Order of the G.D. in the Outer
The Order of the G.D. (Golden Dawn) in the Outer was a Hermetic occult society, open to "students [of] practical Higher Magic, after passing examination in astrologic and kabbalistic knowledge in the subordinate degrees." The members were "taught the principles of Occult Science and the Magic of Hermes."
- Gould, S. C., ed. (April 1905), Order of the G.D. in the Outer, "Arcane Societies in the United States", Historic Magazine and Notes and Queries 23 (4): 95, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064475955;view=1up;seq=113, retrieved 2016-07-26, "A society of occult students for practical Higher Magic, after passing examination in astrologic and kabbalistic knowledge in the subordinate degrees. It runs somewhat parallel to True Rosicrucianism. Membership hidden. Ladies and gents are admitted. There are three principal officers, as the Imperator, the Praemonstrator, and the Cancellarius. There is a G.D. in Boston, Mass. A real seeker for the door may address the Editor for further information."
- Westcott, W. Wynn, Historic Lecture on the Golden Dawn, http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/historic.htm, retrieved 2016-07-26