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Sédir, Paul
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Sédir, Paul (ps. of Yvon Le Loup), * 1 Jan 1871 (Dinan), † 3 Feb 1926 (Paris)

This Breton, rather gauche in appearance and fragile in health, was employed in a bank. He had had no special intellectual education before meeting → Papus (Gérard Encausse) in 1889 at the occultist Chamuel's bookshop La Librarie du Merveilleux. At the time, Papus was running a vast network of periodicals, esoteric teaching, and initiatic institutions, in a half-learned, half-social enterprise in which Le Loup (whose pseudonym Sédir is an anagram of désir, from → Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin's homme de désir, “ma…

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Laurant, Jean-Pierre, “Sédir, Paul”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_343>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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