The Teachings of the Rosicrucians
of the 16th and 17th Centuries
A Simple ABC Booklet
For Young Students
Practising Daily in the School of the Holy Ghost
Made clear to the eyes by pictorial figures
For the Exercises of the New Year
Natural and Theological Light
by a Brother of the Fraternity of the Rose Cross Christi P.F.
For the first time made public
with several figures of similar content added by P.S.
Altona. Printed and Published by Joh. Ad. Eckhardt, Book-Printer to H.M. the King of
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet -
Proverbs 27, 7.
A scorner seeketh wisdom and findeth it not; but knowledge is easy unto him that
understandeth - Proverbs 14, 6.
An anonymous treatise on the Philosophers' stone
If a philosopher you wish to be,
Let only patience dwell in thee.
Where on this globe lives a man so wise,
Who'll ever learn what four ones do comprise,
And even if he'd know all this,
He'd still always be an apprentice.
Therefore, O human, with all thy might,
Recognise God and thyself in God's and nature's light,
Both these lights God pours into thee,
That a likeness of him thou mayest be,
He is one fourfold God, let thou be told,
As thou art a piece of clay fourfold.
This maketh nature to thee well known,
With wisdom, light and understanding to thee is it shown.
To nothing can thine eye be blind,
Be it of body or of mind.
Therefore be thankful to thy God,
Who in time this before thee hast brought.
Be thou not jealous of the scoffer's fame,
Do not begrudge every mocker's great name.
With sophisticated vanity they strut,
Unbeknownst to them is what thou'st got.
Be happy with what God to thee gave,
Defy, that four in one they have.
Fiat and Amen, be my treasure,
A fourfold sphere always together.
O Domine quam mirabilia sunt opera tua.
Lord, thine eternal Spirit is in all Things.
Coelum et Terra.
There is never a philosopher who Nature's ultimate Principle