It could be that some of you have done the Golden Dawn system in this or that way. I am just experiencing that the following hypothesis of mine concerning it is probably true, which also means there are things in the system which can be deciphered while the techniques applied to this are not just formal work with codes.
Put simple: Once through the Elemental Grades you become able to use their initiation rituals for common real life purposes at your choice. I had not seen that this is true for the neophyte ceremony as well but it seems to be, works neatly. I had recently repeated it only half way formally but with the bonus that it was outside on a beautiful night with a nice view of the landscape and the stars. There are just the results I thought I would get. So, enough said. I find the secrecy traditionally involved just adds to the fun of finding out things yourself, a good thing to learn for magicians.
Concerning the whole system: Other parts keep being a pain in the ass to me like the legend of the masters. I just don’t get it quite figured out after many years.
Disclaimer: As it is in fashion that organzized Golden Dawn orders fight about genuinity of this and that I would like to make clear that I don’t even want to make a claim of any kind of genuinity. I merely say I found a certain thing to work and that with personal experimentation in solitute from which I am not trying to derive any official authority.