WORKBOOK FOR "ANCIENT AND MODERN INITIATION":
PART I: THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS
1-1] Who designed the ancient Atlantean Mystery Temple?
1-2] Which of the following was not one of the purposes of the Atlantean
a) It was a place in which the masses of the original Semites
held worship services.
b) It was a place where the original Semites could meet the Lord
when they had properly qualified themselves.
c) It served as a symbol which spoke to the inner or Higher Self.
1-3] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which indicates which rays are working or in the indicated
Mountains surrounded by blue A. The rays of the Holy Spirit
B. The rays of the Son
Green plants ______
C. The rays of the Father and
Purple blood in animals ______ son
Blue and purple curtains in the D. The rays of the Father
E. The rays of the Father and
The golden "wedding garment" and of the Holy Spirit
of the mystic Bride ______
F. The rays of the Father, Son
and Holy Spirit
1-A] How is it possible for one to build a temple inside of oneself?
1-B] Why does the mystic mason strive to build a temple within himself?
2-1] Which of the following is not one of the lessons which is contained
in the symbolism of the Brazen Altar?
a) Sin is man-made.
b) The animal nature in man must be consumed by a divine fire.
c) The feeling of remorse required to expiate sins need not be
d) Man advances by sacrifices.
2-2] What must we do if we would build the Altar of sacrifice within
ourselves, and live through the ritual of service there?
2-3] Which of the following is not important in performing the exercise
a) The exercise should be done each evening after one has lain
down for the night.
b) The body should be completely relaxed while the exercise is
c) The scenes of the day should be reviewed in the order in which
d) We need to feel the fire of remorse for wrongdoing burn to the
very marrow of our bones.
2-4] What effect does deep and sincere sorrow for wrongdoings have on
the pictures of our life which are stored in the seed atom in the
2-5] In the Ancient Atlantean Mystery Temple, what did the divine
Hierarchies who guided humanity do to the water in the Brazen
2-6] What does the symbol of the Brazen Laver remind us what we must do?
2-A] What effect will the regular performance of the exercise of
retrospection have on the daily life?
2-B] What effect will the consecration of ourselves to following the
Christ within have on our daily lives?
3-1] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which gives the position in the Temple of the item on the
The veil through which one enters A. The north side of the
the East Room from the outside ______ East Room
The Golden Candlestick ______ B. The south side of the
The Altar of Incense ______
C. The east side of the
The Table of Shewbread ______ East Room
The veil between the East Room and D. The west side of the
the Holy of Holies ______ East Room
E. The center of the East
3-2] Match each item on the left with the item on the right which is
most closely related.
The cosmic knowledge and A. The Burning of Incense
planetary energies which man is
given to work with ______ B. The Incense
Opportunities for service C. The Seven-branched
which come through the 'houses' candlestick
in the horoscope ______
D. The Shewbread
The essence extracted from acts
of service ______
The building of the soul body ______
3-A] What do the furnishings in the East Room remind us that we need to
do in order to obtain soul growth?
3-B] How are acts of service transmuted into soul?
4-1] In the Holy of Holies there was no external source of light. How,
there, is the candidate to see where he is going?
4-2] How do the Altar of sacrifice and the East Room prepare the
candidate to be able to see where he is going when he reaches the
4-3] What do the Tables of Law within the Ark of the Covenant symbolize?
4-4] What does the Golden Pot of Manna symbolize?
4-5] What knowledge is represented symbolically by the Tree of Knowledge
in the Garden of Eden?
4-6] Which of the following do we not need to do in order to develop the
spiritual powers symbolized by Aaron's Rod?
a) Shun the lust of the flesh.
b) Use the vital energies for generation.
c) Use the vital energies for regeneration.
4-7] What two ethical restrictions are there on the use of the creative
force symbolized by Aaron's Rod?
4-A] If you knew for certain that you would not get caught, would you
steal from another person? from a large company? from the
government? Why or why not?
4-B] When vital power (creative force) has come under the control of the
mind, what can be done with it?
5-1] Choose the correct word or phrase from each parenthesis.
It is only when we have by (mediation, concentration, service)
evolved the spiritual light within ourselves, and when we have thus
gained admission to the West Room, called the Hall of (Bondage,
Liberation), that we can really perceive and understand why we are
in the world, and what we need to do in order to (gain economic
success, gain power over others, make ourselves truly useful,
5-2] Why did eating of the Tree of Knowledge bring pain and death into
5-3] What ideal does the flower symbol hold up to man?
5-4] What do the Cherubim with an open flower (on the door of Solomon's
Temple) symbolically indicate?
5-A] Why do we have to look again and again into the darkened temple,
the Holy of Holies, before we are really fit to stay there?
5-B] Why is purity needed to unlock the gate to God?
6-1] At what phase of the lunar cycle is the amalgamation of the essence
of service into the soul body most readily accomplished?
6-2] At what phase of the lunar cycle is the birth of the Invisible
Helper most readily accomplished?
6-3] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which is most closely related.
The Jehovistic Fire ______ A. The Altar of Burnt
The Christ Light ______ B. The Molten Sea
The Father Fire ______ C. The Furnishings and Light
in the East Room
We must live a stainless life of
holiness and consecration ______ D. The Furnishings and Light
in the West Room
Those who have attained
Liberation can directly see
spiritual truths ______
The masses learn to control their
animalistic passions in order to
escape painful consequence ______
Through service we make the
'living bread' which feeds the
Those who serve have their path
illumined for them ______
6-A] Why does the path of holiness narrow as one procedes along it?
6-B] Give an example of something which might be permitted near the
beginning of the path, but not later on.
PART II: CHRISTIAN MYSTIC INITIATION
1-1] What awakens within the Rosicrucian aspirant the feeling that he is
one with all that lives?
1-2] What urges the Christian Mystic onward and leads him to an
understanding of things?
1-3] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which is most closely related:
The aspirant must work A. Angels sang at Jesus'
constructively with the laws birth.
of nature as a servant of
humanity. ______ B. Jesus was a carpenter
The Christian Mystic who is C. Jesus was born in a
preparing for Initiation will manger.
seek birth through parents who
perform the generative act D. The mother of Jesus
without passion ______ was a virgin.
The parents selected for (and by)
the Christian Mystic are chosen for
their spiritual qualities, not because
if their material wealth ______
There is rejoicing in heaven when a
soul is preparing for the Christian
Mystic Initiation ______
1-4] In the hour before midnight on December 24, what sign of the zodiac
is on the eastern horizon in all northern latitude?
1-A] Why is it important for the one preparing for the Christian Mystic
Initiation to be born of virgin parents?
2-1] In the life of Jesus Christ, what happened immediately after His
2-2] When someone is under water and close to drowning, what frequently
enters his inner vision?
2-3] When people lived in the misty atmosphere of Atlantis, which of the
following was not true?
a) People could not see their physical bodies.
b) People had spiritual sight.
c) People were full of Egoism.
d) People felt themselves to be children of one great Father.
2-4] How did the clearing of the mists facilitate the development of
2-5] When a person, through suffering, has developed a sympathy with all
others who suffer, what will that person aspire to do?
2-6] What type of intense longing can lead the candidate to the Mystic
2-7] What does the candidate perceive and feel in the Mystic Baptism?
2-8] Subsequent to the Baptism, how will the candidate view other
3-1] Mark each of the following statements true (T) or false (F).
a) During the Baptism the Christian Mystic hears in all living
beings their keynote which sounds their aspirations, hopes and
b) During the Baptism the Christian Mystic learns to use sound to
mold matter, and thence can turn base metals into gold or
stones into bread.
c) Subsequent to the Baptism the Christian Mystic will create
bread out of stones, so that he will not longer need to grow
grain, harvest it, thresh and grind it, and bake it into
d) There is little need to partake of earthly bread for one who
has access to the Fountain of Life.
3-A] Why is a mental understanding of the unity of all life, by itself,
3-B] Why does the Christian Mystic flee from the haunts of men and seek
solitude for a time after he has experienced Baptism?
3-C] Why is it wrong for the Christian Mystic to turn stones into bread
to feed himself?
4-1] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which is most closely related.
If a stove were empty but were A. A sermon on brotherhood
endowed with the faculty of by one who has not
speech, it might preach forever experienced the Baptism
the gospel of warmth but not will sound hollow.
satisfy its audience. ______
B. Not all Christian Mystics
A stove filled with burning fuel reach the same height.
cannot help heating the surround-
ing atmosphere. ______ C. People whose hearts are
chilled by the cruelty of
The heated stove attracts those the world are drawn to the
who are physically cold. ______ Christian Mystic.
The stove does not need words to D. The Christian Mystic cannot
warm those who are physically help radiating the divine
cold. ______ compassion which fills his
Different stoves have different
heating capacities. ______ E. The true Mystic need not
preach. His every act, even
his silent presence, is more
powerful than a sermon.
4-2] In the alchemical process designated as the Transfiguration, in
what way does the appearance of the body change?
4-3] What planet governs the Fire which is able to purify the body,
eliminating grosser substances and rendering the body more
permeable and responsive to spiritual impulses?
4-4] In what part of the body is this Fire mainly located?
4-5] What awakens this Fire?
4-6] Choose the correct word or phrase from each parentheses.
In the Christian Mystic the regenerative spinal Spirit Fire is
concentrated principally upon the (lunar, martial, mercurial)
segment of the spinal cord, which governs the (motor, sensory,
sympathetic) nerves under the rulership of (Jehovah, Lords of
Mercury, Lucifer Spirits). Therefore, his spiritual growth is
accomplished by (faith, reason). Thereby, his body is gradually
transmuted into the (red, white) Philospher's Stone, the (diamond,
ruby) soul. In the occultist, the spinal Spirit Fire is
concentrated mainly in the (lunar segment, mars-mercury segments)
of the spinal cord, so that the occultist is endeavoring to blend
desire with (faith, reason), and thus transmute the body into the
(red, white) Philosopher's Stone, the (diamond, ruby) soul.
4-7] What lesson must the Christian Mystic eventually learn, in order to
balance his devotional qualities?
4-8] What lesson must the occultist eventually learn in order to balance
his intellectual development?
4-A Give an example of a time when you have been inspired by what
someone did (rather than by what they said).
5-1] In what way are people who do not have knowledge of value to one
5-2] In what ways are humans indebted to animals?
5-3] In what ways are humans indebted to plants?
5-4] Give an example of a situation in which one life wave willingly
5-5] Give an example of a situation in which one life wave unwillingly
5-A] Why does the aspirant try to live the harmless life?
6-1] What makes the Christian Mystic become a Man of Sorrows and
acquainted with grief?
6-2] What do these feeling of grief lead the Christian Mystic to do?
6-3] When all his friends desert him, to who does the Christian Mystic
6-A] Why do the friends of the Christian Mystic desert him?
7-1] At what points is the interlocking grip between the physical body
and the etheric body strongest?
7-2] What generates the stigmata in the Christian Mystic?
7-3] In what direction must the creative force travel at the time of the
7-4] What effect does the creative force have on the pituitary body and
pineal gland at the time of the Crucifixion?
7-5] What is separated from the dense body at the time of the
7-A] Of what value is it to the Christian Mystic to personally
experience the Crucifixion?
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