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g.d. mudslinging...

To: alt.magick
From: (Robert Mathiesen)
Subject: Re: g.d. mudslinging...
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 21:39:54 EDT

In article <>, said:
>- the cipher mss. putatively came to Westcott and Mathers from the estate of
>Fred Hockley, a noted Masonic historian (ie. student of history of Masonry,
>an historian who happened to be a Mason (g)).
>The cipher was one used widely in continental Masonry.
>- the alleged correspondence with GH Soror SDA included, I believe, references
>to the continental Rosicrucian lodges, and Westcott is author of a monograph
>the subject of these branches of continental esoteric Masonry.

I have heard (from a person who attended Gilbert's lecture) that Robert
Gilbert has uncovered some evidence that the cipher manuscripts were the
work of K. R. H. Mackenzie.  My source was not clear on the nature of
this new evidence, except that it emerged when Gilbert made a close
examination of the *backs* of the sheets of paper on which the cipher
texts were written.  No doubt Gilbert will be publishing this new
evidence at some point so we can all take a look at it.  Mackenzie, of
course, was a most erudite scholar of continental masonic and
rosicrucian rituals, quite capable of composing texts such as those in
the cipher manuscripts.

To the best of my knowledge there is no good evidence that Hockley ever
owned the cipher manuscripts, or indeed even occupied himself with them
extensively.  His own efforts seem to have been spent on a different
kind of ritual practice, similar to some extent to what is described in
_Art Magic_, ed. by Emma Hardinge Britten (New York, 1876).

Robert Mathiesen, SL500000@BROWNVM.BITNET

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