Institute for Hermetic Studies 20th Anniversary Conference April 14th, 2018 Hampton Inn and Suites Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 10:00am – 9:00pm Cost: $50   9:30-10:00am – Registration 10:00 – 10:45am Getting Here From There: A Brief History of Twenty Years of the Institute for Hermetic Studies From its origins as a local study group of The Philosophers […]

Good Morning and Welcome to Voxhermes! A quick review of our previous lessons will show that we have been giving you means and methods to: Assess your own understanding of your actions, their causes and their effects. Recognize patterns, interrupt them, and from that, begin to change them if desired. Perceive the various patterns of […]

Good Morning! Please find in the links below information on our new book on folk magic extracted from our seminar in 2015 on Pennsylvania German folk magic and grimoire work.  If you have watched the videos on YouTube you will find this a wonderful addition. We have also added a section on ancestors, lineage, and […]

Good Morning and Welcome to VOXHERMES! This is the third chapter of our work on exploring the practical applications of esotericism to our daily lives and why it is critical, even foundational, for any metaphysical or spiritual benefits we hope to attain. The meaning of “metaphysical” is simple: that which is beyond the physical. Though […]

A reminder, Mark Stavish will be appearing on the ArtScene with Erika Funke tomorrow, October 31st at 11:07am. Our interview is about Pennsylvania German folklore and folk magic. It was a very good interview, you can listen ‘live’ or as a podcast later.  Enjoy!

Good Morning and Welcome to VOXHERMES! In our previous issue we asked you to take a few minutes to reflect upon the nature of your spiritual practices over the years and to assess if you have derived the results from them which either they promised or you were expecting. Three points were provided. These were: […]

I am often asked what qualities make for the best students of esotericism. By this it is meant, practitioners, those who seek to apply the ideas in the real world and to measure their effects. To this I always say, “Someone who likes to be happy.”  This is an important and often overlooked quality, the […]