Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rest In Piece Donald Michael Kraig

Golden Dawn Magician and Author Donald Michael Kraig has Passed to the Eternal East. May he Find Peace in the Heavens, Among the Masters and the Blessed Dead 

Hethert, Lady of the Beautiful West,
Receive frater Donald Michael Kraig in the Field of Reeds.
Comfort him with Your turquoise tears,
Renew him in Your golden arms,
May he live a million years
In the radiance of Your love.

Donald Michael Kraig, Golden Dawn magician & author, has passed to the Eternal East, after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  This is truly a great loss for the Golden Dawn & wider esoteric Community.  You will truly be missed and remembered brother. 

If you haven't already, please consider donating to the fundraiser (which I have a link to in my previous post) as now his family is left with medical bills as well as funeral costs, and the amount, I'm sure, is daunting, to say the least.

Frater Kraig has contributed much to our community, and inspired many with his books. Surely there have been many aspiring magicians who got their first taste of the Magic of Light after reading one of his books, such as "Modern Magic", among several others.

This is a sad and mournful time for our Community, but also a time to celebrate his life.  I know the fraters and sorors of our diverse community are thinking of him and his family, and directing positive and healing energy to them. I certainly am.

May frater Kraig find rest and peace in the Field of Reeds, and may his family be comforted.

“Nothing stands still - everything is being born, growing, dying - the very instant a thing reaches its height, it begins to decline - the law of rhythm is in constant operations....” 

― Three InitiatesKybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece

Sincerely & Fraternally, in L.V.X.,

Frater A.T.L.V.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Overwhelming Support Pours In For Donald Michael Kraig From Esoteric Community

Golden Dawn & Wider Esoteric Community Again Shows Its True Colors

by Frater A.T.L.V.

As was the case with Aaron Leitch in his time of need, the Golden Dawn & wider esoteric community is again showing its true nature for beloved author and brother, Donald Michael Kraig, in his own time of need.

Frater Kraig's situation is indeed a dire one. He is suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, that being stage 4 pancreatic cancer. And recently we have learned that it has also spread to his liver.

A call went out to the community right when the news broke on The Golden Dawn Blog with an article entitled "A Call to Magical Action: Healing for Donald Michael Kraig", which you can read HERE, for Magical healing assistance from the fraters & sorors of our diverse community. The response was nothing short of beautiful.

As you can imagine, his medical bills are piling up faster than anyone could deal with, making an already extremely difficult situation even worse for him and his family. Recently, a page was created on www.gofundme.com by Holly Allender Kraig, which you can visit HERE. Through this page you can donate money to their goal of $15,000, which is already at a staggering amount of $4,051 from only 38 people in only 1 day! If that doesn't show you just how much we care for our fellow occultists, I don't know what would! They even have a reward program built in where based on the amount you donate, you receive one of Frater Kraig's books (limited quantities running out very quickly!). Even in their time of need, they are still finding a way to give back to those that help, which to me, is very beautiful indeed.

This is a wonderful statement of how our family cares for its own, despite past grudges and online "wars" that raged for nearly 20 years. Since the success of Frater Leitch's fundraiser, which showed the world just how the wider esoteric community takes care of its own despite what happens on the internet, and the coming together of the Golden Dawn Community to stand up against the Chrysi Avgi, the Greek ultra nationalists who are muddying our beautiful name and confusing outsiders, there has been a period of wonderful peace and fraternal behavior. Not only on blogs, but throughout the community and all of its fora.

The situation and ensuing response in Donald Michael Kraig's medical crisis, has once again proven just how tightly knit of of family we really are, and that while we may disagree on certain points, we have more in common than we have differences. And more importantly, that despite any differences we do have, we can and will come to the aid of our brothers and sisters, whether with donations, or by magical aid.

I am very pleased by the behavior of our community of late, and wish nothing more than for it to continue. We represent the very diverse and beautiful Western Mystery Tradition, and this is how true spiritual beings should conduct themselves. This, for me, really keeps hope alive for the Golden Dawn and wider esoteric community!

My most sincere thoughts, positive energy, blessings, and healing Light goes out to Frater Kraig and his family. Please do what you can to help them in this extremely difficult and painful time for their family. Give what you can, even if everyone donated a single dollar, it would eventually add up. For those who cannot afford to donate money, do what you can to direct healing energy towards him and his family.

Let us continue to show the community and the world what we are really made of! Let us lean toward the Pillar of Mercy and Embrace the loving nature of Chesed, and share it with those in need!

Fraternally, in L.V.X.,
Frater A.T.L.V.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The True Nature Of The Golden Dawn Community Shines Brightly

Blessings, Love, and most of all, Light, to Aaron Leitch, and to all of you who helped him reach his goal!

This story is truly inspiring.  Despite differences, the esoteric community, and specifically the Golden Dawn community, came together to raise money to help one of its own in his time of need.  Aaron Leitch, occult writer and Golden Dawn magician, was literally staring down permanent blindness if he did not get surgery very soon.  Unfortunately, this came at a cost that was beyond his means, and time was of the essence.  A page was created to raise money for the cause.

You can read about it on Aaron's blog HERE.

You can visit the fundraiser site HERE.

There was a huge response all over the internet, and fraters and sorors of a vast array of Orders, independent Temples, and those who practice solitary, put aside their differences and past grudges, to come to his aid.  It is truly inspiring to me to see this happen.  This proves that while this community is at most times a slightly dysfunctional family, it is a family nonetheless. And a caring and loving one at that.  I just want to say how proud this makes me to be a member of this community.

This is truly how spiritual beings conduct themselves. Thanks to all who helped, and many blessings to Frater Leitch and his family.

I truly believe that this will leave a lasting impression on the esoteric community, and especially the Golden Dawn community.  Regardless of whether we all agree about everything, we will take care of our own.  I believe what occurred here with Frater Leitch and the overwhelming support of the community will be a shining example of what spiritual people are really made of, and how our community really functions at critical times.  

Hopefully it will also be a sign to outsiders and aspiring magicians that when the chips are down, we help our own. That this community truly is a family, despite disagreements. Thanks to everyone who helped, whether by donating or by spreading the word, or by simple positive thoughts.  Whether you know it or not, this is a very significant event in our community's history.

I would like to wish Frater Leitch success with his surgeries and lasting health!  


Sincerely & Fraternally, in L.V.X.,

Frater A.T.L.V.


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