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I’m getting tired of magicians that don’t believe in magic.

August 16, 2011

By G.H. Frater P.D.R.

Can you imagine if MacGregor Mathers the founder of the Golden Dawn had come upon Dr. John Dee’s Enochian materials and had discarded it because it was channeled by Edward Kelly? Why did Mathers keep the material and not discard it because it had been channeled or skryed?  Because there was value in the material.  I am tired of so-called magician who do not believe in magic.

Can you imagine if the entire body of the Second Order has not accepted the Second Order initiation because it was channeled by Moina Mathers?  Again the value was and is in the message.  Again, I am tired of magician who do not believe in magic.

Channeled message must be tested.  They do come through human conduits.  It is more that intuition and less than your own Holy Higher Genius talking to you.  It should be considered sacred, but not literal, as many time the message of a channeled angel is a metaphor for something else.  Magician go through elaborate works to invoke spirits, angels and the like and then doubt the message.  If this isn’t an exercise in mental masturbation I don’t know what is.

We are moving into a time where there are more messages from all kinds of sources.  The works of Edgar Cayce are legendary.  Our mind is the connecting link with the higher.  If we are doing the work, then lets give the message a chance to empower our life.  I am getting tired of magicians that don’t believe in magic.

Here is my advice, weigh the message before you hang the messenger.

Power Week, Summer Conclave created 15 years ago by a few adepts of the E.O.G.D.

July 29, 2011

It was 16 year ago during a hot August in Southern California.  I was sitting in my back yard on a hot summer night and I was wondering what our Order could do during the month of August to create some excitement.  Most people don’t know this, but is Southern California in August, everyone goes to the beach, every chance they get.  People are camping or going to festivals.  I began to meditate and suddenly I began to see people from all over the world coming to a week long event.  I did not know what to call it, so In thought about it and what we would do.

A number of our members have never gone through a physical initiation.  They have been initiated astrally.  I thought about how other groups required that they purchase expensive tickets to come out for one initiation at a time.  This did not seem fair to me.  I began to conjure in my mind that someone could go through two or three grades in a year.  Therefore, we needed to have every initiation possible for our members.  To me, the whole concept of guiding an Order is about serving the members, not the other way around.

I began to visualize what they might get from the event.  The answer became the name, Golden Dawn Power Week, Summer Conclave.  Over the year we have had people come from every part of the world.  It is exciting.

This year the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn will  celebrate at the Temple of Isis, the 15th annual Power Week, Summer Conclave.  You might have seen the non-GD classes that will be available at Power Week.  What you have not seen is the week long cram packed classes that will be available to members only.

Power Week 2011 will be a special one, because it is a time of magical expansion and developing inner skills.  For too long, the powers that be have opted to keep those seeking the magical path in the dark, only providing half the equation.  Well, we plan to blow the lid off, during this Power Week 2011.  You can subscribe to our official twitter account and get hourly updates of what is going on at Power Week 2011.

I personally want to thank all those who have given of their time and energy over the years to make Power Week, Summer Conclave the largest Golden Dawn event in the world.  You have given you energy and we deeply appreciate it.  Now we move forward…


Robert Zink

G.H. Frater P.D.R.

Light in Extension


Neophyte Initiation. The power of attending.

June 3, 2011

By Robert Zink


If you spend anytime in our Order you may find yourself taking the Neophyte initiation for granted.  This is especially true of members who live near the temple.  The neophyte initiation is a RIGHT that every member in our Order may attend it and receive the empowerments and blessings that come from this living talisman.
Here are some reasons to attend:
1.  It is an exorcism.  It helps to remove negative and lower vibrational energies from you sphere of sensation.
2.  It is a potent invocation of Divine Light.  I know from experience that the older I get, the more light I need.  Light is life force and no member is denied that life force from our beloved Order.
3.   Re-affirms you connection to the Order and to the history and well as the future of the Order
4.  Attending the Neophyte initiation will empower all the rituals you do all the time.
5. Healing.  I have seen over the years people make progress with a cronic condition by attending the Neophyte initiation.
Membership in our Order is an empowering experience.  The empowerment does not happen just once when you are initiated, it happens over and over again as you atte3nd the Neophyte initiation.
If you live far away from a Temple of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, you can always do the astral meditation or simply listen to the recording of the Neophyte initiation during the proper time.  Expect the current to touch you, because in truth the entire initiation is astral.  It is a spiritual experience not limited by time and space.
Robert Zink
G.H. Frater Pro deo et Rege
Imperator General of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn

Esoteric Golden Dawn, Schism, and Integrity.

May 19, 2011

The following is a letter from Ken Figuley.  Ken professional writer, novelist, magician, musician and has worked with a variety of people from the rock group Fleetwood Mac to the country star Cheryl Crow.  Currently he is not a member of the Esoteric order of the Golden Dawn or any other group but plans to return to the E.O.G.D. shortly.

Dear GH Frater PDR,

I joined the EOGD back in 2009 with the hope filled knowledge that I would grow in the light of the orders direction. For me, at least, it was an elusive experiment. This is not to suggest that I was in anyway unaware of the challenge of which I was partaking, more so with the confusion in which the direction the EOGD seemed to be headed.

My first real contact with the order was with Soror RT, as my instructor, and then followed with the Christmas party within the Temple of Isis. I wanted to share my experiences at this point but there, at this time, was an odd sense of disgruntled frustration within the group. I like people. I like to engage those who have a parallel mentality. I didn’t find it there and it left me with a deep feeling of resentment. These are my people?  These are the ones that I relied on so heavily as to help me gain knowledge of the unknown? Needless to say, after a few ugly emails, I distanced myself from the EOGD. Trust me Frater, I wanted to have an excuse to stay but there was, already, a sense of separation that has deceptively grown to a very unpleasant proportion.

Recently I wanted to come back to the order and reclaim my rights and privileges as a member. I wanted to include my wife, Lenna, who is by nature a very light-filled human being. That is when I started reading about the complete break of the EOGD. I was not only shocked and concerned about what I’d read, most of which was written about you and your problematic business practices; of course this left me speechless and quite unconvinced of the EOGD as a whole. The worst part was the split, the dissection that left you as the fall guy, was that it was allowed to influence the entire order. Let it be known that I have never allowed the internet to obscure my perceptions to the point of being “the complete truth” regarding anything. I know, as a writer, that words can be used to disseminate even the most beautiful of ideologies and crush them into bits and pieces of both truths and lies. No one idea, shared concept or mass passion speaks from only one side. There is of course legitimacy and fabrication within every position. People were never meant to lay claim to perfection. After reading all of these atrocious, fragmentary bits and pieces about you and the order I had to rethink my position.

So, here I sit, letting you know that regardless of what is true or false within the reasoning behind the words written on the internet, there still exists in my heart of hearts a certainty; it is one I have always believed in – united we stand, divided we fall. The EOGD without your guidance feels to me like a true disunion of both the light it once held and the substance of forgiveness it must live up to.

Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, said something once that truly struck a chord within me. It fits this situation with genuine precision – “One must never allow the dark to separate the truth behind the light or everything will turn gray.”

I want you to know that I stand by you both as a leader of the occult and the trailblazer of the EOGD. Without you, we, us, them will fail. This is not a soft spoken curse but an educated guess. Nothing can stand on its own. When temperaments flair and people start waging word wars NOTHING good can come from it. I would damn those that try just as I would damn myself for not being honest.

You’re not perfect. Maybe in some strange, creative way you are the Side Show Bob, the New Age Guru that some have claimed you to be. I’m saying so what!  Maybe, just maybe, your business practices aren’t up to par with keeping things as organized as they need to be. We all have our limitations. But, and I say this with an absolute stance, you are a man of wisdom, light, knowledge and of love, worthy of your post as the Imperator General of the EOGD.

Kenny Figuly

The Adept Within. A review of a Cd program by Robert Zink. ( Magic )

May 3, 2011

Mather's was a true adept of Magic even though the ignorant tried to oust him from his Order.

By Robert Zink

I am so very pleased every time I get  letters0 from  members of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn or a member of another magical society.  Most of the people whom I serve are from other groups.  This motivates me, because I have never seen my service to humanity to be limited to the Golden Dawn community.  I see my service to the entire spiritual community, and in this some will agree with me and others will not.  I am fine with that. I know where  the true power is, and it is not with me, but with the Lord of the Universe, the Divine Source.  In this I can claim nothing.  Spirit has blessed me with talent, to speak, to teach, to do magic, but I never, never forget that it is Spirit that deserves the GLORY.  In this, anytime a person writes me a letter that expresses thanks for the work I have done, or how I have help to changed their life, I must remember to humble my ego, and give thanks to Divine Source.  Someone in another BLOG called me—-Side-Show Bob, I guess they like this title, and so do I.  I am not the main course, I am simply a magical Mentor of Light and I am delighted to serve and to empower others through my personal work such as Miracle Mentoring and through the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn as the Imperator General.

Here is a short letter written from someone who was helped and empowered from my CD program called, ” The Adept Within.”  If you have listened to the program I would enjoy reading your thoughts too.

“I must say, this CD is a great tool. A tool for self-discovery and personal growth.  It gives you a glimpse of what the ancients meant with NOSCE TE IPSUM, know thyself. Robert Zink presents with his profound, penetrating voice the true knowledge of what it means to be an Adept, a real Adept, not the “certificate on the wall” one. Everyone is an Adept, some know this some need to find this out, and this CD is the best way to find this secret out.

For me this CD is a proof that Inspiration is the way you interact with the Spirit; the way to discover yourself, the way to grow and to live a happy life, in concordance with the laws of the universe, and in complete balance between matter and spirit.

Also trough this CD you are introduced to the Golden Dawn, and you receive an explanation of what Initiation means.

As I said above, this is an essential Tool, for one who is in search for answers regarding the spirit and his missions in this life, but also regarding its interaction to matter. There are many tools out there, but this is a “must have”.

Thank you, Robert for this great opportunity!”

Frater CDVM

A member of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn in Europe

Peace Profound,

Robert Zink

Pro Deo Et Rege

P.S. You can order the ” Adept Within” by visiting my website at;

Human Magic and the Golden Dawn

April 29, 2011

By Robert Zink

What is human magic? Simply put it is accepting the light of creation or the darkness of destruction.

On a daily basis we are all creators and destroyers. This is part of the great formula of Light, that the gnostics called I.A.O.  The universe requires balance in all aspects of

What magic of light do humans practice?  ( This is all humans not simply Golden Dawn magicians )

Creating love of others seemingly out of nothing at all.
Coming together and creating new life.
The human magic of turning what is not visible into matter; that which can be seen and
touched. Thereby, magically creating a world of light.

This is the magical light projected through personal alchemy.  In symbol form it become the unfolding of the rose of Light and Life.

What magic of destruction do humans practice to provide the universal balance of what is into what is

Ending love between one another.
Eliminating the hope initially innate within children.
Separating into groups of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ and causing unnecessary hatred.
Willfully ending the creation of life before it has a chance to be.

Every human is a doer, a teacher and a learner. Following the magic of loving creation leads humans
along and within the path of light. Following the magic of destruction leads humans along the path of darkness.

How can human magic create the greater magic of a life of light?

Through the practice of loving.
Through the practice of unselfishness.
Through the practice of compassion.
Through the practice of respect for one another.

Human magic begins with the

conscious recognition that the creator has given us free will.

Humans are free to grow into the light.
Humans are free to grow into the darkness.

Human magic practiced toward the light is the bravest choice of human creators by expanding human
magic into the light.

Creation of a Golden Dawn toward eternal light.
Eliminating the darkness preventing humanity from the growth of the dark of un-light.

What is positive human magic? It is the human ability to choose the right hand path toward light and
choosing not to follow the left hand path toward darkness. Human choice allows humans the ability to
perceive beyond the veil of illusion of what they innately believe is reality, that which can be seen and

felt, to seeing beyond that veil of illusion into the Golden Dawn of the creation of unending love.

Human magic is dualistic, but can be a life bathed in light; practicing respect for all beings, both animate
and inanimate, in human perception to grow all of their energy toward the light and minimizing the
growth of darkness. Humans are free to choose a light path or a dark path. However, the continued
existence of the human species requires the patience to unlearn the sudden fall of humanity into the

Human magic in its most positive form leads humans along the right hand path of light and magically
diminishes the hatred of choosing the left hand path of darkness. What is human magic at its finest?
It is the willingness to grow in love, peace, respect and become teachers to others of the expansion of
humans toward the growth of their hearts love over the growth of their hearts hatred.

What choice will the humanity within you follow? Look to free will and send your positive energy into
the universe and following the path of light.

Peace Profound,

Robert Zink

G.H. Frater Pro Deo et Rege

The Rose Cross is the symbol of the unfolding of Light into our world. In truth like the pentagram of the Microcosm, we must become the true Rose and Cross

Enochian Angel Magic and the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn

April 25, 2011

Esoteric Golden Dawn Enochian Angel Tablets

By Robert Zink

In the year of 1581 through the extraordinary efforts of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly, the secrets that were lost with the patriarch of the Bible known as Enoch were returned to those who thirst for the knowledge of Light. Dee kept close records of their intensive work. Although some of Dee’s work has been lost, much of it is to be found in Sloane Documents 3188, 3189, 3191, 3677, and 3679. These documents are to be found at the British Museum in London.

One of the most important breakthroughs in the rediscovery of these lost secrets was an entirely new language. This language contained its own grammar and syntax. It is an Angelic language often referred to as “Enochian.”

Dee and Kelly used great care and effort when receiving the lost knowledge of Enoch. The dictating Angel was the Great Angel Ave. Many hours were spent bringing forth the information by Dee and Kelly. Often times sessions would last 8 to 10 hours a day. Some of the material was actually dictated backwards by the Angel so as not to invoke dangerous forces of power.

The beginnings of Enochian Magic were coming into place, but the information was just information. It was not a system of any usable value. Thus, for the most part, it remained dormant, undefined and unusable. Then, over 200 years later, this body of raw knowledge that Dee & Kelly painstakingly uncovered was given form and life by the genius of S.L. MacGregor Mathers. Under the tutelage of Mathers, the Second (Inner) Order of the Golden Dawn began working the most powerful system of magic the world has or may ever see.

Years later in Chicago, a disgruntled Paul Foster Case (after being expelled from the order by Moina Mathers) ,would lead a quiet crusade to convince fellow students that Enochian Magic was “volatile and dangerous.” Case would even go so far as to have it sliced and diced out of all Inner Order Teachings of a group he founded called the “Builders of the Adytum.” Others would follow in Case’s footsteps, claiming Enochian was too dangerous.

Without entering into the debate on the “dangers” of Enochian Magic, when used with caution and in accordance with Second Order Teachings, it is not only safe, it is utterly effective in the physical world, and illuminating in the area of Spiritual development!

Dee and Kelly were the pioneers who blazed the trail. Along the trail of forgotten and lost knowledge were the Four Watchtowers of the Universe. These Watchtower Tablets were adapted by Mathers to represent the Four Elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth.

There is a definite hierarchy to each of these tablets. The hierarchy in its highest form is not to be found on the Tablets, but comes from the study of the Qabalah. It is the Divine Name of the Element in Hebrew that first must be intoned and invoked. The reason is that the Hebrew represents the Celestial influence and governance and the Enochian hierarchy represents the Assiac or material governance.

In each tablet there are three Secret Holy Names of God which are extracted from the horizontal cross bar of the central cross of each Tablet. In all there are twelve Holy Names on four Tablets which infer a serious connection and bridge between the Macrocosm and the personal Microcosm of one’s own “sphere of sensation.”

These Names are invoked during the four Elemental Grade Ceremonies (initiations) by the Hierophant of the Golden Dawn in the Outer. Through the power of the Secret Names the general nature of the element involved in the initiation is filtered through the Tablet into the “Aura” or sphere of sensation of the advancing candidate. The result is the establishment of a magical link and affinity with the element of the Initiation. This serves to empower the candidate in that new elemental powers are now available to him or her.

This process depends on a trained and empowered Hierophant, and can, in fact, be performed in full Temple “astrally” to allow the elemental link to exist for members who live hundreds or even thousands of miles from a Temple.

Only the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn provides legitimate astral initiation around the world.  The use of the angelic forces is applied and guarantees the initiation is effective and safe and always in the LIGHT. 

One of the things that our Order has discovered with the help of the various angels is that there is a depth to these tablet that go far beyond what is written ONLY the Chief Adept is given the totality of the information and only the loyal adepts of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn

While some like Case believed these angels were dangerous, we find the opposite.  They are filled with Light and very helpful and magical.  Our Order has recently developed a special program for teaching our student how to work with them in a safe and empowering manner.  For more information visit our website:

Your Brother in the Great Work,

Robert Zink

G.H. Frater P.D.R.

Imperator General of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn

Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn a True Mystery School of Light

April 21, 2011

By Robert Zink

Catholic, Protestant, Pagan, or Jewish?

Over the years, our Order has been accused of being too Catholic. Yes, we do use some Latin in our rituals and meditations; however, the Order in the outer school of the Golden Dawn is Hermetic. We also use some Greek and Coptic etc. Our Order culls from many mystery schools such as Egyptian, Greek, Qabalah and mystical Christianity.

Because we invoke powerful Egyptian archetypes, this does not make us Pagan either. Because we are in the process of spiritual alchemy via the elements and are reformationists, does not make us Protestant.

We are Esoteric; we teach that which is often ignored or not seen beneath the surface of waters. We have been accused of being Jewish or Zionists because of our advanced teachings on the Qabalah, yet we are not Jewish. We are not any one religion, yet our members are participants in various religions.

We teach tolerance and even more importantly: transcendence.

Religions get caught up in names and archetypes. They focus on the ocean that you can see. We on the other hand, focus on the beautiful depths of the Divine Mysteries beneath the surface. Therefore, it is absurd to classify us as anything more than seekers after Light and Truth. Initiation is the true and time honored pathway into this Hermetic world of the mystical. Let not our members or those who know of us even see us as a “religion.” We are the mystery school that culls the from these various schools and codifies them into tools that the true seeker can use on the pathway of Light.

God, Divine Presence, Spirit – is infinite and cannot be contained in any solitary dogmatic institution. This is why our Order is always growing, learning and teaching the sacred mysteries that rise out of darkness. We call it the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn.

For more information on initiation, visit: Including long distance initiation or astral initiation.

Your Brother in the Great Work,

Robert Zink

G.H. Frater Pro Deo et Rege


Discover the Tree of Life and discover your magic.

April 18, 2011
By Robert Zink

Discovering the Tree of Life and how it works can be an exhilarating experience that will unlock a greater and deeper understanding of the universe.Equally important you will learn how to change your inner state to accomplish what you want with the tree of life.  Think of these Sephiroth as emanations from the Divine Source.  As a Golden Dawn Magician you can learn which angel, planet and other attributes works or harmonizes with each Sephiroth.

While the tree of life is often shown over layed over a human body, they are very different from the chakra system used in the eastern tradition.  The Sephiroth are empowering in that they provide different levels or states of consciousness.  This allow the practitioner of the GD system of magic to attune his or her mind to the different levels of consciousness in a pure state.  This is powerful, because the purity of the state can be used to counter balance negative or states that are attracting energies that are unwanted on harmful. As the G.D. magician grows, he or she can begin using Angels,  and other sources of empowerment that are akin to the Divine vibration.

I have read stories of people using the Tree to accomplish some amazing things in their personal life, in their business life and more.  Learning about them and their nature and the oral secrets of how to empower them in your magic is essential for the student of Lioght and magic.

There are some good books out on the subject including a beginning book called Modern Magic by Donald Michael Kraig.  I would also suggest anything by Israel Regardie or Chic Cicero.

Learn the tree, it is a tool that will last you life time after life time.

Your Brother in the Great Work,

G.H. Frater P.D.R.

Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn

The Golden Dawn Blog and the E.O.G.D. are a NON-POLITICAL ZONE

April 3, 2011

By Robert Zink


This is a short blog to announce that this blog and the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn are a non-political zone.  What we are mostly concerned about is the magic of light.  For over 120 years members of the Golden Dawn have been fighting, accusing, calling names, revealing rituals, claiming they are now guided by the Third Order and so forth.  That stops here.  What we are concerned with is no more politics in the Golden Dawn.  We can’t do anything about those who are not apart of our Order but we can encourage a loving, magical circle for all those who choose to complete the Great Work with us.

There are too many children in the world who are dying for lack of hunger or water.  Too many people who have no safety or place to call home.  To much war, fighting.  We intend to work with greater zeal to insure that our members have a circle of Light, and teachings beyond anything currently begin taught.

The magic of Light, is a solution to help transform a dying world into a world of life.

G.H. Frater P.D.R.

Robert Zink