The Associate System

Today in the United States, both men and women are admitted to Associate Membership in the Society without regard to their membership, or lack of it, in other organizations of similar Rosicrucian ideals. The instructions begin with the elementary principles of spiritual science, and progress in graduated series right through every legitimate phase of the subject.

Those who have already accomplished study in mystical and spiritual science will find these first instructions useful for shaping the various concepts they have gained elsewhere into a coherent system of sequential thought, affording them a definite working hypothesis of life and a platform from which they can carry on further work.

Formerly the Society’s teachings could be secured only through its collegiate bodies, of which little was known to the general public. With the advance in general learning and an increase in the number of those mentally and morally equipped to undertake its work, the Society’s scope of service has been broadened to reach by the Internet those who are barred by residence or other considerations from joining a collegiate body.

Through annual and bi-annual subscriptions, the age-old Wisdom Teachings as taught by the Society’s founder George Winslow Plummer are given in a manner that renders them applicable in a practical way to the problems of every-day life. They are issued in a form especially designed to meet the needs of busy men and women.

The Associate System is a correspondence course—a subscription system that is divided into ten separate Levels or series known as Libers, each containing twelve lessons. These are further grouped into four primary courses in Occult Science:

1) The Foundation Course
(including the Rosicrucian Series, the Hermetic Series, and the Kabalah Series)
2) The Intermediate Course 
(including the Alchemical Series, the Esoteric Series, and the Philosophic Series)
3) The Advanced Course
(including the Psychological Series, the Spiritual Series, and the Spiritual Healing Series)
4) The Post Graduate Course  (including the Spiritual Alchemy Series)


SYLLABUS OF THE LESSONS IN OCCULT SCIENCE

The Foundation Course

The heart of the Associate System is the Foundation Course in Occult Science which includes the following syllabus contained in three series:

Liber 1: Rosicrucian Series
1) The Rationale of Occult Science
2) Spiritual Science
3) The Four Elements
4) Reincarnation
5) The Law of Karma
6) The Bodies of Man
7) Consciousness and the Human Mind
8) Concentration and Imagination
9) Meditation
10 ) The Law of Attraction
11) The Rosicrucian Elementals
12) The Fire Doctrine

Liber 2: Hermetic Series
1) Introduction to Hermeticism
2) The Seven Principles
3) The Mental Principle
4) The ALL and the ABSOLUTE
5) The Great Cosmic Paradox
6) The Doctrine of the ALL
7) The Harmonic Planes
8) Vibration
9) Polarity
10) Rhythm
11) Causation
12) Gender

Liber 3: The Kabalah / Tarot Series
1) The Kabalah
2) The Literal Kabalah
3) The Sefer Dtzenioutha
4) The Sefiroth
5) The Sefer Yetzirah (Part 1)
6) The Sefer Yetzirah (Part 2)
7) The Fifty Gates of Intelligence
8) Kabalistic Alchemy
9) The Tarot
10) The Minor Arcana
11) The Major Arcana
12) Tarot Divination

Each series in the Foundation Course is a twelve month subscription that delivers one lesson per month. We strongly encourage that students concentrate on thoroughly studying one lesson per month, in order to fully absorb the material presented in each lesson. After each lesson the student is given specific work to do, requiring a few minutes each day. It is not necessary for students to submit grade-work to the Society. The courses may be taken purely on as a monthly subscription.

However, at the end of the  three year Foundation Course, any student who desires a signed Certificate of Course Completion must contact the Society to receive further instruction. (Certificates of Course Completion will only be given to students who submit a satisfactory thesis covering all three series contained in the Foundation Course.)

After the above mentioned syllabus the student begins advanced studies which expand and enhance the acquired knowledge.


The Intermediate Course 

The second stage of the Associate System is the Intermediate Course in Occult Science which includes the following syllabus contained in three series:

Liber 4: Alchemical Series
1) The Magnum Opus
2) The Three Principles and the Four Elements
3) The Coelum Philosophorum
4) The Goal of the Alchemists
5) Knowing the Mysteries
6) At-One-Ment
7) Re-Generatio
8) Sanctificatio
9) Purificatio
10) Putrefactio
11) Fermentatio
12) Combustio

Liber 5  –  The Esoteric Series
1) The Akashic Records
2) The Red Man and the White Woman
3) Rosicrucian Concept of the Living Fire
4) Blood
5) Knowing the Mysteries
6) The Guardian of the Threshold
7) Rhythm
8) Water
9) Cremation
10) The Law of Compensation
11) “Saints”
12) Conscience

Liber 6: The Philosophic Series
1) Heredity
2) The Holy Ghost
3) Destructive Optimism
4) Faith
5) The Power of Thought
6) False Prophets
7) Oaths and Obligations
8) Spirituality
9) Predestination
10) Free Will
11) Fear
12) Seed

At the end of the  three year Intermediate Course in Occult Science, any student who desires a signed Certificate of Course Completion must contact the Society to receive further instruction. (As with the Foundation Course, Certificates of Course Completion will only be given to students who submit a satisfactory thesis covering all three series contained in the Intermediate Course.)


The Advanced Course 

The third stage of the Associate System is the Advanced Course in Occult Science which includes the following syllabus contained in three series:

Liber 7: The Psychological Series
1) Setting the Mind at Work
2) Psychoanalysis
3) The Psychoanalytic Method
4) Psychotherapy 1
5) Psychotherapy 2
6) Psychotherapy 3
7) Applied Psychology 1
8) Applied Psychology 2
9) Applied Psychology 3
10) Applied Psychology 4
11) Applied Psychology 5
12) Applied Psychology 6

Liber 8: The Spiritual Series
1) The Biology of the Soul
2) “I AM”
3) Who are the “Dead?”
4) Magic
5) The Elixir of Life
6) The Panacea
7) The Philosopher’s Stone, Part 1
8) The Philosopher’s Stone, Part 2
9) The Song of Solomon
10) Kundalini
11) The Tree of Life, The Chakras, The Sephiroth, Ygdrasil
12) Super-consciousness

Liber 9: The Spiritual Healing Series
1) Introduction to Rosicrucian Healing Principles
2) The Theory
3) The Practice
4) Speaking the Word
5) Habits and Obsessions
6) Dietetics
7) The Laying on of Hands
8) Absent Treatment
9) Old Age
10) Co-operating with Nature
11) “Demonstrating”
12) Freedom from Bondage

At the end of the  three year Advanced Course in Occult Science, any student who desires a signed Certificate of Course Completion must contact the Society to receive further instruction. (Again, Certificates of Course Completion will only be given to students who submit a satisfactory thesis covering all three Advanced series.)


The Post Graduate Course 

The fourth and final stage of the Associate System is the Post Graduate Course in Occult Science which includes the following syllabus contained in one series:

Liber 10: The Spiritual Alchemy Series
1) Liberation 1
2) Liberation 2
3) Kundalini 1
4) Kundalini 2
5) Kundalini 3
6) Brethern of the Rosy Cross
7) The Rosicrucian Order
8) The Equinoxes
9) Our Younger Brethren
10) The Mystery of the Crystal
11) The Grand Man
12) Seership

Certificates of Course Completion will only be given to students who submit a satisfactory thesis covering the Spiritual Alchemy Series.


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