A native of Augusta, Georgia, USA,
Bishop T Allen Greenfield, 50, is
a world traveller and the father of three sons, ranging in age from
24 to 5.
He is a long-time student of occultism, esoteric spirituality and
Gnosticism. A past member of the British Society for Psychical
Research, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena
(NICAP), etc., he has twice been the recipient of the "UFOlogist of
the Year Award" of the National UFO Conference (1972 and 1992).
Greenfield is the author of several commercial books. "Secret Cipher
of the UFOnauts", IllumiNet Press, 1994 has been critically
acclaimed in many reviews all over the world. A more scholarly work,
"The Story of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light" which deals with
this seminal occult group from a Thelemic perspective, has now been
published by Looking Glass Press of Stockholm, Sweden and Beverly
Hills, CA USA (1997).
The Bishop is currently working [published 1998] on a book on the
history of the Rite of Memphis from Cagliostro to Yarker, Papus and
Crowley, as well as developing an annotated edition of Frater
Achad's BOOK 31, taken from the original typescript and Achad's
private letters. He also wrote the introduction to the late Gray
Barker's surrealist exploration of the heart of the UFO and "Men in
Black" mythos, The Silver Bridge (Saucerian Books, 1970) and
privately published an informal history of UFOlogy, Saucers and
Saucerers (PANP Press, 1976).
He is, however, not a strange creature from time and space, a UFO
silencer, a pagan writer, an Illuminoid, nor, for that matter, a
Theosophist. He is said to have a sense of humor, and is known to
write rather decent poetry when he is depressed, or inspired, or in
love, mostly for his own amusement and that of his friends.
Since the 1960's The Rt. Rev.
Greenfield has appeared on various
"talk" radio and television programs, dealing with esoteric and
political issues. As a speaker, he has appeared before the
International Fortean Organization (Washington, D.C., 1974), the
Atlanta UFO Society (Atlanta, Fernbank Science Center, 1975), at the
31st Annual National UFO Conference (Cleveland, 1994), UFO Forum
(Atlanta, 1995), 32nd Annual National UFO Conference (Atlanta,
1995), and Greenfield spoke on the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light and
served on two panels at the First National OTO Conference (Akron,
Since 1969 Greenfield has been a practicing
Ceremonial Magician, and
for even longer a serious student of the Western Esoteric Tradition.
After many years of study, he was Elected a Bishop by the Holy Synod
of the Neopythagorean Gnostic Church in 1986, and was consecrated
Bishop. In 1987 he was extended recognition as a Bishop within the
Gnostic Catholic Church-Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) and was
consecrated in New York in November of 1988.
An ecclectic exponent of spiritual ideas, Greenfield also acts as a
local contact and information resource for the KARMA KAGYU BUDDHIST
NETWORK (KKBN), and has handled local presentations by Spiritual
Masters from various traditions. He also holds symbolic and actual
titles from a number of esoteric bodies: From the Ancient and
Primitive Rites of Memphis & Mizraim, he holds the 33° 90° 95° and a
research lodge charter (1921 ecclesiastical revised rite); is
Auxiliary ("Associate") Bishop in the QBLH and since September 23,
1995, has been a Member of the Green Abyss Lodge of the Miskatonick
Society (USA) in association with The Grey Lodge (England).
The only RITUAL initiatory body with which
The Rt. Rev. Greenfield
is affiliated, however, is the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO).
Greenfield is Past Master of Eulis (now Syntaxiss) Lodge of OTO, and
former editor of its journal, LAShTAL. The Rt. Rev. Greenfield holds
both initiate and ecclesiastic membership in OTO, and continues to
serve that august body as both Bishop and Chartered Initiator, as
well as other capacities.