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Our Philosophy and System

Introduction We have mentioned in other places on the website that our school and its system differ from the common form of western esoteric methods. We are not rooted in the Golden Dawn movement and its subsequent sects, we are not a Christian Qabalah derivative, we are not another reinvention of Freemasonry or Martinism, our students will never be taught things like the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, and in general, we escape most of the other standard qualities of a modern hermetic school. Aspiring magicians of our age have no need for another one of those kinds of…

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Daily Spiritual Practice

Introduction It is often stated on our website that our school puts the greatest emphasis on actual practice and direct experience, instead of simply theoretical knowledge and the development of opinion. In the divine science of theurgy there is much to learn and study, it is true; but in the end, only direct experience can ever serve as the vehicle which carries the aspirant towards God. In order to create the proper conditions required to cause these experiences, spiritual practice (called “askesis”) is required. Ideally, spiritual practices should be learned directly from a teacher who has accepted you as a…

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Why Pursue Theurgy

Introduction There are many different forms of mysticism in the world, and with the advent of the Internet and the ease of modern global travel, every hopeful seeker has the benefit of “shopping around” for the system which sings most to him.  So long as the clear goal of the system is to reach God, and there is evidence that others pursuing that path have achieved as much, then it is a safe system.  In that respect, no path is “better” than any other.  No matter how old or new its founding, how large or small its following, or which…

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Theology in Theurgy

Introduction It is often proposed that the most perfect mystical theology would be that in which no names are used, no forms are given, no quantitative or qualitative attributes exist, and which therefore resolves everything into One. This, the mystics of all times and cultures accept to be true, and are in agreement with the common philosophical inquirer on the matter. Where difference emerges, however, is that the aforementioned theology is the pantheon of the enlightened human, and unless one is enlightened, it is meaningless. It is a saying amongst the wise that pretending to be enlightened before one is,…

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Divination: Its Forms, Uses, and Pitfalls

Introduction The various mantic arts of ancient Egypt and Greece have survived to us unto the present day. So widespread was their practice that even millenia of Christian oppression was unsuitable for wiping them out entirely. Much was undoubtedly lost, but much was preserved thanks to encryptions of various kinds, and thanks to the fear of even the most Christian of rulers, and their desire to know their fates ahead of time. In our system, there are two aspects of divination: the diviner, and the oracle. Above and beyond these is a seer, who may use oracles but is not…

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On Scripture

Introduction It is held as self evident by wise men that to indicate one’s understanding of a certain art, one must either have good teachers or good works to submit as evidence. By good works, whatever is relative to the field in discussion will decide what is good, but in our particular instance we are speaking of the greatest of things, mysticism, and the best of works in mysticism will be the achievement of the aim of mysticism. Therefore, something which is good, in relation to what is great, will have to do with mystical attainment. As a beginner on…

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A History of Our Tradition

Introduction It is with great hesitation that Veos and I have decided to share this information, and even greater hesitation that I have put it to writing. The task is monumental, the subject matter is delicate, and though an entire book could easily be written on the subject, oaths and personal promises to our teachers must greatly restrict even what can be shared in this presentation. The inherent near-impossibility of sharing this information while still keeping in line with our teachers’ and fellow disciples’ wishes had made us stay completely silent on the subject until now, only sharing the most…

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