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lundi 20 décembre 2010

CAGLIOSTRO’S SECRET RITUAL OF EGYPTIAN RITE FREEMASONRY


“Of all the Masonic charlatans who flourished in the eighteenth century the Count Cagliostro
was most prominent, whether we consider the ingenuity of his schemes of deception, the
extensive field of his operations through almost every country of Europe, or the distinguished
character and station of many of those whose credulity made them his victims.” Albert C.
Mackey, An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (1878) Is the verdict in? Was the “divine Cagliostro”
nothing more than the charlatan Mackey and others1 made him out to be? Perhaps not. Robert
Cleg’s revised edition of Mackey’s encyclopedia suggests a more charitable viewpoint by
replacing and omitting the overtly opiniated phrases. Clegg replaces “Masonic charlatan” with
“Masonic persons of romantic celebrity,” “victims” with “enthusiastic supporters,” and omits “of
deception” after “schemes.” Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant), sympathetic to Cagliostro
in more than one sense of term, wrote in his Dogme et Rituel de Ia Haute Magie (186l), of the
“adept accused of charlatanism, who was termed in his lifetime the divine Cagliostro.”
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