A Year in Perspective – IHS Annual Report for 2016

Dear Friends,

With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 before us, it is customary that we publish a brief Annual Report of our activities and accomplishments.  This year in particular has been very successful for us, and it is a direct result of the support we have received. That support is tangible in addition to moral, that is, it consists of Time, Talent, and Treasure being provided so that we can complete specific projects and goals accomplished.  Thank you to everyone who believed in our vision, and believed in it sufficiently to become an active participant in its realization.  We encourage each and every one of you to “make your mark” as well, and to help us, help you in 2017.  Make your donation today or contact us about volunteer opportunities.



Institute for Hermetic Studies Annual Report for 2016


  1. Six radio interviews including a third appearance on Coast to Coast (C2C).
  2. Appearance at the Northeast Paracon (Scranton, Pa), with 150 copies of our monograph, Studies in Poltergeists, Obsession, and Possession distributed to attendees.
  3. Two Masonic Lodge lectures.


  1. Pathology of the Sublime – February 2016
  2. Traditional German Folk Magic – August 2016


  1. Published Volumes 1 through 9 of the IHS Monograph Series
  2. Published Volumes 1 and 2 of the IHS Ritual Guide Series
  3. Publishing of The Wonderful Mysteries of Eternity –The Magia of Conrad Beissel by Russ Yoder
  4. Words of My Teachers – A Companion to the IHS Audio Programs
  5. New format for VOXHERMES.
  6. Between the Gates – Lucid Dreaming, Astral Projection, and the Body of Light in Western Esotericism became available in French, along with an audio program. This is our second book translated into French.
  7. Agreement with OM Times Magazine (online) to allow republishing of select VOXHERMES articles.

Electronic Media

  1. Posting of three additional complete programs on the Institute for Hermetic Studies YouTube Channel for a total of thirty-two audio and video programs.
  2. Establishment of the IHS Patreon site.
  3. Establishment of VOXHERMES WordPress site for newsletter and site coordination.


  1. Registration of the Institute for Hermetic Studies as a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


  1. Establishment of the IHS Patreon Site.
  2. Successful Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign (our third campaign, and like our previous ones, our goal was significantly exceeded.) in the amount of $2,700 raised, or 108% of the goal.

With this firm foundation beneath and behind us we look forward to 2017 and accomplishing the goals we have set for ourselves. Again, and it cannot be stated enough, we invite you to participate in these projects with us and to make your contribution to the spiritual legacy of traditional western esotericism.


Mark Stavish, M.A.

Director of Studies

Institute for Hermetic Studies


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One comment

  1. D. M. Hutchins · · Reply

    Awesome to see this report. I have just begun my own Work and I am a bit daunted when observing the great Works of others, asking myself “How can I compare to this?”, “What do I know?”, and “Where do I start?”. All I know for sure is that I am impassioned and unable to keep from acting. Honor to you and yours.


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