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Golden Dawn and Rosicrucianism

Sam Robertson has posted a rather lengthy article which effectively rubbishes the Golden Dawn’s Rosicrucian credentials. Sam had I often row about this privately, and he wants my reviews on the posting – so here it is. Sam’s central problem is defined, and he never gets away from it.  He tries to set unfair standards which are unique to his own system and orders. Firstly, he fails to correctly define Golden Dawn in terms of its history.  What outsiders call the Golden Dawn was always the outer order of system and only briefly called itself Rosicrucian.  The second order of the Golden Dawn is clearly Rosicrucian and brings in the manifestos, the vault, the myth etc. Sam’s fails to define what the “Golden