Joscelyn Godwin. The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, active in the last decades of the 19th century, was the only order of its time that taught practical occultism in the Western Mystery Tradition. This is the first complete and undistorted account, tracing the origins, founders, and practices of this very secretive order, which counted among its members many of the well-known figures of late 19th-century occultism, spiritualism, and Theosophy, including Max Theon, Peter Davidson, Thomas Henry Burgoyne and Paschal Beverly Randolph. This scholarly work provides all the materials for revisioning the history, assigning the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor its rightful place as one of the most influential esoteric orders of its time.
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A seer is defined as a person who professes supernatural powers — clairvoyance for example — or someone who discovers hidden knowledge with the aid of these powers. Knowledge of the afterlife can only be acquired through visiting the region or communicating with those who live there. This communicating is done by mediums who acquire knowledge through exercising their psychic abilities, particularly clairvoyance. Its authenticity depended greatly upon the spirituality of the medium — his or her moral standing etc.
The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. It was established for the express purpose of disseminating the spiritual knowledge of The Brotherhood of Light and became the most influential practical occult group of its time. His interest in the occult was vast and he wrote and published books on astrology and Masonic rituals. He was a natural seer and through his seership he contacted the interior circle of The Brotherhood of Light on the inner-astral-plane.
Through these magazines Davidson and Burgoyne disseminated the spiritual teachings of the Brotherhood of Light. At a time when secret societies were extremely secretive the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was very, very public. Peter Davidson offered membership to the order via a correspondence course which was open to anyone who was willing to submit their horoscope.
Following the scandal Peter Davidson with his wife and five children moved to Loudsille, Georgia. There, on the West Coast, he established and operated a distinct Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor which was governed in all its affairs by a council of three members — a scribe or secretary, an astrologer and a seer.
Thomas Burgoyne passed to the next life in March, , while residing in Humbolt County, California. Luxor without Burgoyne. Then in early Minnie Higgins passed to the next plane, and in the spring of that year Elbert Benjamine was called to Denver and elected to take her place on the Council as the astrologer. Over the next twelve months both the interior circle and the exterior circle of the Brotherhood of Luxor did their utmost to convince Elbert Benjamine to undertake the job of preparing a complete system of education that would enable a wide public to become conversant with spiritual teachings embraced within the Religion of the Stars.
In the three members of the Council of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, after due deliberation, voted unanimously to close the order, and since that date no members have been accepted. It also defines a person endowed with profound moral and spiritual insight or knowledge. The information was difficult to test for its veracity. The astrological knowledge had nothing to do with seership. The reference to Luxor implies knowledge from ancient Egypt.
He was a psychic healer and seer who taught the teachings of the Brotherhood of Light. Peter Davidson was born in Scotland in He was a homeopathic physician, herbalist and occultist. Thomas H Burgoyne was born in England on April 14, As a torchbearer of spiritual knowledge it disseminated the light of spiritual knowledge.
But in a scandal involving Burgoyne had devastating consequences. The enemies of the light sensing success took action to ensure that darkness prevailed.
He relocated to inner-plane life in Luxor without Burgoyne On his death Belle M. Wagner was elected to take his place on the council. Minnie Higgins was the astrologer and Mrs. Anderson of Denver, Colorado was the seer. And in the spring of he agreed. Astrology for Aquarius — sharing our knowledge. Complimentary eBooks. The zodiac signs and their decanates. The Decanates User-Guide. Sign decanates show special trends. More complimentary eBooks. Download and read at your leisure.
Mysteries of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor
A seer is defined as a person who professes supernatural powers — clairvoyance for example — or someone who discovers hidden knowledge with the aid of these powers. Knowledge of the afterlife can only be acquired through visiting the region or communicating with those who live there. This communicating is done by mediums who acquire knowledge through exercising their psychic abilities, particularly clairvoyance. Its authenticity depended greatly upon the spirituality of the medium — his or her moral standing etc. The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. It was established for the express purpose of disseminating the spiritual knowledge of The Brotherhood of Light and became the most influential practical occult group of its time.
Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor
Burgoyne and Peter Davidson Burgoyne, born Thomas Dalton, was a grocer in Leeds who as a student of the occult came into contact with Max Theon , a Polish immigrant working in London as a psychic healer. Theon was also an occult teacher specializing in teaching his students the means of contacting various preternatural beings, higher adepts similar to the theosophical mahatmas. Burgoyne began to channel material from these beings, known as the Interior Circle. Davidson grew up in northern Scotland near Inverness and had become a student of all things occult. He became a violin maker and later moved to Banchory, near Aberdeen. At some point Davidson and Burgoyne met and with Theon decided to found the HBL, the first announcement of which appeared in
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The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was an initiatic occult organisation that first became public in late , although according to an official document of the order  it began its work in According to this document, authored by Peter Davidson, the order was established by Max Theon , who when in England was initiated as a Neophyte by "an adept of the serene, ever-existing and ancient Order of the original H. The Order's relation, if any, with the mysterious "Brotherhood of Luxor" that Helena Blavatsky spoke of is not clear. However, apart from his initiatory role, he seems to have little to do with the day to day running of the order, or of its teachings. The order's teachings drew heavily from the magico-sexual theories of Paschal Beverly Randolph , who influenced groups such as the Ordo Templi Orientis O.