Today's teachings at the International Festival of Golden Dawn Magicians were once again dominated by Egyptian Magick from the new Egyptian Section of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the outer order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha Omega.
"Once again, the Alpha Omega leads the way - divesting the Golden Dawn of Christian trappings and returning to the Egyptian Pagan roots, from which the Golden Dawn arises!"
The Rite of the Qabalistic Cross, for example is a Judeo-Christian adaptation of a purely Pagan Rite from ancient Egypt.
The Magick of Isis - Alpha Omega
Here is what one Magician attending the International Festival of Golden Dawn Magicians said today about the difference between the Golden Dawn's Christian "Rite of the Qabalistic Cross" compared to the Egyptian Pagan original revealed at the Festival for the first time this week:
"The effect was direct. It was an enormously pure energy. It feels part of a very different egregore than the Rite of the Qabalistic Cross, because the energy was so much stronger and purer."
- Frater N.T.I., Gothenburg, Sweden
The highlight of the today's work at the Festival was the initiation of two new Adepts into the 5=6 Adeptus Minor grade. VH Frater S.M. will be carrying the light of the Golden Dawn back Mexico and VH Frater S.M. will carry this light, for the first time as well, to Africa.
Here is what they had to say, following these quite historic initiations:
"C'est une tres grande responsabilite, mais je sens que l'Afrique est pret a recevoir la lumiere de la Golden Dawn"
- V.H. Frater J.R., Africa
"Llevar la Golden Dawn a Mexico es un peso muy grande, con una gran responsabilidad, pero que se carga con mucho gusto y con muchas ganas. Mexico necissita esta luz. Es un honor contraer el compromiso con Alpha y Omega de servicio para la gente de Latina America."
- VH Frater S.M., MexicoOn the negative side, a "dust devil," (the desert version of a tornado with gale force winds) blew through today. We tore down the tent city amazingly fast. VH Frater H.I., from Germany, however, was not fast enough. This made for the following fascinating scene, entitled:
Hierophant vs. Dust Demon