Robert Wentworth Little

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Robert Wentworth Little

England 1840 - 1878

Comments: Freemason; Rosicrucian; respected predecessor of the Golden Dawn type of British Masonic occult knowledge ; Alchemy; Druid; Creator of Masonic Rites;


Teachers: William Stukeley; Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Cagliostro AKA Joseph (or Giuseppe) Balsamo AKA Count Alessandro di Cagliostro; Eliphas Levi; Frederick Hockley; Dr. Sigismond Bacstrom; John Hervey, the Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England and uncle to Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Godfrey Higgins;


Students; Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers; William Robert Woodman; William Wynn Westcott; Ellic Howe; T.M. Greensill; Dr. S.G. Eghian; James Manchester, M.D, Druid; Grand Archdruid Rhodonn Starrus AKA Aerach Crann Crithaec ("Great Quaking Aspen"); Robert Hayes; Mrs. Hayes, 1st female initiate ; Dr. Juliet Ashley, Archdruid and founder of the Holy Order of the Golden Dawn in Philadelphia, also a student of A.E. Waite, 1939; inspired Order of Spiritual Alchemy ; Robert Johnson aka Aerach Crann Crithaec II; Dr. Betty Jean McCloud Reeves ; John Michael Greer, aka Creyr Glas Cynwyddon ("Blue Heron Loremaster"); George Watson MacGregor Reid; Nicholas Tereschenko; Lady Olivia Robertson; Ian Corrigan; Isaac Bonewits; Ronald Heaver; Ross Nichols; Kerr Cuhulain; Stuart Piggott, author of The Druids; James Bonwick, author of Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions; Peter Berresford Ellis, author of The Druids; Miranda J. Green, author of The World of the Druids; Anne Ross, & Don Robins, authors of The Life and Death of a Druid Prince: The Story of an Archaeological Sensation; I. M. Stead; J. B. Bourke; Don Brothwell, authors of Lindow Man: The Body in the Bog;


Friends: the Earl of Limerick; Sigismund Rosenthal ;

Organizations: Freemasonry; founded Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (S.R.I.A.), aka the Rosicrucian Society of England aka Soc. Ros. aka S.R.I.A., a Masonic Rosicrucian Research society, 1867 ; Rite of High Egyptian Masonry; founder, Ancient and Primitive Rite of Misraim in England, 1870; United Grand Lodge of England; Royal Institution for Girls, 1872; the Knights of the Red Cross of Rome and Constantine,(with Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie), 1866; founded Ancient Archaeological Order of Druids (AAOD), 1874, AKA Ancient Masonic Order of Druids (AMOD), 1886 ; inspired Ancient Archaeological Order of Druids (AAOD), a schism group; inspired Ancient Order of Masonic Druids in America (AOMDA), 1912;

Author: editor of weekly The Freemason 1869 - 1873;



Resources; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rite_of_Memphis-Misraim; http://www.sacred-texts.com/sro/rhr/rhr31.htm; http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/esoterica/little_r/little_r.html ; http://www.sria.org/ancientrosi.htm ; http://aoda.org/AODA_History.html; http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/what-druidry/brief-history-druidry/history-modern-druidism; http://www.beyondweird.com/occult/fringe.html ;