Merlin’s Secrets

Do you know that mythology and ancient folk tales contain powerful techniques for self-development? Do you know that these ancient stories contain powerful patterns of the deep mind which can be used for self-empowerment? These patterns can help you discover your unique talents and abilities.

People think that it is a hard job to work at yourself, but surprisingly fantasy is the most underestimated tool and imagination has been proven to be an important bridge to contact the deep mind. Both these tools make this work into a meaningful, a joyful and even an ecstatic experience.

The weekend retreat “Merlin’s Secrets” is based on very ancient and proven methods for self-development. Beauty, wonder and mystery open the gate to the Realm of the Imagination, where you enter as a Grail Seeker into the Enchanted Lands of your deep self. Can you imagine yourself experiencing your life’s adventure as a valiant Knight or a beautiful Faery Lady at the Court of King Arthur at the Round Table?

“Merlin’s Secrets” takes you on a quest to the Enchanted Lands of your Inner Self. You will participate into a quest for your personal mission to become the best version of your Self. The carefully chosen mental and spiritual exercises pave your way on the age-old Search for the Holy Grail. How to find the Grail Castle? In it are hidden the secrets to develop your unique talents and discover the hidden treasures of your Deep Mind. Do you dare to pass the Gates of Wonder and pass their challenges?

During this weekend you will transform into a Knight or a Faery Lady of the Round Table, enter your enchanted Inner Kingdom, and make an adventurous journey on the quest for Inner Treasures.

We look for Knights and Lady who yearn to join our Fellowship of the Grail and accompany us on this adventurous journey, to find the Grail Castle and learn how Merlin’s Secrets are the Key to the unfolding of your inner riches. You will learn to illuminates your Inner World, and to take care of your Enchanted Land. It will flourish and develop into an unending source of wonder, beauty and magic, an inner treasure that makes you a true Knight or Lady of the Court of Joy.

“What is the Grail and whom does it serve?”

Dare to answer these age-old questions and walk the Beautiful Road of your inner development! The Quest for the Grail is both a solo mission and an adventure taken on as a Fellowship. Join the Court of Joy, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers on this exciting path. Join us and discover Merlins Secrets.

FOR WHOM: It’s for everyone over 18 years of age who is interested in self-development.
WHERE: the Eulenburg in 37520 Osterode, right at the border at the enigmatic Harz mountains in Germany.
WHAT: We will spend the weekend using guided meditation exercises and even ritual drama to explore the Arthurian mythological landscape for our own personal development.
WHEN: Start August 19th Friday evening 20.00 – 22.00, Saturday 20th from 10.00 – 22.00, Sunday 21th from 10.00 until +/- 17.00 O-Clock.
PRICE: € 295,00 handouts, coffee, tea and one Magical Banquet included

We can assist you in finding fitting accommodation near the workshop site in various price ranges. The places for this unique event are limited and enrollment will close soon, so don’t hesitate and ENROLL NOW!


Merlin’s Secrets II

Do you love all things medieval? Do you enjoy Renaissance Fairs and reenactment, and yet, you long for more? Are you fascinated by the myths of King Arthur and the knights and ladies of the Round Table? Did you know that you can make use of these mythical figures to discover your Inner Worlds where beauty and wisdom live? Do you want to discover this Inner Kingdom hidden deep inside yourself?

Then step into the shoes of the famous Lords and Ladies of the Round Table step into the magical world of Gwenifar, Morgana, Merlin, identify with famous grail knights and join us on mysterious quest for the most sacred of all inner  riches: the Holy Grail. Discover the how the enchanted lakes and mysterious forests of the myths are a part of your Inner Landscape. There we will search for the magical Grail Castle, heal the Fisher King from his nasty wound and partake in the mysterious procession of the Grail. Thus we will find the entrance to Land of Joy which is located deep inside of your sacred self as the White Hart. Join us and discover your rightful place as the  hero on the eternal Quest for Holiest of the Holy!

During our quest through the Enchanted Land we will discover the rich treasures that are hidden there. When we find them, they become magical tools, available for our use. This intensive journey into your Sacred Self is both a solo mission and an adventure taken on as a Fellowship. Are you brave enough to experience medieval myth as a way of developing your Sacred Self? Do you dare to try the ancient meditation techniques and Ritual Drama to delve into the depths of your mind?

Enrolment is closing soon so be quick and join us now! Experience Merlin’s Secrets!

FOR WHOM: It’s for everyone who loves meditation and reenactment, who wants to explore the power of ritual drama.
WHERE: the Eulenburg in 37520 Osterode, right at the border at the enigmatic Harz mountains in Germany.
WHAT: We will spend the weekend using guided meditation exercises and ritual drama to explore the Arthurian mythological landscape to experience the wealth of our inner vision.
WHEN: Start August 19th Friday evening 20.00 – 22.00, Saturday 20th from 10.00 – 22.00, Sunday 21th from 10.00 until +/- 17.00 O-Clock.
PRICE: € 295,00 handouts, coffee, tea and one Magical Banquet included

We can assist you in finding fitting accommodation near the workshop site in various price ranges. The places for this unique event are limited, so don’t hesitate and ENROL NOW!

 

The Fisher King

I am happy to announce that the online meditation for the fourth Tarot Trump is ready. In the Smith-Waite tarot this card is called the Emperor, but this title does not give much information about the nature of this card, nor about its history or mythology. To understand the full impact of this card, it is important to know that the Arcanum of the Emperor is connected to the month of Aries wherein the feast of Easter is celebrated.

The fourth Arcanum reveals the Mystery of the Sacrifice of the Corn King. These mysteries are described in many stories, among which the Parzifal from Wolfram von Eschenbach. Here we find the story of the wounded Fisher King and based on this myth I have developed:

 

Trump IV The Fisher King

 

“You raise from your cubical throne and grab your sword to defend yourself, but before you stand upright, a knight in black armor pushes the lance into your groins with an enormous push. You fall to the ground and roll back and forth, desperately trying to protect a deep bleeding wound ….”

For this Arcanum I have developed a guided meditation of 50 minutes that takes you right into the experience of the Wounded King and the different challenges he has to face. Unravelling starts with a basic question: Who is this wounded king, and what causes his incurable wound?

 

 

The Journey of the Fool

Many of you know that I have been working on a tarot deck, but few have realized that the cards are only a part of the project. What I have been working on is an extensive magical system, that consists of a multileveled Inner Landscape. I have worked out this landscape completely. Every part of the teaching links together Tarot, Astrology, Geomancy, Magical Treasures, Magical Techniques, guided meditations, background theory, historical research and so on.

From now on I will be publishing teachings in the form of video teachings from each between 45 minutes to one hour in length about the different aspects of the Inner Landscape. The video lessons will be published one by one. Each lesson is a complete teaching. Together they will step by step initiate you into the Inner Landscape through which you travel as The Fool, while trying to find your way through the Labyrinth of Life.

In the guided meditation that I publish this week you will learn to know The Fool and start your journey through the Enchanted Lands …

 

The Call for Adventure – Pathworking

I like to travel and I always look to see if there are old stories about places I plan to visit. Conversely, a story sometimes makes a seemingly meaningless place interesting to visit. For this reason, I climbed Mount Cadair Idris in Wales. Among the people who climbed this mountain before me are the magician Merlin and the poet Yeats. They wrote that if you spend the night on this mountaintop, you change into a visionary or a poet.

So I decided to follow their footsteps. In my naivety, I assumed that there are worse examples to follow. I thought it might be an interesting journey, not realizing that fools walk in areas that angels wouldn’t dare to tread … So here I am, climbing the so-called Chair of the giant Idris. The mountain is steep; I can hear my breathing getting faster. I climb the sandy path through the pine wood. I inhale the smell of mushrooms evaporating from the moist woods. Every time I touch the branches, the pine trees greet me with their spicy perfume, drifting nebula form fragile veils that filter the sun’s light. When the rays of the sun break through the mists, they create cathedrals of light. The leaves of the trees whirl on the wind, rushing, bowing and receiving the blessings of the elements. They move like dancers, engaged in a whirling duet with the ever-changing forces of nature …’

With these words the Journey of the Fool begins, the start of a series of guided meditations that take you through advanced teachings on the Tarot Cards.

 

 

Meditations on the Rose Cross

In the Western Mystery Tradition we work with creative imagination in order to explore our Inner Worlds. We use them to work with the different parts of the Self, to create changes, to heal old wounds and for personal spiritual development.

The coming months I will start with the publication of a series of guided meditations. The meditations will all be connected to the different sections of the Rose Cross and thus they will explain the Inner Landscapes of the Great Arcana Cards of the Tarot and their connection to mythology. They will be published in separate videos on the website.

The first video of this series will take you into the Inner Worlds. The Inner Worlds consist of many different layers with each a multitude of aspects. This can make it be difficult to keep an overview on the coherence between all those aspects of your Inner Landscape. This is the reason why the Sages of the Ages developed roadmaps for the Inner Work. It is important to use them, so that you can orientate yourself and know the type of Inner Work that can be done in the different areas. The Rose Cross is one of those roadmaps.

During 45 minutes of guided meditation, you journey with the help of a guide through the Inner Landscape following the directions of one of the most important roadmaps. This roadmap will help you to find your way on all your journeys through your Enchanted Land.

Journey with the help of a guide through the Inner Landscape, following the directions of one of the most important roadmaps, the Rose Cross. During 45 minutes of meditation, you will get the instructions that will help you to find your way on all your journeys through your Enchanted Land.

Merlin’s Magical Methods

Hypersensitive people often have inexplicable experiences. Through a sudden spiritual awakening, the Veils-between-the-Worlds open, and the Road to Avalon appears. This mostly comes as a shock and raises the conclusion: “There must be ‘more’ to life!” But how to find this and whom to trust to be my guide at this unusual path? What if New Age spirituality is not an option? Then maybe you want to dive into the legacy of well-trusted adepts from the past and from there find the reliable sources of today; adepts like Carl Gustav Jung, Dion Fortune, Isaac Newton and Rudolf Steiner, how where they trained?

Join us on a journey into one of the most underestimated training programs for high sensitive people; the Grail Tradition. Enter the Grail Castle through the Gates of Wonder and learn to develop your psychic  and magical skills, by Merlin of Britain and the enchanting Morgaine le Faye. Identify with the knights and ladies, join us at the mythical Round Table and learn directly from the Fay how to enter into the Magical Otherworld: Learn from Nimue to listen for her teachings in the sounds of running rivers, become enchanted by Merlin’s voice rushing in the Winds. Witness the Interior Stars rising one by one, feel how your life gradually changes into an Enchanted Land.

Explore your Inner Kingdom and search for the magical treasures hidden there. This is both a solo journey and an adventure taken on as a Fellowship. Do you dare to look into the magical mirror of the Lady of the Lake and discover how extraordinary your life can become? Drink from the overflowing Grail Chalice and change your hypersensitivity into a blessing. Join us and experience Merlin’s Secrets!

FOR WHOM: It’s for everyone who wants to develop their sensitive talents into a valuable tool.
WHERE: the Eulenburg in 37520 Osterode, right at the border at the enigmatic Harz mountains in Germany.
WHAT: We will spend the weekend building a solid theoretical background to explore using guided meditation exercises and even ritual drama to explore the Arthurian mythological landscape to experience the wealth of our inner vision.
WHEN: Start August 19th Friday evening 20.00 – 22.00, Saturday 20th from 10.00 – 22.00, Sunday 21th from 10.00 until + 17.00 o’clock.
PRICE: € 295,00 handouts, coffee, tea and one Magical Banquet included.

We can assist you in finding fitting accommodation near the workshop site in various price ranges. The places for this unique event are limited, so don’t hesitate!

Merlin’s Secrets

Do you know that the Arthurian Mysteries are a metaphor for self-development? Are you aware that the Arthurian knights and ladies are archetypes that live and work in your very own mind? What exactly is the Grail and whom does it serve?

You, who are on a sacred mission to become the best version of your true Self, do you dare to pass the Gates of Wonder and face the challenges, just like the mythic Arthurian knights? Do you long to answer that Inner Calling and explore your own Enchanted Kingdom?

The Quest for the Grail is both a solo mission and an adventure taken on as a Fellowship. The journey to find your true Inner Being takes you through Enchanted Woods, singing Winds and dancing Fay that reflect themselves in the Lakes of the Land. There is a chance to meet famous magical animals like the Question Beast and the White Heart. Maybe even you will stand face to face with the Sword in the Stone that challenges you: are you fit to become the Once and Future King ruling your own life?

Accompany us on this adventurous journey, join the Fellowship of the Holy Grail. Meet lovesick Sir Lancelot, mysterious Merlin, graceful Guinevere, become enchanted by the magic of Morgana and learn from the knights and ladies of the Court of Joy. Experience the unfolding inner riches and the treasures they contain. Feel the Arthurian sun on your skin and experience how it illuminates your entire inner world. Become the king in your own Grail Castle and feel your Interior Stars lighting up one by one. Join fellow travellers on this exciting path and together taste from the overflowing Grail in your hands.

“What is the Grail and whom does it serve?” Dare to answer these age-old questions and step on the path to inner development yourself! Then join us and experience Merlin’s Secrets from within!

FOR WHOM: It’s for everyone who is interested in self-development.
WHERE: the Eulenburg in 37520 Osterode, right at the border at the enigmatic Harz mountains in Germany.
WHAT: We will spend the weekend using guided meditation exercises and even ritual drama to explore the Arthurian mythological landscape for our own personal development.
WHEN: Start August 19th Friday evening 20.00 – 22.00, Saturday 20th from 10.00 – 22.00, Sunday 21th from 10.00 until + 17.00 o’clock.
PRICE: € 295,00 handouts, coffee, tea and one Magical Banquet included.

We can assist you in finding fitting accommodation near the workshop site in various price ranges. The places for this unique event are limited, so don’t hesitate!


The Magic of the White Goddess

Are you a seeker for meaning? Do you want to develop yourself? Do you long for that expansion of consciousness that takes you into the deeper aspects of your soul, beyond psychology and right into cosmic experiences? Are you searching for the wisdom teachings that result in inner illumination?

Hidden in ordinary fairytales, in classical books, operas, sculptures and paintings is an authentic mystery teaching, that takes you right into a very ancient form of western shamanism.

The key to unlock these wisdom teachings is the Hermetic Tree of Life. Hermetic meditation exercises are keys that open doors to worlds of inner riches. They train your mind to access cosmic wisdom. By using a balanced series of very advanced techniques of meditation and applied imagination, you will gain access to the higher spiritual realms. A unique combination of meditation techniques with arts and crafts, with trance journeys, founded on a solid theoretical background, the doors of your Inner Worlds open to Inner Treasures and Healing experiences.

 

Listen to Ina to learn more!

 

This coming trimester we will be working with myths and legends that contain the instructions and techniques of classical western shamanistic and magical practices and we will be discovering even more hidden treasures.

Are you interested in discovering this spiritual path? Do you want to know the secrets of the Paradise Garden, where you find the western shamanistic techniques for Soul Retrieval, or do you want to discover the true nature of the Minotaur? Then enroll for the upcoming trimester. We will start a third series of 18 webinars. We will explore the sacred teachings of seasonal myths via guided meditation and we will be hunting for magical treasures! (The two previous series will be put online in Autumn for backorders.)

For whom: The webinars are for everyone who is interested in personal development, who wants to explore the meaning of life and who wants answers to existential questions. These webinars are of interest for both beginners and for highly trained practitioners of the Western Mystery Tradition: they are chock-full of new information, applied techniques and surprises!

What: 18 webinars of one hour, chock-full with theoretical explanation, meditation exercises, magical techniques and magical treasure hunting.

Place: Zoom. During 18 Wednesday evenings we will gather online, starting on April 20 2022 until August 17 2022, from 19.30 until 20.30 CEST/CET.
For more information and enrolling, write to info@hermeticartsandsciences.org

 

The Treasures of the White Goddess – Q & A

Last week I sent you video about the upcoming webinars wherein I explained what we will be doing coming trimester. As a response I got a list of very good questions. I thought; let’s make a video to answer them, because everyone would like to hear the answers. So, here we go:

 

 

  1. In what language are the webinars? 
    We are an international school, so the main language is English. But we have students who speak Dutch, German and Italian, so if you speak one of those languages we can work out solutions in the case you speak one of those languages.
  2. Do you have an agenda or a program of the titles of the 18 webinars?
    The webinars follow the Wheel of the Year. This trimester the sun travels through Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius and Aries. That is the focus of the program. The lessons contain mythical stories, theoretical explanations, arts and crafts and meditations; all related to these four constellations.
  3. Is there homework and how much time will it take me? 
    The only homework comes from arts and crafts, but this is optional. It is up to everyone personally how much extra time you put into this.
  4. I am a beginner, but the webinars are also for advanced practitioners. How do I prepare myself?
    You don’t have to study extra things. I can imagine that your question stems from the fact that both beginners and advanced participate. Within the classes of the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences, some teaching packages are designed in such a way that everyone can work with them. You start with the experience you have NOW, and from the point where you are NOW. Everyone can take the next step with these lessons. Compare it to music; you yourself are the instrument. You can begin practicing playing the violin and you can be a concert violinist. Both can play the same piece.
  5. Is there extra study material required that is not included in the price? 
    There is no extra study material required. The webinars consist of 18 hours of mostly practical lessons. They are not theory classes. Compare them with musical education or gym classes.
  6. What will I have learned at the end of the series?
    You will have learned skills: you have laid a foundation for further spiritual development, you have learned a piece of nature spirituality, meditation techniques, creative visualisation. You have learned business in the field of Humanities, Culture History, Hermeticism, Astrology, Magic, Mythology, Philosophy to name a few.
  7. There is possibility for extra guidance I saw. What should I be thinking about? Is that substantive or personal?
    It is the possibility to book one hour of my time to have a zoom call. You can choose what you want to talk about. That may be a coaching conversation about a personal topic, it may also be a question hour about the work at the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences.
  8. Does the series stand on its own as a completed whole, or is it rather an introduction to further education within your academy? 
    This series stands on its own, it is a module. You don’t need to study anything in advance, there are no obligations towards the future. But of course it is also a great way to get acquainted with the school and its way of working.

Those are the answers to the questions I got. If you have further questions, or if you want to enroll for the webinars, you can contact me at info@hermeticartsandsciences.org

I hope to meet you soon at Zoom
Ina

 

The Treasures of the White Goddess

Are you a seeker for meaning? Do you want to develop yourself? Do you long for that expansion of consciousness that takes you into the deeper aspects of your soul, beyond psychology and right into cosmic experiences? Are you searching for the wisdom teachings that result in inner illumination?

Hidden in ordinary fairytales, in classical books, operas, sculptures and paintings is an authentic mystery teaching, that takes you right into a very ancient form of western shamanism.

The key to unlock these wisdom teachings is the Hermetic Tree of Life. Hermetic meditation exercises are keys that open doors to worlds of inner riches. They train your mind to access cosmic wisdom. By using a balanced series of very advanced techniques of meditation and applied imagination, you will gain access to the higher spiritual realms. A unique combination of meditation techniques with arts and crafts, with trance journeys, founded on a solid theoretical background, the doors of your Inner Worlds open to Inner Treasures and Healing experiences.

Listen to Ina to learn more!

 

This coming trimester we will be working with myths and legends that contain the instructions and techniques of classical western shamanistic and magical practices and we will be discovering even more hidden treasures.

Are you interested in discovering this spiritual path? Do you want to know why Snow White fell asleep, what the qualities are of the apples that are hanging from Frau Holle’s Tree, or do you want to discover the true nature of Baba Yaga’s house? Then enroll for the upcoming trimester. We will start a second series of 18 webinars. We will explore the sacred teachings of seasonal myths via guided meditation and we will be hunting for magical treasures!

For whom: The webinars are for everyone who is interested in personal development, who  wants to explore the meaning of life and who wants answers to existential questions. These webinars are of interest for both beginners and for highly trained practitioners of the Western Mystery Tradition: they are chock-full of new information, applied techniques and surprises!

What: 18 webinars of one hour, chock-full with theoretical explanation, meditation exercises, magical techniques and magical treasure hunting.

Place: Zoom.  On 18 Wednesday evenings we will gather online, starting on December 1  2021 until March 23 2022, from 19.30 until 20.30 CEST/CET.

For more information and enrolling, write to info@hermeticartsandsciences.org