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 23 mars 2012

Academic peer review and blog trolls


IT HAS RECENTLY been suggested by Pat Zalewski that the members of his particular Golden Dawn Yahoo-group should form their own peer reviewed panel in between their members and some established historians, such as Bob Gilbert and Ronald Hutton. That idea sounds nice on its face value, wouldn’t it been for the fact that the main motive behind it is “due to some tripe coming out recently that masquerades as Historical research” and rejecting “rambling nonsense we are getting at present”, to use Mr. Zalewski’s own words. I.e. the main motive is to create some form of “ultimate weapon” posing as academic research against traditionalist schools, such as the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega®, etc.

It is with some amusement then that I read over at Nick Farrell’s blog, on the comments sections at some of his recent blogs, postings by an anonymous blog troll either being hailed or receiving positive attraction from Mr. Zalewski, Mr. Farrell, et al of his post-modernist Yahoo-group of Golden Dawn scholars. That anonymous blog troll has spread lies for the last weeks regarding the lineages of Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega®, posing as being intimately connected to members of the old Serapis Temple from London, from which the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega® traces its 7°=4° lineage. That troll is even trying to masquerade as a personal acquaintance of Desmond Bourke, claiming that the latter wasn’t at all connected to the Serapis Temple or giving them any charters or training, etc.

I ask my readers: Who would you trust, the words written by an anonymous blog troll bent on defamation of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega® or the written testimonies of two well acclaimed and respected Adepti Exempti, i.e. that of Robert Word and Jean-Pascal Ruggiu? They hold that Desmond Bourke sat as Praemonstrator and Apollon Leontas as Imperator in that Temple at the time of their Adeptus Exemptus initiation. They both also became closely acquainted with Mr. Bourke. I don’t know about you, but I do trust Mr. Word and Mr. Ruggiu.

But of course, if you are a post-modernist Golden Dawn researcher posing as a pseudo-historian, having a political as well as a economic interest (charging incredible sums from your correspondence courses) in keeping your Golden Dawn franchise, I bet you would trust anyone bad mouthing and spreading libellous lies about Desmond Bourke, even one that is writing as a typical anonymous blog troll.

Now, Mr. Zalewski made the pessimistic comment regarding his suggested peer review panel that the “realities of this getting off of the ground though would be slim indeed”. It surely will not leave the ground if he and his followers persist in listening to vile rumours written by anonymous commentators with no other ambition than to spread venom against the Alpha et Omega®. I wonder how they would footnote their references? “Anonymous blog commentator source”? Would academics with Hutton’s and Gilbert’s standards even want to associate themselves with such a biased construct? The credibility of Mr. Zalewski’s peers is waning by each week of this drama.

This is surely a tragic comic comedy show. The Virtual Golden Dawn Flying Circus. I’m not surprised though that this new anonymous blog troll has surfaced, just in time of the International Conclave of Golden Dawn Adepti. I once had an encounter with an anonymous blog troll and I will never fall into the trap of treating such a person with any reasoned arguments. It simply is to no avail. I urge everyone – especially those with scholarly pretentions: Don’t feed any blog trolls!

Addendum (2014-03-13)

Since writing this blog yours truly is no longer affiliated with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Outer Order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha Omega® (H.O.G.D./A+O®). However, my general view on this subject stays firmly unchanged, as expressed in the above written text, and what I have authored previously on the Gyllene Gryningen blog still represents my overall opinion.