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, "David Jones" <choronzon.club@...>
> > But Westcott as you know and for the poster you answered was also
> > of the Theosophical Society and I suspect that Westcott was the
> > force behind organizing The Golden Dawn. I think, though I could
> > Westcott wanted the Golden Dawn to be more Theosophical then quasi
> Actually it seems like a combination of the two. The degrees of the
> GD are based loosely on the Masonic SRIA, whereas the underlying
> teachings are generally Theosophical, though with more substance.
> Substance that was mainly supplied by Mathers translations of
> Qabalistic texts, Budge and 19th C. interpretations of the Dee
> material. Theosophy is hardly systematic and the founders of the GD,
> if anything, were trying to make occult knowledge into a systematic
> study. Clearly Wescott seemed to want an SRIA with girls, for rather
> obvious reasons.
> Love Jones
The US SRIA has to my knowledge no recognized masonic affiliation
Although many groups originating during that time period did do under
Christain hermetic and alchemical backgrounds. The Britist SRIA is of
course still active and is definitely masonic.
Although, I wonder if we can logically draw anything from the GD tie
in with the US SRIA at this time, as its ancient history and no longer
of contemporary value.