Attached is an old article I wrote for the Horus Hathor Temple in Nottingham when I ran it. I found it on my computer this morning so I thought I would put it here. In the UK there is a term which means something is completely untrue, or a waste of time. It is called 'bollocks' and it is considered a rude word which you are not supposed to use in polite company. It is the complete opposite of the phrase the 'dog's bollocks' which is said to mean something very good – particularly for the dog.Popular culture is built on bollocks. It sucks you into a morass of TV chatshows, Jerry Springer and reality game shows. It is bollocks that
The European Golden Dawn and no that is not a Zelator Salute The occult community is doomed to be hijacked by right-wing nut-jobs and other idiots because it has become paralysed by its own desire to be “spiritual.”Yesterday I was involved in a spat with a Golden Dawn troll in the Nova Roma group on Facebook. Not the occult Golden Dawn, I mean the Nazi group which has effectively taken over the use of the name in the EU. The troll was flooding he site with bogus historical claims about how the Jews wrecked Greece and how homosexuality in Ancient Greece was a dreadful rumour put about by the Jews where intimated by Greek masculinity. Ignoring him did not help. He
I am setting up a new magazine which aims to be a bi-annual Journal of Ritual Magic. EMERALD TABLET aims to bring together people from different traditions to talk about all aspects of Ritual. It will have a few "names" and some new writers. It will be published in paperback book format and be distributed through Amazon and Lulu. An ebook version will be released a month after the paperback.The Emerald Tablet is a bi-annual magazine printed in paperback book format which is designed for writers to present their ideas, research and discoveries in the field of ritual magic and occultism. It is not limited to one tradition, such as the Golden Dawn, but will focus on ritual magic. It is
People wonder why I am so keen on the Watchers of the Dawnsite – particularly when I have nothing to do with it.Sure it are run by people who want to be tabloid hacks and are not (it is harder to write than way than you think). They sometimes go off half-cocked, or “sensationalize things” or fall into the realm of satire, but they are doing something that the occult community has needed for at least a century – they are reporting news about the occult scene. Their best items have been actually delivered straight and have been extremely hard hitting.There is a saying in newspapers that news is something that someone does not want you to read, and Watchers
It seems that Watcher of the Dawn has gone up market... as much as an upmarket occult tabloid can get. It looks good... but guys you really need to shorten your sentences. Tabloids are more punchy. Check out the link here http://www.watcherofthedawn.com/Attached is a picture from Maxx which could show what it indicates for the wider occult community.
A long time ago a friend of mine Clive Harper published a list of what people in the Servants of the Light really meant when they said certain phrases. I thought I would update it for the Golden Dawn tradition. I might add to itWhat Golden Dawn people mean when they say the following things:This is a Golden Dawn oral tradition: I made it up.This is a Golden Dawn tradition: Don’t blame me I didn’t make it up.This is a Cabbalistic tradition: Don’t blame me, god made it up.The Golden Dawn used to do it this way: My old temple used to do it this way.They are an independent order: No one wants to go near them.They are an independent
There are moments when I find myself out of sync with the rest of humanity and the occult community. I heard that Don Kraig was sick and I thought, lets rally occultists to do a regular healing ritual for him. Someone else thought raise some cash for him so he that he does not have to worry about medical costs. A group started on Facebook and all seemed quite reasonable. It seemed normal. It struck me the world was better off with Don Kraig in it.But apparently in this modern world this attitude is wrong. The head of the Gnostic Church of L.V.X Paul Joseph Rovelli said Don Kraig was a fraud. Since Rovelli could afford expensive medical insurance, so
The Angels of Conga who doth dance in a line for many hours In my new book the Shem Grimoire I hinted that using Kabbalistic techniques it was possible to create the names of Angels which no-one who has ever heard of which are personal to you.This is possible thanks to a flexible view of the Kabbalists that each Hebrew letter represents a different energy and when these are mixed you can create another form of energyFor example you can look at your chart and mix the name of the Shem angel which rules the decan that a planet is found and create your own unique angel for that planet.Say you have the moon in the first Decan of Gemini. The
I have been out of things for a while I concentrated on my latest book The Shem Grimoire. The book is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a collection of my Kabbalistic notes and essays on invoking the 72 Shem Angels. It is a process that I started to investigate several years ago and built up momentum until it started teaching me more about Tarot and the angels. This book was compiled from my notes and diaries and so is not exactly orthodox. It uses the Golden Dawn system of magic in its highest aspects and includes papers on consecrating tools for this particular work.What I found interesting was that besides requiring me to tinker with the
I have released 100 copies of this new hardback on Lulu (see link)http://www.lulu.com/shop/nick-farrell/what-my-heirophant-should-have-taught-me/hardcover/product-21405702.htmlThe blurb says:"One of the problems that many people on the occult path face is that few people will actually tell them them the rules. They blunder through making mistakes and having bad experiences because no-one has told them otherwise.. They might fail to see some crucial signs about a group that they want to join, or not be told the implications of their magical actions. The Chief Adept of the Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea, Nick Farrell, has gathered a set of magical statements which can answer all the sorts of questions you should be told by your teachers but were probably afraid to ask.