William Butler Yeats in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library

William Butler Yeats, W B Yeats, Demon est Deus Inversus (The Devil is the opposite of God)

Ireland / England

Symbolist poet; Ceremonial Magick; Rosicrucian; from his 1920 poem, “The Second Coming”. Blocked the British-Israel Association of London from excavating Tara, a holy Celtic site, searching for the Lost Ark of the Covenant in 1899; Creator of quasi - Masonic Rites;

Teachers

alchemist Frederick Holland; William Robert Woodman; William Wynn Westcott; Éliphas Lévi; Papus;“Anna Sprengel” AKA Soror S.d.A; Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Count Apponyi; Frederick Hockley; Moina Mathers; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Edmund Spenser; William Blake; Mary Wollstonecraft (Shelly); Emanuel Swedenborg; Mohini Chatterjee; “Leo Africanus”, spirit guide; Ernest Fenollosa; Eugen Sandow, physical culture star of his time; Dr. Serge Voronoff, the Monkey Balls Man; Ibn Sina (Avicenna); Morienus; Alfarbi; Raymond Lull; Nicolas Flamel; , his wife Parnella; William Blake; Salomon Trismosin;

Students

Georgie Hyde-Lees Yeats, wife; R.F. Foster; uncle George Pollexfen; Florence Farr; J. M. Synge aka John Millington Synge ; Sean O'Casey; Padraic Colum; Douglas Hyde; Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman; Ezra Pound; Chinua Achebe; Mairtín O Direain; Mike Scot of The Waterboys band; Seamus Heaney, poet; P. L. Travers aka Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE aka Mary Poppins; introduced James Joyce to Ezra Pound, gifting that Irish genius to the world, where otherwise he never would have been published; Peter Haining; William T. Gorski; Graham Hough; Patrick J. Keane;

Friends

Ernest Rhys; Edwin Ellis ; Olivia Shakespear; Edward Martyn; Lady Gregory; George Moore; Eva Gore Booth; Percy Metcalfe; Maud Gonne, actress; her daughter Iseult Gonne; with his secretary Ezra Pound, admired Benito Mussolini the Italian Fascist; Irish General Eoin O'Duffy; Margot Ruddock; Ethel Mannin; H.L. Mencken;

Enemies

W. H. Auden; Aleister Crowley; Major John MacBride; Jesuit Father Peter Finlay;

Organizations

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Isis-Urania temple,; Rhymers' Club; the “Tragic Generation” of artists; “The Ghost Club”, 1911; Dublin Hermetic Order, 1885; Theosophical Society ; “Irish Literary Revival” movement; Irish Literary Theatre ; the “Order of the Alchemical Rose”;

Author

the Celtic Twilight; In The Seven Woods; “The Poetry of Sir Samuel Ferguson”, 1885; “John Sherman” 1891; “Dhoya”, 1891; “The Isle of Statues”; The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems (1889); Poems (1895); The Secret Rose (1897); The Wind Among the Reeds (1899); play Cathleen Ni Houlihan ; play At the Hawk's Well; “Easter, 1916”; 'The Fisherman'; A Vision (1925) describes his and Georgie's automatic writing and trance experiments; The Secret Rose And Rosa Alchemica; Is the Order of R.R. & A.C. to Remain a Magical Order? On the Golden Dawn;

 

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