Golden Dawn Initiation Precepts - *Hierophant*
The Z-Documents indicate that two Inner Order Members are necessary to form a working initiating vortex of Light.
According to the Z-Documents, the Hierophant must be a member of the Inner Order.
Equally, according to the Z-Documents, there must be a member of the dais (Imperator, Cancellarius or Premonstrator) present at any initiation. These are members of the Second Order. Quote from Folio 2 of the Cipher MSS:
“6. Adepts sit on a raised place
(Smaller temples may find this difficult and will have to adjust by having white chairs)
7. with the Hierophant
8. incense should be burning
9. in the temple at all ceremonies
10. three chiefs each 5=6 should
11. hold a template
12. one of whom must be present
13.at all ceremonies”
That in spite of any publication in the past, present or future, the teachings of the original Inner Order must remain with very minor exceptions within the Rosicrucian Order and completely concealed from the Outer Order.
Whether a member of the First or Outer Order has passed through the veil toward the Inner Order will be revealed through taking the office of the Hierophant or of one of the daises.
Order secrecy is strongly emphasized in the 0=0 ceremony.
We regard the above tenets as valid and rooted in the Esoteric Golden Dawn tradition as delineated and practiced by S.L. McGregor-Mathers. This document is part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the classic Golden Dawn spirit, and to rally all Golden Dawn practitioners behind the core beliefs, practices and principles that give structure, strength and power to our magical work. The above tenets are in no way meant to stifle individuality, nor is it meant to cast differing groups in dubious light: it is meant to consolidate the staggering potential of the Esoteric Golden Dawn and to focus it into one powerful healing ray.
As a species, we are ever changing and growing and what we create reflects this, but some things must remain unchanged in order for growth to be structured and for it to accomplish our will and aspiration. It is our hope that all Golden Dawn groups with their various individual characteristics will join forces in bringing healing energy into the world. While we respect the differing and varied opinions held by other groups, we firmly believe that following the classic Golden Dawn Tradition as taught by S.L. McGregor-Mathers will harmonize our collective current and give us tremendous power and structure in bringing great and wonderful changes into this sick and dying world.
HEGEMON: “Inheritor of a dying world, we call thee to the living beauty.”
HIEREUS: “Wanderer in the wild Darkness, we call thee to the gentle Light.”
HIEROPHANT: “Long has thou dwelt in the darkness, quit the night and seek the day. “
Crédit photo : Michel Gauthier (Canada)