In 1728, Eugene Remy, an untalented French textile merchant, claimed to have visited the secret chamber under the Great Pyramid of Egypt. There he was met by a mysterious being known as Larzod, and learned the secret knowledge of Atlantis, Mu, and Lemuria. Remy's claims attracted a few intrigued persons. In 1729, Remy's rich patrons fianced the Temple of Heliopolis. The temple served as the base of the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra, founded by Remy to preserve Larzod's secret teachings and pass on the secret wisdom to those worthy of receiving it.
In 1738, members of the Brotherhood engaged in a fierce argument over the Egyptian god Atum - central to Larzod's teachings - on whether he was self-created (supported by the majority) or he was "born from the primal sea" (supported by the minority). Eventually, those who supported the later theory left the Brotherhood and formed the Oannes Society, which rivaled the Brotherhood for the next centuries. Despite the loss of some members, the upheaval of France after 1745, and the death of Eugene Remy, who was crushed under the wheels of a cart, the Brotherhood continued to grow. In the years leading up to the French Revolution, the H.B.R. supported Napoleon Bonaparte in which he, in a gesture of good friendship, donated to the organization the Egyptian artifacts from his 1798 Egyptian Expedition.
From the mid-19th century, the H.B.R. gained worldwide membership and settled its establishments in London and New York City.
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- The HBR bears some resemblance to the Freemason, especially for their association to Egyptian imagery and the HBR members' possession of the Eye of Ra to identify themselves as members is similar to that of Freemasons who carries the Square and Compass.
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- Appearances of Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra (Chronological)
- Appearances of Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra (Alphabetical)
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