AMORC, which stands for Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, is not a religion and does not require a specific code of belief or conduct.
Rosicrucian students come from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. Becoming a Rosicrucian student does not require you to leave your church, join a church or change your religious beliefs.
Some Rosicrucian members do not subscribe to any specific religious beliefs at all. For students who do, we encourage them to participate in the religion of their choice. Through the Rosicrucian teachings, many students find a greater appreciation of the mystical principles underlying their individual religious and philosophical beliefs.
Those who do not belong to any particular religion often discover a sense of connection with a higher intelligence that was missing in their lives.
The Rosicrucian path incorporates both metaphysics and mysticism.
Metaphysics is that which falls beyond the five physical senses, for example intuition, visualisation and healing techniques.
Mysticism does not refer to anything mysterious. It is simply the process by which you may eventually experience direct, conscious union with the Absolute, Divine Mind, Universal Intelligence, or what many Rosicrucian students call The God of their Hearts.
This is not done by adhering to specific tenets or beliefs, but by learning and applying natural laws which, over time, allow you to experience Divine or Cosmic Consciousness.
The Rosicrucian Order does not attempt to define the nature of the deity. Rather, you will remain free to discover this through your own reflections.
This same approach applies to everything that is presented through the Rosicrucian teachings. We don't accept anything on faith. We want you to think for yourself and learn how to draw on the higher knowledge already within you. What we provide are simply the tools to enable you to accomplish this.
The Rosicrucian teachings contain practical exercises and experiments which allow you to demonstrate for yourself the principles presented in the lessons and to access your own source of inner wisdom and guidance.
As you do this, you will begin developing natural abilities that may have been left dormant throughout your life. Almost immediately you will begin to see your life in a different light.