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The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn ® (H.O.G.D.) Central on-line resources for the Golden Dawn System of Magic

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn ® (H.O.G.D.) Central on-line resources for the Golden Dawn System of Magic
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Earth Mysteries: Stonehenge and the Druids, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire - Earth Mysteries Stonehenge and the Druids, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire After centuries of neglect in the wake of first Roman and then Christian suppression, the Druids were rediscovered during the Renaissance when the revival of interest in ancient Greek and Latin writers brought attention to the works of Pliny, Tacitus, and Julius Caesar and their descriptions of the Celtic world. First in France in the sixteenth century, and then in England, the ancient Celts (or Gauls as they were known in France) and Druids were claimed as historical ancestors. By the seventeenth century, a new romantic image of Druids began to emerge in French and English literature. In England as early as 1624 the Celtic warrior queen Boudicca is credited by Edmond Bolton with building Stonehenge as her monument. Druids celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge Winston Churchill (center) hosts the Ancient Order of Druids at Blenheim Palace on 15 August, 1908

Bulgaria Coordinates: Bulgaria i/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/ (Bulgarian: България, IPA: [bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България, IPA: [rɛˈpublikɐ bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), is a country located in south-eastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 14th-largest country. Bulgaria's population of 7.4 million people is predominantly urbanised and mainly concentrated in the administrative centres of its 28 provinces. The country's current political structure dates to the adoption of a democratic constitution in 1991. History[edit] Prehistory and antiquity[edit] Human activity in the lands of modern Bulgaria can be traced back to the Paleolithic. First Bulgarian Empire[edit] Khan Krum feasts with his nobles after the battle of Pliska. Second Bulgarian Empire[edit] Ottoman rule[edit]

Internet Sacred Text Archive Home Ritual Index Index to Rituals on the Mountain Temple Site All rituals involve specific movements and gestures of the body combined with archetypally significant power words, which when properly and consciously performed actually generate an inner energy for purposes of personal transformation. This is effected by the fact that such gestures and words alter one's standard conditioned view of the universe and of reality, enabling one to see through the "cracks" in the world as given into a vaster cosmos. The rituals provided here, especially the individual rituals, are some of the most important and fundamental in the path of the Golden Dawn. Individual Rituals for Conciousness Transformation: Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram The Rose Cross The Middle Pillar Adorations of the Sun Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram Tree of Life Ritual Adoration to the Source of the Universe Preparations for Invocation of Holy Guardian Angel (Liber VIII) Modified Bornless Invocation and H.G.A. Augoeides (H.G.A.)

Magical Wood Properties and the Magical Properties of Wood by DragonOak Feminine energy. Elder is a sacred tree of Celtic Astrology 25 November to 23 December. The Elder is also said to be the tree used in the crucifixion of Christ. Associated with the Celt Goddess Cailleach Beara and the Raven. Some have considered this tree to be unlucky due to its association with the crucifixion, or it may one of those nasty rumors started by the church in order to combat belief systems outside their on scope of a limited belief system. Magical Properties: Elder wands are most often used in Faerie Magic, banishment, magical arts, protection from evil, imagination, change, and healing. Feminine energy. Magical Properties: Use of the Elm wands is strong in magic used concerning endurance, fertility, horticulture, passage thru death and phases of life, rebirth, and invocation of the Goddess. by DragonOak| Masculine energy. by DragonOak| Feminine energy. Magical Properties: Artistic ability, magical knowledge, and optimism are provided by the enchanting use of Hazel.

Teotihuacán's Social Tensions Contributed to Its Fall Teotihuacán in central Mexico is an archaeological site, a cultural landmark and a tourist attraction, best known for its pyramids and plaza. But nearly 2,000 years ago, it was a powerful urban center, home to more than 150,000 people. It was also one of the best planned and most diverse of such preindustrial cities—because migrants of different ethnicities streamed in following the eruptions of two volcanoes in southern Mexico that made their own homes less desirable. And as Teotihuacán grew stronger, it attracted additional migrant work forces. These newcomers tended to serve as craftspeople, construction workers, musicians and military personnel. Now researchers have developed methodology to study the remains of one multiethnic neighborhood, using paleopathology, nutritional status and DNA, along with other techniques. —Cynthia Graber [The above text is a transcript of this podcast.]

Spirituality and Nature I think you came here with some expectation, bur essentially I've nothing to offer you. Simply, I'll try to share some of my own experiences and my views. You see, taking care of the planet is nothing special, nothing sacred, and nothing holy. We human beings, what is wrong with us? From a certain viewpoint, religion is a little bit of a luxury. If we practice religion properly, or genuinely, or religion is not something outside but in our hearts. If we look closely at human nature affection is the key to a good heart.

The Golden Dawn Library Project The Golden Dawn Library project is a collective effort to see the entire corpus of materials deriving from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a fraternal, magical order of the 19th century through to the present day, available online. This library will contain as many Golden Dawn and Golden Dawn derived documents as can be found. These documents will be keyed in by volunteers who wish to see these materials available. Currently, a transcription of the original Cipher Manuscript, the foundation document, is available along with gif format images of its pages. The Cipher Manuscript Whare Ra Pentagram Ritual Tarot Cards The Neophyte Ritual The Golden Dawn FAQ, December 1999, version 6.0 Whare Ra Papers Additional Reading The Nature, Structure, and Role of the Soul in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn by Al Billings (2007) Readings elsewhere on See also the rituals of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, as published in the pages of The Equinox Light Further Extended