Thursday, January 22, 2015

Revelation: 666 and the Opening of the 7 Seals

by Golden Dawn Imperator
David Griffin
Jon Kato wrote today on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (AΩ) Facebook Group:
"Illustrious Brother David Griffin: Many years ago I had a copy of your famous book, the Ritual Magick Manual, and I noticed something curious about that book. The book was exactly "666" pages long! What magickal role does the number "666" play in the HOGD scheme of the Universe?"
Dear John,

There have been plenty of rumors have floated around about the 666 pages in my Ritual Magick Manual over the past 15 years since the Golden Dawn first published it. Believe it or not, you are the first person ever to ask me this question. I am glad to see that you are awake and paying attention.

I am a Magician first and a writer second and the Ritual Magic Manual is not just a book. It is also a consecrated astrological talisman, loaded with the energies of both the Sun and of Venus.


Magick Squares called Kameoth are central to Golden Dawn Planetary Magick. The Kamea of the Sun begins with the number 6.  On the tree of life, the sphere of Tiphareth (number 6) is associated with the Sun. The Magick Square of the Sun is a grid with 6 rows and six columns of squares = 36 cells.

The numbers arranged in the grid are the numbers from 1 to 36. The numbers of each row, column, and diagonal add up to 111 in any direction, The total value of the sum of all these numbers together equals 666, the number of the Planetary Seal of the Sun, which touches all 36 squares when overlayed on the Kamea. Thus we see that the number of pages in my Ritual Magick Manual, 666, corresponds directly to the Planetary Seal of the Sun, the first of the Seven Seals of Golden Dawn Planetary Magick.
Kamea and Planetary Seal of the Sun
The Opening of the 7 Seals

What I am about to say will come as revelation even to many seasoned Magicians. We have seen that in Golden Dawn Magick the number 666 is related to the first of 7 Seals of the Kameoth.  What most Magicians do not understand, however, is that The Magick Squares as published by Agrippa and Regardie are only of limited Magickal value. This is because the Magick Squares, in reality, are Sealed (encrypted) in their published form.

The Seven Seals are decryption keys. In order for the Magick Squares of the Kameoth to manifest their true power, the 7 Seals must first be opened and the squares decrypted. The opening of the 7 Seals involves transposition of certain squares encoded in each Seal to open the 7 Magick Squares

Once the 7 Seals have been broken through decryption, the Magic Squares of the Kameoth reveal the names of the secret planetary angels that unleash their full power. The Opening of the Seven Seals of the Kameoth, and the invocation of their angels, remains oath bound and practised in our Second Order, the R.R. et A.C. until today.

Let us next consider that on the Kamea of Venus there are 49 squares.
The sum of the numbers in any row, column, or diagonal is 175. The sum of all numbers in all squares 1225. Thus the significant numbers of the Kamea of Venus are 49, 175, and 1225. The original price of the Ritual Magic Manual is equal to the number of squares on the Kamea of Venus = 49 

On the reverse of the Ritual Magick Manual you will find a complete Solar Talisman and a talisman of Venus on the front cover. In addition to the work I did consecrating these tallismans, the Ritual Magic manual itself is talismanic, with significant Kameothic numbers of both Venus and the Sun intrinsically woven into its fabric.

My magickal (Solar) intention in creating the Ritual Magic Manual was to provide a spiritual impulse for humanity's solar ascension through putting Magickal technology in the hands of our people in a format anyone can use.

This remains my mission and my life's passion until today. This is why, for you and others like you, I recently created Magick101.Com, where you will find training in an elcectic range of Magickal techniques.

Golden Dawn Imperator
David Griffin

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  1. Very well put. Although I know not about planetary magick, this has given me a good insight and given me something to look into. Thank you. Looks like I'll need to find a copy!

  2. Thank you, it is useful and reminds me that my aversion to numbers does not apply when they are used as symbols :)

  3. I like your mind more then one book can I apprenticeship

  4. The Interpretation is the Kamea of the Father/Sun/Son is 999 number 36/9 Life/Light/Male. The Kamea of Venus is 4 which is 1111. The sum of the Venus equals 28/1 the Mother/Moon/Daughter. The Kamea of the Sun and Kamea of Venus together 9 and 1 equal 10/1 The beggining of Creation.
    With Love

  5. The Interpretation is the Kamea of the Father/Sun/Son is 999 number 36/9 Life/Light/Male. The Kamea of Venus is 4 which is 1111. The sum of the Venus equals 28/1 the Mother/Moon/Daughter. The Kamea of the Sun and Kamea of Venus together 9 and 1 equal 10/1 The beggining of Creation.
    With Love

  6. What does Pro Salute Populi mean?

    1. "Pro Salute Populi " is usually translated as 'For the welfare of the People' - it is a typical inscription following the polemical mark of the Roman government SPQR. It more literally and probably originally was interpreted as 'for the safety of the people.'

  7. Jesse Max asked: "What does "Pro Salute Populi" mean?

    It is a Latin axiom that means:

    "For the Prosperity of the People"

    This is a reference to my magickal philosophical position. As you likely already know, there are two major factions in today's Golden Dawn community. On the one hand, there are reconstructionists who believe that the Golden Dawn died and needs to be reconstructed and revived. Like most other traditionalists (the other faction), I strenuously disagree with this notion, as even during the sort interval that there were no active outer order temples, the Third Order always remained active behind the scenes and there still remained Adepti Exempti alive who carried and transmitted all the lineages and authorities necessary to perpetuate the Golden Dawn.

    Even among magickal traditionalists, however, (and this will come as new information for most people) there are also two factions.

    There is a faction of magickal "elitists" who believe that Magick should be preserved exclusively for a spiritual elite, and not widely disseminated among the people.

    I disagree with this and I adhere to the magickal "populist" faction of traditionalists. I do not see any reason to keep the people disempowered and in the dark. This makes no sense at all considering both the material and spiritual benefits of magick.

    In my opinion, the full benefits of magick should be made WIDELY available among the peoples of the Earth. I see Magick as a boon and a birthright of ALL peoples; "Pro Salute Populi" (For the Prosperity of the People).

    This is why I wrote the Ritual Magic Manual. This is also why I have created Magick 101 on GoldenDawn.TV.


  8. Thank you David for once again clearing up a point with directness and clarity. Leila:)

  9. Besides yourself, Regardie and the Beast 666 also wanted to make sure everyone had access to MAGICK, since anyone and everyone can be a mage and high Adept.

  10. Did you know - IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, the son of the man who CAPTURED THE JINN with the Star of David, King Solomen, was paid 666 GOLDREN TALENS a year. 1 KINGS 10:14

  11. Hello every one,
    Is there a Golden Dawn lodge close to New York city or in NY where I can go to get initiated into Golden Dawn and with whome I can practice the rituals.
    Please let me know, any help is of great appritiation.

    Thank you,
    Much love to all,

  12. Hello every one,
    Is the a Golden Dawn lodge in NY city or close by. I would like to get initiated into Golden Dawn and practice rituals with some one as well.
    Thank you all,

  13. Hey that was a nice read, im not entirely new to this but i do have trouble understanding the most famous/common books on the occult subject, glad this blog is more usual-written, thanks griffin.

  14. I just ordered a physical copy off of amazon. Ironically I bought this instead of the new Abremelin the mage because the tables in the later book are still wrong and even goes as far to publish extra tables in the footnotes. Though I originally bought it to add to my growing purist collection but reading this actually made it kinda worth it

  15. First I will now reveal how the English alphabet is a true enigma and is connected to the Jewish alephbet! I need a way to send images! All I will show you is my own findings you may not find anywhere else!


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