THE ESOTERIC ORDER OF DAGON
A BIZZAR HISTORY
By the simple minded the E.O.D is thought of as a debase, quasi-pagan thing, but we have a noble history. It is claimed by elder members that we came from the East. Our history can be traced back to ancient Babylon and Sumeria when our first initiates met the shape shifting marine creature Oannes when he emerged from the ocean and transmitted his stellar gnosis to them. Oannes was called Lord of the Waves, by the Babylonians, and was said to be amphibious, that is having the torso and head of a man with his bottom half resembling that of a fish, complete with scales. Some texts suggest he lived at the bottom of the Apsu/Abzu or Abyss in fresh water. It has also been said that he was the same entity as Enki or Ea. He is given credit by the Sumerians for giving civilization to man. The Philistines called him Dagon. Dagon is sometimes identified with Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu. Also the Indo-European root Vish is the same root that the word witch and the name Vishnu are both derived from. The root Vish has the sense of that what pervades. Vishnu pervades the world,where as sea witches pervade the night sea effecting all with their magick, therefore Vish and fish seem to reveal the phonetic cabalistic connection which connects our Order with the Elderitch Sea Witches which pervade the worlds coastlines and seas. A statue of Matsyaavtar/Dagon can be found at Keshava Temple at Somnathpur, India.
The existence of the E.O.D was scryed in the work called The Shadow Over Innsmouth by the dark visionary Howard Philps Lovecraft, born in in Providence, Rhode Island, August 20th 1890 and Left His Body/Took Mahaasamadhi on March 15th in poverty and obscurity,1937.He was a sickly, precocious child whose parents died insane. From 1908 to 1923 he eked out a living from occasional stories in magazines such as Weird Tales. His storys never earned him much, but decades after his passing, with the greater chasm of the void of meaninglessness of modern life yawning ever wider threatening to swallow all, with civilization leaping head long into the abyss having lost all sanity, Lovecraft's work began to receive serious attention from the science and ecclesiastical communities. His tales tell of ghoul changelings, beautiful evil, thought transference of alien beings from the deep past, multidemensional worlds in which time and space dislocate. Not only has his work influenced occultists, fantasy writters, and is considered by many to be the very precursor to modern science fiction, but many versions of the E.O.D. whose presence is first revealed in the Shadow Over Innsmouth has spawned many hideous imitators of the Cult. Dagon Rite Masonry has existed from the earliest establishing of the Craft in the American Colonies. And in New England there was a degenerate and decadent group called the Dagonists in the late 1700s. The Muraya, aquatic shamans on the Upper Amazons, have rites involving swiming down to the gateway at the bottom of the watery underworld and passing beyond Abyss...We are everywhere!
This E.O.D can trace it's lineage back to the 1960s-70s. At he beginning of the century Frater H.P.Ghoule became the GrandMaster(GM) and he retired(around 2003). Around 2005 Anuni Mskoseen became the GrandMaster and he initiated GM Nfagnir Krell and later GM Kraken, and they were running E.O.D together. After 2012 GM Kraken became the sole GM of E.O.D and he then took the new name GrandMaster Tornasuk.
You can read more about our history on our old site.