"Just as Israel Regardie rescued the Golden Dawn from oblivion, so have the Ciceros,
with their unrivaled grasp of magical practice, maintained it as a living tradition made available to all...
They are indeed true magicians of the Golden Dawn."
Both Chic and Tabatha are Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden
Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie. They have written several books
on the Golden Dawn, Tarot, and Magic, including The Essential Golden
Dawn, which won a COVR award
in 2004 for being one of the year's best titles in the field of magic.
Charles “Chic” Cicero was born in Buffalo, New York. An early love of music, particularly of the saxophone, resulted in Chic's many years of experience as a lead musician in several jazz, blues and rock ensembles, working with many famous performers in the music industry.
He has been a practicing ceremonial magician for the past forty years. Chic's interest in freemasonry and the western esoteric tradition resulted in research articles on rosicrucianism and the knights templar, printed in such publications as Ars Quatuor Coronatorum and the 1996–2000 Transactions of the Metropolitan College of the SRIA .
Chic is a member of several masonic, martinist and rosicrucian organizations. He was also a close personal friend and confidant of Israel Regardie. Having established a Golden Dawn temple in 1977, Chic was one of the key people who helped Regardie to resurrect a legitimate, initiatory branch of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the United States in the early 1980s.
Sandra Tabatha Cicero
Sandra "Tabatha" Cicero as born in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Her
areas of interest include drawing,
painting, poetry, theatre, dance, and especially printmaking
(lithography, etching, and silk-screen). A lifelong fascination with the creative arts has served to inspire her work in the magical world. After
graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor's Degree
in Fine Arts in 1982, Tabatha worked as an entertainer, typesetter, editor,
commercial artist, and computer graphics illustrator. Tabatha is a member of several
Co-Masonic, Martinist, and Rosicrucian organizations.
Chic and Tabatha in Rome
She met Chic in the early 1980's and the Golden Dawn system of magic has been her
primary spiritual focus ever since.
Tabatha spent five years working on the paintings for The
Golden Dawn Magical Tarot which she began at the encouragement of Israel
||Tabatha in Rosslyn Chapel 2008
||Chic records a rare moment as the March sun highlights
London Workshop 2005
London Workshop 2004
The Ciceros at INATS East, Orlando. January 2004
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