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Rosicrucianism is a movement and system of magic which forms the core of the Rosicrucian Order, also called the Rosen, the most famous of the pre-Golden Dawn magic cabals. Its name derived from Rosenkreuz (薔薇十字(ローゼンクロイツ) Barajūji (Rōzenkuroitsu)?, lit. Rose Cross), both its prominent symbol of the Rose Cross and its supposed founder Christian Rosenkreuz, the style forms part of the foundation of modern Western magic.


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The Rosicrucian movement apparently began with a false book written by a single person. Though it was originally false, magicians took it and developed it beyond the falsity, leading Rosicrucianism to grow into something much more, coming to form the foundation for modern Western magic. This development was such that when the original author revealed the truth of the lie he was completely ignored.[1][2]

Given their depth, the Rosicrucian texts have multiple interpretations and some people claim that some of the interpretations known to the public are clouds meant to hide the truth, with the true group and purposes lying elsewhere.[3] Rosicrucians have claimed a number of different goals, one of which was to remove old monarchies and create a nation ruled by philosophers.[4]

Rose CrossEdit

Rose Cross

The Rosy Cross, the symbol largely associated with Rosenkreuz and Rosicrucianism.

The primary symbol representing Rosicrucianism is the Rose (or Rosy) Cross, consisting of cross with a rose placed on its center.

In terms of symbolism, the true cross and the rose are symbols of man and woman respectively.[5] The rose is often depicted with ten petals, which according to Anna Sprengel is a symbol of female reproduction.[6]

Used by both members of the Rosicrucian Order and the Golden Dawn, a rose cross medal acts as an all-purpose spiritual item which can mass-produce sigils, extracting the name of an angel or spirit by spelling it out in one stroke. Each of the rose's petals has one of the 22 Hebrew letters engraved on them.[2]

Christian RosenkreuzEdit

The supposed founder of the Rosicrucian Order was said to be Christian Rosenkreuz (also abbreviated to CRC), an invented figure who was said to have been buried in a seven-walled tomb, later found by an explorer - a story which later formed part of the Golden Dawn's 5=6 ritual.[7][8][2][4]

Another legend connected to Christian Rosenkreuz, supposedly described by a scroll found in his tomb, is that he created a perfect miniature of the world and by reproducing past, present and future of all things in this miniature garden, he could understand everything about the world.[4]

Rosicrucian OrderEdit

Unlike the Golden Dawn, who sought a magical work kit that could be used by anyone, the Rosicrucian Order is a more secretive organization, choosing to keep the confusing parts of their magic system as such, seeing no problem with only a chosen few being able to wield miracles while the masses only accept blessings given to them.[2] The order was to remain a secret for a hundred years after its establishment, and its members would hide and live among the public, leaving no signs pointing to them specifically instead of the order as a whole.[7] Its members were not required to wear a specific uniform or reveal their actions other than helping the sick, but they would prepare a successor in advance and annual meetings were held to deep the bonds between them, to avoid needless confusion and such that their skill and influence would not be denied.[7]

Aside from the stories concerning the supposed founder, there are a number of legends associated with the order, including ones about a drug of unaging immortality and a flame which would never go out.[4]


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Rosicrucian Order

The Rosicrucian movement had its beginning with a false book written by Johann Valentin Andreae, with an invented history surrounding the supposed founder of the Rosicrucian Order, Christian Rosenkreuz.[1][2] Although it began with a lie, magicians developed it further, such that the Rosicrucian system worked and was capable of controlling the supernatural.[1][2] Although Johann believed he was at the center of the matter, the other Rosicrucians were not actually paying any attention to him,[2] and when he revealed the truth about the lie, he was ignored,[1] with Rosicrucianism having already left his control and spread into the world.[1][2]

Though continuing to operate as a secretive organization, the Rosicrucian Order would come to be considered as the most famous of the magic cabals prior to the Golden Dawn.[7]

According to Anna Sprengel, Francis Bacon, who is considered one of the fathers of modern science, and Éliphas Lévi, who played a major role in the early development of esoteric Tarot and was a major influence on the Golden Dawn, were members of the Rosicrucian Order.[4]

Rosicrucianism was a major influence on the Golden Dawn,[7][2] with aspects of it forming its foundation along with Hermeticism and Kabbalah. During the cabal's creation, William Wynn Westcott wished to give it prestige by claiming it to be the continuation of an ancient Rosicrucian line, forging the Sprengel Letters (an exchange with Anna Sprengel, a magician supposedly associated with the initial Rosicrucian cabal in Germany) in order to support his claim.[9][10][11] As such, the Isis-Urania Temple was given the number 3 (with 1 and 2 being the supposed original cabal's temple in Germany).[10][7][12] The cabal's Second Order was also referred to as R.R. et A.C. ("Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis", meaning "Ruby Rose and Golden Cross"), and the 5=6 ritual representing it was based on the story of the discovery of Christian Rosenkreuz's tomb,[7] with Mina Mathers having reconstructed the seven-walled tomb as part of it.[8][2]


Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit

Index ArcEdit

Main article: Index Arc

Index refers to Rosenkreuz among those after her for the grimoires in her head, during her initial meeting with Kamijou Touma.[13] Whether she was referring to the actual Rosicrucian Order or a derivative magic cabal bearing the name isn't clear.

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit

St. Germain ArcEdit

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According to Othinus, if one were to ask a random magician to name ten famous people, Rosenkreuz's name would come up among the list.[14]

Aleister Crowley ArcEdit

Main article: Aleister Crowley Arc

During the events in the Windowless Building on December 11th, Rosicrucianism was referred to in the recreation of Aleister's past, in conversations between Mathers and Westcott.[15][16][17]

Coronzon ArcEdit

Main article: Coronzon Arc

While Aleister, Touma and Accelerator were visiting the former Isis-Urania Temple during the events surrounding the recreated Golden Dawn, Aleister described how Westcott faked the Sprengel Letters to claim that the Golden Dawn was a continuation of an ancient Rosicrucian line to explain why the temple was number 3 despite being the Golden Dawn's original temple.[10]

During the events surrounding the Ceremony of Mo Athair, Rosicrucianism and the Rosicrucian Order were referred to in events concerning Anna Sprengel and Madame Horos.[11][7][2]

Kamijou ArcEdit

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Various aspects of Rosicrucianism and the Rosicrucian Order were referenced during the events which transpired Windsor Castle after Coronzon's defeat, a number of them by Anna Sprengel and Aiwass during their discussion at the Tower of London.[6][4][5] While in the tower, Anna made use of a method derived from Christian Rosenkreuz's miniature to observe what was going on in the castle.[4]

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