The AOE (or Architectonic Order of the Eschaton) is an extremely hermetic
magical society, whose secrets are regularly concealed even from its own
initiates. All reported facts regarding its history, organization, doctrine, and
practices must be treated with extraordinary scepticism.

It is reputedly a white brotherhood established—over a game of cards—
in the sublime abysms of antiquity. It claims both to antedate every extant
tradition of human wisdom, and to nurture within itself the seed of ultimate
terrestrial Gnosis (identified with techno-Chardinite Noosphere).…