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Rosicrucian Texts

The Fama Fraternitatis: public domain image


These texts are historical documents relating to the ‘Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross’, a renaissance German secret society. This group had a huge impact on more recent organizations such as the Golden Dawn, and is often cited by conspiracy theorists for completely different reasons.

Note: The connection of the original Rosicrucians with the well-known contemporary fraternal organization, the Rosicrucian Society [AMORC] is vague at best. The AMORC, founded in 1915, runs the Egyptian Museum in San Jose, CA, and a mail-order study series.


Other books relating to the Rosicrucians can be found at the Sub Rosa index.

 The Real History of the Rosicrucians
by Arthur Edward Waite [1887]
Complete text of all of the key Rosicrucian documents, including the Fama, Confessio, and the Chemical Wedding, and extensive historical background on the elusive group.

 In the Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom
by Franz Hartmann [1890]
The history, secret powers, and doctrine of the ‘true’ Rosicrucians.

 With the Adepts: An Adventure Among the Rosicrucians
by Franz Hartmann [1910]
A seeker encounters a Rosicrucian enclave in the Alps and learns of Alchemy, Elementals and Reincarnation.

 The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians
by Magus Incognito (pseud. William Walker Atkinson) [1918]
Speculations on the inner teachings of the Rosicrucians.

The following are the foundation documents of the Rosicrucians. These are links into Waites’ The Real History of the Rosicrucians:

 Fama Fraternitatis
 Confessio Fraternitatis
 The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

Modern Rosicrucians

 The Rosicrucians, Their Rites and Mysteries
by Hargrave Jennings [4th ed., 1907, orig. pub. 1870]
Was sacred sexuality at the core of the Rosicrucians’ legendary powers to halt aging, transmute matter and attain spiritual perfection?

 The Rosicrucians
By William Wynn Westcott 19,486 bytes


This is a collection of texts by Max Heindel [1865-1919], a modern Rosicrucian writer. These texts are in ASCII text format.

Astro-Diagnosis, A Guide To Healing
By Max Heindel and Augusta Foss Heindel671,612 bytes

Ancient and Modern Initiation
By Max Heindel223,710 bytes

Gleanings of a Mystic
By Max Heindel288,599 bytes

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception
By Max Heindel1,335,214 bytes

Illustrations for The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception
These are the illustrations for the above etext.
Max Heindel’s Letters to Students
December 1910 to January 1919, Inclusive. By Max Heindel379,669 bytes

The Rosicrucian Mysteries
An Elementary Exposition of their Secret Teachings By Max Heindel300,455 bytes

Teachings of An Initiate
By Max Heindel315,608 bytes

Message of the Stars
By Max Heindel and Augusta Foss Heindel.