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A site that watches fascist groups says the Greek far-right outfit Golden Dawn has established a group in Montreal.
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Greek immigrants joining an anti immigrant party. Go figure.
The history behind the original Golden Dawn group is fascinating and quite wacky. The modern-day incarnation has kept the fascistic symbolism, but it does take the piss out of them a bit when you remember that they based their group on a bunch of upper class Brits practicing parlour-room occultism.
I refuse to take them seriously until they come out with their own Tarot deck.
Isn’t the act of reporting on this hate group advertising their existence and doing more harm then the group’s initial ability to spread their message?
walkerp, I can’t find any evidence the Greek group named itself after the British occultists’ group of a hundred years ago. Did I miss something?
Ian: : )
steph, it’s news. I don’t think any of my readers will see this post and go running off to join up.
The two groups are in fact completely unrelated. FWIW the British group was officially the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and while they were loosely based on the Masons, in many ways they invented what we now call New Age – for instance, modern Wicca is very strongly based in Golden Dawn revivalism. Before the Golden Dawn, tarot divination was pretty much dead in the water, and the “standard” Rider-Waite deck was designed and executed by members of the order. However skeptically you may regard new age mysticism, the Golden Dawn were EXTREMELY influential.
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