The origins of the Order of the Cosmic Ram are shrouded in mystery, even to the bulk of its membership, which is comprised of men from the highest levels of English society. The Order are devoted to the ideal of the British Empire and Albion Triumphant.
Or, rather, that ideal as they define it…
Theories abound as to the Order’s antecedents–some occult scholars believe that the members of the Order are simply the Knights Templar by another name, while others believe that they are a radical English splinter group of the Rosicrucians.
The rites and rituals of the Order of the Cosmic Ram are as mysterious as their origins. What is known, however, is their goal–nothing less than the domination of the world by a newly invigorated British Empire, guided and controlled by the Order’s members.
It is, in part, due to this stated goal of global totalitarianism that the Order has as deplorable a reputation as it does amongst the various occult groups which make London their headquarters. The Order has made enemies of the Ordo Templi Orientis, the Black Brotherhood, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Voyagers Club, the Church of Starry Wisdom, the Sisterhood of Rats and the Strix Society amongst others with their activities, which include the theft of rare grimoires or objects of esoteric interest, the assault or assassination of prominent occult figures opposed to their goals, and being generally unpleasant about the whole thing.
Recently, the Order has come to the attention of the Ministry of Esoteric Observation due to their part in the murder of several prominent members of the Voyagers Club in 1920, as well as the 1921 Seeley Affair. In both cases, the Order’s activities were curtailed by Charles St. Cyprian and Ebe Gallowglass. Whether or not this will lead to further conflict between the Order of the Cosmic Ram and the offices of the Royal Occultist, only time will tell…
The Order of the Cosmic Ram has appeared in the following stories:
- “The Maida Vale Mummy”
- THE JADE SUIT OF DEATH
- “Sign of the Salamander”
- “The Black Brotherhood”
For further information, visit A ROYAL OCCULTIST CHRONOLOGY.