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The Mages

The temple community consists of trainees and initiates of different degrees. Initiates serve as models for every member of the group to create awareness of ideal archetypes. The functions – not the people themselves - serve as transpersonal models for development of...

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Deep Night

While the World sleeps I float through the streets at night Throwing billions of sparks around me Bejewel the blackened sky sew them as diamonds on my black mantle. Thus I create that Mystical Space to give the Inner Self a Universe to fill: with expectations,...

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The Deep

How do you experience your life? As a wasteland, a barren place where nothing can flourish? A place of constant trauma where you roll every day into the next drama? Then come with me on a journey; I invite you to visit the Deep. The Deep… a place that is not a place....

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White Lady

Flying away from the world I meet twilight’s dream; The White Lady leads me to the forest fen Illuminates my face and reflects me in Moonlight. Where does she come from and where does she lead me? She is neither human, nor night itself, woven from ancestral memories...

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Eternal Eye

I am the Everlight, the Eye of Timeless Space, Constant and immortal, white and bright. No shade has force to bind down my might. I reclaim my Throne, and poor down a golden beam Create the Shining Stairway seen by Jacob in his dream. Set foot on that path of light, I...

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Light

When the world is still In the darkness, I lay on my dewy bed My rosy cheeks glister with early morning dew. I feel the blood-dimmed tide is loosed and the ceremony of innocence begins: The darkness drops and birth blood fills the sky. I feel It is moving slowly now,...

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Silence

I am the Priest of Harpocrates and the Servant of Silence I open the Realm of the Sun at Midnight! I call upon the Blue Lotus of Eternity as the wordless speaker in the Land of Stars (Ina Custers-van Bergen - The Opening of the Mouth Ceremony, drawing from the Temple...

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THE DREAM

This morning I had a lucid dream. A very familiar voice was talking to me: it was the voice of the Inner Plane Teacher that I work with most often. He took me to a very special place and started a very serious conversation with me… You have to understand that the...

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THE TABOO ON PRACTICAL MAGIC

In esoteric circles there exist strong cultural blockages … that make spiritual people powerless. To what extend are these ideas helpful? Or are they blocking us?  A common idea that I hear very often in spiritual circles is; You are not allowed to use spiritual...

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THE TRAINING OF AN INITIATE

The training modules of the Magical Order Temple of Starlight prepare you for initiation. During that training you will develop your psychism. As Dion Fortune and Ernest Butler emphasize; there is ‘wild’ psychism and trained psychism. Ernest Butler states ‘Fantasy is...

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CONTACTING THE INNER PLANE CONTACTS

Some schools call them the Secret Chiefs, others call the  Masters, in the Western Mystery Tradition we work with the ‘Inner Plane Contacts’. What are they, and why do we work with them? ‘The ideas of secret chiefs evolved under the British mistress of magic Dion...

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VACANCY: HIGH PRIEST M/F

Within the Western Mystery Tradition priest offices of all levels are accessible to both men and women. Both sexes work together in lodges as equals. They both hold all offices up to the highest level. And what is even more interesting: there is not only God, but he...

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RECLAIMING FEMALE PRIESTHOOD

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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TURNING LEAD INTO GOLD

With the increasing popularity of Magic through the internet a lot of people are drawn to the mystery schools with ideas of their own what Magic is about. They try to dominate the discussion in groups and press their ideas onto the community. But Magic is Magic, its...

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THE VISION BEHIND THE TEMPLE OF STARLIGHT

Years ago I was trained in a spiritual organization by a teacher that was loved intensely by the students. I found that a privilege, and I learned very much. Then the time came to continue my journey. With all the spiritual fruits I had harvested, I raised the Temple...

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TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY

A few days ago I wrote about my vision on the role of the teacher/trainer in the Western Mystery School. But what do the trainers train? How does the trainer use the ancient legacy of Mythology, Astrology, Magic and Alchemy? And what are the results? Dion Fortune was...

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TEMPEL TRAINING – DE HERMETISCHE KABBALA

De Hermetische Kabbala is het samenhangende systeem dat alle Westerse Mysterie Tradities met elkaar verbindt, de sleutel die de deur naar innerlijke wijsheid Hermetisch opent, het fundament van de training binnen alle traditionele magische scholen. Dit semester ligt...

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