Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis: The Authentic Rosicrucian Fraternity in the Americas and the Isles of the Sea

[Editor’s Note: The following article is of interest on a number of levels but what I found rather rather poignant is the organization’s position when it comes to the subject of Immunization, a topic currently under fierce debate online given the Covid-19 agenda for jabbing the population of the world in order to kill off millions of misinformed citizens.]

Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis

The Authentic Rosicrucian Fraternity in the Americas and the Isles of the Sea

Welcome to the authentic Rosicrucian Fraternity that was first instituted in Germany in 1614. This Fraternity brought together into one organization the various associations of individuals previously known as the Hermetists, Pythagoreans, Magi , Platonists, Gnostics, Alchemists, and Paracelsians.

The Rosicrucian Fraternity existed in America prior to the First American Revolution. In 1774, the great Council of Three (the Fraternity’s ultimate governing body) was composed of Benjamin Franklin, George Clymer and Thomas Paine. Thomas Paine was later succeeded by Lafayette, who, like Benjamin Franklin, was a member of the Paris Rosicrucian lodge “Humanidad.” In 1842, the Great Council of Three was revitalized by the novelist, George Lippard, who rewrote the exoteric ritual, giving it a patriotic-Christian basis. During the Civil War this Great Council was composed of Paschel Beverly Randolph, General Ethan Allen Hitchcock and Abraham Lincoln.

What is the mission of the Rosicrucian Fraternity?

The Fraternitas Rosae Crucis has two missions or functions, one esoteric and the other exoteric. The esoteric mission is to serve and guide those individuals who are willing to devote themselves to a spiritual life and who are willing to take this sacred vow upon their soul. In other words, the Fraternity offers spiritual teachings to individual members who desire to develop their soul from a “slumbering ember” to a fully conscious spiritual being. The exoteric mission is to disseminate spiritual and scientific truths for the betterment of the physical, moral and intellectual condition of all humanity. The Fraternity’s mission is dual- an outer work directed toward the betterment of humanity and an inner work concerning the development of the individual soul.

What are the fundamental teachings of the Rosicrucian Fraternity?

The Fraternitas Rosae Crucis teaches that there is one God, the Creator and source of all. That within each of us is buried a particle of the Divine element, a Divine Spark, of and from God. This celestial spark is our soul. Furthermore, God gave us the gift of free will and the opportunity to either diminish or grow this tiny spark by our mode of life; by our thoughts, desires and actions. To develop this celestial soul spark, we must transmute (change) our lower nature and increase the feeling of love within our being. The end result of our efforts is to build this soul spark into a glorious, conscious Soul that forms a direct link between the individual and God. This state of spiritual development is termed Soul Consciousness or Soul Illumination. Illumination of the Soul is symbolized by the fully bloomed rose in the center of the cross of transmutation, the Rosy Cross. The mission of the Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis is to guide individuals, one by one, on the Path toward the ultimate of their Divine Inheritance, Soul Consciousness followed by God Consciousness.

What is the character of a dedicated student of the Rosicrucian Fraternity?

He or she, is one who, because of their physical, mental and spiritual attainment, is considered qualified as a member of the esoteric Rosicrucian Fraternity. The true Neophyte in the Fraternity is first of all a seeker after wisdom and an aspirant after the deepest truths knowable to humankind. This wisdom is not sought for selfish purposes, but to enable the individual to better help their fellow mortals; to better qualify the Neophyte to serve God and humanity, and thus be better able to aid their fellow humans in their struggle to raise themselves to higher levels.

To help you to further understand just what the Rosicrucian Fraternity is, it might help to tell you what it is not. It is not a social lodge or organization. Although students do have an opportunity to gather on Beverly Hall grounds during teaching sessions called Convocations, these meetings are for the spiritual development of the individual and not for sociability. Nor is it only a center for the distribution of ancient mystic knowledge. Although it does do this, but only in so far as it helps the student’s own personal Spiritual development. Likewise, it does not confer spiritual degrees on its students by ritual alone. Such rituals are only valid when they merely confirm a state of Spiritual growth that the student has already earned by his or her own personal efforts.

If you desire further understanding of underlying philosophy and Arcane Teachings of this Ancient Spiritual Fraternity then click the link below or the Teachings tab above.

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The Church of Illumination 

Tenet on Vaccination and Immunization

Introduction and Historical Background

The Church of Illumination espouses a long historic doctrine on both the physical and spiritual dangers of vaccination and immunization. Reverend Reuben Swinburne Clymer M.D. and Alexander Wilder M.D. were founding members of the Church of Illumination. Both adamantly voiced the Church’s tenet on immunization and its attendant consequence of spiritual harm, which they termed blood pollution.

Dr. Wilder firmly embraced the spiritual conviction that we are created in the image of God, by God, and being Holy and Sacred, our person should not be defiled or polluted; that the medical practice of attempting to prevent or cure diseases by means of injecting or transmitting “vile animal serums” was wholly against the Divine Law. This concept was in full harmony with the teachings of the Church and the Biblical injunction “to seek the kingdom of heaven” and to “become the Sons and Daughters of God,” free from all evil. As a result of his strong convictions, Dr. Wilder founded the first anti-vaccination society in the United States in the late 1800’s. (More information on Dr. Wilder can be found here).

Dr. Clymer was Director General of the Church from 1905 to his death in 1966. Following the footsteps of Dr. Wilder, in 1904, he authored his first text on this subject, Vaccination Brought Home to You. He further reiterated the Church’s tenet that immunizations are a form of spiritual blood pollution in The Book of Rosicrucaie, Volume II (1947) and the now out of print book, Age of Treason (1957).

Reverend Emerson M. Clymer held the position of Director the Church of Illumination from 1966 to his death in 1983. Rev. Clymer also assumed the office of president of the Humanitarian Society, an outreach program of the Church established to educate the public concerning both spiritual and health related topics. He edited and co-authored the book, The Gifts of the Spirit, The Doctor Within (1976) and was editor of The Dangers of Immunization (1979). The spiritual and potential physical dangers of immunizations outlined in these two books were further expanded in the book, Vaccination and Immune Malfunction, by Harold E. Buttram M.D. and John Chriss Hoffman (1987). All of these books are printed and published by the Philosophical Company, which has been the printing establishment and repository for the Church literature since 1902.

The Tenet:

Prohibition Against Vaccination/Immunization

The Bible teaches that the body is the temple of the God:

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? And whoever defiles the temple of God, God will destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and that temple is you,” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17).

The Bible also informs us that our spiritual mission on earth is to develop (regenerate) our soul and become at one with God:

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel,” (Matthew 19:28).

“But those who received him, to them he gave power to become sons of God, especially to those who believed in his name,” (John 1:12).

The Church teaches that the Soul is the Light or the divine image of God. The body is the house of the soul-spark and can become the temple of God, wherein the spiritualized (regenerated) Soul can dwell. To achieve this spiritualized state, individuals must harmonize their thoughts and actions with God’s Divine Law and keep the body sufficiently pure.

The Church of Illumination further affirms that immunizations are a form of blood and body pollution, which defiles the purity of the body:

“You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it. You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I the Lord dwell in the midst of the people of Israel,” (Numbers 35:33-34).

The Church spiritually interprets “land” as both a physical land (exoteric interpretation) and also symbolic of human body that is to become purified and undefiled (esoteric interpretation).

The fundamental tenet of the Church of Illumination is the Immortalization of the individual soul (the divine spark) within the temple of the body. This spark, a germ of God, is the potential Christos, or Light of Soul Illumination and can be developed by the conscious effort of each individual. Each individual is a nucleus of Light, a Temple or Church for the living, radiating Christ.

The Church teaches that the body is a spiritual structure wherein the spiritual sun shall constantly shine and that this body, if properly cared for, is its own best “doctor within.” The Church furthermore teaches that it is our spiritual responsibility and duty to keep our bodies clean and pure, as it is a temple for our soul that dwells within it. The teachings of the Church unequivocally affirm that injections of vaccines and inoculations are a violation of these biblical teachings as they are a form of blood pollution, defiling and polluting the body (spiritual temple). Immunizations and vaccinations are a form of blood pollution because they have devastating effects on the regeneration of the soul that each Church member seeks to attain.

Go to Tenets of the Church of Illumination.


It remains for future generations to fully recognize and record the consequences of what in truth is an ongoing scientific experiment. At the present time approximately one third of America’s children are afflicted with autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), allergies, and/or asthma, all of which were rare or uncommon three or four generations ago. Due to gross deficiencies in vaccine safety tests, documented during US Congressional hearings on vaccine safety (1999-Dec. 2004), there is as yet no direct proof of vaccine-causation, but there is overwhelming circumstantial evidence, reviewed in this book, of vaccine-causation of current deteriorating health patterns among our youngsters, which is or should be considered the leading threat to America’s future and well-being. 

  • 124 pages
  • Author: Dr. Harold Buttram
  • Book Type: Paperback


The Immune Trio explains the dangers of vaccine immunization, including immune malfunction and genetic mutation.

  • 192 pages
  • Author: Fifth edition by Harold Buttram, M. D. and John Hoffman, Ph. D.

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