Thomas Lake Harris

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Thomas Lake Harris aka “Father Faithful”

England / America 1823 - 1906

Comments: "internal respiration" aka Pranayama breathing; Western Yoga; sex magick; Rosicrucian; Swedenborgian; Spiritualist; Karezza; May be that Karaza aka karraza is a mispronunciation of the Hebrew technique of kavvanot aka kawwanah , as applied to Sex magick; Visited "planets" and "stars" in the astral, including Plyhymnia beyond Neptune, Sirius and the Black satellite Oriana, invisible source of Evil whose rays were as potent as all astrological /astronomical bodies on Human Fate. Christ (Jesus-Yessa) was both the masculine Spiritual and Feminine material Savior, and that coupling was imitated in the Natural World in the interplay of the Sexes. Controlling breath and sex are the keys to "mating" with your Spiritual Self, and the body should slowly have the mortal flesh replaced by a Heavenly incorruptible undying body while on Earth. Believed in Theo-Socialism, not democracy, but of course he would decide who the Sacred King who ruled was to be (hint, initials TLH); Universalist Minister, 1845; student of Andrew Jackson Davis in 1847, left over dispute over Sex magick techniques and theory; joined Emanuel Swedenborg's inspired Church of the New Jerusalem, 1848; worked with Spiritualists; announced his Brotherhood of the New Life @ 1854 in England, then back to America; Christ (or Jesus) has a female counterpart, Christa (or Yessa); when joined, they are “the Lord Two-in-One”;

Teachers: Franz Anton Mesmer ;P. B. Randolph; Frederick Hockley; Andrew Jackson Davis (The Poukeepsie Seer); General Ethan Allen Hitchcock; Jemima Wilkinson (The Universal Friend) ;Emma Curtis Hopkins from the New Thought Movement ; Mary Baker Eddy of Christian Science fame; Emanuel Swedenborg; John Humphrey Noyes of Oneida Community); Jakob Bohme; Anna Kingsford; Hiram E. Butler; Dr, Peebles;

Students: Laurence Oliphant; William Q. Judge; Ida Craddock; Alice Bunker Stockham MD; J. William Lloyd, MD; Alfred Austin; Nagasawa Kanaye; Arai Osui; Hatakeyama Yoshinari; Ichiki Kanjuro AKA Mitsumura Junzo; Samejima Hisanobu; Yoshida Kiyonari ; Aldous Huxley ; Aleister Crowley;Samael Aun Weor ; Dr. Garth Wilkinson; Rev. H.B. Browning; W. P. Swainson ; Edmund Berridge AKA Edmund William Berridge AKA Respiro of the Golden Dawn;

Friends and Enemies: William Miller (Seventh-day Adventist Church); Joseph Smith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (AKA the Mormons)); Madame Blavatsky (Theosophical Society)  ; Kate Bingham; Nona Brooks (of Divine Science movement); Charles and Myrtle Fillmore (of the Unity movement); Ernest Holmes (Religious Science movement) ; the various Rosicrucian movements;

Organizations: Cumberland Presbyterian Church; ; Unitarian Universalist Church (1844) ; Independence Christian Congregation, 1848; Mountain Cove Community 1850; Brotherhood of the New Life, Wassaic NY 1861; Fountain Grove community in CA. 1875;

Author: Lyra Triumphalis; poems; Wisdom of Angels (1856); Arcana of Christianity (Genesis) (1857); Modern Spiritualism (1860); God's Breath in Man (1891) ; The Wisdom Of The Adepts aka Esoteric Science in Human History, 1884: Brotherhood of The New Life -- Esoteric Science in Human History. (1884); The Lord: The Two-in-One, Declared, Manifested and Glorified, , 1875; The New Republic; The Republic of the Sun; A Lyric of the Golden Age; A Lyric of the Morning Land ; An Epic of the Starry Heavens; A Voice from Heaven; The Luminous Life; The Holy City; Regina; his biography by a student is Life by A. A. Cuthbert, Glasgow 1908; The Millennial Age- 12 Discourses on the Spiritual and Social Aspects of the Times, 1860; The Breath of God in Man, 1867; The Golden Child, 1878; The Bridal Word, unpublished, manuscript at Columbia U; In Humane Society;

Resources:; THREE FAMOUS OCCULTISTS by GM Hort (on Dr. John Dee, RB Inge on Franz Anton Mesmer and from the third essay, by W. P. Swainson, Thomas Lake Harris, no copyright date, private library