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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]

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Founder

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 & Kym Morgan. Kym Morgan is mainly responsible for Mandrake's growing crime list "Classic Crime Studies".

Publications

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]

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Books

  • Katon Shual (1988). Sexual magick & other essays. ISBN 1869928059.  . Note that Katon Shual is the pen name of Mogg Morgan.[10]
  • Snoo Wilson (1990). More light : a play about the heretic Giordano Bruno. ISBN 1869928083.  
  • Fries, J. (1992). Visual Magick : a practical guide to trance, sigils and visualization techniques. ISBN 1869928180.  [11]
  • Fries, J. (1993). Helrunar : a manual of rune magick. ISBN 1869928199.  [11][12]
  • Drury, Nevill (1993). Pan's daughter : the magical world of Rosaleen Norton. ISBN 1869928318.  [13]
  • Katon Shual (1995). Sexual Magick. ISBN 1869928407.  [10][14]
  • Fries, J. (1996). Seidways : shaking, swaying and serpent mysteries. ISBN 1869928369.  [11]
  • Kamil Veith Zvelebil (1996). The Siddha Quest for Immortality. ISBN 1869928431.  [15], 2003: ISBN 1869928431
  • Fries, J. (1998). Living Midnight: Three Movements of the Tao. ISBN 1869928504.  [16]
  • Steven Ashe (2002). Qabalah of 50 Gates. ISBN 1869928237.  [17]
  • Fries, J. (2003). Cauldron of the Gods : a manual of Celtic magick. ISBN 1869928709.  
  • Les Visible (2004). The Dark Splendour. ISBN 1869928695.  
  • Harris, Nathaniel J. (2004). Witcha: A Book of Cunning. ISBN 1869928776.  
  • Julian Vayne; Greg Humphries (2004). Now That's What I Call Chaos Magick. ISBN 1869928741.  
  • Mirabello, Mark (2002). The Cannibal Within. ISBN 186992827X.  
  • Mirabello, Mark (2009). Handbook for Rebels and Outlaws: Resisting Tyrants, Hangmen, and Priests. ISBN 978-1906958-00-8..  
  • Mirabello, Mark (2004). The Odin Brotherhood. ISBN 1869928717.  
  • John Barber (2006). Camden Town Murder: The Life and Death of Emily Dimmock. ISBN 1869928148.  
  • Hedger, Mary (2006). Occult High (History of Fun--Volume 2). ISBN 1869928733.  

Periodicals

  • 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 186992844X.  
    • 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 1869928482.  
  • Journal for the Academic Study of Magic for the University of the West of England (annual).[9]
  • O. Neo-Sannyas (2003). ASHÉ: Selections from the Journal of Experimental Spirituality. ISBN 1869928806.  

Footnotes

  1. ^ The Publishers' Association, Federation of European Publishers (1991). Directory of Publishing. New York: Cassell. pp. p.99. ISBN 0304328197.  
  2. ^ a b c Evans (2007), p. 39
  3. ^ "Catalog # 2.". Weiser Antiquarian Books. http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogtwo/. 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 1869928806. "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. pp. p.284. ISBN 1869928776.  
  12. ^ Denny Sargent. "Bibliography". Your Guardian Angel and You. Red Wheel. pp. p.161. ISBN 1578632757.  
  13. ^ Donald Michael Kraig (1998). "Bibliography". Modern Sex Magick: Secrets of Erotic Spirituality. Llewellyn Worldwide. pp. p.366. ISBN 1567183948.  
  14. ^ Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince (2004). "Bibliografia". La Revelacisn de Los Templarios. Planeta Publishing. pp. p.443. ISBN 8427030320.  
  15. ^ Georg Feuerstein (2002). "Select Bibliography". The Yoga Tradition: its history, literature, philosophy and practice. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. p.639. ISBN 8120819233.  
  16. ^ Edward A. Hacker, Steve Moore, Lorraine Patsco (2002). I Ching: An Annotated Bibliography. Routledge. pp. p.44. ISBN 0415939690.  
  17. ^ Lulu.tv audio
  18. ^ Richard Metzger (2003). "Article Histories". Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult. The Disinformation Company. pp. p.353. ISBN 097139427X.  

References

  • 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 0955523702

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