3935 – Alpha Omega Blueprints

Physical description:
Green booklet containing blueprints.
Museum classification:
Ritual Magic
Size:
18.5 cm x 24 cm
Information:

On the front cover there is a printed/stamped number 000294, and on the back there is 3587. The booklet contains 10 blueprints titled "2-9 grade Knowledge Lecture to 3-8." The first blueprint (below) features a signature near the top right-hand corner which reads "Fra Fide et Amore". This pertains to the author of this booklet and other objects under the Alpha Omega tag. Frater Fide et Amore was one of the members of the Alpha et Omega order (also known as The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn), whose real name was George Edwin Bance. He was initiated to the order on the 20th of September 1919. See object 3920 for more information on the members of the order.

The above blueprint features the Tree of Life and the Ten Sepiroth. Information about both can be found in the description of related objects 3906 and, 3910.

 

The "2-9", "3-8", and similar inscriptions pertain to the structure and grading of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (also known as Alpha et Omega, or the A.O.) 

The structure of the Golden Dawn:

First Order
Introduction—Neophyte 0=0
Zelator 1=10
Theoricus 2=9
Practicus 3=8
Philosophus 4=7
Intermediate—Portal Grade

Second Order
Adeptus Minor 5=6
Adeptus Major 6=5
Adeptus Exemptus 7=4

Third Order
Magister Templi 8=3
Magus 9=2
Ipsissimus 10=1

Alpha-Omega Collection

These items came from a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.  She inherited them from Dorothy May Cox, who was probably a member of Alpha Omega, and perhaps a relative of Donald W. Cox, who was initiated into AO around 1920.

Resource:
Document
Materials:
Blueprint
Copyright ownership:
MWM

On the front cover there is a printed/stamped number 000294, and on the back there is 3587. The booklet contains 10 blueprints titled "2-9 grade Knowledge Lecture to 3-8." The first blueprint (below) features a signature near the top right-hand corner which reads "Fra Fide et Amore". This pertains to the author of this booklet and other objects under the Alpha Omega tag. Frater Fide et Amore was one of the members of the Alpha et Omega order (also known as The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn), whose real name was George Edwin Bance. He was initiated to the order on the 20th of September 1919. See object 3920 for more information on the members of the order.

The above blueprint features the Tree of Life and the Ten Sepiroth. Information about both can be found in the description of related objects 3906 and, 3910.

 

The "2-9", "3-8", and similar inscriptions pertain to the structure and grading of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (also known as Alpha et Omega, or the A.O.) 

The structure of the Golden Dawn:

First Order
Introduction—Neophyte 0=0
Zelator 1=10
Theoricus 2=9
Practicus 3=8
Philosophus 4=7
Intermediate—Portal Grade

Second Order
Adeptus Minor 5=6
Adeptus Major 6=5
Adeptus Exemptus 7=4

Third Order
Magister Templi 8=3
Magus 9=2
Ipsissimus 10=1

Alpha-Omega Collection

These items came from a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.  She inherited them from Dorothy May Cox, who was probably a member of Alpha Omega, and perhaps a relative of Donald W. Cox, who was initiated into AO around 1920.