Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of those who wrote the tracts or pamphlets attacking prelacy (1588-9) which gave rise to the Mar-prelate controversy, or a defender or supporter of them. See Marprelate controversy.
  • n. A member of a school of religionists formed originally by the Chevalier St. Martin (1743-1803), a few years before the French Revolution broke out: a kind of pietistic imitation of freemasonry. The Martinists were transplanted to Russia during the reign of Catherine II. Blunt, Dict. of Sects.

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  • "Martinist" theme was developed by the Rosicrucian movement, concentrated in Bavaria.

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  • The back room also served as the headquarters of the Martinist Order, revived by Papus in 1891 it was actually about 10 years earlier, which meant to perpetuate the spirit of chivalry and that of the New Gnostic Church, of which Papus was “bishop.”

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  • This is rather unexpected: whatever trail we follow relating to Rennes-le-Château and the two brothers Saunière, we end up with the two related societies, Rectified Scottish Rite Freemasonry and the Martinist Order—precisely the same societies that we connected with the Alpha Galates Order.

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  • The famed but enigmatic Papus Gérard Encausse ran his Martinist Order from the Bookshop of the Wonderful when occultism was at its most fashionable among bohemians and thrill seekers.

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  • In the words of the historian Richard F. Kuisel: “This modern Martinist order had its own rites and an unusual method of recruitment, the ‘chain method,’ which protected the society from exposure: each new member knew the identity of only the Martinist who had recruited him.”

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  • Recurring connections with the Masonic Rectified Scottish Rite and the Martinist Order confirm that they are indeed very closely related: the Rectified Scottish Rite being essentially the Strict Observance repackaged, with Martinist additions.

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  • The Secret Grades which lie behind it are permeated with Martinist elements.

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  • According to Gaudart de Soulages and Lamant Dictionnaire des Françs-macons français,p. 805, there are three major Martinist societies: the Martinist Order, the Initiatory Martinist Order, and the Traditional Martinist Order.

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  • As we have seen, the Martinist Order did possess an interior order, called the S.I.

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  • We were utterly astounded to discover that Schwaller de Lubicz and synarchy led us right back to the same groups—including the Martinist Order and the Knights Beneficent—which we had already identified as being behind the Priory of Sion.

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