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Have you really been initiated into the Golden Dawn?

It seems a silly question, but there are lots of GD organisations out there which are carrying out initiations which cannot have had more than a psychological effect on candidates. 1. Were you present for the initiation? For a long time there was a scam where a group made you a distance member by conducting “an astral initiation.” It meant that a team of officers initiated your name on a list. There is absolutely no tradition of this in the GD and those who have been “astrally initiated” show no signs that such a ritual has taken place. 2. Did the initiation take place roped together with a group of other candidates? While the AO did this, it is not possible to

Geomancy magical questions

There has been a long running problem in using Geomancy to work out the results of rituals and magic.  I have been playing around with Hellenic astrology for a while now and I think I have found the answer. The Hellenic system has two houses for magic the House of the Goddess (third) and the House of the God (ninth). The house of the Goddess is more about the structures of religion, priesthoods, temples etc while the God is more ideas, spirit etc. It occurred to me that the house of the Goddess is the form and the God is that of spiritual force. So a geomancy question about how will this initiation work? will be answered in the ninth house but