2003-07-18 11:40:14 UTC
still somewhat. Or something. And that I also have a strong interest in
Wicca, Paganism and mysticism, even (dare I say?) magic. Which makes my
spiritual path very confusing at times. I'm nearly finished my 1st degree in
the Correllian Wicca tradition, which while it was interesting and certainly
more "me" than the teachings of the Reformed Druids of North America, Order
of the Mithral Star back when they were still teaching 'witchcraft', still
isn't quite what I'm looking for. TO be honest, I really have no idea what
I'm looking for. It doens't seem to be in any Christian churches I have been
to (well, not quite true, there is *something* in there that grabs me, but
its so wrapped up in BS, I can hardly stand listening to standard Christian
preaching anymore) and while Wicca certainly has more of whatever it is that
I am looking for, it isn't *it* if that makes any sense.
So, I'm stumbling around in the dark again (hey, ho, here we go again) and
come across rosicrucianism. All looks interesting, seems to deal with
Christianity in a *mystery religion* sort of way and my curiousity is
piqued. Until I see their fees, and then think "not bloody likely, mate".
Which was rather judgemental, since I really don't know whether their
courses are actually worth the price of membership or not.
Which leads me to you folk. Have any of you studied rosicrucianism? Are any
of you rosicrucians or know of anyone who is? Is it a great waste of money
or is it really worth the effort? There really isn't any money spare at the
end of the month as it is, so it would have to be a big commitment on my
part to join and to do so would mean something else has to go to fund it,
which would be OK if it was worthwhile, but not OK if I don't find the
course useful - I can't just "blow money" on useless but fun stuff at the
moment (saving for my wedding in Novemeber). Keep in mind that I'm really
beyond "101" now, as my experience with the Correllian courses have shown
me - sure, there is always new stuff I can learn, but I was already familiar
with most of the "core" stuff they were teaching.
Any insights would be welcome.
I really wish ChristoPaganism was more accepted as a path in its own