Fama Fraternitatis - 1614

Wiewohl wir nun wohl wissen, daß es umb ein ziemliches noch nicht an dem, da wieder unserm Verlangen oder auch anderer Hoffnung mit allgemeiner Reformation divini et humani, solle genug geschehen, ist es doch nicht unbillich, daß, ehe die Sonne auffgehet, sie zuvor ein HELL oder dunkel liecht in den Himmel bringt und unter dessen etliche wenige, die sich werden angeben, zusammen tretten, unsere Fraternitet mit der Zahl und Ansehen des gewünschten und von Fr.R.C. fürgeschriebenen Philosophischen Canons, einen glücklichen Anfang machen oder ja in unserer Schätz (die uns nimmermehr aufgehen können) mit uns in Demut und Liebe genießen die Mühsamkeit dieser Welt überzuckern und in den Wunderwerken Gottes nicht also blind umbgehen.

Vi vet dock att det enligt vår åstundan och andras förväntningar efter någon tid kommer en allmän reformation av både gudomliga och mänskliga ting. Ty innan solen går upp, upplyses himlen av
MORGONRODNADENS ljus. I väntan på denna reformation församlas några få som med sitt antal skall utöka vårt brödraskap, höja dess anseende och stärka dess förhoppningar och ge de av Fr.R.C. föreskrivna Filosofiska Canons en lycklig begynnelse. I all ödmjukhet och kärlek skall dessa nytillkomna tillsammans med oss dela våra skatter, som aldrig skall förgås, och så lindra denna världens möda och inte längre vandra ovetande om kunskapen om Guds underbara verk.

Howbeit we know after a time there will now be a general reformation, both of divine and humane things, according to our desire, and the expectation of others: for it is fitting, that before the rising of the Sun, there should appear and break forth AURORA, or some clearness, or divine light in the sky; and so in the mean time some few, which shall give their names, may joyn together, thereby to increase the number and respect of our Fraternity, and make a happy and wished for beginning of our Philosophical Canons, prescribed to us by our brother R.C. and be partakers with us of our treasures (which never can fail or be wasted) in all humility, and love to be eased of this worlds labor, and not walk so blindly in the knowledge of the wonderful works of God.

Definition

Det brittiska ordenssällskapet Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn och den tyska Frimurarlogen L'Aurore Naissante, vilket grundades i London 1888 respektive Frankfurt-am-Main 1807, delade på samma hebreiska namn Chevrah Zerach Bequr Aur, förevisat i gyllene gult vid bloggens huvud, vilket ordagrannt kan översättas till “Stigande Gryningsljusets Sällskap”. Denna tyska Rosenkorsiska Frimurarloge i Frankfurt, vilket måste anses vara det ursprungliga modertemplet till GOLDEN DAWN, kallade sig på tyska även Loge sur Aufgehenden Morgenröthe, vilket kan översättas till “Gryende Morgonrodnadens Loge”. Detta skiljer sig åt från den engelska seden att översätta orden Bequr Aur till “Golden Dawn” eller “Gyllene Gryningen”. Med anledning av Rosenkorstraditionens tyska ursprung är en mer korrekt översättning av Bequr Aur, genom franskans L'Aurore Naissante och tyskans Aufgehenden Morgenröthe, inget annat än GRYENDE MORGONRODNADEN. Denna hänvisning till ett stigande gryningsljus, morgonrodnad eller aurora är en klar hänvisning till den allmäna reformationen omnämnt i det ovan citerade stycket från Fama Fraternitatis. Denna blogg har dock valt att behålla den försvenskade anglo-saxiska termen GYLLENE GRYNINGEN för att denna, invand som den är, lättare associeras med den Rosenkorsiska tradition som här ämnas att framställas.

Licht, Leben, Liebe

fredag 26 juni 2009

On Blogtalk Radio: Ceremonial Magic and the Golden Dawn with Special Guest Tomas Stacewicz

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Yesterday evening I did my first guest appearance on Blogtalk Radio and the show called Hermetics and the Golden Dawn with David Griffin and Golden Dawn Adepts, hosted by Julia Sherred. The subject for the evening was Ceremonial Magic and the Golden Dawn. We covered lots of topics, such as the definition of Magic, the importance of Will and Imagination in magic in general, and ritual as an aid of the former to focus one’s mind, and the purpose of Magic in the context of the Golden Dawn. Together we also covered diverse topics as the comparison between Ceremonial Magic and other forms of Ritual Magic, between High Magic (or Theurgy) and Low Magic, the confusing definitions circling around regarding the Left and Right Hand Paths, the tools of the trade, banishings and invocations, and also somewhat about demonic evocation and integration of the darker sides of the Magician, and so forth.

I personally was satisfied with the result, considering the time limit of one hour, and the fact that there were some people asking some adequate questions which I gladly answered. Hopefully some of the misconceptions about the particular style of Ceremonial Magic in the Golden Dawn context were cleared up.

However I felt that one hour was way to short of time properly dealing with this huge topic. I would liked to have talked more about such topics as the “Knowledge and Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel”, i.e. The Higher Self or True Will, the relation between the Microcosm & the Macrocosm, The Emerald Tablet in relation to Magic, the Law of Correspondences, Astrology and ritual timing, something more about Ritual props and symbols used in Magic (as that wasn't covered adequately or only on a basic level), also some more about the nature of the Hierarchies (i.e. the 5 Elements, 7 Planets & 12 Signs of Zodiac) and its use and purpose in spiritual evolution with the aid of Ceremonial Magic, something more about the method of Invocation (of angels & spiritual entities) & evocation (summoning of demons), and difference between these two methods, perhaps something more about Consecreation of physical objects (implements & talismans), but also the important subject of Energetic manipulation of the aura, Skrying and travelling in the Spirit Vision (i.e. astral projection) and perhaps the subject of Divination. But hopefully we will cover some of these topics in the upcoming program about Qabalah and the Golden Dawn.

Until then, I hope you will enjoy the contents and what was covered in the present show. Here's the link. For me it was great fun, and I believe also for Julia. I definitely will do more shows together with her, so please stay tuned!

S∴R∴

2 kommentarer:

Frater M.V.V. sa...

V.H. Frater the show was great. It's really fantastic how brightly in contrast the Alpha et Omega shines in these new blogs and podcasts! We all know that 1 hour is not nearly enough... Thank you for your efforts. You and LES do us proud :)

In LVX

Sincerus Renatus sa...

Care Frater M.V.V.,

Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. In all fairness, there some non A.O. blogs out there which are good as well.

In Licht, Leben und Liebe

S.R.