ROSICRUCIAN COSMO-CONCEPTION WORKBOOK [continued]:
14-1] Choose the correct word or phrase from each parentheses.
The book of Genesis, properly translated, indicates that the
heavens and the earth were created out of (ever-existing essence,
nothing), that (one being was, many beings were) involved in the
creation, that the being or beings responsible for the creation was
or were (doubled-sexed, female, male), and that Adam was (many
people, one individual).
14-2] Next to each description on the left put the letter of the period
on the right which is being described.
Darkness rested upon the face of A. Aryan Epoch
B. Hyperborean Epoch
The Elohim said, "Let there be
Light; and there was Light." _____ C. Lemurian and Atlantean
The Elohim said, "Let there be
an expansion in the waters." ______ D. Moon Period
E. Saturn Period
The Elohim said, "Let the earth
put forth vegetation." ____ F. Sun Period
The Elohim formed man in their G. Vulcan Period
likeness, male and female made
they them. ________
On the seventh day the Elohim
finished their work which they
had done, and they rested. ______
14-3] Which of the following is not one of the responsibilities of
a) To be the Leader of the Angels
b) To be Regent of the Sun
c) To direct the building of bodies of beings on Earth
d) To be the author of all Race-religions
14-4] When an Ego is coming into rebirth, does it have any influence on
the body which it is coming into?
14-5] Choose the correct phrase from each parentheses.
When forms are inhabited by pioneers of a life wave, the pioneers
(work on and improve the forms, allow the forms to degenerate,
leave the forms as they got them). When forms are inhabited by
stragglers of a life wave, the stragglers (work on and improve the
forms, allow the forms to degenerate, leave the forms as they got
them). The current anthropoid bodies (advanced, degenerated) from
(animal, human) bodies.
14-6] When viewed from the form side the mineral, plant and animal forms
were created (before, at the same time as, after) the human
forms. When viewed from the Life side, the Life which ensouls the
minerals, plants and animals were started on their evolutionary
paths (before, at the same time as, after) the Life which now
ensouls human forms.
14-7] the Archangels were human in the __________________ Period in which
the lowest globe was in the _______________________ World/Region
and thus they became expert in working in _____________________
matter. Now some Archangels work with __________________ and help
them build and control their _______________ bodies.
14-8] The Angels were human in the ___________________ Period in which the
lowest globe was in the ____________________ World/Region and thus
they became expert in working in ________________ matter. Now some
Angels work with ___________________________and help them build and
use their ____________________ bodies.
14-9] When individual members of a Race have evolved ___________________,
they are emancipated from the influence of the Race-spirit.
14-10] A race or national spirit permeates the _____________________ of
the country inhabited by the people under its dominion. As a
person breathes, he draws into his lungs _______________ of all that
occurs within his aura and these enter the blood and are stored in
the blood. When there is intermarriage within a family, the _________
in the blood of both parents are similar, and hence tend to be _______
to the offspring. When there is intermarriage within a race, the
racial __________ stored in the blood of both parents are similar
and hence tend to be _____________ to the offspring. As man is
becoming prepared for individualization, he is now (commanded to
marry, forbidden from marrying) within the family, so that the
_______________ in the blood of the parents would tend to
(strengthen, weaken] one another and hence tend to be _______ to
the offspring, leaving the offspring freer to hew out their own path.
14-11] Christ came to ___________ the various races in bonds of ___________.
14-12] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which indicates how the item on the left is symbolically
represented in the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis.
All men ________ A. The Serpent
All women _____ B. Eve
The Lucifer Spirits ______ C. The flowers in the garden
Attaining self-consciousness ____ D. Adam
Attaining the power to heal ____ E. Eating of the Tree of Life
F. Eating of the Tree of
14-A] What developments must occur between the time when people are
directed by Race or national spirits and the time when Universal
Brotherhood is felt?
14-B] When man became aware of himself as an individual, possessing free
will, why did he then begin to also experience pain?
15-1] Since religion requires the body to make sacrifices and sometimes
go against its own interests, the source of religion must be from
(the body itself, some source other than the body).
15-2] Give the order in which man takes the following steps in religion.
a) Man learns to do right regardless or rewards.
b) Man learns to make sacrifices of wealth to a Race-God who in
turn rewards the man with productive flocks and fields and with
help in battle.
c) Man learns to worship a God whom he fears.
d) Man learns to live a good life for the sake of future reward in
15-3] "The Father" is the highest Initiate among the humanity of the
________________ Period. "The Son" is the highest initiate among
the humanity of the _______________ Period. "The Holy Spirit" is
the highest Initiate among the humanity of the __________________
Period. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are members of the humanity of the
_________________________________ Period, but are all more pure and
spiritually advanced than most other members of their life wave.
15-4] The lowest body which the Christ Spirit was able to build was a
_________________________ body. When Jesus was thirty years of
age, with the consent of Jesus, Christ entered the ______________
and ____________________ bodies of Jesus and used them for for His
work on earth.
15-5] During what time of year are the physical solar rays from the sun
strongest in the northern hemisphere?
15-6] During what time of year are the spiritual rays from the sun most
active in the northern hemisphere?
15-7] What is the "Star" which can lead present day "wise men" to the
15-8] In general the involuntary muscles have (crosswise, lengthwise,
both crosswise and lengthwise) stripes and the voluntary muscles
have (crosswise, lengthwise, both crosswise and lengthwise)
stripes. The heart is currently (an involuntary, a voluntary)
muscle, yet it is striped like (an involuntary, a voluntary)
muscle. As one learns more and more to live according to the
principles of love and brotherhood, the heart will become more and
more (involuntary, voluntary).
15-9] The extract of experiences of past lives is stored in the Life
Spirit to act as ____________ in future lives. The Life Spirit
has closest interaction with the ___________________________ and
_______________ of the of the physical body. Thus, one often feels
in these organs the ___________________ view of a situation. This
feeling comes so quickly that it is felt before the ____________
has time to reason things out.
15-10] When the Life Spirit gains full control of the heart, it will be
able to withhold blood from areas of the brain devoted to selfish
purposes. What will then happen to these areas of the brain? Why?
15-11] If the laws of Rebirth and Consequence are gradually leading all to
perfection, why are some in need of a 'savior'?
15-12] Under the Race-religions, man learned to control his _____________
body. The Race-religions gave people _______________ to live by,
and _________________ were given if such were obeyed. Thus people
learned to desire that which brought ______________________.
15-13] Christ taught that Law must be superseded by __________________.
15-14] When Christ Jesus was crucified and his blood flowed, He gained
entrance into the Earth. Thence Christ diffused His desire body
over the Earth. In what way did and does this benefit humanity?
15-A] What qualities do Race-religions help people to develop?
15-B] What qualities does Christianity help people to develop?
15-C] Why do people need to live under Race-religions before they can,
with benefit, strive for the Christian ideals?
15-D] What are the effects of the mind being linked with the desire body?
16-1] How does the path of initiation differ from the path taken by
humanity in general?
16-2] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which gives the Period when the humanity of the Earth Period
attained or will attain the designated state.
Unconsciousness corresponding to A. Saturn
deep trance _________
Consciousness ____ C. Moon
Internal Picture Consciousness D. Earth
of soul qualities of outward
objects ____ E. Jupiter
Picture Consciousness which is F. Venus
under control of the thinker
and which is visible to others G. Vulcan
Consciousness similar to that of
the plants ___________
A consciousness which enables the
thinker to give form and life to
his mental creations __________
The ability to create forms ______
The ability to create forms which
can live and grow ________
The ability to create forms which can
live and grow and feel _______
16-3] Why will hypocricy and flattery not be possible in the Jupiter
16-4] The lowest Globe in the Jupiter Period is in the _______________
World/Region, so the ______________ body can no longer be used in
the Jupiter Period. Then the forces of the __________ body will
be superimposed on the ________________ body.
16-6] What is soul?
16-A] How is soul produced?
16-B] What will the Divine Spirit have absorbed by the end of the Vulcan
17-1] Race religions aid people to purify and gain control of their
__________________ bodies; Christianity aids people to purify and gain
control of their __________________ bodies. Repetition of high and
lofty thoughts helps build the ____________________ body.
17-2] A greater proportion of phosphate of lime, carbonate of lime and
sulphate of lime and other earthy materials are contained in the
body of (a young, a middle-aged, an old) person. If we would
maintain pliability and functioning of the body as long as
possible, then we should take into our bodies as (much, little) as
possible of earthy matters.
17-3] What foods and drinks contain the least earthy matter?
17-4] Phosphorus is particularly important for building the ____________.
17-5] The action of the _____________ body in the spleen produces
white blood corpuscles, which are carried by the ________________
throughout the body. When annoyance or anger is felt, the
__________________ swell and open the way for passage of the white
blood corpuscles into the tissues of the body where they form bases
for the collection of _________________________.
17-6] Before a particle of food can be built into our bodies, what must
we, as spirits, have achieved with respect to the life in that
17-7] Cells in (plants, animals) are more individualized than cells in
(plants, animals). Thus flesh food from animals requires (more,
less) energy to digest, and remains assimilated for a (greater,
lesser) amount of time before the cells reassert their
independence. Thus the flesh-eater requires (more, less) food than
the vegetarian, and the flesh-eater must eat (more, less) often.
17-8] Explain how the prayer, "Forgive us our trespasses" helps purify
the vital body.
17-9] When we have been wronged by someone else, the desire body may try
to impress on the vital body the idea of ____________________.
Concentration upon __________________ strengthens the vital body
and helps keep the desire body from attaining mastery.
17-10] Why should the aspirant not use the sex-function for sense-
gratification, but only for propagation?
17-11] Why should aspirants sacrifice some of their creative force for
propagation when married and when they are healthy and financially
17-12] In the past, how were the pituitary body and pineal gland used?
17-13] In the great majority of people, what are the pituitary body and
pineal gland currently doing?
17-14] When the pituitary body and the pineal gland are reawakened, how
will their connection with the nervous system have changed from
what it was previously? What effect will this change have?
17-15] What must one do to get the creative force currents to flow into
17-16] What can the creative force currents in the head be used for?
17-17] Why must the two lower ethers of the vital body and lower part of
the desire body stay with the dense body during sleep?
17-18] Why must the two higher ethers of the vital body accompany the
higher part of the desire body and mind if these are to function as
a vehicle of consciousness for the Ego?
17-19] What must be awakened in the desire body before consciousness in
the inner worlds is possible?
17-20] By what exercises can these parts of the desire body be awakened?
17-21] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the
right which is most closely related.
Focusing thought on a single object, A. Adoration
and building a clear, objective and
living image of the form ____ B. Concentration
Tracing the history of an object C. Contemplation
Holding an object before the mind D. Discrimination
and letting the soul of it speak
to one ________ E. Meditation
Perceiving and taking note of F. Observation
objects in ones environment ____
Making distinctions (such as
between right and wrong, or between
lasting and ephemeral) _________
Unification with the Source of all
17-22] When a person is ready to be initiated, should he then seek a
17-A] Why does one need faith in order to develop higher faculties?
17-B] Why should the aspirant avoid eating meat?
17-C] Under what conditions is desire for material wealth justified?
17-D] Under what conditions is desire for fame justified?
17-E] Why is it required that the aspirant give proof and unselfishness
before the teacher will help him unfold his clairvoyant powers?
17-F] What type of criticism is acceptable?
18-1] How many strata are there within the Earth (not counting the core)?
18-2] How many Initiations are required to learn how to penetrate the
strata of the Earth (not counting the core)?
18-3] Which of the following are not contained within the strata of the
a) The archetypal forces which are associated with the group
b) Sensation of the things which take place on the Earth (such as
breaking rocks, plowing, harvesting, etc.)
c) The spirits of people who have 'died'.
d) The origin of the Nature forces which cause such things as
floods, earthquakes, weather conditions, formation of mineral
8-4] What effect does human life have on the "Nature forces" in the
19-1] What was the result in the "dark ages" of religion taking
predominance over science?
19-2] What is the result in modern times of science taking precedence
19-3] How should religion and science be related to one another?
19-4] What has been the aim of the Order of the Rosicrucians, since its
founding by Christian Rosenkreutz in the thirteenth century?
19-5] What Initiations are the Brothers of the Order of the Rosicrucians
able to lead people through?
19-6] What must one be able to do before one can become a pupil(lay
brother or sister) in the Rosicrucian Mystery School?
19-7] What does the candidate learn about during the first four (Lesser)
19-8] What does the candidate learn about in the fifth Initiation?
19-9] What does the candidate learn about in the sixth through the ninth
19-10] What transmutation do the Brothers of the Rose Cross carry out in
their daily midnight services?
19-11] Why does the Rosicrucian method of attainment advise against people
meeting in groups to do their spiritual exercises?
19-12] When Adam knew Eve, they bore children. In this same sense, what
will man be able to do when he fulfills the motto of the Greek
mystery temples, "Man, know thyself."
19-13] In the symbolism of the Rose Cross, if the cross represents the
dense body, and if the rose is placed at the center in the place of
the larynx, then what does the rose represent?
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