Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven
From Kook Science
|Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California|
|High Priestess||May Otis Blackburn|
The Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven was an American religious society, formed at Los Angeles by May Otis Blackburn and active during the 1920s, during which time the group earned a negative reputation as a dangerous cult, detailed in press reports of the group's reputed involvement in various objectionable activities, including an attempt to physically resurrect Willa Rhodes, a deceased teenage Great Eleven priestess, and allegations that the group was responsible for the deaths and disappearance of several members. Ultimately Blackburn herself was prosecuted for grand theft in 1929; and though she was ultimately acquitted of criminal charges, the order lost influence and membership following the trial, eventually ceasing to exist as an organised body.
- Fort, Samuel (2015), Cult of the Great Eleven, CreateSpace, https://www.amazon.com/Cult-Great-Eleven-Samuel-Fort/dp/1511440864/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- "Baked Woman to Death", Greencastle Herald (Greencastle, Ind.): 1, 1929-10-11, https://newspapers.library.in.gov/cgi-bin/indiana?a=d&d=GH19291011-01.1.1, "[...] rumors that Mrs. Frances May Turner was placed in a specially built oven and subjected to terrific heat in conformation with cult doctrine."
- "Cult Discoveries May Lead to Murder Trial", Greencastle Herald (Greencastle, Ind.): 4, 1929-10-14, https://newspapers.library.in.gov/cgi-bin/indiana?a=d&d=GH19291014-01.1.4