The Rosicrucian Tradition began in Germany with the publication of its first anonymous manifesto at Cassel in 1614, the Fama Fraternitatis. This document was circulated privately in manuscript form for a few years prior to its printing. A second document was printed, the Confessio Fraternitatis, in 1615. These manifestoes set off a flurry of letters and essays from both apologists and detractors. Many mystical orders and organizations have sprung up over the years since with some claiming to be the real Rosicrucians. The original authors have remained anonymous to this day.