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Old 01-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #123
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"July 1782
The Order of the Illuminati joins forces with Freemasonry at the Congress of Wilhelmsbad.
"The Comte de Virieu, an attendee at the conference, comes away visibly shaken. When questioned about the "tragic secrets" he brought back with him, he replies: "I will not confide them to you. I can only tell you that all this is very much more serious than you think." From this time on, according to his biographer, "the Comte de Virieu could only speak of Freemasonry with horror."

"Also in attendence were such (il)luminaries as Cagliostro, Comte Saint Germain, Louis Claude De St. Martin, Thomas Paine, Anton Mesmer and Adam Weishaupt. In 1785 they met again at the Paris convention."

"Deluded people. You must understand that there exists a conspiracy in
favor of despotism, and against liberty, of incapacity against talent,
of vice against virtue, or ignorance against light! ...Every species of error
which afflicts the earth, every half-baked idea, every invention serves to fit
the doctrines of the Illuminati...The aim is universal domination."

"Marquis de Luchet, Essay on the Sect of the Illuminati - January, 1789
4602 Barclay Ave does not exist according to NYC direction map. I haven't looked further into the address.
Philip LeMarchand (1717 - 1811?)
( Biography excerpted from "Tucker's Encyclopedia of Mass Murderers" )
Philip LeMarchand was a French architect, artisan, and designer who is posthumously credited as possibly one of the most prolific, if undiscovered, mass murderers in the history of the modern world. He first became known for his creation of bizarre, intricately designed music boxes which quickly became the rage of Europe.

The boxes, known in some circles as LeMarchand Boxes, were each one of a kind creations which were also puzzles, with the answer to one's ultimate hearts desire as their solution.

It is this association between Philip LeMarchand and the occult, that has resulted in his infamy. It was LeMarchand's interest in the supernatural which directly influenced the creation of his multitude of highly sought after puzzle boxes, which are rumored to either reveal great secrets and pleasures when solved, or death and the atrocities of Hell, depending on who you listen to.

At the height of his career, Paris was besieged by scandalous multiple disappearances of noteworthy individuals, a number of whom had purchased LeMarchand's puzzle boxes.

Suspicions, though unconfirmed, fell upon the sculptor / architect, especially inasmuch as LeMarchand's apprentice, the son of a respected clock maker, was one of the first to disappear.

Amidst this notoriety, LeMarchand fled Europe without selling his home. Apparently certain that the authorities were closing in on him, LeMarchand discarded his already floundering career.
"Philip LeMarchand, at the height of his career, Painted this self portrait allegedly using not oil, but human fat as it's base. The original disappeared in World War II."
In certain circles, the name LeMarchand is synonymous with dread and horror. This "architect of the damned" served agents far more sinister than those served by Hitler's own architect, Albert Speer. The atrocities performed by LeMarchand made him one of France's most infamous figures, rivaled only by the DeVincouer family and Gilles de Rais (who had a profound effect on Lemarchand's own courting of what he called the "Lords of Order")
Until now, the best references we had on LeMarchand and his works were two articles by Valentina Sprague ("Architect of the Damned," Pentacle, June 1967; "Leviathan's White House" Pentacle, February 1975) one of which posed the question of what would have happened had LeMarchand been commissioned as the architect of the White House, since this would have followed the creation of his puzzle boxes. The other article was an attempt to re-create the events which brought Leviathan's material into LeMarchand's possession.
Late Architecture
"A classic example of LeMarchand's architectural genius. One of the earliest, and most complex of his geometric period."
Beyond this the only major surviving references are a brief mention in Bolinger's Encyclopedia of the Occult (1946) and a chapter on his architecture in Kaufmann's French Architecture of the Eighteenth Century (1936), which reveals little biographical information about the man himself, but does contain numerous illustrations of LeMarchand's buildings which no longer exist themselves.
Additional Resources:
Eliot, Adam. The Art, Legend and Evil of Philip LeMarchand. Prentice-Abbott, 1966
Holt, Laura. Architecture and Madness, Bell Publishing, 1924
Klauski, Isadora. Of Hell. Leviathan, 1928

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