Most Golden Dawn work requires several people, and most likely Temples will be near Major Cities… leaving others to spend much money in travel costs, or attempt Self-Initiation.
For quite some time I have been teaching Kabbalah to small groups in both Theory and Praxis. At least with what limited insight Ha’Shem has allowed me, considering that I am a simple “Prostuk”, ignorant of “mitzvot”, and rules of grammar.
I have also been working at reviving a predecessor of the Golden Dawn, the “Asiatic Brethren” (actually “The Initiated Knights and Companions of St John the Evangelist of Asia in Europe”… Brethren is now changed due to its Gender emphasis).
However, this required substantial alterations in some aspects of the Rite due to its original Masonic character… Since I am a Freemason and desire a rite that includes equal participation for both genders, the fact that there are several variations on Rituals, the Rituals are written in Older German, etc., this has been a bit of a task…
The desire is to be able to provide a Rite of initiation that is reasonably effective, teaches Equality between Male/Female, and the underlying Unity of Faith, and is able to transmit this current, and foster Spiritual growth.
It also needs to be operative with 3 Facilitators, and be able to be replicated rather handily.
To empower the Rite, a variety of options were explored. To affiliate formally with most organizations seemed over restrictive… or forcing potential members to learn a whole ‘nother system to access this one. Masonic affiliation was too problematic in other ways.
Then, the writer became enamored of the concept of Non-Hierarchical Fraternity/Sorority, espoused in the “Congregational Illuminism” developed by T. Allen Greenfield.
So, via an “Ecclesiastical” empowerment… the Rite is chartered through the Rite of Memphis-Misraim via old Gnostic lines, and other interesting currents…
We would also claim a species of empowerment via the G.’. D .’. separately from the Memphis-Misraim affiliation, and have received blessings from well renowned Kabbalists (particularly our dear Abba) in regards to the Kabbalistic emphasis.
Our Charters and Warrants have been substantially re-worded to reflect this emphasis on Equality and Harmony.
The flavor will be far more Middle Eastern and Kabbalistic, with a Templar and Rosicrucian theme.
The Completed Rituals will be a short while in coming, although there are some in place… a review and translation of some German Rituals is being conducted right now.
In the mean time, we are working the system of 97 Memphis-Misraim Grades via scrying, using the extremely effective Greenfield-Bertiaux system.
This is a very interesting way to tap into things… (We have combined this with some other unique innovations).
We are also continuing Kabbalistic work… Theoretically and Practically.
The Lodges/Temples will utilize the effects of the Operative Nature of Esoteric transmission in a rather interesting manner.
There will be some interesting new Tools. Although, not Golden Dawn per se, the use of the Tree of Life as projected into a Solid Sphere, the Enochian System, and other such mechanisms will be utilized in the Rites at certain points. Healing will be emphasized. There will be a greater emphasis on the Divine Feminine, and Kabbalistic Music will be employed.
In the meantime, we offer Free of any charge (however, we would be quite willing to accept donations), to those interested in Scrying, and learning Kabbalah, instruction and guidance in these endeavors.
We only request that you record your experience to facilitate research into Scientific Illuminism.
To those interested in establishing a Lodge of the “Asiatic” Rite, we would encourage you to contact us. This is an interesting Experiment. No Fees or charges… we only desire to serve.