Lopukhin, I. V. (1756–1816)
Russian lawyer and politician with special interests in mysticism
and Freemasonry who anonymously published the work
Characteristics of the Interior Church. This tract was first published
in Russian in 1798. It was translated into English in 1912 from
a French edition by D. H. S. Nicholson and occultist Arthur E.
Waite. Lopukhin’s teaching was similar to that of Karl von Eckhartshausen.
It is a kind of Christian transcendentalism and resembles
the higher literature of the Grail.