“The aim of the Society is to afford mutual aid and encouragement in working out the great problems of Life, and in discovering the Secrets of Nature; to facilitate the study of the system of Philosophy founded upon the Kabbalah and the doctrines of Hermes Trismegistus, which was inculcated by the original Fratres Rosae Crucis of Germany, A.D. 1450; and to investigate the meaning and symbolism of all that now remains of the wisdom, art and literature of the Ancient World.”
Ordinances of the Society
Thus the object of the society is to bring together Freemasons of philosophical outlook in order that they may afford aid and encouragement to each other in the pursuit of their own studies in the field of philosophy and scholarship in the widest sense. Ultimately, the Society’s object is to bring its members a few steps nearer to wisdom and an understanding of the true nature of reality.
Members are encouraged to read original papers or extracts from the works of others and to join in the discussions that arise. Members should be prepared, not only to take part in the Grade ceremonies, but also to listen and learn and, by study and giving to others the results of that study, to take an active part in working out the great problems of life and understanding the wisdom, art and literature of the Ancient World.
The Rosicrucian Fraternity is dedicated mainly to the education of spiritual, philosophical and ethical truths of the highest level.
Members have researched and presented papers on diverse subjects including Number Symbolism, Alchemy, Artificial Intelligence, Shamanism &c as well as biographies of eminent philosophers of Science, Esotericism and Mysticism.
The High Council of the Society has a valuable library of some three thousand volumes at its premises at Stanfield Hall in London, which is accessible to members of the Society. Members of Colleges outside London who wish to borrow books from the library may do so through their College High Council Representative.