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Periodical: La France Antimaconnique

Summary  From Pat Deveney's database:

France Chretienne, La.
Revue Catholique Hebdomadaire / Revue bi-mensuelle, organe de l'Union Antimaconnique / Revue Hebdomadaire, Antimaconnique et Antisemite, Organe du Conseil Antimaconnique de France.
Other titles: La France Chretienne Antimaconnique / La France Antimaconnique
1889--1914 Weekly, then bimonthly, then weekly
Paris, France. Language: French. Publisher: Tequi; Conseil antimaconnique de France. Editor: Leo Taxil, then 1897-1914, Abel Clarin de la Rive.
Succeeds: Jeanne d'Arc (1890); La Petite Guerre (1887-1889)--> Le Petit Catholique (1889) Corporate author: Organe de l'Union antimaconnique / Organe du Conseil antimaconnique de France
5/11, December 1889-28/30, July 23, 1914.
The volume numbering continues that of the antecedent journals combined to form this: La Petite Guerre: Organe Populaire de la Lutte Contra la Franc-Maconnerie (1887-1889)-->Le Petit Catholique (1889), and Jeanne d'Arc: Journal des Francaises (1890). 12-16 pages (irregular), 6 francs a year.

Taxil (the pseudonym of the journalist and hoaxer Gabriel-Antoine Jogand-Pages, 1854-1907) founded the journal and folded into it several small Catholic anti-Republican and anti-Semitic journals. He later went on to publish Le Diable au XIXe Siecle and Revue Mensuelle Religieuse, Politique, Scientifique in which he, along with Charles Hacks--with whom he published as "Dr. Bataille"--outlined the existence of Diana Vaughan and the secret Masonic cabal seeking to rule the world. In January 1897, Abel Clarin de la Rive (1855-1914) took over the editorship and continued to run the journal until his death, concentrating his attention on the "Jewish-Masonic conspiracy" that, he believed, ruled France and sought the suppression of Christianity. In June 1910, the journal changed its title to La France Chretienne Antimaconnique, and changed it again in 1911 to La France Antimaconnique. In 1910, Rene Guenon began to contribute to the journal, and in 1913 and 1914 he authored (usually as "Sphinx") a series of important articles on Dante, the production of numbers, and the High Grades of Masonry, and other topics. This collaboration is curious and has prompted much speculation because Guenon was himself an occultist, neo-Gnostic Bishop, and high-grade Mason (though an irregular one). The journal is also important because it has the lengthy documentary collection of attacks on H.P. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society: Swami Narad Mani, Chef de l'Observatoire secret europeen de la "True Truth Samaj" d'Adyar, "Bapteme de Lumiere, Notes pour servir a l'Histoire de la Societe dite Theosophique," October 1911-February 1912 (now re-published by Arche in Milan). It also published Clarin de la Rive's fifteen-part compilation "Francmaconnerie et Societes Secretes" and "Notice sur les diverses Societes Secretes americaines que ne sont officilellement rattaches a la Maconnerie" that ran from June 1912 to July 1914. In both of these Guenon's hand (and that of his mentor F.Ch. Barlet) can be seen, though most of the information came from S.C. Gould's Miscellaneous Notes and Queries. The journal also became involved in the internecine fights among Martinists, neo-Gnostics, irregular Masons, et al., over the the validity of the Swedenborgian Rite and the Rites of Memphis and Misraim, and over the expulsion of Guenon and others from the Ordre Martiniste and Papus's irregular Masonry in the spring of 1909. See the notes under Reveil des Albigeois, Hiram, La Gnose, and L'Acacia. Dorbon 1714. BNF.

Issues:La France Antimaconnique V25 N42 Oct 19 1911
La France Antimaconnique V25 N43 Oct 26 1911
La France Antimaconnique V25 N44 Nov 3 1911
La France Antimaconnique V25 N49 Dec 7 1911
La France Antimaconnique V25 N50 Dec 14 1911
La France Antimaconnique V26 N2 Jan 11 1912
La France Antimaconnique V26 N9 Feb 29 1912
La France Antimaconnique V28 N30 Jul 23 1914

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