About David Griffin
David Griffin is international Imperator of the European headquartered, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn® and author of the record-breaking, Ritual Magic Manual (Golden Dawn Publishing: 1999). He is fluent in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, and English, and has dedicated his life to bring the benefits of Magick to people all around the world.
Griffin holds substantial Rosicrucian initiatic transmissions. These include the Gold und Rosenkreutz Order, the Asiatic Brethren, the Societas Rosicruciana of Backstrom, Reaux Croix, and the Rose Cross of Egypt (Rose Croix d’Orient). From 1992-1994, Cris Monnastre regularly initiated and advanced David Griffin into each of the Grades of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at the Alpha et Omega II temple in Los Angeles, then into the Portal and Adeptus Minor grades of the R.R. et A.C.
David is a high grade Freemason (33, 90, 96 Degree – Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Mizraim of Egyptian Freemasonry – in possession of the complete and true Arcana Arcanorum), a Gnostic Bishop (holding multiple lines of affiliation), an initiate of several other Continental European Rosicrucian and Hermetic societies whose names remain secret, and holds the esoteric transmissions of the Gold und Rosenkreutz Order, the Asiatic Brethren (Fratres Lucis), the Frères Ainées de la Rose Croix (F.A.R.+C.), and several other Rosicrucian and Hermetic orders and societies.
About Leslie McQuade
Leslie McQuade is international Cancellaria of the European headquartered, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn®. Leslie holds multiple Pagan lineages, including HPS of the “del Bosco Sacro” Italian Pagan tradition, as well as HPS of the Isinian mysteries within the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha Omega.
Leslie is a trained anthropologist and archeologist, specializing in Magick and Magickal traditions. Leslie’s extensive international experience as a field archaeologist and ethnographer, which includes digs for the Carnegie Mellon museum and the Japanese department of Education, blends the best of academic discoveries in the field of Magick with down-to-earth practical applications learned from native practitioners around the world.
About Golden Dawn Trademarks
We are the sole and exclusive owners of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn® trademark in the European Union (reg. 000063925) and additionally own the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn International® trademark in Canada (CIPO Reg. TMA510387). In the United States, we operate by legal agreement adopted by the United States District Court as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, outer order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega. We additionally own the R.R. et A.C. trademark of our Second Order, Ordo Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis® (CIPO Reg. TMA506051) and the Alpha et Omega trademark of our three order superstructure founded by S.L. Macgregor Mathers in 1906, Ordo Rosae Crucis, Alpha et Omega® (CIPO Reg. TMA508937)