About us – Stichting Temple of Starlight
The Stichting Temple of Starlight is a foundation whose mission it is to adapt the Western Mystery Tradition to the 21st century. Our activities are divided into three categories.
Western Mystery School
The Western Mystery School organises training courses in Transpersonal Development. The trainings aim to bridge the gap between New Age practices and the Old Age Mystery Teachings of our ancestors. Our training courses are based on the philosophy and praxis of the Western Mystery Tradition and have a historical and initiatory mouth-to-ear lineage.
The magical Order Temple of Starlight
The Western Mystery Tradition offers a structured interconnected training system for Transpersonal Development based on the Hermetic Kabbala. The Magical Order Temple of Starlight offers the entire three-level initiation system that has been passed on throughout history through a continuous lineage of initiates, consisting of (proto-) scientists, magicians, nobility, alchemists and priests.
The Magical Order teaches the Western Esoteric Traditions from antiquity (Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Jewish Mysticism, Astrology, Gnostic Christianity, Spiritual Alchemy, Rosicrucian, Astrology, Celtic Mythology) to the present (Anthroposophy, Theosophy etc.). Practical applications of Tarot, Astrology, Kabbala, Magic and Alchemy are optimised by means of Hypnotherapy, NLP and Systemic work.
Our lineage consists of many famous names: Samuel MacGregor Mathers, Theodore Moriarty, Dion Fortune, Bishop Robert King, Ernest W. Butler and Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki. A lineage continued by Ina Custers-van Bergen, the Director of Studies of the Stichting Temple of Starlight and founder of the Western Mystery School, ensuring the Western Mystery Tradition to be translated and applied for our modern society.
Transpersonal Magic Trainer
This resulted in the development of the so called Transpersonal Magic® Training. This training bridges the old Sacred Sciences and the modern therapeutic methods for personal and professional development, by the application of Deep Imagination techniques. Ancient and modern techniques, integrated into one system. The Magical Kabbala as a road map. Knowledge surpassing theory, culminating into a living inner world. You learn to free your creativity, use your inner senses, balance reflection and action. Transpersonal development develops into an integrated part of your daily life, wherein self-reflection and personal mission become an integrated part of a personal and professional attitude.
For senior members of the Magical Order we offer the program Transpersonal Magic Trainer, to become an affiliate to the International Board of Hermetic Trainers and work with the system of Transpersonal Magic®, developed by Ina Cüsters-van Bergen.
We are connected to CAT, Collectief Alternatieve Therapeuten in the Netherlands.