Sâr Joséphin Péladan

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Joséphin Péladan AKA Sâr Joséphin Péladan (Sar means King in Persian) aka Joseph Peladan

France 1858 – 1918

Comments: Martinist Freemason ; Rosicrucian; Freemason; Martinist Order; Tarot; scandalized other Rosicrucians by 1) favoring the Catholic Church over the Protestants, as Johannes Valentinus Andreae and the original Brothers did, 2) identifying any Exoteric Church with the Spiritual Church, not made by human hands and 3) favoring a "Holy King" type theocratic government over democracy, a violation of his Masonic obligations; Creator of quasi - Masonic Rites;

Teachers: Eliphas Levi; Adrien Péladan (Alchemist, older Brother); Stanislas de Guaita; Papus; Jean-Baptiste Willermoz;

Students: Emile Dantinne; H. Spencer Lewis; Jean DeVille;

Friends: Antoine de la Rochefoucauld; Felicien Rops; Alecander Seon; Fernand Khnopff; Odilion Redon; Felix Vallotton; Charles Filiger; Eric Satie; Claude Debusssy, composer; Edouard Schure; Arsene Houssaye;


Organizations: Freemasonry ; Martinist Order; ; Cabalistic Order of the Rosicrucian; quasi-Catholic Mystic Order of the Rose + Cross; Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC); split from Stanislas de Guaita when he read Jakob Bohme and established the schism of the Catholic Order of the Rose Cross, the Temple and The Grail, 1890;

Author: established Salon de la Rose + Croix for painters, writers, and musicians ; La queste du Graal - proses lyriques de l'éthopée - la décadence latine; published "au salon de la Rose+Croix" (1892); Le Vive Supreme

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9phin_P%C3%A9ladan