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The Thelemic Golden Dawn is an open source Outer Order of the Thelemic Initiatory Current in service to A.A. All order documents are publicly available, and aspirants are invited to use them for self-initiation in the Great Work of Thelema. Sincere students who pursue the work of the order can expect support from fellow practitioners commensurate with their own diligence.

Everything the student requires to get started is available below. Students need only commit themselves to the work and begin working through the order materials. You are invited to begin your self-paced studentship by reading the order materials under the grade of Neophyte below and preparing to conduct the ceremony of self initiation of the grade of Neophyte.

Students interested in having their work verified by the order must keep and submit a magickal journal recording all work in each grade, including all daily practices. If you encounter any difficulties along the way, feel free to use the contact form.

Order of the TGD

Introduction to the order of the TGD

History of the Order

Neophyte Curriculum

Neophyte Self Initiation Materials

Neophyte Self Initiation Ritual

Scroll of the Neophyte

Lesser Pentagram Rituals and Instructions
The Middle Pillar Ritual

Invocation to the Lord of the Universe

Zelator Curriculum

Zelator Self Initiation Materials

Zelator Self Initiation Ritual

Scroll of the Zelator

Instructions on the Elemental Pentagram and Pentagram Ritual

Ritual of the Sphinx and Instructions

Ritual of the Tattwas and Instructions

Dominus Liminis Curriculum

Dominus Liminis Materials

Dominus Liminis Self Initiation

Greater Pentagram Ritual and Instructions

Ritual of the Spirit Vision and Instructions

Adeptus Minor

Adeptus Minor Task and Oath

More Exalted Grades

Oaths of the Higher Grades

Adeptus Major Self Initiation

Tarot Self Initiation

Tarot Initiation Instructions and Oaths

Order Rituals

Equinox Ceremony

Rose Cross Ritual

Thelemic Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram

Ceremony of the Sun and Moon

The Star Ruby

Invocation of Mars

Invocation of Horus

The Mass of the Phoenix with Notes

Liber Resh vel Helios with Notes

Order Documents

Alchemy in Theory

Alchemy in Practice

Liber Alchemy

The Tarot I

The Tarot II & III

The Devil of Tarot

The Qabalah

Thelemic Initiation

Thelemic Astrology

Thelemic Gematria

Magick and Karate

The Child of Therion

The English Qabalah I

The English Qabalah II

The Chakras of Yoga

The Warrior of Thelema

Magick and Psychology

The Sacred art of Tantra

The Hexagram of Magick

The Four Worlds of Magick

The Book of Bhakti Magick

The Book of the Elder Kings

The Grades of the T.G.D.

Devotion and the Great Work

Concerning the Book of the Law

Thelema the Way of the Strong

The Book of the Palace of the Stars

The Astral Plane and the Body of Light I

The Astral Plane and the Body of Light II

The Golden Dawn and the Secret Chiefs

Magick and the Science of Self Hypnosis

The Greater Ritual of the Hexagram and Notes

Pronunciations of Egyptian God Names

Preparations for Magick

A Note Concerning the Breath

On March 31, 2004 e.v., David Cherubim (Frater A.·.A.·.), the founder of the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn, resigned as a member and representative of the Order.  David Cherubim no longer maintained nor was he responsible for the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn (Order of the T.·.G.·.D.·.), and he no longer conducted or participated in any T.·.G.·.D.·. activities.  However, all of the documents that he wrote and published for the T.·.G.·.D.·. remain to be the main source of knowledge, inspiration and initiation for the Order of the T.·.G.·.D.·..  He donated all of his T.·.G.·.D.·. related writings and rituals to the Order.  The Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn (Order of the T.·.G.·.D.·.) was founded on the Vernal Equinox of 1990 e.v. by David Cherubim (Frater A.·.A.·.) and past associates in Los Angeles, CA, USA. 

On December 21, 2017 David Cherubim left his earthly body behind and moved into the great unknown; this site is dedicated to his memory. Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their Wills.

The order acknowledges its indebtedness to H Frater A. (Brian Morrow) for the location, preservation, and curation of official TGD documents in the years between the passing of SH Frater A.A. and the publication of this website

Order of the Thelemic Golden Dawn: Text
Order of the Thelemic Golden Dawn: Welcome
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