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Case Addresses Regardie

To: alt.magick
From: Robert Word 
Subject: Re: Case addresses Regardie
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 11:14:10 -0800

Sar Draconis wrote:
> On Jan. 15 of 1933, Paul Case addressed Israel Regardie.  I quote the
> letter on that occasion in full:
>                                 2380 Monterey Road
>                                 San Marino, Cal.
>                                 January 15, 1933
> Care Frater:

>         The Scottish Rite Library in Washington has some interesting early
> Rosicruciana written by Kenneth Mackenzie.  Some years ago, in searching
> through the material, I got on the track of the hints that led me to
> believe that our Order rituals must be in some sense an adaptation or
> expansion of rituals used by some society in the days of Lytton,Levi,
> Hockley and Spedalieri.  More recently, in the library of the
> Massachusetts Grand Lodge, I came upon a French ritual of the 33 degree,
> which contains not a little material closely resembling some of the
> magical work studied by Z.A.M. members.

>                                 Yours fraternally,
>                                 Perseverantia :::

Paul Foster Case is here alluding to the freemasonic origin of the 
Golden Dawn.  After the Morgan affair occurred in the U.S., the Craft 
took great care to conceal the occult aspects.  This facet was supported 
by the english brethren.  This explains why Westcott was willing to go 
to any lengths whatsoever to conceal the true origin of the GD.  The 
Secret Chiefs of the Third Order were, in fact, High Grade Hermetic 

The name "Sprengel" in "Anna Sprengel" in fact means "Masonic 
Jurisdiction" in German.  We shall perhaps never know who or which High 
Grade Masonic Chief was concealed by this appelation.

The Golden Dawn emanated in part from the "Gold und Rosenkreutzer", a 
high grade German Hermetic and Masonic Order which utilized Grades of 
the same titles as the Golden Dawn.  The Golden Dawn also emanated from 
"Memphis-Mizraim" and other High Grade Masonic bodies.  Certain Druid 
Orders, actually connected with Masonry, were also involved.

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