Order of the S.S.S. and Brotherhood of the Z.Z.R.R.Z.Z.
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|Order of the S.S.S. and Brotherhood of the Z.Z.R.R.Z.Z.|
Seal as depicted in "The Hidden Way Across the Threshold" (1887)
|Hierophant||Count A. de Guinotti|
The Order of the S.S.S. and Brotherhood of the Z.Z.R.R.Z.Z. was an occult order, reportedly comprised of individuals interested in a variety of esoteric subjects, including Rosicrucianism, Pythagoreanism, Swedenborgianism, Gnosticism, and ancient Egyptian religion.
- Street, John C. (1887), The Hidden Way Across The Threshold; The Mystery Which Hath Been Hidden For ages And From Generations. An Explanation Of The Concealed Forces In Every Man To Open The Temple Of The Soul and Learn The Guidance Of The Unseen Hand. Illustrated and Made Plain with as few Occult Phrases as Possible, Boston: Lee and Shepard, https://archive.org/details/hiddenwayacross01stregoog
- Gould, S. C., ed. (November 1896), Order of the S.S.S. and Brotherhood of the Z.Z.R.R.Z.Z., "Arcane Societies in the United States", Miscellaneous Magazine and Notes and Queries 14 (11): 272, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044092649565;view=1up;seq=286, retrieved 2016-08-01, ""All things come from within." Seal, a circle composed of three cobras, separated by three swasticas, inclosing two interlaced triangles, these triangles inclosing the crux ansata. The quotation is: "Neither height nor depth can measure the possibilities of the human soul." Love, with Wisdom is the secret of Life. The torch of Life is fed by the oil of Love. On the large cube of cream-white stone which was presented to the Order of the Z.Z., by a Mexican chief, is the following significant inscription: "The Torch of Love is the Secret of Soul." It is claimed in their traditions that this stone is of great antiquity, and that it was one of the chief stones in the altar of Teocallis. The hierophant of the Order is the Count A. de G. The principal office for this country is in Boston."