For many years I’ve heard about a “Pyramid Park” near Quakertown, PA. I knew that it had something to do with a Rosicrucian organization in the area. One spring day a friend of mine was able to get permission from the organization to go out and visit it. From what he told me, the facility is quite extensive and located not far off Route 309. It’s run by an organization called the Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis. The facility is also hidden away in a very rocky part of the state. When the founder bought the land, he must have received a great deal on it because it’s covered by huge rocks and boulders. Even the local houses have their yards hacked out in bedrock. It is surprising how few people seem to know about it.
Here is some information on the organization which runs the facility:
“The Fraternitas Rosae Crucis teaches that there is one God, the Creator and source of all. That within each of us is buried a particle of the Divine element, a Divine Spark, of and from God. This celestial spark is our soul. Furthermore, God gave us the gift of free will and the opportunity to either diminish or grow this tiny spark by our mode of life; by our thoughts, desires and actions. To develop this celestial soul spark, we must transmute (change) our lower nature and increase the feeling of love within our being. The end result of our efforts is to build this soul spark into a glorious, conscious Soul that forms a direct link between the individual and God. This state of spiritual development is termed Soul Consciousness or Soul Illumination. Illumination of the Soul is symbolized by the fully bloomed rose in the center of the cross of transmutation, the Rosy Cross. The mission of the Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis is to guide individuals, one by one, on the Path toward the ultimate of their Divine Inheritance, Soul Consciousness followed by God Consciousness.”
Pictures of the trip are contained in gallery. Click on the link to go there.
I would love to say more about the FRC, but my friend tells me there was no one around to greet him when he made an appearance. As he’d showed up unannounced, that was not too surprising. The facility seems to be part of a larger complex with a natural healing clinic nearby. There is also a church on site, which you can see in the photographs, but it is only open on Sunday morning when the service is at 11 AM. There seemed to be a lot of things scheduled that day, but everyone was in doors, with the exception of some landscapers working on the property. There was no signs for visitors, so he walked over the property and took photographs of the buildings.
Any explanation on the Rosicrucians would take too much space for this simple article. So, from the ever useful Wikipedia:
“Rosicrucianism is a philosophical secret society said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology ‘built on esoteric truths of the ancient past’, which “concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm. Rosicrucianism is symbolized by the Rosy Cross or Rose Cross.
Between 1607 and 1616, two anonymous manifestos were published, first in Germany and later throughout Europe.These were the Fama Fraternitatis RC (The Fame of the Brotherhood of RC) and the Confessio Fraternitatis (The Confession of the Brotherhood of RC). The influence of these documents, presenting a ‘most laudable Order’ of mystic-philosopher-doctors and promoting a “Universal Reformation of Mankind”, gave rise to an enthusiasm called by its historian Dame Frances Yates the ‘Rosicrucian Enlightenment’.”
Most of the buildings have no sign out in front, so you need to go to their website to find out about them. I won’t go into the different Rosicrucian orders because that would start a flame war of the worst kind. I will say that the pictures of this one are very impressive. Most secret orders, outside the Freemasons, have a hard time renting a storefront, where this place has impressive buildings made out of local stone. I note that it dates back to the turn of the last century.
If you are in the area, it’s a good idea to stop and take a visit of it. Do contact them in advance. Perhaps you’ll get an actual tour if you don’t show up unannounced.