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Nick Farrell was born in the UK and raised in New Zealand. At the age of four he suffered from a series of nighttime terrors. He saw things and he knew they were not dreams but they appeared real.
These visions lasted until he was 17 when he bought his first set of Tarot cards and suddenly found himself in a Golden Dawn offshoot called Builders of the Adytum. Nick started to read everything he could find on the Golden Dawn and Magic.
Nick is the author of Making Talismans, which has turned out to be an esoteric classic. He also wrote Magical Pathworking, The Druidic Order of Pendragon (with Colin Robertson), Gathering the Magic and Egyptian Shaman.
In 2008 he moved to Rome where he wrote two more books on the Golden Dawn. Later that year he established the Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea—a traditional Golden Dawn based order that already has five temples worldwide and a correspondence course.
In 2010 he decided to take his order out of the Golden Dawn egregrore so that it could evolve into something that reflected his own magical direction.
Nick is the Editor of the Hermetic Journal which is a quarterly journal dedicated to ritual magic.