Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica — Gnostic Catholic Church — Wandering Bishops — Episcopi Vagantes — Ordo Templi Orientis — Jules Doinel, Joanny Johannès Bricaud, Sophronius, S.-J. Esclarmonde, Fabre des Essarts, Ernst Peithmann, E. Tristan Kurtzahn, Theodor Reuss, Eglise Gnostice Universelle, Stephan Hoeller, Aleister Crowley, Papus

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica
Wandering Bishops
Episcopi Vagantes
Eglise Gnostiqe Catholique
Eglise Gnostique Universelle

A compilation by Peter-R. Koenig

The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Gnostic Catholic Church

The technical term for the bishopric in the context of the O.T.O. Phenomenon is Wandering Bishop or Episcopi Vagantes. This status is not defined by character qualities, not by education or theological position. These bishops are not elected by a canonical church, are not proposed as an ordain by a suffragan and not bound to a historical episcopal see or consecrated by an 'official' bishop according to the canonical procedure.
A 'real' bishop is not a successor of a sole apostle because only the synod/college of bishops in toto is heir to the college of the apostles.
Therefore: no Wandering Bishop has a 'real' apostolic succession. There is no Holy Ghost in Wandering-Bishop-consecrations.
The instrumentum consecrationis is of no apostolic value. Some of these Wandering Bishops are collectors of papers and diplomas: Religion as decoration.

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

Spermo-Gnostics and the Ordo Templi Orientis   Introduction to the "Ascetic and Libertine Gnostics"   [version July 99] The Secrets of the O.T.O.
The Correct Gnosticism: the ascetic roots of the O.T.O.
Smoke Gets In Your Aiwass. All about Angels and Abramelin   [two parts]

History of the Stranded Bishops
    siehe auch die deutsche Seite Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica
Anal Intercourse and the O.T.O.
J.S. Doinel: La Gnose de Valentin, avril 1890
Jules Stany Doinel: Première Homélie, septembre 1890
J. Doinel: Restauration de la Gnose, septembre 1893
J.S. Doinel: La Fraction du Pain, mai 1894
    English translation: Ritual of the Breaking of the Bread
J. Doinel: Mandement de sa Grâce, avril 1894
J.S. Doinel: L'Appareillamentum, juin 1894
J.S. Doinel: Restauration de la Gnose , 1894, english PDF
Fabre des Essarts: Conciliation Gnostique, mai 1895

The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon Basilides
The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon Valentinus Chevalier Le Clément de St.-Marcq:  "L'Eucharistie"   (About the Sacred Spermatophagy. Reuss said that this book of 1906 contained the ultimate secret of the OTO: the more sperm you eat, the more the manifestation of the Christ takes place within you: no women necessary for that). fascimile re-printed in: P.R. Koenig: "Der Grosse Theodor Reuss Reader", ARW, Muenchen 1997; Reuss called this pamphlet a revealing of the central secret of the OTO: only sperm contains the Logos: no women needed. Reuss wrote to Le Clément the following meaningful lines (we carefully reproduce his jargon): "I enclose two numbers of the "Oriflamme" which will show you that the Order of the Oriental Templars is in possesion of that same knowledge contained in your "L'Eucharistie"". In effect, we find in the "Oriflamme", published in 1912, this, which clears the matter: "Our Order is in possession of the key which opens all the masonic and hermetic secrets: it is the doctrine of sexual magic, and this doctrine explains, leaving nothing in the dark, all masonic symbolism, every religious system". The quote is in chapter X (La question du satanisme) of René Guénon's "L'Erreur Spirite", originally published 1923

Joannès Bricaud: Doctrine de la Gnose 1907, english PDF
Joannès Bricaud: Homélie, février 1908
J. Bricaud: Profession de Foi, 1908
J. Bricaud: Église Gnostique Universelle

Les Statuts publiés dans La Gnose, Organe officiel de l'Église Gnostique Universelle, fondé et dirigé par René Guénon (1909-1912): l'Église de Fabre des Essarts / Synésius. Après une rupture cette Église devint l'Église officielle des Martinistes.

Rituel Gnostique
Joanny Bricaud: La Gnose et l'Église gnostique moderne, janvier 1911

S.-J. Esclarmonde: Bref Exposé De La Doctrine Gnostique, Credo Gnostique, 1913

Czesław Czyński — Punar Bhava, Martinism, Gérard Encausse — Papus, Mysteria, Oriflamme, Theodor Reuss, VII° Ordo Templi Orientis, Order of the Illuminati, Eglise Gnostique Universelle, Baphomet in Polen, Jan Korwin-Czarnomski, Mikołaj Mikołajewicz Czaplin, Stanisław Sławomir Jastrzębiec-Kozłowski.
Rafal T. Prinke: Polish Satanism & Sexmagic
German version: Polnischer Satanismus und Sexualmagie
Czesław Czyński: Triomphe de l'Occultisme. Preface by Gérard Encause / Papus. A detailed account of the affair André Gilevitsch — Gilewicz

GNOSTIC CATHOLIC CHURCHES Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Wandering Bishops Episcopi Vagantes Eglise Gnostiqe Catholique Eglise Gnostique Universelle Jules Stany Doinel Fabre des Essarts Joannès Joanny Bricaud S.-J. Esclarmonde

Grand Temple Gnostique GNOSTIC CATHOLIC CHURCHES Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Wandering Bishops Episcopi Vagantes Eglise Gnostiqe Catholique Eglise Gnostique Universelle Jules Stany Doinel Fabre des Essarts Joannès Joanny Bricaud S.-J. Esclarmonde Temple Sanituaire Vestibule GNOSTIC CATHOLIC CHURCHES Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Wandering Bishops Episcopi Vagantes Eglise Gnostiqe Catholique Eglise Gnostique Universelle Jules Stany Doinel Fabre des Essarts Joannès Joanny Bricaud S.-J. Esclarmonde

Theodor Reuss and the O.T.O.

Role-model for Reuss'/Crowley's Gnostic Mass: The Tridentine Ritual

Theodor Reuss' invitation: Congress der Foederation der Universellen Freimaurer, 1920: Joanny Bricaud's proposal to make Reuss'/Crowley's Gnostic Mass the central religion of all 18° Freemasons
Programme of Construction and Guiding Principles of the Gnostic Neo Christians called O.T.O. (printed 1920)
The Gnostic Neo-Christians (1917)
The True Secret of Freemasonry and the Mystery of the Holy Mass   (manuscript of approx. 1917)

Ernst Tristan Kurtzahn, member of Theodor Reuss' O.T.O., wrote in 1925 about ascetic sexmagic in his book Die Gnostiker. About the Gnostic Catholic Church, Androgyn + Gynandria, E.C.H. Peithmann, Peryt Shou, and the immissio membri virilis in vaginam in avoidance of the ejaculatio seminis

Stephan Hoeller: Position Paper Concerning the Thelemite or Crowleyan Gnostic Churches. About the importance of magical succession without schisms; about valid and proper intention of consecrations, and that one Mass no Church doth make
Study a version of Stephan Hoeller's Mass that was modified by the EGA's late Primate, Roger St. Victor Herard (Tau Charles)

Facsimile of the originals of above texts can be found in Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica
Some of them were scanned and converted to text by Stephen L***. Homepage: Maps and Magick

Aleister Crowley appointing William B. Crow Patriarch of the thelemic Gnostic Catholic Church

Succession Apostolique Eglise Gnostique
Eglises Patriarches Gnostiques

Lignee malabare Vilatte Jules Doinel Theodor Reuss E.C.H. Peithmann Arnoldo Krumm-Heller Herbert Fritsche Hermann Joseph Metzger

At various times the media published photographs of Hermann Joseph Metzger's altar of the Swiss Gnostic Catholic Church. [37]

A gallery with photographies of some protagonists.
Hermann Joseph Metzer — Ordo Templi Orientis — Gnostic Catholic Church altar

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica — Ordo Templi Orientis — Canon Missae — Switzerland — Liber XV — Aleister Crowley
Touto esti to sperma mou. Ho pater estin ho huios dia to pneuma hagion. AUMGN. AUMGN. AUMGN.

Other O.T.O.-versions

The Threepenny Gnostic Opera with charters of e.g. Manuel Cabrera Lamparter, William W. Webb et. al.
The Gnostic Lineages of the O.T.O.A. and related organisations and Churches
Der O.T.O.A.-Reader contains a lot of further picture material
"Ljuben je zakon" or "ljubav pod voljom"? O.T.O. and O.T.O.A. in former "Yugoslavia"
O.T.O. groups and O.T.O.A. in Italy
My O.T.O.A. 1987-1991
How William Breeze lost an Apostolic Succession

Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua

Ein Leben fuer die Rose (Arnoldo Krumm-Heller's Gnosticism plus a description of Reuss', Crowley's and Krumm-Heller's spermo-gnosis: a comparison with the Fraternitas Saturni.)
Arnoldo Krumm-Heller's Gnostic Mass for the Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua

Fraternitas Saturni

See also: Too Hot To Handle.
The gnostic aspect of the Fraternitas Saturni: Eugen Grosche: Die Sakralen Kulte der Loge, 1930 (About Chrestos)
Eugen Grosche: Das Weltliche Kloster, 1953 (About the Saturnian Monastery)


Materialien zum OTO (facsimiles of documents: the Order Degree System, Reuss' charters, the Gnostic Mass in Brazil, the Eucharist in Brazil, Michael Bertiaux' Gnostic Church)
Der Grosse Theodor Reuss Reader (facsimile material only: e.g. Theodor Reuss' translation/collaboration of/on Liber XV: the Gnostic Mass of the Ordo Templi Orientis, as a facsimile of the German 1917-version
Reuss' and Crowley's Gnostic Mass in O.T.O. Rituals and Sexmagick

Preface of the book Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

More about all this in Andreas Huettl and Peter-R. Koenig: Satan — Jünger, Jäger und Justiz


       Joanny Bricaud

Jules Doinel

Gerard Encausse — Papus

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