The Rosicrucian Order

The earliest mention of the Rosicrucian Order dates to the 17th century.[1, p.210] The Rosicrucian Order is “a worldwide brotherhood claiming to possess esoteric wisdom handed down from ancient times”.[2]

According to Waite, the word Rosicrucian has 3 possible etymologies:
1 – It is derived from Christian Rosenkreuze, the alleged founder of the Order. I think today he is typically considered to have been a myth or an allegory.[1, p.5]
2 – It is derived from the Latin Ros and Crux. Ros meaning dew and Crux meaning cross.[1, p.5]
3 – It is derived from Rosa and Crux. Rosa meaning rose.[1, p.7]

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[1] – Waite, Arthur Edward. “The Real History of the Rosicrucians: FOUNDED ON THEIR OWN MANIFESTOES, AND ON FACTS AND DOCUMENTS COLLECTED FROM THE WRITINGS OF INITIATED BRETHREN” (1887). Last revised 2008. Accessed 15 Nov. 2020.

[2] – Accessed 15 Nov. 2020.

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