Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki

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Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki (Born 1929) is a British occult author, psychic, and esoteric practitioner. An associate of Walter Ernest Butler, she succeeded him as Director of Studies of the Servants of the Light.

Early life[edit]

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki was born on 11 June 1929.[1] She spent World War II on the Wirral Peninsula in the northwest of England. She studied acting in London and also took opera training at Trinity College of Music. She also enjoyed the sport of fencing when young.

Occult career[edit]

During the 1960s, she and her husband Michael Nowicki entered the Fraternity of the Inner Light, an esoteric order founded by occultist Dion Fortune. In 1965 she became associated with Walter Ernest Butler, and with Gareth Knight and the Helios Course in Practical Qabalah which, in 1971, became the foundation of Servants of the Light School. In 1976, when Butler retired, Ashcroft-Nowicki became Director of Studies of the SOL, a position she holds to this day.

Personal life[edit]

Ashcroft-Nowicki lives in the Channel Island of Jersey, off the coast of France.

Published works[edit]

To date Ashcroft-Nowicki has written 17 books and designed two tarot decks, the SOL Tarot Deck with Jo Gill and Anthony Clark, and the Shakespearean Tarot with Paul Hardy.

  • The Shining Paths
  • The Sacred Cord Meditations
  • The Servants of the Light Tarot
  • The Ritual Magic Workbook
  • Illuminations
  • Magical Use of Thought Forms


  1. ^ Nevill Drury, The Dictionary of The Esoteric: 3,000 Entries on The Mystical and Occult Traditions, page 19 Watkins Publishing Ltd, 2002. ISBN 81-208-1989-6

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