Swami Laura Horos

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Laura Horos AKA Ann O'Delia Solomon AKA Princess Editha Lola Montez AKA Swami Viva Ananda AKA Helena Horos AKA Vera Ava AKA Princess Editha Lolita

America 1849 - after 1909

Comments: practically destroyed the Golden Dawn, as both S.L. MacGregor Mathers and his wife Moina Mathers were taken in by the Horos fraud in Paris, lent them inner GD documents, which they then used to set up their "Purity League" . Charges of rape, buggery (Theodore) and fraud (Laura) resulted in prison terms 0f 15 and 7 years, respectively. The publicity convinced many British adepts to remove the Mathers from their position of authority, and form new Lodges;

Teachers: her imagination, Victoria Claflin and Tennessee Claflin, Spiritualists;

Students: Frank Jackson Dutton, husband AKA "Theodore Horos"; Sylvia Mitchell; Rosa Marks aka Rose Marks; Nancy Marks of Fort Lauderdale and NYC;


Enemies: Luther Marsh, victim of fraud; Harry Houdini exposed them, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Moina Mathers were fooled by them and paid a heavy price in the loyalty of their British Brothers and Sisters for the resulting publicity; Bernard O'Donnell, author of The World's Worst Women, 1959;

Similar: Ann Odelia Diss Debar;

Organizations: Alpha et Omega, Hermetic Order of theGolden Dawn; "Purity League" at the Theocratic Unity Temple; College of Occult Sciences; Order of Theocratic Unity

Resources: mentioned briefly in most books and articles about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, in Beware Familiar Spirits by American magician John Mulholland; and A Magician Among the Spirits, by Harry Houdini, and C. M. Eddy, Jr.;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Laura_Horos ; http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/psychics-soothsaying-laws-unfair-believers-20773254 ;