I will not suffer myself to be hypnotized, or mesmerized, nor will I place myself in such a passive state that any uninitiated person, power, or being may cause me to lose control of my thoughts, words or actions. So on one hand we have the notion of the Secret Chiefs being exalted spiritual entities of highest standing, almost angelic, and on the other "normal" people with normal bodies which however has achieved mastery over their physical vehicles in exceeding the normal span of life, i.
There are obviously alchemical connotations to these notions.
Svart bevisa sin oskuld i sl kontroll personal story of P. Case and his "secret chief" of the Third Order - the Master R. On one hand he claimed to have received "the Book of Tokens" from him through the ouija board as well as some contents of his lessons together with Michael Whitty a high ranking Chief of the Alpha et Omega in U.
According to The Adytum News the following took place:. One day the phone rang, and much to his surprise the same voice which had been inwardly instructing him in his researches for many years spoke to him on the phone. It was the Master R.
After three weeks of personal instruction with the Master R. So, we can conclude that much of the origins of these non-traditional notions about the Third Order can be traced through a direct influence from the Theosophic i.
Alice Bailey's notions of the Mahatmas and not necessarily ones gained through the experiences in the Golden Dawn i.
But the power of resistance of any reasoned arguments against this prevailing current and historical phenomenon of inner plane contacts within the Golden Dawn community cannot solely be explained by simply blaming the theosophists; we must also seek an explanation for this phenomenon within the Golden Dawn itself.
I have unfortunately come to the conclusion that much of the blame is to be found in a particular technique in the Golden Dawn called "Scrying and travelling in the Spirit Vision". Although it - contrary to spiritistic techniques - is an active form of seership and clairvoyance there still exists many dangers of self-delusion imbedded in its performance.
As a part of these visionary experiences the magician meets astral entities, which gives him or her Svart bevisa sin oskuld i sl kontroll of that particular plane. The greatest dangers to the soul is the flattering tendencies of these entities and their oftentimes deceptive nature.
There exists certain safety measures against this kind of ego-inflation, but there are no guarantees against delusions of grandeur in the wake of these kind of astral experiences.
King devoted an entire chapter in his Ritual magic in England to the "astral junkies" of the Stella Matutina, whose Adepti supposedly took these techniques to the extremes. Remember that is was the Chief of Stella Matutina or R. Felkin - who together with his wife also were much influenced by Theosophy's Alice Bailey and Rudolf Steiner - which institutionalized the tradition of astral Third Order contacts in the Golden Dawn tradition. So, my belief that it is the combining of Theosophical philosophy of ascended masters with the techniques of "astral projection" which must be held responsible for creating this mess of astral Secret Chiefs.
This is but one good example of the dangers of cross-pollonization between foreign traditions - between the traditions of the west and the far east. So now, having gone through the later derivatives of the Golden Dawn current, we are ready to seek out the prevailing opinions about the Third Order and its Secret Chiefs in the historical Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
There is lots of information to be gained in the work of A. Waite called Ordo R. C which deals with the testimonies of Dr.
Robert Felkin Finem Respice. Let me now quote some pertinent and abridged sections of it, correcting some typos [with my comments within brackets]: FR thinks Anna Sprengel may be name used by different people not related for occult reasons one at a time.
Felkin's] presence stopped FR meeting 3rd Order people. But he did, allegedly, meet some Svart bevisa sin oskuld i sl kontroll people. News from 3rd order is: Old retired London clergyman belongs to conclave in question.
FR has his name and address. Another name and address were given him, but he is to wait until approached by this person. Original GD cipher In Brit. GD had no German connection. Thus SDA neither did nor could licence a temple. Westcott] and SA to FR. DDCF alleges links with a 3rd Order but he lied; FR has succeeded in his links, but perhaps the two 3rd orders are not the same?
They have no 2nd or 3rd order. Thiessen of Liege who died in The rituals have become more Masonic and are removing those things leading to lower Magia, thus paralleling changes made in England by SR. Due to the same pressures 3rd Order aim at reducing ritual. There was a leakage in EOL told of old Passwords etc. They regard English order as derived from external Temple. German brotherhood does not wish for jurisdiction over English temples.
Dew of the Rose. The one Head Lodge meets when required in various places. Germans say SDA story i. Since no connection between German brotherhood and Cipher mss. Conditions preparation for Entrance must be met before anyone can enter German Brotherhood. Four of FR's put up for entrance into German Br[oderhood]. Meets twice a year, lately at Genoa soon at Prague. German fraternity only 10 or 11 years old. Has no early archives. The probationary practices produce equilibrium; Tattwas used in Germany but not he thinks Enochian system.
Members may be in both. Their first degree has word alluding to Fire like word of Zelator and Fire pillar is shown. But they may not use Sephirotic system. Last reformation was so Steiner may be behind it all. FR agreed that Steiner prob. FR agreed that Sephirotic system seemed absent. Germans have 3 processes, each a triad with occult interpretation of Craft [i. Masonic] signs, attributions to centres in the body. Papus being a member.
Svart bevisa sin oskuld i sl kontroll GD, signature was Lux ex Tenebris. FR said Liege Doctor acted on his own. Letter dated about time of first split in GD. DDCF went to Paris, got mss. Thiessen allegedly wrote to DDCF first. The reference to Annie Bessant's 33 degrees deals with the fact that she operated irregular Co-Masonic lodges from the French Le droit HumaneSvart bevisa sin oskuld i sl kontroll allowed women to become members, obviously working the Scottish 33 degrees system.
Bessant was also the current leader of the Theosophical Society, with which Steiner gradually distanced himself eventually leading to his schism and the following creation of Anthroposophy. The rivalry with Mathers is quite evident on Felkin's part; he wants to bee the sole representative Svart bevisa sin oskuld i sl kontroll the Third Order, which he in his gullibility believes to be genuine, while Mather's is not - or at least severed.
It is also evident that the legend of Moina Mathers receiving instructions on the inner planes has its origins here; but now she uses her clairvoyant gifts which, contrary to mediumship, is an active form of seership. I however believe this to be a blind, and I will return to this fact later, but let us conclude from the start that it is quite evident from this paper of Waite's that the belief in physical Secret Chiefs was prevailing in the original Order at the turn of the century - at least a physical contact with the Third Order was the ideal if not the norm.
This document also clearly states that both Mathers and Felkin lived up to this norm in their respective physical communications with persons that they believed to be Secret Chiefs in the flesh. It is also interesting to note that the degrees of Steiner's group follows the Middle Pillar, i. This is reminiscent of how one modern group has synthesized the G. Fortunately enough, Steiner later founded the Anthroposophical Society and altogether left the O.
At that time, with Steiner distancing himself from occult ritualistic societies, Felikin started to again solely rely upon his astral contact Ara Ben Shemesh and seems to have dropped his vain search for the Third Order in the flesh.
It is also reasonable to assume that Theosphical notions were inherited to Stella Matutina through Steiner. We know that Anthroposophy was integrated into some of the English Temples, prominently the long standing Hermes Temple. Personally i don't find "Svart bevisa sin oskuld i sl kontroll" thought of a merge between the O. The curious reader may find more information in these works.
It is well to remember that we are dealing here with a person i. Felkin who believes myths to be historical facts, even to the point of searching out the "actual" tomb i. Felkin for a time even believed in the possibility of a second coming of Fra. Christian Rosenkreutzseemingly encouraged by Steiner.
There's no point in delving into the delusions of Felkin and machinations of Steiner any further, besides the fact that he as did Paul Foster Case regarded communication with the Secret Chiefs possible on both the inner and physical planes. Felkin even developed a scheme of a fourth, fifth and sixth Order, the last one corresponding directly with Christian Rosenkreutz! And now we come to the point in our research when we finally must turn our attention to the connections between the Secret Chiefs and the original founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawni.
I will not however delve into the myth which Westcott created when he forged the mail correspondence with Freulein Sprengle which became "Anna" Sprengle through Felkin's supposed contact with her "niece" - see quotations above - which happened to hold the name of Anna Sprengleor Sapiens Dominabitur Astris. The mythos that he created is however interesting as it shows the prevailing thoughts and notions about the nature of the Third Order in the Golden Dawn at that time; it was supposed to consist of a continental source of origin which operated groups of people or Temples even i.
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