: Federation Universelle des Ordres, Fraternites et Societies Initiatique
), headed by Constant Chevillon
), was an federation of independent esoteric
orders similar to FUDOSI
but strongly opposed to it.
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:
- L'ORDRE MARTINISTE-MARTINEZISTE de LYON
- L'EGLISE GNOSTIQUE UNIVERSELLE
- ORDER OF KNIGHT MASONS ELUS COHEN OF THE UNIVERSE
- THE ANTIENT AND PRIMITIVE RITE OF MEMPHIS MIZRAIM
- ORDRE DE SAINT GRAAL
- ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS (Switzerland)
- FRATERNITAS ROSICRUCIANA ANTIQUA
- FRATERNITAS ROSAE CRUCIS
- ORDRE KABBALISTIQUE DE LA ROSE CROIX (different lineage)
- RITE ECOSSAIS RECTIFIE
- BROTHERHOOD OF THE ILLUMINED BRETHREN OF THE ROSE-CROIX
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.