Sodalitas Rosae Crucis
– Membership – Temples – Finances – Leadership – Circles –
The goal of the S.R.C. is to guide each candidate towards transcendence of the boundaries of matter and rediscovery of his/her spiritual origin, with the object of becoming more than human, and to provide such a solid foundation that the candidate succeeds in full contact with his/her Holy Guardian Angel.
The Order shall guide the candidate towards the recognition of “The Royal Secret”: the truth which dissolves, unites and reveals all mysteries of Heaven and Earth.
The Order shall deepen the understanding of, and instruct members in, the classical and traditional Western Mysteries, as follows:
- Ritual magic
- Gnosticism and Christian mysticism
- Hermeticism and Alchemy
These traditions shall be transmitted in their intellectual, magical and mystical aspects.
The work and initiations of the S.R.C. is integrated with the Theosophical Apostolic RC minor ordinations. In each elemental grade, the magical work relates to the element in question (invocations of elemental and zodiacal forces), but also planetary work starts at the 2°=9° level. Increasing with each grade, members are encouraged to modify and develop personal ritual structures. Basic structure for the magical work follows:
|Grade||Element||Zodiacal forces||Planetary forces|
|1°=10°||Earth||Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn|
|2°=9°||Air||Gemini, Libra, Aquarius||Luna, Saturn|
|3°=8°||Water||Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces||Mercury, Jupiter|
|4°=7°||Fire||Aries, Leo, Sagittarius||Venus, Mars|
|Portal||Spirit & sub-elements||Sol|
All members are given an individual tutor, who follows the process in more detail throughout the grades. The tutor for any neophyte is at least of the 2°=9° grade.
Before advancement into the S.S.A., each candidate must learn, interpret and understand the grades and mysteries of the Order from the following perspectives:
From this it should be quite clear that we put a totally different emphasis on the elemental grades than the Golden Dawn tradition normally does. A candidate who enters into the S.S.A. as an adeptus minor is, after this training and work, by all means taking his or her first steps as an adept in the truest sense of the word.