"AMORC Unmasked" is the sequel to "The Prisoner of San Jose", Pierre Freeman's exposure of the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC), a group he believes is a dangerous mind control cult.
"AMORC Unmasked" takes the reader on a journey through AMORC's voluminous correspondence courses, offering Freeman's own personal comments along the way.
AMORC turns out to be wackier than I expected. They promise their members supernatural powers of clairvoyance, precognition and telepathy. They even believe that they can somehow mentally influence UN and NATO leaders. One AMORC exercise is about entering meditative communion with...Mars. The order also teaches various hallucinatory techniques which make the members believe that they are having out of body experiences, travelling to other dimensions, etc. More mundane meditation exercises are also taught.
When I read "Prisoner of San Jose", I was somewhat incredulous and wrote a relatively negative review of the book. This book shows more clearly that AMORC are crazy, weird and cultish. In the final analysis, it doesn't really matter whether these people are "mind controlled" or simply delude themselves. Brooding over your own demons cannot be healthy by any standard.
Interestingly, Freeman still has a New Age, spiritual outlook on things. He believes that AMORC follows something he calls the Paradigm of the Magician, while he himself wish to tread the path of true mysticism and merger with the Divine. At times, he seems unsure whether AMORC's supernatural powers are bogus, or whether they actually work, but for evil ends. "AMORC Unmasked" therefore occasionally sounds like an in-house polemic between two different schools of esoteric thought. Freeman does seem reasonably sure, however, that AMORC's ancient credentials are made up.
This book isn't intended for general readers, and can get extremely tedious after a while. However, it might be of interest to cult-watchers and anti-cult groups, due to its detailed and almost encyclopaedic treatment of AMORC's secret teachings.