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Anna Sprengel

In 1881 an English Freemason named William Wynn Westcott allegedly contacted a mysterious  Anna Sprengel, a high initiate of the true Rosicrucian order in Bavaria. Fraulein Sprengel provided Westcott with the knowledge and authority to revive Rosicrucianism in England under the title of the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn."

The existence of Anna Sprengel has been disputed by some who claim that Westcott invented her to justify his own pretensions; but she came from Bavaria, home of the most infamous of Illuminati orders, so? Let us pass that up and just note that her magic motto (all Rosicrucians have magic mottoes) was

'SAPIENS DOMINABITUR ASTRIS', or "The wise are ruled by the stars."

See also:

Aleister Crowley, Sirius Mystery.


The Eye in the Triangle, by Israel Regardie, Falcon Press, Las Vegas, 1988, pp. 59-77

The Knights Templar

The Knights Templar, founded in 1118 by Hugh de Payens, were both knights and monks, an unusual combination for that time or any other. Originally, they inhabited the temple of Solomon in Jerusalem and followed an oath to protect pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.

Later, the Templars became money-lenders, and this led to their downfall, according to the most popular theory. Growing rich, they became objects of envy, and when they established castles in Europe, they became embroiled in politics as well as economics. In 1307, on Friday the 13th of October—a day regarded with superstition ever since—the Grandmaster of the Order, Jacques de Molay, was arrested by the Inquisition, along with 123 Knights. Under systematic and prolonged torture, they confessed to a series of charges that most historians regard as implausible—blasphemy, heresy, spitting on the crucifix, black magic, worship of a devil called Baphomet, and forcing all members into homosexual orgies.

Very few historians believe the Templars were guilty.

In 1314, Jacques de Molay repudiated his confession, saying it had been obtained only to stop the endless torture. He also cursed the pope and the king of France, and oddly both died within the year, adding to the mystery and strange glamour of a Christian order condemned for Satanism.

See also:

Ordo Templi Orientis