SRIA – St. Anselm No 36

Aims and Objectives of the Society

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.”

Thus the object of the society is to bring together Freemasons of a 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 the philosophy, the Hermetic Sciences 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.