The Rosicrucian Digest July
Time is an eternal and blessed mediator. It lessens the pangs of pain and
diminishes mental anguish. It cools the heat of passion, robs hatred of her
fury, and dulls envy. It heightens true love, mellows reason, and increases the
breadth of mental vision. Each year becomes a stone in the foundation of worthy
achievements and lives, and raises them to greater heights in the sincere
respect of mankind. To virtue and esteemed names and deeds, time adds dignity.
Vice and the unworthy, it covers with a veil of obscurity, or makes of them a
target for each generation's contempt.
In Rosicrucian Park are the material monuments to the
late Imperator's labors and ideals. The stately and artistic buildings are
silent testimony to that mental alchemy by which his ideas took on
substance, to be realized by others. Such structures cannot endure forever.
They must give way to progress and to evolving needs. Each neophyte, however,
who, after receiving his first initiation, finds his heart singing in joy, and
who exclaims, to himself at least, "my search is concluded," will be
acknowledging the eternal, undiminishing consciousness of the late
Imperator, with which he imbued the presentation of the Rosicrucian teachings
of the Americas.
His personality will continue to live within the pages and paragraphs of each
monograph. The enrichment of understanding that comes with time will cause him
to be further acclaimed as a benefactor of humanity.
Saturday, August 2, will be the second anniversary of the transition and final
initiation of Dr. H. Spencer Lewis. In accordance with the custom established
last year, all offices and buildings will be closed and all activities of the
Supreme and Grand Lodges will be suspended on that day, in honor of his life
and work. Officers and members of the Order who reside in the vicinity of San Jose are invited to sit in meditation sometime during
the day in the Shrine in Rosicrucian
Park, where the ashes of
his mortal remains are interred. All members unable to pay their respects in
person are asked, if possible, to stand in a minute of silent tribute
and Cosmic communion at a time equivalent, wherever they live, to 3:15
P.M., Pacific Standard Time, for that is the exact minute during which his