The Hermetic Tradition
From the One Source comes…
The Three Levels of Consciousness
The Seven Planetary Energies and Hermetic Principles
The Twelve Zodiacal Personalities & Stages of the Great Work
Who We Are
The Ordo Hermeticus Mysteriorum is a modern initiatory school dedicated to developing human consciousness by providing tools which aid in establishing contact with the Higher Self. We employ a balanced system of development based on the Hermetic Qabalah, where initiates work to equilibrate the three primary aspects of Wisdom, Love, and Power. Wisdom is gained by putting detailed study into practice, Love is deepened through meditation and service to others, and power is built up in works of ritual magic. Through dedicated Study, Meditation, and Ritual one may gradually awaken higher centers of functioning, leading to true self-knowledge and illumination. In doing so, we learn to fully participate in the hierarchical nature of the universe and aid in the evolution of humanity.
The Latin name, Ordo Hermeticus Mysteriorum, literally translates as “Hermetic Order of the Mysteries.” Since ancient times, Mystery Schools have sought to aid students in discovering their divine nature through various rites and teachings. The Hermetic tradition in particular declares that all things emanate from a singular source. Initiates of the OHM seek to know that source and journey inward through rites based upon the cipher manuscripts of the Golden Dawn, as adapted by Paul Foster Case. These rituals utilize the Rosicrucian grade system of initiation, which was greatly expounded by Case in his work The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order. We consider this work to be our seminal text, and strive to embody its enlightened message.
In addition to offering the grades of initiation in select cities, we also offer online courses that provide aspirants with the fundamentals of spiritual practice. While the path of formal initiation can accelerate spiritual growth, most of the work still belongs in the realm of daily practice. Our courses are designed to lay a strong foundation for all types of seekers, whether they are able to pursue formal initiation or not. Our lessons currently cover Qabalah, Tarot, Astrology, Ritual Magic, Meditation, Hermetic Philosophy, Alchemy and more!
The Tree of Life and Hermetic Qabalah
Using the Tree of Life and it’s Rosicrucian Grade System, the OHM employs a safe, gradual, and proven pathway for personal transformation.
Course: The Paths of Wisdom – Tread the paths of an initiate as you spiral up the Tree of Life. Every lesson includes an explanation of the symbolism associated with each of the 32 paths as well as a guided meditation (known as a path-working). In addition to studying the Tree of Life, the aspirant will build the tree within their aura, creating balanced energetic connections.
TAROT AS A TOOL TO DEVELOP CONSCIOUSNESS
Centuries ago TAROT cards were designed to discreetly impart esoteric training and preserve the Hermetic Tradition. At the OHM we study and meditate on these pictorial images to open consciousness to Divine instruction. The archetypal forms and symbols employed in the Major Arcana teach us Universal Principles, demonstrate the interplay of Cause and Effect in our lives, and illustrate the stages of development that we must pass through in order to achieve Illumination.
Symbols, gestures, sounds, and fragrances have long been known to effectively channel Divine Energies into sacred spaces and prepared environments. These higher energies transmute the lower, and then flow out to the world to promote health, harmony, and abundance.
Course: Elements of Ritual – Learn everything you need to know about building a magical ritual. This course explains the forces at work during a ceremony, as well as how and why they work. Students will learn to create their own regalia, magical implements, and ceremonial symbols in order to create a personal ritual designed for a specific purpose.
Astrology has been utilized by mystics for thousands of years to predict terrestrial events and interpret the movement of the planets and other celestial phenomena. Today, students of the Hermetic Tradition extend this practice by using the individual Natal Chart to identify patterns at work in our lives, and to understand our life’s purpose. Ultimately, astrological concepts can be used to develop the potential that exists in the major energy centers of our being.
Course: Practical Astrology for the Qabalist – This course covers the fundamentals of astrology and how to apply them to your own chart and daily life.
The Hermetic path is not an easy one. In order to align every level of our consciousness to Divine Truth, we must “cleanse” the destructive patterns in our personalities, ones built up over time in reaction to fear, judgement, outworn belief systems, and faulty observations of our environment.
At the OHM, we learn to recognize these harmful habits and replace or “consecrate” them with healthy ones that are aligned with Universal Truth. Modern psychology aids us in this endeavor by providing a sound framework for a greater levels of self-awareness. As we cleanse our own “palettes” we discover self-love and develop a sense of personal approval and greater confidence. This in turn allows us to recognize beauty in others, live a life free from judgement, and to apply honesty to every aspect of our lives.
Changes as a result of the magical path:
Physical – Experience increased vitality from the effective use of breath work and meditation. Gradual physical improvements ultimately allow us to safely channel high-tension divine energies.
Subtle – Exercises for balancing the subtle energy centers gradually awakens them in a safe controlled manner, making our consciousness receptive to divine instruction.
Intellectual – Hermetic wisdom trains the mind to effectively respond to life’s circumstances in ways that promote self-awareness and transformation.
Emotional – As we begin to see the divine nature of reality, our emotional reactions to everyday experience become ones of love and beauty.
Spiritual – Contact with the inner levels of our being leads to a deeper understanding of the conscious unity of all life, and our personal place in the grand scheme.
Nature and evolution can only take us so far…realizing our true potential requires full awareness of how we respond to and direct our daily lives.