The Golden Dawn system of magic was first formed in 1888 by William Robert Woodman, Samuel Liddell “MacGregor” Mathers, and William Wynn Westcott and while much attention has been given to the personal dynamics of the founding members of the Order and to the rituals the little known documents collectively known as the ‘Flying Rolls’. These documents were written by high grade adepts within the Inner Order based on their experiences and study of the tradition. For the first time ever the Flying Rolls documents are coming under review by a variety of modern day magicians within the current incarnation of the tradition. As a collaborative endeavour it provides a variety of views on some rarely seen material. As author and blogger Peregrin Wildoak commented, “Too Pagan for all this ceremonial nonsense?! You’re wrong. Beloved mother of Wicca, Doreen Valiente, learnt some magic from these rolls, and made her own notes on them. So can you!” Below is a copy of the press-releases from the Ciceros and from Kerubim Press which was shared on Aurora Aurea Hibernia
“This book is a cooperative effort between members of various Golden Dawn orders and temples who wish to make the teachings of our beloved tradition more accessible to the public. Each of these essays, on the Flying Rolls of the original Golden Dawn, were chosen by various practitioners in the wider Golden Dawn Community to provide a commentary. Some of the commentaries clarify the material while others expand it into new, fresh horizons. Each of these commentaries capture the flavor, insight, and the approach of their respective author.” – “Foreword to the Commentaries on the Golden Dawn Flying Rolls” by Chic and Tabatha Cicero
KERUBIM PRESS has announced the imminent release of its latest esoteric title, Commentaries on the Golden Dawn Flying Rolls by the Golden Dawn Community (ISBN 978-1-908705-07-5), due to launch on 14 June 2013. The book weighs in at 440 pages, packed not only with all 36 Flying Rolls (including rare material), but with additional magical teachings, historical insights, and commentaries from members of a variety of modern Golden Dawn orders, including well-known authors like Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Aaron Leitch, Nick Farrell and Peregrin Wildoak. Anyone working with the Golden Dawn system of magic, and, indeed, anyone working in the Western Mystery Tradition as a whole, will find this an indispensible addition to their bookshelves. Check out the back cover description:
This book contains the 36 pivotal papers given to Adepts in the original Golden Dawn order, providing key insights and instructions into the theory and practice of magic, from theurgy, imagination and symbolism to clairvoyance, divination and telesmatic images. For the first time these texts are brought together in a single printed volume, along with some rare administrative versions that were all but ignored by modern eyes. In addition, extensive and insightful commentaries from modern Golden Dawn magicians from a variety of orders are here provided, adding to the corpus of teaching provided in the Flying Rolls themselves.
The contributors to this book include: Frater A.M., Frater AR, Deanna Bonds, Christopher Bradford, Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Ian Cowburn, Morgan Drake Eckstein, Nick Farrell, Paola Farrell, Lauren Gardner, Jayne Gibson, Frater Goya, VH Frater IOV, Aaron Leitch, Liza Llewellyn, Joseph Max, Frater Philomancer, VH Soror QQDAM, Samuel Scarborough, Eric V. Sisco, Rachael Walker, Sam Webster, Harry Wendrich, Peregrin Wildoak, Frater Yechidah, Frater YShY The book will retail for $29.99, £19.99, €24.99, or AU$29.99. It will be available through all major online bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and The Book Depository. Bookstores are welcome to contact Kerubim Press to inquire about wholesale options.