Grade-Specific and Order-Wide Online Classes to Resume Soon!
GDCSS Bookclub Resuming with Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism.
"Heed these words, you who wish to probe the depths of Nature:
If you do not find within your Self that which you seek, neither will you find it outside.
If you ignore the wonders of your own House, how do you expect to find other wonders?
In you is hidden the Treasure of Treasures.
Know Thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods."
- Temple of Apollo at Delphi, by Proxy of Luxor, Ancient Egypt
Welcome to the Golden Dawn Collegium Spiritu Sancti. Ours is a Hermetic Fraternity and Occult School dedicated to the spiritual evolution of humanity. Here, the principles of the Western Mystery Tradition, Hermetics, Occult Science, Esoteric Knowledge, and Practical Mysticism are passed down, from teacher to student, for the further progression of their individual spiritual paths and callings. Ours is a practical school wherein diligent study and practice are carefully guided to produce the Great and Inner Initiation within each of our members, while they artistically apply and practice their Arcane Knowledge in the outer laboratory of Reality. Above and beyond this, we are a fellowship of like-minded individuals, brought together by fraternal bonds formed of mental, emotional, and spiritual revelatory experiences.
The Golden Dawn Tradition itself began over 120 years ago, born from the desire of a very small handful of people to not only research Ancient Esoteric (hidden) Knowledge, but to also put that knowledge into practice and apply it for both their own personal development, and for the collective development of all mankind. The knowledge handed down to them from ancient times planted a seed within their heart, and that seed took root and burned like a fire within them, and within the hearts and lives of countless thousands since then, just as it had done for millennia before.
Our Topics of Practice and Study Include, but aren't Limited To:
Although we are a volunteer organization, we continuously strive to provide our brothers and sisters the highest quality of service possible, so that we may assist one another on our paths of personal spiritual exploration, learning, and development. No persons spiritual development in our fraternity is considered to be of greater or lesser importance than anyone else's, and this ideal carries over into the services we offer our members.
We recognize the idea of sifting through all of these topics may seem daunting. Some topics may even be foreign to you. But by gradually working through our comprehensive study program, gaining assistance and guidance from our trained tutors, and using all the resources available to you, you'll quickly find that what may have once seemed daunting or confusing now comes as second nature for you, and new portals of wisdom and exploration will increasingly be opened to you.
We encourage you to research occult study and initiation. It's not for everybody. It can simultaneously be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever be involved in, and one of the most challenging. It's certainly not the path to "easy-street" that Hollywood and contemporary fiction would lead you to believe. All that we can offer is the opportunity to pursue Hermetic Initiation and training in the safest and most effective way possible. It's up to you to do the work.
Please feel free to look around our website for additional information on the topics mentioned here. If you have further questions, please feel free to Contact Us as we would be grateful to help however we can. If you are interested in a more formal explanation of what membership in our Order means, or what it's like, you may request either an in-person or an over-the-phone orientation. If you feel that membership in an authentic initiatory system such as ours is the right move for you, please fill out an Application for Membership and one of our senior members will contact you.