Wednesday, June 24, 2015

UNVEILED: Israel Regardie's Personal Rose+Cross (Unpublished Photo)

by Golden Dawn Imperator
David Griffin

Israel Regardie
Lately, there has been a spate of posts dissing the importance of Israel Regardie written by people who claim a connection to the old Whare Ra temple in New Zealand. Aaron Leitch recently wrote about this here. Believe it or not, for once I agree with Frater Leitch about something. What I can not agree with, however, is Frater Leitch's historical revisionism in describing the Golden Dawn revival in the USA as beginning with the consecration of the Vault of the Adepti in Columbus, GA, as though Cris Monnastre had nothing to do with the Golden Dawn revival. Yes, it is true that Israel Regardie and Cris Monnastre traveled TOGETHER to Columbus, GA and that Regardie did consecrate a Vault of the Adepti there.

Here is where history ends and revisionism begins in Frater Leitch's account, with Leitch claiming that this journey marked the beginning of the Golden Dawn revival in the USA. This is a complete fabrication.

The TRUE origin od the Golden Dawn is to be found years earlier, when in 1977, Israel Regardie and Cris Monnastre together performed a nine month Magickal working, performing an Opening by Watchtower every Sunday, with the expess intention for the rebirth of the Golden Dawn in America. Judging from the state of the Golden Dawn today, the magickal operation was a smash success.

It is important to note that Israel Regardie consecrated the Vault of the Adepti in Columbus, GA for the express purpose of initiating his only disciple, Cris Monnastre in that Vault. Contrary to false claims, NO ONE associated with Aaron Leitch's group today was ever initiated by Israel Regardie.

In 1994, Cris Monnastre appointed me Imperator of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. When she decided to move on to more mystical spiritual pursuits in 1996, Cris Monnastre passed to me her Golden Dawn trademark rights together with Israel Regardies elemental tools, Enochian Chess set, and his personal Rose+Cross that he had inherited from Elsa Barker.

Elsa Barker, a gifted poet, was S.L. MacGregor Mathers personal envoy to the Alpha et Omega temples in America. She travelled frequently between France and the U.S.A. In many ways, it was Elsa Barker who brought the light of the Golden Dawn to America.

Elsa Barker
MacGregor Mathers Envoy to the U.S.A
Here I am today, bearing Israel Regardie's and Elsa Barker's Rose+Cross, standing in the Portal of the Vault of the Adepti.

 Israel Regardie's Rose+Cross Lamen
Worn by RR et AC Chief Adept
David Griffin


  1. Wow! You look positivley smug and happy! Congratulations! 770!

  2. Congrats dear Frater, you're the true Imperator!

  3. looks slightly different from the Golden dawn one in color on the book he authored. Is there a larger picture of it somewhere?