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Lanz von Liebenfels, Jörg
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Lanz von Liebenfels, Jörg (Adolf Josef Lanz), * 19 Jul 1874 (Vienna), † 22 Apr 1954 (Vienna)

Cistercian monk, journalist and author, creator of a racial-esoteric doctrine known as → Ariosophy, and founder of the Ordo Novi Templi (ONT), a Christian gnostic order based on a cult of Aryan race. Born Adolf Josef Lanz, the son of a Viennese schoolmaster, he developed a fascination for religious and chivalrous orders at an early age. In 1893 he entered the noviciate at Heiligenkreuz Abbey near Vienna as Frater Georg. In 1897 he to…

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Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas, “Lanz von Liebenfels, Jörg”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_201>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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