The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Part II

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was finished. However, much of their mystique was only just beginning. With the publication of their Rites and Rituals by Israel Regardie, the secrets of this Magical Order were finally revealed to the world. As for the world of the Golden Dawn, it was one of Kabbalah, of Divine Will and one that believed that all things that were manifest on earth was somehow connected to one another through correspondences. Yet what effect did the Golden Dawn have on Magic after their dissolution? In the conclusion to this two-parter, Douglas goes through all of the consequences and positive virtues of this short-lived but infamous Magical Order.

Show Notes

Special thanks to @AntacaLeon for fielding a few questions and giving me the thumbs up on my Scottish comparison. There’s nothing greater than getting the thumbs up from a Scotsman.

8 thoughts on “The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Part II

  1. I recently listened to your golden dawn eps and I was wondering what you thought about the lbrp and such ritualistic high magick. I am new and trying to find my way though it all

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    1. I don’t really think much of it, honestly. It’s a ritual that was made up mostly by Eliphas Levi with Hebrew prayers that one would use before going to bed, which is apropos as ‘Ritualistic High Magick’ puts me to sleep. 😉
      I’ve never really been a fan of the term ‘High Magic’ nor the idea of stratifying Magic/Witchcraft.


  2. Got a quick question and instead of listening to a hundred podcasts to find the answer I thought I should just ask it here (still going to listen to them all just not gonna search for one thing) in this episode you mentioned that Donald kraigs book isn’t really a good place to start and there’s been a lot written since then but you didn’t mention any. I was wondering if you might be able to point me in the appropriate direction?

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    1. Probably the best book to start with these days would be Aidan Wachter’s book “Six Ways: Approaches and Entries for Practical Magic.” Spend a year going through the things in that books, it’ll set you up much better than MM.


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