In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the issuance of the Fama Fraternitatis in 1614, the Appellatio Fraternitatis (http://www.rosicrucian.org/appellatio_manifesto) is a powerful call to understand and to manifest the Rosicrucian Principles in this crucial time in human history.
This participatory workshop will explore not only the meaning of each section, but will also discuss ways of implementing each in our lives.
The first night we will consider the Preface and the Historical Background of the Manifestios.
The second night we will work with the Appeal for Spirituality.
The third night will center on the Appeal for Humanism.
The fourth night will deal with the Appeal for Ecology and the Conclusion.
On the fifth night, participants will discuss the Imperator¹s Discourse: Being a Thinking, Active, and Responsible Mystic² posted at http://www.rosicrucian.org/thinking_mystic/.
Please read and meditate on the appropriate sections before the workshop.
The facilitator of this workshop, Steven A. Armstrong, M.A. Hum., M.A., M.Div., is a professional historian, philosopher, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently serves at the Grand Lodge (San Jose) in Membership Services. He is an active member of both the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC and the Traditional Martinist Order and has served as an officer in both Orders.
His current areas of interest include how the Primordial Tradition permeates all world traditions, and the way in which the Rosicrucian and Martinist Paths provide a unique and unifying viewpoint on those traditions.
Author of more than 30 published papers, articles and podcasts, and a lecturer for the RCUI, he is no stranger to NYC as he received two of his Master's Degrees at Fordham's Rose Hill Campus, and did his undergraduate work just north of New York at Yale.