posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 06:05 PM
After a search of ATS, only one result came up, and I don't think it's in reference to this brotherhood:
Eulis, Brotherhood of. Magical order founded by the occultist Paschal Beverly Randolph (1825-1875). The Provisional Grand Lodge of Eulis
was founded by Randolph in March of 1874 in Tennessee, and dissolved by him in June of the same year due to personality conflicts with its other
members. That same year he traveled to England where he probably initiated Peter Davidson, later a founder of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.
September of 1874 saw him in California, where he stayed until May of the next year, setting up lodges of the brotherhood and initiating new members.
His further activities on behalf of the brotherhood were cut short by his suicide on July 29, 1875.
The brotherhood taught Randolph's system of sexual occultism, and for this reason remained largely out of the public eye. It appears to have survived
Randolph's death, however, and lodges claiming to belong to the original brotherhood were active in upstate New York as late as the 1950s. At least
two other occult orders – the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor and the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis – developed out of the brotherhood and continued to
teach some elements of its system.(Entry from the New Encyclopedia of the Occult by John Michael Greer)
Supposedly Abraham Lincoln was a member. While that would seem to be impossible since Lincoln was killed in 1865 – five-ten years before this group
was said to be founded according to the above (and other sources that list the founding year as 1870) – I did find this (from The Roots of Modern
Magick by Allen Greenfield): “according to Randolph's own account, he became Supreme Hierarch of the Brotherhood of Eulis upon attaining his
majority, that is, on 5th of September, 1846,”
which would give plenty of time for Lincoln to become a member, and seems to suggest that PB
Randolph didn't actually found the group, but maybe only an American chapter?
This book also mentions how, months after he published a constitution that outlined in detail the organizational structure of the Brotherhood in the
event of Randolph's death and four months to the day after his son was born, Randolph committed suicide. The author speculates that, “The
subsequent self-inflicted death of Randolph, immediately after the birth of his son Osiris suggests a ceremonial suicide in the ancient tradition of
I find this interesting because I've seen other references to this sacrificial king ritual in conspiracy land (such as JFK) and is an idea/ritual
that seems to be present in many Mysteries...
Lastly, according to the same book, Randolph stated that: “the Rosicrucian system is, and never was other else than a door to the Grand Temple of
Was the Brotherhood of Eulis just another name for the Rosicrucians (which Randolph is also credited with bringing to America)? Because from what
I've read, it seems they were separate entities... Does anyone have any information on this group? If there were lodges claiming to be from this
Brotherhood as late as the 1950s, then surely there must be more information out there if they were active as recently as that? Was this a secret
society that actually managed to remain secret?