Societas Rosicruciana In Anglia

Province of New Zealand

Dr. Robert William Felkin, 1853-1926
(Frater Finem Respice)

Felkin College is named after Dr. Robert Felkin.

Dr. Felkin was a member of the :-

  • British Medical Society
  • Royal Geographical Society (1884)
  • Royal Geographical Society (Scotland)
  • Anthropological Society
  • Ethnological Society (Germany)

Medical Graduate Heidelberg (Marburg) University 1885.


Dr.Robert Felkin - 1853-1926


Medical Graduate Edinburgh University 1884.

He joined the Scottish Lodge of the Theosophical Society in 1886. Was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Stella Matutina, the Smaragdum Thalasses and was Grand Master of the Ordo Tabulae Rotundae.

Dr. Felkin was a founder member of the Guild of St. Raphael in 1915.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary’s Chapel) No.1,S.C. in 1907. Dr Felkin joined the S.R.I.A. in 1907. Dr. W. Westcott (then) Supreme Magus appointed him an inspector for Australasia, but it would seem that he never exercised his duties in New Zealand.

Robert Felkin was an Explorer, Missionary, expert on tropical medicine, a mystic, and magician. He knew Livingstone the Explorer, and Gordon of Khartoum.

With his wife and daughter ran the Smaragdum Thalasses at 'Whare Ra' in Havelock North after his death.

Dr Felkin is buried with his wife and daughter in the Havelock North Cemetery (New Zealand) facing 'Whare Ra'.

An additional biography of Dr. R.W. Felkin
by V.W.Fra. Ken Edney VIIº
follows on Page 2

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