A lot of people have taken courses in shamanism, astrology, tarot, angels, qabalah, mythology, yoga, wicca, reiki etc, etc? Sometimes they have even been members of group, or covens. People visit numerous workshops, and read libraries of esoteric books. They look for the meaning of life, the mysteries of the universe, they want to investiate the unseen realms and long for spiritual experiences. At a certain moment the question raises; do you remain a seeker, or do you become a finder?
At the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight® you will have the opportunity to learn all about the Sacred Sciences, to deepen your experience, and learn how all the disciplines above are parts of one general teaching: you learn how all the knowledge you already gathered is part of one overall spiritual system. You will learn how the road goes further and how to pass the 'glass ceiling' that blocked you before.
Gradually you start to experience that magical life that you read about in the books . You will experience that the energy after intensive weekends no longer leaks away, and how you start to tap from an unseen force of energy.
You will notice that your psychic experiences no longer make you feel out of balance, slowly you become able to gain control over this capacity, so that it develops into a strength. When you are hypersensitive you will learn how to combine this receptiveness with your family and work; in this way your hypersensitivity becomes a talent instead of a handicap.
The Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight can ensure stable spiritual development that will gradually become a fruitful and integrated part of your daily life and professional environment.
The Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight is a school with a lineage
The Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight® is a Western Mystery school. The school has a direct lineage to the Order of the Golden Dawn.
What is a Western Mystery school?
At a Western Mystery school you learn how to use and experience the western methods of spiritual development that were passed down from ancient sources by mouth to ear, from one generation of initiates to the next generation.
What is the lineage?
The lineage is the initiatory line of high initiates who have passed their rank of initiation on to the next generation. This ensures a line of qualified teachers who answer to the highest accounting standards. In this way the quality of the teachers and the teaching is always linked to the highest standards, and the material is adapted to the needs of the time.
What is the Order of the Golden Dawn?
The Golden Dawn was a Hermetic Order that was active at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. Various Western Mystery schools sprung from the Golden Dawn.
Training at our school will give you access to deep layers of spiritual knowledge. This knowledge has been passed down through secret orders by an efficacious system ‘from Mouth to Ear’. Studying at our school you will be taught in in the same way, and depending on your talent and dedication, you can gradually work your way up to the highest degrees of initiation.
The lineage, that has been passed on to Ina Cüsters-van Bergen by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, goes back in time through W.E. Butler, Dion Fortune and Dr Moriarty to the Stella Matituna Lodge of the Order of the Golden Dawn that was run by Moina Mathers. The Golden Dawn was the result of a merging of forces of high adepts of the Rosicrucian and the Freemasons. In this way students can be initiated into a lineage of so called 'apostolic succession'.
As a student of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight, you too can become an initiate of this lineage. You learn from Ina Cüsters-van Bergen, from the temple’s initiates, from your supervisors and from your fellow students. Within our Order you become a part of a 'Body of Knowledge', gaining access to an international circuit of highly educated and highly sensitive people who work actively at their spiritual development.
You become part of the ‘energy field’ of people dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual knowledge and the application of this knowledge in practice and in daily life.
Priest-Magician and White Spiritual Magic
The Temple of Starlight® is a modern Western Mystery school which gives training in the Ancient Mysteries. The form of training is the Western equivalent to Eastern yoga systems.
You learn the system underlying the spiritual exercises of many cultures of the world and of all ages. The red thread of the teachings is the Qabalistic Tree of Life.
You learn how to meditate, guided visualisation (so-called pathworkings), physical exercises, breathing exercises, prayer, mudra, sigils, contemplation and ritual.
You study ancient sciences such as Alchemy, Astrology and Magic that were taught at the universities until the age of enlightenment;
You learn to practice pre-Christian religions that form the basis of our western culture; the cultural heritage of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, the Celts, the pre-Christian Jewish Tradition. You also learn to apply Christian Gnostic knowledge.
You learn how the tarot, the angelic law, healing techniques, aura reading and many more techniques used today are part and parcel of one overall spiritual system.
What’s in it for me?
You learn the techniques used by people for many centuries to stay psychically and physically healthy, how to keep your social environment healthy and how to cultivate spiritual experiences in a natural way. In this way you learn to feed yourself spiritualy. A spiritual experience is a peak experience that brings you into contact with the deepest essence of yourself, your environment and nature. The more healthy people are, the more peak experiences they have.
You learn to recognise ineffective emotional patterns, and to change them into behaviour that gives you more results. You learn to apply magical techniques to do this.You bring the Mystery and the Magic back into your life, helping you to develop and become a more complete and a balanced person.You learn how to heighten your sensitivity in a balanced way, helping you to make better choices in your life.
You learn to work with 'energy', and above all how to amplify this energy and source it in your life on a daily basis. Energy is a modern word for what in ancient times was known as magical power.You learn how to refine and to deepen your spirituality through a well thought-out and balanced study programme. You learn how to manifest the important goals in your life faster and more effectively.
Archaic Methods and ancient techniqes
Aren't these techniques outdated?
No, on the contrary: modern-day sciences such as psychology and psychiatry frequently use techniques like hypnotherapy and NLP which are in fact very old techniques in disguise. Sciences such as physics and mathematics sometimes find themselves in conflict in the face of inexplicable phenomena which scientific models have no grasp of. The hermetic school of thought offers explanations where science falls short.
Sciences such as linguistics and communication studies investigate the neurological mechanics of language. Language and imagery developed from magic. A lot of communication technology is based on ancient techniques behind so-called ‘spells’.
The Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight® teaches you how to investigate they way in which consciousness and matter are linked together. The knowledge you acquire at our school can be applied in contemporary professions at a high level.
Do you choose to live a Magical life?
The greatest challenge is to obtain high-quality input. As a member of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight®, you will have the opportunity to train and work towards your degrees under the personal supervision of trained initiates. You will be trained in an age-old lineage of initiates.
Many people want to develop their talents further and may benefit greatly from the energy and miracles that magical training brings into their life. Finding the right source of learning however can be a real problem. There comes a time that they hit a ‘glass ceiling’ and are unable to get past the obstacles on their path on their own or just with the help of books. You need to talk to the people that can teach you anything really new.
With your heightened sensitivity you need to remain able to cope with the everyday world, and to integrate the images and feelings you opened up to within yourself. You learn how to get passed the rational mind and book learning, and translate that knowledge to actual esoteric experiences. Within our order you always find people that love to share their ideas and experiences that are not understood in your normal social environment.
We want to provide a social context for spiritual people. The Hermetic Order Temple of Starlight® has an authentic lineage of initiations that goes back to the Order of the Golden Dawn, and from there, back in time to history’s ‘Secret Associations'.
When you are a person who longs for more spiritual growth, and are you eager to grasp it all, then you regard your time and money as valuable tools that you want to use as effectively as possible.
Also in the realm of spiritual education therr are diffences in quality. Esoteric development is due to recognizable steps of development. There are main roads and side roads. Within the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight we use a 'map' of the Inner Planes, which was created by the adepts of our lineage. In this way we can guide our students effectively and guide them into important experiences and provide a solid the theoretical basics. In this way you can develop the higher layers of consciousness within yourself.
What are the three most important secrets of a healthy spiritual development?
1. Make sure that you are taught in the lineage of a living tradition.
It is important that the transfer of knowledge is from master to student. This ensures that what you are taught is based on the knowledge and experience of someone who knows the entire road.
2. Take care that you learn within an organisation.
If you try to learn by books, and doing exercises at home alone, you will quickly come up against your own boundaries.Being a member of an organisation lets you tap into the energy field of the knowledge that the organisation is based on. In this way you learn faster and more.
3. Make a long-term investment;
invest your resources in a way that they keep working for you in the long run. We are all limited time-wise and money-wise. Don’t waste your time discovering new tops of icebergs. Leaning as part of a tradition will let you connect the dots of the greater picture,. You will gain access to the energy fields behind the knowledge. With our training, you develop in a balanced and stable way, gradually integrating ancient wisdom into your life.
Open the doors to your Inner Temple:
The doors of the Temple of the Mysteries are open. They give access to the rich tradition of the Western Mysteries, and the powers of the archaic traditions. Inspired by the voices of the old gods, you can feel the power of magic in your own body. It is up to you to walk through them....
The First Door involves you into the work of the Temple: if the idea of working in a group appeals to you, and are you prepared to travel, you are probably a good candidate for the Temple Training. You will learn to practice ritual and receive mouth-to-ear training. It is possible to attend some classes as a guest to get to know the Order.
The second Door emphasizes the idea of spiritual development within yourself by means of meditation exercises. If you already have a meditation discipline, you can enter into our programme for advanced students. During this intensive programme you will be working in your own tempo at your meditation programme, assisted by a personal supervisor. If this appeals to you, you are probably a good candidate for the Solo Magical Training.
Through the third Door you enter as a guest. You can attend courses or weekend trainings without being a member of the Order, and in this way work together with students and initiates of the order, learning from them. Here you participate in our courses or our Temple Retreats.
When you enter into the Inner Temple, you yourself can become a Priest-Magician and practicioner of White Spiritual Magic. You can combine elements of the above. And you can also become a supervisor or an initiate yourself … the teachings of the Order of the Exalted Land train you to become a Priest-Magician.
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