“The alchemical bird being a phoenix, is a further indication how the spark of the mysteries, once lit, is passed on. For the original fire, even if largely smothered, banked up by its own ash so that it hardly gives out further light or heat or living flame, can bust forth again. Any ember from that source of inner fire can be fanned by those who know and care, into a new manifestation of the phoenix-which will rise in a blaze of wonder and glory as powerful as ever it was when first hatched, induced, and evoked.”

– Chic Cicero – The Golden Dawn Journal, Book 3