The Order of Christian Mystics

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The Order of Christian Mystics was a spiritual Order that was promulgated to give to the western world advanced Christian mysticism based on the Western mystery school tradition.[1][2] On 1 January 1908 an announcement was made to the world of the formation of a new esoteric Order to promulgate advanced Christian mystical teachings. The Order was co-founded in Philadelphia in the USA by two ardent Theosophists, Dr. Frank Homer Curtiss and Mrs. Harriette Augusta Curtiss. The Teachings of the Order were influenced by the Founder of the Theosophical Society, Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and started off a spiritual career spanning 40 years. Of the many esoteric Orders of those days, theirs was the most enduring, lasting for more than 40 years.

The Teachings of the Order were promulgated mainly through a system of correspondence, extensive publishing of books and delivering of lectures at many centres. Their pupils numbered many thousands in over 70 countries. Mainly their works were aimed at the American esoteric fraternity, for it was believed that America would remain the spiritually dominant nation on earth for many years to come.

After suffering from a long mystical illness at the end of her life, Harriette Augusta Curtiss died on the 22nd of September 1932 in Washington, D.C. She had reached the age of 76. Frank Homer Curtiss, many years younger than Harriette, died in 1946 at the age of 71.

The spiritual philosophy as espoused by this Order was based on a system of personal regeneration, otherwise called spiritual alchemy, by transmuting the base sexual creative energy. This was put forth in the western mystical tradition, a system of mysticism suitable for the western culture and mindset, encompassing a new interpretation on all former teachings given under the names of rosicrucianism, gnosticism and the western mystery school teachings.

The published works of their Teacher, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, was mainly aimed at making available to the western world the ancient Teachings of the East. This new effort had as its aim the promulgation of Christian mysticism based on the life and teachings of the Master Jesus and a mystical interpretation of the Bible, especially the works of the New Testament.

Together through Hierarchy, Teacher, Order and inner circle they published 27 bound volumes of mystical teachings running over many editions, answered many thousands of letters, delivered thousands of lectures, demonstrations and services across the USA over a 40 year period of constructive spiritual output. It has only been in recent years that the combined works of the Order have once more seen the light of day and have been made available to all in the public domain.

Publications[edit]

  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Voice of Isis, Curtiss Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Message of Aquaria, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 7th Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Inner Radiance, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 3rd Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Realms of the Living Dead, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 5th Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Coming World Changes, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Key to the Universe, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 7th Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Key of Destiny, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 3rd Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Letters from the Teacher Volume 1, Curtiss Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Letters from the Teacher Volume 2, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 1924.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Truth about Evolution and the Bible, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 2nd Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Philosophy of War, Curtiss Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Personal Survival, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Pattern Life, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 2nd Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Four-Fold Health, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 2nd Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Vitamins, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Why Are We Here?, David McKay Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Reincarnation, Willing Publishing Co., 1949.
  • EO Curtiss, For Young Souls, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Gems of Mysticism, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 6th Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Temple of Silence, Willing Publishing Co., 5th Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Divine Mother, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 1921
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Soundless Sound, Curtiss Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Mystic Life, Pilgrims Book Services, 1934
  • FH and HA Curtiss, The Love of Rabiacca, Curtiss Philosophic Book Co., 1st Ed.
  • FH and HA Curtiss, Potent Prayers, Willing Publishing Co., 3rd Ed.
  • Jeanette Agnes, The Seventh Seal, John C. Winston Co, 1st Ed.
  • Princess Mary Karadja, Towards the Light, Dodd, Mead and Co., 1st Ed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of American Religions, JG Melton, McGrath Pub, 1978
  2. ^ Religious Leaders of America, Gale Cengage, 1991
  • Social Science Volume 8, P Gamma Mu, 1933
  • Order of the 15, The New York Times, December 23, 1908

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