View Full Version : Rosicrucianism and ORMUS

12-13-2009, 03:19 AM
Some focus on words here, and some interesting connections.... make of 'em what you will...

The Gold und Rosenkreuzer (Golden and Rosy Cross) was founded by the alchemist Samuel Richter who in 1710 published The True and Complete Preparation of the Philosopher's Stone by the Brotherhood from the Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross in Breslau under the pseudonym Sincerus Renatus in Prague in the early 18th century as a hierarchical secret society composed of internal circles, recognition signs and alchemy treatises. Under the leadership of Hermann Fictuld the group reformed itself extensively in 1767 and again in 1777 because of political pressure.

Its members claimed that the leaders of the Rosicrucian Order had invented Freemasonry and only they knew the secret meaning of Masonic symbols. The Rosicrucian Order had been founded by Egyptian Ormusse or Licht-Weise who had emigrated to Scotland with the name Builders from the East. Then the original Order disappeared and was supposed to have been resurrected by Oliver Cromwell as Freemasonry. - source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosicrucianism#Rose-Cross_Degrees_in_Freemasonry)

Licht-Weise is German for Light Way or Way of the Light.

The Kingdom of Ormus (also known as Ohrmuzd, Hormuz, and Ohrmazd; Portuguese Ormuz) was a 10th to 17th century kingdom located within the Persian Gulf and extending as far as the Strait of Hormuz. The Kingdom was established by Arab princes in the 10th century who in 1262 came under the suzerainty of Persia, before becoming a client state of the Portuguese Empire.

Ahura Mazda (Persian هرمز (Hormoz) also transcribed as Ormazad, Ormuzd, Hormuz, Ormus, Ohrmizd) - The Wise Lord - is the god of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia. He is revered and worshipped by Zoroastrians as the good god. He is opposed by Angra Mainyu (Ahriman), who according to some traditions is his twin brother. According to Zoroastrianism, the Earth was created by Ahura Mazda as a battlefield to fight Angra Mainyu.

Situated between the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean, Ormus was a by-word for wealth and luxury, perhaps best captured in the Arab saying: If all the world were a golden ring Ormus would be the jewel in it - source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormus)