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Published in: Vol. 5, No. 3
Category: Commentaries

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Rochelle Barnes

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HOW DID WE GET HERE?

IN THE EARLY SEVENEENTH CENTURY, MANUSCRIPTS purported to be pre-Mosaic in origin began to circulate in Germany. These so-called Rosicrucian manifestos were the purported ancient truths, the “perennial philosophy” held to be the origin of all human religions. The manifestos not only contained spiritual philosophy, but had a clear political intent of setting forth an alternative to the Jesuit Order.1(p42) These manuscripts were “The Fama,” “The Confessio,” and “The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkruetz.”

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