The idea of doing this book originally came from a conversation between Israel Regardie and Patrick Zalewski during 1983 in New Zealand. The decision to publish the Inner Order Rituals of the 6=5 and 7=4 was not made lightly, but Regardie and Zalewski both thought that these were better out in the open for all to use.
Their feelings were summed up in Regardie s work WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE GOLDEN DAWN (New Falcon Publications), in which he wrote:Obligation to personal allegiance, whether tacit or avowed, is the ideal method of enhancing the personal reputation of those who for many years have sat resolutely and persistently upon the pastos of the hidden knowledge. If by any chance the hidden knowledge were removed from their custody, their power would be gone. For in most cases, their dominion does not consist in the gravitational attraction of spiritual attainment or even ordinary erudition. Their power is vested soley in the one fact, that they happen to be in possession of the private documents for distribution to those whom they personally wish to bestow a favour as a mark of their esteem. Regardie also hated to see the Golden Dawn system abused. He thought that the publication of the 6=5 and 7=4 Grade Rituals, in their original form, might minimize that abuse by those who would change the rituals at a later date.
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