Founded by S. L. MacGregor Mathers in 1906.
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn holds all religions in reverence, teaching a Hermetic philosophy and science of spiritual development.
Embraces all aspects of the Hermetic tradition, including theurgy (ritual magic), alchemy, astrology, qabalah, tarot, geomancy, and esoteric Christianity, as well as Egyptian, Enochian, Greek, and Chaldean mysteries and magic.
To assist individuals to awaken and unfold their dormant potential by providing them with the necessary tools to achieve self-realization. This process transforms body, mind, and spirit; it ultimately leads to an entirely new relationship with the universe. The experience of duality, ego identity, and the distinction between self and not-self (inner and outer), is completely transcended, resulting in the self-realization of being that One Thing which is the entire universe.