Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn
The Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn is a community of magickal practitioners, mostly of Pagan background, who have gathered to work the Golden Dawn System.
As Western Civilization enters a new Aeon, so must its esoteric traditions. Our solution is not to destroy the old traditions, but to make them new again.
The Order is a manifestation and heir of the Golden Dawn current—that is, an autonomous entity, but one that draws upon the knowledge, experience, practices and spirit of the system of magical training and attainment developed by the original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. That Order was in turn an heir to the Hermeticists, Alchemists and Magi of the Renaissance and of the Classical world.
Since most of the original order’s material is published, and the world is very different from what it was at the start of the 20th century, they do not operate in secrecy or keep secrets save what is needed for confidentiality or security. They are an Order that has heard the word of Thelema and seen how it improves their Golden Dawn practice.