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Changes in the system

This started out as a reply to Perigrin’s Magic of the Ordinary blog, but it got a little too big.  To understand what I am banging on about you should look at his blog here which appears to be an answer to my blog here and the subsequent debate on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn group. Actually I am fairly conservative too… I do not want wholesale changes within the rituals, just an ironing out of trouble spots. MOAA has not changed its rituals in any way that most people would notice... yet.  However I do not consider it a GD group but rather an off-shoot of Whare Ra. The overly conservative approach has one incredibly obvious flaw. It assumes


Those who like to believe that the Golden Dawn rituals are perfect and cannot be adapted might be shocked to discover that I disagree and that there are parts of the elemental grade rituals which are just meaningless filler, mistakes or ideas that do not actually work. What is alarming is that some of these bugs have been in the rituals since 1888 and no one has dared to touch them because the order leaders have told them that they are perfect. As a result, they scan the rituals carefully to find a hidden truth that was probably not there in the first place. The GD rituals were written in a very short space of time to a particular template provided by