Dr. Gérard Encausse (Papus) - Tau Vincent
"True esotericism is the Science of the adaptations of feelings. Feeling is the sole Creator in all planes, and an idea is a creator found only in the human mental plane, it hardly reaches the Higher nature. PRAYER is the greatest mystery and can allow for those who perceive in the Christ’s influence, and in the fact that God comes in flesh, to receive the highest influences in action in the Divine plane." - PAPUS
October 25 is the anniversary of the death of Dr. Gérard Encausse (1865-1916), known by the pseudonym “Papus.” Encausse was a Spanish-born French physician and author, who may be best known as the founder of the Martinist Order.
“Papus” means “physician.” In 1887, Papus began medical studies under the psychiatrist Jules-Bernard Luys, who was a student of the famous neurologist and hypnotist, Charcot.
In 1888 Papus co-founded the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Croix with Saint-Yves, Stanislas de Guaita, Joséphin Péladan, and Oswald Wirth. In this year he became editor in chief of the Revue d’hypnologie, and also co-founded the journal L’Initiation.
In 1890 Papus became head of the laboratoire d’hypnologie at the Hospital de la Charite. Also in 1890, he became friends with the famous healer, Master Philippe of Lyon (Philippe Nizier).
In 1891 Papus founded the Martinist Order to propagate the initiation that had been passed from person to person since the time of Saint-Martin, the “Unknown Philosopher.”
In 1893 Papus was consecrated a bishop of the Gnostic Church of France by its founder, Jules Doinel. In this same year, Papus helped to found a school of magnetism in Paris.
In 1894 Papus received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Paris. On several occasions he served a physician and spiritual advisor to Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia.
In 1913 Papus became Grand Hierophant of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim.
Papus died October 25, 1916. In the biography written his son, Philippe Encausse, it is reported that he died of tuberculosis. According to Tau Charles Harmonius II, Philippe Encausse stated to him and to others that the cause was a mustard bomb that exploded outside of his office of the Hospital de la Charite, on the front lines of a combat zone outside Paris. At that time, Papus’ medical work in the war was controversial, because he was treating the most seriously injured patients first, regardless of whether they were German, French, or American. This brought him into conflict with the French government, who insisted that allies be treated first. Papus refused to comply, saying that humanity dictated that the people who were in graver conditions and who could be saved should be saved, regardless of their side in the war.
On the centennial of the death of this Grand Hierophant, Dr. Gerard Encausse, let us recognize his place and prominence in the gnosis of our age. May the Societies created and fostered by him carry forth and increase the Light to which his life was dedicated.
“Remember him, O Lord, in thy kingdom, thy faithful servant Tau Valentin, our Bishop Gerard Encausse, whom we see no longer; grant him thy peace; let the light above the aeons shine upon him; and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in him the good purpose of thy perfect will: that he whom thou hast appointed here on earth to be the shepherd of souls and the ministering agent of thy holy power may continue to serve thee in all worlds and aeons to come. Amen.”
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