Perigrin Wildoak has unleashed another storm by daring to suggest that the Golden Dawn was supposed to to die . Many have made the mistake of seeing Peri’s posts as saying that Golden Dawn groups should pack up and go home because they are not connected to the forces behind the original Golden Dawn. I don’t think he is saying that, but he is absolutely correct the Golden Dawn was meant to die. There are a lot of myths spread about by modern magical groups without a GD connection which claim that the secret chiefs or contacts abandoned the GD because it had failed as an experiment. Others claimed they walked away because secret knowledge was published. Others claim that it
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
A number of years ago I did not believe in magical attacks. Most of the magicians I knew had been positive that attacking someone was a bad thing – unless there were real reasons. A “real reason” presented itself in the 1990s when I was involved in a ritual to curse Saddam Hussain. The ritual was designed to twat his expansion plans by effectively cursing all his actions. The ritual, which was under some senior people of the Order I was in at the time, got a little out of control and the doll which represented Hussain was damaged – its neck was pulled out of shape. We thought our curse worked when the First Gulf war ended with Hussain totally
The appeal to the occult community to save the eye sight of the occult writer Aaron Leitch has been successful and met its target within just a few hours.It is a good thing to see the wider occult community rally around in support of one of its number. As Josephine Littlejohn said this morning:"The occult community are a good bunch, particularly when there is an emergency like this. It does matter how much we all fight and grumble, as long as we are there for each other when needed." Well done everyone.