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About the O.·.M.·.S.·.
The Ordre Martinistes Souverains (O.·.M.·.S.·.) is an independent Martinist Order, existing for the sole purpose of transmitting the Light of Martinism, void of any political or monetary aims, a sovereign order helping to raise and elevate other sovereigns. Founded in the Fall of 2013, our Ordre is a return to free Martinism, welcoming any all and all Martinists of good repute and upright conduct.
The O.·.M.·.S.·. is in possession of the primary initiatic lineages of Martinism through the Papus-Chaboseau lineage, the Russian lineage of Friedrich Tiemann von Berend, the Russian Lineage from Saint Jean l’Apôtre’, as well as others which shall remain unknown to the uninitiated.
The initiatic function of the O.·.M.·.S.·. is to provide a context wherein certain highly qualified individuals may find assistance in unfolding and further developing their innate mystical and spiritual talent in the company of like-minded individuals. Of utmost importance is a sincere intention to manifest adepthood in one’s life. Since our Ordre is not motivated by financial profit, and since space in our Temples is limited, we are, of necessity, careful in the selection of prospective candidates. We are interested only in facilitating quality spiritual, theurgical and alchemical practice, not in recruiting vast quantities of members.
The Work of our Ordre, and of our Martinist Initiates rests entirely upon each individual Martinist’s shoulders. While the purpose of the Ordre is to support and guide its members towards the attainment of the One Mystery of the S.·.I·.·, a great deal of study, work and contemplation must be done independently, for only the individual can truly prepare himself for the unveiling of Truth. The initiatory body of the O.·.M.·.S.·. utilises the three principal manifestations of Martinism, as passed down by the following Past Masters of the Tradition: The Martinist Way of the Heart
Descended from Louis Claude de Saint-Martin and codified into a three degree system by Dr. Gerard Encausee (Papus). This branch comprises the majority of modern Martinist Orders and is the central foundation of the first three degrees of the O.·.M.·.S.·.
The Élus Coëns
“L’Ordre de Chevaliers Maçons Élus Coëns de l’Univers” as established and developed by Jacques de Livron Joachim de la Tour de la Casa Martinez de Pasqually, or simply Martines de Pasqually. A Theurgical system of ceremonial, magical initiation and the original system of Martinism.
“Le Chevaliers Bienfaisants de la Cité Sainte” – The Beneficent Knights of the Holy City, as formulated and passed down by Jean-Baptiste Willermoz, thence into the Strict Observance and Rectified Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
These manifestations or branches of Martinism are presented and worked in an approach unique to the O.·.M.·.S.·.