I read with interest the latest edition of Freemasonry Today. In it there is an article about the above subject. What amazed me was that Keith Jackson states that in Dec 1866 William James Hughan and Robert Wentworth Little travelled to Edinburgh to have the various grades of the order conferred upon them by Anthony O'Neal Haye. This happened over several months and as Jackson says "thereby empowering them to propagate a society of Rosicrucians beyond the borders of Scotland." I was always of the impression that the SRIS was a product of the SRIA, in a similar liking to the Secret Monitor and the KTP, i.e, of English origin,(within the UK). Has anyone heard of any other information regarding the early history of this order. I'm not yet a member of the SRIS, hopefully next year.
When you are made a Zelator, you should be presented with a Book called the History of the SRIA or its equivalent for the SRIS which covers the history, I am trying to look out my copy (I've put it somewhere safe!).
You probably know that the SRIA/SRIS are completely integrated, and abide by exactly the same constituions.
There is nothing more easy than to come to the gate of truth; there is nothing more difficult than to enter it. This applies to most of the wise of this world.
Does anyone know of a SRIA presence in the south west of england. I really wanted to find more about the GD but have been reccommended SRIA as well,. I would grateful for any info. Or is there a masonic order that is similar in content. Thanks