June 2017 - Golden Dawn Wiki


THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF THOTH HERMES TRISMEGISTUS IN THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES THUNDER rolled, lightning flashed, the veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom. The venerable initiator, in his robes of blue and gold, slowly raised his jeweled wand and pointed with it into the darkness revealed by the… read more »

Tarot Meditation: The Lovers

The Lovers You have been lonely. In places where others embrace warmly, you have felt the cold. At times another person’s eyes have met your own. Yet the glance was not trusting. There was no sharing of life. From the dark a soft touch comes. Warmth radiates an aura like the scent of a rose…. read more »

Tarot Meditation: The Hierophant

The Heirophant In the crudely shaped world of the Emperor’s dominions, song is heard. Once the winds of thought sent dust clouds flying across a land half formed. Now shapes appear and voices call. The fiery air has burned earth to clay and shaped the clay. The world has added features to its planes and… read more »

Tarot Meditation: The Emperor

The Emperor The Empress gives birth to forms and ideas. The Emperor shapes and chooses. Thoughts of Empress sing around the Emperor like wind around a great stone. Wind shapes stone and stone gives voice to wind. A soft and slender hand is gently held by a rough and battered hand. Look at the picture… read more »

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats is one of the many famous names to come from the original Golden Dawn. His poetry and writings were a display of his passion for mysticism and the Occult Sciences. These were largely expressed in various publications (e.g. Your Pathway), earning him the Nobel Prize in 1924 for literature. But more important… read more »

Dr. William Robert Woodman

Probably the least known of the three original Chiefs of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, was Dr. William Robert Woodman. Dr. Woodman was described in a Rosicrucian Society pamphlet written by W.W. Westcott as “a student of Old Hebrew Philosophy (Qabalah) and Egyptian Antiquities. He was familiar with works of Gnostics, Platonists, Neo-Platonists,… read more »

William Wynn Westcott

Dr. William Wynn Westcott was born in Leamington, Warkwickshire, England on December 17, 1848. Dr. Westcott’s parents died when he was 10 years old and he was adopted by his uncle who, like his father, was a medical doctor. Dr. Westcott attended Kingston Grammar School at Kingston-upon-Thames, and graduated from University College, London with a… read more »

Arthur Edward Waite

Arthur Edward Waite was born in America on October 2nd, 1857, in the city of Brooklyn, New York. His father, Charles F. Waite, who was a merchant marine, died at sea when Arthur was a small boy. After the death of his father, Waite’s mother moved the family back to London. Because His father and… read more »

Pamela Coleman Smith

Pamela Colman Smith was born on February 16th 1878 in Pimlico, central London to Charles Edward Smith and Corinne Colman. In lieu of her father’s career, a merchant for the West India Improvement Company, the three of them would move frequently between Brooklyn, London, Manchester, and Jamaica. By the age of ten her mother had… read more »

Dr. Francis Israel Regardie

From the Fire comes the Smoke from the Smoke leaps the Fire: Born a Scorpio in the City of London, Israel Regardie began life in a poor Jewish family. During this time London was referred to as The Big Smoke a nickname it received for its notorious fog and smog at that time. “Only the… read more »