The Ordre Martiniste de Cheveliers du Christ, "Loges de Chevaliers Vert" ("Lodges of the Green Knights"):
It is primarily through this egregore and authority as Superior Inconnu Initiator Libre, that the Hellenic Martinist Order USA and Sar Agga S::I::I::L move and have their being. While the Hellenic Martinist Order remains a distinct entity with it's own potent egregore, appreciation and respect for the OMCC and it's Brothers and Sisters and the bond established there will exist forever. Here is a short history of the OMCC as written by Milko Bogaard in Manifestations of the Martinist Order.
Sar Agga S::I::I::L, ALEPH
GM HMO USA
"1971 Ordre Martiniste des Chevaliers du Christ
This order was founded after Serge Marcotoune (Sar Hermes) had passed away, on January 15, 1971 by Armand Toussaint (1985/01/28 - 1994/07/04) under the name of ‘Ordre Martiniste des Chevaliers du Christ’. Toussaint was initiated in Paris as S.I. by Marcotoune. Marcotoune had instructed Toussaint to establish a lodge in Brussels, Belgium. Serge Marcotoune was a member and dignitary of lodge Saint André in the 1930's in Kiev (Ukraine) and was also a member of the Supreme Council for the South of Russia. He received the S.I. degree from Pierre Kasnatchéev in 1930. Lodge Saint André had been officially recognized by Jean Bricaud in 1922. Marcotoune had gathered many Russian and Ukrainian Martinist refugees around him. A branch of this Kiev-lodge, Saint André l'apôtre, existed in Paris at the end of the 1930's. In 1939 Marcotoune moved to the Canary Islands. After the war Marcotoune's Martinist lodge was not re-activated. Besides the authorization given to Armand Toussaint to establish a Brussels Lodge, Marcotoune chartered George Terapiano to represent the Russian Martinist Order on January 22, 1970. The Russian Martinists are autonomous.
ARMAND TOUSSAINT (1895 – 1994)
A convinced humanitarian by nature, Armand Toussaint (‘Raymond Panagion’) was internationally orientated and more than interested in the fraternization of occult brotherhoods and societies. Toussaint was therefore very interested in Remy Boyer's ‘Arc en Ciel’ and its successor ‘Groupe de Thèbes’(see’FUDOSI 1934-1951’ Ch.14 ‘post-FUDOSI era’). Toussaint was a close friend of Fr.Wittemans (author of "the New & Authentic History of the Rosicrucian Order", see’FUDOSI 1934-1951’ Add.4 ‘notes on Chapter 5, Egyptian Masonry’ ) and was also associated with Roger and Madeleine Caro (1). Besides his Martinist work within the OMCC, Toussaint was Patriarch of the Russian Apostolic Church of the Rose+Cross / ‘Eglise Rosicrucienne Apostolique’ (lineage Bricaud, Blanchard, Ambelain, Roger Dechamps, and finally Toussaint ), and a member of Roger Caro's FRERES AINES DE LA ROSE+CROIX (1). Armand was the Honorary Grand Master of the FAR+C. The ‘Eglise Rosicrucienne Apostolique’ appears to be a schism of Ambelain's ‘Eglise Gnostique Apostolique’ (E.G.A.). Toussaint was ordained as a Bishop by Roger Deschamps. According to the Italian ‘Centro Studies Andres Kimbisa’ the E.R.A. uses the material from Ambelain's E.G.A. Toussaint also founded in 1971 the ‘Fraternité Rosicrucienne’. Armand Toussaint was a member of Max Heindel's ‘Rosicrucian Fellowship’ (Oceanside, California). Toussaint led the Belgian branch of Heindel's rosicrucian organization from 1933 up to 1970. Because Toussaint had difficulties accepting certain dogmatic doctrines he left the ‘Rosicrucian Fellowship’ and founded the "Fraternité Rosicrucienne’ " in 1971.
1) Roger CARO / FRERES AINES DE LA ROSE+CROIX Roger Caro (‘Pierre Phoebus’, 1911-1992) was a professor in Theology, Commander of L’Ordre Patriarchal des Chevaliers de la Sainte-Croix de Jerusalem’, member of the ‘Academia Gentium 'Pro Pace' (Rome, Italy) , and he carried the medal of honor of the ‘Vermeil des Arts, Sciences et Lettres’. Caro also headed ‘Freres Aines de la Rose+Croix’, - F.A.R.+C., the ‘Inner Order’ of ‘L ‘Eglise Universelle de la Nouvelle Alliance’, E.N.A. The F.A.R+.C. does not reveal itself to the outside world since 1972. According to Caro's son, Daniel Caro, F.A.R.+C. was a continuation of the ‘TEMPLE INITIATIQUE ALCHIMIQUE d'AJUNTA’ , an organization founded in the sixties by Jean Deleuvre, a.k.a. ‘Kamala-Jnan’. As its name implies, the ‘Temple Initiatique Alchimique’ was an Alchemical Order where the Art of Alchemy was studied. When Deleuvre died, Roger Caro became his successor and renamed the organization ‘Freres Aines de la Rose+Croix’ (F.A.R.+C.). According to Daniel Caro, the F.A.R.+C. was ‘dissolved’ (reformed?) in 1973 to work in silence for 25 years "corresponding to rosicrucian tradition" (??). The reformation of the F.A.R.+C in 1973 allegedly took place after Caro’s visited a meeting of "the worldwide synod of Gnostic Bishops of the true Gnostic succession and communion" which was held in Liege (Belgium) between April 10 and 17 in 1973. This so-called Synod (or ‘College’) of Bishops is said to be the heir to the college of the apostles (?). This meeting is generally only mentioned in relationship with the O.T.O.A. (Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua) of Michael Bertiaux. Other sources claim that this congress also attracted the above-mentioned mr. Caro. Besides Bertiaux and Roger Caro the congress was also visited by Forest E Barber and John Driscoll, a retired US Air Force colonel and former NATO consultant in Paris in the 1960s. Driscol was the connection between Barber and Caro with regard to the operations of the "autocephalous" Syrian Jacobite Church in which Caro was involved, amongst others. Forest E. Barber was a Gnostic bishop in the Liberal Catholic/Mariavite Church tradition (de Palatine lineage) and a Templar researcher with the Augustan Society of Los Angeles. The story goes that Barber communicated some ancient documents to Caro which evidenced a Templar origin for the 'original Rosicrucians' in 1316 (??). These documents allegedly reveiled that the Order was founded by the knights of the original Templar Order and mentioned its first imperator, Gaston de la Pierre Phoebus. The fact that Caro’s F.A.R.+C indeed posessed "an ancient documentation" is supposedly confirmed by Italian researcher and former Group of Thebes member Massimo Introvigne. Officially’ the FAR+C does not exist anymore (disbanded by Daniel Caro after his father had died), but there are small groups who are still working within the framework of the FAR+C. In Borsbeek, Belgium, a pupil and disciple of Caro, Mgr.de Coster, founded ‘L’ORDRE RENOVEE ET SOUVERAIN DES FRERES AINES DE LA ROSE+CROIX’, an Order divided into 9 degrees based on the Egyptian Mysteries of On-Heliopolis, which sprang from the ‘SHEMSU HERU’ ('Sons of Horus'), the original Egyptian Priesthood which was responsible for the initiationrite of the Faraos. The O.R&S F.A.R.+C. is the ‘inner’ order of the ‘ORDO MYSTICUS MILITIS SANCTI JOANNIS’ (a philantropic order), which represents in Europe the ‘Religious Order of the Christos and of the Rose Cross’, a Rosicrucian Society situated in the U.S.A. De Coster's Renovated and Sovereign Order F.A.R.+C was founded "to preserve the work and teachings of Roger Caro".
In the 1980's Arman Toussaint authorized Triantaphyllos Kotzamanis (Tau- or Sar Hieronymus) from Greece and Tau Pol Lysis to establish lodges under the name of ‘Loges de Chevaliers Vert‘ (Lodges of the Green Knights). The OMCC prospored quickly, and created jurisdictions on almost all continents. In 1992 Toussaint founded the Martinist lodge CINABRO which was dedicated to the study of Alchemy, as taught by Roger Caro. Toussaint was also friendly with Eugène Canseliet, disciple of Fulcanelli and member of the former FRERES D'HELIOPOLIS. As mentioned earlier in the text, Touissant (co-) led ‘L’Eglise Rosicrucienne Apostolique’, which worked in close alliance with the ENA of Roger Caro. Toussaint's partner was Marcel Jirousek, from Brussels, Belgium. Jirousek was a pupil of Robert Ambelain. Toussaint passed many of the initiations he himself once received on to Jirousek and also to Caro. Armand Toussaint was a prominent personality and well-known within occult circles. Because of his status, Toussaint was often approached in connection with confering charters, initiations etc. Kotzamanis (who also leads the ‘Order of Hermes & Orpheus’) is responsible for the Greek lodge SAR HIERONYMOUS in Athens, Greece. The branch in the United States is known as the ‘Martinist Order of the Knights of Christ’, and is headed by Sar Zohariel, Master Director of Lodge MURIEL of the Green Knights. The headquarters of the American branch is in New-York. This branch has a Russian/Ukranian filiation. The OMCC is led by a Supreme Council and a Master Director. The Supreme Council is composed of ‘Unknown Superiors/Free Initiators’ ( S.I./ S.I 4 ) of the Order . The present-day Grand Master (‘Master Director') of the French Lodge ( the Main Lodge of the OMCC) is Remi Boyer and the Master Director of the Mother Lodge in the U.S.A. is Alberto LaCava. His predecessor was Ronald Capello, who now leads the (an) American branch of ‘L’Ordre Martiniste et Synarchique’. The OMCC maintains fraternal relations with organizations who "perpetuate the Alchemical and Hermetic tradition of the Ancient Rose+Croix". The current ‘Master Director’ of France, Remi Boyer, was also the founder of ‘L’Arc-en Ciel’ (1988) and its successor ‘Groupe de Thèbes’ / ‘Cercle d'Alexandrie’ (1990), an international Federation of Initiatic Orders and Societies based on the success of the F.U.D.O.S.I. The French branch of the OMCC was a member of this federation under the name of ‘L’ORDRE MARTINISTE DES PAUVRES CHEVALIERS DU CHRIST’. The OMCC offers two approaches, the Mystical (Ordre Martiniste) and the Theurgical approach (Ordre des Elus Cohen). The explanation of the 4 Degrees according to the +OMCC+
The Associates: They are integrated into the Egregore of the Secret Chain
through seeing, listening and speaking.
The Initiates: Sustained and protected by the Egregore of the Secret
Chain, they travel the Initiatic Way for their personal Reintegration. They
The Superior Unknowns: As Guardians of the Martinist Tradition, they
deepen the Way (we give this word the same meaning as the sense of the
word, "Tao"). By their effective works, and their research, they prepare
themselves for the transmission of this traditional heritage.
The Free Initiators; Few in number, they are in charge of the seekers for initiation. They
transmit these initiations freely, and it is their sole responsibility to
initiate those who are duly prepared. They make officers of the members in
the Order, and they conduct the ritualistic works.
LINES OF SUCCESSION OF THE +OMCC+
The Order has 3 parallel lines of succession, this is the Russian branch ;
Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin, 1780.
Prince Kourakine, diplomat in France.
Nicolas Novikov, writer and publisher, and one of the principals
responsible for French Masonry and the Rose+Croix in Russia.
Gamaleï, poet and translator (i.a.of Boehme) .
Arsenyev (missing on listing as published by O*M*CC)
Pierre Kasnatchéëv, 'appointed General Delegate for Russia by Supreme Council, 1911
Serge Marcotoune, lawyer, mystical name :Master Hermius (or 'Hermes'), 1930.
Armand Toussaint, mystical name: Master Raymond Panagion, Grand
Master of the Order and Patriarch of the Apostolic Rosicrucian Church until
his death in 1994.
Triantaphyllos Kotzamanis (Sar Hieronymus)
Besides the Russian branch the OMCC is equally the depository of the affiliation with Papus and of the Russian Martinist affiliation of Robert Ambelain (see ‘1968 ORDRE MARTINISTE INITIATIQUE’ ). As stated before, the French Grand Master, Remi Boyer, was also the founder of the ‘Cercle d'Alexandrie’/’Groupe de Thèbes’ as well as the creator of the C.I.R.E.M, ‘Centre Internationale Recherches et d'Etudes Martinistes’, "charged with diffusing those communications of the group that are accessible to the profane". CIREM publishes a journal called ‘l'Esprits des Choses’. More information on these organizations can be derived from the series "1934-1951 F.U.D.O.S.I."
Apparently there's a branch of the O*M*CC active in one of the Spanish speaking countries that is known under the name of :
Martinista de los Caballeros de Cristo
No further information available, except that this branch of the O*M*CC is affiliated to Dr.Lewis Keizer's +M*O*T+ / T:.H:.G:. (source: Marcel Roggemans, Belgium)
Nicolai Ivanovitch Novikov (Colovion, 1744/05/08 - 1818/08/12,’new style’ ), Prince Nikolai Troebeskoi (Eques ab Aquila Boreali) and Peter Tatisjev (Eques a Signo Triumphante) founded in 1784 several Rosicrucian Lodges next to the existing Masonic lodges. The ties between the Moscovite freemasons and the German Rosicrucians (‘Gold und Rosenkreutzer’) were established around 1781-'82, when the Moscovite professor of philosophy and literature, I.E.Schwartz, returned from a visit to Germany. Schwartz was a fervent defender of the Rosicrucian movement and had a thorough knowledge of the works of Boehme and LC de Saint-Martin. In July, 1782 Schwartz had attended the Masonic Convention in Wilhelmsbad held by the Duke of Braunschweig, Grand Master of the Rite of Strict Observance. He also obtained from the German Rosicrucians the authority to promote the Order in Russia. Schwartz had begun to work with Novikov at the end of the 1770's. Their collaboration resulted i.a. in a 'printing company' which published Rosicrucian and Masonic books. The Moscovite Rosicrucians were known as ‘Novikov & Company’. Author Richard Pipes, who wrote several books on Russian history, on this period of Russian history ;
"The activities of the Moscow Free Masons had a twofold character : religious and educational. In common with Free Masons of other countries, they performed symbolic rites, and engaged in the reading and discussion of mystic literature, especially the works of Saint Martin ( for which reason they were commonly known as Martinists ). They also launched an ambitious publishing program, whose aim was to raise the moral and intellectual standards of the country by means of morally uplifting literature. The educational work was directed by Novikov, who in 1779 obtained a ten-year contract to do the printing for the Moscow University." Richard Pipes
Novikov’s circle consisted of men like Lopoukhine, Troubetzkoi, Tatistschev, Tourguéniev, the earlier mentioned Schwartz, Gamalei, Kheraskov etc. In 1787 Catherina II prohibited the publication of theosophical books and in 1789 she made it impossible for Novikov to print at the University Press. Finally, in 1791, Novikov's printing company was closed. Nevertheless, during a relatively short period the Rosicrucians/ Martinists had succeeded in publishing a lot of material. In 1792 (April 24) Catherina II started a lawsuit against the rosicrucians. On May 17, 1792 Novikov and others were arrested and condemned to imprisonment. Prince Kourakine was sent in exile. When Catherina II died (November 6, 1796) Novikov's detention was abolished by the new king Paul I. Although an attempt was made by the new rulers to allow mysticism even at the court, Novikov and his circle would never fully recover to its former glory. Although Novikov was released by Emperor Paul I ( who was a Grand Master of the Maltese Order ) in 1796, he was forbidden to resume his journalistic activities. The restrictions on Masonry, Rosicrucianism, and Martinism had its cause in political matters. The forthcoming campaign of Napoleon de Bonaparte against Russia would not improve the situation of the Esoteric Freemasons in Russia.
"The isolated existence of Novikov when he retired from social life and that of Gamaleya who lived with him in almost complete isolation after Novikov's imprisonment might be symbolic for the end of that period. It is not by chance that the old generation of Rosicrucians did not participate in the Freemasonic movement of the time"
Vyacheslav Vs Ivanov "Russia & Gnosis"
After Novikov's arrest in 1792, Novikov's followers, who are also known as the ‘Theorists’, were forced to operate in small groups meeting each other at secret gatherings. In the early 1810's, Novikov and Gamaleya started working on the compilation of a collection which would be known as the ‘Bibliotheca Hermetica’, a collection in which the Order's spiritual legacy was preserved. Their followers, the ‘Theorists’, remained active during the entire 19th century, allthough in small numbers. As mentioned at the beginning, Novikov and several others started to found some Rosicrucian lodges around 1784. The traditions of these Masonic-Rosicrucian Lodges included "the practice of Christian virtues and self- improvement, philanthropy, Christian mysticism, and opposition to atheism, materialism, and revolutionary tendencies". In 1788 a lodge in Moscow was established, others would follow. Within 30 years there were lodges established all over Russia, including Siberia ; St.Petersburg (1802, a stronghold of Rosicrucian/Martinist activities in Russia), Orel, Simbirsk, Mohilef, Wologda, Jaroslaf, and Tchernigov. In 1822, under the reign of Alexander I, Freemasonry was banned.Gamalei, Posdeév and Arsenyev were initiated by Novikov on December 12, 1796 in Lodge ‘Saint Jean l’Apôtre’ , a lodge founded by Novikov in 1791. Arsenyev (probably son or grandson of …1) initiated Pierre Kaznatcheév , who was appointed delegate of the French Supreme Council for Russia in 1911. Pierre M. Kaznatcheév, who was the leader of the Martinist Lodges in Moscow (‘Saint Jean l’apôtre’) and Vladimir, met V.S. Arsenyev in 1905, a Theorist, follower of Novikov. Kaznatcheév , who did not belong to the Masonic Order, discovered that his Martinist views were very close to the views of Novikov's followers, the"Theosophists . Kaznatcheév orientated his Martinist Lodges "to objectives similar to those of the Moscow "Theorists" ( A.I.Serkov, "a History of Masonic collections in Russia" ). Several sources (i.a. Ambelain) claim that Kaznatcheév was initiated in the 'Theoretical Degree" of the German "Orden der Gold und Rosenkreutzer", the Golden Rosicrucians. The degree concerned was called "Theoreticus" 2=8, and it is a fact that I.E.Schwartz had obtained the authority to promote the German Masonic ‘Orden der Gold und Rosenkreutzer’ in Russia at the end of the 18th century. The question is "what is actually the Russian Theoretical degree?". I have found a reference to the Russian ' Theoretical degree" in a paper written by A.I Serkov who refers to this ‘degree’ as a Masonic Rite, quote:
"V.D.Kamynin, Secretary of the "THEORETICAL DEGREE" of Freemasons"
The "Theoretical Degree" most likely refered to the "Theorists", the followers of Novikov. Novikov had blended various teachings (LC de Saint-Martin, Boehme, de Pasqually, Gold und Rosenkreutzer, Esoteric Christianity) into a masonic rite, which is considered today to be the source of what we call "Russian Martinism". The initiation Kaznatcheév received from Arsenyev, was probably an initiation into the rite of the"Theorists" from Moscow, the Masonic "Theoretical Degree ", or in full, "The Theoretical Degree of Freemasons ". Kaznatcheév was the leader of lodge "Saint Jean l’Apôtre". The Moscow lodge was one of the main lodges in Russia, and many candidates received their initiations, among which Ouspensky (pupil of Gurdieff) and Andrey Bely, a friend of Rudolf Steiner.
Another famous Russian Martinist lodge was Lodge ‘Appolonius’ in St.Petersburg. Later renamed in Chapter ‘Emesch Pentagrammaton’ it continued until (at least) 1927. In Kiev there existed, as mentioned in the beginning of this text, lodge ‘Saint André’, led by Serge Marcotoune, member of the ‘Suprême Conseil’, who had received his initiation by Kaznatcheév. Jean Bricaud allegedly was in contact with this lodge in 1922. Up to (at least) 1939 this lodge had an active branch in Paris. In 1939 Marcotoune left Russia for the Canary Isles. His lodge was not reactivated after the war. In 1970 Marcotoune transmitted his authority to George Terapiano (by written letter, dated January 22, 1970) to represent the Russian Martinist Order. Marcotoune died in 1971 (January 15, 1971). There was also a Martinist lodge working at the Russian court of the Tzar, lodge ‘La Croix et l'Etoile’ (Cross and Star) led by Nicolas Nicolaevitch. Among its members were members of the Romanoff family. Under the influence of Rasputin the Romanoffs allegedly stopped attending the meetings of this lodge. The ‘Russian Martinists’ allegedly did not recognize ‘La Croix et l'Etoile’ . Russian Martinism as we know it today, is a blend of the original Masonic Rosicrucian movement of Novikov, with Papus' ‘Ordre Martiniste’. The two compatible movements 'blended' when Kaznatcheév orientated his Martinist Lodges "to objectives similar to those of the Moscow "Theorists" around 1905.
1) the initiator of Kaznatcheév was ‘Arsenyev’. Novikov had initiated ‘a certain Arsenyev’ in 1796, this was probably the (grand-)father of Kaznatcheév's initiator, who's name was probably V.S.Arsenyev. At least 3 or 4 generations of the Arsenyav family were involved in Masonic activities and in the 19th century a substantial part of the Moscow ‘Theorist’ collection were guarded by the Arsenyev's. The Arseniev's ; S.N.Arsenyev, V.S.Arsenyev, I.V. (Ioann) Arsenyev, and M.J.Arsenyev.
Summarizing the situation of Martinism in Russia before the revolution of 1917 the following picture emerges; three main centers of Martinism existed in Russia:
1) The Sovereign Chapter "Saint Jean l’Apôtre" at Moscow. The leading S:.I:. of the lodge was Pierre Kaznatcheév. Kaznatcheév, ‘a representative of the ancient Russian esoteric tradition’, had inherited the tradition of Novikov from his initiator Arseniev (Kaznatcheév i.a. inherited the original ritual sword of Novikov from Arseniev). The most famous members of this lodge were the poets Andrey Bely ( friend of Rudolf Steiner), Maximilien Voloschine, Valèrie Brioussov; the critic Serge Kretchetov and his wife, the actress Lydia Ryndina. Daniel Fontaine, in his essay "El Martinismo Ruso del siglo XVIII a nuestros días", also mentions the mystic P.D. Ouspensky – follower and disciple of GI Gurdjieff – as a member of this lodge.
The Sovereign Chapter "Appolonius" at St. Petersburg. The leading S:.I:. of this lodge was Grigory Ottonovich Von Mebes. G.O. Von Mebes was a professor of Mathematics and, from 1911 onwards, author of various works on i.a. the Cabala and Arcanology/ numerology. Later the lodge was renamed into Emesch Pentagrammaton. Daniel Fontaine ("El Martinismo Ruso del siglo XVIII a nuestros días" ) states that Lodge ‘Emesch Pentagrammaton’ was a kind of inner circle of the St. Petersburg lodge were the advanced members studied the higher learnings of the Cabala and numerology. Von Mebes had written two works for this superior degree, a degree that was granted at ‘Emesch Pentagrammaton’, among which a course on the Cabala (which included an explanation of the first ten chapters of ‘Genesis’). Among the advanced members were i.a. Boris Touaref, professor at the university of St.Petersburg and author of the book"God Initiator", Zelinsky – author of a series of articles and works on the mysteries of Ancient Greece. Furthermore, the linguist Etimov, the poet and historian Viatcheslav Ivanov, senator Zakharov –represented i.a. Czar Nicholas II at the court of the Dalai Lama in Lasa, Leon Von Goer and Mme Voiekov (published various works under the name of ‘Perséfona’). After the revolution, the circle of Von Mebes continued its work defying the circumstances until 1927-1928 when Von Mebes was arrested.The Sovereign Chaptre ‘Saint André, Apostle nº 1’ at Kiev. The leading S:.I:. was Serge Marcotoune. He had received the authorization to found this lodge in 1912 from ‘Saint Jean l’Apôtre’ in Moscow. He allegedly also received a letter from Bricaud in which he’s chartered to establish a Supreme Council for the Ukrain (D.Fontaine) Marcotoune was a member of the Ukrainian government in 1917,"who, at all costs, tried to keep Ukrain outside of the political upheavals of 1917." In 1920 Marcotoune was forced to close the Ukrainian lodge. After his arrival in France, he regrouped the Russian and Ukrainian community of Martinists of Paris and founded a new lodge under the authority of Jean Bricaud (authority granted in a letter, dated December 22, 1920). This lodge was first named ‘Renaissance’ but later changed its name to ‘Saint André, Apostle nº 2’. Daniel Fontaine ("El Martinismo Ruso del siglo XVIII a nuestros días") states that he and his fellow researchers discovered an ‘member-list’ in the original archives of this French lodge of Russian Martinists. Fontaine mentions i.a. the names of prince Repnine, Dr. Camille Savoire (R.E.R.), Keranz, Artemio Galip, Golinitchek Koutouzov, Kadin, Romachkof, Raymond (Supreme Council of France), Djemil Martin, Ivanof, Dorojinsky, Ivraemof, Desquier, Malkowski, Toussaint (Brussels), Count Cheremeteff, de Tombay, Pierre de Ribaucourt, Charles Riandey, (Supreme Council of France), etc. With regard to the names of Savoir and Ribaucourt (both high dignitaries of the Rectified Scottish Rite) Fontaine states that it seems that both men were initiated at the end of their lives in this lodge. It appears as if both Savoir and Ribaucourt expected to find the sources and even the doctrines of the original R.E.R. in this Martinist lodge. During the German occupation from 1940-1944 the Russian lodge continued its work. In 1953 Marcotoune retired and went to Spain without appointing a successor. In 1969 he authorized Terapiano to constitute a new Martinist group. Marcotoune published a summary of the Martinist doctrine as taught in Russia under two titles in France: "The Secret Science of the Initiates" (Paris, 1928) and "The InitiaticPath" (Paris, 1956).
"Russian Martinism is Autonomous. According to Robert Ambelain, Martinism would have made it possible to study the occult sciences and the lessons of Saint- Martin – The Templar ‘Stricte Observance’ made it possible to apply the practical side of Martinism – The’Gold- und Rosenkreutzer’ authorized the studies of the Alexandrian Gnosis, the Cabala,
and Slavic Paganism.