Carl Kellner AKA Brother Renatus AKA 're-born' AKA 'Frater Merlin'
Austro- Hungry 1851 - 1905
Comments: Freemason; Rosicrucian; Eastern Mystic, the probable source of the OTO IX degree WORK, as Reuss was the European Rosicrucian, not Eastern trained occultist; Kellner's three degree Academia Masonica formed the VII°, VIII° and IX° of the OTO system, which distinguishes this Fraternity from most others including it's "sister" organization the A.A. AKA Argentium Astrum (the Silver Star); "Ritter-Kellner" paper process made him wealthy; Creator of Masonic Rites;
Teachers: Franz Hartmann, with whom he helped develop a treatment for TB; John Yarker; Soliman ben Aifa, a Sufi,; Bhima Sena Pratapa of Lahore; Sri Mahatma Agamya Paramahamsa also of India; Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA Christian Rosenkreutz; P. B. Randolph; Freeman B. Dowd; R. Swinburne Clymer; Brother Franz Julius Schneeberger; Geoffrey of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, author of Vita Merlini aka Life of Merlin, @ 1100 CE; Emanuel Swedenborg;
Students; Theodor Reuss, with whom he developed the Acadamia Masonica into the OTO, 1902; Sylvester C. Gould aka Sylvester Clark Gould of the 'Societas Rosicruciana'; Peter-R. Koenig; Aleister Crowley;
Friends: Baron Eugen Hektor von Zahony; Edward Partington from England; Oscar Pedersen from Norway; Gustav Meyrink, author The Golem;
Organizations; 1 of 3 founders of the OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis; Freemasonry, 1873, the Humanitas Lodge on the Austro-Hungarian border; Antient and Primitive Rite of Memphis of 97°; the Ancient Oriental Rite of Mizraim of 90°, later joined together as the Masonic Rite of Memphis and Misraim; the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of 33° from Cernau Council of New York, 1807; the Swedenborgian Rite; Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor; Order of Illuminati (revived 1902 with Leopold Engel); Acadamia Masonica; Theosophical Society in Vienna; may have belonged to, or acquainted with, 'Brotherhood of Eulis' and the 'Societas Rosicruciana in America' based on P. B. Randolph's sex magick; Swedenborg Rite of Freemasonry;