The Golden Dawn: A Complete Course in Practical Ceremonial Magic : the Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (Stella Matutina)

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1989 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 807 pages
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The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie is considered by many to be the book that started the modern occult movement. The original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which started in the late 1800s, borrowed from a wide variety of occult traditions Kabalah, Tarot, Geomancy, Enochian Magic, Theosophy, Freemasonry, Paganism, Astrology, and many more and created a unique and viable system of magic that is still being practiced today. Almost every contemporary occult writer and modern group has been influenced, directly or indirectly, by the Order or its members, making The Golden Dawn one of the most influential occult books of the past 100 years.

The book is divided into several basic sections. First are the knowledge lectures, where you will learn the basics of the Kabalah, symbolism, meditation, geomancy and more. This is followed by the rituals of the Outer Order, consisting of five initiation rituals into the degrees of the Golden Dawn.

The next section covers the rituals of the Inner Order including two initiation rituals, equinox ceremonies, and more. Then you will learn the basic rituals of magic and the construction, consecration, and means of using the magical tools. Once you have these you can go on to evocation rituals, talismans, and invocations.

The book gives explanations for how to design talismans, do skrying and travel on the astral plane. You will also learn geomancy, the Tarot, and Enochian magic.

Filled with numerous illustrations, lists, and tables, The Golden Dawn provides guidance for a lifetime of magic and life-changing transformation. Get your copy today.
 

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Contents

Enochian Magic
43
Introduction to First Edition by Israel Regardie 1937
50
Alchemical Symbols
60
Fylfot Cross and the Caduceus
68
Tetragrammaton on the Tree
78
Alchemical Terms and Symbols
84
The Four Colour Scales
99
Paintings on the Lid of the Pastos
112
Rose Cross as Traced in Ritual
307
The Sword and the Four Elemental Weapons
321
Details of the Principles and Symbolism of Ritual Magic
330
Four Forms of the Cross
335
Magical Formula for Enterer Ceremony 379380
379
Magical Formula for Divination 393395
393
Ceremonial Magic in Practice
402
Tattwa Symbols
457

Rituals of the Outer Order
114
Temple Diagram for Neophyte Ritual
116
Temple Diagram for Neophyte RitualSecond Part
122
Gestures and Signs 134135
140
Temple Diagram for Theoricus Ritual
154
Temple Diagram for Philosophus Ritual
181
Rituals of the Inner Order
197
Temple Diagram for Portal Ritual
198
Temple Diagram for Adeptus Minor Ritual First Part
222
Banner of the East and West
241
Symbols in the Vault
243
Primary Techniques of Magical Practice
280
Attributions of the Points of the Pentagram
281
Fire and Earth
294
Complimentary Colors for Flashing Tablets
479
Cross of the Letters of the Divine Name
492
The Swara in the Body
515
Signification of the 12 Houses of Heaven
530
Tarot Attributions for the Significatoi
567
Fourth Decanate Layout
580
Fifth Horseshoe Layout
595
The Course of the Aces
609
The Four Enochian Tablets 631634
631
Decanate Attributions of Great Cross of the Air Tablet
645
Coptic Deities
663
Enochian Chess Board
684
Index
701
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Francis I. Regardie, born in London, England, November 17, 1907; died in Sedona, Arizona, March 10, 1985. nbsp;Came to the United States in August 1921, educated in Washington D.C. and studied art in school in Washington and Philadelphia. nbsp;Returned to Europe in 1928 at the invitation of Aleister Crowley to work as his secretary and study with him. nbsp;Returned to London as secretary to Thomas Burke 1932-34, and during that time wrote A Garden of Pomegranates and The Tree of Life. In 1934 he was invited to join the Order of the Golden Dawn, Stella Matutina Temple, during which time he wrote The Middle Pillar and The Art of True Healing, and did the basic work for The Philosopher's Stone. Returning to the United States in 1937 he entered Chiropractic College in New York, Graduating in 1941, and published The Golden Dawn. nbsp;Served in the U.S. Army 1942-1945, and then moved to Los Angeles where he opened a chiropractic practice and taught psychiatry. nbsp;Upon retirement in 1981, he moved to Sedona. During his lifetime, he studied psychoanalysis with Dr. E. Clegg and Dr. J. L. Bendit, and later studied psychotherapy under Dr. Nandor Fodor. nbsp;His training encompassed Freudian, Jungian and Reichian methods.

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