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The Magical Order Of Aurora Aurea

After laying low on the subject for a few months, I just thought I would tell everyone about the Golden Dawn Order that has been formed after I left the HOGD.The Website for the Order can be found here The Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea will be a world-wide Golden Dawn group whose main focus is taking a magical approach to the system. There are a few minor changes, but the frame work and initiations are traditional (Whare Ra) GD. The Order structure is slightly different and there is a ritual public face, called an Anticum. There is also a separate correspondence course for those who are not close to a full temple (although we are

Carthage did not sacrifice it’s babies

For centuries it has been believed that the rivals to the Romans, the Carthaginians used to sacrifice their children to their gods.Carthaginian general Hannibal came close to destroying the Roman empire an act which justify to the Republic using genocide to eliminate their major trading rival.However while the record states that the Carthaginian's were a fairly peaceful lot who were more interested in flogging stuff to anyone would buy it, they had a nasty habit of sacrificing their children. The evidence comes in the forms of large numbers of urns which contain the ashes of kiddies. Christians always had a bit of a problem with the Carthaginians as they were a colony of the Phoenicians who were connected

It is a perfectly straight forward question. In tarot why are cups Briatic and not Yetizeratic?The student had a point. The order of the elements through-out the GD system are Earth at the bottom, Fire at the top. Next one down is Air and water sinks to be close to earth. All very hermetic and works right the way through the elemental system and the initiation system.But not in Tarot where Mathers seemed to think water comes from Briah -- possibly because rain is so architypal in Britain.. A teacher can stroke their beard, if they have one, and are a male (a female beard would be too distracting) and say “ah well that is the Yod Heh Vau