Thomas von Schoenfeld

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Thomas von Schoenfeld AKA Moses Dobruška or Dobruschka AKA Brother Junius Frey

Czech Republic / France 1753 - 1794

Comments: Freemason; Ceremonial Magick; Rosicrucian; Alchemy; A pioneer in cross cultural relations for the German Kingdoms of the time, founded a Lodge of Christians and Jewish Freemasons, and it's Magickal Order The Order of the Asiatic Brethren, late 1700s - early 1800s. With the protection of the Landgraf Carl von Hessen-Kassel, he translated old Qabalistic texts for Hans Heinrich von Ecker und von Eckihoffem, who later also employed Ephraim Joseph Hirschfeld to add Qabalistic and Jewish elements to Die Ritter des Lichts (Knights of the Light) AKA Die Brueder St. Johannes des Evangelisten aus Asien in Europa (the Asiatic Brethren of St. John the Evangelist in Europe)AKA The Order of the Asiatic Brethren; knighted in Vienna; guillotined in Paris during the Reign of Terror;

Teachers: Jacob Frank, his Uncle; Justus, Franciscan AKA Ish Zaddick (the Upright Man); Azariah;

Students: Gershom Scholem; Chuck Furnace;


Enemies: rivals, really Ephraim Joseph Hirschfeld, Pascal Hirschfeld, who were competing for patronage to translate Hebrew Qabalistic texts into European languages for wealthy Freemasons and Magicians;

Organizations; Frankists movement; Order of the Asiatic Brethren; Freemasonry;


Resources:; Jews and Freemasons in Europe, Kacob Katz, 1970 ;; Gershom Scholem out of print Biography Du frankisme au jacobinisme: La vie de Moses Dobruska alias Franz Thomas von Schonfeld alias Junius Frey (Hautes etudes) (French Edition) ;