Friday, November 18, 2011

The Matrix and the Golden Dawn

by David Griffin

My entire adult life, I have been haunted by one, solitary, unshakable idea. In fact, this single notion has entirely shaped a spiritual quest that would take me not only to the far corners of the Earth - but lead me on the greatest occult adventure I ever could have imagined, namely that:

"Reality is not what it seems."

I grew up in the 60's - And in the 70's transmuted the 60's Mantra, "Challenge Authority," into my personal prime directive: "Challenge Reality." In fact, this was to later become the fundamental leitmotif of my entire spiritual quest.

Thus my magical career began with a quest to prove that the walls of reality are not at all as solid as they seem. My magic wand, to this end, I consecrated having climbed to the apex, on top of the the Great Pyramid of Egypt. To follow up, I invoked all of the angels of the decans and the quinants at the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.

I spent thousands of dollars constructing my magical implements and even many thousands more chasing the predictible path of total solar eclipses around the world - celebrating one ritual more incredible than the other under the light of precious minutes of solar totality.

To celebrate the first Uranus-Neptune conjunction in history that mankind was conscious of (February 2, 1993) I managed to spend the entire night alone inside the King's chamber of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. Although it cost a fortune to bribe the guards, to me it was worth every penny to prove to myself that I could do even this, as reality is not at all what it seems!

The other notion that shaped my spiritual path like no other has been a persistent belief that there is life inside the Sun. As a kid, I was practically weaned on Star Trek, and yet, while everyone else was asking "is there life on other planets," I have always been utterly convinced that there is life inside the Stars.

All of this, of course, eventually led me to the Golden Dawn, and later to a deeper, more occulted, inner school of the Hermetic tradition, where I found notions like the Inner Planes and the Solar Body - that made final sense of the labours of Hercules I had completed along my spiritual quest.

I guess therefore, it should come as a surprise to no one that when "The Matrix" first came out in 1999, the year I wrote the Ritual Magic Manual, and the year of the Reformation of the Alpha et Omega, it quickly became one of my all time favorite films.

I am therefore extremely pleased to read a most wonderful article here, written by my talented disciple, GH Frater Sincerus Renatus, about The Matrix and the Golden Dawn. To what Frater S.R. has already said so eloquently, I have but one thing to add:

To all my readers, and to all members of the Golden Dawn everywhere, I invite you to remember:

"There is no spoon!"


  1. Howdy Gh Frater Les,

    I humbly make a request (as a blog troll?)
    That you do a blog about The pros/cons of using enochian vision magic before you reach 5=6.
    Also the actual history why some authors consider it evil/alien or dangeourus etc. And possible benifits to the use thereof.
    Q: do the angels merely react to your beliefs and treat you accordingly?
    Q: is it your state of mind during evocation/invocation?
    Or your state of actual purity/caringness/selflessness,
    Or ambition?
    Q: Does your enochian magic affect people living with you without their knowledge or participation?
    Forgive my abruptness/noobness, but I would Love to see everyone's opinions to consider....thanks in advance fr,. SID

  2. Hi I again GH Fratre Les,

    To be clear,
    It,s not so much that I want to practice enochian,
    I know I am just not Worthy/Ready etc.
    But how can I "keep them off me"?
    If my roommate does?
    I am really not too worried but still
    Gnosis Is a good thing, but that is painfull
    In this I can settle (for now) for just knowledge.
    As I see It the so called Angels do not like us/ or just me lol
    And we/I would be harassing them for (what I consider important but in reality is not).from Sid

  3. No spoon, or We are the spoon!

    Change yourself change the spoon.

    Enjoyable posting David :-)