Mandrake of Oxford

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Mandrake of Oxford
Founded 1986; 31 years ago (1986)
(as Golden Dawn Publications)
Founder Mogg Morgan[1]
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Oxford, United Kingdom
Key people Mogg Morgan
(Chairman & CEO)
Publication types Books
Official website www.mandrake.uk.net

Mandrake of Oxford is a specialist independent publisher based in Oxford, England[2] primarily known for the publication of "hands-on" books for occult practitioners.[3] The company was started in 1986 under the name Golden Dawn Publications,[4] but changed its name to Mandrake upon the publication of Sexual Magick by Katon Shual (a pen-name of founder Mogg Morgan[5]) in 1988.[6] Mandrake publishes texts on magick, occulture, tantra and Thelema.[6]

Founder[edit]

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.[7] Mandrake of Oxford is now a partnership of Mogg and Kym Morgan. Kym Morgan is mainly responsible for Mandrake's growing series of books on crime - "Classic Crime Studies".

Publications[edit]

Mandrake of Oxford is best known for discovering German occultist freestyle shaman Jan Fries,[8] and publishing several of his works, including his seminal work, Visual Magick.[9] The company also published for five issues an annual peer-reviewed[3] Journal for the Academic Study of Magic. Other notable publications include:

Periodicals[edit]

Mandrake's periodicals include:

  • Isis Nuit[18]
  • Thelemic Magick (Volumes 1 & 2)
  • Snoo Wilson; Mogg Morgan (22 October 1994). Thelemic Magick XC : being the proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium of Thelemic Magic. Oxford: Golden Dawn. ISBN 1-869928-44-X. 
  • Akashanath; Steven Ashe; Mogg Morgan (21 October 1995). Thelemic magick II : being the proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium of Thelemic Magic. Oxford: Golden Dawn. ISBN 1-869928-48-2. 
  • O. Neo-Sannyas (2003). Ashé Journal: Selections from the Journal of Experimental Spirituality. ISBN 1-869928-80-6. 

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Company history, Penguin Random House
  2. ^ The Publishers' Association, Federation of European Publishers (1991). Directory of Publishing. New York: Cassell. p. 99. ISBN 0-304-32819-7. 
  3. ^ a b Evans (2007), p. 39
  4. ^ "Catalog # 2.". Weiser Antiquarian Books. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  5. ^ Evans (2007), p. 178
  6. ^ a b Mogg Morgan. Mandrake of Oxford: Who We Are
  7. ^ Evans, Dave. Occult E-books meets Mogg Morgan of Mandrake
  8. ^ Morgan, Mogg. About me
  9. ^ Jan Fries Reviews
  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. ^ Lulu.tv 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. 

References[edit]

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

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