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Florence Beatrice Farr

Sapientia Sapienti Dono Data, “Wisdom is a gift given to the Wise”, was Florence Farr’s motto when she was initiated into the Isis-Urania Temple of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn. She dedicated herself to becoming worthy of her motto by being much more than a Magician summoning the Divine to attain Wisdom, but… read more »

Dr. John Dee

Born in London in 1527, this remarkable mathematician and astrologer is supposed to have been descended from a noble old Welsh House. He affirmed that among his direct ancestors was Roderick the Great, Prince of Wales. Dee’s father appears to have been a gentleman server at the court of Henry VIII. Consequently, he was able… read more »

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley’s connection with the Golden Dawn has been, over the course of over 100 years, greatly exaggerated. He was born 12 October 1875 under the name of Edward Alexander Crowley to a family that was extremely devoted to a branch of what would eventually become the Plymouth Brethren. His father, also named Edward, was… read more »

Paul Foster Case

Paul Foster Case was born in Fairport, New York. His mother was a teacher and his father was the head librarian of the town library, in which Paul Case was literally born. For a man whose thirst for hidden knowledge was unquenchable, he could not have been born into more fortunate circumstances. Paul learned to… read more »

John William Brodie-Innes

John William Brodie-Innes, profound mystic and a highly reputed adept of whose inner life not a great deal is known, was founder of the original Golden Dawn Order’s Amen-Ra Temple (Chartered in 1893) in Edinburgh, was named successor to the leadership of the Golden Dawn by SL MacGregor Mathers at his death. Brodie-Innes was of… read more »

Allan Bennett

Allan Bennett was an analytical chemist by training who was brought up as a Roman Catholic by his widowed mother. He was the typical Sagittarius who radiated much spiritual intensity. He was a man with very distinguishing features, burning eyes and thick brows. Link to the Golden Dawn He was recognized as an Adeptus Minor… read more »

Golden Dawn

History Established in London in 1888, the Order of the Golden Dawn (or “Golden Dawn”, as it is commonly referred to) is an extension of a mystical tradition that goes back to antiquity. The Golden Dawn is an outer fraternity providing a tradition of magical theurgy and spiritual development. The Golden Dawn was probably the… read more »