William Wynn Wescott (17 Decenter 1848—30 July 1925) was a co-founder of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Supreme Magus of the Rosicrucian Society, and Master of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge.

One of the Three Founders of the Golden Dawn, based on the Cipher manuscript from Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Qabalist; Rosicrucian; Ceremonial Magick; Medical Doctor and Examiner; Freemason; several people documented seeing him at the British Museum as he lay dying in bed at home and afterwards, perhaps his Astral Form had already separated from his body and wanted one last look at his Temple of Minerva; Creator of quasi - Masonic Rites;

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Teachers

Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; William Robert Woodman ; Sigismond Bacstrom; Anna Kingsford who may have been the model for “Anna Sprengel”, whose magical motto was “Soror Sapiens Dominabitur Astris”, the German adept who chartered the Golden Dawn for Westcott before dying mysteriously. Her last published work, 1886, included her motto on the cover, “Sapiens dominabitur Asir” aka the Wise Rule their Stars; Edward Maitland; Athanasius Kircher; Eliphas Levi; Zoroaster aka Zarathustra; Jean D'Espagnet aka “the hermetic magistrate” aka “Penes nos unda Tagi;” aka the motto, “Spes mea in Agno est”, author of The Hermetic Arcanum, “The Summary of Physics Restored” aka “Enchyridion Physicae Restitutae”, 1650 & “Secret Work of Hermetic Philosophy” aka “Arcanum Hermeticae Pilosophiae Opus” aka the Hermetic Arcanum; John Yarker of the Royal Oriental Order of Sikha; Isabel Cooper-Oakley, likely source of the Fratres Lucis material in the Golden Dawn; Frater L E. T. aka Lux E. Tenebris aka Dr. Thiessen of Liege; W. J. Colville aka William Wilberforce Juvenal Colville, 1862-1917;

Students

Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers; Paul Foster Case; Aleister Crowley; Manly P. Hall ; Br. A. C. F. Jackson; Henry Adamson; Max Heindel; Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, comic creators, who did a 4 panel historical ghost strip on him in the early 1950s; Tabatha Cicero, who recolored his original Enochain watchtowers; Chic Cicero; Dr. Carnegie Dixon; E. J. Langford-Garstin; Sir William Crookes; Sir William Peck, astronomer;

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Organizations

Freemasonry; Parret and Axe Lodge No. 814, Crewkernarret and Axe Lodge No. 814, Crewkerne; Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA); Swedenborgian Rite aka Swedenborg Rite of Freemasonry; Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn; Esoteric Section -Theosophical Society; Stella Matutina;

Author

The Origin of the Rosicrucians and Freemasons ; The Occult Power of Numbers, their Powers and Virtues; An Introduction to the Study of the Kabalah, may be An introduction to the study of the Kabalah - with eight diagrams; A Lecture To Inquirers Into Theosophy And Practical Occultism; History of the Rosicrucian Societies in Anglia; Historic Lecture Golden Dawn ; translated The Chaldæan Oracles of Zoroaster (see http://www.esotericarchives.com/oracle/oraclez.htm) previously translated by Thomas Stanley; The 'Sepher Yetzirah' ; Tabula Bembina sive Mensa Isiaca aka The Isiac Tablet of Cardinal Bembo, Its history and occult significance; the The Serpent Myth essay; The Kabbalah of the Golden Dawn essay; . The Historic Structure of the Original Golden Dawn Temples (Ordinances and Regulations) instructions, with S. L. MacGregor Mathers; The Golden Dawn Court Cards, as Drawn by W. W. Westcott essay, edited by S. L. MacGregor Mathers; translated The Hermetic Arcanum by Jean D'Espagnet; The extra pharmacopoeia of Martindale and Westcott, with William Martindale; Suicide; its history, literature, jurisprudence, causation, and prevention., The Rosicrucians - past and present, at home and abroad;

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References

  • The Vault of William Wynn Westcott: An archive of materials by this active member, also known as Sapere Aude, of many groups around Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry, including the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, and The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
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