Dorothea met Richard at the Chicago Art Institute, directly after WWII. Richard was taking advantage of the GI Bill, taking up education after serving in the Orient. Soon after they were married and found the Lower East Side of Manhattan a stimulating environment to set new roots.
Aetho was involved in the formation of the organization through direct and intuitive involvement. as Richard drew the structural designs she labored to help in production. Although most of the work they did was independent of the organization; together they conducted the ceremonies held in the First Gnostic Lyceum of New York, created publications and released a yearly calendar.
After Richard had passed Aetho Reab, continued the work of the organization. Under her tutelage, as a result of a deep internalization, she refined the once social group, to a meditative center. Her solitary realm became rich with symbols and signs of life transcending animation, her friends and companions were solitary. Thus the Organizations slowly went into a retreat.