Raymond Abellio

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Raymond Abellio
Born Georges Soulès
(1907-11-11)11 November 1907
Toulouse, France
Died 26 August 1986(1986-08-26) (aged 78)
Nice, France
Resting place Cimetière d'Auteuil, Paris, France
Occupation Novelist, essayist, philosopher
Education École Polytechnique
Notable awards Prix Sainte-Beuve (1946)
Prix des Deux Magots (1980)

Raymond Abellio is the pseudonym of French writer Georges Soulès. He was born November 11, 1907 in Toulouse, and died August 26, 1986 in Nice.

Life[edit]

Abellio went to the École Polytechnique and then took part in the X-Crise Group.[1] He advocated far-left ideas, but like many other technocrats, he joined the Vichy regime during the Second World War and became in 1942 secretary general of Eugène Deloncle's far-right Mouvement Social Révolutionnaire (MSR) party.[2] He then participated in Marcel Déat's attempt of creating a unified Collaborationist party. In April and September 1943 he participated in the Days of the Mont-Dore, an assembly of collaborationist personalities under the patronage of Philippe Pétain.[3] After the Liberation, he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in absentia for Collaborationism, and escaped to Switzerland. However, he was pardoned in 1952 and went on to start a literary career.

Besides his literary career, under the influence of Pierre de Combas, he developed an interest in esoterism, and especially astrology. He was also interested in the possibility of a secret numerical code in the Bible, a subject that he developed in La Bible, document chiffré in 1950, and later in Introduction à une théorie des nombres bibliques, in 1984. He proposed in particular that the number of the beast, 666, was the key number of life, a manifestation of the holy trinity on all possible levels, material, animist and spiritual. He has also written on the philosophy of rugby football.[4]

Works[edit]

Grave of Raymond Abellio in cimetière d'Auteuil.
  • with André Mahé La Fin du nihilisme - 1943 (signed under his actual name, Georges Soulès)
  • Heureux les pacifiques - 1946
  • Les yeux d'Ézéchiel sont ouverts - 1949
  • Vers un nouveau prophétisme : essai sur le rôle politique du sacré et la situation de Lucifer dans le monde moderne - 1950
  • La Bible, document chiffré : essai sur la restitution des clefs de la science numérale secrète. Tome 1. Clefs générales - 1950
  • La Bible, document chiffré : essai sur la restitution des clefs de la science numérale secrète. Tome 2. Les Séphiroth et les 5 premiers versets de la Genèse - 1950
  • Assomption de l'Europe -1954
  • with Paul Sérant Au seuil de l'ésotérisme : précédé de : l'Esprit moderne et la tradition - 1955
  • La fosse de Babel - 1962
  • La Structure absolue - 1965
  • Hommages à Robert Brasillach - 1965
  • Guénon, oui. Mais... in Planète n°15, April 1970
  • La Fin de l'Ésotérisme - 1973
  • Sol Invictus - 1981 (winner of the Prix des Deux-Magots)
  • Montségur - 1982
  • Visages immobiles - 1983
  • Introduction à une théorie des nombres bibliques - 1984
  • Manifeste de la nouvelle Gnose - 1989 (edited by Marie-Thérèse de Brosses and Charles Hirsch)
  • Fondements d'éthique - 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Aspley (2010). Historical Dictionary of Surrealism. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810858473. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Mark Sedgwick erratum to Against the Modern World Oxford University Press, 2004 http://www1.aucegypt.edu/faculty/sedgwick/trad/book/errata.html
  3. ^ Antonin Cohen, Vers la Révolution Communautaire, Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine n°51 (2004)
  4. ^ R. ABELLIO, « Le rugby et la maîtrise du temps », Cahiers Raymond Abellio, novembre 1983, p. 75-76