2021/2022 Programme

of the Metropolitan Study Group

20 November 2021

Eight Material Elements of Nature - Frater O. O.

Those of you that would like to attend the meeting in person are welcome to join in at the Atlantis Bookshop from 2pm onwards. Spaces will be limited to about twelve people and will be filled on a first come basis, latecomers will be able to join remotely nearby.

18 December 2021

The Incredible Life of Ioan Petru Culianu - Frater S. E. C.

Those of you that would like to attend the meeting IN PERSON are welcome to join Frater Goulder in the Atlantis Bookshop at 1:30pm for a session of lively esoteric discourse before and after the main presentation. Frater Goulder will lead a discussion on ‘The purpose of pantomime and the hidden meaning of Snow White and Puss in Boots’.The Atlantis Bookshop, (the oldest family run occult bookshop in London), is the spiritual home of the Metropolitan Study Group - (49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LY).The Metropolitan Study Group has been meeting in-person for approximately 100 years, and is an open forum for almost every aspect of esoteric, philosophical and metaphysical subject matter.The main presentation will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday 18th December 2021, and will feature a paper by Frater S.E.C. entitled, "The Incredible Life of Ioan Petru Culianu".These spirited and passionate discussions, echo our original Rosicrucian predecessors, (often concluding, as they did historically, in an old London tavern around closing time…)

15 January 2022

The Gold und Rosenkreuzer Order - Ian Gladwin of

Ian Gladwin is one of a small group who have worked together to create and build which is probably the foremost online resource of knowledge and information about the Rosicrucian Tradition and their modern successors.
Ian will be sharing with us current research that he has been undertaking in a presentation that he is has entitled ‘The Gold and Rosenkreuzer Order’.  Much of what he will be talking about is not widely known and will almost certainly be new to you

19 February 2022

Alchemy in India: The Tamil Siddhar Texts and Local Traditions - Bro. Rejis Emmanuel

19 March 2022

Salon Rose Croix - full programme to be announced

16 April 2022

Presentation by Bro. Philip Clarke

21 May 2022

Explorations in Practical Rosicrucianism: Conjuring the Planetary Intelligences - Frater Robert Gordon

18 June 2022

The 72 Names of God - Frater Richard Shelly

16 July 2022

The Twelve Stones of the Apocalypse - Frater Pascal Gregoire

17 September 2022

Death: How and When to Die - Frater Joe O'Brien

15 October 2022

Reflections on Alchemy - Frater Jedediah French

19 November 2022

Roots of Rosicrucianism in 14th-century Europe - Jack Kausch

17 December 2022

The Winter Solstice - Meditation guided by Frater Cheyne Towers

If you are interested in attending any of the events listed above, or receive more information on new dates and topics as they become available, please sign up to our mailing list and details will be circulated for each meeting date.

From its foundation by the Metropolitan College, the Metropolitan Study Group has always understood that its purpose is to seek truth and perfection, and thereby heal our fellow men and women, and the world in which we live.

From 1976 until February 2020, our meetings were held in the headquarters of our Society at Stanfield Hall in Hampstead, London.

With the sale of this property, we sought a new location to provide an appropriate setting for the work that we hope to do in the future. Our search has now been completed and we will use premises at the Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, from October 2021. This location has had a particularly close association with many of those people linked with the story of the Metropolitan College and will provide a sympathetic environment for its Study Group.

Our experience from the recent programme of Zoom meetings and the publication of our Pamphlets, is that there is a desire from our members for a greater range of contributions at our meetings. For example, by including presentations that blend papers and online content, meditations, music and performance.

In this manner, we will be providing a range of events that aim to offer a variety of experiences and formats, building upon the strengths of different environments both online and in person. From our online study groups that continue to build in popularity; through to our Rosicrucian Salons that bring together different experiential and artistic mediums; and in future also workshops that help people develop areas of interest most relevant to the Rosicrucian tradition.

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