Rosicrucian Anthroposophical League

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Rosicrucian Anthroposophical League

The Rosicrucian Anthroposophical League was founded in 1932 by Samuel Richard Parchment (b. 1881), an astrologer and occultist who trained with Max Heindel. During the 1920s, Parchment became a leader in the Rosicrucian Fellowship, founded by Heindel, which published his early writings. However, he broke away from the fellowship after Heindel's death and formed an independent organization out of the former fellowship center in San Francisco. Parchment is best remembered as the author of a classic textbook, Astrology, Mundane and Spiritual, which was used by many astrologers not affiliated with the league and later reprinted by the American Federation of Astrologers. He also wrote a number of booklets that became league texts: The Just Law of Compensation; The Middle Path, the Safest; Ancient Operative Masonry; and Steps to Self-Mastery.

The league strove to investigate occult laws, to practice the brotherhood of man, to disseminate spiritual truth, and to facilitate the attainment of self-conscious immortality by its members. During Parchment's lifetime, league centers developed on both coasts, but in recent years little has been heard of it. Its present status is unknown. In the 1970s the New York League became the independent Ausar Auset Society.


Parchment, S. R. Ancient Operative Masonry. San Francisco: San Francisco CenterRosicrucian Fellowship, 1930.

. Astrology, Mundane and Spiritual. San Francisco: Anthroposophical Rosicrucian League, 1933.

. The Just Law of Compensation. San Francisco: San Francisco CenterRosicrucian Fellowship, 1932.

. Steps to Self-Mastery. Oceanside, Calif.: Fellowship Press, 1927.