About the Ordo Stella Matutina

The Ordo Stella Matutina is  a fully established Hermetic Order working within the Golden Dawn and Rosicrucian Tradition. Our teachings, training exercises, and ritual methods adhere to the original Golden Dawn and Stella Matutina, as taught by its primary founders; Dr. William W. Westcott, Dr. Woodman, and S.L. Mathers, and later through Dr. R.W. Felkin, W.B. Yeats, Florence Farr, J.W. Brodie-Innes, and Dr. Israel Regardie. The Ordo Stella Matutina expands upon the work of the original Golden Dawn and Stella Matutina encompassing a complete corpus of work through both the Outer and Inner Orders.

The Ordo Stella Matutina (OSM) and its curriculum are dedicated to teaching and providing its students with both abstract esoteric concepts and the more practical applications of Qabalah, astrology, Ceremonial magic, divination, spiritual and practical alchemy, skrying and astral work, and Enochian magic. Egyptian, Hermetic, Judeo-Christian, Greek, Gnostic, and Rosicrucian elements can all be found within the teachings of the Golden Dawn Tradition of which the Ordo Stella Matutina is a part.

The OSM is traditionally governed and operated by the three Chiefs (Imperator, Praemonstrator, Cancellarius), and is the primary means of communication between teachers of the Outer Order of the OSM and her initiated members.

Through the assistance and cooperation of various individuals and Golden Dawn adepts, we hope to provide a community where knowledge of the Golden Dawn Tradition can be shared, refined, and preserved for generations to come.

The Golden Dawn Tradition and its system of magic is not a religion, although religious symbolism and spiritual concepts play an important role in its work. The Golden Dawn Tradition is designed and dedicated to being a repository and school of Hermetic philosophy, western occult science, knowledge, and magic. Tolerance for all religious beliefs is highly emphasized. Today, people from many diverse religious paths consider themselves practicing magicians in the Golden Dawn Tradition – including Neo-pagans, Gnostics, Jews, and Christians.


The Chiefs of the Ordo Stella Matutina


The Ordo Stella Matutina is a continuation of the traditional teachings of the historic Golden Dawn Hermetic Society (often referred to as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) and its offshoot Order of the Stella Matutina, through the process of Initiation and the dissemination of the classical Golden Dawn Knowledge Lectures. In addition to these classical Knowledge Lectures, there are additional traditional papers and lectures on a variety of esoteric subjects that make up the corpus of study within the Western Mystery Tradition of which the Ordo Stella Matutina is just one school.

We are not a religion nor a “spiritual cult”, but a magical and mystical school that uses the hidden symbolism found in the religions of Western cultures which include, but are not limited to, ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Judeo-Christianity.

The Ordo Stella Matutina uses a matricular system in that information is organized in such a way that certain teachings are reserved for students who have passed a certain point in their occult studies.

Students are tested in each grade and are then initiated into the next grade before they are able to proceed with the studies and practical work associated with that specific grade.

Below is a sample list of some of the components of our esoteric teachings:

  • Hermeticism
  • Alchemy
  • Meditation
  • Qabalah
  • Divination
  • Astrology
  • Geomancy
  • Tarot
  • Ritual Magic
  • Chaldean Mysteries
  • Egyptian Mysteries
  • Greek Mysteries

More advanced students will also be introduced to the following teachings:

  • Magical Tools and Implements
  • Astral Projection
  • Enochian Magic
  • Rosicrucian Magic
  • Advanced Alchemy
  • Advanced Astrology
  • Advanced Tarot
  • Techniques of Initiation
  • Talisman Creation and Consecration
  • Angel Magic