The next page that contains text gives the title and purpose of the book.
A Report of the 68th Convocation of the Rose Cross Order
Giving a resume of the proceedings of the Convocation, together with most of the lectures that were delivered during this time of the Convocation, by the several delegates present. Also a report of the work of Ancient Initiation in the Grove of Osiris as especially prepared for the occasion.
Then another symbol below that – that of a triangle, with a cross in the middle standing upon three steps, sun rays coming out of the cross-section of the cross, with again, the letters TRY below the triangle. Below this:
Copyrighted 1916. All Rights Reserved.
THE PHILOSOPHICAL PUBLISHING CO.
For the Members of the Rose Cross Order
It is an official Rosicrucian publication detailing the proceeds of their April 1916 convocation near Quakerstown, Pennsylvania. Although it was meant to only be in the sole possession of Rosicrucian initiates, at some point The New York Public Library obtained a copy of this rare publication. Google Books scanned it in 2007. I’ve included the PDF scan of this book within the supporting material. 1
The following indented text comes directly from the book (italics, bold and underline emphasis added; all-caps in original):
“In explanation of the contents of this book, it is to be stated that these articles do not give the INNER work of the Rose Cross Order but simply the outer, the public teachings.”
As noted in an earlier chapter, at no time are the esoteric teachings ever printed nor published – such things are taught person to person. All esoteric matters are cloaked in symbology when presented in an exoteric manner. However, because this publication was intended solely for members of the Rose Cross Order, it contains some startling admissions and assertions. Continuing:
“The Illuminati and its Soul Science work may be called the child of