The Rosicrucian Chant — Herb Ernst, F.R.C.

           The Rosicrucian Chant is presented to every AMORC student at the beginning of the studies — to be sung, hummed, played either internally in the heart/mind or even externally in physicality if circumstances allow, when the member is in the home Sanctum, in Convocation, or wherever the need or desire arises.
          However, not everyone manifests musicianship and if one does, the opportunity to sing or play is sometimes elusive.  An alternative is to play a recording.  However, in the new world of digital music, a contemporary recording of The Rosicrucian Chant is difficult to find, as I’m sure some of you already know.
          I actually recorded a version of The Rosicrucian Chant in the 1980’s that perhaps some of you may have encountered in your association with AMORC, but as music recording technologies and artistic sensibilities have changed, it occurred to me that it was time for another expression of this most heartfelt music.  This was the motivation for the recording of several intuitive variations of this eternal song, used not just for simple entertainment but more importantly, as a tool for resonating, communing and communicating with the Inner Self and the energies of Celestial Sanctum.
          The first version is the traditional interpretation of The Rosicrucian Chant, taken directly from the sheet music itself.  The three variations that follow are recordings of intuitive performances, played from the heart from a spiritual perspective — with regard for metronomic exactitude and musical structures held only in secondary — or even tertiary — importance.
          With today’s technology, these recordings can be played separately, linked together or looped separately or together, in any order that you wish – whatever you need to facilitate going to the spiritual place you want or need to be.
          Please understand that this music is Rosicrucian in origin – inspired, composed, played, recorded and presented by members of AMORC, which holds all international copyrights.  I ask that you honor this sacred trust and keep it within the bounds of the Order.
          — Herb Ernst, F.R.C.

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