Downloadable texts from Sat Guru Dr. Serge Raynaud de La Ferriere.
Sat Guru Dr. Serge Raynaud de La Ferriere
Dr. Serge de La Ferriere was born in Paris, France, the son of Georges Constantine Louis Raynaud, who was an engineer, and Virginie Marie Billet. His parents moved to Brussels, Belgium when he was two years old, and his mother died there when he was only five years of age.
He studied at several schools, and attended the Université Catholique de Louvain where he graduated as a mining engineer in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Although he grew up and studied in Belgium he would return to his native France in his early twenties.
In his early life he was introduced into the Masonic and Rosicrucian lodges by his father, Count de La Ferriere, and achieved many high degrees. He continued the exploration of mind and spirit by studying yoga on his own and later traveling to India where he was recognized as a Sadu by the Hindu Yogis. They introduced him to the deep teachings of the yogic tradition. He was also recognized by the Tibetan tradition as a Rinpoche. He was an expert in linguistics and mastered several languages. He also studied philosophy, Natural Medicine, Theology, Astrology, Esoterism, and Metaphysical Studies. He also studied the ancient Asian, African, American, Celtic, Druidic, and Australian Aboriginal traditions. After all of his searching, he met a teacher in France from the Chinese Tradition named Swung Yung Kuan, who instructed him to fulfill his mission by traveling to the Americas. He was interested in the American Indian traditions from an early age, especially the initiatic tradition of the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec. He had requested a grant from the Government of France to lead an expedition to study the indians of the Americas, but he was denied because France was in war at the time. Regardless, he kept his interest in these ancient initiatic traditions. He first came to New York to meet a man who Sung Yung Kuan told him he would meet. He could not find this man so he went to Guatemala to further study the intitiatic traditions of the Americas. There he met and studied with Mayan Templars. He still could not find the man he was looking for so he continued traveling south. In Caracas, Venezuela he met Jose Manuel Estrada. After checking his astrological chart and the marks on his body, Dr. De La Ferriere recognized Jose Mauel Estrada as the man that he had been looking for. In 1948, Master de La Ferriere founded the Universal Great Brotherhood with Jose Manuel Estrada as co-founder. Then Juan Victor Mejias and Gil Colmenares together with Jose Manuel Estrada became his three main disciples. They established the Supreme Order of Aquarius, as the vision for the New Age.
After 17 months in Venezuela he traveled to New York to host the International Peace Conference. From there he traveled again to India, Tibet, Africa, Australia, and other countries to establish centers for the Universal Great Brotherhood across the world. He then settled down in Nice, France in the French Alps. There, he wrote several books including the Psychological Proposal, The Circular Letters, The White Book, and The Magic of Knowing.
Art in the New Age, a book dedicated to the exhalation of art and the role of the artist in the spiritual and cultural development of a new civilization.
In Yoga Yogism, he talks about the practices, disciplines, and mastery of the yogi Hindu tradition.
The Great Messages and the Black Book of Freemasonry are dedicated to the study of Esoterism.
Astrology/Cosmobiology, Astronomy, and Astrosophy
The Magic of Knowing is a series of pamphlets that covers the science of astronomy as the physical study of the mechanical movement of stars, Astrology/Cosmobiology as the biologic study of stars, and Astrosophy which is the study of the cosmos.
Psychological Works is a set of 36 pamphlets with deep insight on religion, shamanism, magic, and rituals.
During his life he received many spiritual and academic titles. He was a scientist, philosopher, psychologist, theologian, astrologer, mathematician, artist, and spiritual leader. He declared that it would be better if he just be considered a yogi (One who Unites).
We acknowledge the group of his main disciples, Jose Manuel Estrada, Juan Victor Mejias, Gil Colmenares, Linares, and Domingo Dias Porta. We recognize all the Venerable Sat-Arhat and students that served him by helping to spread his teachings by founding cultural and yogic centers, natural medicine clinics, study groups, and Initiatic and esoteric schools.