Count Dante was a student of the Occult. I was fortunate enough to locate his spiritual teacher who told me some interesting things regarding the Count's spirituality.
Michael Bertiaux (full name Michael Paul Bertiaux) is an American occultist and Old Catholic Bishop, perhaps best known to the general public via the publication of his massive Voudon Gnostic Workbook (1988), a 615-page compendium of various occult lessons and research papers spanning the sub-fields of Voodoo, Neo-Pythagoreanism, Thelema and Gnosticism. Long considered by occultists one of the underground classics of 20th century occultism, the book was out of print for many years and fetched increasingly high prices in the antiquarian market before it was reprinted in paperback by Red Wheel/Weiser in 2007. Note that the unique spelling of "voudon" is an innovation of Bertiaux's, (though it is similar to the traditional spelling of vodun). Bertiaux also coined the term vudutronics to refer to his idiosyncratic interpretation of this religion.
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