Originally Posted by KSigMason
Who is this prominent member?
I would have thought it was fairly apparent that this prominent member was Aleister Crowley.
However I would have to add that within the Golden Dawn it wasn't just Crowley who appears to have somewhat left the rails of general sanity and respectability.
One of the later heads of the Golden Dawn, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, made a slight error of judgement in translating a notorious medieval grimoire known as "The Lesser Key of Solomon".
This grimoire is basically a manual on how to summon demons.
It also dates from a period when people were still being hung or burnt for the possession of such literture.
Reproductions of Crowley's own sketches of the demons as they appeared before him are also included within the work.
Copies of the book are available at Amazon:
However I would warn you, search inside the book at your own risk!
Amazon.com: The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon...