THE NEW GOLDEN DAWN
Issued by the
Thelemic Order and
Temple of the Golden Dawn
By Christopher Hyatt
(Frater Supreme Chief)
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The purpose of Western Tantra is to purify the psycho-spiritual
system by synergistically combining "masculine" activity (YANG)
with "feminine" passivity (YIN). Through the practices of
Western Tantra there is a "mixing" of these male and female
energies. This is accomplished by direct sexual practices which
release the super-human energy Hindus call Kundalini, culminating
in orgastic bliss. The mixing of sexual powers in a controlled
fashion is designed to impart to each participant the qualities
of his/her opposite energy. This in turn breaks open the shell
of our confinement and allows us to witness the vital energy of
the Impersonal working through our form. I call this Revelation
in the Now.
Thus for the male, female qualities are implanted and for the
female, male qualities are implanted. For those who have
received this dual quality of consciousness a new life springs
forth from the deep and exalted roots of the Lotus.
Kundalini is action. It is the roots of the male and female
flower divided by the Act of the Goddess making Herself known to
Herself, reaching out with conscious intention to re-unite in
bliss. Thus the pain of division is redeemed by the joy of
union. In this sense, the trauma of creation is healed, allowing
the world to leap into its next stage of evoltion. It is the
dance of the moment.
This "sexual-spiritual-mixing" makes each participant whole,
through the process of rendering duality conscious. Thus, the
male active principle is "tempered" by the female passive power,
giving him a deeper and wider perspective of life, and of course
the female also acquires the benefit of expansion from the
addition of the "male" qualities.
The feminization of the masculine and the masculization of the
feminine creates a sweetness and tenderness beyond mere
description, without losing clarity and strength. This results
from the Melting process. As melt down takes place the window of
the divine is opened.
The essence of all great religious and esoteric orders is the
regulation of the psycho-sexual powers. Many secret religious
orders had as their foundation the practice of sacred sexual
acts. However, many of them, including the Order of the Golden
Dawn, disguised these practices for obvious reasons (fear of the
church and state) -- or, which is more likely, had forgotten that
they even existed.
Many proponents of the Golden Dawn and related traditions, like
Waite and Felkins, were so "Christianized" that they were even
sex negative, attempting to live the life of the Puritan and of
course influencing modern occultism in an ascetic direction.
Others, like Crowley and Regardie, preserved the essence of the
ancient order, knowing that the proper use of the Psycho-Sexual
brought true enlightenment. This is why Dr. Regardie felt that
Reich's therapy was the best therapy for the aspiring student.
However, he knew that while Reich's therapy would lead to a form
of orgastic potency, it would never lead to true enlightenment.
Reich himself had no use for Eastern practices, which of course
included Yoga. Dr. Regardie often told me that Reich must have
known of Tantra, or if he didn't he should have.
The Golden Dawn is a development of the Rosicrucian Order
(mystics who called themselves Knights of the Rosy Cross) who
borrowed the symbols and colors of earlier pagan groups, mystical
Jews, the Egyptians and the Hindus. These were later transformed
into Christian symbols. Remember the Rosicrucian symbol was a
White Rose with a Red Cross. During the Crusades the Christians
adopted the symbol and said that it was representative of
"innocence and blood" when in fact it was the emblem of the
"Assassins" (a mispronunciation of the Saracenic Brotherhood of
Hashishim, the "hashish takers"), the forerunner of the Knights
Templar. The Rose represented the female anatomy and the Cross,
the male. The new Golden Dawn which is now emerging no longer
has to disguise its real purposes or its association with the
Knights Templar, the Illuminati and other Tantric groups.
The practice of Western Tantra brings the energy up from Malkuth
to Kether. As you develop your practice, you bring Kether back
down to Malkuth, finally "mixing" both in Tiphareth. This form
of Intercourse is intentional and conscious. In concrete terms,
we bring the force up, and we bring the force down, mixing them
at the point of Tiphareth, the center of the Tree of Life, whose
correlate within the physical body is the region of the Heart.
This idea is similar to the principle of the Hexagram which is an
ancient Hindu symbol of Tantra. The "lower" Triangle of the
Hexagram is the female principle, reaching up, and the "higher"
Triangle, the male principle reaches down. Their mutual desire
is Union, and each must be willing to leave something behind for
the sake of that Union. This divine union of the King and the
Queen is experienced in the orgastic "wedding night" resulting in
a New Child -- the Magickal Child.
Love is the law, love under will.
Fra.'. Adonai Achad
(Christopher S. Hyatt)