C. V. for SOL "Solomon" magazine
Fox first began taking an interest in the mystical and magical
in the late 1940s by reading as many books on the subject as he
could get hold of from public libraries. Even at that early stage
he had become disillusioned with orthodox religion. In 1953 he
was given his first present of an occult book and that was the
start of a long fascinating journey that he travelled for the
rest of his life on his path of spiritual exploration and discovery.
For a time took an active interest in Eastern
philosophies but in 1970 decided that his true path was in the
Western Mystery Tradition.
In 1972 he joined the AMORC organisation and
whilst attending one of their national Conclaves in London, in
late 1972, he met a man who lent him a book. That book was to
be the trigger that opened up a spiritual doorway to an inner
world of wonder. That book was the Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune.
Though he has moved on from the works of Dion Fortune he nevertheless
considered receiving that book to be an important moment in his
In the middle seventies he joined the SOL. and
in 1979 he became a supervisor. In 1978 he joined the International
Co-Freemasonic Order and continued to be a member for the rest
of his life. In 1978 he joined the Traditional Martinist Order
and a year later organised their first group in Nottingham.
In 1980 he met Elizabeth Anderton. Then with
prompting and support from Dolores they began a series of successful
workshops and lectures that culminated with the formation of "Sirius"
in 1990. "Sirius was formed to bring magical/mystical workshops
and speakers to the north of England. In 1990 he left the AMORC
and the Traditional Martinist Order. In 1991 they added the British
Martinist Order and the Order Militia Crucifera to their activities.
"Sirius" works closely with Dolores
and has presented many of her United Kingdom Workshops in the
north of England. The OMCE is an international mystical Order.
The British Martinist Order is an international mystical Order
following in the footsteps of Louis Claude de-St. Martin.
In 1992 Elizabeth and John were married and live
in Saddleworth near Manchester in the north of England. John is
survived by his wife three grown up daughters and one son by a
previous marriage and a grandson by his youngest daughter. He
was interested in history, photography, audio-visuals, kabalah
and all aspects of the ancient mysteries.