July 3 is Rosa Mundi or Rose of the World day in the Palestinian Christian Calendar.
This day has its roots in Rosicrucian mythology (a 17th century secret society rooted in Christian mysticism that has influenced many aspects of modern life including Freemasonry.
Esoterically, the Rose is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge with the Rose of the World as a synonym for Pax Cultura, peace through culture. Daniil Andreev, the Russian mystic and poet, saw Rose of the World as a sign of the future age of Mother of the World, a New spiritual and idealized Age of Aquarius.
So now, when you look at a red rose you can see it as a meditation on an ideal new age to come and the dream of world peace and a new awakening.
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