The Essential Golden Dawn: An Introduction to High Magic

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2003 - 336 Seiten

The Golden Dawn is one of the most influential and respected systems of magic in the world. Over a century old, the teachings of this once-secret society are considered the capstone of the Western Esoteric Tradition. Yet many of the available books on the subject are too complex or overwhelming for readers just beginning to explore alternative spiritual paths.

The Essential Golden Dawn is for those who simply want to find out what the Golden Dawn is and what it has to offer. Written by recognized experts on the topic, this introduction to High Magic is both straightforward and succinct. It explores the origins of Hermeticism and the Western Esoteric Tradition, as well as the rich history of the Golden Dawn and its founders. This guide explains the "laws" of magic and magical philosophy, describes different areas of magical knowledge that a Golden Dawn magician can expect to learn, and presents basic rituals for the novice.

If you have been curious about the Golden Dawn, but intimidated by its scope, this concise guide will shed light on this powerful system of practical magic and spiritual growth.

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I really enjoyed Cicero's way of writing. I found much of his analyses absolutely brilliant. He was a student of the late Israel Regardie. It's a very no-nonsense approach and devoid of all the usual ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Hermeticism and the Western Esoteric Tradition
1
Influences on Hermetism
3
Hermetism
19
A Summary of Important Influences on Early Hermetism
21
The Hermetic Literature
24
Christianity and Hermetism
25
Hermes Trismegistus in the Renaissance
27
Later Additions to Hermeticism
28
The Second Degree
134
The Third Degree
139
The Third Order
143
Golden Dawn Rituals
145
The Qabalistic Cross QC
146
The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram LBRP
147
Magical Gestures
149
The Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram LIRP
150

Hermetic Principles of the Golden Dawn
29
A Brief History of the Golden Dawn
33
The Years Before the Golden Dawn
35
The Founders of the Golden Dawn
44
The Cipher Manuscript
48
Some Prominent Early Members
51
The R R et A C
56
Problems
58
The Offshoot Orders
62
Magic What It Is and How It Works
67
Defining Magic
68
Magic and Religion
71
The Ancient Origins of Western Magic
72
Medieval Magic
75
How Magic Works
78
The Enigmatic Art
86
Theurgy
87
Working with Spiritual Beings
89
Golden Dawn Magic
91
The Structure of the Golden Dawn System
95
Grades and Officers
96
The Greatly Honoured Chiefs
101
The Outer Order Officers of a Golden Dawn Temple
104
Initiation as Ritual Drama
107
The Psychology of Initiation
111
The Three Degrees
114
The First Degree
115
The Exercise of The Middle Pillar
151
The Temple and Magical Implements
153
Preparation for Ritual
154
The Invoking Ritual of the Triangles
157
A Mystic Repast of the Four Elements
161
Prayers and Invocations
162
Golden Dawn Teachings What Is Included
167
Astrology
179
Divination
187
Alchemy
199
Skrying and Astral Work
209
Enochian Magic
214
The Work of a Golden Dawn Magician
227
The Question of Group Lineage
229
SelfInitiation
232
Mixed Tradition Groups
234
The Safeguards of the Golden Dawn System
235
The Problem of Ego
239
Following a Magical Discipline
241
A True Initiate
248
Golden Dawn Timeline
251
A Brief List of Magical Mottos
257
Glossary
259
Bibliography
291
Index
299
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Über den Autor (2003)

Both Chic and Tabatha are Chief Adepts of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Chic is the G.H. Imperator, and Tabatha is the G.H. Cancellaria, is an international Order with Temples in several countries. The Ciceros have written numerous books on the Golden Dawn, Tarot, and Magic, including Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition, The Essential Golden Dawn, Tarot Talismans, and updates, annotations and introductions to classic Israel Regardie texts such as The Philosopher's Stone, The Middle Pillar and A Garden of Pomegranates.

Both Chic and Tabatha are Chief Adepts of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Chic is the G.H. Imperator, and Tabatha is the G.H. Cancellaria, is an international Order with Temples in several countries. The Ciceros have written numerous books on the Golden Dawn, Tarot, and Magic, including Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition, The Essential Golden Dawn, Tarot Talismans, and updates, annotations and introductions to classic Israel Regardie texts such as The Philosopher's Stone, The Middle Pillar and A Garden of Pomegranates.

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