The Golden Dawn – The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order (hard cover with dust jacket)

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by Israel Regard , John Michael Greer

First published in 1937, Israel Regardie’s The Golden Dawn has become the most influential modern handbook of magical theory and practice. In this new, definitive edition, noted scholar John Michael Greer has taken this essential resource back to its original, authentic form. With added illustrations, a twenty-page color insert, additional original material, and refreshed design and typography, this powerful work returns to its true stature as a modern masterpiece.

An essential textbook for students of the occult, The Golden Dawn includes occult symbolism and Qabalistic philosophy, training methods for developing magical and clairvoyant powers, rituals that summon and banish spiritual potencies, secrets of making and consecrating magical tools, and much more.

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Contents

Illustrations, Tables, and Diagrams . . . xix
Preface to the Seventh Edition by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero . . . xxvii
Foreword to the Seventh Edition by John Michael Greer . . . xxxiii
Introduction to the First Edition by Israel Regardie . . . 1

BOOK ONE: Knowledge Lectures and Instructional Papers
Neophyte Grade Papers: . . . 51
First Knowledge Lecture 51
First Meditation 55
The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram 56
The Uses of the Pentagram Ritual . . . 57
The Pillars 58
Zelator Grade Papers: . . . 65
Second Knowledge Lecture 65
Second Meditation 71
Theoricus Grade Papers: . . . 72
Third Knowledge Lecture 72
Third Meditation 74
Practicus Grade Papers: . . . 75
Fourth Knowledge Lecture 75
Fourth Meditation 81
Notes on the Tarot 82
The Garden of Eden Before the Fall 84
On the General Guidance and Purification of the Soul 85
Philosophus Grade Papers: . . . 88
Fifth Knowledge Lecture 88
Fifth Meditation 95
The Diagrams 96
The Garden of Eden After the Fall 97
Miscellany Omitted from the Lectures 98
Portal Grade Papers: . . . 108
On the Work to Be Undertaken between Portal and 5 = 6 108
Portal Meditation 117
Adeptus Minor Grade Papers: . . . 118
Concerning the Tree of Life 118
The Microcosm Man 125
Task Undertaken by the Adeptus Minor 133
Of Travelling in the Spirit Vision 135
Concerning the Microcosms of Macrocosm 136
Of Obsession, Trance, Death 138

BOOK TWO: Rituals of the Outer Order
Ceremony of the Neophyte 0 = 0 Grade: . . . 141
Opening of the 0 = 0 Grade 143
Initiation of the 0 = 0 Grade 148
Closing of the 0 = 0 Grade 161
Ceremony of the 1 = 10 Grade of Zelator: . . . 165
Opening of the 1 = 10 Grade 167
Ceremony of Advancement First Part 170
Ceremony of Advancement Second Part 177
Closing of the 1 = 10 Grade 184
Ceremony of the 2 = 9 Grade of Theoricus: . . . 186
Opening of the 2 = 9 Grade 188
Ceremony of Advancement in the Path of Tau 190
Ceremony of Reception into the 2 = 9 Grade 196
Closing of the 2 = 9 Grade 203
Ceremony of the 3 = 8 Grade of Practicus: . . . 205
Opening of the 3 = 8 Grade 207
Ceremony of Advancement in the Path of Shin 209
Ceremony of Advancement in the Path of Resh 216
Ceremony of Reception into the 3 = 8 Grade 220
Closing of the 3 = 8 Grade 225
Ceremony of the 4 = 7 Grade of Philosophus: . . . 227
Opening of the 4 = 7 Grade 229
Ceremony of Advancement in the Path of Qoph 231
Ceremony of Advancement in the Path of Tzaddi 235
Ceremony of Advancement in the Path of Peh 239
Ceremony of Reception into the 4 = 7 Grade 244
Closing of the 4 = 7 Grade 249

BOOK THREE: Rituals of the Inner Order
Ceremony of the Portal of the Vault of the Adepti . . . 253
Opening of the Portal Grade 255
The Ritual of the Cross and Four Elements 259
The Ritual of the Pentagram and the Five Paths 269
Closing of the Portal Grade 286
Ceremony of the 5 = 6 Grade of Adeptus Minor . . . 288
Opening of the 5 = 6 Grade 290
First Point 295
Second Point 305
Third Point 311
Closing of the 5 = 6 Grade 320
Ceremony of the Equinox . . . 321
The Consecration Ceremony of the Vault of the Adepti . . . 334
The Symbolism of the Seven Sides . . . 346
Concerning the Use of the Vault . . . 351
The Three Chiefs . . . 353

BOOK FOUR: Primary Techniques of Magical Practice
The Ritual of the Pentagram . . . 360
Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram 366
The Ritual of the Hexagram . . . 368
The Four Forms 375
The Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram 378
Addendum 382
The Lotus Wand . . . 383
Consecration of the Lotus Wand 385
The Ritual of the Rose Cross . . . 388
Analysis of the Keyword 390
The Uses of the Rose Cross Ritual 391
The Complete Symbol of the Rose Cross . . . 392
Notes on the Rose Cross 395
Consecration of the Rose Cross 396
The Magic Sword . . . 399
Consecration Ritual of the Sword 401
The Four Elemental Weapons . . . 403
Ritual of Consecration of the Four Elemental Weapons 406

BOOK FIVE: Inner Order Teachings on the Neophyte Grade
Z.1: The Enterer of the Threshold . . . 414
Of the Temple in Reference to the Sephiroth 415
The Symbolism of the Temple 418
The Stations of the Officers 420
Of the Three Chiefs 430
The Invisible Stations 431
The Symbolism of the Opening of the 0 = 0 Grade of Neophyte . . . 435
Coptic Names of the Chiefs and Officers 442
The Egyptian Godforms of the Neophyte Grade . . . 446
The Three Chiefs 451
The Invisible Stations 453
The Canopic Gods . . . 456
Z.3: The Symbolism of the Admission of the Candidate . . . 461
The Admission of the Candidate 461
Closing 470
The Symbolism and Meaning of the Step, Signs, Grip or Token, and the Words 471
The Ceremony of the Equinox 475
Notes on the Opening Exordium of “Z” 477
The Particular Exordium 477
Z.2: The Formulae of the Magic of Light . . . 479
An Introduction to the Practical Working of the Z.2 Formulae by G.H. Frater S.R.M.D. 479
Foreword by Israel Regardie (Frater A.M.A.G.) 480
Index for General Reference to the Enterer Ceremony of the 0 = 0 Grade 483
Evocation 485
Consecration of Talismans 490
Invisibility 494
Transformations 497
Spiritual Development 499
Divination 502
Alchemy 504

BOOK SIX: Ceremonial Magic
Evocation . . . 512
Consecration Ceremony for Jupiter Talisman . . . 525
Appendix to the Jupiter Talisman Ritual 534
Invisibility . . . 538
Transformation . . . 545
Spiritual Development . . . 552
The Bornless Ritual for the Invocation of the Higher Genius . . . 561
Requiem . . . 567
Practical Z. Preparation for Divination by G.H. Frater Sub Spe. . . 571

BOOK SEVEN: Clairvoyance, Talismans, Sigils, Etc.
Clairvoyance . . . 576
Of Skrying and Travelling in the Spirit-Vision by V.H. Soror V.N.R. . . . 588
Tattwa Visions . . . 597
M. The Vision of the Universal Mercury . . . 600
Talismans . . . 603
The Formation of Talismans and Flashing Tablets 603
Sigils 608
Telesmatic Figures 612
The Vibratory Mode of Pronouncing the Divine Names 613
Further on Telesmatic Figures 614
Telesmatic Attributions of the Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet 618
Summary 619
Further Concerning the Formation of Telesmatic Images 621
Talismans and Sigils . . . 622
Polygons and Polygrams . . . 633
Additional Lecture on the Tattwas of the Eastern School . . . 644

BOOK EIGHT: Divination
Geomancy . . . 658
Book “T”?The Tarot . . . 683
The Descriptions of the 78 Tarot Symbols Together with Their Meanings 687
Tarot Divination 714
The Opening of the Key 715
Tabulated Rules 735
Unofficial: The Tarot Trumps by G.H. Soror, Q.L. . . . 743
The Tree of Life as Projected in a Solid Sphere . . . 749
Recapitulation 758
Of the Operation and Rule of the Tree of Life in the Celestial Heavens Projected as if in a Solid Sphere 760
The Law of the Convoluted Revolution of the Forces Symbolized by the Four Aces Round the Northern Pole 762

BOOK NINE: The Angelic Tablets
Introduction to the Enochian System . . . 780
The Book of the Concourse of the Forces . . . 787
Part One: The Enochian Tablets 787
Part Two: The Sphynxes and the Pyramids 817
Notes by Frater S.R.M.D. 820
Further Rules for Practice 826
Part Three: The Forty-Eight Angelical Keys or Calls 830
Part Four: Enochian or Rosicrucian Chess 857
Official Ritual by G.H. Frater D.D.C.F. 866
Notes Concerning the Boards and the Play Generally 871
Index . . . 875

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