Frederick Holland

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Frederick Holland

England  ? - 1885

Comments: Alchemy; Freemason ; metallurgist; crystal gazing; one of the principle thinkers behind the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, based more on the Qabalistic teachings of the Order of the Asiatic Brethren than the alchemical teachings he had been working with in the Society of Eight, from the Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross (Orden des Gold- und Rosenkreutz); S.L. MacGregor Mathers's introduction to Occultism; Creator of quasi - Masonic Rites; Qabalist; Knew Mathers as a young man, and laughed when he claimed "Scottish" blood and the MacGregor Clan name;

Teachers: William Alexander Ayton; Eliphas Levi ; Hans Heinrich von Ecker und von Eckihoffem; Johann Friedrich Falk; Sigmund Richter AKA Sincerus Renatus ; Hermann Fictuld AKA Baron Johann Friedrich von Meinstorff; John Yarker; creator of the Royal Oriental Order of Sikha, Sat B'hai and the Rite of Memphis and Misraim; Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland's Hermetic Society; John Keats ; Thomas Vaughan;

Students: Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers; Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Frederick Hockley; J C F Grumbine aka Jesse Charles Fremont Grumbine; Darcy Kuntz; A. H. Greenfield aka Allen Greenfield; ;

Organizations: Society of Eight; Freemasonry; Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, SRIA; member of “Lodge of Hengest - No. 195” in Bournemouth;

Author: SANCTUM SANCTORUM: The Holy of Holies: The Temple Rebuilt & Shekinah Revealed;

Quotes - " "a lamp in a sepulcher, a candle by a skull, a candle upon a tomb, a Phallus in its home, the Cteis, pointing out to us where to find the Lux e tenebris (aka the "Light in Darkness") ; "Here is a skull, a tomb, empty, worn out; it is but the ruins of the temple of a man, a piece of earth that has been in child by the sun, but the man is gone, the child is born. The lamp is still burning outside the ruined temple....The subtle has been separated from the gross, and the great work is performed - CONSUMMATUM EST" (referencing both the Dead Head sediment of Alchemy and the Spiritual animation of this World and our lives);

Resources:;;; Sanctum Sanctorum - The Holy of Holies (ed) Darcy Kuntz, 1999;