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Remembering William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) on the anniversary of his birth.


"One of the most prominent British occultists of his time, Westcott wrote many essays on a wide range of esoteric topics such as arithmology (Numbers: Their Occult Powers and Mystic Virtues, 1890), alchemy (The Science of Alchymy, 1893), astrology (The Origin and History of Astrology, 1902), Jewish Kabbalah (An Introduction to the Study of the Kabbalah, 1910); and edited English versions of ancient and modern esoteric texts (such as the Sepher Yetzirah, 1887, or Eliphas Lévi’s Magical Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum, 1896). Particularly important and influential was his edition of the nine-volume series of Collectanea Hermetica, including new English editions of alchemical, hermetic, or kabbalistic texts, as well as original contemporary essays (such as Florence Farr’s Egyptian Magic, 1896). Today he is best remembered for his fundamental role in the creation and early development of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He was an active and dedicated Freemason for most of his life (attaining, for example, the position of Master of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge), as well as a member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (of which he became the Supreme Magus in 1892) and of various fringemasonic Orders (such as the Rite of Swedenborg and the Sat B’hai)."


"Westcott’s writings have been widely read in the circles of the early Theosophical Society, the S.R.I.A., and the Golden Dawn, and were particularly instrumental in the definition of a Western esoteric tradition as distinct from, albeit complementary to, the “secret doctrine” of the East as presented by Madame Blavatsky. As is typical for this generation of English occultists, Westcott presents his works more as the result of erudite research than as the fruit of mystical revelation or esoteric speculation." - Marco Pasi, Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism, p.1168-70

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Eduard Munninger — Roses in Austria

Burg Krämpelstein, Schloss Vichtenstein, Spencer Lewis,
Reuben Swinburn Clymer, Max Heindel, Arnoldo Krumm-Heller,
Martin Erler, Hans Vogt, Albert Babor, Karl Plank 



Peter-Robert Koenig 



The following italicised extracts numbered from 1 to 10 are taken from a detailed letter[1] by Thomas Michael Markus Munninger, the son of Eduard Munninger.[2] These statements are then put into a probable time-frame by adding further details. 



Thomas Munninger:1. In the year 1937 my father Eduard MUNNINGER, rented/leased with option to purchase, the Castle of KRÄ(E)MPELSTEIN,[3] part of the estate of Schloss Vichtenstein, situated in the same district, from Count PACHTA[-Rayhofen]. 
2. In the year 1938-9 the ownership of this castle was transferred (bypassing the option to purchase clause) to the new owner of Schloss Vichtenstein, a certain Herr [Dip. Eng. Klaus] SCHULTZ-WULKOW, of a (noble?) family originating from PODELZIG or PEN.[4] As a result, my FATHER remained as tenant/lessee of this property. 
3. As a result of his enterprise, the property was developed as a hotel and artist’s residence. 
4. This same Castle Krämpelstein, which was already an almost DERELICT RUIN in the year 1937, was REBUILT and MADE FIT FOR HABITATION from 1938-1942, with the help (among others) of his friend Dr. JOHANNES VOGT (one of the inventors of the sound film).
William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) Kraempelstein




At this time Munninger’s Rosicrucian organisation called itself Antiquus Arcanus Ordo Rosae Rubeae Aureae Crucis. That title had already appeared in 1921, in association with Arnoldo Krumm-Heller and Theodor Reuss; it had also been given as the full name of the A.M.O.R.C. by Spencer Lewis: “The Rosenkreutz Order [Pansophia] in Germany was (and is) a branch of the A.A.O.R.R.A.C.”[5] “The only North American section of the sup>...A...O...R...R...A...C... [...] is that known in the Western world as A...M...O...R...C...”[6] The sternest critic of A.M.O.R.C. was Reuben Swinburne Clymer of Beverly Hall in Quakertown, Philadelphia, who in several weighty tomes had assessed Lewis’s claims as either barefaced lies or fantasies; he thought of such assertions that Lewis had “another vision—dreamed another dream—and it became the ‘Antiqua Arcanae Ordinis Rosae Ru­beae et Aureae Cruci’ of France.”[7]



Munninger seems to have paid little heed to the animosities between the various Rosicrucian orders of his era. With his Fraternitatis Rosæ Crucis, Clymer sought to recruit allies for his anti-A.M.O.R.C. World Circle of Arcane Orders. Nonetheless, Munninger signed up to Clymer’s “Second Fama Fraternitas. For a New Age Beginning in The Twentieth Century Issued by the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis” under the seal of the Antiquus arcanus Ordo Rosæ rubeæ aureæ Crucis, shortened to A.A.O.R.R.A.C.,Burgkapitel Krämpelstein Austriæ as its Hierarch. His name in this Order was Medardus.[8] 


The A.A.O.R.R.A.C. was divided into further grades; their respective Order names and functions being arranged as follows:


  1. Section of Neophytes, probation.
  2. Outer Circle: Fraternitatis Rosæ Crucis (F.R.C.), fraternal service.
  3. Inner Order: Ordo Rosæ Crucis (O.R.C.), gnostic priestly service.

William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) Clymer




By 1943 a number of bombed-out residents from Vienna had been quartered at the castle by the authorities. 



After 1945




During the period of de-Nazification after World War Two witnesses came forward to attest to Munninger’s strong opposition to the Nazi regime. The parish priest of Reichraming remembered that Munninger “expressed his rejection of National Socialism in the strongest and starkest terms, which made me fear for his safety.”[9] 

A former agent of the SD (the ‘Sicherheitsdienst’ or Nazi security police) Franz [surname illegible] likewise furnished a statement on April 24th 1947: 

“As former SD agent for Schärding district in Upper Austria I can so far as I know and recall particular matters, state that in the summer of 1943 investigations were being conducted against Herr Eduard Munninger, domiciled at Schloss Krämpelstein, Esternberg, Upper Austria, apparently on the basis of information received from Bavaria—either via the Gestapo regional headquarters in Passau or the SD’s Passau branch office—and that if confirmatory evidence was obtained, Munninger was to be arrested along with, as is now clear, a considerable number of prominent personalities in consequence. The suspicion was that Schloss Krämpelstein was the location of a Freemasonic lodge, that assemblies of Brothers took place there and that Munninger was active in a leading role in this lodge. Because of my coincidental presence at the Passau SD branch office I was told about this and made responsible for the case, as Schloss Krämpelstein was itself situated in the Schärding war zone. I had known Munninger personally for some years, having been associated with him through my activities as a bookseller in Linz during the 1930s. So it fell to me to intervene in the investigation, not only by paying a joint visit to Munninger at Schloss Krämpelstein with the leader of the Passau SD, to convince him of Munninger’s harmlessness, but also to conduct further enquiries in Schärding and thus prevent the arrest of Herr Munninger and the other lodge-members who were also known to me. Munninger had a reputation as an opponent of the Nazi party. I am ready to repeat these statements in an official capacity.” 



Max Heindel, Reuben Swinburne Clymer, Arnoldo Krumm-Heller and Martin Erler until 1949




Thomas Munninger: 

5. “Due to political persecution on dubious grounds—his work and activities in religious studies play a part here—Eduard Munninger started a commercial guest-house at this property in 1947-48 (but only from April to September/October—there was no electrical supply and the winter snows made getting there difficult if not impossible)[…] Even the local postmen had to battle through snowdrifts.”[10] 


Nonetheless, after the war Munninger wanted to resume Rosicrucian work in Europe, gathering together scattered members of all jurisdictions. Besides A.M.O.R.C., Max Heindel’s Rosicrucian Fellowship and Clymer’s Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis, there were also Krumm-Heller’s F.R.A. groups, though these were mainly active in Latin America. In 1947 Munninger exchanged letters with Clymer, and expressed a hope that his own work Brevier der Einsamkeit (‘Guide to Solitude’) would appear in America and that Clymer’s books could be published in Austria.[11] 

Since Clymer was opposed to Lewis’s A.M.O.R.C., he had already taken Arnoldo Krumm-Heller on board, and Munninger asked for and got Krumm-Heller’s address from Clymer in 1948. He duly wrote to him on 7th September 1948. 

Munninger’s letter-heading bore the legend “Ordinis Rosæ Crucis Austriæ, Burgkapitel Krämpelstein”, while the letter itself was addressed to the “Legitim[ate] Hierarch of the Rose Cross Fraternity in Germany Dr. Krumm-Heller” at his residence in Lahn near Marburg: 

“Since the year 1937 I have gathered real throngs of Brothers here and on those occasions we used a single, agreed observance for our assemblies. During the years this house was the meeting-place of the Brethren, there was always an opportunity to linger longer for instruction and contemplation within the Order, until the place was confiscated (1944) […] After the war unhappily, not many Brothers returned and my time was mainly devoted to reorganisation; beyond my activities as a private tutor and author, I was mostly occupied with elaborating and compiling works on the Secret Science […] Because I have had a close link for years with the ROSICRUCIAN fellowship[Max Heindel’s Rosicrucians] and as a result built spiritual bridges to AMORC and the Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis [Reuben Swinburne Clymer’s Rosicrucians], I came to the notice of numerous groups of Brethren from Sweden, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark, so an intensive organisational collaboration with these aforementioned societies ensued. My own Order was by now wholly independent and self-sufficient. Sadly, thanks to the deeply troubled times, we have all become wholly desperate and impoverished. But the social problems and spiritual depression of Europe means we need co-operation and a meeting of all positive minds, now more than ever! […] Current affairs and politics are far from our thoughts. This latter is surely the Hydra that ever and again sings its demonic song of ‘Heaven and—the gallows’ in different guises, vestments and names.”




Krumm-Heller was so impressed by this letter that his very first reply a fortnight later named Munninger as his successor. In the subsequent exchange of letters the A.M.O.R.C. was mentioned no further. Krumm-Heller on 19.9.1948: 

“Regrettably I am not now in tip-top shape health-wise; but it pleases me to think that after my death I can leave the main issue in the hands of a decent worldwide membership, as already established by yourself in the P-W-F (or World Union of Rosicrucians).[12] You shall be my Successor, into which office I duly install and likewise consecrate you—specifically herewith my ordination becomes legally valid, when you, dear ill[uminated] Brother, have signed the ‘Universal Confederation of Initiates’ Warrant of the Fraternitas. [13] 

“My present problem-child is the Gnostic Church, now orphaned due to the death of the enlightened Brother Peithmann.[14] 

“Just the highest secrets within the Pistis Sophia and the Higher Degrees of Freemasonry are interlinked, which I possess as Patriarch of the Gnostic Church and as possessor of the highest Masonic grades of the Rituals Memphis and Misrajim [sic].”[15]
William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) Krumm-heller




William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) Burg_Kraempelstein_Konzessions-UrkundeIn view of post-war conditions, it is perhaps not so surprising that Krumm-Heller installed Munninger as his heir in his first letter. It bears a distinct resemblance, for example, to what befell Hermann Joseph Metzger of the Swiss O.T.O., when Eugen Grosche’s first reply to him in 1950 granted him all print and authorial rights for the Fraternitas Saturni’s publications. During World War Two many members had gone missing and the internecine animosities of the various orders necessarily had to take a back seat. Munninger lived on a castle,[16] Metzger in neutral Switzerland; both must have looked like attractive prospects to ailing old secret-society campaigners. Any potential hostility between Munninger and Metzger did not surface for the time being, due to gaps in their knowledge of which order-remnants and members had survived, and a simple lack of communication. Exactly when they first became acquainted is not known. In contrast to other esoteric protagonists, Munninger never seems to have been particularly interested in putting himself at the head of his own order; his thoughts tended more towards establishing a broad platform for a variety of other Rosicrucian organisations. 

At this same period Munninger made contact with Albert Wolff, an earlier protégé of Krumm-Heller’s. In his letters to Krumm-Heller, Munninger spoke of a “UNION” in which all “societies and groups dedicated to Spiritual Science” would be amalgamated,[17] an idea he would not abandon for the rest of his life. About the same time Metzger came up with a similar idea; not intended for recruiting Rosicrucian groups, but aimed rather at uniting Knights Templar under his leadership. However, Munninger already had the advantage of being ensconced atop a castle by the Danube, a much more suitable location for knightly armour to disport itself, rather than submitting to Metzger among the safe hillocks of Canton Appenzell.




Krumm-Heller died on 19.5.1949. However, in the post-war era the F.R.A. could not hope to gain a foothold in German-speaking territories without the efforts of someone like Krumm-Heller. On May 8th 1951 Munninger wrote back to Clymer at Quakertown, three years after sending his last letter: 

“Meantime the link with ill[uminated] Brother Hierarch Dr. Krumm-Heller has flourished greatly [two years after Krumm-Heller’s death?] and I had the luck to receive the Hierarch’s unlimited trust and confidence, so that he appointed me as his successor in Austria. Meantime dear Brother Krumm-Heller passed away.” 


But the post-war penury that Munninger was suffering was apparently “so great”, that in an abrupt descent from the esoteric to the practical, he also enquired in this letter whether the nice Americans might have any second-hand clothes to spare. Heindel’s Rosicrucian Fellowship in California had already sent over some cast-offs, for which Munninger was effusively grateful, signing off a missive to its headquarters with an assurance that “now we, who hitherto marched out of step and believed ourselves divided, [are] all together in brotherhood thanks to your members of AMORC, Fellowship and Fraternitas.”[18] 


A.M.O.R.C. was now advertising in just about every possible publication in the German-speaking world and soon emerged as much the best-known Rosicrucian organisation. On the advice of Martin Erler (German Grand Master of A.M.O.R.C. from 1949-1954) Munninger’s Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis Austriæ was to amalgamate with A.M.O.R.C. in 1952. A.M.O.R.C. was still comparatively unorganised at this period; beyond completing its lengthy correspondence-course, members often knew nothing of the existence of their respective national groups.[19] 

It was decided that the A.A.O.R.R.A.C.’s new 1952 constitution should adopt the text of A.M.O.R.C.’s statutes word-for-word, the title ‘A.A.O.R.R.A.C.’ simply being substituted for that of ‘A.M.O.R.C.’ in the document. As a society, its objective was stated to be “the cultivation and exploration of the pansophical (theistic) world-view on a psycho-physical basis.” An “agreement for the reconstruction of the Order of the Rosy Cross (AMORC) under the name of AAORRAC in Austria” was the aim, the intention being that the A.A.O.R.R.A.C. should be joined with the A.M.O.R.C. jurisdiction in Central Europe as one legal entity, thus serving as the springboard for a yet-to-be-founded Austrian Grand Lodge for the order. Until such time, the A.A.O.R.R.A.C. would still operate as an independent body. A.M.O.R.C. Central Europe would bear the costs of A.A.O.R.R.A.C.’s official registration in Austria, pay minimal charges for setting up a bank-account, and contribute part of the running expenses (advertisements in Austria’s main astrological magazineMensch und Schicksal, postage, instructional materials, etc.). The basis of teachings was to be A.M.O.R.C.’s own correspondence-course. 

In August 1952 a three-day conference was held at Burg Krämpelstein. Various delegates expressed opinions concerning the merger with A.M.O.R.C.; some of them were still campaigning for a unification of all contemporary Rosicrucian groups. A proposed application for official incorporation as a society was deferred until a future meeting, due to a lack of membership-applications. A planned “secular monastery” was also called into question, and a debate ensued over political insecurities consequent on the “peril from the east” and fears of potential danger in the scheme that the address list might fall into “unexpected hands”

It was resolved however, that they would decide for themselves how far they would adopt the teachings contained in the correspondence course. Five Krämpelstein members were to sit on the German A.M.O.R.C. Grand Council, its senior division of podestas majestatis being manned in a proportion of two to one at the Munich A.M.O.R.C. (and so in Martin Erler’s group), the podestas ordini division meeting at Krämpelstein and the podestas regimini to be controlled by mutual agreement. 

On November 19th 1952 Munninger informed the district council at Schärding that the A.A.O.R.R.A.C. had elected its officials at a properly constituted meeting of members held on the same day. Munninger was chairman, Emil Richter secretary and Norbert Grabherr treasurer. The organisation had decided to call itself the Society for the Cultivation and Exploration of the Pansophical World-View in the Spirit of a Pan-European Cultural Union (AAORRAC) [= Gesellschaft zur Pflege und Forschung der pansophischen Weltanschauung im Geiste eines paneuropäischen Kulturbundes (AAORRAC)]. 

But from now on there were to be hardly any further mentions of A.M.O.R.C. Erler recalled of his time at the Krämpelstein conference that five or six members[20] had held their rites in the nude, round a bonfire in a forest glade at night—and that certainly had nothing to do with the F.R.A.[21] Erler also remembered Munninger’s order as a “blend of chaos and whimsical knight’s costumes” while he thought of Munninger himself as mixing “humanitarian good-nature and esoteric fantasy.”[22] Munninger was completely committed to obtaining “the proofs of historical succession”, but failed to deliver their existence.[23] 

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On January 26th 1953 the offices were changed: Munninger was still chairman, but he now had a new deputy in the shape of primary-school headmaster Adalbert Jungwirth, while Munninger’s wife Irmgard served as secretary and treasurer. 

There was now an upturn in public activities. In 1954 the periodical Mensch und Schicksal[24] included an article under the heading “Pansophical World Federation” which enthused about hundreds of students and mentioned “Provincial Legations” led by Michaelangelo von Zois, Fr. Steyrer, Albert Babor, Willy Wiedorn and Käthe K. There were no fewer than eleven order candidates living in Vienna. The Austrian Academy of Sciences mentioned Munninger on July 6th 1954 in its Yearbook of Austrian Scientists in the additions to its list of scientific institutes and societies. Munninger became a supporting member on the 9th of November that year. 

On January 9th 1955 there were more changes at the top of the order: Munninger remained chairman but took on the additional rôle of corresponding secretary; his wife was still treasurer and secretary; Munninger’s deputy was still Jungwirth, but Norbert Grabherr, hitherto the order’s auditor, was replaced by railway manager Stefan Gritscher. Notice of a change of registered name was sent to the security directorate for Upper Austria; from now on Munninger’s order was to be known officially as the Antiquus Arcanus Ordo Rosæ Rubeæ (et) Aureæ Crucis, or in brief AAORRAC (the Old Order of the Rosy Cross). 

The new statutes included big plans. After all, the A.A.O.R.R.A.C. had as its aim to become a Pan-European Cultural Union and a Pansophical World Federation (PWF). So members of the Austrian upper crust were to be sought out for involvement in the establishment of private schools, research institutes, libraries and social welfare committees. This constitution, dated March 23rd 1955, spoke of order settlements and homes, festival and cultural sites, the fostering of patriotism, the inclusion of young helpers and volunteers in the membership of a youth branch dedicated to all manner of public services, works, projects and buildings, to go under the title of the AAORRAC Public Work Service (Sozialer Werkdienst AAORRAC in German, or SoWeD-AAORRAC for short); this was to operate out of special camps called “Groves” [= Hain]. Here the youngsters would devote themselves to “short, flexibly-planned courses in handicrafts, housework and workshop labour, as well as placements in existing groups for general voluntary service in land-improvement, irrigation and drainage, public building projects, together with disaster-relief and charitable works.” 

Membership of the order was now open to anyone aged fourteen and over, while those who were younger could join a new children’s section. But there were some conditions: 

“Members are not permitted to be: professional hypnotists, professional mediums, professional clairvoyants, professional palm-readers, professional practitioners of astrology, non-believers in the existence of God, persons who deliberately avoid paid employment or who are addicted to a life of idleness.” 

These constitutions or order statutes were officially lodged with the security directorate at Linz on March 23rd 1955 under the registration-number Sid/Ver-68/6-1955. 


It was at this stage that the leader for the province of Vienna, Gita Schmidt Berghold, left the order, and although Albert Babor was entrusted with her offices, she carried on holding public meetings under the A.A.O.R.R.A.C. name. She began legal proceedings against Munninger—though why is not apparent from preceding events—and Munninger in turn brought a case against her on April 16th 1955 for misuse of the titles AAORRAC and ORC Rosicrucian Society [= ORC Gesellschaft Rosenkreuz]. The outcome of these disputes is not known. 


In common with Metzger’s O.T.O., where the leadership of various organisations was combined under one head, Munninger now collected a number of bodies together into the A.A.O.R.R.A.C. under the umbrella of his Pansophical World Federation—specifically the Areopag Europäischer Kulturring der Ritter­orden (Areopagus of the European Circle of Knightly Orders), a Souveräner Orden der Tempelritter von Jerusalem (Sovereign Order of Knights Templar of Jerusalem), and the Ordre Maçon­nique Martiniste Austria(Masonic Martinist Order Austria)—each saw the A.A.O.R.R.A.C. as its abode and underpinning.[25] Much later on (July 20th 1988) a Linz newspaper, the Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, recalled that Munninger had also become a priest of the Liberal Catholic Church


It is not known whether Munninger had actually laid claim to the F.R.A. as well. He considered Krumm-Heller’s F.R.A. to be a kind of offshoot from Max Heindel’s Rosicrucians, because—or so he claimed—the latter had split into rival branches after Heindel’s death. Heindel’s German Rosicrucian Fellowship (Rosenkreuzer-Gesellschaft) in Darmstadt vehemently contradicted Munninger’s assertion, which had appeared in Mensch und Kosmos magazine. Georg Vollmer, president of this group,[26] put the record straight on May 18th 1955: under no circumstances had the Fellowship split, unless it had been divided into sections for straightforward managerial and technical reasons. Vollmer was quite taken aback over Munninger’s claims to have “taken into our observance a year ago the sixty-four extant Max Heindel Fellowships worldwide” and that he was “authorised to disseminate Max Heindel’s intellectual legacy.” Vollmer retorted: “Since we have hitherto not been informed by our headquarters in Oceanside, and cannot ourselves conceive as to where these sixty-four Fellowships might be, we would ask you to furnish more specific details of whence you derived your ‘information’ or your supervision of the Fellowship.”[27] 

Munninger answered by return of post; after asserting that he had belonged to the Rosicrucian Fellowship since 1926, he continued: “There is not a single historical idea of Rosicrucianism contained within Max Heindel’s instructional volumes, and that is I n t e n t i o n a l. In the first place this involves the creation of a world-view deriving from the concepts of Blavatskian theology. This was undoubtedly the reason why AMORC as well as the Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis were led into feuding (and sadly for so long) […] We have not involved ourselves in these ideological squabbles. […] Yes, we have indeed used large parts of the Heindel version [of the teaching-materials] for instructional purposes, as well as part of the spiritual preparations for Neophytes. I was in touch with Oceanside by 1947, and in all the years since then I have received a large quantity of writings, books, many ritual robes and other items from their representative there, Br. Elvin Noel. […] Our relations with the Fellowship as an RC-society have always been very warm. Nonetheless (and w i t h o u t value-judgements!) we also placed Heindel’s ideas within our historical synopsis, so that it fell into place a l o n g s i d e the Fraternitas teachings (Krumm-Heller) and certain other modern ideologies. […] The AAORRAC Collegium ad spiritum is now being conducted as that kind of universal forum wherein all genuine and dedicated persons may meet. […] The sixty-four study-groups we run are all descended from former Fellowship study-groups. A list of these was forwarded here from England in 1950 and was entrusted to us because there was apparently no viable central leadership at the time.” Munninger closed by inviting theRosicrucian Fellowship “to the Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum in the Arch-Chapter of the AAORRAC.”[28] Obviously nothing came of the wishes expressed in this letter, as seven years later he was asking Vollmer about sending him some copies of Heindel’s writings.[29] 


The muddling of obediences, order-titles, and uncertain legitimations among these Rosicrucians continued apace. For internal A.A.O.R.R.A.C. consumption, preferential attention was given to the “region-unifying name PANSOPHIA”, Franz Hartmann, Friedrich Lienhard, Walter Heilmann, Anna Sprengel, Max Heindel and Krumm-Heller.[30] Meanwhile the order’s journal was named "Die Burg".



William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) AAORRAC1
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