From The Rosicrucian Fellowship Web Site
Max Heindel (1865-1919)
Although the word "Rosicrucian" is used by several organizations, The Rosicrucian Fellowship has no connection with any of them.
In the years 1907-08, after being tested for sincerity of purpose and selfless desire to aid his fellowmen, Max Heindel was selected by the Brothers of the Rose Cross to give out publicly the Western Wisdom Teachings and thus help prepare humanity for the coming Age of Universal Brotherhood. By means of intense self-discipline and devotion to service he earned the status of Lay Brother (Initiate) in the exalted Rosicrucian Order.
Under the direction of the Brothers of the Rose Cross, spiritual giants of the human race, Max Heindel wrote The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, an epoch-making book which has now become the Western World's leading textbook on occultism. By means of his own spiritual development he was able to verify for himself much that was given in the Cosmo-Conception, as well as to gain additional knowledge that later become embodied in his numerous books.
One of the basic conditions on which the Western Wisdom Teachings were given to Max Heindel was that no price should be set on them. This condition was faithfully observed by him to the end of his life, and has since been carefully observed by those directing the affairs of the Rosicrucian Fellowship. Although the Fellowship books are sold, the correspondence courses and the service of our Healing Department have been kept on the free will offering plan. There are no membership fees.
Rosicrucian Fellowship Purposes, Aims, and Activities
The Rosicrucian Fellowship is a Christian organization composed of men and women who are students of the Rosicrucian Philosophy as presented in The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception. This philosophy is known as the Western Wisdom Teaching and establishes a meeting-ground for science and religion. Its students are located throughout the world; but their International Headquarters is located at Oceanside, California, USA.
The Rosicrucian Fellowship has no connection with any other organization. It was
launched during the late summer and autumn of 1909, after a course of lectures
in Seattle by Mr. Max Heindel. A study center was formed and the Headquarters
were temporarily located in that city. Arrangements were also made for
publishing The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception. With the issue of this work by the
Rosicrucian Fellowship, the Association was definitely started.
The work of the Fellowship is to preach the gospel (of the coming Aquarian Age) and heal the sick. This is achieved by making the Western Wisdom Teaching available to all who are ready to receive it and by conducting a Healing Department which emphasizes spiritual healing along with principles of right living. The work of the Fellowship is done through the efforts of its entire membership assisted by Headquarters. Many friends in the world work through Centers which hold classes in the Philosophy and in spiritual astrology, the study and teaching of which is an integral part of the work of the Fellowship.
The Rosicrucian Fellowship
P.O.Box 713, Oceanside, California 92049-0713 U.S.A.
2222 Mission Avenue Oceanside, CA 92054 U.S.A.
Telephone: (760) 757-6600
Fax: (760) 721-3806
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