Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Formation 1887
Dissolution 1903
Successor Alpha et Omega; Stella Matutina; Isis-Urania Temple; A∴A∴
Headquarters London, England, U.K.
Key people William Wynn Westcott, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, also known as Ordo Hermeticus Aurorae Aureae, was a secret society, organised in 1887 by William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott, and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, all Freemasons, with the object of teaching and studying the occult generally, to which end a system of grades (orders) and a curriculum of work, constituting magical initiation rituals, was instituted to educate and edify the membership.


Both confirmed and alleged.