WHAT WE ARE:
The Esoteric Order of Dagon works with the Yog-Sothothery of H.P. Lovecraft and related areas and authors in mystical and magical ways. The Orders name is derived from the story 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' (acronym SOI) written by H.P Lovecraft in November–December 1931. This story also outlines our alchemical path of inner development. Other influences for us is for example mythology, like the Apkallu/Abgal myths and what is written about the Sumerian god Enki( a.k.a Dagon), but also from Alchemy and other esoteric teachings, science and much more.
To us the Abyss or Abzu is viewed somewhat different than the popular view of it these days. In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology it referred to the primeval sea of freshwater that both gives life and cleanses at the same time. It represent (among other things) the dark and unexplored inner world. We swim in and explore those eternal astral waters of Father Dagon and Mother Hydra. Our explorations takes us trough the human dreamlands and beyond and eventually we move into the Greater Dream. There might be monsters lurking in some of those deep old places, but nothing really worth doing is without risks, right? The main goal for our members is to eventually take the Black Pilgrimage to the Last Void and the Throne of Azathoth and unite with their Monstrous Soul, their Old One self. We call this the Backward Path.
WHAT WE ARE NOT:
We are not connected to freemasonry in any way. In SOI it's clearly stated that E.O.D. "soon came to be the greatest influence in the town" and REPLACING Freemasonry altogether" with something else and the churches in town was replaced too. This rules out any interest for us in for example O.T.O. based systems and works inspired by that. There are allready plenty of individuals and some organizations using that approach and the world doesn't need another one. The Esoteric Order of Dagon have instead decided to follow what Lovecraft wrote (quoted above) by the letter and work with this from a stranger angle. What we "teach" is Yog-Sothothery, pure Lovecraftian Magick, and initiation through the Backward Path. Read what that is about in the FAQ & in our Manifesto of Yog-Sothothery.
That said, members can still combine their own ways of working with magick and approach it from and angle (for example Wicca or Thelema) and combine that with our core teachings. That mix of influences will only bring forth interesting creations and projects. But our core system will always be pure Lovcraftian.
The Order decided to become silent towards the Outer World back in 2012. NEWS WALPURGIS 2022. THE E.O.D HAS JUST RE EMERGED FROM A DECADE OF SILENCE TOWARDS THE OUTER WORLD. READ MORE IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT(A PDF FILE)
You contact us through this [email].
E.O.D never activly search for members. Those who hear the call are instead expected to approach us instead and ask about membership. Previous members that have lost contact with us for some reason but wants to rejoin have to resubmit a membership application.