Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fear-mongering, Sex & The Golden Dawn

What do John McCain and EOGD Chief, Robert Zink, have in common?
EOGD Chief, Robert Zink, today wrote:
"There are those who claim that the Golden Dawn 120 years ago taught sex magic, but the kind of inner or secret alchemy that was taught was not of the flesh but of the spirit.  Sadly, there are some who do not know this and do not get it. Sex magic per say would be at its highest point an expression of the Yesodic current, and the Golden Dawn was and is always working to integrate the solar light of Tiphareth."
The concept of suppressing the Nephesch is not part of the Golden Dawn teachings, however the concept that the Nephesch can be brought into line with a Ruach that is trained and working in connection with the Neschamah is core to the G.D. teachings.  Therefore the Golden Dawn did not, nor ever will teach lower forms of guttural sex magic.  (One group claims this…BEWARE)"
Here we see (yet once again - sigh) Robert Zink's fear mongering marketing in full flower. Frater Zink has a long history of writing anything he thinks will scare people away from our order. In this case, Robert is trying to awaken people's fear of sexuality, and claiming that sexuality has no place in the system of spiritual development of the Golden Dawn or in Hermetic Alchemy.

Robert Zink is, of course, completely correct that what he calls "guttural sex magick" has no place in the Golden Dawn. There is no Golden Dawn order, nor has there ever been one with orgies nor the sort of practices ascribed to Aleister Crowley. Nonetheless, in making the above statement, Robert Zink betrays a profound ignorance not only of the legitimate Golden Dawn tradition, but especially of the Hermetic and Rosicrucian traditions from which the Golden Dawn arose. Indeed, Mr. Zink here demonstrates a profound ignorance of the highest teachings of ALL of the great initiatic traditions both East and West!

Whether it in Tibetan Tantra, Indian Tantra, Rosicrucian or Hermetic Alchemy - all of these legitimate initiatic schools universally agree that sexuality is a fundamental fire that can be harnessed and employed for spiritual development. 

Sure, this force can be misused for base purposes, as Robert Zink asserts. However, the true function of sexuality in legitimate initiatic traditions is for the exaltation of the Spirit inherent in human beings. 

Robert Zink seems stuck in a fundamentalist paradigm in which he sees sex is evil, dirty, or something to be overcome and left behind. This is completely opposite the Hermetic and Rosicrucian traditions that Robert Zink claims to be an initiate and teacher of. Unlike philosophies and religions that scorn the flesh, Hermetic and Rosicucian alchemy do not reject matter. Matter is rather seen as the Prima Materia to be sublimated and transmuted into Spirit! And the Hermetic, Rosicrucian, and Tantric traditions universally agree that sexuality is an important internal fire for this transmutation. And in the Golden Dawn, all of the rites, symbols, and even implements and vestments are permeated through and through with the fundamental doctrine of sexual polarity. 

This is not the first time that Robert Zink has demonstrated such a profound ignorance of the Hermetic, Rosicrucian, and Golden Dawn traditions, merely to try to scare people away from our order by trying to evoke people's fear around sexuality. This is also not the first time that I have published a refutation of such nonsense either.

In this earlier blog you can read what prominent GD members, A.E. Waite, Florence Farr, Dion Fortune, Paul Foster Case and even Moina and S.L. MacGregor Mathers actually write and have to say about sexuality and the Golden Dawn.

Note that Robert Zink has not responded to a single point raised in the above linked blog. Instead, he is merely publishing yet more propaganda loaded with silly scare tactics. 

The entire Golden Dawn community is fed up with the silly flame war that has harmed the reputation of the entire Golden Dawn tradition over the last two decades. Over the years Robert Zink has attacked our order with the most vile lies imaginable. He has slipped up and been caught publishing false and libelous Nazi rumors on his own blog, for example. The really nasty stuff Robert Zink has routinely instead published on anonymous websites and blogs. 

Robert, the entire Golden Dawn community sees through what you are doing. Even the members of your own order want this nonsense to stop once and for all.

The time has come, Robert Zink, for you once and for all to renounce all negative marketing and harmful scare tactics. The time has come for you to also stop publishing fear mongering "anonymous" websites and blogs. All of this harms the reputation of the entire Golden Dawn.

I have no objection. Robert, to the New Age and fundamentalist direction you have taken the EOGD in. The Golden Dawn community thrives on its diversity.

But even the members of your own order (EOGD) are fed up with flame war and fear mongering and have already begun voting with their feet. 

In recent months, unprecedented numbers of  EOGD members have been leaving your order and joining ours. Our resources are stretched from this unexpected influx of members leaving your order. We are doing our best to accommodate them all, but it would be much better if you would simply clean up your act so that they would want to stay in the EOGD instead.

Is it not time, Robert, that you finally listen to your order members and begin to deliver on the promises you made them? 

The members of your order see through what you are doing - and they are as fed up with flame war and fear mongering as the rest of the entire Golden Dawn community is!

I urge you, Robert. Clean up your act NOW, before it is too late ...

... Otherwise, you may soon find yourself Chief of an empty order.

David Griffin

G.H. Frater Lux Ex Septentrionis
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"


  1. Interestingly, and sadly, Robert Zink is uncomfortable with the idea of "sex magick" and/or orgies, because he needs to be the center focus of attention at all times, this is what inhibits him.
    To him, sex in the GD system is ok if:
    #1 you are him.
    #2 He is the only male around or getting any.
    #3 No one knows about it
    #4 the female/s is/are AT LEAST 15 years younger than he is.
    In other words, his cover of purity comes from an unconscious existential insecurity which leads him to need to dominate and control others. This is why he cannot have a mature relationship with someone his at his own level, it is why he abused the people in his own order, and it is why he may end up old and alone, or in prison.
    The people in (formerly) his Order are so traumatized by his unconsciousness, and inability to form genuine relationships, that they developed Stockholm syndrome. I am not trying to be mean at all, but many of them have and or do suffer from Stockholm syndrome in which one learns to needs loves and accept their abuser.
    I hope someday before he is gone from this earth that he will learn true humility and will have an awakening that will allow him to see that his life has brought suffering to this world and that he has time to live genuinely and apologize to those he has hurt so he can find healing.

  2. How true! I don't suppose you were around when he was turning Rita out to all the male adepts and a couple of 4-7's in Fontana were you? I was one of the adepts who fell for the whole idea that this was "helping the order" by doing a sex rite to bring money into a shop the EOGD owned. While we all thought it felt good and empowering, it wasn't magic; it was just Robert Zink's sick form of manipulation of Rita and the rest of us. Looking back now, and knowing what I know about Robert and that order today, I realize he was doing this to screw up her boyfriend, also an adept, emotionally so that he could exert more control over him through breaking him down and then coming back around as his "counselor" and "savior." That's how sick Robert Zink truly is.