Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society

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Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society

The Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society is a magical order that, as its name implies, is based in Oxford, England. It takes its name (without any claim of organizational continuity) from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and teaches a form of magic that it describes as a modern equivalent of the Golden Dawn system, the pioneering system of modern ceremonial magic. The society has a more public program aimed at disseminating authentic information about occultism and magic that includes lectures, workshops, and conferences, and a discussion seminar on the last Friday of each month. These are open to the public and run the gamut from magic to shamanism, to qabala (or Kabbalah ) and Witchcraft.

Members of the society follow different traditions of magical practice including Neo-Pagan/ Wicca traditions. Many find the society a place to meet others who share their magical interests but operate different magical systems. Often meetings involve the working of various rituals on an experimental basis. The society has served as a catalyst for new groups to form by people who wish to follow up on a particular ritual or idea.

The society also teaches a system of magic that combines insights from the Western Hermetic tradition with Eastern Tantric practice. Training is open to associate members of the society who can present themselves at one of their centers in Oxford and London. There is also a correspondence course in magic. The society considers itself a sister group to AMOOKOS, which it recommends to members especially interested in Tantra.

The society meets in various venues for its different activities. The Oxford group has an Internet page at http://www.cix.co.uk/~mandrake/ogdos.htm and the London group maintains a page at http://www.lawbright.com/logdos/. The society may be contacted through either site. The society is a small organization of fewer than 100 members in the United Kingdom.


Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society. http://www.cix.co.uk/mandrake/ogdos.htm. May 20, 2000.

London Lodge of the Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society. http://www.lawbright.com/logdos/. May 20, 2000.