The Work of the Temple
Temple of Ascending Flame, founded by Asenath Mason and rooted in Poland, gathers people from many different parts of the world and our work is inspired by many different aspects and manifestations of the esoteric lore known around the world as the Draconian Tradition. Our projects include various aspects of this magical tradition and we also support all genuine initiatives to promote Draconian magic as a self-initiatory path.
We are not a “magical order.” We don’t have structures or hierarchies. It is solely your decision to what extent you would like to get involved in our work. However, passive members are not welcome. Draconian Path is a dynamic process, based on movement and active pursuit of spiritual goals. We are not interested in dabblers, either. This work requires a lot of commitment, determination and self-discipline for long-term projects, on both basic and advanced levels. Also, the work of the temple is not for those who expect guidance and teachings but are not willing to give the same in return. If you consider joining, think of what you have to offer and how you can contribute to our work as our Initiate.
Our gates are open to all who wish to walk the Path of the Dragon and carry the Light of Lucifer to illuminate the way for others. We don’t aspire to be another occult order jealously guarding their knowledge and putting up ridiculous hierarchies in order to protect the secrets of power. We don’t exclude from our work members of other orders – it is not our purpose to hold anyone back in their personal ascent. We believe that anyone with a passionate heart and open mind can tear down the illusions of the world and plunge into mysteries of the universe. The main ethos of the temple is to promote the Draconian Current in all its active and dynamic manifestations. Our wish and hope is to see the Current of the Dragon spreading and flourishing among those who seek the knowledge and power of Draconian gods, to set the world on fire with the Dragon’s Breath, and to awaken the desire of transcendence in the consciousness of those who are willing to commit to the path.
The Work of the Temple is conducted on four levels:
– Open projects
– Affiliation procedure (“The Ascending Flame Project”)
– Temporary membership for the time of preparation for Initiation into Draconian Current (1 year)
– Full membership and access to all projects, including the most advanced work of the temple
How this works:
Once a year we conduct a project dedicated to Draconian magic, open to anyone interested. These projects don’t require any sort of membership and are announced on our website and through our newsletter. To participate in these projects, you need to download the materials that are made available on our website about 2-3 weeks before the workings start. We appreciate sending us reports in which you share the results of your work with the projects, but this is not necessary and won’t exclude you from similar projects in the future.
If you’re interested in working with us and participating in our advanced projects, you need to do „The Ascending Flame Project.” To receive it, email us, introduce yourself and tell us why you want to join us.
The Ascending Flame Project is available to everyone. The only requirement is that you have to be at least 18 years old. It will give you a glimpse of how we work and what to expect from our future projects. It contains 7 workings which have to be done individually on 7 days in a row, at any chosen hour of the evening/night. Each working expands your consciousness and prepares your spirit for spiritual communion with Lucifer who is the Initiator of Ascending Flame. All of them are designed according to the same pattern, except for the last one, which has to be designed by the practitioner.
When it is finished and your report from your work with the project is accepted by the temple, you are welcome to stay and work with us. During your temporary membership you will have a chance to participate in our Introductory Course, which will prepare you for the Draconian Initiation and further initiatory work on the Path of the Dragon. If you feel that our work is not for you, or if you prefer solitary work, you are free to go. In any case, you can still take part in our open projects.
Temporary membership and preparation for Initiation
When you’re accepted as a temple member, you will be asked to complete our “Introductory Course.” It is mandatory and you have one year to do the workings and submit your report. The course includes a set of introductory materials: essays, rituals and exercises to be done individually, according to a selected curriculum which takes 11 weeks of intense and systematic solitary work, introducing the practitioner to basic working methods of Draconian magic and the currents of gods and archetypes within the temple. After successful completion of the course, you will have an opportunity to take Initiation into the Draconian Current and begin full membership.
Long-term projects of the temple are for members and Initiates only – this is because magical work on advanced levels requires a lot of time and dedication and has to be a part of your lifetime path. If your spiritual path is not aligned with the Draconian Current, you will not profit from this work. We have projects with monthly workings, active subgroups, forum for discussions and sharing rituals and workings, and we conduct regular Zoom meetings on a variety of subjects.
Therefore, we open our gates to all who wish to share and discuss their work, to receive and give guidance, to be initiated into Draconian Path and the Gnosis of the Void and to initiate others. We welcome all who want to keep the Current alive and flourishing around the world, to awaken the Dragon and to see the world reborn in Draconian Flames.
What is expected from potential members and Initiates
Draconian Path is not for everyone. Many will approach it, drawn by the promise of power it holds, but only few will succeed through harsh tests and challenges that we all have to face in the process. Draconian magic offers fast results but they have to be approached with responsibility, otherwise we will not be able to process the amount of knowledge and power that will flow through the gates of the mind. For this reason, although we will work to spread the Current and illuminate the way for anyone interested, we will only allow full access to the temple to those who, in our judgment, have the Will and potential to become true Draconian Initiates.
If you want to work with us on advanced levels, you will have to prove that you can work with the Current and make this work powerful and inspiring, both for yourself and for us – you need to show us that you are able to receive guidance, share your work, and possibly provide guidance to others on further stages of your path.
You need to be able to tap the Current, open up and receive the gnosis of the Current, and be able to channel and earth this gnosis in any sort of creative work (rituals, writing, drawing, painting, composing, etc.)
If you don’t hear the call of the Dragon, if you have problems with speaking about your personal experience, or if you feel uncomfortable about sharing the work with others, this group is not for you.
At first our work may seem difficult for beginners, but don’t get discouraged. You don’t need any prior experience. What you do need is either a natural alignment with the Current or an open mind and eager spirit to welcome the Draconian energies and commune with them. It doesn’t matter that you may not have much experience. If you’re capable of working with the Current and receiving the flow of energy, you will progress very quickly, your consciousness will expand, and your psychic skills will enhance more than you can imagine.
Advanced practitioners have to be prepared for a lot of work and research, as well. Inner projects of the temple include methods and techniques that work best with the Draconian Gnosis but may not be useful while working with other magical systems and traditions. Our teachings are solely for those who have genuine interest in practical work with Draconian self-initiatory magic. For this reason, you may need to learn certain methods and techniques from the start, as well as include many new ones in your daily practice, but your previous experience will probably make it easier and faster. We don’t mind if you’re already a member or initiate of other occult orders or magical traditions. If your initiatory path is aligned with the Draconian Current, this work will empower your personal practice and provide new sources of inspiration. It should not stand in the way of your present ascent.
Initiatory work within the temple starts with the Introductory Course, which will guide you through foundations of Draconian magic and prepare for Initiation into Draconian Path and further initiatory work with the Draconian Current. After completion of the course and Initiation into Draconian Path, you are welcome to participate in our advanced work, which is inspired by many sources and manifestations of the Draconian Tradition, and includes such projects as, e.g., self-initiatory path through the Tree of Qliphoth, in-depth work with successive Qliphothic levels and their ruling gods, magic of the Void, exploration of the Tunnels of Set, the Lucifer Archetype, Draconian Goetia, and many others.
What is expected from your work with the initiatory material is not impressive results or elaborate descriptions of visions (this is welcome but not necessary) – it’s your attitude, self-discipline, seriousness about the work, determination, and devotion to your personal path. If none of the above is observed during your work with the course, we will not encourage you to take the Initiation and walk the path further. In this case, even if you may still want to be initiated into the Current, this will not be done by the temple.
What we expect to see is your genuine Desire to walk the path and flow with the Current. Find the time for your daily magical practice. Don’t look for excuses to avoid active work. Write down your visions, thoughts, emotions, etc. Keep records of messages received through the work, if there are any. Speak about them to show that you can share your work with others. The same you will receive in return. There are no „masters” and „disciples”. We all are „students” guided by the forces of the Current on our path of individual ascent, and we are all „teachers” to those who wish to follow our steps. You can illuminate the way for others only if you have progressed on it yourself. Don’t worry if you find the work a bit overwhelming at first, you’ll get adjusted to the flow of the Current and your psychic abilities will grow with time if you keep working on a regular basis.