As a follow-up to my previous blog post, questioning the supposed rule that a Rosicrucian cannot claim to be a Rosicrucian, I have discovered some additional references that really do make it clear that the Golden Dawn founders, at least, did not accept this view (and, indeed, violated it, if there ever was such a rule then to violate), and it was also not (and still is not) held by many others within the wider Rosicrucian community.
"we Rosicrucians confess to taking dinners and even suppers also when we require them ..."
The Real and True Rosicrucian Orderby its Head, The Comte de MacGregor de Glenstrae
"I am a Rosicrucian and a Freemason; therefore I can speak of some things, but of others I cannot speak."
"I am a Rosicrucian, and cannot accept money; keep it."