Khemetic Golden Dawn
Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
The Golden Dawn & Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society are freestyle ritual groups, inspired by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the celebrated occult society that flourished at the end of the last century. The magick we practice is a modern equivalent of the old Hermetic Order of the GD system.
One of the aims of our groups is to disseminate authentic information about the occult. Our interests include ceremonial magick, witchcraft, tantra, kabbalah, shamanism, runes, the thelemic magick of Aleister Crowley, and others.
We are currently working to re-establish a resource centre/House of Life in Oxford, UK. This will include space for small ritual gatherings and magical work etc. It is envisaged as a resource also available for the wider pagan community. It may take a while to make this happen, maybe not today but someday, hopefully soon. A special fund is being established to receive donations and levees from other groups working with our materials. If you’d like to make a small bequest or donation please get in touch.
Basic Learning materials
1. There is a free PDF course in the basics of magick available which includes a suggested list of books to read. If you want to view the teaching materials for the course, these are available in the PDF.
2. Journey to Abydos. A basic online meditation designed to compliment the techniques in the PDF. Click Journey to Abydos
3. Ombos Web page.There are many useful resources on the Ombos.co.uk website, including calendars and templates for equipment, ritual calendar etc Khemetic Ritual Calendar.
4. Print Book: Mogg Morgan’s Tankhem: Seth and Egyptian Magick is the first in a series of print publications that also cover some of this ground
Find this on the Mandrake publishers webpage (and soon Kindle).
Love is the Law Love under Will
The Golden Dawn Society exists to promote a wider understanding of magick and the occult. We totally reject the notion that we are in any way evil. Those who have sought to label us as ‘black’ or evil, either do not know or do not want to know the facts about modern pagan belief. Paganism is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of different practices including witchcraft, ritual magick, Thelema, etc. Paganism has no creed or dogma, but there are common goals amongst pagans. One of these is a belief in the power of magick. To paraphrase Aleister Crowley, magick is the science and art of causing change within ourselves and our environment by the use of the human will. Magick has always played an important role in almost all known societies of the past and, we believe the future. Magick is a reputable activitity practiced by people of every colour, gender, nationality, sexuality etc. Another central tenet of paganism is tolerance. We demand that the tolerance, pagans have traditionally shown to other viewpoints and faiths is in turn given to us. We have no political aspirations other than the right to pursue our chosen way, without discrimination. Where this brings us into conflict with the conventional view – as for instance over access to sacred sites, the right to marry, name our children and conduct our own funerals – we reserve the right to campaign in an open and democratic manner.
© OGDOS 1981