The Societas Rosicruciana is an independent Masonic body, unaffiliated with any of the organizations or individuals listed below. However, we recognize that the true Rosicrucian Order is a state of mind, not any single organization. One becomes a Rosicrucian: one does not join the Rosicrucians. These links are provided as a service for those wishing to learn more about the Great Work, but their inclusion here is neither a recommendation nor an endorsement.
Membership, which is by invitation, is predicated on Masonic affiliation as well as a profession of Christian faith, with its membership restricted to 72 members per College. The Society is not merely another degree of Freemasonry which may be acquired, and it exists outside of the normal "workings" of the Craft.
The Masonic qualification assures the membership that the neophyte has given proof of that fidelity and privacy which characterizes a member of that Fraternity, and it will be noted that a certain community outlook and understanding among the members (called Fratres) is necessary.
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