We the Brethren of the Rosicrucian Inner Order bestow our Greeting, Love and Prayers upon each and everyone who reads this, our Golden Dawn Manifesto.
On the Vernal Equinox, 22nd day of March Anno Domini 2001, the Greatly Honoured Chiefs of the Inner Order, The Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum, have established The Order of the Golden Dawn ® in the Outer unto the Glory of God (Blessed be He!) the Vast and Mighty One. Through such an establishment may our Temples manifest, by means of Initiatory Currents and Transmissions, the Western Mystery Traditions which lead the aspirant to a perfect communion with his Highest Self.
For the whole intention of the Lower Mysteries, or of external initiation, is by the intervention of the Symbol, Ceremonial, and Sacrament, so to lead the Soul that it may be withdrawn from the attraction of matter and delivered from the absorption therein, whereby it walks in somnambulism, knowing not whence it cometh nor whither it goeth; and seeing also, that thus withdrawn, the Soul by true direction must be brought to study of Divine Things, that it may offer the only clean Oblation and acceptable sacrifice, which is Love expressed towards God, Man and the Universe. Now, therefore, we confess and testify thereto, from the Heptagonal Chamber of our College, and we promise, so far as in us lies, to lead the aspirant by the Rites of our Order, faithfully conserved, and exhibited with becoming reverence, that through such love and such sacrifice, He may be prepared in due time for the greater Mysteries, the Supreme and inward Initiation.
May our study and practice of the Divine Mysteries as found in the Holy Jewish Qabalah, the Alchemy of the Ancients, the Rosicrucian Philosophy, the Archetypes of Egypt and Greece, the Sacred Mysticism of Christianity and the Ceremonial Magic of the Medieval Grimoires maintain us in our search for the Quintessence, the Stone of the Philosophers, True Wisdom, Perfect Happiness, the Summum Bonum.
We give Thee thanks, Supreme and Gracious God, for the manifestation of Thy Light which is vouchsafed to us, for that measure of knowledge which Thou hast revealed to us concerning Thy Mysteries, for those guiding Hands which raise the corner of the Veil and for the firm hope of a further Light beyond.
Ex Deo Nascimur, in Jesu morimur, per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus.