By Israel Regardie
During this booklet, Israel Regardie lifts the cloak of poser which has shrouded the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise, the Rosicrucian Fraternity and the Masonic inn. From his shut own institutions, Regardie unearths the genuine nature and activities of such major Occult specialists as Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Dr. W. W. Wescott, and others.
This re-creation of the e-book contains fabric by means of stylish and Tabatha Cicero of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise, and Regardie's 1934 Stella Matutina Enochian exam from his own files.
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Dion Fortune is another who has made innumerable public references to the Golden Dawn. Glibly, she refers to its teachings as the Western Esoteric Tradition. Whether her various expositions tally with the official teaching contained in the actual Order documents must be left to the individual reader to determine for himself when once those documents are made public. * Her principal piece of work to which my attention herein will be directed is her article Ceremonial Magic Unveiled. In that very forthright article, certainly she gave utterance to many things which bear the sign of truth, among them being an apprehension that "the veil of the Temple of the Mysteries is being drawn back at the present moment .
It is not the Order as an organised body which is important but the order system, its magical teaching, and its time-honoured methods of spiritual development. There have been in the past many Orders of varying degrees of efficiency. There has been but one body of doctrine which has been handed down by countless generations of unselfish devotees. In the future necessity may arise for other Orders; their teaching will be the age-old Magic. It is this ancient W i s dom-Religion which is of the utmost value and importance to the welfare of mankind, and it is this traditional science of the soul which should be preserved and protected from every sort of corruption, and from every possibility of misconception.
Hence it can hardly be called Jewish in any ordinary sense of the word. It is in use within the adytum of the Order because tradition and experience prove it to be an amazingly practicable system, its schema accords with mystical and psychic experience, and moreover it provides an acceptable esoteric interpretation to both books of the Bible. All members of the Golden Dawn were obliged after receiving the Neophyte initiation to learn the Hebrew Alphabet, and a great deal of trouble was taken to teach them to draw the letters accurately.
What You Should Know About The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie