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Journée de Papus
Père-Lachaise cemetery Paris, France
“Books are the windows of the truth, but they are not the door; they point out things and yet they do not impart them. It is within that we should write, think, and speak, not merely on paper.”
~ Louis Claude de Saint-Martin
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L'Ordre Martiniste, or The Martinist Order in English, follows the footsteps and teachings of Louis Claude de Saint Martin, as well as the initiatory organization founded in 1887, by Dr. Gérard Encausse known also by his esoteric name, "Papus". The Martinist Order creates the necessary conditions to support and nurture Spiritual Seekers. The spiritual path is often difficult and lonely. This solitude is incumbent on every spiritual seeker because the "unfolding of being" or awakening is always personal and therefore singular. No one can walk the path for you, but we can walk with you. For this, the Martinist approach proposes group discourse, offers times and collective spaces to share and alleviate this impression of solitude inherent to the spirituality of the individual. These are educational activities. Within a Group, intellectual, philosophical, esoteric, comparative religion and mystical research is fostered by fraternal exchanges when we approach Knowledge from different points of view. The Martinist builds their knowledge while respecting the opinions of others.
They learn to give and to receive.
de Saint Martin
"le Philosophe Inconnu"
The term "Martinism" is related to Louis Claude de Saint Martin (1743-1803). Louis Claude de Saint Martin wrote a number of books under the pen name "The Unknown Philosopher", most of which are still available today. He was in fact a "theosopher", comparable to Jacob Boehme, whom he considered to be his teacher, posthumously.
Dr. Gérard Encausse
Dr. Gérard Encausse (1865-1916) was a noted Physician and Spiritualist. He wrote under the pseudonym "Papus". He founded the Independent Group for Esoteric Studies, which attracted a large number of students of the occult. He later directed and structured the Martinist Order, based on the teachings of Louis Claude de Saint-Martin.