As has often been pointed out, by Dion Fortune and others, the need of our time is for scientists with occult training, and occultists with an adequate scientific background.
Illuminism is the Science of extended consciousness; parapsychology, psychic research, spiritualism and spiritism are rigidly factual in their basis. The last two are religionistic in their bearing, and the illuminism confirms their findings. Philosophy integrates the total of human knowledge; and, as for science, every fact available to mankind is its actual or potential concern.
All these are interrelated as intimately as are the faces of a cube, or root with stem and branch, or inside with the outside of a cup.
We have all to specialize, more or less -- but whoever boxes himself in, tries to find the whole truth inside his box, knows nothing of other approaches to knowledge or is merely contemptuous of them, is working with only one hand and hopping on one foot, when he doesn't need to.
Our idea is, to be ecclectic, highly receptive, at the same time discriminative and critical. Nobody can do that in a way to please everybody, perhaps anybody else. But so far as this IDEAL is concerned, we think everybody who reads the Round Robin at all will agree with us.
Meade Layne, BSRA
R.R. (Vol. 1, No. 2, March 1945)