Fama Fraternitatis

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The Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis (Fama fraternitatis Roseae Crucis oder Die Bruderschaft des Ordens der Rosenkreuzer), or simply the Fama Fraternitatis, is a Rosicrucian manifesto published in 1614 in Kassel (Germany). It was translated into English in 1652 by Thomas Vaughan.

The Fama tells the story of the Frater R.C. (later identified as the mythical Alchemist Christian Rosenkreuz), his ill-fated pilgrimage to Jerusalem; his subsequent tutelage by the secret sages of the east, the wise men of Damcar in Arabia, from whom he learned the ancient esoteric knowledge which included the study of physics, mathematics, magic and kabbalah; his return through Egypt and Fez and his presence among the alumbrados in Spain.

After his arrival to Germany, Frater R.C. and other Brothers established an esoteric Christian Fraternity: "The Fraternity of the Rose Cross". The Brothers of the Fraternity were sent in mission throughout the world, having as their first priority to use their knowledge to "cure the sick" and met once each year in the misterious "Temple of the Holy Spirit".

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