Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla Jul. 10, 1856 – Jan. 7, 1943 by Brother Joshua Novak Tesla may seem like strange company for the likes of Jacques de Molay, Joan of Arc, Saladin, and General Patton. However when looking at the virtues associated with the ideals of the Order of Thelemic Knights, his inclusion…

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Mar. 1822 – Mar. 10, 1913 by Sister Kim Switzer Harriet Tubman knew how to follow her Will. She understood that it wasn’t easy, it wasn’t always pretty, it was never a sure thing. But she also understood that it was absolutely essential if she was going to live…

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Rosaleen Norton

Rosaleen Norton Oct. 2, 1917 – Dec. 5, 1979 by Brother Gerald del Campo Born October 2, 1917 to orthodox Protestant parents in Denedin New Zealand, Rosaleen Norton was known as Roie to her family and friend. She began to have psycho/spiritual experiences at a very young age, and as a…

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Paracelsus

Paracelsus 1493? – 1541 by Brother Ray Skogmo Philipp Theophrastus, Bombast of Hohenheim, aka: Helvetius, Germanus, Suevus and Arpinus: or more properly Paracelsus, nephew of the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of St. John whose name was George Bombast of Hohenheim. Philipp like his father had a sharp…

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse 1842? – Sep. 5, 1877 by Brother Gerald del Campo Crazy Horse was born with the name Tashunca-uitco in 1843. He was only 34 years old, when he died from injuries resulting from being stabbed in the back by a soldier at Fort Robinson while under U.S. Army protection.…

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Varian Fry

Varian Fry Oct. 15, 1907 – Sep. 11, 1945 by Soror Lux I believe Varian Fry is an American hero. His outstanding work of rescuing Jewish refugees from the Nazi Gestapo during World War II epitomizes the principles that we find so valuable in Order of Thelemic Knights. During his year…

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Malcolm X

Malcolm X May 19, 1925 – Feb. 21, 1965 by Brother Gerald del Campo Born Malcolm Little in Omaha Nebraska on May 19, 1925. He grew up in Lansing, Michigan, when the house was burned down by the white supremist group the Ku Klux Klan. Shortly thereafter his father was murdered,…

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George Patton

George Patton Nov. 11, 1885 – Dec. 21, 1945 by Brother Mark Dabbs Nomination of “Old Blood & Guts” to the Order of the Maltese Cross as a Saint may border on blasphemy or be perceived in a context of extreme militancy. Nevertheless, in review of the life and career of…

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Saladin

Saladin 1137 – Mar. 4, 1193 by Brother Gerald del Campo Salah ad-Din Yusuf, known as Saladin in the West, has gone down in history for recapturing Jerusalem from the Crusaders. And yet he did so much more. He was born in Iraq and was a Kurd. He began his military…

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Mansur al-Hallaj

Mansur Al-Hallaj 858? – 922 by Brother Gerald del Campo Mansur al-Hallaj was born in the southern Iranian community of Tur in the province of Fars around 858. His full name was Abu Al-mughith Al-husayn Ibn Mansur Al-hallaj. He was a Sufi and one of Islam’s most controversial writers and teachers.…

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