That's some pretty wigged-out stuff, Glenn, but I like it. The Red Room makes me think of the short story by H.G. Wells which Orson Welles read as part of series of classics for that Japanese company a couple of years before his death. I thought the relationship between Mormonism and Freemasonry was supposed to be the subject of Dan Brown's new novel, but that was supposed to out years ago. Maybe some of Howard Hughes's bodyguards got to him.
That's also not the first time I've seen CK linked with Rosicrucianism. That connection is also mentioned in the Illuminatus books of Robert Anton Wilson. Here's an excerpt:
"(The Illuminati) dominate the motion picture industry too. They had a hand in the making of hundreds of movies, the best known of which are Gunga Din and Citizen Kane. Those two movies are especially full of Illuminati references, symbols, code messages, and subliminal propaganda. "Rosebud", for instance, is their code name for the oldest Illuminati symbol, the so-called Rosy-Cross.
Here's the Wikipedia entry for RosyCross, which takes us back towards Crowley:
This rosy-cross website also contains an interesting reference to Rosebud:
'Naturally, alot of people are going to ask, "What's a ham actor think he's doing as an expert on international affairs?" (My) participation in public affairs will prove that international matters are not as mysterious as Rosicrucianism or something.'
Orson Welles, January 1945