Paschal Beverly Randolph, Occultist

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Paschal Beverly Randolph was a grand master occultist. He was a black man that was a close confidant of Abraham Lincoln, arguably the largest cannabis importer of his time, a sex magician, and possibly the inspiration behind Marvel’s Dr. Strange.

He is notable as the first person to introduce the principles of erotic alchemy to North America, and, according to A.E. Waite (the tarot card guy), establishing the earliest known Rosicrucian order in the United States.

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