Gathering of the Lights


The Gathering of the Lights is now open for booking. Would Lodge Magi and other attendees please contact Steven Critchley to confirm places.

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Dolores Autumn Workshops


Director of Studies Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki is beginning her Autumn workshop series, with weekends in the United States (DelawareSeattle, and Philadelphia) as well as a workshop in London.

Visit the events page for more details!

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In Memoriam: Arpad Joo


I was saddened to learn of the death of Arpad Joo, the Hungarian Maestro at the early age of 65. He had earned a place of great renown in the world of music and achieved international fame at an early age. I met him and stayed with him in Canada in the eighties when he was the Musical Director of the Calgary Philharmonic and for some years he was a member of SOL, indeed he was at one time suggested as a possible future Director of Studies…but his music had the greatest call on his life.

We met again in London when he made his debut at the Festival Hall and he invited me to attend along with his then mentor in Vedic  Studies. He retained a lifelong interest in all things spiritual. We lost touch over the last few years but he has left a lasting impression on my life. God Speed Arpad, may the Boat of Millions of Years take you into the Light.
Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki


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Admissions Waiting List Announcement

Due to the popularity of the new Main Course we are now operating a waiting list for accepted students. This is due to the fact that all our courses are supervised and at the moment supervisors are working with a maximum number of students.
If you wish to apply please submit an application as per the instructions on this website.
You will receive a confirmation that we have received your application, it will then be forwarded to the Director of Studies as usual, and we will notify you of her decision.
If your application is successful then we will contact you again as soon as a supervisor becomes available.  This may take several months.
Thank you for your interest in studying with us.
SOL Admin.
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Updated: Summer Workshops with Dolores in the UK

AstralDoorways London Featured

An Astral Doorway is a strange and wonderful thing. Approach it with the wonder of a child and it will be a delight. Approach it with scepticism and it will respond in kind.

On the weekends of 6-7 and 27-28 June 2015, Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki will be in the UK presenting workshops about Astral Doorways.


As occult practitioners we are well aware of the power of the Elements Earth, Water, Fire and Air, and of the ensouled Beings who represent the egregore, and the cohesive mind of the elemental worlds. On the weekend of 1-2 August, Dolores will be in the Scottish Borders to present a new workshop, The Elements Within Us.


Check the Events page for the full schedule, or to go straight to a particular event, click here for information about the Astral Doorways workshop in Cardiff and here for information about the Astral Doorways workshop in London, or here for information about the Elements Within workshop in the Scottish Borders!

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Book Recommendation: Merlin’s Daughter

Dear Friends and Family of the SOL.  My Mother has asked me to write a few words about my book which went ” live ” on Amazon yesterday, and is ready to download from today, Monday 11th May 2015.
For those of you who have always enjoyed the myths and legends of King Arthur, Merlin the Mage, Morgan la Fay and the search for The Holy Grail, then this might just intrigue you.  On the one hand, it is a story about a ten year old girl, Nimue, whose village is ransacked by the Saxon invaders, her mother taken captive and her whole life changed in a moment, when she learns that her father is none other than Merlin, the great Magician of the Age.  She begins her journey when her mother gives her a strange and mysterious ring and tells her to run into the forest to find her “kin,” who are none other than the Faery Folk themselves. The Book follows her mystical journey first to find her Father, then onto Glastonbury, The mystical Tor,  the great castle of Tintagel in Cornwall, the decaying and corrupt Roman town of Aquae Sulis, eventually leading her to a lonely cross road near Avebury, where she learns an extraordinary truth, and must make a terrifying decision which will change the course of her life forever!
Well, that is on the one hand … and the blurb I have put out for the general public.  For you … well there is another side to this tale. This is a story about an initiate’s journey, and the ultimate search for the Truth of our existence, who we are and our place in the great unfolding of a Universal plan.  The Old legends hold a key for us, a secret which we need to decipher in order to understand what the future holds for Mankind. It explores the nature of time itself and questions the very reality of our beliefs.  I believe the Old Ones are still talking to us through the myths and legends of our collective past. If you are intrigued, then walk beside Nimue as she takes the initiatory path to becoming one of the greatest female magicians of our Age, the Lady of The Lake. Let her whisper to you the secrets I have hidden within the pages, that only those on the same path may be allowed to hear.
This is the first part in a trilogy, which will span over a thousand years of our history. I sincerely hope that those of you who do go on to download it, will enjoy my story as it unfolds. I do want to thank Mum and Dad for their belief in me and encouraging me to write my truth.  I also would like to thank my Brother, Carl, for all the help with the artwork, the graphics and the advice on the horror which is the formatting process! Big thank you to John Matthews for his help, encouragement and advice on the mythology. Thanks to my darling Husband, Rich, who has nearly eaten his own head with preparing the book for publishing … what a star! And finally, the book is dedicated to the memory of my dearest friend, Peter Larkworthy who walked over the Bridge of Stars in 2010.
” In this or another life, my dear friend”
Blessed Be to all
Tammy Ashcroft – Nowicki
PRICED £6.99 or  $6.99
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Book Recommendation: Under Cover of Darkness


A recommendation from Dolores: This is a book of Hope, Strength of Will and spirit. A book that tells the story of a woman who defied fear and refused  to accept defeat. Faced with months of chemotherapy she fought back with the power of words, keeping a Blog and sharing her days both good and bad, the high and lows that beset her. Slowly she turned the tide against the internal foe and fought her way back to health. Every woman should read this book and see what can be achieved with sheer determination not to be defeated. If it has happened to you it will give you hope, if not then give thanks and bless those women of courage who, like Margaret Cahill, fought back and won. £12.99.
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Ritual Magic Workshops in Atlanta


Lodge Phoenix in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, will soon be presenting Ritual Magic 3. Contact Emmanuel Rose, the Magus of Lodge Phoenix, for more information.

If you have not yet attended the Ritual Magic Workshop series and would like the chance to do so in Atlanta in the future, please also contact Emmanuel Rose in order to register your interest and aid in the planning of future series.

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Three New Dolores Lectures Available

cd flyer

At a recent conference in the U.S. Dolores gave three lectures: The Five Gates of Power, Astral Doorways, and the Four Faces of the Pyramid.

Each day the rooms were packed to capacity. Now everyone can experience these lectures. Now, with recordings you can learn, laugh and cry along with Dolores.

Download the flyer here for closer examination and order details.

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Dolores with Christopher Penczack


Dolores is pictured here with Christopher Penczack (left) Adam Sartwell (right) and Steve Kenson (above) – partner founders of The Temple of Witchcraft organisation, and sends her love from the Sacred Space / Between the Worlds conference in Baltimore.


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