Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Rosicrucian Order AMORC Structured?
The Rosicrucian Order AMORC is recognised by the Australian Government as a non-profit, education organisation. It is non-religious and non-political.
Its activities and services are supported by dues and donations received from Rosicrucian students. After expenses are covered, all additional funds go back into the organisation to further benefit Rosicrucian students, allowing us to expand our services, develop new programs and projects which will help us accomplish our humanitarian goals.
Is the Rosicrucian Order AMORC a religion?
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.
What About Other Rosicrucian Organisations?
There are a number of web pages using the word 'Rosicrucian' in their name. Some are created by small groups which describe themselves as Rosicrucian, while others are created by private individuals who simply have an interest in Rosicrucianism.
We are often asked if these other web sites are affiliated with the Rosicrucian Order AMORC. The answer is – a few are, but most are not. Those that are appear in our link menu.
The word 'Rosicrucian' is so old it cannot be trademarked, so other groups cannot be prevented from using it. However, the term 'AMORC' in our name Rosicrucian Order AMORC identifies us as the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, and no other group can use the word 'AMORC' in its name.
The Rosicrucian Order AMORC has been operating in its current form since 1915. We have affiliated lodges and chapters all over the world.
Many of the other 'Rosicrucian' groups appearing on the web have been created in the past few years and appear to have no physical headquarters or facilities. Further, their philosophies may vary widely from those of AMORC.
It has long been AMORC policy not to comment on, judge or evaluate the concepts, techniques or claims of other organisations. Through your own investigations, you will come to evaluate for yourself the worthiness of an organisation.
Our international web site contains a list of official AMORC web sites in various languages. These are the only web sites associated with AMORC. Any other web sites are NOT affiliated with our organisation, even though their name may be similar, or the content of their web page may mimic ours.
What Does it Cost to Be a Member of the Rosicrucian Order AMORC?
It is the policy of the Rosicrucian Order AMORC to ensure that student membership fees and dues are kept as low as practicable.
New members are required to pay a modest one-off joining fee to cover initial administrative costs and may elect to pay their dues for a period of three months, six months or twelve months.
For full details of the dues and fees applicable in Australia, Asia and New Zealand see Dues.