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Would SOL students and friends please remember Dolores in your prayers, if you feel so inclined?
Dolores is going through a very tough time at the moment and is appreciative of upliftment.
She has been ill recently, with bad bronchitis and some other issues, and is still going through a painful divorce process.
Dolores has many friends who help her as much as they can in their own ways and she appreciates the love and friendship she receives.
Dolores will always have an honoured place in the heart of our school and be remembered for her work as Director of Studies over many years.
Thank you for remembering Dolores in your prayers in whatever way you extend your blessing to others, it is appreciated.
Seven white roses are blooming today, August 28th, at the external door here at the Sanctuary.
They inspired this prayer in my heart this morning:
“May the perfect involution of the presence and force of the Cosmic Artist, bless the forms we build and offer in our school as we seek to serve the Light.”
“In his will is our peace” – “I want to know in order to serve.”
Blessings on all who serve,
Light within and Light without.
This is an image of the altar light and the north window of the temple at SOL HQ in the Peak District, England.
The temple is used for SOL rituals as well as for personal work.
All SOL Magi and Supervisors are welcome to visit the temple and retreats can be arranged for longer stays for those who wish to spend time with Steve or consult the SOL archive and Brian O’Neill Memorial Library.
Our intention is that the temple space and resources at SOL HQ are available to workers in the school community offering support and a space for inner work, healing, contemplation, and reflection.
All are welcome.
The House of the Net monthly linking meditation has been used in the SOL school for many years and we want to introduce a renewed and restructured way of working with the House of the Net for current SOL students and past graduates of the school that wish to participate.
Prayer is a powerful magical practice
Steven Critchley has taught about the principles and dynamics of prayer for decades drawing on ancient Egyptian, Neoplatonic, Qabalistic, Esoteric Christian, Craft, Wiccan and Spiritualist teachings on the subject.
In our monthly House of the Net linking meditations, we will be initially be focusing on ancient Egyptian ways of entering into prayer as communicated through the pagan Neoplatonic philosophers, Plotinus (who taught in Alexandria), Iamblichus and Proclus.
Working with genuine ancient inner practices and disciplines we will be working with prayer using key symbols and God-forms in the light of evolved teachings from the Dion Fortune tradition of the Mystical Qabalah.
Current SOL students and long-time members of the school, that have graduated our courses in the past, are invited to get in touch with SOL admin if they would like to be included in our House of the Net meditations where we will be working with Theurgic Prayer guided on a monthly basis by the Director of Studies.
Send an email headed: House of the Net Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org. Past students who wish to be included please provide a short introduction including which course you studied with us and who your supervisor was, please.
We wish Dolores’ every success with the publication of her latest book: My First Book of Magic which is published today. The book is illustrated by Carl Ashcroft, Dolores’ son.
See the link below for more information.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Charles Burns who passed away in the early hours of March 30th 2019, surrounded by his family.
Charles has been part of the SOL community for many years and was dedicated to his work in the school as an initiate and Magus of SOL Lodge Taigh na Mor Riggu (House of the Great Queen) [ pronounced ‘teesch na more riggoo’ ] in the west of Scotland.
I have many good memories of times spent with Charles that were full of laughter and candour.
Rest in peace brother and we know that you will journey brightly into the Light.
Members and friends of the SOL please join with me lighting a passing candle for Charles and in prayers for his loved ones at this time.
Director of Studies, SOL.