The longest standing Temple in the History of the Golden Dawn was the Whare Ra Temple in Havelock North, New Zealand. While this Temple actually emerged from the Stella Matutina, in its later years it re-adopted methods and teachings more pertinent to the original ‘Order of the Golden Dawn’ (1888-1900). Our current Order and the Horus-Hathor Temple nº2 are Officially Warranted by Patrick Zalewski, Chief of the Thoth-Hermes Temple nº 1 in Australia.
The knowledge of Whare Ra being passed onto Thoth-Hermes nº1 is now delivered to the Horus-Hathor Temple nº2 and its members. Therefore, our Order teaches methods and theories from all factions of the Golden Dawn. A complete harmony of all its branches has been assumed wherein the developments of each Order now benefits one central system. The Order of the Golden Dawn ® is a registered Quebec, Canada corporation. While trademark issues among various Orders are taking place regarding the Golden Dawn name, we find no interest in such political matters.Our Order is a mystery school providing guidance and teachings to its members to aid them on their Path to Enlightenment and the accomplishment of the Great Work by means of the Symbol, Ceremonial and Sacrament.
Horus-Hathor Temple, Mother Temple of the Outer Order, is located in Montreal, Qc., Canada. Most of our members reside within the Quebec Province yet membership is open to all who pass the evaluation and who can travel to the Temple for Initiations. Once accepted, a Candidate undergoes 0=0 Neophyte Initiation and begins a long and profound journey of Magical and Mystical Experience.
Horus-Hathor Temple nº2 offers Initiation into all Grades of the Outer Order and the opportunity to be invited to the Inner Order. The Grades of the Outer Order being:
Each of the above Initiations is preceded by an examination to test each member’s Theoretical, Ceremonial and Alchemical aptitudes. Magical Objects are built in all Grades and also evaluated during these exams. Once a member passes the exam he is given a date for Initiation and may thus advance to the next Higher Grade. Initiations take place twice a month at Horus-Hathor Temple nº2, therefore greatly reducing waiting periods.
Upon Graduating from the Grade of Philosophus members may apply for admittance to the Grade of Portal and after a certain period within that Grade, be invited for Initiation into the Inner Order and the Grades of:
5=6 Adeptus Minor
6=5 Adeptus Major
7=4 Adeptus Exemptus
Classes and Events
On a weekly basis various Classes and Group events take place at the Horus-Hathor Temple nº2. Members are not required to attend any of these. Classes are divided into Grade levels. Each Grade having a particular night of the Week. During Classes members undergo Quizzes to test their knowledge of the material at hand, homework are assigned, Group Rituals in the Temple are conducted and Theories are set forth and explained in a Classroom with a qualified Instructor. Oral Tradition plays a large part of our Order’s teachings which shows how full study of the Golden Dawn system by one who is un-guided is nigh impossible. In our Classes we provide a vast amount of ‘side lectures’ as well as answer all questions regarding the Official Lectures members are expected to study. Events which take place at the Temple include Initiations, Equinox Ceremonies, Group Lectures and Group Invocations. All of these are open to members who have attained the Grade with which these events are related.