Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Golden Dawn: New Age Hype or Ageless Wisdom?

This morning I read a Golden Dawn blog claiming that the Golden Dawn is really about "the coming New Age shift" in 2012. This Golden Dawn order elsewhere claims that the Emerald Tablet of Hermes is really about The Law of Attraction as popularized in New Age film, The Secret.

On his website, Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn guru Robert Zink even claims that his "Astral Initiation" can make you a "full Golden Dawn initiate" without ever leaving your own living room. All you have to do is send him $185 - and for your trouble - he will even throw in a free CD on how to "Unleash Your Inner Adept!"

So why all of this New Age hype about the Golden Dawn? It actually makes sense when you consider the enormous market potential of all things New Age. "The Secret" film, for example, grossed over $50 million.

Admittedly, Robert Zink has gone far in transforming his Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn into a New Age school.

The traditional Golden Dawn, however, is not about The Law of Attraction nor even about the coming shift in 2012.

In fact, the traditional Golden Dawn is not even New Age wisdom. The Golden Dawn is ageless wisdom.

Rooted in the Hermetic and Rosicrucian traditions, the classical Golden Dawn teaches the ancient Egyptian Royal Art of Alchemy, Astrology, and Theurgy (Magic). The Golden Dawn is a true Hermetic school with the ultimate aim of accelerating of energetic evolution in order to attain Solar Ascension and Conscious Immortality.

As you can well imagine, such lofty goals are not easily attained. The Golden Dawn as a spiritual path demands an enormous amount of time, energy, discipline, and dedication. This is why - despite Robert Zink's New Age Golden Dawn rebranding - the Golden Dawn will never have mass appeal like the New Age movement.

Admittedly, there is indeed an astral component even to true Golden Dawn initiation. But when someone promises you that - without ever leaving your own living room - you can become a "full Golden Dawn initiate for only $185 (reduced this week only to $97)" - You can be 100% certain they are selling you blue sky!

In reaity, the Golden Dawn is not a spiritual path for the many. In fact, the Golden Dawn is not really a spiritual path even for the few.

But for those extremely rare individuals who have "the right stuff" - and who are ready for a quantum leap in their spiritual evolution - the Golden Dawn offers more for Western individuals than any other spiritual tradition or school.

For true Golden Dawn initiation and training in the spiritual disciplines of the traditional Golden Dawn, you are invited to visit the website of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the outer order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega®.

Sub Umbra Alarum Tuarum, Yeheshua
G.H. Frater Lux Ex Septentrionis
David Griffin
Imperator Ordinis, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
outer order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega

"Ex Deo Nascimur.
In Yeheshua Morimur.
Per Sanctum Spiritum Reviviscimus"

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