Premium Episode 16: The Cult of Brother XII feat Steph Halmhofer

Today we’re looking at the life and prophecies of theosophist, cult leader, and deadbeat dad Edward Arthur Wilson, better known as Brother XII.

Brother XII was an English occult leader who founded the Aquarian Society and its commune in Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the late 1920s. He was hounded with allegations of abuse, fraud, and even murder. He fled prosecution by burning down his compound and absconding with the group’s gold in a tug boat. Legend has it that what he couldn’t grab is still buried on the island.

We’re pleased to welcome archaeologist Steph Halmhofer back to the show. Researching Brother XII has been a passion project of hers, and she’s here to tell us about him.

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