The Devil’s Crown
Key to the mysteries
of Robert Cochrane’s Craft
Shani Oates

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Subjects: Cochranian Craft, Witchcraft, Magic.

‘The Devil’s Crown’ is the accolade of genius, awarded to poets, and leaders of men who would speak in riddles and puns the wisdom of ages. Whether Scop or Skald, the words inspired by the Muse live on in vibrant tradition under the shining aureole of the Holy Fool. It is the arcane mark of the ‘other.’ This book illuminates some of that light, sharing insights to the precious mysteries of the Robert Cochrane Tradition. His letters and works now collated finally into a single volume – ‘The Star Crossed Serpent III: The Taper that Lights the Way,’ find further expression in this companion volume.’ (Shani Oates)

“If I call upon my ancestors, I call upon forces than are within myself and exterior…, now you know what I mean when I speak of the burden of Time. (Robert Cochrane)

“The tree carried by a man wearing a red cap is a symbol of many things coalescing into two parts of the True and only Faith.” (Robert Cochrane)

“The first part is the masculine mysteries – in which is enshrined the search for the Holy Graal – and is the basis of the Arthurian legends. This is the order of the Sun – the Clan of Tubal Cain. ….In the distant past, the male clan was lead by a woman who was their priestess and chieftain . This is the origin of the legend of Robin Hood ….. and the tradition was followed through into the middle Ages when the Plantagenet Kings were officers of the masculine aspect of the Faith (The name ‘Plantagenet’ means ‘The Devil’s -Clan’). The effect of the masculine mysteries upon the world can hardly be under emphasized ….Law-making….and craftsmen’s guilds……The masculine mysteries were the direct creators of modern civilization as we know it now.” (Robert Cochrane)

The Star Crossed Serpent III:
‘The Taper That Lights The Way’
(Robert Cochrane’s Letters Revealed)
Shani Oates

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ISBN: 978-1-906958-43-5
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Subjects: Cochranian Craft/Witchcraft/Magic.

“Those that speak of secret and secrecy, and not of discretion or wisdom, are those who have not discovered Truth.”

Subject to continual speculation and study, the enigmatic words of this erstwhile poet have touched the Craft, influencing all called to it, irrespective of their path or journeying. Such was his genius, such was his unique gift, ever the barb of fate, he was beyond his era. His legacy has enriched the tone of all seekers and all pilgrims who would cast aside the veil of illusion in favour of the ‘Real.’

For the first time, his own Clan are able to offer clarification on the mystery of his Faith through his evolving Craft, begun officially at the onset of the decade that witnessed his tragic death. Finally, through the gift of several early letters, now brought together with those already published, their message is consciously revealed. Under a carefully constructed chronology, this is ‘his’ story, unfurled through his words and works.

As the ‘Order of the Sun,’ his People of Goda, of the Clan of Tubal Cain, we continue to hold aloft his brave taper, that for the ‘Hound’ and ‘Pale Guiden,’ in the Great Hall of Caer Ochran, is ‘worth a light!’

Illumination of the ‘Cochrane Tradition,’ is our testament to the valour of mentors past and those yet to be.

The Arcane Veil
Ten Discourses on The Craft
and The History of Magic
Shani Oates

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ISBN: 9781906958367
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Subjects: Cochranian Craft/Witchcraft/Magic.

Analogue of Craft historiography, brought up to date through the
author’s own experiential praxis. A discursive investigation of magical beliefs and practises in England since 600CE to the post-modern fall-out of the 21st century, analysing in particular its influences and survival strategies. Emphasis is placed on Christian, Heathen, and Hermetic Praxis, with provocative, critical study of the concepts of Lucifer, Witch-Blood, Sin-Eating and their influences on modern Traditional Craft praxes.

“A driving thirst for knowledge is the forerunner of wisdom. Knowledge is a state that all organic life possesses, wisdom is the reward of the spirit, gained in the search for knowledge. Truth is variable – what is true now, will not be true tomorrow, since the temporal truths are dependent upon ethics and social mores – therefore wisdom is possibly eternal Truth, untouched by man’s condition. So we must come to the heart of the people, a belief that is based upon Eternity, and not upon social needs or pressures – the ‘witch’ belief then is concerned with wisdom, our true name, then the wise people and wisdom is our aim.”
– Robert Cochrane 1931-1966

Foreword by Nicolaj de Mattos Frisvold /
Section One:
Discourses on the History of Magic.Influence and impact of Christianity upon the Development and Evolution of Magic:
600-1600CE.
1: Survival of Classical, Roman and Teutonic Magical Concepts and Practices under the Early Church. 600 – 1000CE
2: The Theological Renaissance 1000CE – 1300CE
3: Heresy and Early Witchcraft 1300CE-1600CE
4: The Hermetic Renaissance. 1400-1700

Section Two:
Discourses on the Craft
5: It’s all in a Name: Lucifer, an Ancient Heresy
6: The Profane Art of Masking
7: Witch-Blood, a Modern Heresy?
8: Sin Eating: Its relevance to the Craft
9: Traditional Witchcraft in the 21st Century
10: Which Craft?
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WEDNESDAY, 1st, JULY, 2015.
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A TALK WITH SHANI OATES
“Sacred Mask, Sacred Dance”

Shani covers the importance and purpose of cultural guising to mediate the imperative of the ‘Other.’ The Talk will address historical and contemporary forms of dance and mask work in ritual, that is in sacred rites.

Nottingham Pagan Interest Group
A group of pagans from all paths who meet to listen to guest speakers who
talk to us about varied subjects, not necessarily pagan, but of interest to pagans.

Venue details:
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Theosophical Hall on Maid Marian Way in Nottingham, (next door to the Salutation Inn) at 7.30 for 8.00pm.
Talks usually finish around 9.30-10pm when we go to the Salutation pub next door for a drink and a friendly social chat.
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Star Crossed Serpent Volume II
Shani Oates


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-906958-38-1
US$40/£25
Subjects: Witchcraft

Following on from the groundwork of the first volume prepared by Evan John Jones, the thread continues through expansion, evolution, and return to the Weaver Herself. Experiential research bears fruit, en-fleshing the seeds planted by previous workers of the lineage. Guided and inspired by tradition, prompted by oracular observation, intellect and mental detective work. Concepts and core principles of our Mythos and Praxis reveal a shift of awareness and a ‘Perennial Philosophy’. This is an ecumenical gnostic current that has revealed a deeper understanding of our work and its obligations, both to ourselves and to our ancestors.

Discussed here are subtle treasures unearthed within a rich heritage of  folklore, myth and legend. Overarching paradigms that include the Egregore, Clanship, Mysticism and Luciferianism.  These essays build upon the former volume,  expounding a vibrant dramatic aegis. Here find a new voice to herald the eternal paean, the Song of the Beloved: Promethean gnosis of the Star Crossed Serpent.

Contents

Intro: The Ring Troth of Cain
1.     The Archer’s Song
2.     Brimstone & Treacle
3.     The Faith of the Wise
4.     The Stang
5.     The 4th Nail
6.     Dark Aegipan and Pale Leukothea
7.     Cain and Craft Diversity
8.     Cain, Clanship and the Egregore
9.     Patterns of Transformation: the Alchemy of Being
10.    The Poison Chalice
Epilogue

 

The Star Crossed Serpent
Part I
Evan John Jones & Shani Oates


Format: Hardback
ISBN:
£25/US$40
Subjects: Cochranian Craft/Witchcraft/Magic/Occult.

Part One:

Dual-authorship of the Clan of Tubal Cain’s Legacy defining 50 years of its organic evolution. Originating from within an unpublished ms written by Evan John Jones, the former Magister of the Clan since Robert Cochrane’s death in 1966, it serves Testament to the Will of Fate and Tenacity of Spirit here expressed, from its inception under Robert Cochrane through Evan John Jones’ own record of the Clan’s beliefs and practises to those of the Current bearers of this mantle, depicting the interweaving of Wyrd in the vital process of its existence and continuity in Troth to its Tutelary Spirit: The Star Crossed Serpent.

Shani Oates

Shani Oates lives in Derbyshire (UK) where she is a devoted practitioner of the true art, a mystic, a pilgrim, artist, professional photographer and holistic therapist. She is also a life-long student and researcher of theology, philosophy and anthropology intrinsic to all praxes that engage the Mysteries proper. Providing valuable resources for her lectures at both moots and esoteric conferences, these disciplines serve to enrich her role and duties as the Maid of the Clan of Tubal Cain.

CLAN OF TUBAL CAIN WEBSITE www.clanoftubalcain.org.uk

As an author her published works are included within Hecate: Her Sacred Fires by Avalonia Press and other various popular pagan, folklore and occult publications for over a decade, including The Cauldron, Pendragon, The White Dragon, The Pentacle, The Hedge Wytch and The Wytch’s Standard. The second 2011 edition of Abraxas Occult Journal features her most recent contribution on the Mysteries. This, is her second book and she is currently busy on her fourth that continues to explore and explain the deeper aspects and histories of her Craft.

Tubelo’s Green Fire:
Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male
and Priestly Mysteries of
The Clan of Tubal Cain
Shani Oates

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ISBN:
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Subjects: Traditional Witchcraft.

This book explores historical and contemporary ideas of witchcraft through the perspective of the Clan of Tubal Cain

– a closed Initiatory group aligned to the Shadow Mysteries within the Luciferian stream. As students of arte we mediate the ancestral stream, teaching through practice with the sacred tenets of Truth, Love and Beauty. The Word is thus manifest in deed and vision.

“A driving thirst for knowledge is the forerunner of wisdom. Knowledge is a state that all organic life posesses, wisdom is the reward of the spirit, gained in the search for knowledge. Truth is variable – what is true now, will not be true tomorrow, since the temporal truths are dependent upon ethics and social mores – therefore wisdom is possibly eternal Truth, untouched by man’s condition. So we must come to the heart of the People, a belief that is based upon Eternity, and not upon social needs or pressures – the ‘witch’ belief then is concerned with wisdom, our true name, then is the wise people and wisdom is our aim.”
– Robert Cochrane (1931-1966)

Contents: Mythopoesis / Goda, the Clan of Tubal Cain and Robert Cochrane/ Hekate, Dark Mistress of the Soul/ The Wisdom of Courtly Love/Dance of the Seven Veils/ / Hand of Fatima / Sila na gigh /Dia de los Muertos / Abbots Bromley, the Wild Hunt and Saint Nick / Summer and Winter Customs / The Wild Hunt / Green Knight, Dark God of Light / The Fisher King: Gnostic Priest of the High Mysteries of the Graal / The Divine Duellists / Why Cranes? An Exploration into their Mythic Significance in / Legend and Lore/ The Fruit of Wisdom / Musings on the Sacred / The Mystery Tradition / A Man for all Seasons / The Three Rings of the Compass / Traditional Enigma / The Alchemy of the Compass / What is an Initiation?

Tubelo’s Green Fire: Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male and Priestly Mysteries of The Clan of Tubal Cain. Shani Oates (Mandrake).
According to the cover this book ‘explores historical and contemporary ideas of witchcraft through the perspective of the Clan of Tubal Cain – a closed initiatory group aligned to the Shadow Mysteries within the Luciferian stream.’ It is a collection of the writings of the present Maid of the Clan as published in various magazines such as The Cauldron, The Hedgewytch, White Dragon, Pendragon, The Witches Wynd, and The New Wiccan over the last ten years. Subjects covered include the dark goddess Hecate; The Wisdom of Courtly Love; The Dance of The Seven Veils; The Hand of Fatima; Abbots Bromley, The Wild Hunt and Old Nick; The Fisher King; Gawain and The Green Knight; The Three Rings of The Compass; The Alchemy of The Compass; and What is Initiation? Recommended.
The Cauldron #137, August 2010.