Theodor Reuss

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Theodor Reuss AKA Frater Merlin AKA Frater Peregrinus;

Germany 1855 – 1923


Comments: Rosicrucian; Freemason; Sex magick; Creator of Masonic Rites;


Teachers: Carl Kellner; Franz Hartmann; John Yarker; Henry Klein; Hargrave Jennings; influenced by Adam Weishaupt; Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA Christian Rosenkreutz; Dr. G. Herman AKA Sebaldt Max Ferdinand AKA Maximilian Ferdinand; Ernst Tristan Kurtzahn AKA Daiytanus AKA E. Tristan K; Clement de Saint-Marq; Harry Seymour who gave him the Cerneau charter , 1862; Alice Sprengel (1871-1947) of Monte Verità, too late to be the "Anna Sprengel" AKA Soror S.D.A of the Golden Dawn cypher in Germany; Geoffrey of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, author of Vita Merlini aka Life of Merlin, @ 1100 CE; Joseph Cerneau; Albert Pike of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry;


Students: Dr. Arnold Krumm-Heller; Aleister Crowley; Charles Stansfeld Jones; Heinrich Tränker; H. Spencer Lewis ; Margerite Faas-Brunner-Hardegger (1882-1962); Harald Szeemann ; Hans Rudolf Hilfiker (1882-1955), Grand Master of "Libertas et Fraternitas" Lodge;

Friends: William Wynn Westcott; Papus; Rudolf Steiner; Jean Bricaud; Matthew McBlain Thomson; Frank (Allan?) Bennett;

Enemies:

Organizations: OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis; Mysteria Mystica Veritas; Freemasonry; attempt to revive Adam Weishaupt's Bavarian Order of Illuminati; Swedenborg Rite of Freemasonry; (see Emanuel Swedenborg); High Council in Germania of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA); Special Inspector for the Martinist Order in Germany; O.T.O. Gnostic Catholic Church; Masonic Rites of Rite of Memphis and Misraim; Sovereign Sanctuary 33°-95° of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Academia Masonica; Swiss "Anational Grand Lodge and Mystic Temple" of O.T.O.; Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor; brief stay at 'Monte Verità', utopian commune near Ascona founded in 1900 by Henri Oedenkoven and Ida Hofmann, A.M.O.R.C.;

Author: newsletter, The Oriflamme; Lingham-Yoni, ( German translation of Hargrave Jennings's Phallism), 1906; "Set Up of the Neo-Christian; O.T.O." essay; Synopsis of Degrees of O.T.O. essay; The Gnostic Neo-Christians; The Secret of Masonry and the Mystery of the Holy Mass; Mystic Anatomy ; Parsifal and The Secret of the Graal Unveiled, 1914;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Reuss; http://www.oto-usa.org/history.html#reuss ; http://www.parareligion.ch/consider.htm ;