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answers Subject: alt.magick Golden Dawn REFerence file Followup-To: alt.magick Summary: This is a REFerence file for the alt.magick newsgroup. As such it constitutes an attendant file to the alt.magick FAQ, which is intended as an introductory file and its content may be discussed within the alt.magick.* contellation. The FAQ is available at: X-URL: Keywords: hermeticism golden dawn mason rosicrucian templar order Supercedes: 9510 References: From: (tyaginator) Reply-to: (tyaginator) Archive-name: magick/gdref Version: 9511 Posting-Frequency: From: (Steven Cranmer) To: alt.magick,alt.magick.tyagi Date: 12 Feb 1995 22:07:13 GMT Avete, Fratres et Sorores! Here is the latest version of the Golden Dawn FAQ. all comments or corrections are welcome! As always, any and

Changes since last month: Just minor ones. David Cherubim's "new and improved" Thelemic Golden Dawn is listed (without the product advertisements!). Some email addresses have been updated. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ THE GOLDEN DAWN: FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS AND RESOURCE LISTS

Version 3.1, February 1995 Copyright Steven R. Cranmer, 1995 ( The author grants the right to copy and distribute this file, provided it remains unmodified and original authorship and copyright is retained. The author retains both the right and intention to modify and extend this document. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ TABLE OF CONTENTS: (PART 1/3) I. Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is the Golden Dawn?

2. Is the Golden Dawn a religion? 3. Is the hierarchy of grades merely a ruse to empower the "enlightened?" 4. Are Golden Dawn Temples still active? How can I become a member? 5. How is the Golden Dawn connected with the Rosicrucians? 6. Who was Israel Regardie? 7. What connection did Aleister Crowley have with the Golden Dawn? (PART 2/3) 8. How do I get started? II. A Brief History of the Golden Dawn

(PART 3/3) III. IV. List of Active Golden Dawn Temples and Related Organizations Useful References

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ I. Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ 1. What is the Golden Dawn?

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is an initiatory society devoted to spiritual, philosophical, and magical development. To quote its "history lecture," (from I. Regardie's book, _The_Golden_Dawn_), "The Order of the G.D. [Golden Dawn] is an Hermetic Society whose members are taught the principles of Occult Science and the Magic of Hermes." Started in London in 1887 by three British Freemasons, Dr. William Robert Woodman, Dr. William Wynn Westcott, and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, the first Temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, with the title "Isis-Urania," began to admit Fratres and Sorores in 1888. For the next two decades, they generated a body of esoteric knowledge unparalleled to this day. Traditions as seemingly different as Chaos Magick and Gardnerian Wicca have roots in the Golden Dawn, and it has influenced scholars (e.g., A. E. Waite) and poets (e.g., W. B. Yeats) alike. The Golden Dawn "system of magic" is a tool designed to educate the student of the esoteric in both practical matters of ritual and divination, and in abstract metaphysical ideas. The focus of the Golden Dawn material is primarily Western -- i.e. Judeo-Christian, Greek, and Egyptian -- but some Eastern ideas have crept in over the years. It is a "hierarchical" or

Mercy Binah. Foundation Hod. or Inner Order (Roseae Rubae et Aureae Crucis). Understanding Chokmah. an overall notion of religious tolerance pervades the Golden Dawn. Is the Golden Dawn a religion? Definitely not. or religious duties" (to quote the Neophyte initiation ceremony) in any oaths or Order matters. Wisdom Kether. Please note that the above is just a brief summary."matricular" system. or Outer Order. moral. or Hidden Order of Masters." . The final three grades (which refer to the "Supernal" sephiroth) comprise the Third. or email me at the address listed at the beginning of this FAQ. A grade called the "Portal" comes between 4=7 and 5=6." The three Adept grades comprise the Second. in that certain information is reserved for students who have passed beyond a certain point in their occult education. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ 2. This is a landmark that seems to have been passed down from Freemasonry. "there is nothing contrary to your civil. However. and that many details have been omitted for the sake of clarity. and are normally only open to those who pass rigorous examinations and are chosen on other qualifications. the seven ancient planets. The system of grades is as follows (along with their correspondences with the classical elements. There is considerable disagreement among Order sources as to whether living human beings can attain these final mystical grades (not unlike the Bodhisattvas of Buddhism. it seems). For more information. Kingdom Yesod. and the ten sephiroth of the Jewish Kabbalah). see just about any of the books listed in the Reference section (IV). Beauty Gevurah. with the student beginning at the top: NAME 0=0 1=10 2=9 3=8 4=7 5=6 6=5 7=4 8=3 9=2 10=1 Neophyte Zelator Theoricus Practicus Philosophus Adeptus Minor Adeptus Major Adeptus Exemptus Magister Templi Magus Ipsissimus ELEMENT --Earth Air Water Fire Spirit ----------PLANET ----Moon Mercury Venus Sun Mars Jupiter Saturn ----SEPHIRA --Malkuth. Victory Tiphareth. and this contains some very powerful symbolism on the transition between the Outer and Inner "Mysteries. for there is none but contains a Ray from the Ineffable Light that you are seeking. Crown The grades of Neophyte through Philosophus comprise the First. Although religious and metaphysical concepts are the focus of much Order work. one of the primary sources of Golden Dawn material. to "Remember that you hold all Religions in reverence. for one is also reminded (in the same ceremony). Splendour Netzach. Might Chesed.

or expulsion if one holds a differing viewpoint. However. uncomfortable initiations. training in magic necessarily involves an exploration of different modes and areas of ones' own consciousness. and even the Celtic mythos. even Magical Orders are made up of human beings. a mystical/mythical Christian organization dating from the 17th Century. and some inevitably take advantage of the "faithful.I. The issue of secrecy is an F. most of the original Golden Dawn "secrets" have already been (or are in the process of being) published. The influence of the Rosicrucians. and learn to read before understanding _Tom_Sawyer_. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ 3. don't despair.. Why keep certain things secret. as there is enough symbolism present in Order rituals and teachings to satisfy nearly any taste. frightening. For those who shy away from the often-overbearing aegis of Christendom. have all been integrated into Golden Dawn work at one time or another." This can come in many guises: expensive dues for a trickle of information. (Frequently Argued Issue) on the Usenet news group alt. Islam..magick. However. Jewish Kabbalah. out-and-out lies about magical powers or ancient sources. As always. First of all. Is the hierarchy of grades merely a ruse to empower the "enlightened?" Well. is strong indeed (see Question 5). consider the parallels with education in general. and for the most part. Some aspects of the psyche are best left unexplored until one develops the tools and stamina necessary for the journey. Also. One must first learn ones' alphabet before learning to read. know that the higher degrees of the Golden Dawn seem to grow more and more Christian in character as one climbs the hierarchy of grades. forced therapy before advancement. it still comes up often enough to address a few points.For those who would decry all things "occult" as Satanic and/or pagan. the Egyptian and Greek Mysteries. let alone _Finnegan's_Wake_. (a) It is worth it *not* to have everything handed to you all at once. the concept of the hierarchy of grades has its definite merits. or life-threatening. place your _caveat_ firmly in your _emptor_ before taking any action. you may ask? Well.A. the experiencing of which can very well be jolting. .

Whether it is working out physics problems.Abyss. and integrity among a closely-knit group of people. skipping to the end for the "answers" takes something away from the experience. let alone written down). committment. is something that should not be taken lightly. or reading an Agatha Christie mystery novel. some tidbit of information taken out of context. List of Active Golden Dawn Temples and Related Organizations. Are Golden Dawn Temples still active? How can I become a member? Yes. A few things to note.A. "There are very many good reasons for secrecy. See Part III. To quote alt. however: (a) Don't count on having "secrets" revealed to you. to use Colin Low's analogy." from _The_Llewellyn_New_Times_ (May-June 1992. The knowledge isn't really a *secret*. Ninety-nine percent of them are already published. and misunderstood. I think many would agree. however. (b) The symbols and metaphors used by a particular group or tradition may not "work" for you." +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ 4. There is a huge difference between the basic facts of a craft (which can be and are set down in books) and the actual skills that people develop from accumulated experience (which usually cannot even be expressed in concise words. I wish I could reprint Donald Michael Kraig's article "So you want to join a Magical Order. "Secrecy" here is just an outgrowth of simple privacy. Even different "Golden Dawn" groups vary in . somewhere. Becoming a member of a magical order. which lays out many of the pros and cons. and very few for requiring it. (c) One must differentiate between information and knowledge. (b) Many posit the existence of a "Group Mind" which can develop in some seriously-minded associations of individuals. but it's certainly not available for everyone's immediate use. to New Zealand. who don't want their business known by the entire world. below. All things considered. secrecy is something which should certainly be left up to each individual. Tyagi Nagasiva (Tyagi@HouseOfKaos. either. (d) Finally.. that a "Do It Yourself Brain Surgery" book would be a bad idea.magick's resident terminator. 923).S. there is the simple fact that there are probably plenty of narrow-minded people out there who would seek to persecute "those strange Golden Dawners" if they happened upon. there are Temples still from the U.. in some form. no. however.

From England to Russia. despite a very nice museum and bookstore. "Confessio Fraternitatis" (1615). despite their claims of ancient lineage. Masonic/Rosicrucian groups flourished in the late 1700's. The (mythical) life story of the founder. and create something new! +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ 5. Don't confuse the map -the association of individuals -. In about the year 1610. describes the Rosicrucian Order in more detail.und Rosen-kreutzers in Germany. It wasn't until the late 1600's and early 1700's that hints of Rosicrucianism began to reappear.D. however.R. It describes the founding of a secret order of enlightened learning in the Hermetic and Christian mysteries. an anonymous document entitled "Fama Fraternitatis of the Meritorious Order of the Rosy Cross" was distributed among German occultists.C. Not everyone seems meant to work within an Order -. there has been a virtual explosion of groups claiming the Rosicrucian mantle. which. with the popular revival of esotericism and the occult in England.R. C. The publication of these documents met an eager public. a mystic Christian organization that may. The Masonic _Societas_Rosicruciana_ described below (Part II) was the immediate precursor of the Golden Dawn. "The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. by all means don't do it. and many published their scholarly and religious "credentials" hoping to get noticed and chosen for membership. A short history of Rosicrucianism in in order. or may not have "existed" in the strictest sense of the word. and firmly takes sides against the Papacy.C. A third document. (c) Listen to your common sense! If something doesn't feel right to you. Again. and many have altered or expanded upon the original (19th century) G. this fervor seemingly died down. were a relatively recent development. and was printed at Cassel in 1614. California based group A. and it is quite wisely that the Adeptus Minor of the G.with the territory -. After about twenty years. How is the Golden Dawn connected with the Rosicrucians? The Order itself claims a descent (in spirit if not a direct lineage) with the Rosicrucians. is warned to be wary of "strangers" claiming to be members of the Rosicrucian Order. material. this activity seemed to fade into the background until the late 1800's.D. A second manifesto. but no known direct connection is known with the original 17th Century Rosicrucians. (Christian Rosenkreutz) is related. but with little to do with the previous documents.O. Of particular note is the San Jose.M. In the 20th Century. they seem to . (Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis). and the most well-known were the Gold.the system of symbol and ritual. probably written by Lutheran pastor Johann Valentine Andreae in his impetuous youth. as well as the discovery of his wondrous tomb centuries later. however." is an interesting alchemical fantasy. and the Rosicrucian egregore seemed to find a home in Freemasonry.possibly you can do better.their focus or underlying worldview. Also.

the Grand Treasurer General of the O.D. along with many of the original "knowledge lectures" and "flying rolls" (instructional manuscripts) written by Mathers and Westcott. any historical links between Rosicrucianism and the Golden Dawn seem to be much less important than the fact that many members of the G. wrote on April 14. from 0=0 to 5=6." not an actual organized society. Orders claim an "apostolic succession" through Regardie.1985.T. motto "Ad Maiorem Adonai Gloriam.have little else to offer that cannot be found elsewhere. but it seems that some of these groups have taken to claiming "bigger pieces of the pie" when it comes to authority and lineage. Toward the end of his life Gerald did relax his privacy a little. Bill Heidrick (bheidrick@aol. When _G.. Who was Israel Regardie? Dr. have been and are in touch with the "soul" or egregore of the Rosy Cross. Yorke had warning from his family as far back as the days of Equinox Vol. lately Regardie has been seemingly vindicated.D. Yorke supplied the materials._ was to be published this ban was serious enough for Gerald to act as a silent partner and unannounced co-author with Francis. Although initially spurned by his G. Thus.D. 1994: "Regardie's _Golden_Dawn_ was a joint enterprise between Israel Regardie and Gerald Yorke. as Francis (I. He is most infamously known for publishing _The_Golden_Dawn_ a few years later. he "authorized" a few different groups to carry on his work." or "To the greatness of the Lord") was a relative latecomer in the Golden Dawn.Regardie) told me himself.O. thereby breaking his oath of secrecy. to the extent of taking an occasional "bow" in print . in Jesu morimur. Regardie's role in the propagation of Golden Dawn documents has been called into question. The publishing of the Order material in a relatively complete form has certainly kept the Golden Dawn from being lost to the mists of time. joining Felkin's Hermes Temple of the Stella Matutina in about 1934. so it seems he has been sufficiently forgiven. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ per Spiritum Sanctum reviviscimus. Ex Deo nascimur. Many of the modern G. Recently. was included. This author agrees with Paul Foster Case's assessment that the "True and Invisible" Rosicrucian Order is a shared "state of mind. During the last few years of his life. This is not surprising in that the family was and is not very far removed from the succession to the British throne.D. Francis Israel Regardie (17 Nov 1907 .I never to allow publicity of his connections with either Crowley or the Golden Dawn. Every Order ritual. peers.

claims that Regardie ".R.A. and quickly advanced to the grade of Adeptus Minor by January of 1900. had never attained . After Regardie's death._. in _Secret_Inner_Order_Rituals_of_the_G. later in life. and was glad to finally receive true initiation (contrasted to the ceremonies of the "Inepti" at Hermes Temple).D. Regardie certainly experienced the initiation ceremonies up to 5=6 at the Hermes signatures.D.'. the New Zealand group also sent a 7=4 certificate filled out for Regardie. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ 7. a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn that Regardie sponsored in the 1980's. wrote on April 18. What connection did Aleister Crowley have with the Golden Dawn? Edward Alexander (Aleister) Crowley (1875-1947) joined the Isis-Urania Temple of the G.. and of the fact that many were initiated for no other reason than their "worldly prosperity. [Crowley. but it is difficult to assess his impact on the earlier published materials." Yorke's contribution to Regardie's later book _The_Complete_Golden_Dawn_ _System_of_Magic_ seems evident.'. and went through a certain amount of angst at breaking his oaths for the greater good.and supporting _Golden_Dawn_. in November of 1898. Some claim that Regardie. That is Gerald's collection..participated in a 6=5 ceremony as one of the Temple Officers" during his visit to new Zealand in August 1983.M." Patrick Zalewski. Crowley MSS is the University with materials Ellic Howe with an intro to _The_Magicians_of_the_ The largest public collection of Golden Dawn and the Yorke collection in the Warburg Institute at of London. attained the higher degrees of 6=5 and 7=4.D.R. and other ensigns of office as appropriate for his actual level. though a scholar of some ability and a magician of remarkable powers.harris. Crowley grew distasteful of the pretentious dealings between many of the members. Dated after his death. he did not undergo examination from them nor did he demonstrate the completion of the requisites for that level. a brother. Harvey Newstrom (hnewstrom@hnewstrom.D:. : "In 1900 one P. magical insignia.M. He discovered that S." I quote from his "history lection" (with the line numbers removed for readability) from Liber LXI vel Causae A. This was an honorary degree that was intended to show respect and affirmation of Regardie's work. he did not study from them..ess.D.. Regardie still maintained the title. this certificate certainly was an honorary one. [Mathers] on the one side and the Order on the other. but the issue of his initiatory status is left unclear.. Regardie was not a member of the New Zealand branch of the G:. Most importantly. He never upgraded his own assesment to claim any higher degrees. 1994: "Regardie was given a certificate of 6=5 after visiting New Zealand. "Perdurabo"] instituted a rigorous test of S. fortified provided by Karl Germer.

and interactive aspects of magic and Thelema.O." which is in _Magick_in_Theory_and_Practice_. below). and modified its focus to conform to his "new aeon" Thelemic revelations. The two primary esoteric Orders which Crowley either created or placed his unique imprint upon are the A. it certainly sheds light on the "birth" of the Golden Dawn's first "pseudo-messiah.D.A.'. The claim of the Order that the true adepts were in charge of it was definitely disproved. too lengthy to describe completely here. were intimately connected with his beginnings in the Golden Dawn. by James Eshelman. and also as a vehicle for the teaching of tantricbased sexual magic. In 1922. and many of the active North American G. with two certain exceptions and two doubtful ones.T. is a good source of information on this subject (see the Reference List. Part IV. The O. was Crowley's idea of the ideal and individualized initiatory regimen.O. was a unique and singular accomplishment. His reception of _Liber_ _AL_vel_Legis_ in Cairo in 1904 marked the beginning of a "new aeon" of the world.'. and of the religion/philosophy of Thelema.T. is concerned mainly with the social. Although still an initiatory organization.A. Crowley's subsequent magical work. with over 2000 members. he found no persons prepared for initiation of any sort. (Ordo Templi Orientis). and Mathers long surviving Crowley's defection). the recently-published _Mystical_and_Magical_System_of_the_A._. today is at its largest size ever." While the last statements certainly aren't true (both the G. was founded in 1895 by Karl Kellner as a concretization of various Masonic rites.O.complete initiation: and further had fallen from his original place. rather than on presenting an individualized system of spirituality (as is the regime of the A. Most lineages (which usually are passed down on a one-on-one basis) follow the Golden Dawnlike grade system and magical/mystical "curriculum" set down in Crowley's "One Star in Sight. the O.D." "Aster Argos.). In the Order.A.T. and the O." as Gerald Yorke termed Crowley." or "Argentum Astrum" (Greek and Latin for "Silver Star"). He thereupon by his subtle wisdom destroyed both the Order and its chief. Also. The A. however.A. he having imprudently attracted to himself forces of evil too great and terrible for him to withstand. groups listed .. economic. Crowley took over as Outer Head of the Order (OHO).T. The O. The details of ritual and magical doctrine that Crowley continued to propagate.O. which some claim stands for "Astron Argon.

(i) Rhythmic Breathing: The "fourfold breath" is suggested for beginners: * inhale fully. is a good reference for the O. especially the recently-written Volume III. the only real way to "get started" was by petitioning an active Temple. one ceremonial) that have helped many to begin on the road to their "Great Work. enriching each part as it relaxes. and others. How do I get started? First. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ 8. Breathe from the abdomen. Since the suggestions below come from a Golden Dawn point of view.below have some kind of connection with the O.pagan.but some helpful hints about relaxation and concentration might be in order first. If you fall asleep. while counting 1-2-3-4 * hold the breath. "Let the Neophyte consider a point as defined in mathematics -having position. while counting 1-2-3-4 * hold the breath. Crowley's _Equinox_.O. While this is still an option." (A) The Neophyte Meditation This exercise in concentration and stilling the mind contains two general components -. alt. that's fine. and going through the Neophyte (0=0) initiation ceremony. easy access to the bulk of the Golden Dawn material has opened up other. while counting 1-2-3-4 (i) Visualization: From the First Knowledge Lecture (cf. Number 10. these other more general documents may also be of interest. let him endeavor to realise the *Immanance* of the *Divine* throughout *Nature*. more solitary avenues of approach.. Regardie's _Golden_Dawn_). while counting 1-2-3-4 * exhale fully.breathing and visualization -. NQVDH RAShVNH) can be fruitfully .magick. and work up the body to the head and face.meditation (?). not the chest.O. in all her aspects.and let him note the ideas to which this gives rise. but you may want to find a better time of day to do this. Concentrating his faculties on this. What follow are two basic techniques (one meditative. Make yourself comfortable (sit or lay down) and try to relax the body. but no magnitude -. clench and release various muscles. there exist various other "getting started" documents on magic and esoteric spirituality posted to the Usenet newsgroups alt. as a focus." This "primitive point" (in Hebrew. Prior to the publication of most of the Golden Dawn material. as well as on many Internet FTP and WWW sites. ======================================================================== === The following is PART 2/3 of the Golden Dawn FAQ. Think of your warm blood coursing through your body.T. alt. Starting at the feet. being accepted.T..

. MALKUTH kingdom) Touch your right shoulder. NY: Paulist Press. . and say . and take a steel dagger in your right hand. Beyond that point. which constructs this impregnable "circle" around the magician. . the first command of all. . So it is called Beginning. ATEH (Thou (for . Touch your art) Touch your breast . Ve-GEBURAH power) Touch your left shoulder. and say . . 1983): "A blinding spark flashed within the Concealed of the Concealed from the mystery of the Infinite. (B) The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram The ritual act of "banishing" stems from an old notion that magic must be performed in a purified environment. apart from the mundane world. The following banishing ritual was given to Neophytes of the Golden Dawn. . . and say . . First. and say . under the impact of breaking through. perform the Qabalistic Cross: Face East. AMEN (the (and the (and the forehead . The focus is often on a military-like attention to detail. and say . . . nothing is known." which is thought to have occurred within an infinitesimally small point which encompassed all of the presentday universe. The flow broke through and did not break through its aura.. Ve-GEDULAH glory) Clasp your left hand over your right hand hand before you. It was not known at all until. as is described in the _Zohar:_The_Book_of_Enlightenment_ (translated below by Daniel Chanan Matt. . A more recent interpretation is that of delineating a "sacred space" at the beginning of a ritual. a cluster of vapor in formlessness. Deep within the spark gushed a flow imbuing colors below. .. Le-OLAM ever) Turn the dagger upwards. and that "evil spirits" (or undesired "unconscious thought forms") must first be told to vacate the premises. . ." A comparison can also be made to various modern scientific theories of the "Big Bang. . . . It is also an often-used component at the beginning and end of many rituals. and say . . to get them prepared and accustomed to dealing with spiritual entities. .compared to the initial point of the creation of the universe. concealed within the concealed of the mystery of the Infinite. one high and hidden point shone.

and vibrate Trace the pentagram. . along with some personal commentary as to its potential.Next. "the tune that can be told is not the true tune". ADNI. but it occurred to me that I've never seen a discussion of the melody and harmonies that give them meaning. and face North. is given below: ---------------------------BEGINQUOTATION------------------------------From: Subject: Newsgroups: Date: markk@cypress." with the sun). Rotate clockwise. the less.magick 31 Oct 1994 16:45:34 GMT The words are widely known. form a Great Cross (feet together. Before me flames the Pentagram -Behind me shines the Six-Rayed Star." in the order 123451: 2 4 1 3 5 and "vibrate" the Hebrew God-name IHVH. Upon completing the Circle. like the Tao. begin to slowly rotate clockwise ("deosil. .S. would you consider trying to share one? For those who don't haven't tried the song. P. For those who know the words.COM (Mark Kampe) a lesser banishing alt. Surely. please sing along. and you're finished. None. and vibrate Trace the pentagram.. Trace the pentagram. and recite the archangelic powers stationed about the Circle: "Before me.Sun. prepared to trace a Circle around yourself with the dagger. For those who have your own tunes. and vibrate Rotate clockwise. and face South. Rotate clockwise. AHIH. and tell me how the tune works for you." Follow with the Qabalistic Cross again. arms extended horizontally with with palms forward). and come back around to the East. Raphael Gabriel Michael Auriel. I thought I would try to describe some of the experiences that have accompanied some of my attempts at a LBRP. At my left hand. and face West. At my right hand.West. trace a "banishing pentagram of Earth. AGLA.. Rotate clockwise. close your eyes. Behind me. An interesting analysis and interpretation of this ritual. First. while facing the East.

I pause. first bringing the room into order.. Turning towards the setting sun. ego and instrument of divine will. Establishing my relationship to the power is indeed an important preliminary to the remainder of the ritual. As I contemplate the inconceivable wonder of the universe (with all of its myriad worlds and souls). as the light kindles. and why I have come here . I see nothing. animate the first sigil. and in so doing. giving rise to the Heh that I return to the cosmos. "Ruach" means both "breath" and "spirit". and the implicit continuous prayer it offers in praise to the spirit of life. then my breathing into measured rhythm. I seek to make each breath a more ardent and perfect prayer. and so confront myself body and spirit. 5. and my inescapable obligation to understand and serve the divine will. The answer lies in finding purpose and becoming an instrument of that purpose. then bringing my body into repose. I begin with receptive silence. and it does that pretty effectively. and the Vau they become wells within me. 3. The real purpose. and in our breathing we speak the holy name more perfectly than words ever could. This is the word I need to trigger my own creation today. Once again. I gaze through the letters that symbolize the ne-plus-ultra and try to find the sound that they represent. so that I may trace my next sigil in celebration of Hir glory. and the power of creation within myself.. I inhale and look for the word that brought about the creation. Turning to the north. . Facing the rising sun. What am I and what am I to become? How am I to resolve a myriad of aspirations and urges? The answer is not in allowing myself to become a battleground for a thousand balkanized aspects of my own nature. and an act of communion. is to remind me where I am. 4. I search for the name of its Lord . I carve a sigil into which that principle can be enshrined. I reflect on the awesome majesty of creation. When the Yod becomes clear.this may not make much sense at all. I cannot begin this work until I have ceased doing other things. animal and god.. however. and the power that permeates 1. and the cross. addressing myself to the ritual. 0. It seems a bit like an introduction (to the One "who needs no introduction" :-). to experience the resonance between the ultimate power of creation. When my breath has become the name of life. I note my breathing. As I speak the oath Turning from sunrise to the sun at full Zenith. and welcome the spirit of life into my circle. 2. I am the Heh that receives it. it. I pause to wait for the channel to come to life and savor my small glimpse of the almighty. And so I acknowledge my need. and finally my thoughts. Using my father's dagger I trace the circle.. I reflect on the glory I have been privileged to behold.

I am wholely of this world. Woodman. I am a manifestation of that power. I am life... Life is that which does. M. 10. I find therein perfection. and I am grateful to be reminded again of its true nature. Having obtained what I came for. I reach out to the light that vanquishes all darkness. . four open channels for divine energy. and that which becomes. simultaneously. Mathers met Dr. It shames me to recognize how seldom I see the world so illuminated. and unlike the sigils through which this energy was channeled. I need not want for guide or teacher. and perfection. I am the connection point between heaven and earth. A Brief History of the Golden Dawn +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ The history of the Golden Dawn seemingly begins in 1881. I again affirm/acknowledge my relationship to the source. and the power is within me . I recognize that it is always there.'s W. but that would be missing the point :-) 7. I am the vehicle through which the divine Will achieves worldly manifestation. now a source of light myself . or perhaps more properly. ----------------------------END-QUOTATION------------------------------+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ II. On my right. and standing in the center of these channels.. Standing naked in the focal point. like a laser.. I open myself to the On my left. The power of life swells behind me and within me. and provided for. My needs and aspirations have been anticipated.that binds me to that will. pumped at the right frequency. Turning again to the rising sun. 8. (I occasionally feel like offering thanks . to each. As the four streams of light converge in me.. I reach out.. and that I can always draw upon it (if I have but eyes to see it). compelling me to action and empowering me to achieve. protection and a power beyond that of life. I look forward to find the spirit of guidance. and attuned to. Westcott and W. Finally. L. I reach out to a world bathed in divine light and see its richness. 6. light. and entered the _Societas_ _Rosicruciana_in_Anglia_.. beauty. I burst forth with a nova-like brilliance. each carrying its own energy into me. 9. I feel the parts of myself that are being brought into resonance. I stand surrounded by. I have but to open my eyes and see them. I carve the sigil that must be simultaneously the instrument of my destruction and the key to my salvation. when S. a scholarly group devoted to studying .. I recognize it for what it is.

that Mathers. the works of the esteemed French occultist Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) were known to the originators of the Golden Dawn system. and Woodman inaugurated the first British Temple. and fleshed them out into full-blown rituals of ceremonial magic." The next key development was in 1887 with the "discovery" of the famous Cypher Manuscripts. The Ahathoor . They were written in a simple. The "magical mottoes" of these three men may provide insight into their characters. Without a doubt. initiation rituals (0=0 to 4=7)." or "Dare to be wise. and began to admit men and women as Neophytes. and Gerard Encausse ("Papus") gathered in societies such as the "Kabalistic Rose+Croix" and the "Catholic Rose+Croix of the Temple and the Grail. Even if not directly German in origin. practice magic and meditative techniques." and Woodman was known as "Magna Est Veritas Et Praevalehit.D. and partial transcriptions have been published in Zalewski's _Secret_Inner_Order_Rituals_of_the_G. and spread their occult knowledge to the public." or "The wise one will be ruled by the stars") in Germany." From the 1880's to the 1910's. gathered to study ancient texts. bought from a used bookshop.D. Josephin Peledan.Rosicrucian and Hermetic topics." Westcott was known as "Sapere Aude. Written on the manuscripts was the address of a certain Fraulein Anna Sprengel ("Sapiens Dominabitur Astris. well-known alphabetic code based on the _Polygraphiae_ of Johann Trithemius. Westcott took young Mathers under his wing. sister of philosopher and writer Henri Bergson. or fabricated whole-cloth by Westcott. Levi's students. or Salons._. in 1888." or "With God as my leader and the sword as my companion. but many believe that Fraulein Sprengel was invented by Westcott to provide a sense of continental authority and legitimacy to this material. Mathers took to them with a passion. these documents contained summaries of the first five G. Whether found in a Masonic library." or "Great is the truth and it shall prevail. Isis-Urania. Mathers took the mottoes "'S Rioghail Mo Dhream. Westcott. In 1890. and in 1892 they moved to Paris. Mathers married Mina ("Moina") Bergson. It was a year later. and Mathers quickly advanced to the top of that organization. and "Deo Duce Comite Ferro. many of the magical concepts inherent in the Golden Dawn system were strongly influenced by continental European sources. such as Stanislas de Guaita. these groups. open to Master Masons only." or "Royal is my tribe" in Gaelic.

" American confidence tricksters. and there was a bit of litigation concerning the ownership of the temple furniture and other magical trappings. . (Bradford: T.W. Mathers) 8. . 1893.D. 1893. . . but the G. . Oct. 14. 20. . . . Dec. . . came from the Cypher Manuscripts (not included in Zalewski's transcription). . . . (Chicago: Mrs. . .L. . Hermanoubis. .M. Licht. (Liege: Dr. . . . in Thavies Inn off Holborn Circus. . and was never again the same. . . (Edinburgh: J. . . 10. . 1900 . . 1888. . .D. .(Paris: S. (Philadelphia?) 10. . . Mathers) 4. Ihme. . . . Apr. .W. . . .D. The first Vault of the Adepti. .D. . . . . . c1870 (Nuremburg: Fraulein Sprengel) [FICTIONAL?] 2. . Oct. Pattinson) 6. . Isis-Urania. . . 1888 . Osiris. 1888. The Horos couple were convicted of fraud and the rape of minors in 1901. . . The following list of original G. and seems to be relatively complete. . (W. . . . . and it was not too long after that they clairvoyantly "brought forth" the Second Order (5=6 to 7=4) rituals and teachings. . . . . . 8. 1889 . . . . . . . . . BrodieInnes) 7. Finally. . . . but its limited readership precluded the kind . . 3. a required piece of "scenery" for Second Order rituals. . . . Temples comes from Ithell Colquhoun's biography of Mathers. . . _Sword_of_Wisdom_. London: E. . . . . Any additional information. . of course. . . however. und Leben. . . a member of the Isis-Urania Second Order. . . . "Theo Horos. rituals and doctrine in his _Equinox_. . . . . . Horus. Thyssen?) [FICTIONAL?] 3. a schism rocked the Order. . . . . . Also.Temple was established. members were duped by a Mr. . . would be greatly appreciated: ORIGINAL GOLDEN DAWN TEMPLES 1. and lost a great deal of money and property. c1895 . Liebe. . . . Isis [Alpha et Omega 1]. . Berridge) In 1900. . led a "revolt" against Mathers. Ms. Amen-Ra. . who previously seemed the "magical heir apparent" to Mathers. Mar. . many remaining G. . Cox) 5.H. . . . . and Mrs. defected to form his own organizations. (Boston?) 9. . in 1903. Aleister Crowley. . . .(Weston-super-Mare: B. . Crowley published G. In 1909. . Ahathoor. . Annie Hornimann. . Lockwood) 11. c1895 . was built in London. . c1895 . . . . . Themis. Some of the 5=6 ritual material. . . . (London: Westcott. . . Thoth-Hermes. was dragged through the mud of ignorant publicity. . Woodman. .

over. . Spare) Smaragdum Thalasses/Whare Ra (S. . . . Most likely. . . . mostly culled from Colquhoun's _Sword_of_Wisdom_. VARIANTS. . . . .H. (Bradford: T. . . Note that the list ends near the beginning of the 1970's." or "Have regard to the end"). Waite) Shrine of Wisdom. 1912 . . c1907 .M. . . . which functioned for many decades as an alternative. . 1916 .A. there was the _Stella_Matutina_.of impact that Regardie's subsequent publishing efforts produced. Crowley. . 1913. . 1902 . . . . .) [Amoun]. (New Zealand: R. .). . . Felkin) Merlin (S.M. . .D. Reid) Alpha et Omega 3 (Southern). . . (London: A. . . Waite. Brodie-Innes. . . . Society) of the Inner Light. .. . Ayton) A.W. . . . . . . c1895]. . . . . 1919. With the "golden age" of the G. . The Golden Dawn work. (Bristol: R. however.O. . Raphael. .W. . . 1916. Crowley) Alpha et Omega 2 (Northern). groups. . . .). . . . SELECTED OFFSHOOTS. . . . Jones) Zos Kia Cultus. . . . . . the list of active G. . . . . . 1916 . . . . . . . AND CO-INFLUENCED GROUPS The Sphere. Felkin) Holy Order of the G. . . . . . . and continued in an unbroken line until as late as the 1970's. (London: A. .E. . . Blackden.(London: R. not chance").(London: Felkin. BrodieInnes) Cromlech [Solar Order]. . .W. . who formed the Fraternity (later. . . . . . . . . . 1902. . . . N. . . . . .). 1916 (London: A. inaugurated by Dr. (London: A. . . .?). . . . . .W. . . . . . . of the Morgenrothe. its members went their myriad ways. (Astron Argon). 1913 . c1920.(Chicago: Paul F. 1916." or "God.C. .W. . below. . . . c1916 . . Also noteworthy is the contribution of Violet Mary Firth (Dion Fortune.W. . . 1903 . .(London: R. and its varied offshoots. BrodieInnes) Hermes (S.W. .(London: Florence Farr) Herm. . . G. (London: Felkin & Roseveare) Fellowship of the True Rosy Cross [Salvator Mundi].M. . . . Pattinson) Stella Matutina (S. . . . . . What follows is a far-from-complete listing of these succeeding organizations.'. . 1912. Felkin) Guild of St. .(London: A. (Clapham. c1910. . Most noticeably.W. . Bullock) Order of Light.(Hermon Hill. . (London: M. . . . Robert William Felkin ("Finem Respisce. . . . Soc. London: G. Case) . .M. . from "Deo Non Fortuna.M. .(London: R. . . .M.E. . . Felkin) Secret College in London (S. . has been continued by many groups.(Edinburgh & London: J. . . but closely-related. c1897. . group.E. . London: A. . . Felkin) Ordo Templi Orientis [orig. . Mathers) School of Ageless Wisdom.'. . . c1916. . . .M. .D. .(Edinburgh & London: J. . any more recent groups are listed in Part III. . 1903 .D. Waite?) Nuada (Druid Order). .

. . .org) (phelena@delphi. .harris. . . c1952. . and I am in no way condoning that practice. Montalban) Gardnerian Wicca.(Los Angeles: Paul F.(London & Brook. Gardner) Order of the Cubic Stone.cen. c1937 Case) Order of the Morning (lr@coventry. . . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * Christopher Ward Richard Newsome Baird Stafford Harvey Newstrom Richard Leo Stokes Luke Roberts Naia Kirkpatrick Vere C. .fidonet. . . List of Active Golden Dawn Temples and Related Organizations +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ Notes: (a) I am not in any way affiliated with any of these organizations. . (b) I am greatly indebted to the following individuals for providing a great deal of useful information about many of the Orders listed below. . .z1. heidrick@well. . . . . . . . . . c1945 . . . .com) (bheidrick@aol.sf. c1935 . . . c1925 .ac. . . .harris. . . c1930 . 1922. . (Bristol: ?) Universal Order. . Fortune) Hermanoubis. (Wolverhampton: H. . (London: Dion . . .com) (newsome@panix. . . .com) (hnewstrom@hnewstrom. ( (suti@crl. Much of the detail in the listings (and elsewhere in this FAQ) is attributable to their diligent detective work.ess. . I'm just providing the information.T. . . . ======================================================================== ====== The following is PART 3/3 of the Golden Dawn FAQ. . . . . .gov) (lvx@netcom. . .nasa. . . . . . . . . . c1967. Howard) Order of the Sacred Word. Fortune) Guild of the Master Jesus. . Surrey: ?) Builders of the Adytum. (London: M. .(London: R. .com) . +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ III. . .B. . . c1920]. . . . . . . Many of these organizations charge a great deal of money for their teachings. .n109. . . . . [orig. . .Fraternity/Society of Inner Light. 1965 . .com) (bstafford@bstafford. . . (naia@lerc. (London: G.Pir@f235. This information comes from advertisements in various esoteric publications and personal correspondence. . (London: Dion . Chappell Gregory Peters Bill Heidrick Alexander Walker Christeos Pir Lainie Petersen (cward@think. .ess. .us) (walkea@rpi. . . . . . (Christeos. Hunt) . . .

their "Inner Order" seems to encompass the grades of 8=3 and above.netcom. and in There is an anonymous FTP site for some introductory BOTA materials: ftp. but they currently number about 87 men and women. G . the following list attempts to be in alphabetic order: * August Order of Light Various Locations. and was originally called "The School of Ageless Wisdom. one pays $10/month.] * Church/Brotherhood of Light Dept. members can participate in rituals. Los Angeles.smu. CA 0453 [Correspondence study available since 1932.* Vivienne O'Regan * Dora Gyn (QBL) * James A. England. which parallels my own opinions: "The Golden Dawn is not a commercial enterprise. Correspondence course." See Case's _True_and_Invisible_Rosicrucian_ _Order_.O..compulink. the teacher will appear. I will start this list with a classified advertisement from the Winter 1991 issue of _Gnosis_ magazine. and obtains a self-initiation ritual." this group is most probably descended from the original (Chicago) Thoth-Hermes Temple. There are Temples that hold valid initiatory succession from the original Mother Temple in London which are quietly doing the Great (c) If anyone has any additional information.T. in directory: /pub/bo/bota.D. Los Angeles. CA 0041 90042 TEL (800)-255- [Established by Paul Foster Case and/or Ann Davies as an "outer vehicle of the inner school. Local study groups are also in many cities. seven weeks of instruction on "Practical Occultism.] * Builders of the Adytum (B. The Tarot material is highly recommended. Initiation is not for sale. Free brochure available.) 5101-05 North Figueroa St. England [Descended from the original Horus Temple of the G. The Order exists. this group was originally comprised only of members of the Masonic _Societas_Rosicruciana_in_Anglia_. 90031-2916 TEL (213)-226- Not really part of the . Eshelman (cor@cix. Unlike some other G." Anyway. so we can make this list as complete as possible. When the student is ready." then about a year of Tarot instruction.2341 Coral St. for more but they seem very selective in who (mitchell@seas. and his other books. and a listserv study-group mailing list at: bota-l@netcom. If one is near a BOTA Temple or Proanos. For the first year or so.D. Temple services. or spots any errors in the following. please let me know. Orders. One of the Temples has a correspondence course..

" originated in Columbus. Suite R-159 . Dallas. Initiations can be done in person or astrally.O. and the study material is said to be very comprehensive.G. CA 92335. a lodge formed in France which contained many prominent French occultists.D.O.] * Hermetic Temple and Order of the Golden Dawn 655 East Thunderbird. AZ 85251. supported by personal (postal and email) communication. tradition.) P.T. as well as the members-only newsletter "Tablets of Thoth. Laura Jennings' Orders may have a similar lineage. In the 1890's.D. consecrated. in the United States in the 1970's. The E. 1st Avenue.H. GA. C. Soror R. Christopher Ward (cward@ think. The Temple associated with Chic Cicero.D. Davidson moved to Georgia and founded a Christian mystical community.. Several Lodges in the USA and Canada offer teaching and ceremonial work. A "direct lineal descendant of the Golden Dawn. Zain") came from Georgia to California. CA 91723. USA . Originated as The Hermetic Brotherhood of Light in Scotland in the late 1870's. 18. There is no Thelema or sex magic. They seem more interested in members' personal healing and growth than in more self-aggrandizing matters.D." $18/year. and assimilated Davidson's material into 210 lessons in 22 books. Individual guidance. et A.R." Fees and suggested donations are said to be very reasonable. Send $3 (checks payable to E. 1982 in Athens. No. Fontana. Neophyte initiation fee $55). and Toronto.) [Re-inaugurated by Israel Regardie on June 26.] * Hermetic Order of the Eternal Golden Dawn 14050 Cherry Avenue. Elbert Benjamine ("C.O. Initial dues are $150 (1 year's mailings: $30. but there are fifty initiatory degrees as well. publishes the magazine "The Golden Dawn Quarterly. USA [A quality correspondence course. also assimilates traditions such as B.C.O. and an adept is available by phone five days a week to answer questions. see an article by Joscelyn Godwin in the quarterly journal _Theosophical_History_.G.G. Israel Regardie visited. AZ 85022. Scottsdale.L. Covina. Lodges in Los Angeles. Regardie had called together three unaquainted fraters and one soror who were reviving the G. USA [Complete correspondence course available. full membership if accepted. Georgia in the late 1970's. Contact: V. and is now in a nearby state. dues $65.] * Fraternity of the Hidden Light / Fraternitas LVX Occultas (F.] * Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (and the R. Suite 5.D. Its focus is mainly on astrology (the "Religion of the Stars"). G. In 1915. Box 5094. Also. members such as Peter Davidson and "Max Theon" circulated lessons on magic (sexual magic in higher degrees) mainly through the mail.A." More information can be obtained by calling (909)-341-5628 or (310)-289-7214.) for a big information packet with an entrance application.L. or via their BBS at (909) lists himself as a contact for anyone who wants more information. USA TEL (602)-246-3546 Also: 7025 E. Phoenix." F. Dept. S. For more details. as well as "new revelations from continual research.Dept. and began the Church of Light in 1932. but related in spirit. and autographed this Temple's Vault of the Adepti. "Isis-Urania.

and conferences. Working groups exist in England.] * Osiris. alchemy.D. Khenti-Amenti Temple Hollywood. neo-Platonism) are drawn from.] * Ra Horakhty Temple (G. Higher grade work was done individually. CA (?) (G. This infomation is from a classified ad in the Summer 1993 _Gnosis_ magazine. (see below) This material may be out of date. and entry is currently via invitation only.) Inactive?] [Founded by Laura Jennings and Peter Yorke in 1980. although many similar traditions (Kabbalah.) 31849 Pacific Highway South. alchemy. networking. In the late 1980's. and many additional courses ($40/month) were required. pentagrams)." and which organizes speakers. correspondence courses and seven-day "magical retreats" are offered. [Initiatory organization described in Denning and Phillips' _Magical_ _Philosophy_ series.O.] . Suite 107. * Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society P. Christopher Hyatt. have monthly meetings. (2) Neophyte Class (basic knowledge lectures. $265 for twelve. CA 91706-0891. UK [A group which aims to "disseminate authentic information about the occult. and most of the active members moved as well." Associate membership is 5 UK pounds. workshops. (3) Zelator Class (geomancy. Yearly dues at this time were $250. but there are suspicions that this group is actually the *Thelemic* Golden Dawn. President. $150 for six. To join. Oxford. Nicholas Tharcher. [Founded by Laura Jennings and Peter Yorke in 1983 in Santa Monica. Tarot and Pathworking classes were also offered.K. Box 250.] * Order of the Aurum Solis BCM Tessera. USA [Affiliated with the Israel Regardie Foundation. its symbolism is more "Byzantine" than Rosicrucian. London. hexagrams). continental Europe. and a correspondence course.O. 98003 Federal Way. Now. the Temple was moved to Washington. CA.D. While seemingly related to the Golden Dawn. $27. WC1N 3XX. U. VicePresident. Send Self-Addressed Stamped-Envelope (SASE) for information about membership. Correspondence course: 178 lessons in 40 groups. and publish a journal "Nuit-Isis. Box 891. Washington. and West Africa. initiations.] * Hermetic Temple and Order of the Golden Dawn P. and details can be found by telephoning Mogg Morgan at +44 (0)865 243671. and $695 for all. The sequence of classes at this time was: (1) Introduction. a minimum annual donation of $23 is requested. with $25 for information packets and $50/hour consultations. OX1 1AP.[Affiliated with the Israel Regardie Foundation and New Falcon Publications. They offer training in Oxford and Exeter for students. Add $3/group for postal charges. Baldwin Park.50 per group.

Wilcox Ave. Dallas.T. Oroville.O.. TX 75225.. and also publishes a bi-annual magazine called _In_the_Continuum_. Los Angeles.* Servants of the Light P. Denver. London NW3 4RG. Email contacts are Peter Cawley (UF593@freenet.victoria. The SOL is non-profit. or Vancouver BC (and soon one in the Northeast US).T. and Anna-Kria King.] * The Thelemic Golden Dawn (Novus Ordo Aurora Aureae) 1626 N. Students and graduates of the course may join a Lodge in Atlanta. CA 95965 (Nuit Mother Temple) 945 Taraval Street." Rumored to have a strong emphasis on Jungian psychology.] * Society of the Inner Light 38 Steele's Road. as they can be utilized as "lower octave" introductions to the A. 418. USA [Home study course: Dion Fortune's inner teachings.O. Jersey (Channel Islands).K..O. ONT M5V 2Y9 (Star of the North Temple) P. "Western Tradition of the Mysteries. U.'s innovations to the G. CA 90028. Box 25541. CA 90004 (Harpocrates Temple) P. Box 215. T. #704. shares the contact addresses given above. IN 46244 (Ruby Star Proanos) [This group. the Temple of Thelema is the ceremonial and initiatory vehicle of the College of Thelema. USA .ca) and Fran Keegan (fkeegan@erc.] * Star & Cross P. Director of Studies (she succeeded W.] * Temple of Thelema 222 North Manhattan Place. Toronto.E. San Francisco. #216. The fifty-six lesson course (US $10/lesson) is based on Qabalah. no. and lasts several years. Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. and the Arthurian mythos. Butler). St. CA 94116 (Babalon Proanos) 680 Queens Quay. JE4 1AB [Descendant of Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light. Phyllis system are substantial. Updated to conform to the Law of Thelema (and claiming that the Book of the Law is the "true Book T"). and publishes its own Tarot deck and a House magazine. also an outer vehicle "in the service" of Crowley's A. the Grail Legend. Still [Continuation of Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light. was founded in 1989 by Jim Eshelman.O. Los Angeles. which was founded in 1973 by Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral). They also hold several expensive seminars/retreats (see large advertisements in _Gnosis_ magazine). C.A.syr.bc.D. Indianapolis. but they do conform to the original formulae of the Cypher Manuscripts. active and continuing to provide a correspondence course. Box 415. Box 441474.K. U.O.O.

More information on this manifestation of the Golden Dawn as it comes in. . New Zealand [Founded by Patrick and Chris Zalewski around 1980 to succeed WhareRa. Paul. Pennsylvania. Putnam's Sons).[A quasi-G. No longer affiliated with New Falcon Publications or the Israel Regardie Foundation. Aleister.P. Maine: Samuel Weiser). Useful References +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ Case..D. a Philadelphia piano maker. and various tools and products. Sandra Tabatha. _The_Golden_Dawn_Journal_. Colquhoun.] * Thoth-Hermes Temple (G. as well as followed in some of the traditions of the various Rosicrucian groups to have resided in the Philadelphia area. Meyer. P. Box 64383-873. eds. USA [A descendant. _The_Holy_Books_of_Thelema_ (York Beach.z1.D. and Cicero.D. Book II: Qabalah . _Sword_of_Wisdom: _MacGregor_Mathers_and_the_"Golden_Dawn"_ (New York: G.] +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+ IV. Cicero. newsletters. Sandra Tabatha.) Wellington. 1994. in spirit if not directly. Paul.novanet. MN: Llewellyn Publications): Book I: Divination. 1994. _Secrets_of_a_Golden_Dawn_Temple_ (St. Frater Superior Chief: David Cherubim (David. Paul Foster. there is no charge for courses or initiations. Cicero. classes. Chic. MN: Llewellyn Publications). St. Maine: Samuel Weiser). Cherubim@f943.O.D. Chic. 1983. _The_True_and_Invisible_Rosicrucian_Order_ (York Beach.n102.) Philadelphia.Theory and Magic. of the original Themis Temple and of the Masonic _Societas_Rosicruciana_ in America. One can contact Pat Zalewski c/o Llewellyn World Wide. Paul.] * Themis Aurea Temple (G. (St. and Cicero. 1992. Ithell. Services offered include group and self initiations. organization based mainly on Crowley's religion of Thelema.dpcsys. 1985. correspondence lessons. [probably out of print] Crowley. MN 55164-0383. Possibly inaugurated by Charles E. Rumored to have modified and/or combined the rituals of Freemasonry and the G. 1975. Many of their online manifestoes and rituals (archived on various FTP and WWW sites) may be out of date.

and Phillips. 1972. MN: Llewellyn Publications). Israel. 1993. DuQuette. _Magic:_The_Western_Tradition_ (London: Thames and Levi. Paul. 1969._ (Oroville. Eshelman. 6th ed. (St.Crowley. 1993. MN: Llewellyn Publications). CA: College of Thelema). Waite. 1972. 3rd ed. Patrick J. Francis. Fortune. 1975. _What_You_Should_Know_About_the_Golden_Dawn_ (Phoenix. Yates. Ellic. Melita. _The_Magicians_of_the_Golden_Dawn_ (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul). Zalewski. King. Dion. Israel. _Golden_Dawn_Enochian_Magic_ (St.A. _The_Rose_Cross_and_the_Age_of_Reason: _Eighteenth_ _Century_Rosicrucianism_in_Central_Europe_and_its_Relationship_to_the_ _Enlightenment_ (Leiden: E. 1985. II: The Sword and the Serpent. 1971. _Transcendental_Magic_ (New York: Samuel Weiser). Regardie. Arthur Edward. James A. _Kaballah_of_the_Golden_Dawn_ (St. Paul. Regardie. 1992. Zalewski. _The_Brotherhood_of_the_Rosy_Cross_ (London: William Rider and Son). 1991. Lon Milo. AZ: Falcon Press). _The_Magical_Philosophy_ (in 3 volumes: I: The Foundations of High Magick. McIntosh. _The_Mystical_and_Magical_System_of_the_A. Christopher. Previously published as _My_Rosicrucian_ _Adventure_ (St. 1970. Osborne. 1986. _Magick_in_Theory_and_Practice_ (Secaucus. III: Mysteria Magica). 1936. Paul. MN: Llewellyn Publications). Zalewski. AZ: Falcon Press). Eliphas. Brill). J. Howe. 1937-1940. Aleister. NJ: Denning. _The_Magick_of_Thelema_ (York Beach. Israel. 1984. 1924. 1993. Paul. Frances A. 4th ed. Patrick J. 2nd ed. MN: Llewellyn Publications). 1981. _The_Complete_Golden_Dawn_System_of_Magic_ (Phoenix. 1935. _The_Secret_Inner_Order_Rituals_of_the_Golden_Dawn_ . _The_Golden_Dawn_ (St. ISBN 0-87728-778-3. Paul.'. Maine: Samuel Weiser). Castle Books). Regardie. 1st ed. 1989. 1990. MN: Llewellyn Publications?). 1970. Hudson). _The_Rosicrucian_Enlightenment_ (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul). 5th ed. Patrick J. _The_Mystical_Qabalah_ (London: Ernest Benn).'.

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