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.
Joining a magical group is remarkably easy in the 21st century. It seems strange that you can read all about magical groups on the internet and think they are as common as muck. But real good quality ones are as rare as they ever have been. Finding one good one can still be a life's work. There are many people who go from Order to order looking for something and never really finding it. Sometimes that is the universe trying to tell you that you are not ready for a real magical order. You might be looking for the wrong things, or cannot really handle the sort of training that a real magical group puts you through. However you can