Mike Harris (North Wales) is a direct recipient of the branch of the Western Mystery Tradition that comes, via Dion Fortune and Gareth Knight, from the nineteenth century Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Gareth Knight was trained in the Society of the Inner Light which was founded by Dion Fortune following her own Golden Dawn training. He founded his own Lodge (known outwardly as The Gareth Knight Group) in the early 1970s. Mike was one of the original members of that Lodge which Wendy Berg joined later. Mike was also a member of the original Company of Hawkwood, that loose knit but influential magical association convened and presided over by Knight in the early 1980s. Members of that Company came to comprise the foremost practitioners and commentators of the present generation of initiates of the Western Mystery Tradition, including Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki, R.J Stewart, Marion Green and John and Caitlin Matthews amongst its number.