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This interview was created in collaboration with our friends at Black Lotus Kult. Raised in a liberal theosophical household, he was drawn to the esoteric and spiritual approach to religion and Being from early on. After studying philosophy in New Orleans and having been ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Church, Bertiaux was sent to Haiti in where he taught philosophy and was in charge of the local Anglican museum. Jean-Maine, who initiated him into the secrets of the Voudon Gnosis.

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Early life[ edit ] Bertiaux was born in Seattle , Washington, on January 18, His father was a captain in the merchant navy and his mother was a prominent Theosophist. Bertiaux served as an Episcopalian minister in the Seattle area before traveling to Haiti in Voudon and other occult activities[ edit ] In , Bertiaux traveled to Haiti , where he was initiated into the system of Haitian Vodoun. He settled in Chicago in , where he formed among other bodies the Neo-Pythagorean Gnostic Church.

There, a synthesis was purportedly developed between European gnostic-hermetic currents, being the heritage of the ancient western initiatic tradition, and Haitian metaphysics. Within the group, the O. It is dedicated to the practice of advanced techniques of Gnostic Voudon, a system of "Afro-Atlantean magic". For a period, Michael Bertiaux was also a secretary of the Theosophical Society until moving to Chicago in , where he trained and qualified as a social worker , a job he remained in for just under forty years.

He specialized in working with the Chicago Haitian community, which currently has a population of around 5,, Lovecraft and the teachings of A. Following his retirement, Bertiaux has focused on his art and writing. It was originally published as a mail order study course and is yet to be reprinted in book form.

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Early life[ edit ] Bertiaux was born in Seattle , Washington, on January 18, His father was a captain in the merchant navy and his mother was a prominent Theosophist. Bertiaux served as an Episcopalian minister in the Seattle area before traveling to Haiti in Voudon and other occult activities[ edit ] In , Bertiaux traveled to Haiti , where he was initiated into the system of Haitian Vodoun. He settled in Chicago in , where he formed among other bodies the Neo-Pythagorean Gnostic Church. There, a synthesis was purportedly developed between European gnostic-hermetic currents, being the heritage of the ancient western initiatic tradition, and Haitian metaphysics. Within the group, the O.

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Lovecraft and deities only know what else. Adam McGee, a scholar at Harvard University, offered an excellent counterpoint: I have to offer a dissenting view, insofar as I must question the criteria by which you evaluate the system as "worthwhile. And morally repugnant it is. Bertiaux writes of Vodou as something that must be lifted out of the hands of Haitians, who do not and cannot understand its complexities. Bertiaux, by introducing a purposely esotericizing language, seeks to "restore" to the control of white magi a Vodou that he proposes has Atlantean origins.

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