WORKBOOK FOR "LETTERS TO STUDENTS"
1] Why is the name of "friend" to be preferred over that of "brother" or
2] a) What is frequently the attitude of the man of the world when he
sees something in the home or at work which ought to be done?
b) What should be our attitude when we see something which ought to
3] If we try to find out what bothers our neighbors along a spiritual
line, what will we then have the opportunity of doing?
4] If we become members of Christian churches, what will we then have the
opportunity of doing?
5] What must we aim to cultivate if we are to avoid becoming ensnared in
the meshes of intellect and puffed up by knowledge?
6] a) What is the ultimate cause of all disease?
b) What is the purpose of sorrow and suffering?
c) To be cured of a disease, what does one need to do?
7] a) What must a stove be filled with before it can radiate heat?
b) What must we be filled with, before we can radiate love?
8] Thought question: What do we need to do to keep our mood from being
completely controlled by the astrological influences present at any
9] a) The Divine Guardians of Humanity may not interfere with the free
will of mankind. How, then, can they help humanity?
b) Alms-giving can degrade the recipient. What form of help is
preferable to alms-giving?
10] Is a person who has ceased to use flesh foods and alcohol a step
higher on the evolutionary path than one who still continues to use
11] What determines the degree of force which a thought is able to exert?
12] What may a cross with a climbing rose on it be taken to symbolize?
13] What are the pupils of the Western Wisdom Teachings encouraged to do
in order to achieve generative purity?
14] Thought questions: It is stated that in the next epoch we will live
in the air. What type of activities will not be possible during the
next epoch? Why type of activities will be possible during the next
15] a) What type of currents traverse the vertical branches of trees?
b) What type of currents traverse the horizontal limbs of trees?
c) What effect do the horizontal currents have on the lateral
16] Thought question: Of what value if knowledge?
17] Thought question: In what ways have the Lucifer Spirits been of
benefit to mankind?
18] Which part of the Rosicrucian Teachings has the greatest power to make
men better here and now?
19] Thought question: Under what circumstances should we relate
superphysical experiences, and under what circumstances should we not?
20] a) When a person is not given a Master or Leader to guide him, what
does this force the person to do?
b) How does this (not having a Master or Leader) benefit the
21] a) Under the reign of Jehovah, what was man's main goal in life?
b) Since the Christ infused the earth with His Spirit, what
qualities have begun to grow on earth?
c) When the Spiritual Panacea travels through a patient's body,
what does it do?
22] a) What is Christ currently doing for the earth?
b) What similarities did Sir Launfal see between the beggar and the
23] From each parentheses choose the word or phrase which correctly
completes the sentence.
From the first to the middle of the fourth epoch humanity was
(descending into, ascending out of) material existence, and the
Lucifer Spirits taught (women, men) the gospel of the (physical world,
spiritual worlds). From the middle of the fourth epoch to the seventh
epoch, humanity is (descending into, ascending out of) material
existence and Jehovah is teaching (women, men) the reality of the
(physical world, spiritual worlds.)
24] Why must each person in the Rosicrucian School learn to stand alone?
25] a) What is the origin of the song of the spheres?
b) Is the song of the spheres the same all the time?
c) What effect does the song of the spheres have on humanity?
26] Under what circumstances should we give to others information about
the Western Wisdom Teachings?
27] a) What must we be willing to leave if we are to successfully seek
b) Why is courage necessary to successfully seek truth?
28] In the future, how will Science, Art and Religion stand in relation to
29] Which method of advancement, Freemasonry or Catholicism, produces the
stronger souls? Why?
30] a) Did God originally plan that the Lucier Spirits should play a
role in the development of humanity?
b) How did God handle the situation when the Lucifer Spirits did
open people's eyes, so that people saw alternatives to the way
of life prescribed by Jehovah and the Lords of Venus?
31] a) What can be concluded if someone comes in a physical body
proclaiming himself Christ?
b) Before we meet Christ in his second coming, what body must we
shed? In what body will we then function?
32] a) What qualities must one have if one is to be able to spiritually
penetrate into the inner layers of the earth?
b) Why is it important that the vital body of Jesus be protected?
33] a) What type of activities lengthen the life of the archetype of
the dense body and consequently also lengthen the life of the
b) How can we determine the times most propitious to sow the seeds
of the soul, to help, and to heal?
34] a) At the present time, into what should humanity transmute that
part of the creative force which is not required to propagate
b) When we are tempted by unclean thoughts, what should we do?
35] What quality must people develop before they can be free from the laws
and conventions of society?
36] What is the difference between the Eastern bodies and Western bodies
which makes the path of initiation different for each?
37] Why do the Elder Brothers in the Western world only accept pupils who
are free from all other bonds?
38] How can we distinguish a true Teacher from an unqualified pretender?
39] a) Where shall we seek truth?
b) What exercise will help us to discern truth from error?
40] a) In what World does our consciousness at once become filled with
knowledge concerning whatever being or thing we look at?
b) What is it our duty to do with truth, once we have found it?
41] What is a sure way to test out an idea to find whether or not it is
42] Why is it impossible to convey certain occult truths to the world in
43] What fact about rebirth gives evidence that women are equal to men in
44. Thought questions:
a) In what ways does selfishness sometimes prevent us from serving
b) In what ways does selfishness sometimes creep in even when we
are serving others?
45] What alone is needed to gain entrance to the Temple of Initiation?
What is the only method by which this can be obtained?
46] When a person dies a violent death (as in a war), what effect will
this have on his next life? Why?
47] When a person has died due to some wound or accident, and retains and
continues to suffer from the wound in the Desire World, what do the
Invisible Helpers need to do to "heal" him?
48] Where is the major enemy of each person located? Give examples of
some of the types of battles engaged in with this enemy.
49] Thought question: What are your current greatest wishes? Are you
willing to work with ardor and intensity to achieve these wishes?
50] Thought question: What type of activities lead to spiritual
51] Thought questions: Is it good for us to see ourselves as others see
us? Is it good for others to see themselves as we see them?
52] Why is it desirable that students who are in sympathy with the ideas
of the Rosicrucian Fellowship give up all other religious societies
(the Christian Churches excepted) and devote their whole heart, mind,
and spirit to living and spreading the Rosicrucian teachings?
53] Thought question: What should be our attitude toward the Christ
during the fall and winter months when He focuses his consciousness in
the earth and works to leaven it?
54] What did Max Heindel suggest that one do it one disagrees with the
policies of the Rosicrucian Fellowship?
55] Thought question: If you want your life to take a new direction, what
do you need to do?
56] Thought question: What occult principle do you think the world is in
greatest need of knowing?
57] Why is it that one cannot achieve spiritual illumination and become a
wonder worker after a few days stay at the Fellowship Headquarters?
58] Can the golden wedding garment be built by fasting and castigation?
Thought question: How might these practices hinder the building of
the soul body?
59] What effect do the colonies of Italians, Scots, Germans, English,
etc., in various parts of the United States have on the formation of a
60] What is the effect of intense yearning to continue the relationships
severed by death?
61] At what time of year are the spiritual fires in the earth the
Thought question: What activities are best carried on at this time of
62] Thought question: When we share what we know of Truth with others,
what effect does this have on us?
63] Thought question: Would having an individual teacher help you prepare
for initiation faster? Why, or why not?
64] a) Does war between the higher and lower natures occur within
everyone? Why, or why not?
b) How may we prepare ourselves to win the battle against the lower
65] Thought question: What do we need to do in order to crucify our lower
66] Thought questions:
a) When reading a book are you able to concentrate your thoughts on
the ideas being presented?
b) When conversing with someone, do you concentrate on listening to
what the other person is saying? Do you concentrate on the
topic of discussion, or do you wander aimlessly from one topic
c) When by yourself, are you able to concentrate your thoughts in
order to create some idea, or solve some problem, or send out
some well-defined thoughts or prayers?
67] Thought question: If valuable prizes were going to be awarded to the
"Real Heroes of the World", what qualifications should be required of
those who were to receive the prizes?
68] What should be our attitude toward patriotism?
69] Why is it that in the world we find it difficult to live up to ideals
which we fully believe in?
70] Thought questions: What would like to do in a future life? What can
you do now to start preparing for the next life?
71] Thought questions: What sins mostly easily beset us? What can we do
to eradicate them?
72] a) What attitude on our part leads the Recording Angels to give us
greater opportunities to pay of past debts?
b) What may cause our associates to start looking for faults in
73] Thought questions: What talents have you received from God?
How can these talents be used in the service of God?
74] a) What vehicle do the Eastern Occult Schools focus on the
b) What vehicle do the Western Wisdom Schools focus on the
75] a) Should we seek to serve along lines which are consistent with
our natural inclinations?
b) Should we seek to serve along lines which are not consistent
with our natural inclinations?
76] Is it possible for any being to become separated from God?
77] Thought question: What could you say to a person who knew nothing
about occult philosophy to explain to him what people do after they
78] Thought exercise: Choose some scene from the past history of mankind
and describe what it would have been like to have been there.
79] Thought question: What must be sacrificed if one wishes to obtain
80] Thought questions:
a) How might you explain the higher worlds to someone who knew
nothing about occult philosophy?
b) How might you explain the law of consequence to someone who knew
nothing about occult philosophy?
81] What body is developed through repetition?
82] Thought questions: With our tongues we bless God and we curse men,
who are made after the similitude of God. In what respects are men
made in the image of God? Do men deserve our respect, just as God
deserves our respect?
83] Thought question: How should we decide whether or not to believe what
we read in books?
84] Are our current characters completely the effects of past causes
(development in past lives, environment and upbringing, astrological
forces, etc.)? Have we, within ourselves, the power to change our
85] Thought question: Goethe wrote: "Who never ate his bread in sorrow,
. . . He knows ye not ye heavenly powers." Is sorrow needed to lead
people to the heavenly powers? Why, or why not?
86] Thought question: Why you are riding in a car or waiting for someone
or otherwise unoccupied with worldly duties, to what good use might
you put the time?
87] Thought question: What could you say to explain to a person who knew
nothing about occult philosophy how the Laws of Rebirth and of
Consequence together lead to the evolution of humanity?
88] What occult value can come repetitive work, provided it is done with
89] At the end of His earthly career Christ send His disciples to prepare
the passover in the house of the Water-bearer, and there gave bread
and the water cup as the New Covenant for the Kingdom of God. What
does this symbolically tell us about the Aquarian Age?
90] Thought question: Should we preach ideals which we ourselves have not
91] Why are different religious cults and sects needed in the world?
92] What effects may war have on a) the religious life of people, b) the
spiritual sight of people, c) the evolution of a group of people?
93] Thought question: How could you explain to someone who knew nothing
about occult philosophy what the purpose of life is?
94] What virtues do stressful situations give us the opportunity to
95] What reason do we have to be optimistic about the future of the world
and of mankind?
96] Why does using opportunities for gaining experience and doing good
lengthen one's life?
97] a) In what order should the following steps be taken when you wish
to succeed at something?
A. Develop plans as to how to attain your desire.
B. Develop a faith that success is possible and a determination to
achieve despite all obstacles.
C. Set a goal.
b Thought question: What spiritual goal would you like to attain?
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