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A Synopsis of the Introduction to Occult Powers Course

Those curious to engage in a personal exploration of energy and power in an open, non conformist and intellectually encouraging environment, this course may be of interest.

We will discuss and explore concepts useful to those with an interest or curiosity in magic, witchcraft, and other non traditional paths of spiritual growth. No previous experience or knowledge about these subjects is necessary, however, we hope that information shared and exercises performed will prove extremely helpful and useful for all, whether a beginner, advanced student or initiate in various traditions or belief systems. The course should be helpful for those interested in developing or sharpening skills useful in meditation, divination, telepathy and projection.

No previous experience or knowledge about these subjects is necessary, however, we hope that information shared and exercises performed will prove extremely helpful and useful for all, whether a beginner, advanced student or initiate in various traditions or belief systems. 

Seminar presenter, Rev. Kip Ellis, is an accomplished architect and designer. His personal interests include Witchcraft, Ceremonial Magick, Stregheria, the fusion of early English with ancient Egyptian and Hebraic Magicks and Hermetic philosophy, the underpinning of much of our Western Occult Traditions. Focusing on exploring the role of spirit energy, and the common bonds that develop among people who share magickal practice as well as spiritual connection, in these sessions, he will guide us in developing and sharpening skills useful in meditation, divination, telepathy and projection.

Conducted over four days, we will cover a number of concepts that are considered “occult” in that they are outside many known or established religious systems, and that have spiritual associations including:

  • The Hidden or Inner Light, also known as the Divine or Universal Light or Perfect Light – what is it, what does it mean for us as individuals and collectively for society? What are the properties?
  • What do we mean by the Astral plane? How does the Astral plane differ from the physical plane?
  • What does simplicity, pacifism and inner revelation mean, and how do we allow ourselves to experience such states? Are there techniques or approaches useful in achieving such states?
  • What is Unity in Meeting? What is Unity in Search? How do we allow ourselves to experience these types of spiritual Unity in a singular or group setting? What do we know of Perfect Trust?
  • What is Grace? How do we define it?
  • What do we mean with the concept of Free Worship? How do we describe Spirit? What is Baptism in Spirit?
  • How do our individual and collective behaviors express our ideas or beliefs about the Majesty of the Universe?
  • What is the Priesthood of All Persons?
  • How has or does technology and science influence, inform or repudiate our spiritual beliefs?
  •  Do we find ritualistic practices useful or believe them essential? Are traditions and organized religions necessary or appealing? Do religions or belief systems have a positive or negative impact on individuals and society?
  • Is hierarchy a desirable attribute in belief systems? Why do hierarchies exist, and are they a necessity in group activities? Are their alternatives to structured spiritual meetings?
  • Do we have faculties to obtain information not be readily accessible with our senses? If possible, what exercises can we use to strengthen our skills in doing so?

A Synopsis of the Theory and Practical Application of Magick Course

The purpose of this course is to investigate the Theory and Practical Application of Magick. For the student, these sessions explore the application of the concepts described in the “Introduction to the Occult Powers”. As such, the study can be interpreted as an introduction to some of the ways that the power of the Mind and the energy of the Divine can be co-mingled or made manifest through the Will.

It is suggested that Magick is a powerful and personalized form of spiritual exploration, and a referentially flexible approach is suggested. Although the recognition of individual expression in the practice of Magick is fundamental to the very nature of Magick itself, emphasis on the collective, interwoven and interrelated principles the kabalyion, especially the Principle of Cause and Effect, are crucial because individual action resonates in many ways, on many planes, and impacts or has an affects well beyond any single person. Furthermore, the Collective use of Magick, often important in Ritual, clearly supposes that a group of persons can simultaneously, or coincidentally, enhance or empower manifestation of the Will by sharing or agreeing on particular intent. As if, in concept, the sum of a group’s desires has a greater power to resonate in the larger universe than the power of an individual’s intent, alone.

Another important area of exploration in the course is the concept of “Free” or “True Will”, and consideration of a variety of spiritual system’s belief in the matter, and discussion of ideas such as predestination, reincarnation, and collective, generational values and conventions.

Thus, the ability or capacity for co-mingling of mind energy for common purpose can provide an extension of individual Will, positively reinforce of heighten the strength or power of commonly shared projection, and also has the potential to enhance or otherwise enrich common bonds of spiritual connections between persons.

Furthermore, the personal use of Magick engages the Will with energies and forces on both the physical and astral planes, and as such, suggests the Practitioner develop an understanding and awareness of the interface between the spiritual boundaries of each of us as individuals, the interface between individualism and collective or shared characteristics, and the relationship between the Mind and the Whole or All.

With a series of group working sessions over a few weeks, we are excited to embark on this collective journey in a nonconformist exploration of potential individual and group practice modalities for the 21st century.

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