The Lectorium Rosicrucianum
History of the
The beginnings of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum date back to 1924, in The Netherlands, with the work of the spiritual leaders, Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri. Today, the Lectorium Rosicrucianum is active in thirty-six countries.
How do Rosicrucians practice their Spiritual Path?
On the spiritual path of the Rosycross, the candidate passes through many doors. Above the first one is inscribed: Know thyself! Whoever opens his heart to the light of the spirit, begins a dynamic path that leads from self-knowledge to a complete renewal of life.
Children and Youth in the Lectorium Rosicrucianum
Each person is born into this world with a certain inner purpose. The goal of the Youth Work, which is affiliated with the Lectorium Rosicrucianum (LRC), is to keep the hearts of children open to their purpose, so that they will one day recognize it, and as adults, choose their own way of life independently, in personal self-responsibility.
The Origins of the Rosicrucians
Where do the Rosicrucians come from, and who is Christian Rosycross? The Rosicrucian teachings of universal wisdom date back to ancient sources. At the beginning of the 17th Century the term “Rosycross” was published in Europe in the classical Rosicrucian writings.
Goal of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum
The Lectorium Rosicrucianum (LRC) is a gnostic spiritual school. The aim of this school is to achieve the original Christian initiation path of transfiguration. The pupils of the LRC are those who have a yearning for a spiritual renewal of life.
Pupils and Members of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum
What does it mean to be a pupil or a member of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum? The starting point for this is the inner experience and realization that, apart from our ordinary life in the well-known physical world, there is a spiritual destiny of man.
Current Organisation of the LRC
Currently, the Lectorium Rosicrucianum has pupils and members in seventy countries, including many countries in Europe, South America, North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The head office of the international organization is located in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
The Pillars of the Rosicrucian Philosophy
Man is two-fold: In his present form, he is mortal and at the same time immortal with respect to the spirit-spark in his deepest, inner core. Through transfiguration, an immortal being arises out of this spark of Light and manifests itself in the world of eternal life.