by Frater Zephyros
As the A.’.A.’. is not a mundane order, all lineages and all people who make the claim that they are A.’.A.’. … are A.’.A.’.. The A.’.A.’. is simply a manifestation of the ‘Great White Brotherhood’. And that collective body of individuals has over the span of time, been at the heart of humanity’s initiation. There is a pantheon of those Adepts who have proven themselves to belong to the august body from time immemorial. And it seems that it is left up to every generation to forge their own links with the current, with greater numbers of individuals aspiring to this with the onset of each successive generation.
It could be argued that perhaps some of these once incarnate beings number amongst the Secret Chiefs that sanctify and edify the Order. Most certainly, there are also inner-plane contacts consistently presenting new knowledge; corresponding with humanity’s present stage of evolution. And it is left to those Adepts that can knock on their door, to messenger their reception to those of our race who can already hear such murmurs in the winds. These Prophets thus become the heralds of cerebral and praeter-human delegates ministering to the congress of the human race.
Our current historical line is as follows:
Christian Rosencreutz–Fabled founder of the Rosicrucrucian movement.
Eliphas Levi—discovered the correspondence between the Hebrew alphabet and the Book of Thoth. Crowley would claim to be his reincarnation.
Dr. John Dee & Sir Edward Kelly—discovered the Enochian system and manifested Babalon for the first time in history. Dee is also credited by some as founding the Rosicrucian movement.
Francois Rabelais—created the first Abbey of Thelema and received a herald that became an advent for the Law of Thelema. Founder of the Hell-Fire Club.
S.L. MacGregor Mathers, Woodman & Westcott—created the Golden Dawn and the first modern contact with the Secret Chiefs. They also benefitted from a line that comes from Eliphas Levi and works through Francis Barrett.
Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky—channeled the Book of Dzyan and is heralded by the Master Therion as a Master of the Temple.
G.I. Gurdjieff—created the first empirical system for the alignment of psychic energy.
Mother & Sri Aurobindo—developed an Alchemical theory of a more true or perfect material universe of which this universe is but slightly out of phase with.
Sir Aleister Crowley, George Cecil Jones & Allen Bennet—reformulated the Golden Dawn into the A.’.A.’. and (Crowley) reformulated the O.T.O. into a Thelemic/Masonic order.
Charles Stansfield Jones, C.F. Russell and Jack Parsons—developed Crowley’s experimental approach to the O.T.O.
Karl Johannes Germer—continued the lineage of the A.’.A.’. and was responsible for the first-time publication of several of Crowley's works.
Dion Fortune—polarity researcher and Thelemite most probably betrayed by the order she founded.
Kenneth Grant—leader of the Typhonian O.T.O. who has also declared that the A.'.A.'. lines are invalid as the inner triad has been broken. Responsible for promoting the fallacious work of Nema and Bertiaux.
Marcelo Ramos Motta, Euclydes de Lacierda, William Barden, Daniel Stone, Claudia Canuto de Menezes—continued lineages of the A.'.A.' and some reformulations of the O.T.O.
Dr. Israel Regardie, Phyllis Seckler, Jane Wolf—continued a lineage of the A.’.A.’. which would eventually result in the College and Temple of Thelema (The Regardie connection is verified by way of my conversation with James Eshelman). They have injured the integrity of the A.'.A.'. by charging a fee for classroom instruction that gives credit for work done in their A.'.A.'. program. As proof that the Secret Chiefs have turned their back on them, there are now dupes of this organization regularly contacting me and sometimes threatening. Such egocentricity is the result of a failure to Initiate (emails available upon request).
Carlos Casteneda—explored a modern Gnosis that correlates well with Thelemic science. Probably betrayed by his lineal descendants.
Ray Eales, David Bersson—continue lines of the A.’.A.’. and reformulations of the O.T.O. as exacted by Marcello Motta. They mock A.'.A.'. tradition by maintaining separate periods of Silence & Speech so that there is never a Period of Silence between them. David's abusive traits are matched in dementia only by pretense to silence.
V., V.V., S.U.A.—arcane lineage of the A.’.A.’. (probably Martin Starr, Lon Milo Duquette & Bill Breeze) credited with the imprimatur on the impertinent editions of Volume IV of the Equinox (mocking A.'.A.'. tradition) and claiming to be the spiritual authority of the Caliphate O.T.O.
Jerry Cornelius—a self made lineage claiming descent from Grady McMurtry. More than likely, this is Jerry's approach to humility as it is more than probably that McMurtry was never A.'.A.'. The outer grades have been reformulated here and Cornelius remains aloof as the lineage maintains an on-again and off-again relationship with the Caliphate O.T.O.
G.M. Kelly—self professed Magister Templi of the A.’.A.’. who pursues a publication that ceaselessly rants against seemingly everyone that appears on the Thelemic stage. In his mind, he's the only 'real' Thelemite. And he needs for you to know this.
William Webb—talented artist and spirited Alchemist; betrayed by the order he founded, QBLH.
Gregory von Seewald—self professed Adept of the A.’.A.’. who maintains an Abbey of Thelema with strong ties to H.O.O.R. and David Bersson…guilt by association.
Paul Joseph Rovelli—self professed Aspirant to the sanctuary of the Gnosis of the A.’.A.’. and founder of the A.M.H.R. and the G.C.L. Disciple of Runar as lineal Benefactor and Student of Spagyria and the Alchemical Gnosis.
Note: Two other lineages of the A.'.A.'. do seem to be functioning in a healthy and creative manner. One hails from England and into Eastern Europe having once promoted the 'Company of Heaven' until its founder died. We maintain a strong and friendly relation with this group. The other seems also to hail from England, though we have no real contact with this organization.