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Saint-Yves d'Alveydre, Joseph Alexandre
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Saint-Yves d'Alveydre, Joseph Alexandre, * 26 Mar 1842 (Paris), † 6 Feb 1909 (Pau (Basses-Pyrénées))

The name of “synarchy” given to the synthesis of all human knowledge, as dreamed of by Saint-Yves, played an extraordinary role within the myth of conspiracy that flourished around World War II, bearing no relationship to its author's intentions. Saint-Yves d'Alveydre's reputation was solidly established in the Parisian world after an adventurous life, followed by a written oeuvre that was widely recognized. Th…

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Laurant, Jean-Pierre, “Saint-Yves d'Alveydre, Joseph Alexandre”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_324>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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