PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
This course open to all unveils some of our Tradition's most ancient practices and teachings on the sacred path of Theurgy. Given by an Officer of the Order Aurum Solis, it is constituted of both practical and philosophical elements considered as foundational among ancient Mystery Schools. This course can act as a fruitful introduction to traditional Hermetism as well as a way to deepen the knowledge of our luminous Tradition. Anyone with interests in theurgy, hermetism, neo-platonism, and ancient magic will find this course relevant for his or her own path. It should be noted, however, that it is a course for practising hermetists involving ritual and meditative exercises.
Session 01- Introduction: Theurgy - Magical Philosophy and the Ogdoadic Tradition
Historical survey; What is traditional Hermetism and its relevance today?; Definitions; Elements of occult philosophy; Chaldean exercises with the Demiurgic Sun.
Session 02- The Hermetic Theory of the Soul
Platonic Theology; Soul, Mind, and the celestial vehicle; Gods and Goddesses (their types and functions); The ascent of the Soul; Telestike (works with images, talismans, and statues); Ares Harmonization Ritual.
Session 03- Oracles, Revelations, and Principles of Ritual
Universal sympathy, ritual, and symbols; Love as a theurgic principle; The Cosmic Soul; The Hekatean Ritual of Opening.
Session 04- Birth, Death, and Rebirth in the Hermetic Tradition
Judgement, Fate, and Metempsychosis; The moment of death; Regeneration and Initiation; Chthonian Mysteries; Harmonization ritual with Dionysus Soter.
Session 05- Tradition and Holy Gnosis
Survey of course material; Theurgy and Tradition; The Hermetic Golden Chain; A road towards Initiation and beyond.
Part 6th - To go further
Bibliography and links, Documents, Videos.