The Outer Order Arrives &
Double Rainbow in the Mojave Desert
Here in the Mojave desert, rain is a precious commodity. Today, as outer order initiates were finally allowed to join with the Adepti here at the International Conclave, we had more precipitation that we have had all year. This is, of course, a very auspicious sign. If you have never experienced it, the fragrance of the desert following a rain storm is a wonderful smell not soon forgotten.
Yesterday, we enjoyed our final day with only Golden Dawn Adepti from around the world, spending the entire day working new magic from the Secret Chiefs together inside the Vault of the Adepti. For those unfamiliar with the Vault, it is a marvelous magical chamber unlike anything else in the world. A key feature of the new magick for the Inner Order from the Secret Chiefs is new magick for inside of the Vault.
Today, it was a bit of a shock for all of us when the H.O.G.D. outer order initiates began to arrive. Our international gathering of Adepti from England, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Italy and the USA had developed into a warm and intimate group. We stepped up to the plate today though, to help our younger brothers and sisters in the Golden Dawn, helping them to perfect their skills in Ritual Magick in an afternoon seminar.
The outer order Initiates certainly deserved this, as some of them flew from as far away as New York just to be here with the Adepti for the Equinox ceremony and the official opening tomorrow of the Isis-Hathor mother temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega. With the arrival of the outer order, we were standing room only at dinner again tonight.
I am glad to see such a warm response from rank and file Golden Dawn members who, fed up with conflict in our G.D. community, have come to celebrate the Equinox together with their brothers and sisters from the Alpha et Omega.
May this be the dawning of a new period of unparalleled fraternal harmony in our community.