The following is redacted from a hard to find essay on Dharmapalas or Protector Deities in Vajrayana from the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism.  Much of what it says is of importance to Western magical practices. Oddly it is found on a site dedicated to Dorje Shugden. See our work, Egregores – The Occult […]

Red Protection Cords Available It is that time of the year when we offer red string protection, or so-called Qabala Cords, to those who would like one. Simply send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: Institute for Hermetic Studies PO BOX 4513 Wyoming, Pennsylvania 18644-04513 Donations are accepted.

To Those Running Study Groups and Centers I would like to hear from those of you who are 1) running some form of esoteric or spiritual study group; or 2) an actual facility or center. If you are willing to anwer some questions for a future article for VOXHERMES, please let me know. I hear […]

An Unexpected Exorcism “God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament; however unexpected its outward form may be receive Him in every sight and sound, joy, pain, opportunity and sacrifice.” – Evelyn Underhill   `           In July 2011 my family […]

Esotericism, Psychologism, and Spiritual Movements by John R. White, Ph.D. Modern Western esoteric practice is deeply influenced by depth psychology. “Depth psychology” is a generic term covering basically all those psychologies which focus on the psyche’s “subconscious” or “unconscious” dimensions. Among the best-known depth psychologies are Freud’s psychoanalysis, Jung’s analytical psychology, Gestalt psychology, and psychosynthesis, […]

For information on the Institute for Hermetic Studies Third Annual Conference to be held on May 2, 2020 use the following link. https://wordpress.com/post/voxhermes.wordpress.com/1142   The information below regarding the 2019 Conference is for archival purposes only.   Institute for Hermetic Studies Second Annual Conference Where: Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre 242 Highland Park Boulevard Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania […]

Black Magic, Murder, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead “I mentioned briefly in the preceding chapter that the arrangement of the texts of the Great Liberation Upon Hearing in the Bardo, in the form that is most accessible to us today, was the work of a controversial treasure revealer from Kham named Rikzin Nyima […]