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Schwaller, René Adolphe
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Schwaller, René Adolphe (called de Lubicz; pseudonym Aor), * 31 Jan 1887 (Asnières (France)), † 5 Jan 1961 (Grasse (France))

This occultist writer, Egyptologist, and founder of spiritual brotherhoods was of Alsatian origin, his pharmacist-chemist father having set up practice in Strasbourg. René aspired to be a painter and was a student in Henri Matisse's atelier in Paris. Under the pseudonym of “Aor” he was an active member of the → Theosophical Society, and it was at a lecture in the Adyar Hall of the Paris Theosophical Society, in 1915, that the decisive encounte…

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Laurant, Jean-Pierre, “Schwaller, René Adolphe”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_338>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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