Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in Britain

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn®
in Britain


For many years the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn® has been the touchstone for the different magical traditions in the United Kingdom. It has been the influence for some of the Western Mystery Tradition's greatest names including William Wynn Westcott and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, Aleister Crowley, Alan Bennett, Florence Farr, A.E. Waite, Dion Fortune, Colonel Seymour, Christine Hartley, W.E. Butler and W.B. Yeats.

Although the direct lineage of the original order ended when the Whare Ra temple in New Zealand closed its doors, almost immediately it found a new, more modern expression in the United States in 1977. This Order was formed under the direct mentorship of Israel Regardie.

For the last decade, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn® has been operating in the birthplace of the original order. This modern expression is a School of the Soul, which balances the seeker and provides him or her with the Hermetic knowledge and experience required to walk the path of magic.

The Order uses the traditional methods of the Golden Dawn to help an individual to know themselves and to bring about change in their lives. All initiations are performed free of charge.

The Order opens its doors to people of all religions and races, so that all its members can experience the more practical applications of ceremonial magic with Egyptian, Judeo-Christian, Greek, Gnostic, Rosicrucian and Masonic elements. The curriculum includes the study of Qabalah, astrology, divination, inner alchemy, Egyptian magic, skrying and Enochian magic.

The Order remains secret and membership is limited. There are several temples in the United Kingdom. We are not interested in huge organisations but would rather focus on small, devoted groups who do magical work.