Thursday, April 5, 2012
Why no name change for this RC reformation?
One of the questions that I often kick around is: How much change has to happen before a Order becomes a new Order?
Is changing the Grade Signs enourgh?
The Oath of Obligation?
The ultimate secret?
The focus of the system?
At what point in time, do the changes add up to a new Order? When does an Order have to adapt a new name because it is no longer the old Order?
Looking over the history of the Rosicrucian periodic reformations, we see the rituals change, the focus change, and we ALWAYS see a name change. Except for this time. This time, we saw the group claiming the reformation trademark the name and change everything else. Why?
The entire system has been changed (to keep the Current and Tradition pure from traitors to the system), but they are still using the same old name. And when one starts to kick around the possible reasons, well, I can't think of a good reason for the old name to be used with what is essentially a brand-new system.
Could it be that the Rosicrucian reformation is actually happening in another group? Could it be that the Golden Dawn is not where the reformation is happening?
It is something to think about.