There have been numerous small groups of Rosicrucians of various kinds. (See the diagram) The purpose stated by one of the principal Rosicrucian groups: "The Fraternity is now entirely devoted to philosophical research, spiritual training and Occult Initiation."70 The famous Jewish magician Eliphas Levi (self-named Zahed)71 was the Supreme Grand Master of the Rosicrucians in 1861, when the next Supreme Grand Master, the American Dr. P.B. Randolph was chosen.72 Eliphas Levi was a deep student of the Kaballah, and wrote many books on magic, including the History of Magic. His 1896 edition of Transcendental Magic carries a big illustration of the "Star of David." One hostile biographer claimed he charged up to 25 Francs to give clients prophecies from Lucifer.73 Lytton knew Levi. Lytton tried to establish a magic society in London, which Madame Blavatsky became acquainted with.74 (Magic, the Jewish Cabala, and Freemasonry are connected. A large number of famous magicians have been Jewish Freemasons.)75
This Rosicrucian group had an Order which in England was called The Order of the Rose, in France L'Ordre du Lis, and in America The Order of the Lily. During the Civil War, the Rosicrucian Council of Three of the Order of the Lily consisted of Paschal Beverly Randolph, General Ethan Allen Hitchcock (his mother was the Mason Ethan Allen's daughter), and Abraham Lincoln.76 It is well known that Lincoln and his wife had seances, etc. in the White House. Abraham Lincoln's wife was especially into spiritism. Rev. Cole of the Church of Illumination writes in The Light of Life, "Abraham Lincoln also received his training in the Regeneration, in like manner, under the great Teacher Dr. P.B. Randolph."77
This helps solve one "mystery" about Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was never a Mason, but many lodges and individual Masons believed he was.78 Lincoln had been asked to join, but turned down the chance. A French Masonic magazine Monde Maconnique referred to Lincoln as a "member of the Grand Lodge of New York."79 It appears from various reliable Masonic sources that Lincoln was not a Mason. But he was a Rosicrucian. The close affiliation between the two orders, and the overlapping memberships would naturally tend to cloud the issue. During the Civil War, Randolph and Hitchcock, who were close friends, Dr. Alexander Wilder and Abraham Lincoln formed the nucleus of the Rosicrucians in Wash.D.C.80 Hitchcock in a compilation of his notes Fifty Years in Camp and Field alludes to their meetings with the President.
(Lincoln was the man the Rothschilds wanted, for his election provoked secession by the South. Their plans were to control Lincoln. He turned out to be a far greater man than people expected.)
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