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Classical Hebrew in the Golden Dawn Tradition

Wikander, Ola LU (2013) In Preprint without journal information
Abstract
The article discusses the use of Classical Hebrew in the texts and practices of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, investigating (amongst other things) the attitudes towards the language found in the writings of the Order, the pronunciations and transcriptions used for Hebrew words, and the role played by this “Kabbalistic language” in the ideology of the order. A comparison is made with other attested instances of use of “sacred languages”, and it is noted that the Golden Dawn use of Hebrew differs from these in that there does not seem to have been a continuous deeper knowledge of the language within the Order – Hebrew was a symbol system rather than a language in any real sense.
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Hebrew, Golden Dawn, Regardie, Crowley, Sacred language
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Manne Siegbahn Institute
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  abstract     = {The article discusses the use of Classical Hebrew in the texts and practices of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, investigating (amongst other things) the attitudes towards the language found in the writings of the Order, the pronunciations and transcriptions used for Hebrew words, and the role played by this “Kabbalistic language” in the ideology of the order. A comparison is made with other attested instances of use of “sacred languages”, and it is noted that the Golden Dawn use of Hebrew differs from these in that there does not seem to have been a continuous deeper knowledge of the language within the Order – Hebrew was a symbol system rather than a language in any real sense.},
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  title        = {Classical Hebrew in the Golden Dawn Tradition},
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