The fiercely litigious Rosicrucian group AMORC should be shutting up shop about now – if it obeys its original teaching.
In its early works, Founder Spencer Lewis, when he was not pontificating on the world being shaped like a donut, talked about something he called a 108 year cycle.
This means that the Rosicrucian Order went through faces of being public, and secret every 108 years. In his book Rosicrucian Questions and Answers he said that this was a public time would be when the teachings would be exoteric. Then the order would go underground and not be seen or heard of for another 108 years.
Spencer Lewis did all sorts of maths to prove his theory which allowed for AMORC to be “reborn” in 1909. And while that is all well and good, it means that AMORC should be shutting its doors 108 years to go underground about now – only it hasn’t and in fact it has made no moves to do so.
Word on the street is that AMORC is totally ignoring this part of its founder’s teachings. Some of his followers think that you can’t really count the 1909 date the first official Manifesto was issued in the United States in 1915 so things really didn’t get started until then. That would give AMORC until 2024 before its best before date expires.
However, that would also stuff up all Spencer Lewis’s elaborate mathematics.
Practically, it creates a few problems. AMORC is suing people for calling themselves Rosicrucian, yet by its own founder’s words they are not either.
In fact, if they really were Rosicrucians they would be selling off all their property, stopping their correspondence courses and operating in secret about now. But we guess money is more important than actual teaching, We could be wrong and AMORC is winding up as we speak but it really should be telling people and stopping advertising if that were the case.