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The Golden Dawn Journal Series

GD Journal Hermes - Ciceros

Edited by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

The Art of Hermes focuses on Hermetic Magic, upon which all western occultism for the past five centuries is based. Hermes Trismegistus is the god of wisdom for the Graeco-Egyptian philosophers who lived in Egypt in the early centuries of the Christian era. He is linked with alchemy, medicine, magic, and the mysteries. All secret schools and orders in the west that claim an occult tradition (such as Freemasonry) may be loosely linked with Hermes. The editors trace the course of the Hermetic Tradition from ancient Egypt, through Greek philosophy and the Greek Mystery religions, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism and the Qabalah, down to the modern occult revival and the Golden Dawn. Articles include: The Emerald Tablet of Hermes and the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel by Lon Milo DuQuette; The Hermetic Isis by M. Isidora Forrest; God-Making by Donald Tyson; The Hall of Thmaa: Sources of the Golden Dawn Lodge System by John Michael Greer; Invocation of Hermes Trismegistus and the Vision of the Poimandres: Two Ritual Pathworkings by Oz, and Images of Growth in the Hermetic Arts by Gareth Knight.



"Chic Cicero's and Sandra Tabatha Cicero's "The Golden Dawn Journal" is a compilation of Magical teachings and philosophies of the Hermetic Tradition which are designed to introduce readers to a complete system of Alchemy, Medicine, Magic and Mysteries as taught by Hermes Trismegistus, the God of Wisdom, to the Graeco- Egyptian philosophers during the early Christian period. Every Western Occult Order (including the Freemasons) owe their origins to Hermes' teachings and in this book authors and accomplished Ceremonial Magicians in their respective fields show the route the Hermetic Tradition has taken right through to its resurgence in the Golden Dawn and Occultism as it is practiced today. This is a brilliant book, written in an easy- to-read style, which will be an asset to all serious students of modern Occultism."

Sirius, January 1996

"This book is a must for both students and practitioners of the Order of the Golden Dawn. Twelve chapters, each covering a different aspect of the Golden Dawn with contributions from more than twelve different authors, make this book not only unique but interesting and a great addition to any magician's library. It includes rituals, meditations, and pathworking, setting forth both traditions and legends in an easy to follow format that even the beginning student could understand and experience. This book will become the foundation for future magicians of the Hermetic tradition."

Phases, Spring 1996

"This is a very accessible, easy-to-read volume. [.] The Ciceros [.] include material often missing from Golden Dawn texts. Students of ceremonial magick will want this book and, no doubt, will find it so good they'll acquire the other books on the Golden Dawn by this dynamite duo."

Andrius, The Unicorn, Hallowmas, Vol. IXX, #1

About the Golden Dawn Journal Series

The Golden Dawn Journal is an ongoing series of books designed to reflect the magical teachings and philosophy of the Hermetic Tradition. These books seriously explore the techniques used in ceremonial magic and include practical advice for the working magician. Many articles in the Journal series are written by various authors who have experience in western ceremonial magic; particularly the type of magic espoused by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Some of the articles presented are not exclusively concerned with Golden Dawn magic, but which are none-the-less of interest to Hermetic students.


The Golden Dawn Journal, Book III: The Art of Hermes
by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero
St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1992
ISBN 1-56178-852-4

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