Esoteric Fraternity

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The Esoteric Fraternity
Formation ~1880s
Headquarters Boston, MA; Applegate, CA
- Hiram E. Butler
Main organ "The Esoteric"; "The Occult and Biological Journal"; "The Review"

The Esoteric Fraternity was an American occult order, organised by Hiram E. Butler at Boston in the 1880s (during the same timeframe as his founding of the Genii of Nations, Knowledges, and Religions), for the purpose of "the study and unfoldment of the inner and true sense of divine inspiration, the interpretation of the Scriptures — all scriptures."[1]

References

  1. Gould, S. C., ed. (April 1905), The Esoteric Fraternity, "Arcane Societies in the United States", Historic Magazine and Notes and Queries 23 (4): 91, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064475955;view=1up;seq=110, retrieved 2016-05-25, "This fraternity was formed in Boston, Mass., in the eighties, and has for its aims and purposes the study and unfoldment of the inner and true sense of divine inspiration, the interpretation of the Scriptures — all scriptures. Its organ was "The Esoteric," monthly, edited by Hiram E. Butler, with several co-editors. It has published three series: I, "The Esoteric;" II, "The Occult and Biological Journal;" III, "The Review." The last is now in Vol. III. It has also published a quite large number of other books on advanced esoteric thought. Some ten years ago it moved its headquarters and plant from Boston to Applegate, Placer Co., Calif., now the address of the school."