3926 – Alpha Omega Typed Manuscript and Blueprints

Physical description:
A typed manuscript document kept in a green paper folder/file.
Museum classification:
Ritual Magic
Size:
26 cm x21 cm
Information:

This manuscript is held together by a green paper folder/file, however most pages are loose and unattached. Most of the content text is blurry and a lot of it illegible. 

The first page features writing which reads: "The Rosicrucian Order of A. O. The 1-0 Grade of Zelator. Ritual 1-10 Zelator. The name of this grade in Hebrew - [illegible, possibly Taimid/Tatid]". The content appears to detail the ritual proceedings of the Zelator level of membership in the order. 

The manuscript features the following blueprints.

 

Prior to WWII, the swastika was a symbol of good luck. The symbol has ancient religious origins in Eurasia and made its way into the Western world to signify good luck, until it became the emblem of the Nazi party in the 1930s.
 

The above blueprint relates to object 2906 - the Flaming word. The flaming sword, which resembles a lighting bolt with its zig-zag shape, is formed by the natural order of the Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. It symbolises the downward moving stream of Divine energy. It is surrounded by two Kerubim who are the guardians of Eden - Metatron on the right by the White Pillar, and Sandalphon on the left by the Black Pillar. 

The above blueprint is related to objects 3898, 3912, and specifically 3902 which is the exact same tablet of Earth. The use of this tablet, also known as a kamea, or simply a number square, is outlined in the description of object 3902

 

The word Shewbread means "twelve loaves placed every Sabbath in the Jewish Temple and eaten by the priests at the end of the week". 

 

The "2=9", "5=6", 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

 

See the Alpha Omega collection tag for related objects. Related to object 3934.

 

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:
Paper and ink
Copyright ownership:
MWM

This manuscript is held together by a green paper folder/file, however most pages are loose and unattached. Most of the content text is blurry and a lot of it illegible. 

The first page features writing which reads: "The Rosicrucian Order of A. O. The 1-0 Grade of Zelator. Ritual 1-10 Zelator. The name of this grade in Hebrew - [illegible, possibly Taimid/Tatid]". The content appears to detail the ritual proceedings of the Zelator level of membership in the order. 

The manuscript features the following blueprints.

 

Prior to WWII, the swastika was a symbol of good luck. The symbol has ancient religious origins in Eurasia and made its way into the Western world to signify good luck, until it became the emblem of the Nazi party in the 1930s.
 

The above blueprint relates to object 2906 - the Flaming word. The flaming sword, which resembles a lighting bolt with its zig-zag shape, is formed by the natural order of the Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. It symbolises the downward moving stream of Divine energy. It is surrounded by two Kerubim who are the guardians of Eden - Metatron on the right by the White Pillar, and Sandalphon on the left by the Black Pillar. 

The above blueprint is related to objects 3898, 3912, and specifically 3902 which is the exact same tablet of Earth. The use of this tablet, also known as a kamea, or simply a number square, is outlined in the description of object 3902

 

The word Shewbread means "twelve loaves placed every Sabbath in the Jewish Temple and eaten by the priests at the end of the week". 

 

The "2=9", "5=6", 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

 

See the Alpha Omega collection tag for related objects. Related to object 3934.

 

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.