The Internet has bought many problems to occult teaching. Often teaching is dumbed down into a mem or a slogan which may or may not be right but just sounds cool. Soon people start to believe it and it becomes difficult to shake from people’s mind. For a few months I have had fun looking at mems people have been posting and typing in the headline and the then the world hoax or debunked into Google. You will be amazed at how many “facts” online are made up by people who are trying to sell you something – either politics or a belief. What is even stranger is how angry people get when you tell them that they have been taken
I am famous for being blunt and the headline statement will get a few people upset. I have said over a number of years that I do not believe that astral initiation into the Golden Dawn work, but have not said why.I would LOVE astral initiation to work. As the head of an order, it would mean that I could set up temples in the US or other far-flung parts of the world at a great rate. If I was charging fees for this, I could make a bomb. It would enable groups to be established without me having to bring people to Rome for training. In short, astral initiation is a tool for empire building rather than creating magicians.