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I have been doing a bit of volunteer copyediting for Hilaritas Press, helping to get Coincidance: A Head Test ready for publication. In the introduction to the "Interview with Sean MacBride," Wilson writes, "....yet the Golden Dawn has more to do with the publication of this anthology at this time than most readers will guess."
Can anyone tell me what that statement means?
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I do not know.
I don't know what Wilson was specifically referring to. There seems a healthy portion of cabala and magical subtext in his writings so maybe it has something to do with that?
BTW, it's "Coincidance: A Head Test" not a Heat Test. "A Head Test" could suggest Golden Dawn influence if looked atin a certain way.
Fixed! Funny how those typos suddenly become obvious when someone point them out ....
I wonder if it was a reference to Falcon Press and their relationship with Regardie...
In my copy of Coincidance (First Edition, 1988), the sentence as a whole reads:
"Yeats once tried to persuade Maud Gonne to join the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and she refused, distrusting all Freemasonic groups equally; yet the Golden Dawn has more to do with the publication of this anthology at this time than most readers will guess."
The second part of the sentence seems like a non sequitur to me - wrt whatever Maud Gonne did or thought. The "yet" doesn't appear to follow (regardless of the role of GD in publication of anthology). Wonder if this sentence resulted from a big editing typo (such as an omission of part of the original sentence/paragraph)?
Incidentally, according to some accounts, Gonne was a member of GD at some point. For example, there exists a book titled "Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses: Maud Gonne, Moina Bergson Mathers, Annie Horniman, Florence Farr".
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