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The Hermetic Academy is an authentic school of mysteries and an outer extension of an authorized initiatory tradition. It provides a viable path of self-knowledge, regardless of gender, descent or religious conviction. Self-knowledge allows a greater understanding of life, expands the perception of the choices and chances in life and of our options to respond to them. For this purpose, the Hermetic Academy uses, among others, the tradition and symbolism of the Kabbalah, Alchemy and Christian Mysticism (Gnostic).

The door to this timeless wisdom is opened for those who are ready to knock on it: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7).

The Western Mystery Tradition

The Hermetic Academy is an authentic mystery school tracing back to, inter alia, Marquis Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Dr. Gerard Encausse (Papus) and Dr. William Westcott.

Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Papus, William Westcott, MacGregor Mathers

For thousands of years, mystery schools have been a manifestation of the Western mystery tradition. Among the best-known of these places of initiation are those of Isis and Osiris, Zarathustra, Dionysus, Mithras, Eleusis, the Gnostics, Essenians, Sufis, Knights Templar, and Rosicrucians. Eastern metaphysics, meditation techniques, and occult teachings were brought to the West in large part through Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s theosophy. The term “Western mystery tradition” was coined in the last century by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, co-founder of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and member of the initiatory Rosicrucian society Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA). In using this term, MacGregor Mathers intended to convey that a millennia-old Hermetic and mystic tradition exists which is attuned to the needs of the Western man. Hermeticism is the supreme discipline of the Western mystery tradition and an authentic path of return.

The Hermetic Academy is a contemporary school of mysteries which preserves the timeless teachings of the Western mystery tradition.

The greatest mysteries are accessible to those who are prepared to receive them.

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Know thyself!

People have been trying to comprehend God and the world since the beginning of human history. If you are true and persistent in your search, it will lead you to an authentic school of mysteries. Mystery schools have been in existence at every point throughout human history. They were the spiritual centers of many ancient cultures. Some of the best-known mystery schools include those of Isis and Osiris, Zarathustra, Dionysus, Mithras, Eleusis, the Gnostics, Essenians, Sufis, Knights Templar, and Rosicrucians. Until now, however, very little information regarding them has been brought to the surface. In fact, the locations of many of them are still unknown today. Mystery schools hold practical tools and instructions which help us to understand the world in which we live. They show the way toward grasping the inner reality behind the outer appearance and to understanding the mysteries of the inner essence of man.

The Hermetic Academy represents a manifestation of the Western mystery tradition. We are convinced that common good and general welfare depend on the development of the individual person.

The greatest mysteries are accessible to those who are prepared to receive them.