Franz Hartmann

Franz Hartmann in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library

Dr. Franz Hartmann, 33° 90° 95° IX°

German / America, 1838 - 1912

Magician; co-founder of OTO with Theodor Reuss and Carl Kellner; Freemason; Rosicrucian; founded a German Theosophical Society; supported Guido-von-List-Gesellschaft (Guido von List Society) of German Nationalism, but his work was burnt by the Nazis who carried on List's ideas;

“In more remote times, the constituent originating assemblies of the O.T.O. included such men as […] and recently: … Franz Hartmann”—Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O.

Added to the Order of the Lion, April 1999.

Theodor Reuss included Franz Hartmann in the list of Gnostic Saints in his 1920 translation of Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass into German.


Paracelsus aka Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim; Jakob Bohme; Theodor Reuss; Madame Blavatsky; Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Wenzeslaus Ritter von Reinburg aka Monk Wenzel Seiler;



Johann Christoph Woellner ; Johann August Stark aka August Von Starck aka J. A. Stark, (1741 - 1816) of the Clerks of Relaxed Observance; Adam Weishaupt; King Frederic William II;


German Theosophical Society; Guido-von-List-Society (Guido-von-List-Gesellschaft).; OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis; The Brotherhood of the Golden and Rosy Cross; Rite of Memphis and Misraim;


Magic White And Black: The Science of Finite and Infinite Life; With the Adepts: An Adventure Among the Rosicrucians Life and the Doctrines of Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim Known as Paracelsus (1887); In The Pronaos Of The Temple Of Wisdom Containing The History Of The True And The False Rosicrucians; Alchemy And Astrology; Among the Adepts: The Brotherhood of the Golden and Rosy Cross and Their Occult and Mysterious Powers; To Will, to Dare and to Be Silent in Magic; Occult Science In Medicine; Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians aka Cosmology, Or Universal Science, Cabala, Alchemy, Containing the Mysteries of the Universe, Regarding God Nature Man, the Macrocosm and Microcosm, Eternity and Time, Explained According to the Religion of Christ, By Means of the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians of the 16th and 17th Centuries Copied and translated from an old German manuscript, and provided with a Dictionary of Occult terms; The Life of Philippus Theophastus Bombast of Hohenheim, known by the name of Paracelsus and the Substance of his Teachings Concerning Cosmology, Anthropology, Pneumatology, Magic and Sorcery, Medicine, Alchemy and Astrology, Philosophy and Theosophy; Extracted and Translated from His Rare and Extensive Works and from Some Unpublished Manuscripts; Among The Gnomes; Cosmology–Religion of Christ By Means Of The Secret Symbols Of The Rosicrucians; Life And Doctrines Of Jacob Boehme (AKA Jakob Bohme); Life Of Jehoshua; Principles Of Astrological Geomancy; Paracelsus And The Substance Of His Teachings ; translated the Bhagavad Gita into German; editor of the journal Lotusblüten; translated Paracelsus's Philosophia Occulta; translated Madame Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine into German;

  • Richard Kaczynski, Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis
  • Tau Apiryon and Helena, Red Flame No. 2 – Mystery of Mystery: A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism, Berkeley, CA 1995
  • Helena P Blavatsky, Letter to William Quan Judge dated 1 May 1885, published in Theosophical History, Vol. V, No. 2, April 1994, with notes by Michael Gomes
  • Ellic Howe, “Theodor Reuss: Irregular Freemasonry in Germany, 1900-23” in Ars Quatuor Coronati, Feb. 1978
  • Theodor Reuss, “Ordens-Bekanntmachungen” in Oriflamme, Berlin and London, December 1910
  • Theodor Reuss, “Unser Orden” in Oriflamme, Jubelaeums-Ausgabe, Ludwigshafen 1912
  • Leslie Shepard (Ed.); Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, 2nd. Ed., Gale Research Co., Detroit MI 1984
  • James Webb, The Occult Establishment, Library Press, LaSalle, Illinois 1976


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