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Lewis, Harvey Spencer
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Lewis, Harvey Spencer, * 25 Jan 1883 (Frenchtown (New Jersey)), † 2 Aug 1939, (San Jose (California))

Of both Welsh and German descent, Lewis was raised in Protestantism. Gifted with a fertile imagination and motivated by a boundless ambition, he devoted most of his life to promoting various Rosicrucian societies [→ Rosicrucianism].

Having accompanied his father in 1909 on a business trip to France, he devised a first legend. Perhaps influenced by the “Society of the Tower” in Goethe's novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship), but more probably in r…

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Edighoffer, Roland, “Lewis, Harvey Spencer”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_211>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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