Ina Cüsters-van Bergen - Magistra and Director of Studies
Ina Cüsters-van Bergen founded the Hermetic Order Temple of Starlight® in 2003, together with the members of the former Lodge Auset Hekau, and the people who were associated with that lodge. Ina teaches the Western Mystery Tradition.
'I see in an increasing amount of people the desire to choose a spiritual training. I offer a solid training that helps you to develop your life. In this way mystical experiences intensify, and dreams and visions manifest in your life magically.'
Ina is a so called Cosmic Mediator an a Third Degree Initiate and a very experienced practicing ritual magician. ... Read more here
My name is Anke, my profession is creative therapist, I am 54 years old, married to Ed and the mother of Marc.
I started my training at the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight in 2001. (...) For me personally I can say that my self consciousness has grown enormeously. Spirituality is no longer something that I sometimes do when I feel like it, I have become one with it. It has grown into a quality that enriches my entire life. It has its effects everywhere. ... Read more here
I think I was about forty when I really had the urge to look for something which was maybe looking for me.
For some strange reason I began to get interested in ceremonial magic. What was it why people did this and for whom. I started to read books by Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, Blavatsky, Elivas Levi, etc. I was on to something but had no idea what and why but it was like I had to do it, like something was calling me. ... Read more here
In my early youth I got the feeling that life could offer me more than the obvious that people around me showed me.
I felt differently, an outsider and completely alone with my questions. From a very young age on I read fairytales and myths and there I learned to know life after a completely different manner, mysterious and magic. ... Read more here
Into the light ...
It has been a while now since I became a member of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight. After a long period of trial and error (I have been looking around in the world of the witches since spring 2003 now), I took the decision to start the training in a western mystery school. Not a small step, and absolutely not a step taken lightly: it is a decision for many years.
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My name is Ron, 50 years old, and I have been studying with the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight for more than three years now.
Originally, I am educated as a scientist- a chemist, to be precise- and I have been working in that area for years. As a result, there was not much room for spirituality in my life for a long time. Granted, I had read a book on Kabbala when I was a lot younger, and I remember how much that affected me. But my life was for a long time centred around the 'hard sciences'. That changed when I met my partner who at that time was 'doing something with Paganism and Wicca'. ... Read more here
My love for the Western Mystery tradition was kindled at an early age. I must have been about five (I couldn’t read yet) when I saw a set of Rider-Waite-tarot cards in a bookshop while shopping for Christmas with my parents. The cards held an enormous fascination for me, it felt almost like they were drawing me towards them, although I didn’t have the faintest idea what they were ... read more here
For me it was never a question 'if' there is more than we can see with our eyes. I always have 'known'. As a child I always prayed towards God and mother God (never went to church). As for me it was impossible that God (the man with long beard on the cloud) was the only one, there must be a female counterpart. Who else could He tell all his troubles to? ... read more here