The main focus of DragonOak is the development of techniques to awaken latent mental powers and senses. We teach members to make and use the witch's tools. We teach basic herbalism, healing, divination, astrology, dowsing, firemaking, and other skills that are useful to a witch. We train members to eventually lead their own covens. We do this through lecture, mental training exercises, hands-on workshops, memorization, writing, and performance of basic ritual in a group setting.
We offer training in the following areas traditional witchcraft, hermetics and esoteric studies such as Tarot, Esoteric astrology, Alchemy, Angelic and Kabbalistic ceremonial ritual techniques the Greek magical papyri and how to include them in your magical pracitse. Geomancy, pyromancy and other divination technques. We work with various systems including the PGM and the arabic system of the mansions of the moon.
We follow one version of the Wheel of the Year, a myth which attempts to explain seasonal changes. We acknowledge and/or celebrate those seasonal changes at what we refer to as the Four Greater and the Four Lesser Sabbats. These are Samhain, Yule, Brigit, Earrach, Beltaine, Samhradh, Lughnasadh, and Foghar. To DragonOak, the sun is represented by the God, and many of the Sabbat festivals revolve around him and his story.
DragonOak stresses polarity and fertility. The God and the Goddess are equally important to us.
DragonOak limits personal training to people who are over 18 years of age.
DragonOak offers distance learning through our online course.
What is our philosophy
We believe that the universe is a manifest being who has developed agencies through which to investigate itself. We are one of those agencies
We believe that all life is sentient on one level or another and no life should be considered less sacred than another.
We believe in reincarnation, nothing is wasted or destroyed it is just changed from one form to another.
We believe that we are responsible for the development of our own universe. We live in separate perceptual universes joined by an accepted social reality. In my universe it is acceptable for you to find your own way to the light of knowledge and illumination, however in the universe of the Pentecostal evangelist this is unacceptable. Problems arise when one person tries to impose their universal laws onto another persons universe. We beleive that working with the ancestors, genus loci and plant and animal spirits as well as working with the divine allow you to understand the universe and thereby understand yourself.
We do believe in biblical mythology but from a completely different angle to those presented by the sanitised Christian version of the bible.for example. The gift of sentience given to Eve in the garden of Eden to us is a thing to be celebrated, an invitation by a higher order of being to investigate the universe as co creators ourselves. We indeed were created from the dust but this was the dust of the Stars. We walk in the sunlight and our job is to investigate what it is to be a child of that light. To gain understanding of ourselves and by that act to gain understanding of the universe. We are gods in the minutia, creating a universe for ourselves as we go, by our actions and thoughts.
We do not believe in Sin per se. Sin is just the act of making mistakes and because we are part of an eternal cycle those mistakes will make up part of the universal learning cycle, the idea is to make them once and try not to make them again.
We do not believe in Death, we believe that we just change the clothes of flesh and move on to another incarnation. Again this process is an educational one which allows the soul to move forward in its understanding of itself and therefore the universe.
We do not believe in pushing our faith on anyone else as it is our belief that the individual should come to the realisation of the great work on their own and that influencing the development of another before they are ready to take that step can actually do them harm. You are where you need to be at this point in your development. Your job is to concentrate on your path and not on the paths of others. However we do believe that service to both mankind and to the planet on which we live is pivotal to the development of humanity overall. And so we influence as much as we can via the use of magick and meditation.