Western mystery school

About us – Western Mystery School

The Western Mystery School is a part of the Stichting Temple of Starlight, a Dutch foundation raised by Ina Custers-van Bergen. Its mission is to translate the Western Mystery Tradition and its mind altering techniques to the 21st century. To this end the Western Mystery School organises training courses in Transpersonal Development to bridge the gap between modern therapeutic techniques such as NLP, Hypnotherapy and Family Constellations at one hand; and the Western Mystery Teachings of our ancestors at the other hand. Our training courses are based on the philosophy and praxis of the Hermetic philosophy and the Western Mystery Tradition.

The Western Mystery Tradition offers a structured and interconnected system of Transpersonal Development and has a historical and initiatory mouth-to-ear lineage of initiates from scientific, monastic and aristocratic circles.

The Western Mystery Tradition combines the Wisdom Teachings of antique temples from Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia and merges it with Gnostic Christianity, Judaism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Anthroposophy and Theosophy. The practical applications of Tarot, Astrology, Kabbala, High Magic and Alchemy are optimised with Hypnotherapy, NLP and systemic work. A synergy wherein Angelology and the mythology of Egypt, Babylon, Greece and Avalon play a role.

Our lineage consists of famous names: Samuel MacGregor Mathers, Theodore Moriarty, Dion Fortune, Bishop Robert King, Ernest W. Butler and Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki. A lineage which Ina Custers-van Bergen, head of the Hermetic Order Temple of Starlight and director of studies of the Western Mystery School, continues and ensures that the Western Mystery Tradition is being translated and passed on to our modern age.

This resulted in the development of Transpersonal Magic Training, the practical implementation and integration of the so called Sacred Sciences and the modern therapeutic methods for personal and professional development. Ancient and modern techniques, integrated into one overall system; the Magical Kabbala as the roadmap. Knowledge surpassing the theory to access a living inner world. Learn to release your creativity, use your inner senses, balance reflection and action. In this way Transpersonal Magic  becomes an undividable part of your professional and personal attitude.

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In our society women are still not able to hold the same offices as men. In religious societies the backlog is even greater. Women are excluded from priestly functions in many established religions. Was this always the case? No, this discrimination dates from about...
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THE DREAM

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