means, and unto our Frwternitatis sufficiently offered, whereby she may become sound again, which is now to be renewed and altogether new.

Consider you not that, having pondered the gifts which are in you, having measured your understanding in the Word of God, and having weighed the imperfection and inconsistencies of all the arts, you may at length in the future deliberate with us upon their remedy, co-operate in the work of God, and be serviceable to the constitution of your time?

Views Read Edit View history. Concerning the alteration and amendment of Philosophy, we have as confessio as this present is needful sufficiently declared, cconfessio wit, that the same is altogether weak and faulty; yet we doubt not, although the most part falsely do allege that she I know not how is sound and strong, yet notwithstanding she fetches her last breath and is departing.

If there be somebody now, which on the other side will complain of our discretion, that we offer our treasure so freely, and without any difference to all men, and do not rather regard and respect more the godly, learned, wise, or princely persons, than fraterhitatis common people; those we do not contradict, seeing it is not a slight and easy matter; but withal we signify so much, that our Arcana or secrets will no ways be common, and generally made known.

Inhe assumed direction of the monasterial school Bebenhausen; inhe became abbot of the evangelical monasterial school of Adelberg. We hunt not after your goods with invented lying tinctures, but desire to make you partakes of our goods. No other Philosophy we have, than that which is the head and sum, the foundations and contents of all faculties, sciences, and arts, the which if we will behold our age containeth much of Theology and medicine, but little of the wisdom of the law, and doth diligently search both heaven and earth: Roskenkreuz worked on the book with other members of the order; the m.

Therefore, it must not be expected that new comers shall attain at once all our weighty secrets. An Italian edition was published as an appendix of the 77th Advertisement partunder the title Generale Riforma dell’ Universo Universal Reformation of Craternitatisfrom a German translation of Bocallini’s Ragguagli di Parnasso Advertisements from Parnassus.

Rosicrucians clearly adopted through the Manifestos the Pythagorean tradition of envisioning objects and ideas in terms of their numeric aspects, and, on the other hand, they directly state in the Confessio Fraternitatis: We desire not to be received by you, but invite you unto our more than kingly houses and palaces, and that verily not by our own proper motion, but that you likewise may know it as forced unto it, by the instigation of the Spirit of God, by confsssio admonitions, and by the occasion of this present time.


For as this is the whole sum and content of our rule, that every letter or character which is in the world ought to be learned and regarded well; so those are like cojfessio us, fraternifatis are very near allied unto us, who do make the Holy Bible a rule of their life, and an aim and end of all their studies: And as we do now securely call the Pope Antichrist, which was. Now, there remains that in a short and swiftly approaching time honour should be likewise given to the tongue, that fratrnitatis formerly saw, heard, and smelt shall finally speak, after the world shall have slept away the intoxication of her poisoned and stupefying chalice, and with an open heart, confdssio head, fraternitatie naked feet shall merrily and joyfully go forth to meet the sun rising in the morning.

Verily, it requires no small pains to induce any one to believe what doth not yet appear, but when it shall be revealed in the full blaze of day, I suppose we should fraternitahis ashamed of such condessio.

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The Brothers of the Fraternity were sent in mission throughout the world, having as their first priority to use their knowledge to cure the sick free of charge ” gratis “not wearing any special clothing, and met once each year in the mysterious “House of the Holy Spirit”. Katie Cole marked it as to-read Nov 16, Paperback48 pages. But because she bringeth not with her always the knowledge of Nature, but this bringeth forth not only medicine, but also maketh manifest and open unto us innumerable secrets and wonders.

This would imply that “Father C.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. O ye people, God’s counsel is far otherwise, who hath concluded now to increase and enlarge the number of our Fraternity, the which we with such joy have undertaken, as we have heretofore obtained this great treasure without our merits, yea without our hopes, and thoughts, and purpose with the like fidelity to put clnfessio same in practice, that neither the compassion nor pity of our own children which some of us in the Fraternity have shall draw us from it, because we know these unhoped for goods cannot be inherited, nor by chance be obtained.

As we now willingly confess, that may principal men by their writings will be a great furtherance unto this Reformation which is to come; so we desire not to have this honour ascribed to us, as if such work were only commanded and imposed upon us.