WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
THE MAGICAL INITIATION CEREMONIES
OF THE GOLDEN DAWN ROSICRUCIAN SYSTEM
Those that have tasted a little bit of the Golden Dawn system of MagicK probably want to know the answer to these questions.
Should I get initiated into the Golden Dawn system of magick? Is an actual physical initiation necessary or even important to consider? And what is the real meaning of being an initiate in the Western mystery tradition?
As you may know initiation means beginning and it symbolizes the starting point.
It is the beginning of a new journey in life, and the tempering and refinement of the physical and spiritual energies, to raise the dual nature of the human being on earth by re-linking and connecting with the God Force, to reawaken knowledge of one's true identity.
WHAT IS THIS INITIATION THING ALL ABOUT?
Initiation is a representation of spiritual development and growth, the beginning of a new life committed to a completely new set of principles from those of the physical and material societies that one comes from.
This is a new birth and it is indicated by an expansion of the mind with the realization that there are much higher levels of consciousness that one must evolve through. In
The initiation rite purifies the candidate and prepares the candidate to receive the exclusive secrets and beneficial teachings of the group.
HOW IS THIS SPECIAL FOR ME?
It is a special process of much pomp and ceremony done through symbolism in order to direct and stimulate the will and the expansion or one could say rapture of the imagination in order to ignite a new spark that will eventually inflame the soul with the pure God Force energy and connect one with the original God current.
The awakening that is done through various initiations and gradual steps will take the candidate gradually through higher levels, and as a result the higher one raises one's energy and cleanses one's soul spiritually through the teachings and system, the more one gains very powerful magical talents, that simply cannot be developed in any other way as a side effect.
The entire system is designed to bring about the purification of the lower self, the ego, the me of the psyche. The magician is eager is gradually cleanse and enabled to unite over time with his or her Divine Genius and the God Force current.
AN ANCIENT SYSTEM THAT HAS WORKED FOR CENTURIES
Every part that is enacted in a Golden Dawn initiation rite is designed to affect the candidate's Soul (aura, energy body) with certain deliberate magical currents that the candidate requires to further unfold and develop while on the path of light.
Now if we look through time back to the time of the pre-Egyptians and then the Egyptians, the Greeks and then the Romans, and the many tribes throughout Europe, one will find that initiation ceremonies have always been a major part of human evolution and development.
Even in the Americas the old Native American religions incorporated very powerful initiation ceremonies and rites, to mark a new stage and to develop their spiritual warriors, to become more than human, and reconnect back to the God Force and realize their Divine Genius through their own unique symbolism and God forms and spirit visions.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN INITIATE?
To be an initiate really means that one has been allowed into a privileged order and one has been recognized as having the necessary prerequisite qualities of goodness, and of wanting to become better, as a complete spiritual being instead of a selfish materialistic capitalistic drone that lives by suppressing others.
To be an initiate means that one is accepted into the inner circle, whose teachings and rituals are very profound only to the other members of the group, to share this common aim and journey.
This is very true today as it was thousands of years ago in ancient times.
Gaining admittance to such a group confers a sense of belonging and partnership, to receive arcane and special knowledge, and the result will uplift the candidate through the exposure of these divine inspired lessons of wisdom and magic.
AM I GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ACCEPTED INTO INITIATION OR NOT?
The candidate that wants to be accepted into a magical order must first prove his or her worth, that they can be trusted, and that they are capable of being responsible and of assuming the responsibilities required to truly learn and go forward in these high magical disciplines.
TWO TYPES OF INITIATIONS
Unlike other initiatic schools, initiation in the Rosicrucian tradition magically awakens the forces of the cosmos in your Soul (aura, energy body). There are two parts of an initiation. In the first step, the "virtual" initiation, you awaken the cosmic energies in your energy body (Soul, aura) through a disciplined practice of Ritual Magick. Later follows the important physical initiation at an actual temple.
The virtual initiation takes place on the spiritual plane – and quite often the candidate doesn't notice it until quite some time has actually passed, although sometimes for some candidates they are able to feel the changes that have been activated during their actual Magical practice.
The second type of initiation that follows the virtual as mentioned above, is the physical initiation and this is a ceremony that is performed by the initiating team at the actual temple that one must travel to and enter.
Some people believe that only the virtual initiation is enough, and that the physical initiation are simply thematic drama like a play and not necessary.
That is a huge mistake to make and quite incorrect, the physical induction is necessary to reaffirm the candidate's spiritual will through the deliberate act of submitting the candidate through the process of the initiation ceremony.
Of physical initiation is necessary to ground the energies of the first virtual initiation, and this becomes the visible declaration to the universe that the candidate has the desire to follow the path of the sacred mysteries of a true Magi.
ROSICRUCIAN INITIATE, ADEPT, AND MASTER LEVELS
Our order is unique, because we are under the protection of the Alpha Ωmega. In the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, you will practice the Magick of Light from day one, initiating "Soul" growth at an energetic level, using time proven Rosicrucian spiritual methods.
Using the Magick of Light, you can advance virtually through all of the grades of our outer order, "Rosicrucian Initiate" level. Before you can ascend to become a Rosicrucian Adept, however, will need to visit one of our physical Temples at least once, to get the full empowerment from the physical initiations.
The abilities gained at the Second Order, "Rosicrucian Adept" level are truly magical in proportion almost. This is where the full unfoldment of one's potential as a spiritual being and Master Magician commences.
At the Third Order, Rosicrucian Master Level, you will learn to separate and project your Lunar, Mercurial, and Solar bodies as you awaken on ever higher inner planes of consciousness.
In the Golden Dawn system of Magick the psychological process of purification is alchemical and is of extreme importance to the grades of the outer order, you first beginners in neophyte that a 0 = 0 zero grade.
This first order of the Golden Dawn is where one builds a solid foundation, where the candidate gains all the tools, information, and steps as well as materials needed to receive an influx of this divine light from the God Force.
The tree of life is imprinted on the psyche in steps through various initiations and stabilizes any unbalanced parts of one's psyche via elemental equilibrium and this creates the ground work and foundation necessary for the much more advanced magical workings you will be undertaking once you reach the Adept grades of the Second Order which is the inner order, the R.R. et A.C.
TODAYS MESSED UP FAST PACED CHAOTIC WORLD
In today's ultrafast paced Society and digital world, new groups, magical societies and covens even get created at a very disturbing rate.
Some people change their spiritual path on what looks like a monthly basis at times, jumping around from one group to another group, from one system to another system and never really getting anywhere much.
Many people make the mistake of choosing a spiritual group or path based on what can only be described as a certain comfort standard, they look for a spiritual path or group that is easy-going low maintenance and provides them with a McDonald's fast food take-out style system, where they don't have to put much effort or time.
Funnily enough is systems like these quite often lead to quick boredom and dissatisfaction because despite the fancy wrapping on the outside there is nothing deep to the systems, there is no testing for the refinement and the pushing of one to greater abilities through their limits.
SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND!
Diamonds are created through great pressure! Remember that… Powerful magicians are like diamonds in the process they have undertaken is not achievable via a MacDonald styled magical group of instant gratification.
If the spiritual path is too easy, the individual is not challenged to progress or improve oneself and the magical abilities that that person develops his very weak and I eluded in comparison to the real thing.
The discipline and effort involved in the Golden Dawn system of Rosicrucian Magick will produce a specific character and superior type of high-performance magician.
If you have the courage to become better than you are, if you have the desire to be better than you are today every day, for the rest of your life, then you will become an exceptional human, spiritual, and magical being, you will be one day among the ranks of the most powerful adept's.
But if you want instant gratification, the stroking of your ego, and everything done for you system where you don't even break into a sweat, then you are deluding yourself you are kidding yourself and you are doomed to failure.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE?
The Golden system of Magick will take you from what you are now to the very best version of yourself and beyond this is almost guaranteed, the missing ingredient that is necessary for success will depend on you!
Are you committed to becoming the best you can be? Or are you afraid and in search of mothering?
I know that this may seem a little bit condescending, but I need to be perfectly honest with you that you need to be perfectly honest with yourself, we have everything necessary for you to become more than human and gain ultimate life mastery… But you need to put in the discipline and commitment necessary and worthy of this very powerful magical order,
If so we welcome you to apply and commence your journey…
… If not, then you can remain in this mundane world as you are today and someone else will step in and go forward instead of you.
In freedom, chivalry, and truth,
David John Griffin
Imperator LVX ex Septentrionis
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Alpha Ωmega Mystery School
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