Level One: Rosenkreutz and Goldenstone
The Rosicrucian and Goldenstonian Manifestoes, published in 1615, are the first recorded evidence of our secret society.
Filled with references to the Kabbalah, Hermeticism and Alchemy, they describe two men of great learning, esoteric understanding and healing power, named Rosenkreutz and Goldenstone, who founded the secret society two hundred years earlier, in 1398.
The author of the manifestoes, Lutheran theologian and mystic Johannes Valentine Andrae, claims to have discovered the tomb of these two men in London, in 1601, but the tomb was open and the men were still alive.
Rosenkreutz and Goldenstone had traveled to Egypt, where they studied the occult arts, and returned with the secret to immortality. We believe this secret to be the whereabouts of the Holy Grail.