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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
===Golden Age===
 
===Golden Age===
In the latter half of the 19th century, William Wynn Westcott founded the Golden Dawn together with [[Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers]] (whom he had invited to help create the cabal<ref name=ShinyakuV21Ch4Pt2>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21]] Chapter 4 Pat 2</ref>) and {{W|William Robert Woodman}}.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt4/><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt6/> Wishing to give to give the new cabal prestige, Westcott forged a series of letters, the Sprengel Letters, supposedly to and from a [[German]] cabal (which supposedly had two temples) and a higher being called Anna Sprengel (authorizing the creation of a British branch), in order to have a historical and prestigious background associated with the group, supposedly the continuation of an ancient [[Rosicrucian]] line.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt9/><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13/><ref name=ShinyakuV21Ch1Pt11>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21]] Chapter 1 Part 11</ref><!--Inviting Mathers--> The [[Isis-Urania Temple]] was also called #3 to reflect this background.<ref name=ShinyakuV21Ch1Pt11/>
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In the latter half of the 19th century, William Wynn Westcott founded the Golden Dawn together with [[Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers]] (whom he had invited to help create the cabal<ref name=ShinyakuV21Ch4Pt2/>) and {{W|William Robert Woodman}}.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt4/><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt6/> Wishing to give to give the new cabal prestige, Westcott forged a series of letters, the Sprengel Letters, supposedly to and from a [[German]] cabal (which supposedly had two temples) and a higher being called Anna Sprengel (authorizing the creation of a British branch), in order to have a historical and prestigious background associated with the group, supposedly the continuation of an ancient [[Rosicrucian]] line.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt9/><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13/><ref name=ShinyakuV21Ch1Pt11>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21]] Chapter 1 Part 11</ref><!--Inviting Mathers--> The [[Isis-Urania Temple]] was also called #3 to reflect this background.<ref name=ShinyakuV21Ch1Pt11/>
   
 
Unlike Mathers, who never held down a worldly job, Westcott had a job as a coroner with {{W|Scotland Yard}}.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt4>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 4</ref> He was nearly fired when his association with the Golden Dawn was discovered and his superiors kept an eye on him afterwards, which meant he subsequently had to be careful when secretly attending to cabal affairs.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt4/><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13/>
 
Unlike Mathers, who never held down a worldly job, Westcott had a job as a coroner with {{W|Scotland Yard}}.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt4>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 4</ref> He was nearly fired when his association with the Golden Dawn was discovered and his superiors kept an eye on him afterwards, which meant he subsequently had to be careful when secretly attending to cabal affairs.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt4/><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13/>

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