Mandrake of Oxford

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Not to be confused with Mandrake Press.

Mandrake of Oxford is a specialist independent publisher based in Oxford, England[1] primarily known for the publication of "hands-on" books for occult practitioners.[2] The company was started in 1986 under the name Golden Dawn Publications,[3] but changed its name to Mandrake upon the publication of Sexual Magick by Katon Shual (a pen-name of founder Mogg Morgan[4]) in 1988.[5]

According to the company website, they publish texts on magick, occulture, tantra and Thelema.[5]


Mandrake's founder, Mogg Morgan, when interviewed by occultebooks, said that he chose the name in 1987 as an homage to Aleister Crowley (see Mandrake Press) and that he prefers to publish new writers who are continuing to develop the Thelemic tradition.[6] Mandrake is now a partnership of Mogg and Kym Morgan. Kym Morgan is mainly responsible for Mandrake's growing crime list "Classic Crime Studies".


Mandrake of Oxford is best known for discovering German occultist freestyle shaman Jan Fries,[7] and they have published several of his works, including his seminal work, Visual Magick.[8] The company also publishes the annual peer-reviewed[2] Journal for the Academic Study of Magic for an international panel of academics, and the administration of the JSM is housed at present at the University of the West of England.[9] The Journal's first issue was produced in spring 2003, in parallel with an international conference, Magical Practice and Belief 1800-2000, which was held at Bristol University.[2]




  1. ^ The Publishers' Association, Federation of European Publishers (1991). Directory of Publishing. New York: Cassell. p. 99. ISBN 0-304-32819-7. 
  2. ^ a b c Evans (2007), p. 39
  3. ^ "Catalog # 2.". Weiser Antiquarian Books. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  4. ^ Evans (2007), p. 178
  5. ^ a b Morgan, Mogg. Mandrake of Oxford: Who We Are
  6. ^ Evans, Dave. Occult E-books meets Mogg Morgan of Mandrake
  7. ^ Morgan, Mogg. About me
  8. ^ Jan Fries Reviews
  9. ^ a b UWE Bristol: The Journal for the Academic Study of Magic (JSM)
  10. ^ a b ASHE. ISBN 1-869928-80-6. Mogg Morgan is a respected occult publisher and owner of Mandrake of Oxford. He is an author whose works includes: The English Mahatma, Sexual Magick (under the name Katon Shual) and Tankhem. 
  11. ^ a b c Nathaniel J Harris (2004). "Bibliography". Witcha: A Book of Cunning. Mandrake of Oxford. p. 284. ISBN 1-869928-77-6. 
  12. ^ Denny Sargent (2004). "Bibliography". Your Guardian Angel and You. Red Wheel. p. 161. ISBN 1-57863-275-7. 
  13. ^ Donald Michael Kraig (1998). "Bibliography". Modern Sex Magick: Secrets of Erotic Spirituality. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 366. ISBN 1-56718-394-8. 
  14. ^ Lynn Picknett; Clive Prince (2004). "Bibliografia". La Revelacisn de Los Templarios. Planeta Publishing. p. 443. ISBN 84-270-3032-0. 
  15. ^ Georg Feuerstein (2002). "Select Bibliography". The Yoga Tradition: its history, literature, philosophy and practice. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 639. ISBN 81-208-1923-3. 
  16. ^ Edward A. Hacker; Steve Moore; Lorraine Patsco (2002). I Ching: An Annotated Bibliography. Routledge. p. 44. ISBN 0-415-93969-0. 
  17. ^ audio
  18. ^ Richard Metzger (2003). "Article Histories". Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult. The Disinformation Company. p. 353. ISBN 0-9713942-7-X. 


  • Evans, Dave (2007). The History of British Magic After Crowley: Kenneth Grant, Amado Crowley, Chaos Magic, Satanism, Lovecraft, the Left Hand Path, Blasphemy and Magical Morality. Hidden Publishing. ISBN 0-9555237-0-2

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