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Welcome to Volume 10 of the Rose+Croix Journal!

Now entering its twelfth year, the Rose+Croix Journal has established itself as a source of philosophic and esoteric literature, having recently been nominated for inclusion in a database used by research libraries across the globe. Another point of interest: our team of forty-four editors and staff is among the largest volunteer teams in the recent history of the Rosicrucian Order.

The Rose+Croix Journal is an international, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on topics that relate to the sciences, history, the arts, mysticism, and spirituality, especially transdisciplinary topics that traverse and lie beyond the limits of different fields of study. 

This issue features the following papers:

  • “Searching for the Cosmic Quintessence: How Alchemists Meditated in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” by Dennis William Hauck, Ph.D.
  • “Preliminary Experiments on Contact Healing, Breathing Exercises, Sounds and Their Responses” by the Sixth Degree Research Team, Rosicrucian Order, AMORC (Hugh McCague, Ph.D. and Bryan Young, M.D. with contributions from Donna Bella, Shelley Higgins, Wendy Keslick, Nosa Orobaton, and Dave Stein)
  • “The Non-dual Root of Science and Religion” by Thomas J. McFarlane, M.A., M.S.
  • “Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Secret of the Holy Grail” by Douglas J. Meyer, B.A.
  • “Cardiovascular Disease in the Western World—an Overlooked Risk Factor” by Raymond A. Schep, D.Sc.

These papers successfully explore our subject areas and transdisciplinary topics and expand our understanding of the natural laws around us. The abstracts for each of the papers are published in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

Also included on the Journal’s website are tools for dissertation searches, research links, archival documents of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, and information on how to submit a paper. The submission deadline for the Rose+Croix Journal is February 15 each year, however, authors are encouraged to submit their papers for the peer-review process as soon as they are ready. Both Rosicrucian members and non-members are invited to submit papers for consideration.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers working on the Rose+Croix Journal, please let us know. All areas and levels of expertise are welcome including reviewers, translators, copy editors, and proofreaders. 


Christian Bernard
Executive Editor


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“The alchemists sought to actually work with the transcendental powers during meditation to bring the transformative powers from the divine mind directly into their practical work in the lab and their personal work in the inner laboratory of their souls.”
- Dennis William Hauck, in “Searching for the Cosmic Quintessenc