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

fredag 3 juli 2009

On Blogtalk Radio: Ceremonial Magic and the Golden Dawn Part 2 with Special Guest Tomas Stacewicz

Yesterday evening I did my second 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. We did a follow-up on the previous podcast on Ceremonial Magic and the Golden Dawn. In this present podcast we managed to cover most of the topics that was left out in the previous, such as some more information about the three Wands used in the Golden Dawn, the Elemental Winged Globe Wand, the Planetary Phoenix Wand and the Zodiacal Lotus Wand, the method of consecrating one’s tools and of talismans, and how all of that relates to the training of the Magician in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

We also discussed the three major hierarchies of Ceremonial Magic, the Five Elements, the Seven Planets and the 12 Signs of the Zodiac, and how all of that is integrated in the curriculum of the Outer Order of the Golden Dawn, and also how the three hierarchies effects the initiate. Together we also covered energetic manipulation of the aura, i.e. how ritual invocation activates different forces and symbols into the aura. We also had an discussion about the initiatic process through the Elemental Grades of the Outer Order, and the necessary painstaking tests and tribulations the initiate has to face and learn to deal with, and how students are supervised and protected when being members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, to be able to persevere through the dark and daunting phases of the initiatory process.

Some other topics being discussed were the importance of the relationship between the student and the teacher (tutor), and the analogy between psychotherapy and initiation. Moreover, we also covered the topic of divination, such as geomancy, astrology and the Tarot, and also the significance of ritual timing using horoscopes. We also made comparisons between Theurgy and the work of consecration in relation to synchronization.

The definitions and differences between invocation and evocation were also discussed in more detail compared to the previous show, and hopefully were more fully clarified. Hopefully we also clarified the subject of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Knowledge and Conversation thereof, and how the initiatory process of the Outer Order is a preparation for this primary spiritual goal. We also covered the Emerald Tablet in relation to Ceremonial Magic and its significance of the Hermetic view upon the relation between the macrocosm and the microcosm, and again how this relates to the aura, or energetic body. The subject of “Skrying and Travelling in the Spirit Vision”, of astral projection were also covered, and how that particular technique is used in Ceremonial Magic.

I personally was quite satisfied with the result and believe we covered most of the subjects I wanted to bring in to the discussion, and whatever were left out I believe we will be able to cover in the upcoming program about Qabalah and the Golden Dawn scheduled for next week.

Here is the link. Hope you enjoy it and will benefit from it.

Errors: Listening to the podcast again I noticed that I mistakenly attributed sickness to the Element of Earth . It should of course be the Element of Air and nothing else.

I also for some mysterious reason attributed the four lowest Sephiroth of the Tree of Life only to the Earth Element, when they are supposed to be attributed to the Four Elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire, corresponding to the Elemental Grades from Juniorus (or Zelator) to Philosophus respectively.

Perhaps all these Freudian slips into the Earth Element had someting to do with the fact that I did an Earth Invocation the same day, just some hours previous to the show.


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