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.
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 essay by Brother C. of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn (EOGD) can be found Read More. . .
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 original essay by Brother T.S.O. of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn (EOGD) can be Read More. . .
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? By what right do we initiate? In the west we have the tradition of apostolic succession Read More. . .
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 be expected, versions of events sometimes vary. I’ve tried to take into account the motivations of Read More. . .
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 Inc.) it is the end of civilization as we know it. But what is the idea Read More. . .
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 the Order and it’s Magical Formula. Following Golden Dawn tradition, this seal will appear on all Read More. . .
(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 in “Secrets of a Golden Dawn Temple”. Since our godforms are somewhat altered form the original Read More. . .
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 as Horus’ Evil Uncle, and implies simply that Horus kicked Seth’s butt and that makes him Read More. . .
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 subject, and far more complex than can be dealt with in this short monograph. Consult the Read More. . .
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 Aeon of Osiris in which it was originally conceived and developed, forward into the present Thelemic Read More. . .
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 is seen keenly tied to the creative and focused use of the will and the imagination. Read More. . .
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 so we have no free will and no amount of prediction will change our fate. Both Read More. . .
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 of the Qabalistic Sephiroth, the Neophyte might be half-ready to throw up her hands in defeat. Read More. . .
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 of Songs, Song of Solomon, or Shir ha-Shirim in the Tanakh–is among one of my favorite Read More. . .
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 Buddhadharma, Thelema, and the contemporary Pagan movement. On the basis of these influences the rites have Read More. . .
Soror Scio Nitorem – On the Invocation of Set (PDF – June 25, 2008 C.E.)