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The Passing of Michael Nowicki


Michael B. R. Nowicki (1931-2021)

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Nowicki (B. 27th February 1931 D. 24th June 2021 aged 91 years) who was a founding member of the SOL school.

Michael died on the evening of Midsummer’s Day which is also the feast day of St.

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The Dion Fortune Legacy Seminar 2021

Steven Critchley will be speaking, on the following topic, at The Dion Fortune Legacy Seminar on September 11th 2021:

Trance Communication and The Etheric Eidolon in W.E. Butler’s Practical Course on the Mystical Qabalah

W.E. Butler was a student of Dion Fortune,

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New Publications


This book is available in 3 editions, hardcover, softcover colour and monochrome.

Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki has written the Foreword to the book and Steven Critchley has written the following endorsement:

“Any student of the western esoteric tradition, theurgy, the work of the ancient Egyptian priesthood,

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh, online “Tuesday Talk” with Steven Critchley.

Trance Mediumship, Magic and the Mystical Qabalah of Dion Fortune’ by Dr Steven Critchley. 7.30pm.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Cost £5

In this talk Steven will discuss aspects of the trance mediumship of Dion Fortune, her teachings on magic and her methods of teaching the Mystical Qabalah.

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Yuletide Greetings

We wish all of our students, supervisors and lodges a peaceful Yuletide season!

Thank you all for your work in the school in what has been a very challenging year.

I just finished working in the temple here a short solstice ritual that included Mistletoe. I love calling it “All-Heal”

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Dolores’ Latest Work of Fiction is Now Published

Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki’s latest work of fiction, The Hill of Dreams (Book Two of The Guardians of Albion) is now published (only available for order through Amazon).

This is the sequel to The Singing Stones that many students will have read already. The story continues!

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Journeys in the Light Within by Elizabeth Anderton Fox

Elizabeth Anderton Fox’s latest book: Journeys in The Light Within is now available.

Elizabeth worked in the SOL for decades as a senior supervisor and elements of her wisdom are shared in this book that students and SOL members will no doubt find very useful.

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The Light Within

SOL students that are interested in developing auric awareness may find The Light Within by Darren Brittain useful.

“Sitting in the Power” is a method used by many spiritual mediums in the unfoldment and development of awareness.

The practice shared by Darren in The Light Within is compatible with SOL methods of meditation and contemplation and recommended by the Director of Studies.

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Steven Critchley will be speaking at the Dion Fortune Legacy Seminar in October 2020

Steven will be one of the speakers at this year’s Dion Fortune Legacy Seminar in Glastonbury, hosted by The Company of Avalon.

His talk will focus on the trance mediumship of Dion Fortune and how theoretical and practical understanding of Dion Fortune’s mediumship impacts his practical work.

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The Seed of Tradition 2020

The Seed of Tradition

John 12:24 is a reflection of universal spiritual law:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”

When we learn and inherit a spiritual tradition,

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