Inside a Magical Lodge: Group Ritual in the Western Tradition

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 339 pages
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Inside a Magical Lodgeby John Michael Greer reveals what has been hidden for centuries: the true secrets of what happens inside a magical or fraternal lodge. This revelation is obviously the work of a person who loves the lodge system and wants to see it continue. Some people involved in lodges have forgotten or ignored many of the symbolic and powerful aspects of the lodge. By revealing this information, the book saves and empowers lodges.

Inside a Magical Lodgedoes this without being focused on any one tradition. This adds to the value of the book because the information you learn here can be applied to any magical group, even if they are not following the lodge structure.

The book works on two levels. On the practical level it describes the layout of the lodge, including the responsibilities of the officers, the stations they occupy, and even how they should move during rituals. Greer even includes information on setting up your own lodge as a corporation.

On a spiritual level, the book includes information on building the group egregore, initiation, and rituals. In fact, the book includes fifteen rites for such things as invisibility, cleansing, sealing the aura, and more.

This book is a must for you if you are part of an order or are going to join one. If you want to create your own order you will find that this book has everything you need to know in order to take advantage of the lodge structure. Whatever your purpose is, get your copy today.
 

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User Review  - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing

This was a surprisingly hard-nosed and practical look at the history, logistics, and group dynamics of the lodge system (including, and based around, groups like the Freemasons.) I have always been ... Read full review

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I learned everything I need to know to create my own magickal lodge. Read full review

Contents

Fundamentals of Lodge Structure
23
Fundamentals of Lodge Symbolism
53
Fundamentals of Lodge Magic
79
Fundamentals of Lodge Secrecy
111
The Order of the Athanor
131
The Rituals of Opening and Closing
159
The Ritual of the Athanor
183
The Rituals of Institution and Installation
199
The Inner Work of the Order
217
A Meeting of Green Lion Lodge
253
Creating a Magical Lodge
269
Joining a Fraternal Lodge
305
Appendix
319
Index
335
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About the author (1998)

John Michael Greer is a 32nd-degree Freemason, a student of the ancient mysteries, and the award-winning author of more than forty-five books, including Atlantis, The UFO Phenomenon, and Secrets of the Lost Symbol. An initiate in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, Greer served as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) for twelve years. He lives in Maryland and can be found online at www.galabes.blogspot.com.

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