Fraternitas L. V. X. Occulta
The Fraternitas L. V. X. Occulta, also known as the Fraternity
of the Hidden Light, is one of several contemporary groups
inspired by the tradition of the Hermetic Order of the Golden
Dawn (HOGD), the British magical order that flourished at the
beginning of the twentieth century. It was founded in 1982 in
Covina, California. It is the assertion of the leaders of the Fraternity
of the Hidden Light that early in the century, leaders
of the HOGD reorganized as a mystery school and a transitional
body whose task was to bring in the New Age. That mystery
school is now assuming a more public profile.
The fraternity draws the substance of its teachings from the
Hermetic writings attributed to Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus.
Atunement to the ancient wisdom has suggested three primary
objectives for the fraternity preserving and perpetuating
the ancient wisdom, training individuals in the wisdom tradition
so that they can develop a life of selfless service, and promulgating
the ancient wisdom in society. The fraternity teachings
include instruction on the use of the Tarot, astrology,
alchemy, and occult psychology. These are offered through a
graded progressive curriculum that includes instruction in
practices such as meditation and in the performance of magical
ritual. Ritual centers upon high magic, i.e., that aimed at altering
the consciousness of the magician.
The fraternity was founded and is now headed by Paul A.
Clark. It is organized in three levels an outer training level; a
second level of the accomplished magicians; and a third level
of the Great Adapts who are believed to guide the fraternity in
its course. The individuals composing the third level are equivalent
to the Great White Brotherhood or the Hidden Masters
spoken of by other occult orders. The fraternity may be contacted
at Box 5094, Covina, CA 91723. It publishes several periodicals
including The Hidden Light and has a web presence at
Clark, Paul A. The Book of the Rose. Covina, Calif. Fraternity
of the Hidden Light, 1985.

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