Michael Bertiaux

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Michael Bertiaux AKA Michael Paul Bertiaux AKA Tau Ogdoade-Orfeo IV AKA Master Mercurius AQUARIUS aka aka Tau Choronzon V

America 1935 - present


Comments: Voodoo; Thelemite; Neo-Pythagoreanism; Gnostic; Theosophist; Martinist; the Monastery of the Seven Rays; “Afro-Tantric Tarot of the Kalas"; sort of a UFO take on Spirits; Masks; 16 degree system of the Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua, including VIII° (swords), IX° (cups), X° (wands), XI° (coins), higher secrets related to the tattwas and the elements: XII° (prithiwitattwa), XIII° (apastattwa), XIV° (vayutattwa), XV° (tejastattwa), XVI° (akashatattwa), these are homosexual degrees;


Teachers: Clifford C. Bertiaux, father; Pythagoras; Aleister Crowley; Marie von Crowley aka Maria Teresa Ferrari de Miramir von Crowley, the "ghost" of his 4th wife; Austin Osman Spare; H. P. Lovecraft; Voudon high-priest Lucien-Francois Jean-Maine aka Hector-Francois Jean-Maine aka Docteur Bacalou Baca, author of La Bible secrete des Noirs; George Hunt Williamson AKA Michael d'Obrenovic AKA Brother Philip, one of the "four Georges" , also including George Adamski, George King, and George Van Tassel; William Dudley Pelley of the Silver Legion; Alfred and Betty Bailey; Marion Dorothy Martin; John McCoy ; Frances Swan; Erich Von Daniken; Immanuel Velikovsky; Daniel Fry ; Truman Bethurum ; from South America - Arnold Krumm-Heller; possibly Marcelo Ramos Motta or Samael Aun Weor both of the Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua in South America with ties to the Gnostic Church movement; Manuel Cabrera Lamparter; Henry Smith; Gerald Massey; Jules Doinel; Wilhelm Reich; Arthur Machen; Andrew Jackson Davis; Emma Hardinge Britten; Bernard-Raymond Fabre-Palaprat; William Seabrook, author of The Magic Island; Franz Bardon; Maya Deren; Paul Weiss; Theodore Flourney; Mlle Helene Smith; Sonu Shamdasani; Cecil Frederick Russell; Franklin Thomas; Mary Anne Atwood, 1817- 1910, author of A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery; Proclus; Thomas Aquinas; Stanislas de Guaita; Saint-Yves d'Alveydre; Madam Blavatsky of the Theosophical Society; J. H. Stirling, author of The Secrets of Hegel, 1898; Emile Meyerson, 1859 -1933; John Marco Allegro, author of "The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross; D. D. Home aka aka Daniel Dunglas Home; Abraham Von Worms, author of the Sacred magic of Abramelin the Mage; Gustav Theodore Fechner of Lipzig, 1848;


Students: Robert Ansell; William C. Conway AKA "Tau Lucifer II" ; James D. Wardle; William Breeze aka Hymenaeus Beta of the OTO; David Beth, author of Voudon Gnosis, 2008 ;Michael Staley; Grant Morrison , comics writer of The Invisibles; Greg Kaminsky; David Beth, author of Voudon Gnosis; Sean Woodward, artist of the Carrefour aka Crossroads Tarot; Courtney Willis aka Tau Ogdoade-Orfeo VIII;


Friends: Kenneth Grant; Barry William Hale; David Chaim Smith; David Beth; Nevill Drury; Francis King; Stephen Skinner; Rev Olivia Robertson; Herman Slater; Johnny Jakobsson, author of Doctor Kammamori’s Alaya Emporium; Marc Anton Lully; Manuel C. Lamparter; Leo Martello; Herman Slater; Rolando Cervantes; Martin Starr; Airiock Van de Voorde; Luc Guzzotte, 1922- ; Stroesser F. Williams; Anthony Brownlee; Carl Francios Willis; P. Montaigne; Al Paez; 'Shreves"; Tony B.; Rene H; Tony P.; Jim S;

Enemies:

Similar: Willard Quine; Sir Karl Popper;

Organizations: The Hyde Park Lodge La Couleuvre Noire (Cult of the Black Snake); Neo-Pythagorean Gnostic Church; Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua, formed 1921; Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis; Choronzon Club; Theosophical Society; Les-Sorteur-Secretes; Monastery of the Seven Rays, 1977; Technicians of the Sacred; perhaps The Black Brothers, or perhaps the Great White Brotherhood, seems to have an interest there...

Author: Voudon Gnostic Workbook (1988); "Ontological I"; Ontological Graffitti, 2017; "Lucky Hoodoo"; Cosmic Meditation, 2007; an essay in "Howlings"; "The Gospel of Zothyrius" with Johnny Jakobsson; The Gospel of Ba'al, 2012; "Introduction to the Commentary upon the June, 1977 Aiwaz Communications" , 1977; on Golem Mythology; on Necronomicon Physics & Lovecraftian Voodoo; Freaks of the XIth degree lecture; The Face on the Sarcophage;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bertiaux ; http://www.scribd.com/doc/51956430/Monastery-of-the-Seven-Rays-Year-1-Student-Degrees; http://www.lashtal.com/forum/index.php?topic=904.30; http://www.parareligion.ch/sunrise/xi.htm ; interview - http://occultofpersonality.net/michael-bertiaux/ ; http://www.churchomania.com/church/366938050138762/The%20Choronzon%20Club ; http://www.bokkilden.no/SamboWeb/side.do?dokId=12330228 ; https://trafficwave.videocloudpro.io/video/Ls_K5RmtA9g/title?src=Youtube ; http://player.mashpedia.com/player.php?q=4XX0wS_6jRE ; http://player.mashpedia.com/player.php?q=DVnk-zLY_g0 ; http://www.parareligion.ch/sunrise/otoa.htm ; http://library.hrmtc.com/tag/la-couleuvre-noire/ ; https://danharms.wordpress.com/2007/09/08/on-the-shelf-sort-of-the-voudon-gnostic-workbook/ ; Ontological Graffitti, 2017 is an amazing book of Art, Magick and the records of an active Lodge.