Over the last year volunteers for IHS have been able to edit and post on YouTube all of our seminars from the past five or so years. These programs form an integrated understanding of esotericism in general and various schools of Hermeticism in particular. Originally these programs were sold along with their supporting handouts so […]

An Update on My Ill Spent Youth – When Masters Walk Away   I recently had a wonderful conversation with an old associate, someone I met nearly two decades ago when we ran in the same circles of esoteric initiation. This was of course the late 1990s into the early 2000s – before the “Financial […]

Part Two Oddly, it would be easy to compare Peter to Joseph Lisiewski. On first glance, they are polar opposites. Dr. Lisiewski was born into a working class family in the hard coal, hard drinking region of Pennsylvania and had all he could do financially to get through college. Dr. de Coppens was Swiss by […]

This essay first appeared several years ago in the blog Woman in the Wilderness – Sustainable Spirituality and the New World. It is being reposted here as we near the anniversary of both de Coppens’ nativity and his death.  This is an important essay in that it provides insight into de Coppens and the esoteric […]

On Personal Dignity and Initiation, Part Three When Yogis Kill Oddly, these notions of “dignity” and “obeying nature” are often presented in a very stereotypical manner in many modern schools. We see the image of the spiritual friend and guide as being one who is like a warm and loving grandfather or grandmother, filled with […]

On Personal Dignity and Initiation, Part Two Social Media and Dignity With the advancement of social media and the internet over the last twenty years, we have seen an increase in the ease of availability of various qualities and quantities of metaphysical teachings along with increased access to others on the Path. This access includes […]

On Personal Dignity and Initiation, Part One “Without contraries there is no progression.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell   I recently asked a friend, who is the holder of several esoteric lineages, if he would consider conferring one or more of them on some people who have expressed a sincere interest […]