Occultism in a Global Perspective, 4



Powers of Darkness in Denmark

Per Faxneld


pp. 58-9 C. W. Hansen

p. 58


{who misspelled his own assumed-name : it being more correctly transliterated /Qado^s^/ 'Saint' (Strong's 6918)}

whose real name was Carl William Hansen, was born in Copenhagen in 1872".

"Perhaps the richest source of information regarding {C. W. Hansen} as a person is a lengthy memorial article by a friend of his, the writer Aage Welblund, published in the Danish newspaper Socialdemokraten in 1946. ...

One of his acquaintances by correspondence was the renowned Swedish author August Strindberg (1849-1912). [p. 72, n. 4 : "Strindberg did show some sympathy for the Devil in the mystery play incorporated in Ma:ster Olof (1878) and Inferno (1897) ... . On Strindberg ..., see Faxneld (2006:134-40)."] ... The main point of disagreement between Strindberg and {Hansen} would seem to be the latter's insistence on keeping alchemy firmly grounded in classic esoteric-mystic speculation ... . On the last page of his 1906 Luciferian pamphlet ... Kadosh {Qado^s^} explains [p. 72, n. 3: "that Lucifer is the "original principle" ("Urprincip") of gold (... 1906:29)."]

Therefore, the alchemical striving ... must ... have been the equivalent of ... embarking on a Faustian quest for Luciferian enlightenment."

p. 59

"Another famous author {C. W. Hansen} corresponded with was the Austrian Gustav Meyrink (1868-1932), whose novel Golem (1914) remains a classic ... . ...

When Rudolph Steiner (1861-1925) -- the founder of anthroposophy -- visited Copenhagen, {C. W. Hansen} paid a visit to his hotel room to discuss esoteric matters. Steiner ... later ... said [Welblund 1946] that "surrounding Kadosh's person there was an aura, that fully revealed that he was in communication with the powers of darkness.""

Faxneld 2006 = Per Faxneld : Mo,rkrets apostlar. Sundbyberg : Ouroboros.

Welblund 1946 = Aage Welblund : "Den sidste guldmager ...". SOCIALDEMOKRATEN, 19 May 1946.

pp. 59-60 C. W. Hansen's Luciferian religion of Baphomet-worship

p. 59

[quoted in Welblund 1946 from Carl Kohl concerning C. W. Hansen] "I can certify that there are also those here at home, who in the deepest earnestness have summoned and conjured, and who ... have seen and worshipped ... Baphomet, who is the black god".

p. 60

"{Carl William Hansen} ... in a national census of 1906 ... stated his religious affiliation to be

"Luciferian" ... .

{This name, meaning 'Luminance-Bearing', would indicate the Steiner claim to "darkness" could not apply to C. W. Hansen (but instead perhaps to R. Steiner himself instead).}

In the same year.., Kadosh {Qado^s^} published the ... pamphlet Den ny morgens gry : verdensbygmesterens gekomst ("The Dawn of a New Morning : The Return of the World's Masterbuilder")."

{Similar to luminance-carrier (Phos-phoros = Lucifer) He^lel, >abu-Fihamat ("Baphomet") is depicted upholding luminance : thus further establishing that C. W. Hansen had no connection with Rudolph Steiner's "darkness". [This luminance is of where "the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehendeth it not" (Eu-angelion of Ioannes 1:5)].}

p. 60 Cogito ergo sum!

"[That which] Kadosh {Qado^s^} lays down, "is the 'Sum' -- or Ego -- ... the creating Logon and Force!", and both "personal and impersonal", ... and "the potency of the forces ..., in an individually personified form." Kadosh {Qado^s^} further announce that "If one is in possession of the necessary keys or knowledge", it is possible

to evoke or call {them (the personified forces)} forth."

{praesumably in their genuine nature as Qlippo^t}

p. 61 Freemasonic legend

"According to Masonic legend, H[.]iram was the master builder who ... was in possession of ... the secret correct pronunciation of God's name {Ba<al S^em T.ob 'Owner of the Good Name'}.

Early Masons ... identified ... the "master builder" of the universe. The correspondence with Lucifer, however, is entirely unknown among real-life Masons. ...

{Even in the openly published Freemason handbook for its 33rd degree, is not "LUCIFER" designated "he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls ? Doubt it not!" (M&D, cap XIX). Furthermore, that there is an additional secret teaching on this matter is hinted at by major official Freemason journals being entitled LUCIFER in the nineteenth century Chr.E. before the decision was made on the highest levels (Supreme Councilsof the Grand Lodges) to conceal this identity.}

Another passage in Kohl's book that might have influenced Kadosh is the summary of Jules Bois's description ... where a picture of Lucifer, designated "the world's builder" ("Verdenbygmesteren"), hangs above the altar. This is followed by a footnote quoting ... that the Masonic Grand Architect is in fact the demiurge of the old Gnostics ... ([Kohl 1902]:81-2)."

M&D = Albert Pike : Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry , prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. Charleston, 1871. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/morals_dogma/apike07.htm

Kohl 1902 = C. Kohl : Satan og hans kultus i vor tid. Copenhagen : Det norsiske forlag.

In the confidential (and secret) "'Instructions' issued by him, on July 14, 1889, to the 23 Supreme Councils of the world", Albert Pike rediterated that ("QuWHLMPL") "the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer".

"QuWHLMPL" = "Quotations written by high level Masons praising Lucifer". http://freemasonrywatch.org/luciferquotes.html

pp. 61-2 Baphomet & Lucifer's parentage

p. 61

"The focus on such an energy links ... to Eliphas Le'vi's Baphomet, who[m] the French occultist identified with the "astral light", a sort of cosmic energy that

p. 62

flows through the entire universe. ... According to Kadosh {Qado^s^}, the source of all life is

Lucifer's father,

{A parent of He^lel (Strong's 1966 'Lucifer') is S^ah.ar (Strong's 7837 'Dayspring, Dawn').}

"that which language does no have any ... pronounceable word for.""

{More difficult (for Europeans) to pronounce would be the name /S`at.an/ of the father of the Anti-Christos.}

pp. 62-3 "great god Pan" in C. W. Hansen's publication

p. 62

"there is a quotation from an Orphic Hymn, where Pan is invoked (Kadosh 1906:7). ... Throughout, ... the resurrection of the "no longer dead" great god Pan is a key theme (ibid.: 9, passim). The description of Pan contains characteristics --

for instance, wings on his back -- which clearly signal that this is not simply the Greek god Pan ... . ...

{Praesumably, the term /Pan/ is being used as a code-term for winged god Erot- (Cupid).}

A view of Pan ... can be found already in Jean Bodin's famous De la de'monomanie des sorciers (... 1580) ... of the so-called incubi, male sexual demons. ...

{The Incubi, however, in no way resemble the Panes : instead, the erotic Incubi resemble the erotic god Erot-.}

p. 63

Through an antique misunderstanding of the etymology of the word Pan, the god's name was early on understood to be derived from the Greek word for "all"".

{This false etymology is detected as such thus : Hellenic /panto-/ 'all' is cognate with Latin /quant-/ 'quantity, amount'; whereas panpipe-blowing god Pan hath his name cognate with that Pauran.ik god Pavana 'Exhalation'.}

Kadosh 1906 = C. W. Hansen : Den ny morgens gry. Hafnia.

{Perhaps the error of regarding god PAN as erotic is derived from the epithet /PAN-demo-/ 'common to all the people', as applied particularly to (according to Liddell & Scott) /erot-/.}

p. 64 signal honors to C. W. Hansen

"In Hartmann's Who's Who in Occultism, New Thought, Psychism and Spiritualism [p. 62], Kadosh {Qado^s^} is listed as

... Patriarch and Primas, Naassenic Gnostic Synode (Scandinavia),

Grand Master General, Grand Orient of Denmark,

President Alchemical Society of Denmark ...;

President, Kabbalistic (Qabbalistic} Order (Denmark);

Grand Master and General Delegate, Martinist Order, etc. etc.

It is interesting to note that Kadosh {Qado^s^} was also a member of Theodor Reuss's OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis) ..., and he eventually became its leader in Denmark." ("OTOPh")

William C. Hartmann : Who's Who in Occultism, New Thought, Psychism and Spiritualism. Jamaica (Long Island, NY) : Occult Pr, 1927.

"OTOPh" = P.R. Koenig : "Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon". http://www.parareligion.ch/sunrise/hansen.htm

p. 65 founder of Freemasonic lodges & orders

"to establish a Luciferian-Gnostic 'congregation ... he ... managed ... with two other men : the Swedish ... N. A. Wessmann ... and ... Vilhelm Jespersen. They were later joined by the illustrator N. A. Niels Wivel, famed for his ... drawings (Welblund 1946 ...) ..., to create a Luciferian "closed circle, ... a new esoteric order of Freemasons" ([Hansen] 1906:5). ... Swedish filmmaker Peter Padro`n He`rna`ndez has discovered a series of drawings by Wivel, which depict ... Kadosh {{Qado^s^}'s esoteric system : inverted pentagrams, Baphomet, Lilith, women with serpent hair {Gorgones} or reptilian bodies and so forth. ...

During the 1920s, Kadosh {Qado^s^} was also engaged in the founding of a number of Masonic lodges and orders in Copenhagen ... . In December 1930 he ... continued ... irregular Masonic charters ... ." (Lomholt 1931:113-22, 174-6, 275)

Lomholt 1931 : S. Lomholt : Vinkelfrimureriet. Copenhagen : Stig Andersen.

p. 66 mentions of C. W. Hansen in Danish historical novels

"His first appearance was in J. I. Kronstro,m's Den gyldne kunst ("The Golden Art", 1918), followed by

J. Anker Larsen's De vises sten ("The Philosopher's Stone", 1923).

Two decades later, one of Denmark's most famous authors, Hans Scherfig, immortalized Kadosh by depicting him in his two novels

Idealister ("Idealists", 1944) and

Frydenholm (1962)."

pp. 66-9 Neo-Luciferian Church

p. 66

"Kadosh {Qado^s^}'s ... writing style is

decidedly ... very original, and ... his way of reasoning ... very mystical and profound ... .

{actually, not original at all, but rather in keeping with the secret doctrine transmitted in the highest degrees of Freemasonry}

A number of people in our own time have chosen to adopt the positive stance in this question,

{that is, have determined that is is high time to abrogate the usual Freemasonic confidential rule of secrecy in this matter}

and a small group of esotericists -- the American Michael Bertiaux and Danes Bjarne Salling Pedersen and I. M. Berg -- formed The Neo-Luciferian Church (hereafter the NLC) on Candlemass 2005. On the NLC website, it is stated that ... there had been a wish ever since the 1970s "to re-establish a Danish Luciferian Church and carry on the magical current from Carl William Hansen". Bertiaux is an author who is well-known

p. 67

in the Thelemic and Left-Hand Path ... of the highly complex system presented in Bertiaux's writings -- where Vodou is blended with Thelema, Martinism and

many other traditions ... .

{such as the "Zothyrian", named for Zothyr in Estonia}

One of the NLC founders, Pedersen, had earlier translated Den ny morgens gry into English, and the text was published in Swedish ... Carl Abrahamsson's journal The Fenris Wolf (Fr. GCLO 1993:72-97). ...

Humour pervades ... the Church ..., and certainly not every ... order would have a quote like

"Come join the dark side / we've got cookies" on their homepage. ["N-LChH"] ...

{With ambiguity, the "cookies" may suggest a tracking-device (from a website) stored in one's computer; while "dark side" would be an allusion to a computer as a so-called "black box" device.}

p. 68

Many ..., such as the ONA (Order of the Nine Angles) [RONA], claim to be custodians of an ancient tradition. ... The NLC actually do have a canonical document that is over 100 years old. ...

The NLC recommends "all members ... to ... study in the ... Occult Tradition", naming ... Eliphas Le'vi, Michael Bertiaux, Dion Fortune, S. MacGregor Mathers, Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley, Francis King, Kenneth Grant and Austin Osman Spare ... . ...

p. 69

The NLC claims to be the successor of a number of different churches ... of the gnostic-magical variety ..., among them the Vintrasian Carmelite Church, the Bouallanian Carmelite Church ... . The ... succession lines are meticulously documented on the website, with a detailed separate PDF document available for each of time."

Den ny morgens gry translated into English as The Dawn of a New Morning = http://www.neoluciferianchurch.dk/attachments/File/kadosh-english.pdf

Fr. GCLO 1993 = Frater GCLO [order name of B. S. Pedersen] : "Lucifer-Hiram : the Return of the World's Master Builder". FENRIS WOLF : J OF CONTEMPORARY OCCULTISM 3:72-97.

"succession lines" = p. 75, n. 48 : "Churchstructures of the Neo-Luciferian Church". https://web.archive.org/web/20101202015338/http://www.neoluciferianchurch.org/church/church.html & "Successionlines of the N.L.C." http://www.neoluciferianchurch.dk/successionlines-nlc.php

"Vintrasian Carmelite Succession Line" = https://web.archive.org/web/20100920083248/http://www.neoluciferianchurch.org/church/lineages/4-vintras.pdf & http://www.neoluciferianchurch.dk/attachments/File/4-vintras.pdf

"Bouallanian Carmelite [Succession Line]" = https://web.archive.org/web/20100920083207/http://www.neoluciferianchurch.org/church/lineages/11-boullan.pdf & http://www.neoluciferianchurch.dk/attachments/File/11-boullan.pdf

"N-LChH" = "Neo-Luciferian Church Headquarters". http://www.neoluciferianchurch.dk/

RONA = "The Requisite ONA : A Practical Guide to The Sinister Sorcery of The Order of Nine Angles". http://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/the-requisite-ona.pdf


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