We all recognize
that the classical Golden Dawn is but an outer, prepatory school
for the True Order, begun by our ancient Fraters in the
Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross and continued by Mathers, Wescott
and Woodman, known as the Second or Inner Order. (I will
not name it otherwise, so as not to confuse it with the organization
that has commercialized the name by trademarking it.).
Five principles were set down to be followed by the Brotherhood
of the Rosy Cross, the fifth of which was to heal, and that
In the Neophyte Initiation, this primary principle is espoused
by the Hierophant as the candidate kneels west of the altar:
come in the power of Light, I come in the Light of wisdom, I
come in the mercy of Light, the Light hath healing in its wings."
Knowing the Neophyte Initiation provides the foundation of our
beloved system, we must recognize the importance of these words,
and understand that the Hierophant is not just listing his credentials,
but charging -- challenging -- each and every one of us
to become a living vessel for this power, to bring forth the
wisdom, mercy and healing of Light!
This raises a question: In all the books, lectures, articles
and documents on the classical Golden Dawn system, why is there
no mention of healing? By far, the healing arts are the
most neglected of all the teachings within the Golden Dawn system,
but the student of the mysteries should not despair, for they
are taught, and are a living part of the oral tradition! In
pursuit of power, the subtle references made to the very core
of our system are overlooked; but, in reality, all else should
lead us to this culminating point of the teachings of the Golden
Those who have made an indepth study of the initiations of the
Golden Dawn system know that every word, every gesture, and
every symbol has purpose and meaning far deeper than implied
on the surface. Often, subtlety is an indicator of importance.
This is the case with the teachings of healing. The bulk
of these teachings have been maintained in the oral tradition
of the Golden Dawn system, passed from one generation to the
next, from mouth to ear. Only those truly living in the
current of Light recognize the vital importance of these teachings
to the realization of the Magic of Light.
The Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn ®. remains
true to these teachings. Every full moon, our Order performs
a Healing Rite dedicated to the fulfillment of all petitions
submitted. Adepts use various healing techniques to help
members and non-members alike. Hands on healing is performed,
as well as magical work. Training for healing begins in
the grade of Neophyte, with simple but effective techniques
that can introduce the student to the concepts of healing.
High grade members begin instruction in a healing technique
developed by V.H. Frater P.C.A. and V.H. Frater T.D.L., as well
as the rest of the Adept body, called Ruach Healing.
Ruach Healing is a technique based on energy manipulation and
transformation utilizing Qabalistic principles found in the
Tree of Life. The level of potency and power directed by the
trained Adept is not a toy or something for experimentation.
There is always the risk of self-injury or injury to the person
who is receiving the healing Light. In essence, Healing
of this kind can only truly be performed by an experienced and
dedicated Hierophant who has training in the intense invocation
If you have questions about the healing teachings of the Order,
or any other subject, please send a request to info@mystic-mystic-magic.
Also, please feel free to submit a healing
petition, available at this site.