By Kenny Figuly
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Robert Zink, of the Esoteric Order of the Golden
Dawn, concerning the design and use of magic within present day society; more precisely,
I should specify, regarding the neophyte and his or her journey within the Golden Dawn
structure as it is today.
He was rather precise in his narrative. “Magic is designed to edify the human soul so that the
enlightened individual can provide light to others. Magic is a life line. One must use this life
line to operate from the heart.” He admitted that he was not as attentive as he should have
been at, “creating a welcoming atmosphere for the neophyte on his or her journey through
the system of The Golden Dawn.” He realizes now, more than ever, “the Neophyte should be
received and cultivated so that the development potential is extraordinary.”
Knowledge is the light he’s referencing: the knowledge of truth, self-empowerment and
the capacity to transform the physical world into an effective, individual outcome. Robert
Zink refers to it as “The Law of Attraction.” The reference climaxes within as self-taught
wisdom. “We are what we believe we are or can become. The pinnacle, as we employ the
trappings of perception, is one of ultimate mastery.” In simple terms we learn to find ourselves,
who we are inside and employ the positive in our daily, even lifelong designs.
I don’t want you, the reader, to adopt the notion that I convey a message of self-importance.
Robert Zink is not an individualist. He believes in his work and the light it imparts. I believe that
fear, rage, condemnation and ego are the opposites of love and light. Tolerance for all beliefs
that work within the advancement of mankind should always be stressed. Magic should be used
as a vehicle, leading one’s self into awareness.
The ongoing engagement which includes the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, governed
by Robert Zinc, the true Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn governed by Chic Cicero and the
shame that John Griffin has brought to these orders, and himself, is a textbook illustration of
calculated conflict when ego turns widespread. Mr. Griffin, at his best, implores an eruption of
excessive antagonism. The casualties are unfortunate and undeservedly left in the dark. Most
of these casualties are Neophytes with little to no awareness as to why it is happening. Both
orders suffer the outcome, losing good people along the way.
When learned intellectuals battle gratuitously in the name of light the light becomes graceless
and infertile. All the Golden Dawn orders represent a gift. John David Griffin should know that
egotism is not a form of magic. I would hope, as a writer, a scholar and a cultured user of magic
that he would find comfort, not strife, within the Golden Dawn methodologies.