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Dr. Gérard Encausse (1865-1916), also known as Papus, was an influential French occultist. He was the cofounder of premier occult journal L'Initiation and a lively weekly paper of occult news and opinion, Le Voile d'Isis ( The Veil of Isis ). He also founded the Groupe Indépendant d'Études ésoteriques (Independent Group of Esoteric Studies) and was an important leader of Ordre de la Rose+Croix Kabbalistique (Order of the Kabbalistic Rose+Cross), the leading French magical order of the time....See more