The Secret Stream : Christian Rosenkreutz and Rosicrucianism : Selected Lectures and Writings
During the early 17th century, Europe was suddenly embroiled in controversy with the publication of the first Rosicrucian texts. Ever since then, Rosicrucianism has stood at the center of Western Christian esotericism. Forced underground by the thirty year's war, it was passed down secretly by alchemists, hermeticists, and masons into the 19th century, when it inspired spiritual renewal that included Theosophy, the Order of Golden Dawn, and Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science.
The Secret Stream collects all of Steiner's discussions of Rosicrucianism, which answer questions such as: Who were the Rosicrucians? What is Alchemy? What is the Rosicrucian path? What is the difference between Rosicrucianism and mysticism? And what does it mean for today? Topics include the Tao and the Rose Cross; the history and mission of Christian Rosenkreutz; the nature of Rosicrucian practice and experience; the meaning of The Chymical Wedding and Goethe's Rosicrucian poem "The Mysteries," the text of which is included. Rosicrucian meditation is also discussed, including how to meditate on the Rose Cross itself.
This important collection goes to the spiritual heart of anthroposophy, the essence of which is the Rosicrucian path.