Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Golden Dawn Hatfield and MacCoy Feud Continues

Most of you read my recent blog about how Golden Dawn leaders have recently been begun using politically motivated book reviews in the decades old Golden Dawn Hatfield and McCoy feud.
The Golden Dawn's Hatfield Clan
I pointed out in that blog how, for example, Morgan Drake Eckstein and his allies in what I lovingly refer to as the the "Golden Dawn Hatfield Clan" have recently also been spamming review sites like Associated Content so that their biased reviews will appear well on Google.

I also pointed out how any positive comments made by an HOGD/AO member about a book was sure to draw the fire of Morgan Drake Eckstein and his "Golden Dawn Hatfield clan" cronies.

Well, guess what!

The Golden Dawn's very own Jed Hatfield (Morgan Drake Eckstein) didn't disappoint. The Golden Dawn feud lives on!
Jed Hatfield
Remember that, according to present rules used by the Hatfield clan in the decades old, Golden Dawn feud, any book that any HOGD/AO member (McCoy clan) has anything good to say about, gets attacked by the Hatfields.

Well, nothing has changed. Here is a link the original positive review published by HOGD/AO (McCoy clan) member, Sincerus Renatus on Magic Squares and the Tree of Life, by Nineveh Shadrach.

Predictably, here is the link to the Golden Dawn Hatfield Clan's new attack on the same book published just this week by Morgan Drake Eckstein.

You may be thinking where is the attack?

The attack comes in the form of a straw-man position. It goes something like this: the book method is faulty because Tom Dick and Harry can’t fit a magic square on paper that they can carry in their pockets. Obviously, for a square this size, you will need at least 2 centimeter per square cell. That is a total of about 200 centimeters or around 80 inches per side. Gotcha! It can’t be done. Morgan knows that. I know that. Most likely the folks who originally devised this square knew that.

This is a straw man position to take, because no one said it had to be done on paper. It isn’t even certain that when this square was created paper was common or even invented.

Why write a blog complaining about the obvious? Either Morgan is slow to get the obvious, which I believe can be dismissed for he is a smart 44 years old college Junior.

The only other possibility is that Morgan is trying to dissuade practitioners from getting this book using straw man argument and by appealing to one of the greatest demons that every magician successful magician needs to slay– laziness.

It is reassuring to see that some things will never change...
Clearly, the Golden Dawn Hatfield and McCoy Feud is alive and well.

Sub Umbra Alarum Tuarum, Yeheshua
David Griffin
(the real McCoy)

G.H. Frater Lux Ex Septentrionis
Imperator Ordinis, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
outer order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega

"Ex Deo Nascimur.
In Yeheshua Morimur.
Per Sanctum Spiritum Reviviscimus"


  1. Care Frater L.E.S.,

    I definitely enjoyed Fra. S.R.´s review of the book. But I can not see how Morgan´s post is an attac on this review. Maybe I am lacking background information but maybe the whole "feuding" has made people too sensitive? People have different views on books and I can see that S.R. has posted an answer, so we actually have a "discussion" between different opinions. Isn´t that good? I can see the the point of Morgan but I also see S.R´s point, specifically regarding the benefit of such a working. I like to get different opinions on books and then get my own opinion. I think that people are able to value the reviews as well.

    May you allow me to add one unrelated comment. I do enjoy your videos. In my case as a solitary practitioner, they give me the chance to get a glimpse of what temple work in the communion of other fraters looks like. Thanks for that. I still do think that the isolated viewing on youtube in my opinion is not the best presentation of the GD - as it attracts people who may not get the point because they are not seeing the context (and are too lazy to care for checking teh links). No offense intended, since I do appreciate the videos.

    In L.V.X.

  2. The point is that book reviews should not be hijacked by Golden Dawn politics. My point is that any book that gets a positive mention by SR, any HOGD/AO member, or by myself, almost automatically gets blasted by Morgan and/or his buddies.

    Admittedly, Morgan's is a subtle form of feuding - certainly when contrasted with the deliberate historical misrepresentaions about our order and myself published for a decade and that continue to be published by Robert Zink of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn on his personal blogs and echoed on the anonymous attack blogs and websites spouting the same nonsense with even more libelous attacks thrown in.

    The Golden Dawn feud is clearly still alive and well!