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.


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

söndag 12 april 2009

The Sabbatian roots of the Golden Dawn Qabalah Video

What follows is a series of video clips from YouTube documenting the event which I took part of on March 28th, 2009, on the 100 Year Centennial Jubileum Celebration of the founding of the Rosicruian Order of Alpha et Omega in 1909 by S.L. MacGregor Mathers. This celebration was hosted by the Ahathôôr Mother Temple No. 7 which also conducted the Ceremony of the Vernal Equinox prior to my lecture. The first 7 minutes of this video actually shows some excerpts from this Equinox Ceremony, beginning with the ritual entrance of the Officers (during the first 3 minutes), followed by the admission of the Outer Order members during the last part of the Equinox Ceremony (comprising the following 2½ minutes) and ending with the reversed circumambulation during the closing of the Neophyte 0°=0° Grade. Just a note: wearing of masks is not custom during these rituals but was necessary as otherwise the identity of the members would be compromised.

What follows is the actual lecture that due to time constrains of the YouTube is presented in three successive video clips. Just follow them in descending order to watch the whole lecture, which was held before the attendants of the international Conclave. As the sound quality isn't exactly high fidelity and the fact remains that English is not my native language (or even my second), i have provided a full transcription for anyone interested in reading what actually was said. With this transcription you will also be able to watch all the illustrations from my power point presentation that I wasn't able to use at all because of technical restriction due to the fact that it was held at the lodge space of the Ahathôôr Temple. I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know what you think of it in the commentaries section.


7 kommentarer:

Suecae Sounds sa...

I had already read your articles concerning this fascinating subject, but I appreciate the opportunity to actually listen and see you, and the G.D Equinox Ritual.

It is always nice to actually know the face of the people whom you read and communicate with.

In L.V.X

Frater Yechidah sa...

Nice work, Brother.

Peregrin sa...

Care Frater,

once more we must thank you for your posts and this beautiful opportunity to see the video of a Golden Dawn temple performing one of our most sacred rituals.

I have read your transcript already but it was great to see it presented also. And the Equinox ceremony was a joy. It is rare for the modern GD student to experience a ritual performed by a temple outside their own Order. So what you present here is a wonderful gift. Obviously there were variations in the rubric from our Order, so it was like hearing a beloved piece of music by a new group.

Thank you again for making the effort for the greater GD community. Those masks would have been hot too :)

Sincerus Renatus... sa...

Thank you my dear Fratres. It makes me happy that you have enjoyed it.


Fr. A. sa...

Dear Frater SR,

My sound is out on my computer so I was unable to listen to the lecture. However, I am overjoyed that the topic was discussed. I am sure you did a wonderful job and envy those who were able to listen to it.

Warm Regards,

Sincerus Renatus... sa...

Care Fra. A.M.,

You can read the entire transcription of that lecture here:




Imperator David Griffin sa...

I am pleased to announce that we have just uploaded another dozen or so videos, this time for our Golden Dawn brothers in the German, French, and Spanish speaking parts of the world.