Objectives of the Society
The Society’s mission is to provide mutual support and encouragement in unraveling life’s profound mysteries and uncovering Nature’s secrets. We aim to facilitate the study of the philosophy rooted in the Kabbalah and the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, as propagated by the original Fratres Rosae Crucis of Germany, A.D. 1450. We strive to explore the meaning and symbolism of the remnants of the wisdom, art, and literature of the Ancient World.
The Society’s purpose is to unite Freemasons with a philosophical mindset to aid and inspire each other in their philosophical and scholarly pursuits. Ultimately, our goal is to bring our members closer to wisdom and a deeper understanding of reality.
Members are encouraged to present original papers or excerpts from others’ works and participate in ensuing discussions. Members should be ready to engage in Grade ceremonies, listen, learn, and actively contribute to unraveling life’s mysteries and understanding the wisdom, art, and literature of the Ancient World through study and sharing. The Rosicrucian Fraternity primarily focuses on imparting spiritual, philosophical, and ethical truths of the highest caliber.
Members have researched and presented papers on a variety of subjects, including Number Symbolism, Alchemy, Artificial Intelligence, Shamanism, and more, as well as biographies of eminent philosophers of Science, Esotericism, and Mysticism. The Society’s High Council maintains a valuable library of approximately three thousand volumes held at United GRand Lodge in London, accessible to Society members. Members of Colleges outside London can borrow books from the library through their College High Council Representative.
The philosophy of the Rosicrucian Fraternity is based on the aspirations of its legendary founder, Christian Rosencreutz, a German nobleman with monastic education who sought to bring the ancient knowledge he acquired in the East back to the West. After facing resistance and mockery across Europe, he retreated to Germany, where he established the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross.
Initially a secret Order, the Rosicrucians emerged 120 years after the Founder’s death as an established but ‘invisible’ Fraternity (around the same time as the rise of Speculative Freemasonry) at the turn of the 17th century. The publication of the two manifestos: the Fama Fraternitatis and the Confessio Fraternitatis in Germany in 1614/15 invited all of Europe’s learned to join them in an educational, moral, and scientific reformation of society. Rosicrucianism has always been focused on the individual and fraternal pursuit of divine enlightenment for the benefit of the individual and society.
Like Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism promotes the fellowship of Man and understanding of his place in Creation. The spiritual journey of understanding one’s relationship with the Creator is uniquely individual, but it doesn’t have to be solitary. Guidance or encouragement from an adept or someone who has traversed a similar path can be beneficial.
The original Brethren of the Rose and Cross invited Europe’s learned to join them in a general reformation of learning and society; the S.R.I.A. now invites all Master Masons seeking further enlightenment to join our Society and participate in our fraternal assembly’s objectives: THE DIFFUSION OF LIGHT AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE.