What if Secret Chiefs were real?
My collegue Nick Farrell wrote this very interesting article about why you don't want to be in an order where the real power appears to be in the hands of humans who remain anonymous and are said to pull the strings ... read further
Roots of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight
The Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight is a fully independent Contacted Magical School of the Western Mystery Tradition. From "Servants of the Light"-Lodge to "Servants of the Light"-Daughterschool, to Fully Contacted School in the Western Mystery Tradition - photos and timeline. ... read more
Deo Non Fortuna - Violet Firth - Violet Evans
Respected psychiatrist, occultist, and author who approached magick and hermetic concepts from the perspectives of Jung and Freud. She was a prolific occult writer of novels and non-fiction books, an adept in ceremonial magick, and a pioneer psychiatrist on religious thought in occultism. ... read more
The map may be studied by lamplight at the fireside; the Path is trodden out in the wind and darkness of the barren places of the soul, for the Path is within, and leads from brain consciousness, through subconsciousness, to superconsciousness. It is nevertheless by no manner of means subjective, and it is concerning the objective aspect of the quest that the student will no doubt be curious.
Let us consider the spiritual history of one who sets out on the quest and note the stages through which he will pass. ...read more
Author and one of the world's great occultists
Walter Ernest Butler remained very private about his personal life. He was born in East Yorkshire and was one of a large family. He never talked about his brothers, sisters or his parents. It is thought that he was brought up by either an aunt or his grandparents. It is also thought but there is no certainty, that his parents were eventually put into a workhouse. It is also believed that his young life was grim. ... read more
Some backgrounds about Ritual Magic, Ceremonial Magic, Ritual Drama and Mystery Plays
There are certain basic laws which underlie the whole art of Ritual, and I want to give you some idea of these laws, for Ritual performed without any knowledge of them tends to be a hit-and-miss business at the best.
First of all, let us see what the word "Ritual" means. According to the dictionary, it is "a formal practice or custom". This tells us very little, so we must supplement it by a further definition. A "Rite" is a certain sequence of operations linked together by a common object or idea.
Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki is one of the most respected and experienced spiritual practitioners currently at work in the British Isles. Dolores was born in Channel Island of Jersey off the coast of France. She was trained in the Fraternity of the Inner Light and worked as a Cosmic Mediator with Walter Ernest Butler, the Grand Maistre of British Occultism. Dolores is a third degree adept and Qabbalist. ... read more
Every person has a spiritual calling
The English Qabalist and Witch Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki regularly visits the Netherlands to give lectures and workshops. At some of the workshops old temples are rebuilt and people live and work an entire weekend in the atmosphere of ancient Egypt. What does she teach people? "There is more in life than eating, working, watching television and sleeping. That spirituality is within every persons reach". ... read more