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List of dignitaries of mystical organisations
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List of dignitaries of mystical organisations

Here is a list of chiefs and dignitaries of mystical, occult, magical and similar organisations.

Table of contents
1 Rosicrucian Organisations
2 Freemasonry
3 Federations
4 Hermetic movements
5 Other movements
6 See also

Rosicrucian Organisations

Rosicrucianism is a major subject of Esotericism and there are many groups and orders everywhere in the world that use this designation.

Rosicrucian Order, AMORC

Rosicrucian Order, AMORC is a major Rosicrucian order with lodges all over the world.

Imperators:

The highest chief of AMORC is called Imperator. Here is a list of all of its imperators with the dates of their service:

Grand Masters:

Confraternity of the Rose Cross

Confraternity of the Rose Cross (CR+C) was founded by former AMORC Imperator Gary L. Stewart.

Imperators:

As with other Rosicrucian and mystical organisations, the highest chief of CR+C is the Imperator.

Fraternitas Rosae Crucis

For information on this organisation see
Fraternitas Rosae Crucis.

Supreme Grand Masters:

List of Supreme Grand Masters of Fraternitas Rosae Crucis:

Freemasonry

Even people who have little or zero exposure to Esoteric literature have heard about
Freemasonry. Today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of groups who use this designation in most countries of the world. The three basic degrees are under Grand Lodges of various geographic areas, while the different rites of higher degrees have their own jurisdictions.

Grand Lodge of Greece A.F. & A.M.

Grand Lodge of Greece A.F. & A.M; has its headquarters in Athens, Greece. Check their website grandlodge.gr for more information.

Grand Masters:

This Grand Lodge is not to be confused with the National Grand Lodge of Greece, a competing Masonic jurisdiction whose web domain is http://www.nglgreece.org and of course has had different Grand Masters. Greece is not the only country with competing national Grand Lodges.

United Grand Lodge of England

Formed by an 1813 merger of two groups descending from the original Grand Lodge of England formed in 1717. See their website at ugle.org.uk

Grand Masters:

Supreme Council, 33rd Degree So. J. USA

The Supreme Council 33rd Degree of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA is the oldest of the world's governing bodies of
Scottish Rite Freemasonry, originally covering the whole of the United States and now all but the Northeast.

For more information visit their website at srmason-sj.org.

Sovereign Grand Commanders:

Supreme Council, 33rd Degree No. J. USA

The Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite for the Northern Jurisdiction of the USA has a website at
supremecouncil.org and its current Sovereign Grand Commander is Walter E. Webber.

Antient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim

This comparatively obscure system of Masonic High Degrees has a website at www.iss-ic-memphis-misraim.org.International Grand Masters have been:

Federations

Some groups have formed as an attempt to federate groups of different categories. This does not mean they all link to each other.

FUDOSI

FUDOSI was founded in 1934 and dissolved in 1951 after disagreements between its members. It was an attempt to create a federation of all true mystical orders and protect themselves and the people from frauds.

Imperators:

FUDOSI was headed by a group of three Imperators. Its first Imperators were:

In 1946 a member of FUDOSI named Andre Cordonnier became one of its Imperators.

After H.S. Lewis's death in 1939, his son Ralph Maxwell Lewis became one of the three Imperators of FUDOSI and his nomen mysticum was Sar Valdivar.

FUDOFSI

FUDOFSI was a movement hostile to FUDOSI. It was headed by Constant Chevillon until his death during the Second World War. Subsequent heads of Fraternitas Rosae Crucis have claimed succession.

Hermetic movements

List of Hermetic movements:

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is a famous mystical movement which included many well-known figures, apart from the listed Grand Masters including Dion Fortune, William Butler Yeats, and Pamela Colman Smith.

Other movements

Some movements for various reasons are not included yet in some category.

Servants of the Light

Servants of the Light (SOL), founded in 1965, claims to be a fully contacted mystery school. Their website is at www.servantsofthelight.org.

Directors of Studies:

The main chief of SOL is titled Director of Studies. These have been:

See also

We need entries for any groups led by Eliphas Levi, etc.

This article continues to be very much a work in progress.