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IN MEMORIAM[From The Rosicrucian Digest July 1942]
That Dr. H. Spencer Lewis was conscious of his mission in life and aware as well of the approach of the end of the period assigned him in which to accomplish his Cosmically ordained work, is seen in the statement made by him, appearing below. These remarks are an excerpt from a monograph of one of the higher degrees of the Rosicrucian Order, dictated by him but a comparatively short time before his transition:
"I, too, must sooner or later pay the price of having been your leader and some day these very lessons, carefully prepared by me for members who enter this degree, will be read by them after my voice is silent and my activities ended. I have tried to make each one of the lessons a monument to my sincerity and my honest convictions and understandings. The only pleasure and happiness I have received through the preparation of these monographs has been the joy of watching the members advance and benefit by them and in knowing that long after my transition other members following along the same carefully prepared path will reach the same point that you have reached and go on higher with the work and become members of the great inner circle of conservators."
After the time when the above was written, he no longer spared himself, and assumed increasingly greater responsibilities, and gave more and more of his mental and physical energies. He seemed to realize the need in the very immediate future for a discerning humanity to have a "carefully prepared path," as he states, by which it could attain a sorely needed stability of living.
His transition from this earthly plane occurred at 3:15 P.M. Pacific Standard time, on Wednesday, August 2, 1939. In accordance with custom, on the anniversary of this event, the offices of the Order are closed, and all activities at the Supreme and Grand Lodges are suspended, as a simple tribute to his memory. It is requested that all of the fratres and sorores throughout the world who can do so sit in meditation for one minute in memory of his life and accomplishments, on August 2nd, at a time which at their location is equivalent to 3:15 P.M. Pacific Standard time (not War Time).
Officers of AMORC will be in meditation in the Egyptian Shrine in
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