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Who are we?

The Societas Italica Rosae+Crucis was born in a fervid epoch in which the astrological constitutions and the mystical and esoteric influences appeared propitious in externalizing the constitution of the Rosicrucian brotherhood in the world of natural appearances.


We remember the dear Frater

Renato "Bennu" di Cagliari
IX° Magus

of the Societas Italica Rosae+Crucis

who suddenly left us today, January 7, 2021.

We thank the dear Frater for his commitment in spreading the Rosicrucian light

in his beloved island of Sardinia.

The task of the Elder Brothers is to facilitate the philosophical and initiatory path by welcoming those who with great serenity, desire and inner impulse are guided to evolution.


The Brother and Sister who intensely rejoin the Mystic Union of Rosicrucians under this Italian Society, allows the outer and inner ascent of the various philosophical, hermetic and alchemical degrees, using their own crucible of the Heart, of Free Spontaneity, of the correct vision to obtain the Reintegration, so dear to the Past Masters, to the Watchmen and Guardians of the Door, who assist together with the Spiritual Powers the path of the Human Species.


Charged with a strong internalization, the Rosicrucian brother moves in the presence of the Most High, carrying out his work of transmutation.


Nigredo, first immutable stage, saturated transformer of the matter, makes our ego die, waiting for the beauty of the Morning Dawn, white Sun, Albedo of the soul, which, strong from its rebirth, completes its work in the noontide in which the Sun, radiating its golden light, maturing in its forces, arouses the arcane sacrifice in the Red, Rubedo miracle of the renewed matter, multiplier then of immutable wisdom, Divine Strength.


This esoteric form of alchemical elaboration should be a cue to our condition of belonging to the Rosicrucian Brotherhood, not only in this world as it is manifested.


The Societas Italica Rosae+Crucis is also this, an outward manifestation of the heart of the Rose blossomed on the Cross, which cannot be perpetuated only in words but must be lived inwardly among the members of this ancient Tradition, who silently walk beside their fellows in this manifestation.

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The Societas Italica Rosae + Crucis was born in March 2017 in Fresonara (Alessandria), with members from other esoteric and Masonic realities. The first Temple is dedicated to the Venetian alchemist Federico Gualdi (ca. 1600-1690). The initiative met with a favorable echo in the Rosicrucian world, and starting from the seed placed in the first Federico Gualdi temple in Fresonara, several Temples were born in different Italian regions and in the world within two years.

In Italy he is present with the Tommaso Benci Temple of Rome, Virgilio Mago of Catanzaro, Giuseppe Francesco Borri of San Benedetto del Tronto, Tommaso Campanella of Naples, Vincenzo Soro of Cagliari, Stanislas de Guaita Bassano del Grappa, Robert Ambelain of Cagliari, Ishtar of Cherasco, Novalis from Rossano Calabro, Gabriello Chiabrera from Savona, Lumen Cordium from Brescia.


In the world it is present with the Collegium Hibernia in Dublin (Ireland), the Collegium Helvetia in Ticino (Switzerland), the Collegium Summum Bonum in Cagayan de Oro (Philippines), the Collegium Mu in Manila (Philippines), the Collegium Hispania in Las Palmas (Spain), the Collegium Luigi Alamanni in Moscow (Russia), the Collegium Germania in Berlin (Germany), the Collegium Opus Magnum in Porto Alegre (Brazil), the Collegium Macedonia (Macedonia), and the American Collegium in New York ( USA).


The Societas defines itself as an independent esoteric Christian order, not connected to any Masonic obedience, which cultivates the Rosicrucian tradition, with particular reference to the cenacle that had operated in Italy in the seventeenth century under the guidance of Federico Gualdi with the patronage of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689), exiled to Rome, to which Giuseppe Francesco Borri (1627-1695), Francesco Maria Santinelli (1727-1697), Massimiliano Savelli Palombara (1614-1685) would belong.


The conditions for belonging to the order, which is open to men and women as well as to Freemasons and non-Masons, are the age of majority and the declaration of recognizing the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ as redeemer.


The order proposes an initiatory system in nine degrees, which distinguishes a First Order, with the four degrees of Zelator, Theoricus, Practicus and Philosopus; a Second Order, with the three degrees of Adeptus Minor, Adeptus Major and Adeptus Exemptus; and a Third Order, with two degrees of Magister Templi and Magus. The ritual ceremonies include a Celebrant, an Exponent, a Suffragant, a Guardian of the Threshold and four "Ancients", named according to the alchemical elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. The Societas is run by a Supremus Magus, “primus inter pares”, assisted by a college of twelve Magi. The Supremus Magus designates his successor as well as the other members of the hierarchy.


In addition to the member's desire and hierarchical decision, the transition to a higher degree requires the writing of a short essay written on a subject that falls within the scope of Western esotericism. Once in the Second Order, research tasks are assigned aimed at expanding esoteric knowledge which are then shared among the members of the Societas. The time interval for the passage of degree in the First Order is about one year, while in the Second Order it is about two, up to the degree of Adeptus Exemptus, which can only be conferred after a path of at least seven years, being a member active of the Societas. The degrees of the Third Order are administrative and conferred by the unanimous decision of whoever is already a member. As the members progress through the internal degrees of the order, they are invited to be part of other orders of the Western tradition, especially Rosicrucian, which are part of the initiatory deposit of the Societas.


The Societas recommends and promotes the study of all branches of Western esotericism: alchemy, spagyria, astrology, cabala, and so on, cultivated in the light of Christianity, interpreted in an esoteric sense. Furthermore, the Supremus Magus of the Societas is the Sovereign Grand Master of the Martinist Order Aurei Philosophi, whose path is carried out in parallel with that of the Societas.

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The Temples of the Societas Italica Rosae + Crucis and of the orders connected to it, are present in Northern, Central and Southern Italy, as well as in the world:


N. 1 Federico Gualdi of Fresonara

N. 2 Tommaso Benci of Rome

N. 3 Niccolò Leoniceno - Collegium Hibernia (Ireland)

N. 4 Virgil Magus of Catanzaro

N. 5 Mu of Manila (Philippines)

N. 6 Summum Bonum of Cagayan de Oro (Philippines)

N. 7 Gian Giorgio Trissino of Ticino - Collegium Helvetia (Switzerland)

N. 8 Luigi Alamanni of Moscow (Russia)

N. 9 S. Speroni of Las Palmas - Collegium Hispania (Spain)

N. 10 Giuseppe Francesco Borri San Benedetto del Tronto

N. 11 Paracelsus of Berlin - Collegium Germany (Germany)

No. 12 Tommaso Campanella of Naples

N. 13 Opus Magnum of Porto Alegre (Brasil)

N. 14 Vincenzo Soro of Cagliari

N. 15 Stanislas de Guaita Bassano del Grappa

No. 16 Robert Ambelain of Cagliari

No. 17 Ishtar of Cherasco

N. 18 Cesare Aretusi - Collegium Macedonia (Macedonia)

N. 19 Novalis by Rossano Calabro

N. 20 Antonio Somai of New York - American Collegium (USA)

N. 21 Gabriello Chiabrera of Savona

N. 22 Lumen Cordium of Brescia

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