There are several areas in which you can find dragons in the vast sphere of the occult. We find dragon representations in lore and customs as well as collectibles and artwork. Whether you are Christian or Pagan or Jewish or some other faith, you can’t deny the place dragons have occupied all through history, whether they be friend or foe.
One of the oldest belief systems in the world is that of Paganism and throughout that religion we see the dragons. One of the key features of any Pagan tradition is the belief in mother nature and that it is a manifestation of the gods and goddess of that faith’s followers. Of all of the Pagan traditions recognized in modern times, Wicca is the most familiar Pagan practice. But again, Wicca is just one of many.
While reading an article about Wiccan traditions, I came across something that was unfamiliar to me: Draconian Wicca. I wonder if it is also a new concept for those of you who are reading. Draconian Wicca shares several of the same beliefs as the other traditions, however instead of having a focus on gods and goddesses, it focuses on those fire-breathers as representations of good and evil and male and female. The difference between Dragons to those who follow The Dragon Path and other Pagans is that not only do Draconian Wiccans believe the creatures represent wisdom and balance, but also that it is All-That-Is and holds deity eminence when included in ceremonial magick. While dragons in all Pagan traditions are revered, they do not usually reach deity status.
Draconian Wicca, while sharing vitrues with conventional Wicca, is not actually established as Wicca, at least at the time of this writing. The festivals and holidays in Draconian Wicca vary from the other paths, as does its code of ethics. Another similarity between traditional Wicca and The Path of the Dragon is the use of tokens signifying the elements (earth, air, water, fire)–the difference being that the Draconian Wiccans employ dragons as symbols. It also includes clergy and like most religions, it is thought that the best way of teaching the tradition is from experienced mentor to student.
Draconian Wicca has its own spiritual guides as well. It is believed that practicioners can befriend and communicate with dragons. Of course, this is magical and spiritual communication. For more information on dragons, check out your local occult bookstore for Llewellyns Dancing with Dragons: Invoke the Ageless Wisdom and Power and Mystical Dragon Magick: Teachings of the Five Inner Rings by D.J. Conway and Three Moons Medias Sea, Land, Sky: A Dragon Magick Grimoire by Parker J. Torrence.
I have also found some very interesting sites on Draconian Wicca so I am passing on those links as well. And these are just a few of what I found when doing my research. Take a look, Im sure youll find the information quite interesting.
Whatever course you choose to follow, I hope it guides to you where you need to be. Blessed be.
Jeff Bronson is the owner of Obscuria.com, a darkly unique Gothic shop. Obscuria offers a quality selection of dragon figurines and dragon collectibles, and many custom made, exclusive in the U.S items.