Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA) is a freemasonic order in England and branch of the wider Societas Rosicruciana which began in Scotland. It was founded between 1865-67 by Robert Wentworth Little and is open only to Master Masons associated with a Grand Lodge recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England. The structure of the order largely derives from the Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross, an 18th century group in Germany. Three members of the Societas Rosicruciana founded the infamous Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
|| 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.
—Official Web Site of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia.