Hello to you. I hope this finds you well wherever and whenever you are as you visit here. The third photo has a drawing I wasn’t sure I wanted to share. It’s what I was talking about yesterday (the 9/11 bit). It’s what came to me when I was thinking about it. We can’t change what has already been done, we can only move forward and try to avoid making the same mistakes. It’s hard for me to stay in today sometimes. My sweet Aunt called the other day and reminded me to do that. I just wanted to give context to the drawing. Thank you for the visit!
Spin of the Prayer Wheel brought me this message; I’ve never seen it before today:
Creed of Peace – 35/21/30 = 86 (last two of year I was born in reverse)
I am guilty of war when I proudly exercise
my intelligence to the disadvantage of my fellow man.
I am guilty of war when I distort other’s opinions,
which differ from my own.
I am guilty of war when I show disregard
for the rights and properties of others.
I am guilty of war when I covet what another has honestly acquired.
I am guilty of war when I seek to maintain my superiority of position
by depriving others of their opportunity of advancement.
I am guilty of war if I imagine my kin and myself to be a privileged people.
I am guilty of war if I believe a heritage entitles me
to monopolize resources of nature.
I am guilty of war when I believe other people must think and live as I do.
I am guilty of war when I make success in life solely dependent
upon power, fame, and riches.
I am guilty of war when I think the minds of people should
be regulated by force, rather than by reason.
I am guilty of war when I believe the God I conceive is
the one others must accept.
I am guilty of war when I think that a land of a man’s birth
must necessarily be the place of his livelihood.
The true articles of peace cannot be legislated but are drawn up in the
personal aspirations and conduct of the millions of little people. When all
men will frankly perceive their common dependence, an understanding will
emerge that will transcend the barriers of time and space, creed and race.
Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis
The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis (AMORC), also known as the Rosicrucian Order, is the largest Rosicrucian organization in the world. It has various lodges, chapters and other affiliated bodies throughout the globe, operating in 19 different languages.
AMORC claims an association with a “perennial philosophy“, often referred to as “The Primordial Tradition“. The Order further states that it is heir and custodian of the “Rose-Croix” of the past, thereby making it the oldest existing Traditional Fraternity and a modern-day manifestation of the ‘Rosicrucian Fraternity’ of old, which is believed by some to have originated in the traditions of the Ancient Egyptian Mystery schools. The ancient Mysteries are said to have been preserved through the millennia by closed secret societies until the early years of 17th Century Europe. At that point, according to AMORC internal mythology, the time was right for the existence of this body of secret knowledge to become open, i.e. revealed, to the world, in the form of the Rosicrucian manifestos. Famous seventeenth century Rosicrucian Michael Maier described the origins of Rosicrucianism as “Egyptian, Brahmanic, derived from the Mysteries of Eleusis and Samothrace, the Magi of Persia, the Pythagoreans, and the Arabs.” Several of his other works also allude to the mysterious origins of the Rosicrucians.
Today, AMORC is regarded as representing an “open cycle” of the ancient Rosicrucian tradition, its existence being a “reactivation” of Rosicrucian teaching in the United States, with previous Rosicrucian colonies in the United States having become dormant.
AMORC presents itself as a worldwide philosophical and humanistic, non sectarian and apolitical fraternal order devoted to “the study of the elusive mysteries of life and the universe.” It is also open to both men and women of legal adult age (18 years old in most countries) regardless of their various religious persuasions.