"Unified Golden Dawn, is it even possible?"
"Over the last week, since the posting of several Golden Dawn videos posted up on YouTube by the Hermetic Golden Dawn (Alpha et Omega in the Inner), I have been thinking about the possibility of an unified Golden Dawn. The conclusion that I have came to is that we are as far away from an unified Golden Dawn as we were in 1901 after the Revolt of the Adepts. For those who have not studied Golden Dawn history, there were several rival Orders that came out of the Revolt; none of which really got along with one another and all claiming to be the only one really working the system properly.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
This last week, several of the Golden Dawn forums and blogs have been busy talking about the errors and merits of what was presented in the videos. Some mud was also slung. Part of it is merely because of past wounds earned during the struggle to be the last Order standing in modern times; the other part was actually based on differences in training and experience. In the end, everyone has agreed that if you don't agree with their opinion, you are wrong.Or almost everyone. And this makes me think that the internet and legal battles have insured that no peaceful co-existence is possible among the Big Name Orders, and that the little independent lodges should prepare to be destoryed. I so hope that this is merely the paranoia whispering in my ear like a bloated toad.
[For those who do not know, I have been involved in several battles in both the ceremonial and wiccan communities that boil down to "I am the only legitimate XXX in the entire state"; it makes one a touch paranoid, especially one has been expelled merely for not giving absolute obedience to a leader.]
At this point, any call for a unified Golden Dawn is going to be shouted down. I am open to being proven wrong. But in order to have an unified Golden Dawn, or even one where people get along peaceful with the members of the other Golden Dawn Orders, trust has to be possible. And this last week has proven that trust is a rare item in our community."
Let us instead speak softly with one another. For a multitude even of whispers is more powerful than the loudest shout!
We are inviting YOU right now - to the Golden Dawn Harmony - International Conclave on Vernal Equinox, 2010!
What better way to promote Golden Dawn harmony than with a solid week of lectures, rituals, workshops, and party together? And what better place to do this than in Paris in the Spring - and hosted by the world famous Ahathöor Temple, No. 7 founded in 1892 by S.L. MacGregor Mathers no less.
I believe that Golden Dawn intiates from around the world are greater than the differences between us. I also believe that the time has come to put our differences behind us once and for all. This is why we are announcing our next International Golden Dawn Conclave almost a full year in advance.
And this time we are extending a personal invitation to every single Golden Dawn brother and sister from any Golden Dawn temple or order anywhere in the world!
That's right. YOU are invited! All initiates of all Golden Dawn orders and temples. Even your leaders are welcome. In fact, we are even extending this invitation to initiates of Rosicrucian orders as well.
And speaking of which, we are already putting together another powerful panel of speakers for the conclave that this time will represent not merely the Golden Dawn, but a broad spectrum of the greater esoteric community as well.
Never before has there ever been such an amazingly international and eclectic Golden Dawn event like this. It is our sincere hope that leaders of other Golden Dawn orders are finally willing set quarreling and factionalism aside - or at least for a week, any way! Why not join us instead in promoting Golden Dawn harmony together in Paris?
YOU - the brothers and sisters of the Golden Dawn - are what matters - YOU and nothing else. If you and other Golden Dawn initiates want harmony - then what our leaders want can't stand in our way. Golden Dawn harmony will manifest - with us or without us!
Either way, Golden Dawn harmony is an idea whose time has come - this train is on a roll - and nothing can to stop it!
Because the vast majority of Brothers and Sisters of the Golden Dawn from all around the world want peace and harmony in the Golden Dawn community - no matter which temple or order they belong to.
And because together - in harmony - there is no force in the universe that can stop us!
See you in Paris - at the Golden Dawn Harmony International Conclave!