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Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn

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posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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Anyone have any information on the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn?

Their work was a very interesting mixture of Kabbala, Celtic Pagan, Jesuit Enochian, and Byzantine magiks. From what I have heard and read they put together quite a library in enclaves in London and the Alps durring the first quarter of the 20th Century.

I would be interested in knowing which books they had, what happened to them, if they wrote any of their spells or teachings and any other general information one may have.

Thanks
~Astral




posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 09:49 PM
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Just Google'd your topic title and found these....maybe they can assist you?
Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn


seekerof



posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 10:04 PM
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Hey thanks Seekerof!

Glad for the help.

~Astral



posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 10:07 PM
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No problemo Astral.

If I was more up on the subject matter, I would entertain discussion and thoughts on this with you, but alas, I am not, so I figured I'd provide you with some links that may assist you.



seekerof



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by The Astral City
Anyone have any information on the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn?


It was an international Rosicrucian organization founded by members of the Masonic Rosicrucian Society of England in the late 1800’s. Unlike its Masonic ancestor, it admitted women and non-Masons, and taught to its initiates the esoteric sciences and philosophies.


Their work was a very interesting mixture of Kabbala, Celtic Pagan, Jesuit Enochian, and Byzantine magiks. From what I have heard and read they put together quite a library in enclaves in London and the Alps durring the first quarter of the 20th Century.


Just to clear up any misconceptions, the Jesuits had nothing to do with either the Enochian system of Magick or the Golden Dawn. The Enochian system was devised by Dr. John Dee, Royal Astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, both of whom were Anglicans, not Catholics or Jesuits. Also, there is no Celtic Pagan content within the Golden Dawn.


I would be interested in knowing which books they had, what happened to them, if they wrote any of their spells or teachings and any other general information one may have.


Aleister Crowley, a former member and Adept of the Order, published much of the Order’s formula and ritual in his serial “The Equinox”, but in a very disorganized manner.
To correct this, Dr. Israel Regardie published all of the Order’s degree initiation ceremonies up to the Grade of Adeptus Minor, as well as the curriculum of the Order which taught its initiates ceremonial Magick. The book is called “The Golden Dawn”, and has reprinted by Llewelyn Publishers.
In the 1920’s, Dr. Paul Foster Case, Chief Adept of the Alpha et Omega Temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in Chicago, formed a new organization that would make the Order’s teachings more approachable and comprehensible. He called this new organization the School of Ageless Wisdom, which eventually changed its name to Builders of the Adytum. I have been a member of this Order for many years.
Feel free to view our website at www.bota.org...

Fiat Lvx.



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:42 PM
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heh, i just bought a pack of the riderwaite tarot cards



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