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
Pat Zalewski has just done this video on the Golden Dawn Vault... . it is the perfect companion to my book which you can find here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAy1qPrvX_It is really good that this mysterious part of the Golden Dawn and its traditions are finally being talked about.
For years, I have wanted to create a magical book; something that you can use as a magical tool. The idea has been around since the middle ages. The Ars Notoria would provide you with a diagram, or a magical seal on the left hand side which you would meditate on while saying a prayer on the left hand side. Now a Canadian occultist Fra Alim has managed to create a Golden Dawn version of what I always wanted. It has taken him ten years hard work and meditation and getting a copy is a real honour.It arrives in a purple bag with its own seal of protection.It is a beautiful half leather with gold seals on the frontFront Cover Back
I wrote this essay years ago for the Horus Hathor Temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn but I think it still stands - at least on a basic level. People often forget that there is an inner aspect to ritual. Many people think if you do the GD ritual as if it were a perfectly performed play it is enough to archive spectacular magical effects. Such people advocate turning the GD into a sort of Masonic order. But with respect to those who do attempt to do Masonic rituals in an esoteric way, the GD is a MAGICAL order were the mere performance of a rite will simply produce a minor effect where there is an overt dependence