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Sunday, 7 September 2008

Weekly Roundup: Roots & Anniversaries



It's been a slow few weeks in the blogging world, particularly with those on my blogroll, and this may be related to the proximity of the Autumnal Equinox, where our attention is turned inward to focus on our personal spiritual growth. Thus, this round-up is somewhat short:

  • Morgan Drake Eckstein at Gleamings from the Dawn has started to explore the Roots of the Golden Dawn, with more posts to come, no doubt, given the very tangled and ambiguous state those roots are in. This first part explores the unfinished state of some GD teachings, and
  • There are two very interesting diagrams from Ithell Colquhoun's The Sword of Wisdom (which I have, but have yet to read and review here) available online, charting the regular and dissident Orders stemming from the Isis-Urania Temple No. 3. How truthful they are is another story, and so I would welcome any of the historically-inclined readers of this blog to verify some of the details (such as the "Egyptian Lodge" led by E.A. Wallis Budge in 1907, which the website in question has dismissed as unlikely).
  • Finally, I am somewhat late in starting this blog, so I missed the 120th (a very important number in the GD) Anniversary of the Golden Dawn earlier this year, roughly at the time of the Spring Equinox. Since we are approaching another Equinox, I thought it might be nice to look back on that anniversary - indeed, before the year is through. An interesting post on such can be found here. It's a pity that blog wasn't updated since, however.

I'm hoping there will be more of interest to share soon, but chances are that I will not be updating this 'til maybe every two weeks or so. If, however, you find anything of interesting on the web, old or new (and preferably GD-related, although anything occult will do), feel free to leave a comment and a link.
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