Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

A list of Gnostic Saints from Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass, the primary public and private ritual of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica.

There are three accepted versions of Liber XV published by Aleister Crowley, each having some differences but are all accepted as official for performances by EGC. There are also Saints added posthumously based on notes. There are, additionally, Saints that were included by Theodor Reuss.

Gnostic Saints

Names in italic are on the “short list” for truncated performances of Liber XV. There is no short list indicated in the first publication as it appears in The International.

Gnostic Saint International Equinox Magick in Theory and Practice Posthumous
Lao Tze Laotz Laotze Lao-Tze
Siddhârtha Siddhartha Siddhartha Siddhartha
Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna
Tahuti Tahuti Tahuti Tahuti
Mosheh Mosheh Mosheh Mosheh
Dionysus Dionysus Dionysus Dionysus
Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed
To Mega Thêrion Therion To Mega Therion To Mega Therion
Hermês Hermes Hermes Hermes
Pan Pan Pan Pan
Priapus Priapus Priapus Priapus
Osiris Osiris Osiris Osiris
Melchizedek Melchitzdek Melchizedek Melchizedeck
Khem Khem Khem Khem
Amoun Amoun Amoun Amoun
Mentu Mentu Mentu Mentu
Hêraclês Heracles Heracles Heracles
Orpheus Orpheus Orpheus Orpheus
Odysseus Odysseus Odysseus Odysseus
Publius Vergilius Maro Vergilius Vergilius Vergilius
Gaius Valerius Catullus Catullus Catulus Catallus
Marcus Valerius Martialis Matialis Martialis Martialis
François Rabelais Rabelais Rabelais Rabelais
Algernon Charles Swinburne Swinburne Swinburne Swinburne
Apollonius Tyanæus Apollonius Tyanæus Apollonius Tyanaeus Apollonius Tynaeus
Simon Magus Simon Magus Simon Magus Simon Magus
Manes Manes Manes Manes
Pythagoras Pythagoras Pythagoras
Basilides Basilides Basilides Basilides
Valentinus Valentinus Valentinus Valentinus
Bardesanes Bardensanes Bardesanes Bardesanes
Hippolytus Hippolytus Hyppolytus Hyppolytus
Merlin Merlin Merlin Merlin
Arthur Arthur Arthur Arthur
Kamuret Kamuret Kamuret
Parzival Parzival Parzival Parzival
Carolus Magnus Carolus Magnus Carolus Magnus Carolus Magnus
William of Schyren William of Schryen William of Schyren William of Schyren
Frederick of Hohenstaufen Frederick of Hoenstaufen Frederick of Hohenstaufen Frederick of Hohenstaufen
Roger Bacon Roger Bacon Roger Bacon Roger Bacon
Jacques de Molay Jacobus Burgundus Molensis the Martyr Jacobus Burgundus Molensis the Martyr Jacobus Burgundus Molensis the Martyr
Christian Rosencreutz Christian Rosencreutz Christian Rosenkreutz Christian Rosenkreutz
Ulrich von Hutten Ulrich von Hutten Ulrich von Hutten Ulrich von Hutten
Paracelsus Paracelsus Paracelsus Paracelsus
Michael Maier Michael Maier Michael Maier Michael Maier
Roderic Borgia Roderic Borgia Pope Alexander the Sixth Roderic Borgia Pope Alexander the Sixth
Jacob Boehme Jacob Boehme Jacob Boehme Jacob Boehme
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon Lord Verulam Francis Bacon Lord Verulam Francis Bacon Lord Verulam
Andrea Andrea Andrea Andrea
Robertus de Fluctibus Robertus de Fluctibus Robertus de Fluctibus Robertus de Fluctibus
Giordano Bruno Giordano Bruno
Johannes Dee Johannes Dee Johannes Dee Johannes Dee
Edward Kelly Sir Edward Kelly Sir Edward Kelly Sir Edward Kelly
Thomas Vaughan Thomas Vaughan Thomas Vaughan Thomas Vaughan
Elias Ashmole Elias Ashmole Elias Ashmole Elias Ashmole
Molinos Molinos Molinos Molinos
Adam Weishaupt Adam Weishaupt
Wolfgang von Goethe Wolfgang von Goethe Wolfgang von Goethe Wolfgang von Goethe
William Blake William Blake
Ludovicus Rex Bavariæ Ludovicus Rex Bavariae Ludovicus Rex Bavariae Ludovicus Rex Bavariae
Richard Wagner R … W … Richard Wagner Richard Wagner
Ludwig von Fischer Ludwig von Fischer
Alphonse Louis Constant Alphonse Louis Constant Alphonse Louis Constant
Friedrich Nietzsche F … N … Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche
Hargrave Jennings Hargrave Jennings Hargrave Jennings Hargrave Jennings
Carl Kellner Carl Kellner Carl Kellner Carl Kellner
Forlong dux Forlong dux Forlong dux Forlong dux
Richard Payne Knight Sir Richard Payne Knight Sir Richard Payne Knight Sir Richard Payne Knight
Richard Francis Burton Sir Richard Francis Burton Sir Richard Francis Burton Sir Richard Francis Burton
Paul Gauguin Paul Gaugin
Gérard Encausse Doctor Gerard Encausse Doctor Gérard Encausse Doctor Gérard Encausse
Theodor Reuss Doctor T … R … Doctor Theodor Reuss Doctor Theodor Reuss
Aleister Crowley Sir A … C … Sir Aleister Crowley Sir Aleister Crowley
Grady Louis McMurtry Grady Louis McMurtry

Gnostic Saints of Theodor Reuss

Theodor Reuss included Dante Alighieri, Ludwig von Fisher, Franz Hartmann, and Charles Detré in the list of Gnostic Saints in his 1920 translation of Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass into German. The first three appear in Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O.. Ludwig von Fisher was included by Aleister Crowley in the original publication of the Gnostic Mass in The International, but subsequently dropped him from the list.

Outer Head of the Order

The end of the list of Gnostic Saints is comprised of the each past OHO of OTO, although whilst Aleister Crowley was current OHO of OTO, he placed himself on the list here. Some performances of Liber XV include Hymenaeus Alpha, Grady Louis McMurtry, at the end; and presumably Hymenaeus Beta, William Breeze, would be included when he passes his office to another.

Women

There are no women on this list. Two references that may be of interest may help to explain this fact.

“The names of women members are never divulged.”—Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O.

In a note about The Saints collect of Liber XV, Helena and Tau Apiryon offer a quote from Hymenaeus Beta, current OHO of OTO:

In his address to the Women’s Conference in 1996 (see The Magical Link, Fall 1997 e.v.), the Patriarch Hymenaeus Beta described the Gnostic Mass as a ‘celebration of the sexual polarities and their cosmic and natural interplay’ from a male perspective, having been written by a man. With regard to the list of Saints, he said, ‘It is a list of the small handful of men and man-gods who, in the opinion of the author of the Mass, understood the divinity of woman. […] Someday, perhaps not soon, but who knows, a woman adept of the Sovereign Sanctuary will manifest the genius to compose a Mass in which the female takes the more active role, and the male the more passive (as with siva and sakti in Hinduism) — in which the Deacon, speaking for the Priestess, can claim communion with the women in history that have perceived the divinity of man.'”

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