Updated: Jan 28, 2020
That’s damn right, son. We’re having THE talk. I heard you wanted to get into Hermetics… is it because you looked up “occult” online? Did it seem like worthwhile information? Because, son…it is. IT WAS. IT still, MIGHT BE.
Honestly, there’s a lot of valuable things in Hermetics and we have to pay respect where it’s due. But also, don’t you for one second think that something easily found & mainstream isn’t corrupted in one way, or another.
Hermetic Philosophy, well…the Golden Dawn, in particular, was based off of John Dee & Edward Kelley’s Enochian escapades.
The combination of the symbols and how they were used in tandem (for Enochian), were NEVER supposed to be taken out of context the way those that started the Golden Dawn (and Aleister Crowley), ran off with it [credit to author Jason Louve].
In my opinion, a lot of misleading information was incorporated into Hermetics and those tweaked versions, became mainstream. So - learn your basic archetypes and put on your discernment goggles!
The Golden Dawn (although I’m not expertly versed in it) seems to have some gems and decent philosophies.
However, I think quite a big chunk of the practice is actually very Saturnian.
"Why is Saturnian practice bad?" I can't spell it all out for you but there's a reason I say this. Not to say that working with Saturn sometimes can't be beneficial in some ways.
Crowley was part of MI6 (and was a big proponent in The Golden Dawn - many didn't want Crowley involved with TGD, however, he seems to have been planted into the group at a very high rank and things seemed to start moving faster with the initiate programs and temples..hmmm).
Israel Regardie (author of newest edition of the Golden Dawn) is also a Mason, so... I smell misdirection and misinfo hidden in the Golden Dawn - and if not, then it's filled with some sort of practice that "they" would want you to use.
John Dee & Edward Kelley also said that Enochian was apocalyptic magic. Said that its symbols weren’t meant to be broken down and used alone…. Or used at all. But the people in the Golden Dawn did not give 2 f***s.
Now, you can believe me or not - but I've heard and studied it enough to the point where I do think that working with true Enochian Magick is definitively apocalyptic.
Also, won't explain or go into it as it involves the stories and experiences of others.
I should charge for this content:
The Enochian Angels told Dee & Kelley that Enochian magic was LITERALLY FOR expediting the apocalypse, or the coming of anti-christ. The Angels wanted the Earth to be led under one government and one religion, alongside many other NWO correlations.
This means that The Golden Dawn’s practice, in part, has elements for hastening the apocalypse (and is probably not the most beneficial for you). The earlier versions of TGD are probably more pure, powerful, and positive than the past few newest editions of TGD.
The earlier edition books (talking about the first 3 editions) are pricey.
I mean, COME TF ON most of every rite from the Golden Dawn invokes a sh*t ton of spirits... or should i say...
DEMONS & ENTITIES
Dee, the astrologist, mathematician, occultist, and magi, was Queen Elizabeth I’s advisor. He’s the one that laid down many of the plans for the NWO that are still being carried out today. These plans were thought out in the 1550s -1600. If not the plans - then the concepts are still being carried on to THIS very day. Don't forget that many of those plans might’ve needed adapting and adjustments.