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FUDOFSI (French: Federation Universelle des Ordres, Fraternites et Societies Initiatique), headed by Constant Chevillon (1880 - 1944), was an federation of independent esoteric orders similar to FUDOSI but strongly opposed to it.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Attitude towards AMORC and H. S. Lewis
3 The First Meeting of FUDOFSI
4 The End of FUDOFSI
5 See also
6 External link


FUDOFSI was established in defense of the Orders of Lyon and the other societies that were not involved with FUDOSI.

FUDOFSI was strongly opposed to FUDOSI, Harvey Spencer Lewis and his organisation Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC).

Very little information is known about FUDOFSI due to the World War II. Like so many other occult societies, FUDOFSI is considered to have disappeared during the war.

In 1944 Constant Chevillon, the head of FUDOFSI, was shot by the Gestapo.

Attitude towards AMORC and H. S. Lewis

FUDOFSI members were known opponents of Harvey Spencer Lewis, Imperator of Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC).

Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, was considered a business and a fraud by FUDOFSI.

The First Meeting of FUDOFSI

The first meeting of FUDOFSI took place in Paris, France, in February 1939.

List of people present in the first meeting of FUDOFSI:

Hans Rudolf Hilfiker-Dunn and Arnoldo Krumm-Heller joined FUDOFSI later.

List of associated organisations that were represented in the first convention of 1939:

The End of FUDOFSI

FUDOFSI ceased to exist during
World War II.

However in 1947 some of its members contacted each other and tried to establish a new organisation.

For example, Hans-Rudolf Hilfiker and R. Swinburne Clymer (1878 - 1966) tried to create a Worldwide Alliance of Rosicrucian Orders.

In Rio de Janeiro, Clymer successfully merged his organisation with Krumm-Heller's.

Hilfiker and Clymer had a meeting on May 7, 1947 and also in June 5, 1948, in Zürich (Switzerland) at the hotel Baur-au-lac.

The Fraternitas Rosae Crucis official biography of Emerson Myron Clymer, son of R. S. Clymer, describes him as Supreme Grand Master of FUDOFSI after his father's death, so it is possible that the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis considers FUDOFSI to have survived later.

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