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Re: Theos-World Thomas Dalton alias Burgoyne 1855-1894

Jan 15, 2009 01:04 PM
by christinaleestemaker

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-- In, Augoeides-222@... wrote:
> Christina,
>   Thanks for the post and information on HB of L.
> Regards,
> John
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> From: "christinaleestemaker" <christinaleestemaker@...> 
> The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor (HBL), a British occult society, 
> founded in 1884 by Thomas H. Burgoyne (1855-1894) and Peter Davidson
> (1842-1916). Burgoyne, born Thomas Dalton, was a grocer in Leeds 
who as
> a student of the occult came into contact with Max Theon 
(1850-1927), a
> Polish immigrant working in London as a psychic healer. Theon was 
> an occult teacher specializing in teaching his students the means of
> contacting various preternatural beings, higher adepts similar to 
> 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 
> He became a violin maker and later moved to Banchory, near Aberdeen.
> At some point Davidson and Burgoyne met and with Theon decided to 
> the HBL, the first announcement of which appeared in 1884. The 
> year they began to issue The Occult Magazine, through which the
> brotherhood began to grow, both in Britain and France. The Rev. 
> Alexander Ayton provided additional leadership in England, and the 
> of the work in Paris was Albert Farcheux (better known by his pen 
> F.Ch. Barlet). Offering itself as a school of Practical Occultism 
> suited to Westerners, it contrasted itself to the Eastern 
perspective of
> the Theosophical Society which by then had moved its headquarters to
> India. Much of its teaching came from the clairvoyant contacts 
> had with the Interior Circle, and aimed at placing members in direct
> contact with the same.
> The HBL also quickly grew into the chief rival of the Theosophical
> Society. Thus it was that in the spring of 1886, when theosophical
> leaders discovered that Burgoyne was the same Thomas Dalton who had 
> convicted of mail fraud in 1883, they freely circulated the 
> Prompted in part by a desire to escape the scandal, but also 
fostering a
> desire to start a communal experiment in America, Davidson moved to
> Loudsville, Georgia. The Davidson farm never evolved into the 
colony he
> had desired, but it did function as the international headquarters 
> the brotherhood for many years. The largest membership was in the 
> States and France. The HBL gradually ceased to exist as it was
> superseded by other occult groups, especially the Martinist groups 
> France, as Davidson shifted his interest into alternative medicine.
> Burgoyne also moved to the United States, but he soon separated from
> Davidson and moved to the West Coast. There, he operated what 
> to a distinct HBL. In 1889, he published a summary of the HBL 
> in a book, The Light of Egypt, issued under his pen name, Zanoni. A
> short time later, Dr. Henry Wagner and his wife Belle Wagner put up
> $100,000, a truly massive sum at the time, to create an 
organization to
> perpetuate the teachings of The Light of Egypt. The money led to the
> founding of two organizations, the Astro-Philosophical Publishing
> Company (which would publish Burgoyne's subsequent title, The 
> of the Stars and Celestial Dynamics) and the Church of Light. 
> on Burgoyne's base, the Church of Light would become a major occult
> teaching center and a pioneer structure in the revival of 
astrology. In
> 1900, some years after Burgoyne's death, the Astro-Philosophical
> Publishing Company issued a second volume of The Light of Egypt,
> reputedly channeled from Burgoyne through Belle Wagner.
> Sources:
> Burgoyne, Thomas H. Celestial Dynamics. Denver: Astro-Philosophical
> Publishing Co., 1896.
> ??. The Language of the Stars. Denver: Astro-Philosophical
> Publishing Co., 1892.
> ??. The Light of Egypt. 2 vols. Denver: Astro-Philosophical
> Publishing Co., 1889, 1900.
> Godwin, Joscelyn. The Theosophical Enlightenment. Albany: State
> University of New York Press, 1994.
> Godwin, Joscelyn, Christian Chanel, and John P. Deveney. The 
> Brotherhood of Luxor: Initiatic and Historical Documents of an 
Order of
> Practical Occultism. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, 1995.
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