Mysteries and Rays of the Brotherhoods
man in the audience asked Richard to name the seven Lesser Brotherhoods, the
colors of the rays which signify them, and the particular mystery of each.
Several people in the audience expressed an interest in having a written copy
of Richard’s answer, so it is recounted here. Red is the ray associated with
the Rosicrucian Brotherhood——that is, red is predominant in the auras of
people who are very practical, and practicality is the Rosicrucian mystery.
What Are the Mysteries of the Brotherhood?
Question: You have mentioned that each one has a certain attraction for certain types of personalities. Could you mention what those attractions are?
Richard: Each one has a special mystery meaning a profound truth. They are mystery schools because they are essentially hidden or esoteric. That is what “mystery” has come to mean although it originally meant a profound truth. The seven schools and their mysteries are:
Rosicrucian Brotherhood — Practicality
Luciferian Brotherhood — Efficiency
Hermetic Brotherhood — Precision
Oldest Lesser Brotherhood — Balance
Essene Brotherhood — Love
Coptic Brotherhood — Devotion
Brahmic Brotherhood — Brotherhood
You can see why the Brahmic Brotherhood, for
instance, centered in