Péladan, Joséphin

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Péladan, Joséphin Gender: M
Joseph-Aimé Peladan
born on 28 March 1858 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Lyon, France, 45n45, 4e51
Timezone LMT m4e51 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°06' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°57 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°21'

Joséphin Péladan (At right, with the Romanian writer Alexandru Bogdan-Piteşti)


French novelist and Martinist who was a key figure in the inception and development of fin-de-siècle French Symbolism, as well as in the overt marriage of art and occult symbolism during the French occult revival. His Salon de la Rose et Croix, though short-lived, was perhaps one of the most ambitious artistic undertakings the French art world has seen, featuring unique exhibitions and productions seeking to unite the arts into a revival of initiatory drama, with a philosophical underpinning rooted in the Western esoteric traditions, and with the ultimate goal of the spiritual regeneration of society. Central to Péladan’s vision was his conception of the artist as initiate; select individuals who could bring a small part of the divine into the mundane sphere.

He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 27 June 1918, aged 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Papus (born 13 July 1865)


Source Notes

Originally this entry had 29 March quoting Gauquelin, vol 6.

On 30 January 2017 the date was changed to 28 March quoted from birth certificate (copy on file) forwarded by GraZia Bordoni.

Wikipedia incorrectly has 29 March.


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Salonist)
  • Vocation : Art : Art critic
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Other Occult Fields
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Metaphysics/ Parapsychology