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THE ROSICRUCIANS: THEIR RITES AND MYSTERIES

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No. 1. Ever-Burning Rosicrucian Lamps

No. 2. Sacerdote di Cerere

No. 3. Gnostic Gems
Talismans, Magical Charms, and Invocations. (Strictly "Rosicrucian.") This Plate is illustrative of the Mysteries of the Gnostics. "ABRAXAS," or the Chief Deity in his Manifestations.

No. 4. The Round Table of King Arthur
From the Original, preserved in the Court-House of the Castle at Winchester.
''SANGREALE''--Or ''HOLY GRAIL.''

Tradition, that Judas Iscariot left the Table at the words of the Saviour--"What thou doest. do quickly!" and had no portion in the Last Rite. (Refer below.)

A.I. Saint Matthew.
B. II. Saint James
C. III. Saint Simon
D. IV. Saint Peter
E. V. Saint James (of Alpheus)
F. VI. Saint Bartholomew
G. VII.  Saint Philip
H. VIII. Saint Liboeus
I. IX. Saint Andrew
J. X. Saint Thomas
K. XI. Vacant
L. XII. Saint John

"After the sop, Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, 'That thou doest, do quickly!' Now no man at the table knew for what intent He spoke this unto him.

"He" (Judas) "then having received the sop, WENT IMMEDIATELY OUT. AND IT WAS NIGHT." S. JOHN, Chap. xiii., vers. 27, 28, 30.



No. 5. Plan of the Basilica, St. Peter's in the ''Vaticano.''

No. 6. Temple of Keylas, or Paradise (Ellora, in the East Indies)
THE INSULATED TEMPLE OF KEYLAS, OR PARADISE,
Hewn out of Ellora Mountain
A. Linga-Yoni (combined)
This Plate (with the previous) illustrate the parallel between Heathen and Christian architectural forms.
(N.B.--The period of the construction of the above Temple transcends history).



No. 7. Lugdani Batavoaum (Engraved in the year 1593)
Mysterium [Noah's Ark]
ROSICRUCIAN SYSTEM.
Structure (Symbolic) of the "Argha," or "Arc." Also--
(Forms--exterior and interior--of the Place of the "Escaped" Signs. "Ark of Noah," from the description of Moses.)

No. 8. Astronomical and Astrological "Rosicrucian" Plan

No. 9. Mythological Interchange of "Macrocosm" and "Microcosm"

No. 10. Chart A. Cabalistic--Astrological and Astronomical. Chaldaic Mysteries.
N.B.--The references to Nos. and Chapters are to those corresponding in very ancient Rosicrucian Tracts or Charts--(adduced here to prove authenticity.)



No. 11. Chart B. Cabalistic (Rosicrucian.) ''Natural---Supernatural.'' ''Light--Dark.'' ''Dark--Light:'' (The Mysteries of ''Their Interchange.'')
N.B.--The references to Nos. and Chapters are to those corresponding in very ancient Rosicrucian Tracts or Charts--(adduced here to prove authenticity.)

No. 12. Chart C. Cabalistic (Rosicrucian) Production of the ''Worlds--Visible.'' ''Generation'' of the ''Microcosmos.''
N.B.--The references to Nos. and Chapters are to those corresponding in very ancient Rosicrucian Tracts or Charts--(adduced here to prove authenticity.)

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