Self-Realization Fellowship
O.T.O. — M.M.M. — S.R.M.

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Self-Realization Fellowship S.R.F.

25 September, 1951.
A certain Percy Hopkins, alleged student of medicine in Munich, alleged representative of a certain Donald McFarlane (alias Donald Waters) wrote to the Swiss O.T.O., allegedly on behalf of a "Self-Realization Fellowship".
On the headed stationary appeared: "O.T.O. — M.M.M. — S.R.M. — Section: Germany".
"... We are busy finding people to carry the work on since 1948, based on the old documents ...". Allegedly, Hopkins knew via McFarlane from Theodor Reuss' Golden Book that there was a Charter for Ida Hofmann, Alice Sprengel and Clara Linke. And now Hermann Joseph Metzger / Peter Mano was expected to pay again for confirmations, new charters, fees and the like.

Hopkins and McFarlane were unaware of the Swiss Reuss-charter for H.R. Hilfiker and Laban de Laban nor the strange X° Reuss-charter for Hoffman and Linke (dated 1918), which was the alleged basis for Metzger's claim to the Reuss-O.T.O.
McFarlane made a phone call to Metzger, who pretended to be busy. In the meantime, Metzger and Karl Germer had decided that the S.R.F. was a fake (Germer to Metzger, letter on 6.1.1954) and as a result Metzger did not react to a further letter from Hopkins dated 18th October, 1951.

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[Partly from: 'Materialien Zum O.T.O.']



The S.R.F. - "founded in 1920 by Paramahansa-Yogananda" in California - wrote to me in 1988 using the same name on its stationary as they had in their correspondence with Metzger (but without the O.T.O.-etc. reference): "we have no knowledge of 'Reuss material' or the 'Old European Thelemites'."

Self-Realization Fellowship Peter-Robert Koenig


Neither the Berlin Medical Association (19.4.1988), the Federal Medical Association (27.4.1988), the Munich District Administrative Office (28.4.1988) nor the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (11.5.1988) find a Hopkins in the records.


Context: Hermann Joseph Metzger, Thelema in the Appenzell? and Der O.T.O. Phänomen RELOAD.



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