Prince Nicholas de
Vere von Drakenberg
Nicholas’ father and mother had contempt for human beings and human society.
Thus, they sought to protect Nicholas from their mediocrity and banality in the sanctuary of the country. Nicholas’ father was a skilled backwoodsman and during these formative years Nicholas was instilled with country knowledge, as well as a deep respect for the natural world and its delicate balances.
His paternal grandmother - a Scottish
Gael - was a skilled seer, and his maternal grandmother had
spent years as a student of mediumship.
Both of Nicholas’ parents were deeply committed to his broader education, and fostered in him at an early age a love of Homer, the Sagas, classical history and mythology. Nicholas’ father was an ardent admirer of the work of Omar Khayyam.
Consequently Nicholas grew and developed in isolation, detached from the vacuity of human culture, enveloped in a world of intellectualism, magic, mysticism and imagination.
Nicholas was raised by his father to
honor the female highly and, as a result of his father’s teaching,
he discovered that the greatest spiritual expression of human
relationship is seraphic in nature: the union of the divinity within
the male and female.
Following this period his mother
obtained for him works by
Aliester Crowley, and he studied the principals of the
Black Arts in earnest, gaining a considerable degree of
competence in ritual magic. At the age of fifteen Nicholas underwent
the ancient rite of kingship which, in accordance with archaic
Gaelic tradition, bestows the mantle of sovereignty arising from the
very Earth itself.
He was bestowed with the highest
accolade of the covenant: that of Magister Templi. The Order
traced its origins back to the Knights Templars and
Nicholas was able to use his investiture as an invocational key
in the pursuit of deeper, unwritten knowledge. In 1991 Nicholas
was invested as a gartered and anointed knight of the Plantagenet
Clan Donnachaid by Lord Lir of Orkney, the head of a
cousin branch of the House of Vere.
This was further influenced significantly
by his experience of seraphism and hierogamy during
this period, and by years of commitment to the elven, Dragon
tradition - a tradition within which he is recognized as a royal
Dragon prince by the House of Vere, and is acknowledged as
such by the British Government.
Nicholas has contempt for the blind pursuit of money and power, and values above all things simplicity and transcendence, which he believes are key to the continued existence of life on Earth in the future.
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