The founders of the Aurum Solis tradition were the masters of the Platonic and Neoplatonic tradition who were initiated both in these mysteries and in the Theurgic tradition. The heart of this tradition is what Orpheus, Plato, Iamblicus, Proclus and the other masters called "the sacred path of return" into the divine.
Just before the dawn of the 20th Century, a number of "antiquarian" and "folklore" societies in England were engaged into chronicling curiosities from the ancient times, and they also pursued their own chosen researches. Some of them were connected to the Cambridge Platonists. One of these societies became known as Societas Rotae Fulgentis (Society of the Blazing Wheel). It restored the link with the last Neoplatonician initiates, heir to the antique Tradition that was transmitted by Pletho. This society took the name of the Order of the Aurum Solis in 1897, thereby continuing the Golden Chain of the Adepts under its various aspects.
Jean-Louis DE BIASI is the Grand Master of Aurum Solis.