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Mathers, Samuel Liddell “MacGregor”
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Mathers, Samuel Liddell “MacGregor”, * 8 Jan 1854 (Hackney (East London)), † 20 Jan 1918 (Paris)

Together with → William Wynn Westcott, Mathers played a fundamental role in the history of English occultism as the co-founder of the → Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and as one of the leading intellectual forces behind the development of its teachings and ritual system. Little is known about his early life. He probably received some classical education at Bedford Grammar School, but the first definite date on record (after his date of birth) is his initiation into Craft → Freemasonry in 1877…

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Pasi, Marco, “Mathers, Samuel Liddell “MacGregor””, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_232>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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