Theodor Reuss

Greater Feast of Theodor Reuss, Albert Karl Theodor Reuss, Merlin Peregrinus, died October 28, 1923 at Munich, Germany in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library

Theodor Reuss, Albert Karl Theodor Reuss, Frater Merlin, Frater Peregrinus, Carolus Albertus Theodorus Peregrinus; Outer Head of the Order, Ordo Templi Orientis

Germany 1855 – 1923

“Ordo Templi Orientis was founded before 1902 e.v. by Karl Kellner and Theodor Reuss (also known as Merlin) in Germany”—OTO History

“Ordo Templi Orientis under Theodor Reuss, Outer Head of the Order (O.H.O.), was predominantly a Masonic organization, claiming ties with the Scottish Rite as its primary Masonic credential.”—OTO History

“This position was at this time occupied by Theodor Reuss, the Supreme and Holy King of Germany, who resigned the office in 1922 in my favour.”—Chapter 72

“Order of the Lion … Theodor Reuss, added April 1999”—Order of the Lion

Theodor Reuss appears in all versions of the Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in Liber XV, published during Aleister Crowley's lifetime. Theodor Reuss is on the full list of all versions, and is therefore a name celebrated only at performances when the complete Saints Collect is read. When originally published in The International, XII 3, Theodor Reuss's name was elided with ellipsis, which was done for several names of people on the list, primarily those who were currently alive at the time, in March 1918.

Gnostic Saint International Equinox Magick in Theory and Practice
Theodor Reuss Doctor T … R … Doctor Theodor Reuss Doctor Theodor Reuss


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;


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;


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



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.;


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;


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