Saturday, November 13, 2010

Women of the Golden Dawn (from Strange Attractor)

From the Strange Attractor blog: Women of the Golden Dawn: SA Salon, 18 November
Although primarily a quasi-Freemasonic mystical organisation, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was also a hub for progressive, creative, free-thinking and free-living individuals sensing the first signs of social, cultural and political change at the end of the 19th century.
Indicative of its forward-looking outlook, the Golden Dawn encouraged women to play a central role in its organisation, something that was still unusual in Victorian society – the women’s movement was still in its radical infancy –  let alone Masonic orders, which prohibited women members entirely.
More on Strange Attractor. Neat post!

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