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    "Compass of the Wise" released!

    Finally a dream come true! "Compass of the Wise" is released on Google book's (in German)!

    http://books.google.at/books?id=fRNB...epage&q&f=true

    I have also found a english version in the Library of Congress:
    http://lccn.loc.gov/90070046

    Compass of the wise
    1st ed.
    described by a member of the inner constitution of the genuine and true Freemasonry ; [translated from the German by Léone Muller].
    Published 1990 by Supreme Grand Lodge of AMORC in San Jose, Calif .
    Written in English.



    If somebody can help me to get a electronic copy of this version i will pay him $ (via Paypal). I am not kidding!
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    Nice, thanks !





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    Quote Originally Posted by True Puffer View Post

    If somebody can help me to get a electronic copy of this version i will pay him $ (via Paypal). I am not kidding!
    Just go back to the german version of google books and click on the pdf link and you will get a digitized pdf of the original scanning with no omitted pages since the copyright has run out.

    But.....

    Why is it every site I go to and try and buy it wants to sell me an " Hieroglyph Coloring Book" for kids? I mean the ISBN number for the supposed AMORC english publishing is actually a coloring book.

    ISBN:0912057572
    http://www.amazon.com/Hieroglyphic-C.../dp/0912057572

    The Library of Congress wouldn't do this on purpose would they? Did they hide it under another ISBN or is the English printing completely bogus?
    Last edited by LeoRetilus; 09-15-2010 at 07:33 AM.
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    What do you mean on purpose?I think it's a mistake but i will try at the Library of Congress via e-mail.I have downloaded the German version but it is very hard to read in that style of writing.

    Man i still cann't believe that this book is released in the open. I will write later today why this book is so special...
    Last edited by True Initiate; 09-15-2010 at 07:44 AM.

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    Ok i have just sent an e-mail to them.The answer will come within five days.

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    To Digital Reference Section: Greetings! I would like to have a electronic version of: http://lccn.loc.gov/90070046 Compass of the wise 1st ed. described by a member of the inner constitution of the genuine and true Freemasonry ; [translated from the German by Léone Muller]. Published 1990 by Supreme Grand Lodge of AMORC in San Jose, Calif . Written in English. How much will it cost and how can i pay (Paypal would be ideal). Thank you.

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    Hi Puffer, since the book is entered by its ISBN number from inception they will go by this number and you will get a coloring book if you want to go back to kindergarten, lol. From what I can gather so far it supposedly was translated by Léone Muller into English and published by AMORC in 1990, but if so where is it?
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    It seems that i am not only one who searches for this book.

    From the RAM's Digital:
    http://ramsdigital.com/news.html

    "26 May, 2009. Titles remaining to be found. Can you help?

    Here is the final list of missing or questionable text. One copy of Bacstrom is already in the library collection, but which one? Do either vol. III actually exist?
    And what is the contents of the missing Paracelsus title?
    Hermetic astronomy (40 p), Hermetic medicine (250 p), Hermetic philosophy (74 p) & The spirits of the planets (24 p)?
    Your assistance is needed.
    1. A Compendium of Alchemical Tracts from the Files of and translated by S. Bacstrom M.D. Vol I
    2. A Compendium of Alchemical Tracts from the Files of and translated by S. Bacstrom M.D. Vol II
    3. A Compendium of Alchemical Tracts from the Files of and translated by S. Bacstrom M.D. Vol III ?Not sure if this exists?
    4. A Compass of the Wise described by a member of the true Freemasonry (Leone Muller)
    5. Four Hermetical Writings - Paracelsus - (70 pages)?
    6. Potpourri Alchymiae (vol. III) - Nintzel, Hans (compiler) - (250 pages) ? Not sure if this exists?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoRetilus View Post
    Hi Puffer, since the book is entered by its ISBN number from inception they will go by this number and you will get a coloring book if you want to go back to kindergarten, lol. From what I can gather so far it supposedly was translated by Léone Muller into English and published by AMORC in 1990, but if so where is it?
    Ah you mean on Amazon!
    I think they made some mistake in catalogue numbers.So far i know this book was never published for sale.It was written by Rosicrucian's for the exclusive use only in Freemasonic lodges.Like some kind of adaptation for freemasonic school of thought.

    It is also often quoted in "The Golden Chain of Homer".
    Last edited by True Initiate; 09-15-2010 at 08:01 AM.

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    I went to the AMORC website and they only have the coloring book as well, so it seems they are the source of the deception. At any rate someone obviously does not want this publication in english in the public domain.

    In RAMS there is a folder titled Compass of the Wise but it is empty save for a Table of Contents, supposedly they are working on the translation for the next issue of RAMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by True Puffer View Post
    Ah you mean on Amazon!
    I think they made some mistake in catalogue numbers.So far i know this book was never published for sale.It was written by Rosicrucian's for the exclusive use only in Freemasonic lodges.Like some kind of adaptation for freemasonic school of thought.

    It is also often quoted in "The Golden Chain of Homer".

    Any search for this ISBN number will return "Hieroglyphic Coloring Book", 155 pages versus 400+ pages and its not just Amazon, I don't think you realize the trouble someone went to to hide this, it was obviously published in 1990 by AMORC but since they have their own press they just made a coloring book and printed it under the ISBN that they were issued by the Library of Congress for Compass Of The Wise, the Library of Congress doesn't lie about the number of pages and author. This should be highly illegal
    Last edited by LeoRetilus; 09-15-2010 at 08:15 AM.
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    Can you give me a link for AMORC website?
    Last edited by True Initiate; 09-15-2010 at 08:18 AM.

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