The origins of the Martinist Order are not clear which suggests that its historical roots are quite deep. As a mystical tradition, it was purportedly established around 1740 in France by Martinez de Pasqually. As the Martinist Order, it was purportedly founded at an unknown location in 1886 by Augustin Chaboseau and Gerard Encausse, otherwise known as Papus. Consequently, the term “Martinism” applies to both the doctrine and the Order. In short, Martinism is a form of mystical and esoteric (secret) Jewish-like Christianity concerned with “the fall of the first man, his state of material privation from his divine source, and the process of his return, called 'Reintegration' or illumination”. When the Bible states that Satan and his angels fell from grace, it can be deduced that there was a rebellion of sorts in heaven (i.e., Greenland), possibly by the original Jews chosen to rule the underworld. Consequently, measures were taken to ensure that this never happened again, including the creation of the Martinist Order and others. In De Pasqually’s book entitled “Treatise on the Reintegration of Beings”, he uses an analogy of the Garden of Eden, referring to Christ as "The Repairer". Therefore, it appears that the reintegration of the Martinist Order was in created to repair the damage done by the aforementioned rebellion. This particular notion is corroborated by the fact that the magical operations inherent to Martinism were admittedly “intended to establish contact between the Operator [i.e., the Roman Empire in Greenland] and the Invisible World [i.e., the underworld]”. Consequently, the chief evocation of Martinism is that of the “Mender”, Jehoshua, a Jewish spy. Its basic methods are those of the Key of Solomon, a black magic textbook which uses geometry, names of angels, planetary hours and symbols to cast spells and summon supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, and demons.
Jewish Black Magic
Aside from the Jewish Star of David which adorns the Martinist Seal, the rituals of Martinism contain references to the Jewish Kabballah and their lodges openly invoke Yahshuah, (i.e. the Tetragrammaton) along with the Hebrew letter Shin, meaning “teeth”. The first and explicitly theurgical way that “reintegration” is attained by Martinists is via the “Elus-Cohens”. In Hebrew, Elus' means “the elect” or “the chosen” while “Cohen” means “priest”. Therefore, the members of the Martinist Orders were specifically chosen by the Roman Empire in Greenland to make sacrifices (i.e., rites) in the underworld at their behest. According to modern historical accounts, “In the highest of the three degrees of the Order of the Elus-Cohen, known as the Shrine, itself consisting of three degrees of which the highest was the Master Reau-Crois, evocation of entities belonging to the Divine Plane [i.e., Greenland] was carried out. This makes clear that the Elus-Cohen were not merely a mystical but a magical order”. Considering that Martinism involves the use of the Kabballah (which admittedly employs the use of demonology and witchcraft), the magic employed in Martinism is that of black magic. Consequently, historical accounts state that “There were also exorcisms intended to strangle demonic influence in the universe and thwart its powers over men, and to combat black magic." The second branch of Martinism is entitled the Chevaliers Bienfaisants de la Cité-Sainte (CBCS) which employs the practices (i.e., black magic) of the Elus-Cohens. Although the French Revolution reportedly curtailed CBCS activities in France, modern historical sources state that “it was preserved in Switzerland”, the first Jewish state. Consequently, CBCS now has "great priories" and Rectified Craft lodges everywhere throughout the world, including but not limited to: Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain Switzerland, and the United States. Historical accounts also state that “many Martinists died in concentration camps” at the hands of the Nazi regime. Translation: The Martinists were intimately involved in the wholesale slaughter of millions during World War II.
Martinist Orders Worldwide
Due to the advent of the Internet, many new orders of Martinism have emerged worldwide. Secret societies and Orders affiliated with the Martinist Order include but are not limited to: the Ancient Martinist-Martinezist Order; the Ancient Martinist Order (AMO), the Antiga Ordem Martinista; the Antigua Orden Martinista; the Belgian Martinist Order; the British Martinist Order (BMO); the L'Ordre Martiniste Traditionnel (OMT); the Martinist Order (Greece); the Martinist Order of the Knights of Christ; the Martinist Order of Unknown Philosophers (MOUP); the Ordine Martinista Antico e Tradizionale (OMAT); the Orden Martinista; the Orden Martinista Universal; the Ordre Martiniste et Synarchique (OMS); the Ordre Martiniste de Papus (OM); the Ordre Martiniste des Pays-Bas (OMPB); the Ordre Martiniste Opératif (OMO); the Ordre Reaux Croix (ORC); the Rose+Croix Martinist Order (Ontario, Canada); the Rose Croix Martinist Order (R+CMO); the Rose Cross Order; the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA); the Society of Intitiates or Société des Initiés; the Swedish Martinist Order (SMOCI); the The Ancient Order of the Rosicrucians (AOR); the The Hermetic Order of Martinists (HOM); and the Traditional Martinist Order (TMO).