RIP Frances Fosner

The older members of SOL will remember Frances one of its oldest members. A feisty little lady who would insist​ on doing the three circles of power before a ritual…. she always ​had​ a smile and had a sharp mind and a ready wit.

I have just had news that Frances passed into the Light last week. Join with me in Li​ghting the Passing Candle and remembering her as she was, a Servant of the Light to the very last.

She had no family but Steven will attend the​ funeral to represent us all. Flowers in the name of SOL have been sent. Her Funeral w​i​ll be on Thursday 15th March at 12.30 at Dukinfield crematorium.

Any cards etc should go to:

For Mrs Frances Fosner
The Green Funeral Service
121 Haughton Green Road
Manchester M34 7PW

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RIP Sheila Atkinson

It was with deep sorrow we learned of the passing of Sheila Atkinson last week. Ian and Sheila were a part of the SOL for over 30 years and were frequent visitors to Jersey until they left to live in Spain some years ago.

They were of tremendous help to Michael and myself when we moved into No 15. Expert decoraters, they virtually went through the house from top to bottom. We have happy memories of evenings spent talking and sharing ideas, hopes, and dreams.

After much deliberation they decided to go and live in Spain and had a home there for many years but eventually returned to Britain due to Sheila’s ill-health. Nursed devotedly by Ian, Sheila fought her health problems to the very end, both of them bolstered by their deep and abiding Pagan beliefs. Michael and I offer Ian our love and spiritual support at this time.

Please light your Passing Candles for a brave and loving lady who, despite ill-health kept her Faith in the sancity of Life to the very end. Ian I know, will miss her so much and is now left alone.

Those of you wishing to contact Ian concerning Funeral information please do call him on 01908 473793.

He would appreciate your presence at the funeral if it is possible, if not then a phone call will help him through this sad time.

Donations to local stroke charities would be appreciated please, instead of floral tributes, thank you.


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Happy Birthday Michael

We wish Michael Nowicki a very happy 87th Birthday, on the 27th February 2018! Many happy returns Michael from all SOL students, supervisors and lodge magi.

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Lodge Logios Helios

Servants of the Light Teaching Lodge
Led By the Assistant Director of Studies: Dr Steven Critchley.

In 1974 the SOL’s founder, W.E. Butler, penned an opening ritual for a Lodge called “Logios Helios” that was sent to one of the leading supervisors of the time, Olive Ashcroft.

A copy of the ritual came into Steven’s possession with other core SOL archives in recent years.

W.E. Butler’s Logios Helios Opening Ritual will be used as the opening ceremony at our Lodge Meetings. The opening will be followed by aligned ceremonies that will give students experience of working ritual in diverse and effective ways on both inner, meditative, and external, ceremonial, levels.

SOL Main Course students are invited to attend and participate in these Open Lodge meetings. Regular attendance of Lodge Logios Helios will provide students with similar instruction and experience as they would gain from attending our Ritual Magic 1-3 workshops with the added dimension of attending a genuine lodge ritual in the private temple at SOL HQ with experienced members of Lodge Graal Bearer in attendance too.

For more information, click here to download a flyer.

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New Interview with Dolores

Readers will be interested to learn that Dolores has recently been interviewed on the Thoth-Hermes podcast! The interview is available at the Thoth-Hermes website, at the following link for streaming and download:

Episode 12 – Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki

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Dolores’ Solar Light Video Club — Update

Updated 21 December: Following on the earlier announcement, we are pleased to announce that Dolores’ Solar Light video club is now on line for subscriptions:

January 1st.. Titles are
The Gods Within  
Woman and the Grail

We are pleased to announce that Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki’s new video club’s webpage is now live online. The site is still under construction and will only be launched officially on 1st January 2018. However, for the time being some of you might like to keep in touch with Dolores’ new project by visiting:

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Dolores’ Book Recommendation: Medicine Woman

SOL is fast becoming a nursery for writers. We are proud to present

Medicine Woman: The Hard-Working Doctor’s Guide to Creating a Life of Freedom and Choice .

By Maritta  Philp MD

Have you stopped believing it is possible to be a doctor and live a happy and stress free life?
Do your relationships and health suffer due to excessive work related stress and demands?
Do you feel it might be time to quit your practice?

This is not just for medical practitioners, but for all those who want to know more about alternative medicines and their uses.

It will be offered FREE on Amazon for the next 5 days.

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Book Announcement: The Keys to the Temple

We highly recommend reading, The Keys to the Temple: Unlocking Dion Fortune’s Mystical Qabalah Through Her Occult Novels by Penny Billington and Ian Rees. Dion Fortune taught practical magical techniques, based on the theory presented in The Mystical Qabalah, in her occult fiction. This important book elucidates the way in which Dion Fortune and her magical associates practised Qabalistic teachings. Available now from your local bookseller, or via Amazon in the US or in the UK.
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Dolores’ UK Summer Tour

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, SOL Director of Studies, will present weekend workshops in several UK locations this summer!

In London, on the weekend of 3-4 June, Dolores will present Over the Moon and Under the Sun, on solar and lunar magical practices and influences.

In Cardiff, on 8-9 July, she will present a weekend workshop on Traditional Village Craft.

In Scotland, the weekend of 29-30 July will see Dolores presenting Ancestral Power, Our Magical Inheritance.

Each of these workshops will be a wonderful opportunity for SOL members, and all others who wish to attend, to work with Dolores as she shares her deep knowledge and experience of the Western Way.

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Rituals of the Light Within: a new book by Elizabeth Anderton Fox

The SOL is pleased and proud to recommend a new book, Rituals of the Light Within, by Elizabeth Anderton Fox, an SOL Supervisor of many years’ experience.

This compendium of her magical writings, drawn from her wide experience of work within SOL and several other streams of the Western Way, will be an invaluable addition to any magical library and is especially recommended for SOL students.

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