Phelon, W P

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(1834-1904) UK-born author, in the US from early manhood, who focused on occult themes, most of his fiction being Occult Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and not listed here; Three Sevens: A Story of Ancient Initiations (1889) with Mira M Phelon is an occult treatise in fictional form. Of some sf interest is Our Story of Atlantis: Written Down for the Hermetic Brotherhood (1903), in which a manuscript, discovered on an Island in the West Indies where the now-sunken continent of Atlantis once flourished, recounts the history of that high civilization in Utopian terms consistent with the tenets of Theosophy, about which he wrote extensively. He was a prominent early member of the American section of the Theosophical Society, and Founder of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Atlantis, Luxor and Elphantae; in 1892 he urged L Frank Baum to join the Order. [JC/MA]

William P Phelon, M D

born England: 28 September 1834

died San Francisco, California: 29 December 1904

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