THE ROSE CIRCLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
October 4th, 2008 – 2nd Annual Conference
Location: Masonic Hall, 71 West 23rd St., New York, NY 10010
Join us for the 2nd Annual Rose Circle Conference. We will be presenting speakers from all over the world to further your Esoteric education. Current confirmed speakers include:
• Christopher McIntosh was born in England in 1943 and grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford and German at London University, later returning to Oxford to take a doctorate in history with a dissertation on the Rosicrucian revival in the context of the German Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment. After working in London in journalism and publishing he spent four years in New York as an information officer with the United Nations Development Programme, then moved to Germany to work for UNESCO. In parallel he has pursued a career as a writer and researcher specialising in the esoteric traditions.
His books include The Astrologers and their Creed (1969); Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival (1972); The Rosicrucians (latest edition 1997); The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason (1992), based on his D.Phil. dissertation; The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria (latest edition 2003); and Gardens of the Gods (2005). His fictional work includes the occult novel Return of the Tetrad published in Czech as Navrat Tetradi (1998).
He also has a long-standing interest in nature-oriented belief systems. He has lectured widely and is on the faculty of the distance M.A. programme in Western Esotericism at the University of Exeter, England. His home is in Bremen, North Germany. Mr McIntosh is a long-standing member of the Pilgrim Lodge No. 238, London. This is a very unusual lodge in that it was founded in 1779 by Germans living in London and still conducts its rituals in German. It also uses an unusual German working different from the regular English Emulation working.
• R. A. Gilbert, British author of numerous masonic, historical and rosicrucian books, journals and articles (most recently having co-authored ‘Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft” with John Hamill, Director of Communications for the United Grand Lodge of England. Bob Gilbert is England’s foremost book antiquarian. As former Librarian and Archivist to the SRIA, he became well known for his numerous contributions to Rosicrucian Scholarship. R. A. Gilbert is an expert on Freemasonry and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn & Christian Esoterica in general. He is a Past Prestonian Lecturer (1997) and former editor of Ars Quatuor Coronatorum (AQC) while currently serving as chairman of QCCC Ltd.