Golden Dawn Ritual Magick is an in-depth and elaborate form of magical meditation which overcomes the lower tendency of the mind to turn outward by employing sights, sounds, scents, and emotion. The Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn teaches that, “by Names and Images are all powers awakened and reawakened.” Thus the symbols, furnishings, officers, robes, tools, incense, dramatization of a rite, etc., are used to stimulate and focus the mind and the will toward the higher purpose of the Spirit. This is called conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel. Every sight, sound, word and movement within the physical or astral Temple are an outward reflection of an inward alchemical reality. Many of these truths are based on the sacred teachings of Hermes, some on the Zohar and others on the Bible.
Golden Dawn magick which includes Hermetics, Theurgy, Qabalah, Tarot, and Gnosticism to name a few, is one of the most complete systems of esoteric spirituality in the World. The magical process involved effect each individual in a deep inward personal way which awakens latent forces within. The Initiations open the individual up to Divine and specific experience relative to their own personal nature in order to bring about changes to align one with their own Higher Divine Genius.
Magical Rituals indeed focus ones mind on a specific purpose and open one to paradigm shifts within their own sphere of sensation. The formula for Magical work when broken into different levels reveals a consecration of the ritual space, a statement of purpose followed by an invocation of specific forces such as Planetary, Zodiacal, Qabbalistic, Angelic, etc… These forces are set in motion to bring about specific changes as stated in the intention of the rite. The rite is then concluded with gratitude and a dismissal of any beings or forces invoked.
The participants in the ritual choose symbolism that is in harmony with the intention of the working. All the magical implements and accessories such as robes, banners, wands, incense, etc., are carefully coordinated to fit consistently into the symbolism. Correspondences from various Religions and Spiritual contexts are used to organize the symbolism of the Ritual in a coherent way to give the mind a focal point and increase the intent of the magical operation.
Magick is a Spiritual tool for opening the mind and heart of the candidate to higherDivine forces within nature and provides a unique system for tapping into ones highest potential and making deep inner connections with the Divine. The possibilities are endless when combined with the focus of ones imagination. Initiation is just the first step; magic itself opens one to the hidden forces surrounding themselves and the world around them. The Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn provides a specific course of study which brings an individual to as high as their aspirations may guide them. We give our students all the support and training they need to succeed.
G.H. Frater P.D.R.
Imperator General and Chief Adept of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn