Martinist Order of Unknown Philosophers (MOUP)
The aim of the Martinist Order of Unknown Philosophers (MOUP
) is the Reintegration of the Human Being into his or her primitive purity, the ever more and more approaching of mankind to God. The MOUP transmits, with complete regularity, through initiatory filiation, the traditional degrees of Martinism. The Order admits in its ranks men and women who wish to work in complete brotherhood/sisterhood for their spiritual evolution in an ascending movement towards the Creating Principle.
Martinism is a transcendant Christianity, and that those who do not proclaim the Christian Tradition cannot call themselves Martinists. It is a system, both for the learning and practice of spirituality. It includes initiatic grades open to people of good will, regardless of race, gender or sexual-orientation. The teachings have passed from initiator to student for many years.
Our lineage and tradition is descended from the Lyon Martinists, who were the proud guardians - and martyrs for - the Martinist tradition during the Second World War. The line is distinctly spiritual and Christian in outlook, and owes this strong influence to Constant Chevillon, who was himself a bishop in the independent Catholic and Gnostic traditions.
The MOUP possesses two lines of filiation, that of the Ordre Martiniste, and also that of Chevillon-Chambellant through the Ordre Martiniste de Lyon, which has infused our lines with the very essence of Constant Chevillon's deeply Christian spirituality, and also that of Maître Phillippe de Lyon, who together permeate the whole of our Martinist tradition.
Membership of the MOUP is open to all men and women who profess a belief in the Christian Faith.