Hermann Fictuld

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Herman Fictuld AKA Baron Johann Friedrich von Meinstorff

Germany @1700 - @ 1777

Comments: re-founder of the Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross ; co-founder of the Order of the Asiatic Brethren; There is some confusion between the two Organizations, as one was the Masonic side, the other the Magickal side, of similar ideas and participants; Freemason; Rosicrucian; Alchemy; "Theo-Alchemy" ; Qabalist; Creator of quasi -Masonic Rites; his Golden and Rosy Cross supposedly descended from the Order of the Golden Fleece; contact with the Masonic rites of Seven Degrees of Lambert de Lintot;


Teachers: Robert Fludd; Michael Maier; Phillip III (The Good), who established the Order of the Golden Fleece; Johann Arndt; Johannes Valentinus Andreae; Heinrich Khunrath AKA Henry Khunrath; Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, 1702 -1782; George Walnon of Scotland, founder of “Saint-Jean d’Ecosse” Lodge in Marseilles, developed an eleventh degree called “Knight of the Golden Fleece; Peter Lambert de Lintot, creator of the Rite of the Seven Degrees in 1782;


Students: Dr Bernard Joseph Schleiss von Lowenfeld AKA Phoebron; Prince Frederick-William II; Nettelbladt; Baron Ernst von Raven (corresponded 1768); Georg von Welling; Brother O, successor; Adam McLean;

Friends: Sigmund Richter AKA Sincerus Renatus, co-founder of the Order of the alchemically-oriented Golden and Rosy Cross, Hans Heinrich von Ecker und von Eckihoffem, founder of the more Masonic and Qabalistic Order of the Asiatic Brethren, at various times an adjunct or enemy of the Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross. There is some confusion between the two Organizations, as one was the Masonic side, the other the Magickal side, of similar ideas and participants;

Enemies: Dorothea Juliana Walchin, author of "Der philosophische Perl-Baum" ; Georg Ernst Stahl, 1659 – 1734;

Organizations: Freemasonry; Golden and Rosy Cross originally 1710, his reformations 1767, 1777; Order of the Asiatic Brethren; Society of Rosae Crucis, 1761; Zur schwarzen Rose aka The Black Rose;

Author: Aureum Vellus oder Goldenes Vliess (The Golden Fleece), 1749; Hermetica Victoria; Azoth et ignis, das ist, Das wahre elementarische Wasser und Feuer, oder, Mercurius philosophorum : als das einige Nothwendige der Fundamental-Uranfänge und principiorum des Steins der Weisen aka Der längst gewäschte und versprochene Chymisch-Philosophische Probier-Stein,"1749";  ; Avrevm vellvs, oder, Goldenes Vliess ;



Resources: difficult to find in English, in German - http://books.google.com/books/about/Chymische_Schriften.html?id=P_ETAAAAQAAJ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosicrucianism; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_St_Joachim; http://books.google.com/books?id=5mI6AAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false in German; special thanks to Tommy Westlund, whose original research in Sweden was invaluable. http://www.rosae-crucis.net/gurc.pdf ; http://rosae-crucis.net/eng/currents/ ;http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?filter.subject_facet.val=Alchemy%20Early%20works%20to%201800&start=175&q=alchemy&id=FRANKLIN_3870281& ; http://www.alchemywebsite.com/Emblems_Frontispiece_Fictuld_Probier_Stein.html; http://www.alchemywebsite.com/Emblems_Frontispiece_Fictuld_Azoth.html;