Santiago Bovisio, born in the city of Bergamo, North of Italy, on September 29, 1904, since his early childhood manifested extraordinary faculties and prophecy, reaching extraordinary levels by virtue of time, discipline and advice of physical and astral instructors. Those who knew him have reported about his voluntary access to any supraphysical dimension, powers that just some few men possessed.

From a family of religious Catholics, educated at a Passionist college, he tried to enter the Order; but his health impeded it; thence his affection for the Founder, Saint Paul of the Cross and his mystique of ash.

In his youth entered the Order of Knights of the Fire, an European branch (C.H.E.F.), in Venice, a very reserved esoteric institute where just European nobility could accede and whose members possessed relevant psychological powers; in the “Palace of the Count”, he was under the Master Giovanni Veniviene, in those days the best herbalist in Europe, from whom Santiago Bovisio learnt the art of natural healing.

On January 10, 1926, now with the grade of Ordered Knight, at the age of 21, they entrusted him the mission of founding a spiritual institute in Argentine. Shortly afterwards he founded the Savonarolian Union, in Buenos Aires, since his Astral Guide was the great Dominican reformer and martyr of Ferrara (Girolamo Savonarola; 1452-1498), who in the Teachings appears as The Monitor. Seemingly he founded later, in Rosario, the American Spiritualistic University, with the adherence of groups of different kinds. Many Teachings here transcribed are from that time.

On 3 March, 1937, along with three companions, founds CAFH, initials of Sacred Order of American Knights of Fire (IHES), like the European Order, but independent. The definitive consolidation of this work is reached in Buenos Aires ten years later, with the approval of the unique non-modifiable Regulation, and the election of Santiago Bovisio as Knight Great Master of CAFH.

Santiago Bovisio formed family in Argentine, married in his youth and had one daughter and two sons. He travelled through the Argentine, and founded groups in the most important provinces, even in other American countries. The education of children was his great concern and erected colleges in Córdoba, Mendoza, La Plata and Santiago de Chile.

He was preparing a terrestrial journey to Sierras Madre de Dios, Noreast of Machu Pichu to discover a land untrodden by human feet, which the Divine Mother had promised to CAFH to build a secret Mystical Community, OM HES, of Ordered Priests, and to rule from there the American work of the new era, when surprisingly died in a road accident in the outskirts of Río Cuarto, in the morning of July 3, 1962, at the age of 57. It snowed copiously.