In spite of Mr. Wake's claim, \"The Real History of the Rosicrucians\"still remains to be written, at any rate in the English language. Thebook he has published under this name is merely a superficial study ofthe question largely composed of reprints of Rosicrucian pamphletsaccessible to any student. Mr. Wigston and Mrs. Pott merely echo Mr.Waite. Thus everything that has been published hitherto consists in therepetition of Rosicrucian legends or in unsubstantiated theorizings ontheir doctrines. What we need are facts. We want to know who were theearly Rosicrucians, when the Fraternity originated, and what were itsreal aims. These researches must be made, not by an occultist weavinghis own theories into the subject, but by a historian free from anyprejudices for or against the Order, capable of weighing evidence andbringing a judicial mind to bear on the material to be found in thelibraries of the Continent--notably the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal inParis. Such a work would be a valuable contribution to the history ofsecret societies in our country. It was above all Freemasonry [says Findel], which--because it falsely held itself to be a daughter of Templarism--took the greatest pains to represent the Order of the Templars as innocent and therefore free from all mystery. For this purpose not only legends and unhistorical facts were brought forward, but manœuvres were also resorted to in order to suppress the truth. The masonic reverers of the Temple Order bought up the whole edition of the Actes du Procès of Moldenhawer, because this showed the guilt of the Order; only a few copies reached the booksellers.... Already several decades before ... the Freemasons in their unhistorical efforts had been guilty of real forgery. Dupuy had published his History of the Trial of the Templars as early as 1654 in Paris, for which he had made use of the original of the Actes du Procès, according to which the guilt of the Order leaves no room for doubt..