The Golden Dawn

The Rose Cross Lamen
The Rose Cross Lamen

A Golden Dawn symbol.  This image is from the external link Hermetic Fellowship's Golden Dawn resources page, and as explained on the external link Hermetic Golden Dawn site has been reproduced without acknowledgement a number of times.

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a complex body of teaching and ritual magical practice brought together Kabbalistic cosmology, the Rosicrucian initiation system, ritual magic, Egyptology, astrology, tarot, and various other such magical and occult streams.   Under the twin genuises of its founders S. L. "MacGregor" Mathers (1854-1918) and William Wynn Westcott (1848- 1925), these were woven into a single all-embracing metaphysical and practical system.  Mathers and Wescott did such a good job that the influence of the Golden Dawn is still felt today; indeed, together with Blavatsky's Theosophy, the Golden Dawn was one of the parents of the contemporary Western esotericism.

The Golden Dawn organisation itself never had many members, although those that it did were often important figures, for example the Irish poet W. B. Yeats, and the artist Aubrey Beardsley.  Westcott soon withdrew, and Mathers authoritarian tendencies soon led to conflict and schisms  Yet this small organisation exerted an influence out of all proportion to its size, as a source of contemporary Western occult tradition.  Two of its later members, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) and Dion Fortune (born Violet Firth - 1891-1946), although very different in personality, outlook, and teachings, each further popularised magic and Kabbalistic cosmology.


The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
- a fundamental magical practice


Regular Orders Deriving from Isis Urania no.3 Dissident Orders Deriving from Isis Urania no.3

Abramelin Meeting

Spend time with the German Author of the modern Abramelin - the Magic of Abraham of Worms and the Translater or the German manuscripts into modern English.

This old Jewish 14 century text with self development techniques and its way of journeying into the relms of power is full of complex concepts.

Discuss them with the Georg Dehn and Steven Guth in Canberra in for a few days in July 04 while being guided around Canberra to discover the occult side of Australia's National Capital city.

Personal attention or small group.
Accomodation, meals, transferes all arranged.

contact email Steven Steven Guth

Background on the Abramelin

Background to Canberra


books audio CDBooks, CDs and Web Links Web links

Web Site Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (1888) International Headquarters - a comprehensive multilingual Golden Dawn site, based on the teachings of S.L. MacGregor Mathers. Traditional, non-Regardie.

Web Site The Hermetic Order of the Morning Star, International well presented Golden Dawn Site with emphasis on material and techniques from the original order and the teachings of S. L. MacGregor Mathers. In English and German.

Web Site Mountain Center Temple of the Golden Dawn - operating since 1994, affiliated with the Regardie Foundation and C.S. Hyatt, a student of Regardie

Web Site Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn - a New Order of the Golden Dawn, the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn (Order of the T..G..D..) is a Magical-Religious-Scientific Order dedicated to the teachings of Aleister Crowley. The principal function is to assist in the initiation of aspirants into the Magical Life of Thelema. (This is another Temple that C.S. Hyatt was previously affiliated with, although documentation online indicates his connections with the Thelemic temple have been severed).

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Home Page The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn This is actually the web site of Chic and Tabitha Cicero's G..D.. Temple in Florida (

here is their book
). It is an excellent resource for students and practitioners of the Western Esoteric Tradition, but their temple is only one of a number of G..D.. Temples presently operating that claim authentic lineal ties to the original Hermetic Order and Temple of the Golden Dawn founded by Mathers et al.

web pagelinks Links sulla Golden Dawn - heaps and heaps of Golden Dawn links!

Web Sitelinks Hermetic Resource Site - as well as some on-site (mostly) Golden Dawn essays, includes a huge list of links to quality Hermetic material (Golden Dawn, OTO, pagan, classical, and other Western esoteric) on-line

Wikipedia link Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn - Wikipedia page, giving an overview of the history of the Golden Dawn


In Association with

LVX Golden Dawn audio CD. Track Listings

  1. The Temple (A Song)
  2. Lesser Ritual Of The Pentagram
  3. Watchtower Ceremony
  4. Watchtower Ceremony
  5. Spirit (Part Two)
  6. Ritual Of The Rose Cross
  7. Lesser Ritual Of The Pentagram


The Golden Dawn: A Complete Course in Practical Ceremonial Magic The Golden Dawn: A Complete Course in Practical Ceremonial Magic/4 in 1 (Llewellyn's Golden Dawn Series) - by Israel Regardie, Cris Monnastre, Carl Weschcke - Regardie has been criticised on various minor points, and the style is dense and hard to follow for the modern reader, but this work remains the definitive Golden Dawn curriculum

cover Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition: A Complete Curriculum of Study for Both the Solitary Magician and the Working Magical Group (Llewell) by Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero (Contributor) - a lot more user-friendly than the Regardie opus - an excellent do it yourself guide. Perhaps use it in conjunction with the Regardie text

cover 777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley comprehensive tables of correspondences. The original would appear to be a manuscript authored by Mathers for GD initiates; Crowley took this and with his usual enthusiasm for publicising occult information, re-issued it under his own name, together with a few (at times depreciatory) additions. Later Crowley seems to have developed a lot more respect for this material, and this addition includes his many notes on it.


This site is the proud owner of the

Golden Dawn Best of the Web Award


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