Ordo Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis
(Order of Rose of Ruby and Cross of Gold)
The second order or level of the Hermetic Order of the Golden
Dawn, usually known by the initials R. R. et A. C. It included
the grades of zelator adeptus minor, theoricus adeptus
minor, adeptus major, and adeptus exemtis. The group was
formed in 1892 by S. L. M. Macgregor Mathers, with William
W. Westcott as Chief Adept.
It was kept secret from some members of the Golden Dawn
and accessible only to those who had passed through the basic
four grades. The R. R. et A. C. gave instructions in ritual magic.
The poet, W. B. Yeats was initiated into the 5°=6° grade January
20–21, 1893. During later controversies in 1901, Yeats privately
published a pamphlet titled Is the R. R. et A. C. to Remain
a Magical Order
Sources
Harper, George Mills. Yeat’s Golden Dawn. Wellingsborough,
Northamptonshire, UK Aquarian Press, 1974.
King, Francis. The Rites of Modern Occult Magic. New York
Macmillan Co., 1970.
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Ordo Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis
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Yeats, William Butler. Is the R. R. et A. C. to Remain a Magical
Order Privately printed, 1901.