The Essential Golden Dawn
Chic Cicero &
Sandra Tabatha Cicero
Published by Llewellyn
It is always refreshing to find a book that does what it sets out to. This volume is an excellent primer for those wishing to learn more about the Golden Dawn, its magic and the developments that led to its creation.
The Ciceros have for the last twenty years been performing a very important task, adding flesh to the skeleton of Golden Dawn material made available by Israel Regardie. They are to be complimented on expounding the material in a clear and concise way, whilst still managing to preserve the flavour of the original current.
This volume is divided into seven sections each containing a number of chapters. These are “Hermeticism and the Western Esoteric Tradition”, “A Brief History of the Golden Dawn”, “Magic: What it is and How it Works”, “The Structure of the Golden Dawn System”, “Golden Dawn Rituals”, “Golden Dawn Teachings: What Is Included” and “The Work of a Golden Dawn Magician”. All in all this is an invaluable book for any student of modern magic and especially the Golden Dawn.