Gerard Encausse

Gerard Encausse (1865-1916)Gerard Encausse (1865-1916), was a Spanish-born French physician who used the pen-name of Papus. After years of researching the occult, Kabbalah, alchemy, and magic, he was among the first to offer a serious study of the Tarot. He co-founded the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Croix and was active in the Hermetic Brotherhood of the Light and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.