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Post  ankh_f_n_khonsu on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:49 pm

Translated and excerpted from Gyllenegryningen.

Secrecy and the Golden Dawn:

The Golden Dawn tradition has been profaned by a good company of former Order members and oath breakers, such as Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, Paul Foster Case and Dion Fortune.

Aleister Crowley profaned the Qabalistic system of correspondences, along with parts of the Enochian Magical system and initiation rituals. Israel Regardie published almost everything that he had received from his Temple (Horus of the Stella Matutina in Bristol) as a Zelator Adeptus Minor. Paul Foster Case and Dion Furtune didn't publish anything beyond what Crowley already had published, with the exception of Case profaning the Golden Dawn correspondences between sound and colour.

Israel Regardie is the Adept known to have publicised most of this material, and verbatim, in his The Golden Dawn: An account of the teachings, rites and ceremonies of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn between the years 1937-40. With the exception of Dion Fortune the other three mentioned Adepts were against this publication made by Regardie. Crowley was the one most severe in his criticism, which may appear quite hypocritical considering the fact that he had published most of it already in his periodical organ The Equinox between the years 1909-13. The main difference being that The Equinox had a much lesser circulation and originally mainly amongst initiates of the A∴A∴. Regardie's publication was in contrast made for the public. Obviously The Equinox also soon found its way to a broader audience.

What do you think? Did Crowley, Regardie, Case and Fortune "profane" the Golden Dawn?

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