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Chat now. Password confirmation. Forgotten Password. Please enter your password Forgotten your password? Beyond this, he exists as words on a page and, in some occult circles, as a mythic alchemical immortal with the status, or identity, of a St. There were two things that everyone agreed upon concerning Fulcanelli. One, he was definitely a mind to be reckoned with and two, he was a true enigma. He then goes on to thank Julien Champagne, the man whom Schemit thought was Fulcanelli, for the illustrations.
Champagne, a minor Symbolist artist far into an absinthe fueled decline, had gathered around him a small entourage including Canseliet. The talk centered around alchemy when they met in the small cafes of the Montmartre. Champagne lived nearby, in the rue de Rochechouart, and his sixth floor room in the crumbling Parisian tenement was often the scene of late night symposiums on all sorts of occult subjects.
To his young friends, he must have seemed like a ghost from another age, with his unfashionably long hair, his riddles, and most of all, his claim to know the secrets of alchemy.
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His taste for great quantities of Pernod and absinthe indictated a man too dissipated to be as knowledgeable and erudite as the author of Cathedrals. However, he certainly did know a real alchemist, whoever Fulcanelli was, and his illustrations show that he indeed had a profound understanding of the alchemical art. So we are left with the unsolveable mystery of the missing master alchemist. A man who does not seem to exist, and yet is recreated constantly in the imagination of every seeker. A perfect foil for projection.
We might even think it was all a joke, some kind of elaborate hoax, except for the material itself. When one turns to Mystery of the Cathedrals, one finds a witty intelligence who seems quite sure of the nature and importance of his information. He claims that in our day this is the natural language of the outsiders, the outlaws and heretics at the fringes of society. Fulcanelli uses the same method to decode the alchemical meaning of the cathedrals. Offhandedly, he throws in Tiresias, the Greek seer who revealed to mortals the secrets of Olympus. Tiresias was taught the language of the birds by Athena, the goddess of wisdom.
Just as casually, Fulcanelli mentions the similarity between gothic and goetic, suggesting that gothic art is a magic art. Fulcanelli, like Shakespeare, overwhelms the reader with his brilliance. It is difficult to accept this man as anything but an incredible intelligence.
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There are allusions that escape the reader as easily as a mosquito glimpsed out of the corner of your eye. At moments, a glimpse of a great truth flits by, giving a hint of something incredible, and then, like the mosquito, it is gone. Cathedrals feels more like a Haiku poem, one that is ephemeral and fleeting.
Frustrated, the reader starts over, reading even more carefully, following the allusions and associations, trying to find and pin down the core of meaning that one senses is there, somewhere. They also embraced Rabelais and understood this kind of linguistic alchemy in terms of the correspondences and connections between objects or ideas on different levels or scales of being. Only Max Ernst makes any allusion to it, in Beyond Painting, published in And this conception of language is not far off that which existed in magical civilizations, because the interchangeability of reality and language.
Their analysis of this novel could be applied just as fruitfully to Mystery of the Cathedrals. Andre Breton himself contributed a chart to the catalogue for Surrealism in showing personalities and their associations with the images of the Tarot cards, a continuation of the ideas that he had begun in Arcana While the Tarot is not an obvious connection with Fulcanelli and the Mystery of the Cathedrals.
Ten years later, in , Breton wrote The Art of Magic , in which he insists that magic is an innate capacity of all humanity which can never be long suppressed or controlled. These grades were; 1. Apprenti , 2.
Compagnon , 3. Elu , 6. Ecossais , 7. As mentioned earlier on in this chapter, " Papus claimed to have come into possession of the original papers of De Pasqually and to have been given authority by his friend Henri Viscount Delaage, who claimed that his maternal grandfather had been initiated into the order by Saint-Martin himself, and who attempted to revive the order in ". The subject whether Saint-Martin established a rite or not, has always been at all points debatable. Again, as A. Waite states at the beginning of the chapter, there existed a rite in the 18 th century called " Ecossais Rectifie de Saint-Martin".
Allegedly there lived a man in the 4 th century A. Waite " a new Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry ".
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The Official installation of the first Martinist Counsil, which consisted of 12 men, was proclaimed in March, These 12 men were all well known occultists, which knew each other from other esoteric organizations they were involved with. After the Martinist S. Lalande and Victor-Emile Michelet It is generally known that Papus was a skilful organizer and 'manager' in his time. In the 's the order had lodges in cities like London U. The following 'Martinist-memberlist' consists of the order's most famous members who were involved in occultism during a period otherwise known as the "La belle epoque";.
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The association was not an order. De Molay's first successor was a Jean-Marc de Larmeny Wilhelm II , Emperor of Germany In , the Martinists of Lyon received the complete archives of J. Willermoz' C. Brother Cavarnier received the archives from the widow of Joseph Pont , the latter being the successor of Willermoz.
Papus regarded the gift as an event of major importance. In Papus, with the help of Detre Papus' secretary and Blanchard secretary-general of the congress , organized the " The Masonic and Spiritualist Congress ". One of the aims of the congress, in all probability, was to establish an international federation of esoteric masonic rites and orders.
Victor Blanchard referred to it as " the first autonomous Congress of Occultism " in his opening discourse. We know that Papus had a dream to 'unite all orders' under one 'Universal Rite', so to speak. Papus' dream was never actually realized, due to the war which was at hand and his premature death. One of Papus' associates on the Congress, Theodor Reuss from Germany, organized a ' World Congress of Freemasons' in Zurich during the summer of which was analogous to the congress of Reuss' main objective was also to establish an 'International Union of Freemasons' which -also- failed ; see " F.
In my notes on Reuss' congress there's a reference - Robert Vanloo to Papus federation of orders, under the name of " Federation Maconnique Universelle". In Rene Guenon is initiated into Martinism. Rene Guenon is recognized today as one of the great Christian mystics of the 20 th century. On April 10, Guenon was raised to the 3th degree of Master Mason. He was consecrated somewhere between and , the exact date is unknown to me.
In on the ' Congres Maconnique Spiritualiste' Guenon was one of the members of the organization. Apparently Guenon left the audience when Papus expressed the concept of reincarnation in his openingspeech, because he considered this concept a false notion. The order was short-lived, and Guenon and his followers broke with Papus. Apparently, Blanchard 'broke' with Guenon as well. Guenon did not break with Masonry,on the contrary. In Guenon meets a L. Through Charbonneau-Lassay he comes in contact with various isolated Christian-Hermetic groups. The Supreme Council had issued a decree of recognition.
As mentioned before, The intention of the " Ordre Martiniste" , as founded by Papus and Chaboseau, was to act as a preliminary order and gateway to Higher Degrees and teachings. The desire of Papus and his associates was to return to the " veritable Martinism of the 18 th. In Papus and Teder C. Detre approached Dr.
Ribeaucourt, Grand Master of the R. As stated before, the R. They came to an agreement with Ribeaucourt to create a Martinist Grand Chapter, which would be composed exclusively of High Degree Masons. Ribeaucourt …. Papus' whole life had been centered around the development of the Martinist Order. When Papus died in , the unity of the order died with him … …. This source R. The original intention of Papus and his associates was to create one central Order which unified all Occult orders in the spirit of John Yarker and Theodor Reuss.
The Martinist Order Papus created with its 'original' three degrees was ment as a preliminary order to " to prepare its members for entry into an Order that could confer an authentic initiation on those who showed themselves able to receive it ". In the Martinist Order had obtained the original archives of Willermoz' C.