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Martinism + OTO etc

Subject: Re: Martinism + OTO etc
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 1995 01:00:18 -0500

93 Martin,

  It would be interesting to see the documents you mention.  A lot
of unnecessary doubt gets cast about without :-)

>Mr. Bertiaux make no claims in the OTO direction except for his 
>sacramental exchange some years ago with the current Caliph.

Michael did consecrate the present Head of O.T.O. before the latter
joined O.T.O.

>One question: under what condtions and by whom was Krumm Heller 
>chartered to found the OTOA?

Some background:

Arnoldo (born Arnold) Krumm-Heller, born Salchendorf, Germany, April
15, 1876.  Received a document from Papus 3/3/08 e.v., appointing
him "Delegue General pour le Chili, Perou et Bolivie" of the
Martinist Order.  Received from Reuss (O.T.O.) "General Gross-
Representanten fur Mexico" of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the
Antient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Mizraim, 3/15/08 e.v.
Consecrated in the Gnostic Church of H.C.Peithmann between 1910 and
1920 e.v.  Died in Marburg in 1949 e.v.

  Krumm-Heller kept his F.R.A. work separate from O.T.O. work, and
established D.R.Ballester as head of the F.R.A. work only in the
region of Spain.  (Ballester died 1980 e.v.)
Krumm-Heller founded F.R.A. (Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua) between
1910 and the beginning of WWI, founding at about the same time O.T.O.A.
(Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua) to separately handle the O.T.O.
authority from Reuss.  He originated O.T.O.A. under charter from Reuss.

The regional for F.R.A. in Cuba was Frater Thelemako.  I don't
know if he also had O.T.O.A, but it's possible.  That would have
made him Toca's predecessor.

Much of the above information comes via A. Krumm-Heller's son, principally
the dates and names as well as the F.R.A. detail.  All surviving
O.T.O.A. claimants out of South America and Cuba refer to A. K-H.
as the founder of O.T.O.A., in my experience.

  Say hello to Michael for me.  I haven't had much contact since the
70's e.v., other than to mail him a complimentary _Magical Link_.

93 93/93

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