The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was an influential occult group in late 19th century England, and a major influence on most 20th century magic. Occult luminaries associated with the Order include S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Allan Bennett, and Aleister Crowley, among others; William Butler Yeats and actress Florence Farr were among other members. Those strongly influenced in later incarnatons and descendants included Dion Fortune, Paul Foster Case, and Israel Regardie. Various groups using the teaching and ritual methods of the original Order still exist, sometimes engaging in paper battles over their own and their rivals' legitimacy. The Golden Dawn was a kind of esotericized mixed-gender Freemasonry combining symbols from old grimoires and fresh imaginations, all structured by a version of the Tree of Life derived from Kircher. There were strong areas of common interest and leadership overlap between the Freemasonic/Rosicrucian Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA), Theosophy, the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, and the Golden Dawn.

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Golden Aeon
Essays about the history, magic, and structure of the Golden Dawn that were utilized in the research for 'Golden Aeon', a Victorian occult drama.
The Golden Dawn
An overview of the Golden Dawn.
The Golden Dawn Lecture Series
Includes the outer and inner order instructions, the Flying Rolls and the initiation ceremonies from Neophyte to Adeptus Exemptus.
The Golden Dawn Library Project
A collective effort to make the corpus of materials deriving from the Golden Dawn available online.
Golden Dawn Web Ring
A ring of various web sites related to the Golden Dawn.
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in Britain
Offers information and services in the Golden Dawn tradition for the United Kingdom.
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Webring
For information on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
The Mystica: Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Article describing the history of and people involved with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
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