On winter solstice of December 21st, 2010, at the time of the Greatest Darkness, the world experienced a full lunar eclipse, meaning that the Sun and the Moon stood at direct opposition towards each other in their relation, Sol throwing a shadow instead of light over Luna. This implies a great unbalance between the two great opposites of existence, the divine feminine and masculine, the Great Mother and the Great Father, between the black and white Pillars, between mercy and severity, etc. This, I am conviced, has created a great cosmic occurrence. In my personal life – the microcosm – me and my family, and some of my relatives, immediately experienced disruptive currents, such as serious accidents and severe somatic sickness. Macrocosmically, we have lately seen uprisings and revolutions amongst the North African Arabic nations, first in Tunisia, then in Egypt and now in Libya.
Thus we are right now experiencing the direct effects of these severely disruptive and highly unbalanced currents, expressed as discontent and resistance against oppression of tyrants in our world. We have also seen this happening lately in the Golden Dawn community with the news of Robert Zink being expelled from the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn (E.O.G.D.). Exactly one month ago, on February 4th, this announcement, apparently written by a G.H. Fra. I.C.L., about Robert Zink’s expulsion from the E.O.G.D. was published on various official sites on the Internet. I now quote it in full:
Greetings in LVX,Information regarding what has been actually happening behind the scenes has been very scarce, no doubt because of an ongoing power struggle within the ranks of the E.O.G.D. And we all know from history that the first victim of war is the Truth. The first impression one did get from the scarce information that was given to the world outside of the E.O.G.D. was that all Temples, including the “Grand Temples” of Isis and Ptah, had left Zink, only leaving him with his official E.O.G.D. web sites, and perhaps some few loyal Adepts. But recent information suggests that there actually is a serious power struggle going on amongst the original Grand Temple of Isis, located in Los Angeles, as it still seems to initiate people who apply through Zink’s web-page.
It is come to the point where we of the Second Order have to take the unfortunate action of deposing former G.H. Frater P.D.R. (Robert Zink) of his highly influential position and expelling him from the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn. He received the grievances from the Adepti of the Second Order, but was still given a great deal of time and opportunity to reform his ways. In response to this, he persists to hold himself above accountability and has gone to great lengths to secure his own position through surreptitiously ensuring as much of the Order’s assets were under his sole control as possible. There are many grievances that the Body of Adepti has brought to him, however the main points that have lead to this final decision are as follows:
1. Robert Zink has taken thousands of dollars from Initiates and Adepti in return for promised products and services that he did not deliver on, nor refund. His poor business practices continue to afflict many Initiates and Adepti and, despite many promises of reform, he has shown no signs of changing or even slowing down.
2. Robert Zink has used the forums, materials and name of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn in connection with his personal products and services against the will of the Second Order and has refused to stop doing so. The result has been that the public and our own initiates perceive that our Order endorses his products and services. Let it be clear that the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn does not endorse his products and services, nor do we approve of them at all.
3. Robert Zink has created and uses several blogs and forums that he has connected with our Order’s name to make personal attacks on other members of the Golden Dawn Community especially, but not limited to, David Griffin. Let it be understood, that although David Griffin’s Order and ours operate under very different philosophies and interpretations of the Golden Dawn Tradition, we do not condone these attacks by Robert Zink and they do not reflect the attitudes of the Adepti of our Second Order.
4. Robert Zink has abused his position of influence along with his well-studied knowledge of techniques such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming and psychological manipulation to endear a substantial number of Outer Order initiates to his personal unpaid servitude. We find this practice cultish, detestable and in no way a reflection of the true principles and practices of the Golden Dawn Tradition.
5. Robert Zink threatened and in several cases has admitted to performing magic intended to cause harm upon several initiates and Adepti when they attempted to hold him accountable for his poor business transactions and mistreatment of members of our Order and their non-initiate family.
As a result of the above points, Robert Zink has sullied the spiritual and magical development of a great many initiates of our Order. In addition he has caused great and in many cases irreparable damage to our Order’s reputation and the reputation of the Golden Dawn Tradition as a whole in the eyes of the public.
It is for these reasons and many others not mentioned here that Robert Zink, formerly G.H. Frater P.D.R., is stripped of his rank, position, and authority and expelled from the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn.
Let it be understood that due to his surreptitious actions, the websites of our Order under the names of www.golden-dawn.org and www.esotericgoldendawn.com are under his personal control. All moneys, inquiries and applications sent via these websites currently go to him personally and do not go to our Order. Any personal information provided to his sites will ultimately be used by him as part of his marketing database to promote his personal products. No Temple of our Order supports him nor will perform initiations on behalf of those from whom he accepts money and applications. As such, any promise of initiation, astral or otherwise, that he makes will be a deception.
For the time being the official websites representing the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn as a whole will be those of our two Grand Temples: info.eogdisis.com and www.templeptah.org.
Sincerely and in LVX,
The Chiefs and Adepti of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn
The undersigned represent the entire body of the Second Order. With the exception of only a couple verbal responses, all approval statements are on file. It should be noted that all the Chiefs and Adepti of our Order, including the dissenting votes, agree that the accusations given above are true and that something must be done to protect the public and our own initiates. Those dissenting disagree only with the action of expulsion. With 3 Chief Adepti vs. 1 for expulsion and one abstention and the overwhelming approval of the Adepti of the Second Order, this act of expulsion is confirmed.
Approve, GH Frater AA, Chief Adept
Approve, GH Frater ICL, Chief Adept
Approve, GH Frater SI, Chief Adept
Abstain, GH Frater BT, Chief Adept, Nuance: Agrees that the accusations are true, agrees that Robert Zink's contact with the Outer Order should be cut
Disapprove, GH Frater TDL, Chief Adept, Nuance: Agrees that the accusations are true
Approve, VH Frater IC
Approve, VH Frater SD
Approve, VH Soror CMU
Approve, VH Frater CDD
Approve, VH Frater P
Approve, VH Frater VMP
Approve, VH Frater OOA
Approve, VH Soror RT
Approve, VH Frater MD (Ptah)
Approve, VH Frater MD (LLL)
Approve, VH Frater PV
Approve, VH Soror AEI
Approve, VH Frater ID
Approve, VH Soror POIO
Approve, VH Soror VPP
Approve, VH Frater FOF
Approve, VH Soror SM
Approve, VH Frater SA
Approve, VH Frater CE
Approve, VH Soror B
Abstain, VH Frater SLS, Nuance: Agrees that the accusations are true, agrees that Robert Zink's contact with the Outer Order should be cut
Abstain, VH Soror P, Nuance: Agrees that the accusations are true, agrees that Robert Zink's contact with the Outer Order should be cut
Disapprove, VH Frater DN (D), Nuance: Agrees that the accusations are true
Disapprove, VH Frater DN (T), Nuance: Agrees that the accusations are true, agrees that Robert Zink's contact with the Outer Order should be cut
The first five people mentioned in the “Approval record” seems to be the governing body of the E.O.G.D., appointed by Zink himself as Chief Adepts of the Second Order, all being Greatly Honoured Fratres. And as we may see in the above quotation both of the G.H. Fratres B.T. and T.D.L., the former the Cancellarius and the latter the Imperator of the Isis Temple, have abstained or disapproved of Zink’s removal from the Order. Now, the other day G.H. Fra. B.T. wrote a quite interesting, albeit angry and frustrated, blog which sheds some more light upon what has really been going on for the last decade in E.O.G.D.s Second Order; it has a quite long history. Let me quote him:
You see, back in November of 2002, I believe it was, Robert [Zink] announced to the Second Order that he would now be the “full time viceroy” of the Order, and would therefore be collecting every cent of dues and fees from all the correspondence members of the Order. Then, when that wasn’t enough, he would call one of the Chiefs of the Temple of Isis at the time, and tell them what emergency it was he needed money for, and money would be sent to him from the Temple’s funds as well. This went on for years. When it came time to pay the Temple rent, or have the lights turned back on, or whatever, calls would go around, people in the Second would all pitch in, and usually it was GH Frater TDL and VH Frater ICL who would pay the most toward rent, since they made a bit more money than the others from their real-world jobs.So, it seems there is a power struggle going on between the G.H. Fratres I.C.L. (who seems to have been the one assembling the Adepts of the E.O.G.D. together to make the vote and writing the above quoted declaration) and T.D.L., the latter still supporting Zink even to the point of writing for his defence and still acknowledging him as “Chief Magus” of the E.O.G.D., in a typical propaganda style counter-declaration as an desperate attempt to gather back the flock into the fold. Now it seems that T.D.L. will be expelled as well by the same list of Adepts who expelled Robert Zink, if he doesn’t stop initiating candidates for Zink. So, what we probably are facing are two different E.O.G.D.s, both using the same name and probably making a fierce competition for members. This will probably become quite ugly, as Zink won’t leave without a hard battle, like some Gaddafi fighting against his own people until the bitter end. What we now are seeing are the signs of a possible civil war of the E.O.G.D.
Then came times of uproar. Robert fucked the wrong people, threw the wrong people out of the Order (because they knew about his having fucked those people, because he told them, and they didn’t tell his wife, then when it all came out his wife demanded that he throw that individual out of the Order) and various things like this, along with all the other crap with taking money from people and all that.
Anyway, most of the Second Order was pretty pissed off at this time, so at Corpus Christi 2009 Robert appointed 5 “Chiefs of the Second Order”, hoping that would help. The Imperators of the Temples (of which there were 3 at the time) were appointed Chiefs, GH Frater TDL was pointed *THE* Chief, and myself and VH Frater ICL were appointed as co-chiefs who’s task was to assist GH Frater TDL in his role as Chief of the Second Order. The whole group of 5 were then supposed to be considered “The Chiefs of the Second Order”, and Robert declared that he himself would basically retire, go into the background, and act as a “Chief Advisor” to any of the Chiefs who wanted to consult him for advice.
Now, as you might have guessed, this was short-lived. By the following “Power Week” Robert announced that the Third Order (the invisible one that only Robert talks to) had made him “The Chief Magus” which is a new position that is above all the Chief Adepts. Then, later, like December of ‘09, a conference call and an email outlined the rules for how the whole Chiefs thing would work. It worked like this: Robert has veto power, but the Chiefs call the shots, except what Robert does. And, if Robert, TDL, and one other Chief says “we’ll do this” that trumped the other Chiefs. After some resigned and disgruntled mutterings, that proposal was left hanging without any signatures on it.
Anyway, since then there has been all kinds of uproar. […] The next day, ICL was moved by a contact with the “Third Order” (clearly not the same as Robert’s “Third Order”) to call everyone and ask them “do you agree that the accusations are true? do you agree that Robert should be taken out of contact with the Outer? do you agree that he should be thrown out of the Order?” and to post what he posted a couple weeks ago based on what people said.
Now, I have been almost silent about this latest E.O.G.D. affair and about Zink’s expulsion, other than on Facebook and some short comments that I have made on other peoples blogs. My main motivation for this reluctance of mentioning to much to soon about it on my own blog has mainly been that up until now all of the information has been so scarce. The other reason has been that I have a hard time being civil when it comes to Robert Zink, so I prefer to shut my mouth. But because of the latest developments, which shows potential danger to the overall Golden Dawn community, I have decided that the time is ripe for me to finally express my official opinion. And already on the onset I want to applogize for my relentless attitude and severe opinions regarding Robert Zink, that I now finally have dared to air in the open.
Well, it shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that I’m not a great fan or admirer of Robert Zink. In my opinion, without taking account for his cultic, manipulative and criminal behaviour against his own rank and files of the E.O.G.D., fitting all the necessary criteria in the DSM-IV to be diagnostized as a psychopath (which is a irreversible sickness of the soul), he has turned his own vision of the Golden Dawn into a New Age franchise, which I fully reject as being anything but “Hermetic”. I have written quite extensively about this spirito-capitalist phenomenon on this blog before, having had Zink all the time in the back of my head, regarding:
- Astral initiation; defending traditional physical initiation and its relation to the Emerald Tablet of Hermes.
- Angels workshops.
- Ruah healing.
- The Law of Attraction.
The reactions to this “rebellion” or expulsion have not been wanting from other quarters. Some are overly positive, some others are questioning the right of any body of Adepts “expelling” its Chief Adept, which I agree definitely is against traditional Golden Dawn protocol. The only right thing to do now, according these same critical voices, is to change the name and create a wholly other egregore, as the E.O.G.D. egregore supposedly “belongs” to Zink as he, being its Chief, innately created it and its peculiar culture in the first place. Either this latter position, or a total silence, has also been the norm of official reactions from other Golden Dawn organizations, with the exception of the Order that I represent in Scandinavia, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Outer Order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega (H.O.G.D./A+O), who immediately offered its assistance towards the E.O.G.D. independent of Robert Zink.
Some days ago Soror F.S.O. / P.O.I.O., who has been something of a spokes person for the “non-Zink” E.O.G.D. on both Facebook and her blog “Flight of Hermes”, answered this whole question regarding the right to vote for the expulsion of Zink. Let me quote the relative portions from her blog, which I feel needs to be repeated:
First and most importantly I want to be very, very, clear that Robert was not expelled due to a vie for power amongst the Adepti of our Order, nor because we did not “like” the way Robert was running it. Robert Zink was expelled because he was victimizing the students who joined our Order through the illegal activities of theft, credit-card fraud, and inappropriate sexual advances to the female members of the Order. These activities became so gross and so often (daily) that as an Order (Outer and Inner) we were forced to take extreme measures.My personal opinion about this voting business held against the insurgents of the E.O.G.D. is quite simple. What actually is truly fantastic in this whole saga is how a self-initiate can proclaim himself to be a “Chief” of a Golden Dawn Temple (and a “true custodian of the Golden Dawn Tradition”) in the first place. That is beyond me. No Adeptus Exemptus that I know or have heard of either initiated Zink through the Grades or authorized him to become Chief Adept over a Golden Dawn Order. According to Zink’s first wife, Sonya Neiman Zink, who supposedly was a co-founder of the E.O.G.D. back in the days when it was referring itself to as the “Eternal Circle of Light”, soon to be known as the “Hermetic Order of the Eternal Golden Dawn International”, both she and Robert Zink self-initiated themselves using published literature and the guidance of an Ouija board, the latter technique soon developing into Zink becoming the one and only true vehicle of “The Third Order”.
Secondly, I would like to make it known that Robert was not the “founder” of our Order. Although he may have been appointed Chief and held that title for many years, he did not start the Order. The Order was started by a group of individuals, who after seeing a time of intense growth within their group decided to vote on a Chief after a round of testing. Robert was voted in as Chief, along with two other Chiefs (three in all) and as such he was voted out and expelled when he failed for over twenty years to fulfill his duties as a spiritual leader.
Thirdly, I would like to point out that throughout the history of our Order, the culture, presence and current was created by the group of people who worked very diligently to make this Order grow and thrive despite Robert’s continued efforts to sabotage it...not by Robert himself.
Lastly, we have not changed the workings of the Order thus far because it is the Order that we love, an Order that was created by the blood, sweat, and tears of many, many people with the markings of all these people’s efforts. For as long as I have been around I have not seen Robert put one cent into the Order, nay he has spent many years instead draining Temple funds, scaring away our students by charging gas, snacks, and little league parties on their credit cards without permission. Every Temple, every tool, every Power Week has been accomplished because of the sheer will and dedication of the members, and it is to the members that the Order shall go.
Thus I fully support the insurgence against Robert Zink and of the E.O.G.D. ousting him out. This has been long overdue, as can be proved by the official accusations made against Robert Zink from his own people, which are extremely severe and compromising indeed. It is my opinion that the public should be told without any reservation about Zink’s true character and that whatever he represents has nothing whatsoever to do with neither the Rosicrucian tradition nor the Golden Dawn current. So, in fact I do extend my personal salutations to all E.O.G.D. members, Outer Order initiates and Second Order collage Adepti alike, who finally has shown the courage and determination through these times of test and trial.
Today the Collage of the Adepti of the E.O.G.D. does a greater service to the public than they ever have done before. Accusations of this kind against Zink from others and outside of the E.O.G.D. may easily be dismissed off as simple “rumours” or “slandering”, especially if they come from other Golden Dawn leaders or representatives such as yours truly. Today, nobody can deny that all the rumours and accusations held against Robert Zink in the past, either by ex-members or other parties, were true all along. So, today I may speak freely for the first time ever about my own experience of the E.O.G.D., when it was known as the Hermetic Order of the Morning Star International, without the risk of anyone denying the truth in my words.
I believe it was back in 2002 when Robert Zink and his organization was experiencing their first severe crisis which almost destroyed it, resulting in an entire Temple leaving him, and even his web page closing for some time. Just prior to all of this happening one of Zink’s loyal Adepts living in Sweden by a sheer fumble happened to send a e-mail to the admin of the H.O.G.D./A+O, which happens to use the same domain name as the E.O.G.D. with the exception of .com instead of .org. So, this Adept sent us an e-mail writing @golden-dawn.com by mistake. Whatever information was contained in that letter was outrageously compromising. It seems that Zink was using a network of Adepts to perform a Saturnian working with the intention to bind the parents of children, being members of the same soft ball team as his own child, because Zink was experiencing some kind of opposition from these parents. Thus Zink was manipulating his own Adepts, being members of a Collage who traditionally are expected to work the Magic of Light, to instead perform black magical operations just to serve Zink’s own selfish ends. I happen to have read this letter myself, although I don’t have it anymore as that computer has crashed a long time ago. But reading that letter I became personally convinced that Robert Zink was truly evil and his Adepts were acting as partners in crime.
So, naturally we must address the issue of shared responsibility of abuse made against E.O.G.D. members and others, amongst the rank and file of the E.O.G.D.s Collage of the Adepti. The remaining members of the E.O.G.D. are going to face a juridical process of its own ranks in the Hall of Maat, as has often been the case in countries that has overthrown years of tyrannical oppression. As some have pointed out, Zink’s systematic exploitation of his own members couldn’t have been so effective without either the active participation or passive consent of other members and Adepts of the E.O.G.D., of which I myself obviously have seen proof. Hopefully, most of Zink’s fellow perpetrators have followed with him, but probably not all of them. Thus there have been voiced several accusative opinions and feelings of bitterness from ex-members also against the rebels amongst the E.O.G.D. Adepti. What took them so long? Why didn’t they react earlier than now?
Questions of this kind are understandable. One of my clients, who was abused as a child in a juvenile institution, recently told me that the worst abusers wasn’t the people beating him up, but the other members of the staff who chose to look the other way. Thus I can understand the sentiments of bitterness amongst the victims of Robert Zink and his loyal staff. But in most democratic nations there has always been room for amnesty in cases where former perpetrators, that is the tools of tyranny not the tyrants themselves, both has admitted to their crimes and been transparent in their confessions, furthering the juridical processes with their own testimonies. As Rosicrucians – being that of Christian Esotericists – we must also practice the way of the heart, i.e. that of compassion and forgiveness, after a needed period of severity, being the revolt itself. Remember the adage taken from our sacred Neophyte Ceremony:
Study well that Great Arcanum, the proper equilibrium of mercy and severity, for either unbalanced is not good; unbalanced severity is cruelty and oppression; unbalanced mercy is but weakness and would permit evil to exist unchecked, thus making itself as it were the accomplice of that evil.The words “accomplice of that evil” is what I have address in the last two paragraphs. However, Robert Zink himself, as well as the actual tyrants themselves, is beyond redemption, or at least it is not the karma of the E.O.G.D. to forgive him for his sins against its integrity, in the same manner as it isn’t the responsibility of the raped woman to forgive her rapist. I may sound harsh here, but I again invoke the words of wisdom from the Hall of Neophytes, as well as my own therapeutic knowledge regarding psychopathology of this severe kind; there are no working remedies against severe psychopathic personality disorder such as Zink apparenty is displaying. So all of this blessing that lately have been seen on the Internet, sent toward both the remaining ranks of the E.O.G.D. and towards Zink himself in the same message, is ridiculous and naive. It is the insurgents of the E.O.G.D. who really needs our blessings and full attention in this though process of healing and therapy, which they undoubtedly will have to face in their egregore as a collective.
Furthermore, this shared responsibility also applies to the broader Golden Dawn community leadership who has giving Zink their passive and active consent in his activities during the last decade, being quite aware of the cult-like behaviour of his organization. Not that long ago Zink were invited to a Golden Dawn conference hosted by a well known and respected Golden Dawn leader, participating with the lot of the leaders and other well known authors of various Golden Dawn factions. Quite recently another well respected Golden Dawn leader and author even recommended enquiring candidates to enroll to Zink’s astral initiation scheme, because of the competition that it provides against the H.O.G.D./A+O. Thus officially, Zink has been adopted by the Golden Dawn family, and his authority as Chief has never been questioned by the other Chiefs. Perhaps some of this phenomena may be explained by the axiom of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”?
Thus I’m only aware of one Golden Dawn organization, and leader, openly criticizing Zink for his activities for the last decade – the H.O.G.D./A+O and David Griffin. And because of this both the H.O.G.D./A+O and David Griffin has been severely criticized not only by E.O.G.D. members and Zink himself but by many others as well, even to the point of some individuals being cynical in their opinion regarding the recent gesture made by the H.O.G.D./A+O towards Zink’s insurgents. Therefore it is comforting to know that all of the attacks from Zink against the H.O.G.D./A+O don’t at all represent the attitudes of the E.O.G.D. Adepti. All this time, it was Zink’s own personal war, nothing else. Manipulative as he is, he surely also took advantage of the naivety and dependence of some of his members and used his skills in power tactics to make them throw accusations against the H.O.G.D./A+O, David Griffin and even against yours truly. However, I have also received secret e-mails from some Adepts of the E.O.G.D. in the past who actually has appreciated my critique against Zink’s practices outside of the hallmarks of our Tradition.
So it is easy to point fingers towards the Adepti of the E.O.G.D. who finally, albeit late, took their responsibility and said “Enough!” instead of looking at the mirror and asking oneself, “what could I have done to prevent serious fellow initiates and innocent spiritual seekers to be victimized by the predator Robert Zink?” Nobody from the outside gave Zink’s victims nor his own opposition within the E.O.G.D. their support, other than the one exception already mentioned. What I have understood, outsiders criticizing Zink and the E.O.G.D. have instead been told by their Chiefs to shut up and minding their own business, i.e. “doing the Work”. It seems that this policy hasn’t changed even in the face of a total revolution. Contrary to this I hold that the Golden Dawn community must be vigilant and take its responsibility against all abusers calling themselves the Golden Dawn. Does the Golden Dawn community need another Horos Scandal to finally awake?
I have always sensed that there are really serious and good Adepts and teachers in the E.O.G.D., despite of whatever Zink teaches and trains them to do, and despite what shocking information I might have read in that misdirected letter back in 2002. There are obviously members of the E.O.G.D. that have been benefited by their membership, not because of Robert Zink but despite of him, thanks to hard working Adepts and senior members. I’m convinced that it is possibly to feel responsibility and loyalty towards the Golden Dawn Tradition as a whole, trying to ignore the bad apple who also happens to sit as Chief of the Order one belongs to. And to me it seems that those who finally has taken the initiative to make such a severe opposition, being so honest about it and whatever damage their expelled Chief has done towards both themselves, their organization and the greater Golden Dawn community over the years, are guided by people who feel such a loyalty towards the Golden Dawn itself and towards their students. That’s why I support them, and that’s why I will turn my back against Robert Zink and all the bad apples that for whatever reason feel the need to follow him and partake in his continuing evil mischief making.
Now, Robert Zink in his messianic fervour has identified himself with S.L. MacGregor Mathers and the majority of the Collage of the Adepti of E.O.G.D. with the rebels of the Stella Matutina, delusions of gradure that are quite usual amongst schizoid paranoid types such as Zink. I have seen this myself on Facebook in some of his commentaries. Therefore I believe that it is highly dangerous to compare the E.O.G.D. revolt with the original Golden Dawn schism, as I have seen being implied by some outside observers. This is exactly what Robert Zink wants to hear, he himself of course assuming the dead ghost of Mathers. History don’t repeat itself in this instance as one cannot honestly compare S.L. MacGregor Mathers with Roberts Zink; Mathers was not a criminal whatever beliefs we may have of him and whatever lies Crowley may have spread about his former mentor.
But whatever will be the outcome of this insurgence against Zink, he will surely continue with his New Age business of “alchemy” mentoring of the Law of Attraction, overpriced “communion with angels” and Reiki style “ruah healing” workshops, despite of him being sacked from his own Order. I just wish he didn’t append the Golden Dawn label to it anymore and in the future, which he probably will anyway.
In ending I personally wish the best for the remaining membership and staff of the E.O.G.D. and hope they find strength to pull this insurgence through all the way, without any interference from either Zink or anyone else, me included. However, I must finish with one important advice to the current leadership of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn: for God’s sake (and for that of your initiates), please drop the practice of “astral initiation”. Now, in these times of great change, it is also the right timing to change your own current ways to comply with the hallmarks of the Golden Dawn Tradition, and to that of Rosicrucianism. Other than this, steer your body of initiates steady on the straight and narrow pathway; live well and prosper in Light, Life and Love.