The Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn

The Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn

Patrick Zalewski, C. L. Zalewski

Language: English

Pages: 185

ISBN: 0875428991

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn

Patrick Zalewski, C. L. Zalewski

Language: English

Pages: 185

ISBN: 0875428991

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Until now, there has been little in the way of detailed information on the magical effects of the Equinox and Solstice. Now, this book explores the deeper roots behind the Equinox and Solstice traditions and their astrological significance. It explains the Golden Dawn's ceremonies in both hermetic and pagan terms, and presents, for the first time in print, the Golden Dawn's full ritual on the equinox.

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presiding over them. Now what of Isis and Horus? Well, the journey continued from Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox, in the Sun-boat of Ra, leaving Osiris behind to rule the Underworld. (At the point between Winter and Spring, OsirislHorus became Khephra.) They traveled through trial and ordeal, following the growth of the Sun, until Horus sprang from the Lotus at the Spring Equinox. * From all this you can see both the immortal and mortal aspects of man portrayed through OsirislHorus. C. G. Jung

second major difficulty with this edition is that the speeches and descriptions in the rituals are all in the same type face. This makes for difficult reading; it would have been better to take note of the method Llewellyn used (with the "stage directions" in italics) or use some other method that would reduce confusion. Other books of interest include Ithell Colquhoun's Sword of Wisdom (Putnam's, 1975), which also covers the Golden Dawn, as do the books in R. A. Gilbert's "Roots of the Golden

ChiefAdept: Then I will thank you to advance to the East, giving the Grand Sign of the Order of the R. R. et A. C. Second Adept: Benedictus Dominus deus Noster. Third Adept: Qui dedit nobis hoc Signum (touches Rose Cross on breast). Chief Adept: Very Honored Frater _ _ standing in the Eastern place of the Temple, I will thank you to give me the secret word of the Order R.R. et A. C. (done) Second Adept: Habes Verbum. Third Adept: Et verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis. Chief Adept:

note in this ceremony is the placement of the Altar outside the Vault. This is very important, for-the Altar is charged separately from the Vault itself. Each ofthe Four Kerubs on the Altar is in fact in empathy with each of the Enochian tablets situated in each quarter, and it is the tablets that will give their power to charge the Altar. The standard cubical altar is not present during this ceremony. The Chief Adept lifts his Wand on high, holding it by the white part of Spirit, which

constellations. There is a gradual shift of the equinoctial points along the ecliptic westward at 50.27 seconds of arc every year. It takes about 25,800 years for the earth to complete one precessional cycle. Therefore, the Sun will pass the point at which the equator and ecliptic meet approximately 20 minutes earlier and 50 seconds of arc westward along the ecliptic each year; this of course also changes the zenith and nadir points. So, even though we adhere to a tropical calendar where the

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