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The Rosicrucian Mysteries (1911)

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Max Heindel - born Carl Louis von Grasshoff in Aarhus, Denmark on July 23, 1865 - was a Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published March 15th 2005 by Book Jungle (first published 1911)
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Chuck Springer
If you are interested in the Rosicrucians, this book will provide some insight into the study of ancient mystical, philosophical, and religious doctrines and concerned with the application of these doctrines to modern life.

I found the book to take some familiar Christian teachings, and expand on them to a level that I never considered. I expected that this book would also be filled with references and annotations to substantiate many of the "teachings", but that was not so. It took some time to
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Feb 21, 2014 Nox Prognatus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book with interesting philosophy built on Hermetic tenets. The main body surrounds the subtle body and life after death. A MUST read. Will learn more of the philosophy in Cosmo conception. Not keen on the Christian bent, but Heindel posited what he knew, and really can be applied regardless of religious leaning.
Jacob Borden
An interesting view on death and reincarnation

Heindel uses what is essentially M-Theory as the proof of the possibility of clairvoyance roughly 100 years before M-Theory is even developed. He then goes into great detail the process of death and reincarnation, explaining every step of the process.
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Apr 13, 2013 Corey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Its starts off seeming profound, only in the end to decay into a schizophrenic like diatribe. Entertaining none the less; I couldn't put it down.
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Meh. If you want to get a solid dose of Rosicrucianism, read the Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.
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