Nick Farrell gets cease and desist request for “exposing occult secrets”

photoThe chief adept of the Magical Order of the Auroa Aurea, Nick Farrell has been sent a cease and desist letter from the head of a German occult order which claims that he has published its secrets.

Farrell released a book HIDDEN PATH BEHIND INITIATION a couple of weeks back based on a translation of a masonic book released in the 19th century.

Apparently Farrell has received a letter from a German order with the catchy title Auserwählte der Neun und der Fünfzehn which claims his book publishes its secrets.

The letter is signed by Degenhard Haus who says he is the Chevalier-Adepte of the Order.

“I am not aware how you obtained this information, but I request you honourably remove this book from publication to preserve the sanctity of this Order and the oaths that its members have made,” Haus wrote.

“As you will no doubt be aware, our Order was founded in 1790 under the direction of the authors of the CRATA ROPOA and we do not wish our secrets published,” the letter concludes.

Farrell tells us that he has never heard of the Auserwählte der Neun und der Fünfzehn and thinks the whole thing might be a hoax. He said he tried to contact the writer saying he would not pull the book and received no reply.

“People have tried to stop me publishing before and it might be just an attempt to stop me doing so again.  However, I would be really curious to know WHICH secrets I am alleged to have revealed,” Farrell said.

Farrell did not think that his book would have much impact on Auserwählte der Neun und der Fünfzehn and its secrets.

“There are only going to be 100 copies of the book ever made and they are in English,” he pointed out.





Happy days in the Aahathoor Temple when members of the French Temple greeted their leader by placing lace knickers on their face.

David “protect a kiddy pornographer” Griffin has gone on the attack against those who used to be his loyal members and dismissed their religion and sanity.

Writing in his blog this morning l Griffin released a stinging attack on Tomas Stacewicz claiming he was a “Roman Catholic” and turning the Magical Golden Dawn into a “personal vision of a hodgepodge of Christian Mysticism jumbled with Freudian psychology and Golden Dawn teachings.”

Under the headline “Why do Psychiatric Patients Found Golden Dawn Orders or Become Therapists?” Griffin showed his nasty side in a broadside attack on Stacewicz which also implied his former loyal supporter was a psychiatric head-case.

This comes from a Griffin who was initiated from 0=0 to 6=5 by a former psychiatric patent of Israel Regardie (Pat Behmin) and has long been a student of Regardie’s psychological approach to magic.   Griffin’s post implied that Stacewicz received psychiatric treatment at some point in the past.  We can’t prove that, but even if it were true so what?

It is not something which the chief of an order should be sharing with everyone in a pretty useless attempt to attack a former member. We would have thought that most occultists at some point have had a brush with counsellors, or shrinks as they have to process the material their work brings up. The fact that someone is prepared to undergo such treatment is a sign that their magic is working. It is certainly a breach of trust, oath and power to be snidely bought up in your blog.

Griffin has gone on record as backing Regardie’s suggestion that people undergo therapy before conducting magical training.  It seems that if they do, he will use that information if they leave.

We have been warned by some former Griffinittes that one of the reasons they dragged their heels leaving his Order was that they feared that information like this would be made public or used against them.  This is one of the reasons that they have chosen to remain secretive after leaving so that they do not attract this sort of attention.

Meanwhile the ruler of Griffin’s Paris Ahathoor temple (number 7)  has found themselves at odds with the AO’s co-founder Pascal Ruggiu.  The name Ahathoor temple (number 7) was the name of Mather’s Paris temple which for years Griffin and Ruggiu insisted was the original AO temple.

Ruggiu quit Griffin’s order after the latter wrote an insulting letter to his secret chiefs and always claimed to be running Ahathoor.  Griffin to keep up appearances lured one of Ruggiu’s former chiefs  “Aude Valfoy” over to the darkside to pretend that it was “business as normal.”

Our sources in Paris suggested that “Aude Valfoy” did not have enough members to actually run the temple and all European members were being initiated in Germany or Dublin.  That was until the Germans also quit, leaving Dublin as Griffin’s only working temple.

All that would have gone un-noticed if it had not been for Ruggiu appointing “Meleph Ashagar” to run Paris Ahathoor temple (number 7)  and the latter setting up a Facebook page

Valfoy went onto the site and declared that the Paris Ahathoor temple (number 7) was a fraud because the Griffin version was still running (under the leadership of Valfoy).  That angered Ruggiu  who told Valfoy he was forbidden to use the Anathoor name.  He said that the Ahathoor  warrant was personally signed by Desmond Burke as an Exempt Adept.

If that is the case we would love to see a copy, we had been told that Ruggiu’s warrant was signed by Robert Word who was given it by a friend of Burke.  Burke later denied he had any rights to give out any warrants.  Ruggiu claims he gave Griffin the 7=4 (again that does not fit with the eye witness story we have of Ruggiu and Griffin being given them in Robert Word’s kitchen by Robert Word).

That Valfoy  post has now been pulled but we did manage to snap a copy below first.

If Ruggiu is not careful, Griffin will publish his medical and religious secrets to shut him up.  That is if Griffin really wants to stir that hornet’s nest.





For the last week or so Watchers of the Dawn  have been looking at the strange case of the take-down of David Griffin’s website.

For those who came in late, the moderators of David Griffin’s Rosicrucian Order of the Golden Dawn Facebook page received an apparently legitimate take-down notice from Facebook.  The note claimed that Facebook had received a letter from Chic Cicero’s lawyer claiming it infringed the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn trademark.  Facebook took down the site saying it could continue when there was indication of an agreement. Griffin was rather quick to point the finger at Chic Cicero claiming he was trying to restart the trademark wars now that he had lost his free lawyer.

The only problem was that Cicero did not send the takedown order, and indeed after three days contacted Facebook and told them that the case was a fraud and as far as he was concerned Griffin was able to continue operating his site. For some reason however Facebook has not restored the original site.

However it appears that this is an unusual case where the only person who benefited from the take down was the victim himself.

As you will be aware, after the death of his free lawyer David Griffin had to cut down on the number of frivolous law suits he was running and one of them was against AMORC who was refusing to allow him to call his business Rosicrucian Order.

Griffin allowed this case to lapse which bought him some six months but soon after it did his Facebook site which was titled “Rosicrucian Order” mysteriously bit the dust with this bogus take down order.  Chances are that Griffin would have had to have closed the site down anyway or face the wrath of AMORC.  It was indeed fortuitous then someone else closed down the site and allowed Griffin to appear a victim.

It is interesting that the sites that Griffin has set up following the take down do not feature the words “Rosicrucian Order” but instead peddle the EU trademark for the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.  As far as we understand it Griffin has eight EU members based around the Dublin temple. The situation is so bad that a person in Rome was commuting to Dublin for his initiations.  Had Griffin a Rome or German temple as he claimed, he would not have found somewhere a little more local.   Griffin has been desperately trying to claim as many links as possible to the Dublin temple so that he can keep the European trademark.  If he can keep this mark then he can pretend that he is the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn on social networking sites and hopefully score a few members who were looking for Chic Cicero’s much more popular order. He has even been pretending he lives in Dublin.

The shutting of the Rosicrucian Site allows him to set up two other sites with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn name and establish his grip on that name.

So does anyone else benefit from the loss of Griffin’s Facebook group?  Well not really.  Cicero does not have a Facebook group and distinctly uninterested in the Internet generally.  Nick Farrell runs a Facebook group called “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” which is currently quadruple the size of Griffin’s old Rosicrucian Order site. But he denies he could be bothered.

Watchers of the Dawn certainly have the motive but only after Griffin attempted to shut down its site which was only AFTER the bogus take-down of the Rosicrucian Order site. Besides we didn’t. Robert Zink can’t be ruled out, but he is incredibly uninterested in his old sparing partner these days.  So unless someone can think of another Griffin enemy who would benefit, it leaves us with the conclusion that the only person who benefited from the bogus take-down is Griffin himself.

We are not saying that he complained about his own site by pretending to be his enemy Chic Cicero.  We are also not saying that he shut down the site to avoid further court action against AMORC and wanted to spin the situation to his advantage. We also find it unlikely that it is part of a general campaign to replace the Rosicrucian Order name with the European Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn trademark on US sites like Facebook.  After all anyone who hatches up plans to burn his groups  like that would be seriously manipulative and probably insane and no one can be an 8=3 and be that mad can they?.   What we ARE saying is that despite all his cries of about being a victim, he is the only one who has obtained anything from his take down.


Anywhere is better than Nevada.  Griffin tries to lie about his address.
Anywhere is better than Nevada. Griffin tries to lie about his address.

Griffin tries to dodge crisis by claiming bogus Trademark attacks



David “protect a child pornographer” Griffin has been desperately trying to avoid some bad coverage by pretending that Chic Cicero has closed down his Facebook group.

Griffin has had a bad few weeks, not only did his stunt with a group of Satanists fail to make him an internet star, his German temple went public on the reasons it had abandoned his group. Then it was revealed by Watchers that his number two in Ireland was a convicted Child Pornographer. The Dublin temple has only about eight members and is Griffin’s only active European group

So what does Griffin do? He claims that Chic Cicero wrote to Facebook and demanded that they shut down his Facebook group because it breaches Cicero’s  trademark. The basis of the allegation is the note that Facebook sent to the moderators of the group which had the name and address of Chic Cicero and his lawyer on it.

The weak point behind the allegation is that it HAS NO FOUNDATION WHAT SO EVER. Cicero has denied it and, although he does not have to, has even taken the step of writing to Facebook to deny that his lawyer had sent any such notice.

Writing in his blog Griffin said that Cicero had not provided the  “letter of consent” requested by Facebook to restore his group’s Facebook presence. However this was also untrue.

Yesterday Cicero then posted exactly what he sent Facebook and what date he sent it – May 8 which is three days after Griffin announced the take down. So the ball would appear to be in Facebook’s court, so you would think that Griffin would be hassling them. Apparently, not, he is screaming that Chic Cicero wants to restart the Trademark wars.

He claimed that this sort of thing was only happening because it had become common knowledge that he had lost his free lawyer and cannot issue lawsuits against people who pissed him off.

“The long dormant Golden Dawn trademark conflict raised its ugly head again this month when it became public knowledge that our Praemonstrator and Pro Bono attorney, GH Praemonstrator Jorge Hevia, had passed away. Immediately thereafter, our order’s Facebook Page and Group was attacked and downed on May 5, 2104,” Griffin wrote.

“Our order does not at all wish to see another Golden Dawn trademark conflict. We encourage peace and harmony in the Golden Dawn community. Considering that our order has been under constant defamation and legal attack since the news of the death of our GH Praemonstrator Jorge Hevia broke, it appears that a vigorous defence of our order’s rights has become quite important. Can we not just stand by while our order and its leaders are repeatedly defamed on the Internet by parties attempting to foment schism, and while ruse and deception are employed in legal attacks our order’s Facebook presence?”

We would like to point out that we received a similar take down notice from someone claiming to be David Griffin and an anonymous email threat that we should “Watch ourselves.” Griffin claims that particular take down notice was a similar fraud to the one which took down his Facebook account and denies it was him. However, we have seen no attempt from him to try and reverse the take down notices. Nor have we seen him attempt to reverse the similar takedown notice which was successfully used against “David Griffin in his own words” site claiming that David Griffin’s copyright.

It is an unusual “anti-griffin” troll who takes down sites that only David does not like and only when that fails does he or she issue similar notices against one of Griffin’s own groups. We would have thought with that level of commitment to dealing to his enemies Griffin would put him on the payroll.



Below is Chic Cicero’s notice… just in case Griffin has forgotten about it.


Chic Cicero

7 hours ago

Notice #: 736149206406882




To whom it may concern,


My name is Charles Cicero. I am the president of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Inc., a non-profit Florida corporation. (Florida corporate document number N25541, EIN Number 593263376). My corporation is the sole and exclusive owner of the US Federal Trademark for “The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” (registration number 2034866) with worldwide rights.


It has come to my attention that someone fraudulently impersonating my attorney, Michael Cronen, sent a complaint against a Facebook group page “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Outer Order of the Rosicrucian Order of the Alpha et Omega” (See Notice #: 736149206406882). As a result, Facebook took down that group page.


I have tried to contact Facebook about this matter by writing to the following e-mail addresses:


I have yet to hear anything back from Facebook.


This notice is to inform you that neither I, nor my organization, nor my attorney, sent that complaint. It was apparently a hoax that was targeted at us. You have our permission to reinstate the Facebook group page for “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Outer Order of the Rosicrucian Order of the Alpha et Omega”.


Charles Cicero, President

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Inc.


cc/ Michael Cronen

Zimmerman & Cronen, LLP

(510) 465-0828