I have had the honor and privilege of knowing Chick and Sandra Tabatha Cicero for many years.
They refer to themselves as “Senior Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn,” which is sort of like Johnny Depp calling himself just a guitar player (he does play guitar, but that’s not his major contribution by far). Indeed, Chic and Sandra have introduced more people to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the system of that group with their many books and international workshops than perhaps anyone since Israel Regardie.
Their work edifying, clarifying and enhancing some of Israel Regardie’s books, The Tree of Life, The Middle Pillar, and A Garden of Pomegranates has been nothing short of amazing. And I’m very grateful for the foreword they contributed to my own Modern Magick.
For years, the Ciceros have been traveling the world receiving accolades for their writing and workshops. While others have been creating their own versions of the Golden Dawn and loudly proclaiming that their’s is the best, first, most legitimate, or whatever, the Ciceros have been quietly supporting the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, instituting temples all over the world.
Beside being such an important part of the Golden Dawn, Chic also became and important member of the Freemasons. He rose within the Masons to hold some of their highest honors and positions and has articles printed in official Masonic publications. In fact, I would say that Chic Cicero is one of the most respected members of fraternal and occult orders in the world.
And that leaves Sandra. When giving workshops, and in her personal life, she has always been astoundingly supportive of Chic. But like Moina Mathers, wife of Golden Dawn founder MacGregor Mathers, Sandra is no second fiddle! She has been highly active in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and, like Moina, is also an excellent artist with an acute focus on color. She created the Golden Dawn Magical Tarot, which, in my opinion, is currently the most accurate Golden Dawn Tarot deck available.
She also created the Babylonian Tarot which is a must for anyone interested in that culture. And, of course, she has created artwork for many of the books she wrote with Chic.
But she’s doing even more. After years of work she has become the head of another spiritual tradition. She is the Supreme Magus of the Societas Rosicruciana in America.
And there’s more. Sandra has recently started a blog. Although it’s new, her comments on Westcott’s personal Enochian Tablets and why the Outer Order of the Golden Dawn is associated with Osiris are original and well-researched, an important contribution to people studying the Golden Dawn.
Sandra’s blog is atÂ http://order-of-the-golden-dawn.blogspot.com/ and I would encourage you to bookmark it and read it. I think great things will be coming from the Ciceros in the future, and that’s good for the Golden Dawn and all people interested in magick, occultism, and spirituality.