Frederick Hockley

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Frederick Hockley

England 1808 or 1809 – 1885

Comments: Rosicrucian; Crystal gazing; in touch with Continental RC, may be source of Golden Dawn Cypher manuscript, passed to Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie aka Cryptonymus for recopying, then sold to William Wynn Westcott by his widow Alexandrina Aydon aka Alexandrina Mackenzie aka "Cryptonyma", after death, and the Golden Dawn made her an original member (though she never advanced); Alchemy; Freemason;owned the Rosicrucian certificate and diary of Sigismond Bacstrom; Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor; likely one of the sources of most of British Occultism, Spiritualism and esoteric Freemasonry, a brilliant scholar and Magician; Hockley’s mirrors and crystals were bought by James Burns and Company, but their fate is not known; Alchemy;

Teachers: the Crowned Angel (of the 7th Sphere); Francis Barrett ; Dr. John Dee; Edward Kelly; Sigismond Bacstrom; Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA Christian Rosenkreutz; Lord Stanhope, perhaps Philip Henry Stanhope, 4th Earl Stanhope; Robert Owen aka Robert Marcus Owen ; D. D. Home aka aka Daniel Dunglas Home; Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Everitt; P. B. Randolph; Eliphas Levi; Cagliostro; William Eglington, Spiritualist; Reverend Stainton Moses; Ebenezer Sibly; Karl Eckartshausen; Richard Saunders; John Heydon; Cornelius Agrippa; Joseph Pettigrew; first employer, John Denley; Sigismond Bacstrom; Comte Luis du Chazal ; Thomas Rudd; King Solomon; Franz Anton Mesmer; Fulcanelli; Rabbi Johann Friedrich Falk of the secret Society of Students of the Kabbalah aka the Kabbalistic College; George W. Graham of the Society of the Mercurii; Richard Cosway, painter; John Denley; Robert Cross Smith, 1822; John Palmer;

Students: Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Reverend C. M. Davies; Rev William Alexander Ayton; Arthur Machen; Emma Louisa Leigh, his seeress or medium (1838 -1858, seer for only 7 years before her premature death); Walter Moseley; William Wynn Westcott; A.E. Waite; Dr. William Robert Woodman; F.G. Irwin AKA Francis George Irwin; Henry Dawson Lea, and his wife <<name needed>>, Emma's replacement as seer.; Emma Hardinge Britten; Theodore Besterman; Claude Alexander Conlin; Alan Thorogood ; J C F Grumbine aka Jesse Charles Fremont Grumbine; Silens Manus ; Dietrich Bergman; Dan Harms; Samuel Scarborough; Morell Theobald; Walter Moseley; Dr. Benjamin Cox, belonged to both Golden Dawn and Fratres Lucis; R.A. Gilbert; H. S. Redgrove ; F. L. Gardner aka Frederick Leigh Gardner  ; Darcy Kuntz; author of A Book of the Offices of Spirits. The Occult Virtue of Plants and Some Rare Magical Charms & Spells Transcribed ... from a Sixteenth Century Manuscript on Magic and Necromancy, 1583; Colin D. Campbell; Alan Thorogood; Joscelyn Godwin; Nevill Drury; David Williams;

Friends: Robert Wentworth Little ; John Denley, bookseller; Herbert Irwin; Robert Owen, publisher of The Zoist and The New Existence of Man upon Earth; George Redway, Book-dealer; Thomas Shorter;

Enemies: H. P. Blavatsky

Organizations: Freemason, 1864; Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, the Metropolitan (London) College of the SRIA ; Emulation Lodge of Improvement; British Lodge No. 8; Alnwick Lodge No. 1167; - Grand Steward of Britain Freemasonry 1867; Grand Stewards Lodge, 1875; all Secretaries of the Grand Stewards Lodge of the United Lodge of England since 1885 have worn the jewel made for Hockley; Fratres Lucis; the London Dialectical Society in a special Committee of Spiritualism, 1869 ; Royal Arch Masonry, 1865; Fratres Lucis aka the Order of the Swastika; perhaps The Society of Eight;

Author: A Complete Book of Magic Science; Occult Spells. A Nineteenth Century Grimoire ;The Rosicrucian Seer ;Invocating by Magic Crystals and Mirrors; Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans ;A Book of the Offices of Spirits; Metaphysical and Spiritual Philosophy; or the connection with and influence over material bodies by Spirits; Uranoscopia,1808; A Book of the Offices of Spirits; The Occult Virtue of Plants and Some Rare Magical Charms & Spells Transcribed ... from a Sixteenth Century Manuscript on Magic and Necromancy.From a manuscript by by John Porter, transcribed by Frederick Hockley; Clavis Arcana Magica (Key to the Hidden Magic); Spirit, who art thou, and where?; Experimentum, Potens Magna in Occult Philosophy; A Complete Book of Magic Science Containing the method of constraining and exorcising spirits to appearance, the consecration of Magic Circles, and The Form of a Bond of Spirits Transcribed From An Ancient Manuscript Grimoire; occult letters to both The Zoist and The New Existence of Man upon Earth; The Metaphysical and Spiritual Philosophy of the Spirit Eltesmo Dr Rudd's Nine Hierarchies of Angels How to bring a visible appearance of them into a Beryll Glass. Also Clavis Angelica Containing the 18 great Calls and Celestial Invocations of the Table of Enoch; The Book of Solomon's called the Pauline Art; Ars Notoria the Notory Art of Solomon; A Tract on Cartomancy; A Complete Book of Magic Science; Collectanea Chemica - Being Certain Select Treatises on Alchemy and Hermetic Literature, with A.E. Waite; Hebrew Talismanic Magic with H. S. Redgrove, F. L. Gardner and Darcy Kuntz; A Book of the Offices of Spirits, the Occult Virtue of Plants and Some Rare Magical Charms & Spells, with John Porter and Colin D. Campbell ; The Ancient Magic Crystal And Connection With Mesmerism; A Manual of a Rosicrucian Philos(ophus) From April 30th to June 15, 1797 - Containing the Process of the philosophers stone, and some valuable experiments inventions, astrological ingredients etc (Transcribed from The original manuscript of Sigismond Bacstrom, 1833); translation of the Clavicula Salomonis (aka Key of Solomon), 1829; Stone of the Philosophers- Embracing the First Matter and the Dual Process for the Vegetable and Metallic Tinctures, reprinted 1964; London Dialectical Society Report on Spiritualism, of the Committee of the London Dialectical Society, together with the Evidence, Oral and Written, and a Selection from the Correspondence, 1871; Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans. (To be engraven on the Seals of Rings made of various metals, under the influence of the Fixed Stars and the Twenty-eight Mansions of the Moon); Clavis Arcana Magica ;

Resources:;; his bio, The Rosicrucian Seer: Magical Writings of Frederick Hockley by J. Hamill;; see some of the sigils at :; Resources: ; ; The Rosicrucian Seer: The Magical Writings of Frederick Hockley by John Hamill; ;; "Secret Writings: The Magical Manuscripts of Frederick Hockley by R.A. Gilbert;