- 93 ... 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 areMessage 1 of 37 , Sep 7, 2006View Source93
> But Westcott as you know and for the poster you answered was also a memberActually it seems like a combination of the two. The degrees of the
> of the Theosophical Society and I suspect that Westcott was the driving
> force behind organizing The Golden Dawn. I think, though I could be wrong,
> Westcott wanted the Golden Dawn to be more Theosophical then quasi Masonic.
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
- ... have ... you? ... My apologies if there is somekind of connection between the famous rosicrucian order and me. Although, I have been fortunate to acceptMessage 37 of 37 , Oct 20, 2006View Source--- In email@example.com, "Isabel" <Isabelbe@...> wrote:
> I am sorry for taking such time to respond. 31 years of Work must
> given you quite a pool of experience. You sign yourself `initiateyou?
> of "Masonic Rosicrucian Society"". Quite a number of groups claim
> reference to Rosicrucian line of thought. What does it imply for
>My apologies if there is somekind of connection between the famous
> Best wishes from Denmark,
rosicrucian order and me. Although, I have been fortunate to accept
initiation with one such body associated with masonry.
Each mason has their own unique interpretation of what the teachings
or light means to them.
I could not simply write away my own in a few lines, but I will say
that masonry is a good thing and worthy of study.