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Augustus Le Plongeon and wife connected with the Blavatsky Lodge?

Aug 13, 2011 09:06 AM
by M. Sufilight

Dear friends

Are any of you able to confirm the following and perhaps add more info?

by Lawrence G. Desmond, Ph.D.
"The search for every trace of Le Plongeon took me to evermore obscure corners. He was a Freemason, and during her last years, Alice had contact with the Theosophical Society founded by Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. In 1890 Alice delivered a lecture titled "The Mayas" to the Blavatsky Lodge of the society (Le Plongeon 1890). In 1913, The Word Magazine, another publication of the society, published posthumously Le Plongeon's key work on the founding of Egypt by the Maya, "The Origin of the Egyptians" (Le Plongeon 1913-1914). 
In New York I visited the Theosophical Society of America, the Olcott Library, and the United Lodge of Theosophists; in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Masonic Temple; in Washington, D.C., the library of the Supreme Council 33, Scottish Rite; in Spring Valley, New York, the Anthroposophical Society (they had published a paperback reprint of Le Plongeon's book on Mayan cultural diffusion, Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx), and later in the year, the Theosophy Company in Los Angeles. I was never able to establish a direct connection between the Le Plongeons and Theosophy, and I have never been able to determine Le Plongeon's grade or lodge in Freemasonry. "

M. Sufilight asks:
Did Alice wife of Augustus Le Plongeon deliver a lecture to the Blavatsky Lodge in 1890?
What Masonic group did Augustus Le Plongeon belong to?

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Augustus le Plongeon - Sacred Mysteries Among the Mayas and the Quiches 11500 Years Ago
(Sorry about the quality of the book in this link.)

Queen M'oo and the Egyptian sphinx (1896)
(About the Troano Codex, which is said to describe the sinking of Atlantis. See page 147. - There are a number of photos and drawings in the book as well. Augustus le Plongeon took a lot of photos. Some might call him a past version of Graham Hancock or von Daniken - smile... )

Interestingly we find that H. P. Blavatsky quotes one of Augustus le Plongeon's books in the Secret Doctrine Vol. I, p. 268 og Vol. II, p. 34 footnotes.

M. Sufilight

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