John Palo (1919-2002)
John Palo (February 27, 1919 - December 28, 2002), a native New Yorker,
was a chiropractic orthopedist and Rosicrucian mystic for more than
half a century. He was a kind
and loving man blessed with a great sense of
humor. Through group work, personal
contacts, and his
writings, he made many invaluable contributions to the Rosicrucian
movement. He was also a humanitarian, and the executive director of the
for Universal Freedom of Religion.
gifted and prolific writer, Dr Palo authored numerous articles, poems,
of his articles appeared in the Rosicrucian Digest in the 1940s-80s.
site presents some of Dr Palo's writings, to benefit readers
who may not have had the opportunity to gain access to them.
Hosted on this site:
Pray tell me of your bodies past,
But, first, do see what I do ask:
I seek not news of ancestry--
Of bodies in your family tree.
It's WHO YOU ARE I'd like to see--
Not members of your family.
Pray tell me of past bodies donned,
Of robes you've worn since early dawn.
It's you--your SELF--I'd like to see.
Your family tree is least to me.
In many bodies, habit we.
Each body tells me more of Thee
Than present body's history.
It's YOU I'd know--not what I see;
From corpse to corpse we do evolve,
And face the problems we're to solve.
So, seek not this in ancestry;
Our SOUL'S past has another tree.
This body's tree means least to me.
It's your past bodies I would see.
So tell me of your bodies past.
But, first, do
see what I do ask.
Dr John Palo