Lambert de Lintot

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Peter Lambert de Lintot

France 1726 - 1798


Comments: French engraver ; Creator of the Masonic Rite of Heredom in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in England; Alchemy; designed symbol for the Perfect Observance Lodge, but it is his charts of the works of Jakob Bohme and Emanuel Swedenborg which are still of interest today; irected a College of Rites for various Ancient Masonic Lodges; claimed his teachings “bring to Perfection Masons all over the surface of the Earth up to the 7th and 9th Heaven”; “I am the light of Wisdom who support the Philosophical Stone”;


The Rite of Seven Degrees was practiced in “St. George de l’Observance” & “L’Esperance”), and involved climbing a ladder; in 1764, the Grand Master was the Prince of Clermont, while the Deputy Grand Master was the Duke of Chartres; claimed it was from Royal Order of Heredom of Kilwinning, Scotland; merged orders of Seven Degrees and , Lintot would expel Prince Charles Edward Stuart aka Bonnie Prince Charley aka “Grand Master, Grand Commander, Conservator, Guardian of the Pact and Sacred Vow of the Christian Princes” ,1774;


Teachers; William Preston; Jakob Bohme ; Emanuel Swedenborg; Joseph Wright of Derby, painter; Baron Karl Friedrich of Baden-Durlach; Peter Perez Burdett, model for The Alchymist;Grand Master Washington Shirley, the Earl Ferrers, 1762-64;


Students: Colonel Charles Rainsford; Prince Charles Edward Stuart aka Bonnie Prince Charley ;

Friends: Chevalier d'Eon; Baron Karl Gotthelf von Hund of the Rite of Strict Observance;

Organizations: Freemasonry; Created the Rite of the Seven Degrees in 1762(?), including Heredom, Knights Temple and Rose Croix; Master of The Strict Observance Lodge chartered by The Grand Lodge South of the River Trent ; The Chapter of Harodim; Royal Order of Heredom in Kilwinning;

Author: Les Mystères de la Pierre Cubique, artist of The Freemason at Work


Resources: Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment by Monod; Emanuel Swedenborg, Secret Agent on Earth and in Heaven: Jacobites, Jews, and Freemasons in Early Modern Sweden, by Marsha Keith Schuchard, 2012; http://antiqillum.org/articles/lambert001/ ; http://antiqillum.org/articles/lambert001/curious2/ ;