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frater_cug
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20/07/2007 9:07 pm  

Recently on another forum a member stated the Paul Foster Case was a member of the O.T.O. To tell the truth I don't recall ever hearing this.

"Case had been a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis, advancing to the Third Degree (probably early 1917 to mid-1918); he received his OTO initiations from the Outer Head of the Order. He purportedly resigned from the OTO citing dissatisfaction."

From http://mill-valley.freemasonry.biz/marin-fraternities-04.htm

and something similar from
http://kcbventures.com/pfc/documents/timeline.pdf

Personally I think someone might be confusing the O.T.O. with the Universal Brotherhood. Any thoughts?


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 Anonymous
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21/07/2007 9:50 am  

I tend to agree with you.

Incidentally, the second source says that after Case's death his body was never returned to USA which is, according to what follows, an inaccuracy.

http://www.bota.org/FounderPic.html


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Charles Mclaughlin
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25/04/2016 11:30 pm  

As to the question of the disposition of Paul Foster Case's body following his death in Mexico, an American Foreign Service Document date March 5, 1954 indicates Case died at 11 p.m. on March 2, 1954 in the American-British-Cowdray Hospital as a result of "Auricular Fibrilation of the heart." He was "cremated and his ashes delivered to his wife Harriet Bullock Case," who had the ashes interred in the Haven of Peace Plot, Map 1, Lot 16, Space 4 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. His headstone reads:
Paul Foster Case
May Light Be Extended Upon You
1884 1954 Between these two dates are the Masonic Square and Compass.

Harriet is buried along side him in Space 5, while Ann Davies (buried under the surname Fuss, her second husband's name) is buried in Space 1. Her headstone reads:
Ann Davies Fuss
May Light Be Extended Upon You
1912 1975 Between the two dates is a hexagram within a circle. Ann was of a Jewish family.


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Shiva
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27/04/2016 3:38 am  

"To tell the truth I don’t recall ever hearing this" ...me neither.


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