Luigi Braco: Arcana Partenope

NAPLES - In the beautiful and laughing City of Partenope lived great initiates including Pasquale de Servis, known as Itzar, and his pupil Kremmerz, or rather the Porticese Ciro Formisano, of the Egyptian Osiric School dear to Bocchini, Tuschuy, Raimondo de Sangro, and Justiniano Lebano.

On this beloved subject of the Neapolitan School, starting from 67 A.D. to 1930, young writer Luigi Braco (photo) presented his book Arcana Partenope at the ASCI Film School in Piazza Trieste e Trento, in the ancient building of the historic Caffè Gambrinus on Saturday, January 25.

Braco, who was born in Portici but lives in London, holds a degree in law; enrolled in the Kremmertian School of Miriam in Portici, the Martinist Order and the Italian Theosophical Society, is a hermetic freethinker of the authentic and traditional Rosicrucian type.

He has deepened his studies and published essays and articles in specialized Italian and foreign journals; in 2013 he published his first book, L'alchimia di Partenope, which was born from his meeting between 2000 and 2003 with masters of an authentic traditional continuum chain of the Ancient Egyptian Order of Osiris, of which ASERMM is the depository. 

Together they visited topical places of Neapolitan esotericism, such as the cemetery of Portici and the historic and monumental cemetery of Poggioreale, the catacombs of San Gennaro and San Callisto, the cemetery of Fontanelle, but above all lingering in the Portici home of Kremmerz and de Servis, a necromancer who had the terrible and grandiose power to cancel time and space, rediscovering the latter's tomb in the city cemetery.

Luigi Braco also visited dusty private libraries and alchemical laboratories almost hidden in a mysterious Naples and at the foot of Vesuvius, the caves of the Sibyls of Cuma, the Sansevero Chapel, Villa Lebano, at the same time deepening his studies on the Egyptian ritual of the ArcanaArcanorum, following the initiatory chain of the Schola Napolitana of the Middle Ages and pure Rosicrucian Renaissance, all the way to Della Porta, Campanella, Giordano Bruno, Santinelli and the 1700s of Tschudy and Raimondo de Sangro, Abbot Marino, Luigi d'Aquino, Cagliostro, Domenico Bocchini, Giustiniano Lebano, Kremmerz, Caetani, Cuccurullo, Antonio and Nicola Ariano to Luigi Petriccione, himself a pupil of the Porticese Martinist Luigi Spartaco, Eduardo Nappa and Giuseppe Del Noce.

The knot of Naples, as the good Martinist historian Brunelli of Perugia puts it, is summed up precisely around the places and characters visited and revisited by Luigi Braco through his writings.

At the debate following the presentation of the book Arcana Partenope, in addition to author Luigi Braco, Desangrian writer Professor Sigfrido Hobel, a multifaceted mind of Neapolitan intelligence of yesterday and today, spoke.

Both Hobel and Braco, with their respective research on the history of Neapolitan Hermeticism, have brought great lust to Naples, a value of worldwide resonance.

To my brotherly, eternal friend Luigi Braco, above time and space of life and reincarnations, I dedicate these words, especially to those who know and must spread initiatory knowledge in the light of Vesuvius and Sebeto, among the radiant stones of the immortal Sansevero Chapel ...