The other day an email correspondent asked why I have not blogged much on the Golden Dawn lately. Well, since my reply itself would get me in all sorts of trouble publicly, that is the first answer. 🙂 Some people are so sensitive and so political about our tradition, carving out their turf, that honest critiques or essays often provoke a thunderous accusation of flame wars, personal attacks and attempted one upmanship. Who can be bothered with that? And while I wish these sensitive nutters would simply go away I have accepted two facts. Firstly, they won’t and secondly, for better or for worse the nutters ‘are’ largely the current face of the Golden Dawn, at least upon the internet.
Again, who can be bothered with that?
Plonk “Golden Dawn” into your favourite search engine and chances are the top results will link back to three major sites. Of these three, two to my mind, are more focused on selling their particular brand of the GD than the magical and transformative spirituality and service it offers. The difference between these two sellers of the GD and the third site is obvious (I am unconnected to any of the three). Sadly the two GD re-sellers, as it were, are pretty large and pretty pervasive. Once more, who be bothered with that? *Sigh* I have probably just doomed myself to another round of name calling and accusations… 🙂
So, I much prefer these days to teach and write about the Golden Dawn than blog. As a basic form of ‘outreach’ beyond Perth, I have a small number of online correspondents who seem to find value in what I have to say, and who seem to be unfolding and serving others thanks to our tradition. My much delayed ‘By Names and Images’ looks set to finally see the light of day next March (more next post). So… all in all, I simply cannot be bothered with the silly wank honest Golden Dawn bloggers have to endure these days. Thanks 🙂