The OSOGD’s Aerodynamic Biscuits

In a fit of spontaneous Mercurial inspiration, our Lodge decided to call our own versions of the original Order’s “Flying Rolls”, the Aerodynamic Biscuits. Like the originals, they are supplementary texts, essays and lectures composed by members of the Order on a variety of subjects pertaining to the work of the Golden Dawn. Unlike the originals, they are presented freely and openly to all, members and non-members alike.

This section will be expanded on an ongoing basis, as more documents are produced.

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A Response to “Horus, Osiris and Set in the Hall of the Neophyte”

posted to the “Golden Dawn Blog” on January 12, 2005, by “Frater C.” OSOGD had come under fire for its redactions of the classic Golden Dawn rituals. Our response: A Statement by the Adepts of the Het Nuit Temple, Open Source Order Order of the Golden Dawn (OSOGD) The original Read More. . .

A Response to “Ancient Myths in the Golden Dawn System of Initiation”

posted to the “Golden Dawn Blog” on July 11, 2005, by “V.H. Frater TSO.” OSOGD had come under fire for its redactions of the classic Golden Dawn rituals. Our response: A Statement by the Adepts of the Het Nuit Temple, Open Source Order Order of the Golden Dawn (OSOGD) The Read More. . .

On Lineage

by Frater Q.E.S, October, 2003 Lineage is a tradition that occurs world wide, but what is it worth? Postulants to the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn have a right to ask where we stand in terms of lineage. In what do we root our current? Who chartered us? Read More. . .

A Short Treatise on the History, Culture and Practices of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Compiled by Fra. A.o.C., Het-Nuit Lodge, OSOGD Version 1.1, Summer Solstice 2002ev Introductory Note: The following account is drawn from a number of sources, mostly on the World Wide Web, and published accounts of members such as S.L. Mathers, W.B. Yeats, Florence Farr, Aleister Crowley, and Israel Regardie. As can Read More. . .

Open Source Magic

by Fra. A.o.C. An explanation of the concept of Open Source as it applies to our work. Much has been made of late in the Computer Sciences of the “open source” style of computer programming. To many, it is the Holy Grail of computing, to others (like Very Large Software Read More. . .

On the Seal of the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn

by Frater A.o.C. An exposition on the symbolism of the Seal of our Order. Due to the New Aeon nature of the OSOGD (and due to possible registered trademark restrictions on the use of the more “traditional” symbol of the Order), the OSOGD has devised a new Glyph to represent Read More. . .

The Visual Invocation of the Godforms of the OSOGD 0=0 Hall

(Version 1.0) by Fra. A:.O:.C:. A guided meditation in the Hall of the Neophytes. The working is a guided meditation, with a Narrator and the active participation of the Officers of the Hall and visualized by all. The original version of this meditation was composed by Fra. OZ and published Read More. . .

Thoughts on Seth (in Het-Nuit Temple work)

by Fra. Ananael od Caosgo An essay on the nature of our Guardian of the Gate of the West. Since we’ve placed Seth on the Throne of the West, I’d like to do more research on him since it’s (obviously) lacking in the original GD materials. Seth only gets mentioned Read More. . .

The Scrolls of Ptah No. 3 The Geometry of the Pillars and Throne of the Hegemon

by Fra. A:.O:.C:., Artisan of the Het Nuit Lodge, OSOGD Beltane, 2002 ev. Sacred geometrical mysteries of the Pillars. In designing the throne and pillars for our Temple, I was drawn to the sacred geometry of the Egyptians on whose symbolism our temple godforms are based. It is a fascinating Read More. . .

The Scrolls of Ptah No. 2 The Temple Officer Tools of the Open Source Golden Dawn

by Frater A:.O:.C:., Artisan of the Het-Nuit Lodge, OSGD Summer Solstice, 2001 A description of the nature and construction of our Lodge’s Magical Tools. Overview: The Great Work of the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn is to advance the theory and practice of Golden Dawn Magick, from the Read More. . .

Magical Efficacy, Selfhood and the Imaginal in Golden Dawn Ceremonial Magick

By Mark Shekoyan, Ph.d. (Fr. Y.Y.H.B) A Paper Presented for the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Annual Meeting University of Nevada, Las Vegas – April 4, 2003 ABSTRACT Within the tradition of Ceremonial Magic as practiced within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (HOGD), magical efficacy in ritual Read More. . .

Towards a General Theory of Divination

by Sam Webster, m.div., mage, July 1993, ed. 2002 Divination has often been vilified as mere fortune telling. Its preoccupation with the future has made divination the object of ridicule. A common view is that either the future is undetermined and can not be predicted or it is predestined and Read More. . .

A Mnemonic for the Hebrew Alephbet

by Fr. ABSV—June 2005 e.v. For those who enter the Golden Dawn without prior exposure to the Hebrew language, the memorization of these 22 letters upon which the Qabalistic tradition of Western mysticism and magick rests may seem a most insurmountable chore. Coupled with the apparently foreign names and spheres Read More. . .

On the Rose of Sharon & the Lily of the Valley

by Fr. ABSV—May 2006 e.v. I have been researching the phrase “The Rose of Sharon & The Lily of the Valley,” which appears as an appellation in the Zelator Hall alongside the God-names of Malkuth. I really do love this phrase, and the book whence it comes–that is, the Song Read More. . .

Y Document 0.1 Preliminary notes towards an understanding of the Neophyte Hall in the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn

Original Author: Sam Webster, 10/28/02 Purpose Given that times have changed since the 1880s the rites of the classical Golden Dawn do not match the needs of the current era. Three major currents impacting the Golden Dawn add to the difference time makes: better access to eastern practice, especially the Read More. . .

On the Invocation of Set, Enthroned Upon Matter

Soror Scio Nitorem – On the Invocation of Set (PDF – June 25, 2008 C.E.) Read More. . .