Adamite Order of the Ancient Dawn recently took at look at some of the inspirations for plot details of the critically acclaimed HBO series “Lovecraft Country,” specifically for the “Adamite Order of the Ancient Dawn” the protagonists encounter in episode two. The article cites both the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Adamites, a Gnostic cult that saw a revival in the Middle Ages. One excerpt of the article addressing the Adamites (I trust we don’t need to school you ’bout the CD) states:

“The group, which emerged in the early centuries AD and later saw a revival during the Middle Ages, believed that their church was in touch with sinlessness of Adam and Eve. Before the whole snake and apple business precipitated their fall from grace, Adam and Eve lived happily in their altogether, and to recapture that spirit, the Adamites worshipped in the nude.”

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