Gérard Encausse (Papus) was a French hypnotist, freemason and occultist, in contact with Eliphas Levi, Jules Doinel, Joséphin Péladan, the Theosophical Society, Hermetic Brotherhood of Light (Carl Kellner, Pascal Beverly Randolph) and Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Russian Romanovs (Nicolas II, cousin of George V Saxe-Coburg of Britain, Order of St John). He played a role in the Pluto in Taurus era (transformation of religion, era of Darwinism). He was educated at the University of Paris. In 1888 he founded the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose Cross with Joséphin Péladian, Antoine de la Rochefoucauld (patron of Emile Barnard, owner of Van Gogh paintings) and Stanislas de Guaita.

The Kabbalistic Order of the Rose Cross played a role in the program modernism by promoting Symbolism (early Modernism) of Félicien Rops, Stephane Mallarmé, gay agenda of Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud,  WB Yeats (HOGD), Stefan George, Maurice Maeterlinck,..

He founded the Martinist Order, based on the teachings of Louis-Claude De Saint Martin, who was influenced by Jakob Böhme and in contact with the nephew of Emanuel Swedenborg.

He designed his own Tarot deck.

Pascal Beverly Randolph founded a rosicrucian lodge to practice sex magic in San Francisco.

Jules Doinel founded a Gnostic Church to revive Catharism.

Stanislas de Gauita published The Key to Black Magic with famous goat's head-inverted pentagram symbol (inscription Samael-Lilith).

Martinism also influenced Michel Bertiaux.

born 7/13/1865, date John Dee.

died 10/25/1916.


Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn