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The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (Latin: Ordo Hermeticus Aurorae Aureae), more commonly the Golden Dawn (Aurora Aurea), was a secret society devoted to the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics, and paranormal activities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Known as a magical order, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was active in Great Britain and focused its practices on theurgy and spiritual development. Many present-day concepts of ritual and magic that are at the centre of contemporary traditions, such as Wicca and Thelema, were inspired by the Golden Dawn, which became one of the largest single influences on 20th-century Western occultism.

The three founders, William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott and Samuel Liddell Mathers, were Freemasons. Westcott appears to have been the initial driving force behind the establishment of the Golden Dawn.

The Golden Dawn system was based on hierarchy and initiation, similar to Masonic lodges; however, women were admitted on an equal basis with men. The “Golden Dawn” was the first of three Orders, although all three are often collectively referred to as the “Golden Dawn”.

  • The First Order taught esoteric philosophy based on the Hermetic Qabalah and personal development through study and awareness of the four classical elements (earth, water, air, and fire), as well as the basics of astrology, tarot divination, and geomancy.
  • The Second or Inner Order, the Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis, taught magic, including scrying, astral travel, and alchemy.
  • The Third Order was that of the Secret Chiefs, who were said to be highly skilled; they supposedly directed the activities of the lower two orders by spirit communication with the Chiefs of the Second Order.

Golden Dawn Magic: A Complete Guide to the High Magical Arts

Golden Dawn Magic

An easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to the Golden Dawn system of magic

The Golden Dawn system of magic is known throughout the world as one of the most effective and comprehensive approaches to working with occult powers. But for beginners or intermediate practitioners, it can be difficult to know where to start and where to go for expert guidance. Golden Dawn Magic shares bite-sized exercises and meditations to help you build the skills that are needed for the more advanced rituals, guiding beginner and intermediate practitioners on a powerful journey of magical work. Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, senior adepts of the Golden Dawn, provide a firm foundation in practical Golden Dawn theory and methods, without the complex lessons and grades of more traditional approaches.

This collection ofaccessible step-by-step instructions for visualization, meditation, energy projection, and working with willpower opens the doorways of magic. You will also discover hands-on exercises for learning the Golden Dawn’s approach to esoteric arts like tarot and the Qabalah. Once you’ve mastered the fundamental skills, this book guides you through dozens of more advanced rites, rituals, and techniques, including:

Greater and Lesser Banishing Rituals • Expanded Visualizations • Opening by Watchtower • Ritual of the Rose Cross • Prayer of Osiris • Exordiums of Thoth • Godform Assumption • Achieving Invisibility • Creating Your Own Talisman •Telesmatic Images • And Many More

Whether you are just becoming interested in the Golden Dawn or you have already gained some experience in these methods, Golden Dawn Magic will be an extraordinary aid to you as you move forward on your journey in this powerful system of magic.

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The Ritual Magic Workbook: A Practical Course of Self-Initiation

Dolores Ashcroft-Norwicki

This is a carefully conceived course of instruction for anyone who wants to practice ceremonial magic, and has been written for students who are not part of a working group. Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki takes the student, month-by-month, through a full year of magical training. She imparts her years of hard-earned experience in the clear, accessible, and often humorous style for which she is internationally known. Each month’s work is concluded with practical exercises designed to give the student a sound working knowledge of ritual magic. Among the many topics covered are: Constructing and consecrating a temple Meditation and visualization techniques Working in an elemental temple Exploring the Inner World Pathworking the Tree of Life

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Apprenticed to Magic and Magic and the Qabalah

 
Two classic works by W. E. Butler: Apprenticed to Magic and Magic & the Qabalah. Apprenticed to Magic is designed to liberate the latent magical powers we all possess. Magic & the Qabalah is an examination of the QBL and the significance of this unwritten tradition of esoteric knowledge.
 
 

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Magic, Its Ritual, Power and Purpose Paperback – February 20, 2001

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The Mystical Qabalah

by Dion Fortune
 
Dion Fortune’s classic, The Mystical Qabalah, explores all aspects of the Qabalah, including the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, which form the basis of the Western Mystery Traditions. It provides a key to the practical working of this mystical system for both novice and initiate alike.
 
 

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