by Michael Howard
Excerpted from THE OCCULT CONSPIRACY
Pages 179 - 183

5 January 1991

from TheForbiddenKnowledge Website

  • 40,000 BCE

    • Early establishment of Mystery schools, as depicted in the Lascaux cave paintings.
       

  • 30,000 BCE

    • According to some occult traditions this period saw the colonization of Asia and Australasia by the inhabitants of the lost continent of Lemuria or Mu.

    • Goddess worship and matriarchal cultures established worldwide.
       

  • 10,000 BCE

    • Evidence suggestive of early contact between extraterrestrials and Stone Age tribes in Tibet.
       

  • 9,000 - 8,000 BCE

    • Estimated date of the destruction of Atlantis, according to some occult traditions.

    • The Atlantean priesthood flee to establish colonies in the British Isles, Western Europe, North Africa and South America.

    • Rise of the Northern Mystery Tradition centered on the island of Thule and the Aryan culture.

    • Invention of the runic alphabet.
       

  • 5,000 BCE

  • 5,000 - 3,000 BCE

    • Formation of the two lands in pre-dynastic Egypt ruled by outsiders (Isis and Osiris).

    • The Egyptian pantheon of gods established including Horus, Thoth, Set, Ra, Ptah and Hathor.

    • Pharaohs regarded as the divine representatives of the Gods.
       

  • 3,000 - 2,000 BCE

    • Building of burial mounds and chambered tombs in Western Europe and the Mediterranean area; the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza and Cheops of Egypt; and the ziggurat (Towers of Babel) in Ur.

    • Sarmoung Brotherhood founded in Babylon.
       

  • 2,000 - 1,000 BCE

    • Reign of Thothmes III in Egypt (c. 1480).

    • Foundation of the Rosicrucian Order. Reign of Akhenaton (c. 1370) who establishes the mystical Brotherhood of Aton dedicated to the worship of the Sun as a symbol of the Supreme Creator.

    • Erection of Stonehenge and other megalithic stone circles in the British Isles.

    • Reign of Ankhenatonís son Tutankhamun who re-establishes the old pantheon of Egyptian gods and goddesses.

    • Moses leads Children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt during the reign of Ramses II to the promised land of Canaan.
       

  • 1,000 - 500 BCE

    • Foundation of the Dionysian Artificers.

    • The building of Solomonís temple (c. 950).

    • Establishment of the city states of Greece and the Olympic pantheon of gods to replace earlier Nature worship.

    • First temples erected in Mexico, Peru and southwest North America.

    • Celts invade Western Europe.

    • Decline of Goddess worship and rise of patriarchal sky gods personified by priest-kings.

    • Rome founded in 750.
       

  • 500 BCE - 001 CE

    • Celtic culture established in Britain.

    • The foundation of Druidic wisdom colleges in Gaul and the British Isles.

    • Odin recognized as major god in the Northern Mysteries replacing the Mother Goddess and is credited with inventing the runes.

    • Buddha, Lao Tze, Confucius, Pythagoras, Plato and Zoroaster preach their new religions and philosophies.

    • Maya culture in South America.

    • Establishment of Eleusinian mystery cults.

    • Rise of the Essene sect in Palestine and Judea.

    • Birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
       

  • 001 - 400 CE

    • Jesus possibly travels to India, Tibet and Britain to be initiated into the esoteric traditions of East and West. Crucified for his radical political and religious ideas (c. 33).

    • Joseph of Arimanthea establishes first Celtic Church at Glastonbury (c. 37).

    • Invasion of Britain by Roman legions and suppression of the Druids (40 - 60).

    • Paul travels to Asia Minor and Greece preaching his version of the gospel (50).

    • Jewish revolt against Roman rule led by Zealots (66).

    • Essenes suppressed and Dead Sea Scrolls hidden in caves.

    • Temple in Jerusalem destroyed by Romans (70).

    • New testament written.

    • The Nazarenes break away from Judasim to found the Christian Church (c. 80).

    • Ormus is converted to Esoteric Christianity by Mark.

    • Mithrasim and the Mysteries of Isis compete with Christianity in the Roman Empire.

    • Mani, a Persian high priest of Zoroastrianism, is crucified (276).

    • Emperor Constantine declares Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.

    • The Council of Nicea defines heresy, condemns paganism and lays the theological foundation for the Catholic or Universal Church (325).

    • Constantineís successor Julian the Apostate (361 - 363) briefly re-establishes the pagan old religion.

    • Emperor Theodosius outlaws the worship of the pagan gods in Rome and closes the pagan temples (378).

    • Invasion of Rome, Greece and Europe by the barbarians led by Atilla the Hun (395-480).

    • Withdrawal of the Roman legions from Britain (395).

    • Foundation of the Order of Comacine by ex-members of the Roman College of Architects.

     

  • 500 - 1,000 CE

    • Mohammed founds Islam (dies 632).

    • Celtic Church outlawed by Council of Whitby (664).

    • Foundation of first Sufi secret societies (c. 700).

    • First written translation of Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus.

    • Charlemagne founds alleged first Rosicrucian Lodge in Toulouse (898).

    • Foundation of the Cathars, Druzes and Yezedi (900).

    • Heretical Catholic monks found first Rosicrucian college (1,000).
       

  • 1000 - 1400 CE

    • Foundation of the Order of the Devoted of Assassins by Hasan-i-Sabbah (1034-1124) and the Order of St John (1050).

    • First Crusade to the Holy Land (1095).

    • Capture of the city of Jerusalem by Godfrey de Bouillan, founder of the Priory of Sion (1099).

    • Assassins infiltrate Thuggee cult in India.

    • Foundation of the Order of the Knights of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem (1118).

    • Charter granted to the Priory of Sion by Pope Alexander II (1178).

    • Crusade launched against Cathars (1208).

    • Inquisition created to fight heresy (1215).

    • Massacre of the Cathars at Montsegur in Southern France (1241).

    • Troubadours practicing their cult of courtly love.

    • Occult schools teaching the Cabbala and alchemy established in Spain by the Moors.

    • Count Rudolf von Hapsburg crowned as Holy Roman Emperor (1273).

    • Knights Templars arrested by King Philip of France on charges of devil worship, heresy and sexual perversion (1307).

    • Last official Grand Master of the Templars, Jacques de Molay, burnt at the stake and the Order goes underground (1314).
       

  • 1400 - 1600 CE

    • Alleged life of Christian Rosenkreutz (1379-1482).

    • Foundation of the Order of the Garter by Edward III (1348).

    • First publication of the Corpus Heremeticum by the Medici family in Italy (1460).

    • Publication of Malleus Malifiracum and the papal bull of Pope Innocent which began the medieval witch hunting hysteria (1484 and 1486).

    • Martin Luther begins Reformation (1521).

    • Henry Agrippa refers to the Templars as Gnostics and worshippers of the phallic god Priapus (1530).

    • Life of Dr John Dee (1527-1608).

    • Foundation of the British Secret Service by Sir Francis Walsingham.

    • Birth of Johann Valenti Andrea (1586).

    • Life of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

    • Defeat of the Spanish Armada, with magical help from the New Forest Witches (1588).
       

  • 1600 - 1700 CE

    • Foundation of the Virginia Company by James I (1606).

    • The Romanovs become Czars of Russia (1613).

    • Publication of Rosicrucian manifesto (1614).

    • Life of Elias Ashmole (1617-1692).

    • Voyage of the Mayflower to New England and the publication of Sir Francis Baconís novel The New Atlantis (1620).

    • Establishment of the pagan community of Merrymount in Massachusetts by Thomas Morton.

    • English Civil War begins (1642).

    • First English Mason guild accepts non-stonemasons into its meetings (c. 1646).

    • Charles I convicted of treason and beheaded (1649).

    • Oliver Cromwell allegedly makes pact with the Devil in order to retain power.

    • Introduction of Freemasonry to American colonies by Dutch settlers (1658).

    • Order of Pietists founded in Pennsylvania (1694).
       

  • 1700 - 1800 CE

    • Birth of the Comte de Saint-Germain (1710).

    • Masonic Grand Lodge of England and Druid Order founded (1717).

    • First Masonic lodge founded in France (1721)

    • Benjamin Franklin initiated as Mason (1731).

    • Chevalier Alexander Ramsey informs French Masons that they are heirs to the Templar tradition (1736).

    • Roman Church condemns Masonry (1738).

    • Birth of Count Cagliostro.

    • Comte de Saint-Germain involved in Jacobite plot to restore Stuart dynasty to the English Throne (1743).

    • Society of Flagellants and Skopski founded in Russia (1750).

    • George Washington initiated as a Mason (1752).

    • Sir Francis Dashwood founds the Hell Fire Club.

    • Franklin visits England to discuss the future of American colonies with Dashwood (1758).

    • Foundation of the Rite of the Strict Observance by Baron von Hund based on the Templar tradition.

    • Frederick of Prussia founds Order of the Architects of Africa and uses the title Illuminati to describe his neo-Masonic lodges (1768).

    • Franklin elected Grand Master of the Nine Sisters lodge in Paris (1770).

    • Grand Orient founded in France (1771).

    • Boston Tea Party (1773).

    • Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief of the new American Army (1775).

    • Order of Perfectibilists or Illuminati founded.

    • American Revolution (1776).

    • Czar Peter founds the Secret Circle (1778).

    • Supposed death of the Comte Saint-Germain (1784).

    • Grand Masonic Congress allegedly plots French Revolution.

    • Cagliostro involved in Diamond Necklace Affair.

    • Illuminati banned in Bavaria and goes underground (1785).

    • French Revolution (1789).

    • Illuminist conspiracy to overthrow the Hapsburgs (1794).
       

  • 1800 - 1900 CE

    • Count Grabinka founds secret society in St. Petersburg based on Martinism and Rosicrucianism (1803).

    • French republican plot to assassinate Napoleon by placing a bomb under his coach, led by occultist Fabre díOlivet.

    • Emperor Napoleon takes control of French Masonry (1805).

    • Revived Templar Order in France celebrates the martyrdom of Jacques de Molay with public requiem (1808).

    • Foundation of the Order of Sublime Perfects (1809).

    • Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) reveals the secret symbolism of the Templar idol Baphomet.

    • Czar Alexander I and Emperor Francis von Hapsburg unite to defeat Italian revolution incited by secret societies.

    • John Quincy Adams, initiate of the Dragon Society, is elected US President (1820).

    • Czar Alexander outlaws Masonry in Russia (1822).

    • Decembrist secret society attempts coup when Czar Alexander allegedly dies (1825).

    • AntiMasonic Party founded in US to combat secret societies in American politics (1828).

    • Wagner joins the Vaterlandsverein, a secret society dedicated to the formation of a pan-European federation of nations.

    • Masonic convention at Strasbourg allegedly plots second French Revolution (1848).

    • Napoleon III condemns Grand Orient for dabbling in radical politics (1850).

    • Paschal Randolph founds Hermetic Brotherhood of the Light (1858).

    • Abraham Lincoln is assassinated (1865).

    • Klu Klux Klan founded (1866).

    • Society of Rosicrucians in Anglia founded (1867).

    • Foundation of the Theosophical Society by Madame Blavasky on instructions of the Great White Brotherhood.

    • Birth of Aleister Crowley (1875).

    • Mysterious suicide of ArchDuke Rudolph von Hapsburg at a hunting lodge at Mayerling (1889).

    • Foundation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (1888).

    • Assassination of Empress Elizabeth von Hapsburg by anarchist (1898).
       

  • 1900 - 1897 CE

    • Foundation of the Ordo Templi Orientis (1900).

    • International Order of CoFreemasonry founded in 1902.

    • Publication of The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion in Russia (1905).

    • Foundation of the Ancient and Mystical Order of the Rose Crucis (1909).

    • Black Hand Society founded in 1911.

    • Aleister Crowley accepted as head of the British OTO.

    • Order of the Temple of the Rosy Cross founded in 1912.

    • Assassination of ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand and Archduchess Sophia von Hapsberg.

    • Attempted murder of Rasputin.

    • WWI begins in 1914.

    • Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates.

    • Hapsburg dynasty is overthrown.

    • Bolshevik Revolution in Russia (1917-1918).

    • Foundation of German Workers Party by Thule Society (1919).

    • Hitler joins GWP and changes its name to the National Socialist Party (1920).

    • Crowley employed by MI6.

    • Cardinal Roncalli, later Pope John XXIII, allegedly joins Rosicrucian Order.

    • Hitler becomes first chancellor of the Third Reich (1933).

    • Roosevelt places Illuminist symbol of eye in triangle on the dollar bill (1935).

    • Nazi invasion of England prevented by New Forest Witches (1940).

    • Rudolf Hess lured to Britain on peace mission by fake astrological data (1941).

    • Order of the Temple revived in France (1952).

    • First Bilderberg meeting in 1954.

    • Foundation of the P2 Lodge (1960).

    • Death of Pope Paul VI, election and alleged murder of Pope John Paul I, and election of Pope John Paul II (1978).

    • Exposure of P2 conspiracy.

    • Attempt to assassinate John Paul II (1981).

    • LíOrdre Internationale Chevelresque Tradition Solaire founded on instructions of the revived Order of the Temple in France (1984).