H. Spencer Lewis

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H. Spencer Lewis AKA Harvey Spencer Lewis F.R.C., S.·.I.·., 33°66°95°, Ph.D. aka Wisar Spenle Cerve

America 1883 – 1939


Comments: founder of Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) in America ; Rosicrucian; was an advertiser, went to Europe, was initiated by 2 Roscicrucians (perhaps Joséphin Péladan and either Stanislas de Guaita or Emile Dantinne of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC); founded AMORC in America, built the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum; invented some Occult machines like a Luxatone or Color Organ; gave a practical Alchemy demonstration in NYC, June 22, 1916; Great White Brotherhood; Egyptians; Creator of quasi -Masonic Rites;



Teachers: Johannes Valentinus Andreae; Joséphin Péladan; Papus; Stanislas de Guaita; Emile Dantinne; influenced by Francis Bacon and P. B. Randolph; Robert Fludd; Sir Isaac Newton; Jakob Bohme; Dr. John Dalton; Dr. Onslow H. Wilson; Eirenaeus Philalethes AKA the Cosmopolitan AKA George Starkey; Christian Lodowick of Newport RI; Thomas Tillman; John Winthrop the Younger; Samuel Danforth; Charles Morton; Reverend Ezra Stiles, President of Yale; Conrad Beissel of The Ephrata Commune; Julius Sachse; Gabriel Eckerling; Jakob Martin; Ezekiel Sangmeister; George de Benneville founder of Universalism; MASTER KUT-HU-MI; Sylvester C. Gould; Master Amatu; Lewis Spence; Serge Kahili King; James Churchward; Albert Churchward; Profundis, who translated "CONFESSIO R C FRATERNITATIS", 1918 ; Maimonides;

Students: Mrs. May Banks-Stacey; Ralph Maxwell Lewis, son; Gary L. Stewart; Christian Bernard, surgeon; Cecil A. Poole; Arthur C. Piepenbrink; Burnam Schaa; Raymond Bernard; Raymond Andrea; Paul; Walden; Ashley McFadden; Agetha Zegwaars AKA Agatha Van Warendrop-Zegwaars; Marius Van Warendrop; Dr. Carlos Gilly; Raymund Andrea, likely a pseudonym; George R. Chambers or perhaps Herbert Adams: 1882 - 1975; Michael William Kapp; Ralph M. Lewis; Many Cihlar; Helen B. Johnston; James Arthur; T. Richard Prater; Thor KIImalehto; Jean Michaud aka "M" of the Order of the Hidden Masters;

Friends: at times, Theodor Reuss, 1921;

Enemies: R. Swinburne Clymer, see An expose of the Imperator of A.M.O.R.C: His pilfering charlatanism and his connections with Aleister Crowley, (1934) ; Freeman B. Dowd; Dr. George Winslow Plummer, his rival for leadership of the Societas Rosicruciana in America; Aleister Crowley, sued him for control of AMORC; Arnold Krumm-Heller; Max Schneinder;

Organizations: 1st. Imperator of Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC), 1915 - 1939; New York Institute for Psychical Research; Pristine Church of Rosicruciae; influenced creation of the Ancient Rosae Crucis, International Committee for Charitable and Social Works (CIRCES); Sovereign Order of the Temple of Initiation; Lectorium Rosicrucianum in Holland; Max Heindel Foundation; Het Rozenkruisers Genootschap AKA The (Dutch) Rosicrucian Society, 1935; Order of the Manichaeans, 1936; The Jacob Boehme Jakob BohmeGezelschap, 1941; Ecclesia AKA the Society of the Golden Head; The Council of Elders; claimed his branch of the RC was part of the Great White Brotherhood ; Rite of Memphis and Misraim;


Author: The Rosicrucian Manual ; The Complete Operating Manual Of The Rosicrucian Order Containing The Work, The Symbols And Other Matters; Rosicrucian Mystic Symbols And Their Meanings; A Complete Rosicrucian Dictionary And Interesting Questions Answered ; General Instructions To All Rosicrucian Members; A New System Of Numerology; Rosicrucian Numerology And The Real System; Lemuria The Lost Continent of the Pacific; Lemuria And Its People ; The Great White Lodge: Attaining Psychic Illumination and the Rosicrucian Code of Life ; Mansions of The Soul: The Cosmic Conception; The Mystical Life of Jesus; Essays of a Modern Mystic; Mystics at Prayer ; Self-Mastery and Fate With the Cycles of Life; Rosicrucian Principles for Home and Business ; Complete History of the Rosicrucian Order ; Rosicrucian Questions and Answers with Complete History of the Rosicrucian Order; Mental Poisoning; The Symbolic Prophecy of the Great Pyramid ; The Symbolic Prophecy may be another edition of it, or a seperate work; Thousand Years of Yesterdays with George R. Chambers ; We Introduce the Master Amatu; Rosicrucian Numerology And The Real System - Pamphlet; Cromaat: A Monograph for the Members of AMORC; Glands: Our Invisible Guardians with Michael William Kapp; Mystic Triangle (magazine): A Modern Magazine of Rosicrucian Philosophy; A Rosicrucian Biography Of Sir Francis Bacon - Pamphlet ; Confessions of a Spiritual Medium; Winning $20 Million By Mystical Laws (groan); Toulouse the Mystic City of France ; The Color Of Music ; The Raising Of The Dead ; The Atomic Fixed Laws Based On The Works Of Dr. John Dalton; The Mystery Of Dr. John Dalton And His Alchemical Laws; If I But Dared: The Lamentations Of A Rosicrucian; The Brother Of The Rosy Cross Or The Adept And The Neophyte ; Preliminary Studies For Initiates - Pamphlet; The Individuality Of Rosicrucianism; Official Rosicrucian Manual For Officers And Members; God Spoke! - Pamphlet ; The Work Of The Higher Degrees - Pamphlet ; Rosicrucian Temple Lectures And Methods Of Instruction - Pamphlet; American Rosae Crucis magazine: A Magazine of Life's Mysteries; A Pilgrim's Journey To The East; The Great White Lodge: Attaining Psychic Illumination And The Rosicrucian Code Of Life; An Ancient Manuscript From India With Ritual For The Dawn - Pamphlet; The Cosmic Pilgrim: The Story Of Ruth And The Children Of Light ; What Occurs After Death?; A Rosicrucian Biography Of Dr. H. Spencer Lewis - Pamphlet; Love, Its Nature And Realization ; What Rosicrucianism Teaches - Pamphlet; Home Study For First-Degree Members: Adhesion And Cohesion - Pamphlet; The Imperator's Personal Message For 1918; Two Important Letters Answered By The Imperator ; The Declining Use Of Drugs ; The Divinity of Man; What Is Psychic Power; The Eternal Fruits of Knowledge; Selfmastery and Fate with the Cycles of Life; The Sanctuary of Self ; The Light of Egypt;: The strange story of the Rosicrucians; Spiritual Property of Food; Self-Healing; The Complete System Of Natural Harmonics, interpreting Br. Profundis; Man Triumphant and the Mastery of Fate, Containing the Secret Decalogue 777; Rosicrucian Forum (Bound Set 1934-1936) ; Cosmic Dialogues By The Supreme Grand Lodge of AMORC, San Jose , CA; Maimonides on superstition; The August Fraternity Order of the Rosy Cross in America, 1930; Rosicrucian Essays ; Rosicrucian Digest 1948 ;


CORRECTION: Wim Leene; Jan Leene AKA Jan Van Rijckenborgh; C.L.J. Damme; Henny Stock-Huyser AKA Catharose de Petri AKA Cather Rose of the Stone; Antonin Gadal; Pere Julien (may have been a Spirit); Mrs. E.T. Hammelink-Leene; Els Leene; Henk Leene; Man Leene; Joost Ritman AKA the New Cosmo, founder of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam, 1984; were listed in both Max Heindel's Rosicrucian Fellowship lineage as well as Lewis, due to the connection to Lewis and, for that matter, other Magical Rosicrucians (vs. Masonic Rosicrucians) like Eliphas Levi, Papus, Joséphin Péladan, Stanislas de Guaita, Emile Dantinne, and R. Swinburne Clymer . The desire to create a Magical Resource Center, Library, Museum seems similar to AMORC's goals.


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Spencer_Lewis; http://www.amorc.org/; read some of his articles here: (http://rosicrucian.50webs.com/hsl.html); http://masoniclibrary.com/books/Lewis%20-%20Rosicrucian%20Manual%20-%20AMORC%20%28210%20pgs%29.pdf for the 1910 Manual; http://www.luisprada.com/protected/Alchemical_Transmutation.htm