Burying the hatchet with all and sundry
Head of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Alpha et Omega, David Griffin appears to be wanting to put his past behind him and is burying the hatchet with his enemies and re-establishing broken friendships.
Robert Zink and Pascal Ruggiu have all showed that they are no longer at odds with Griffin ending the Golden Dawn wars of the 1990s and early 2000s. The whole Zink and Griffin peace accord is spectacular given the amount of nastiness which was flung between those two for 20 years.
A lot of this has been done through indirect discussions and through third parties. Most groups have long since moved on and are not interested. Most of the blogs written at the time have also disappeared, and many expect some of the nastier historical pieces which can still be found will be deleted.
Some of this appears to be a change in focus, with both interested in producing different schemes and courses, with a more general magickal theme than a specific Golden Dawn approach. Griffin with his Magick101.com material and Zink with his Law of Attraction and Ruach healing products. This means competition with other Golden Dawn groups as business is less important. However the reasons are probably less unimportant, it means that the nastiness which characterised the Golden Dawn wars and its aftermath is over.
Ruggiu was a chief in Griffin’s order but they fell out, during which Ruggiu declaring on Facebook that Griffin had not done what his Secret Chiefs wanted. His Paris temple was one of the first European groups to break with Griffin.
It looks like that is not only patched up, but Ruggiu is now back to being a Chief in Griffin’s Order again. On his Facebook page he stated:
“Ok I’m gonna get promoted! On the solicitations of my old friend David Griffin (Imperator of the Golden Dawn in the USA), I agreed to take up the post of Imperator of the temple Ahathoor of Paris.”
He said that he had been getting some strange dreams which are “Prophetic” about the G.D and its moves to be more of an outer teaching vehicle for something else. What that might be he did not say.
Still it does look like the Golden Dawn wars are history and that particular piece of nastiness is over.