Max Heindel [1865-1919] is recognized as one of the greatest western mystics of the twentieth century. Heindel is the founder of the Rosicrucian Fellowship. The author of a number of Rosicrucian works, Heindel's "The Rosicrucian Mysteries" is regarded as a classic work providing a guide for students to understand basic Rosicrucian teachings.
Max Heindel's mysticism is set firmly in the western tradition of the Gnosis. Following a series of disappointments and ill health, Heindel claims to have been visited by a Spiritual Being, who he identified as an Elder Brother of the Rosicrucian Order. From this entity he received a compelling explanation of the spiritual evolution of both the Cosmos and Humanity, couched in terms best suited to the logical, linear mind of western culture. 'The Rosicrucian Mysteries' is an elementary exposition of these teachings and training methods, and a perfect introduction to the philosophy of this important teacher of the Western Mystery Tradition.
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