Over the last ten years the Institute for Hermetic Studies has produced a series of lectures, monographs, and study guides for students of Western Esotericism. Now, these audio lectures and their support materials can be accessed through the IHS Teachable site. While additional courses are also available, this bundle is the complete set of teachings […]

A Message on the Celestial Sanctum I first read Raymond Bernard’s book, Messages from the Celestial Sanctum when I was sixteen years old. I read through its contents several times over the years, each time left inspired and ever so slightly confused, at the tales of communion with agencies and intelligences beyond this world – […]

Indian Practices in Western Esotericism – An Interview with Craig Williams Click on the link below to listen to an informative and practical interview regarding Indian meditative practices, Raja Yoga, Tantra, and their application in Western esotericism. https://arisearjuna.wordpress.com/2020/08/18/indian-practices-for-western-esotericism-craig-willams-in-conversation-with-mark-stavish-director-of-the-institute-for-hermetic-studies/?fbclid=IwAR3yF7uaetFhnv9A_tTntEJWDSJHrAmDPy3B_xJ5TAS70vC5mRU363Mjc1I

Three Paths When we look at the Tree of Life we often see three path coming from our physical world. Without getting too concrete on the symbolism we can think of these as the three options we have before us – that is – three manifestations of the Path of Return.  The short version is […]

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a brief presentation by a Tibetan lama on the fundamental practices of Tibetan Buddhism. Having arrived early to the event I had the good fortune to spend a few minutes with the lama discussing some areas of Tibetan medicine (alchemy) and astrology that I had questions […]