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"I was born on 11th May 1919 in Seattle, Washington, at 6.57 a.m. On 7th April 1941 I entered the Marines, and served as forward observer for the Artillery. I took part in operations in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, and other Second World War events. On 4th November 1944 I married Margaret Tinnin in Ramona. In 1950, five years after I left the Marines, my mystical life began.". [Extract from W.W. Webb's "Recollections and Reflections 1950-1988"]
In California he gathered a study group of 17 members.
On April 1, 1960 Webb formed the Hermetic Alchemical Order of the QBLH with Earl Lonsberry and Anthony Fischer. He received the ordination to Priest of the American Catholic Church by Archbishop Lowell Paul Wadle.
Lowell Paul Wadle
Together with his wife Mary-Ann, Anthony Fisher and Roland Merritt Shreves, he founded the 'Philosophic Gnostic Hermetic Society' (P.G.H.S.), at Joshua Tree in 1963; it was a kind of Californian XI° offshoot of the Choronzon Club (although independent of C.F. Russell).
Fisher and Webb had previously founded the 'QBL Alchemist Church'; Webb then passed responsibility for the P.G.H.S. over to Shreves.
"The Qabalistic Alchemist Church of April 1, 1960 — was founded by over 20 people. ...
... High Masons and Ethiopian Alchemest [sic] Church — 10000 of years old, and Eastern Orthodox Catholic. (Arch Bishop Theodotus of New York and Society of Rosicrucians in America...)" [Webb, letter of 8.5.1990]
On 24 November 1973 he received the Honorary Seventh Degree O.T.O. signed by Kenneth Grant of the Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis.
THE MYSTERY OF JESUS AND JUDAS.
An outline from "Liber XIII", Ramona 1978.
In 1981 he started to co-operate with the O.T.O.A. of Michael Paul Bertiaux.
Webb, as a bishop, stayed loyal to the officially incorporated 'Qabalistic Alchemist Church' and his own 'Ordo Argenteum Astrum' (its English version published the "Equinox Magazine").
Until he died on October 15, 1997, William Wallace Webb was an astrologer and artist.
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