rose---croix

Erik Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925)

French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, Surrealism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Sonneries de la rose + croix. Erik Satie. Paris: E. Dupré, [189?] 

From: Manly P Hall “The Secret Teachings of All The Ages”

“The pelican feeding its young from a self-inflicted wound in its own breast is accepted as an appropriate symbol of both sacrifice and resurrection. To the Christian Mystic the pelican signifies Christ, who saved humanity (the baby birds) through the sacrifice of His own blood. The pelican may also be considered as representative of the Sun, whose rays (blood) are the life of the seven philosophical planets depicted as the pelican’s brood. In the Mysteries, the pelican represents the resurrection of the candidate from the dead. The mother bird signifies those divine institutions which passes the secret doctrine, which is the spiritual life of man." 

"It was the ancient belief that three days after the father pelican had killed his own young, the mother resurrected them by wounding herself and permitting her blood to flow over their bodies. In Masonic symbolism the blood of the pelican stands for the Secret Work by which man is ‘raised’ from the slavery of ignorance to the condition of freedom conferred by wisdom. As the Rose Croix degree is based upon Rosicrucian and Hermetic symbolism, it follows that the pelican represents one of the vessels in which the experiments of alchemy are performed, and its blood that mysterious tincture by which the base metals (the young baby birds) are transmuted into spiritual gold." 

"Both the rose and the pelican signify the highest expression of human and divine affection. The love of the mother bird for her young typifies the emotion of the Creator for those creatures which He fashioned during the Seven Sacred Days. The word, 'Rose’ is a simple anagram, for from the rearrangement of its letters is derived the word 'Eros’ – the name of the Greek god of love.”
Kamijo - Rose Croix (Romaji & English)

I had some time to make a fast translation that’s why I will post it here and only Romaji and English, since actually I’m out and believe me or not, I did this one by ear in notebook(^^;)
Since I post it via smartphone please, forgive me typos…

ROMAJI
The Empire.
Salute the Flag! Invasion juujika no moto

Onfall of Roses, bara yo sakihokore!

Koko ni wa toki nado nai, towa no rakuen
Kokoro wo ryoudo to suru, utsukushiki teikoku

Hitomi ni wa utsuranai kokkyou wo koete
Yuuga naru yami no naka tomo ni odorou

Geijutsu to iu na no buki wo te ni iretara
Damask no hanabira ga akidasu

Rose Croix hokoritakaki, Rose Croix bara juuji wo kakage
Rose Croix mayou hodo ni kimi wa utsukushii, Rose Croix sono kokoro no
Rose Croix kanashimi wo ubaou, Rose Croix bara no you ni kimi wa utsukushiku naru

Shisen ni reigai wa naku, aruku hitobito wo ou

Ah, gozen reiji no kane de jigazou ga ugokidasu
Kimi wo motomete

Geijutsu to iu na no kishi wo hikitsurete
Damask rose no tobira yo hirake!

Rose Croix hokoritakaki, Rose Croix bara juuji wo kakage
Rose Croix mayou hodo ni kimi wa utsukushii, Rose Croix sono kokoro no
Rose Croix yorokobi mo ubaou, Rose Croix bara no you ni kimi wa utsukushiku naru

ENGLISH

The Empire.
Salute the Flag! Invasion under the Cross

Onfall of Roses, dear Roses - bloom majestically!

There is no such thing as time in here
In this eternal paradise
I will turn my heart into my territory
Into empire of beauty

Crossing the borders, which can’t be seen with one’s eyes
Let’s dance together in graceful darkness

If I take in hands the weapon of my reputation called art
Damask petals will open

Rose Croix proud, Rose Croix put up the rose cross
Rose Croix you’re so beautiful that I lose my mind for you, Rose Croix let’s steal the sadness
Rose Croix of this heart, Rose Croix you’re becoming as beautiful as roses

Without exceptions in your eyes you follow walking people

Ah, when the bell rings the midnight’s coming my portrait begins to move
Searching for you

Taking along the knight of my reputation called art
Door of Damask Roses, open!

Rose Croix proud, Rose Croix put up the rose cross
Rose Croix you’re so beautiful that I lose my mind for you, Rose Croix let’s steal also happiness
Rose Croix of this heart, Rose Croix you’re becoming as beautiful as roses