To afford mutual aid and encouragement in working out the great problems of Life; and in searching out the secrets of Nature; to facilitate the study of the system of Philosophy founded upon the Kabalah and the doctrine of Hermes Trismegitus, which was inculcated by the original Fratres Rosae Crucis, 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.
For what we presage is not gross
For we be brethren of the Rosie Cross;
We have the Mason word and second sight,
Thanks for to come we can foretell aright.
Henry Adamson 1638