Golden Dawn leaders, against all evidence, are suddenly publically claiming they are God.
Before we go much further we need to explain that the original Golden Dawn did not go beyond the 7=4 Grade, even then rituals for these two grades only existed in the Stella Matutina and Waite’s Holy Order.
The 7=4 concluded the Golden Dawn’s second order work. But there was a shadowy Third Order (8=3, 9=2 and 10=1) which was supposed to be behind that Order which was supposed to be populated by supermen, Secret Chiefs, and other aliens.
To get into the Third Order you had to be a God, or dead, or both. You did this by crossing the abyss which, according to the books, was were you “sacrificed your personal conscious for your infinite divine one.” Crowley claimed to have managed it, but he did so by buggering a terrified student in the desert by pretending to be an Enochian demon (who did not exist), so we don’t think that counts.
It is important to point out that the founders of the Golden Dawn never claimed to be more than 7=4.
So, why are Golden Dawn leaders suddenly starting to claim stupidly high grades?
The first one was Pat Zalewski’s number two and former leader of Robert Zink’s group Martin Thibeault. Thibeault interrupted a debate on a Facebook group about who was the most influential modern Golden Dawn leader to tell everyone he was a 9=2 or Magus grade and that adepts in his Order were far superior to anyone on the list it was just no one knew who they were.
“The whole thing is rather strange…i (sic) have yet to meet someone in the world with more experience, training, and first hand oral tradition than Pat Zalewski and Pat recently gave me my 9=2…we have Adepts in our Order for example whom know one knows and whim have never published who would make some people on that list look like novices.”
Pat Zaleski was on the list but has never made any public announcements about his grade. The bombshell was really that Thibeault was announcing that he was 9=2 on Facebook!
According to the Golden Dawn, what makes you a 9=2 is that you realise that you are God looking at yourself in the mirror. Now it is possible for Thibeault to look into a mirror and say “I am God” but that is not the sort of spiritual realisation that the Golden Dawn had in mind. You are supposed to see yourself as the infinite universe mirroring an infinite God. So Thibeault is saying “tremble with fear tiny mortals I am the universe and I mirror the One Thing.”
Obviously declaring yourself as a god amongst men should mean that you should be a creature of spiritual note.
It would be but Thibeault has been embarrassing himself lately trying to hard sell a gold pyramid scheme called Karatbars* which is just the sort of thing you expect from a universal god.
However, his announcement made our favourite comedy Golden Dawn leader David Griffin absolutely furious. He has previously claimed to have crossed the abyss and had been signing himself off as an 8=3. This made Thibeault’s claim to outrank him deeply embarrassing.
Griffin took time from his business schedule of peddling conspiracy theories about chem-trails, and other nuttiness, to claim that his Order now offered a curriculum to 10=1 or Ipsissimus. Ipsissimus, according to Golden Dawn teaching says that you are not just the universe looking at God, you are God looking at the Universe. Practically David is saying that as an Ipsissimus he is the ultimate Good and everything takes place within himself. That is some claim because it would provide you with the ultimate power. After all if you were so worried about Chem-trails why would you just not remove them? Why would you ever need to enter a court-room to argue over the Golden Dawn name when the universe will simply conform to your will?
Everything that David Griffin has done over his 60 years of life has pointed to a lack of such super-power.
In fact if anyone is silly enough to follow his teaching methods to become an Ipsissimus, like him, they will probably discover that:
HE CAN’T EVEN SPELL IPSISSIMUS.
“Anyone who publishes their Golden Dawn grade on the Internet is trying to tell the world that they are superior to you. Such people should always be avoided. Generally the higher the grade that someone publically claims, the less likely they are to have performed the most basic spiritual development. None of the Golden Dawn leaders of note have ever made any public statements about their grades because, it really is no-one else’s business. Once you do make a statement about your grade you are trying to sell yourself to others. This is not something an adept needs to do.”
*Other consumer organisations call it a ponzi scheme. The Quebec Securities Regulator has issued a warning about any would be gods being involved in it.