Hermetic Dawn Influence

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Register to read the introduction…The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn received influence from Hermeticism, Freemasonry, and Rosicrucianism. These influences helped to create the interesting history and structure that makes the Golden Dawn so unique. The members of this society also deserve praise due to their individual achievements in helping to further the goal of the Golden Dawn. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a magical society that has had a large impact on following magical societies in modern…show more content…
First, the order was founded by three freemasons so the order does take some ideas from freemasonry, however it it is not officially connected with Freemasonry. These adaptations can be seen in the allegorical and dramatic framework of Masonic ceremonies used when constructing the Golden Dawn (Cite this). For example, in the Outer Order both the layout of the temple and the functions of officers are very similar to those of the Blue Lodge of Masonry. Other similarities include the names of the grades (Cite This). Another influence of the Golden Dawn was the Rosicrucianism. The Inner Order influenced by the Rosicrucian drama enacted in the initiation rituals is reminiscent of that in the Rose Croix degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and is certainly related to the ceremonies of the Masonic Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, from which the Golden Dawn was indirectly spawned (Cite this). Overall, the Golden Dawn was an order that was highly influenced by Freemasonry and…show more content…
One of the most infamous throughout the history of the order is Israel Regardie. Regardie was a latecomer to the order and he joined Felkin’s Hermes Temple of the Stella Matutina in 1934 (Cite This). He is infamously known for publishing The Golden Dawn a few years later, breaking his oath of secrecy (Cite This). This book revealed every order rituals, from 0 = 0 to 5= 6 as well as the original knowledge lectures and flying rolls, instructional manuscripts written by Mathers and Westcott. While at first Regardie was condemned for his actions he has since been absolved because he relatively complete form has helped to keep the golden dawn from being lost to the mists of time. Regardie is also accredited with re-establishing an initiatory branch of the Golden Dawn in America (Cite

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