Following my previous blog on what a modern mystery school might be like, I received a wonderful engaged response. Thank you!
I now want to take a further step. I want to spend some time fleshing out the school’s curriculum. In the previous blog I made a brief attempt at this. In this blog I want to begin to expand the list. It is very rough. It is work in progress.
What I welcome from readers are suggestions as to what is glaringly missing.
The applicant meets these criteria:
– My heart has opened and I prioritise compassion.
– I have a sense of connection with a benevolent cosmic mystery (known by many names.)
– I have a sense of subtle energies, patterns and archetypes.
– I am humble in the face of this wondrous cosmos.
– I am responsible for myself.
There would be taught introduction-overviews to each topic.
Students would then do their own research and action-learning supported by tutor groups and masterclass seminars.
We would create a Wiki of resources from the world’s diverse traditions, ensuring students explore and find their own insights.
Map where you live – geology, landscape, historical maps, peoples.
Map where you were born – geology, landscape, historical maps, peoples.
What of significance is N, S, W, E of where you live?
Attune to the land. Give a gift or ceremony.
Techniques of earthing.
How it feels. Purpose.
Inner smile – cauldron, bowl, tree of life, etc
Map what you know of your ancestry. Acknowledge/bless them.
EARTH, SUN, COSMIC MOTHER
Locate, map, acknowledge your place in space. Which planets? Stars?
Creation myths. Astrology
Develop daily practice of connecting, yielding, emptying, surrendering, soaking.
Open-Close. Psychic protection.
Your mode of cognition and interpretation.
Projection, imagination, perception, assessment, discernment
PLANES, DIMENSIONS, BEINGS
Metaphysical beings, spirits, angels, souls, avatars, etc
Chakras, meridians, dantiens
Modes of healing
METAPHYSICAL CONTEMPLATION (OCCULT MEDITATION)
Daily practice of quiet scanning and interpretation
Sacred space, magic circle, altar, grove
Laws of magnetic resonance; correspondences; manifestation; talismans.
Channelling. Radiation, Invocation. Healing.
Whence, why, whither?
Birth, life, death . . .
Contracts, karma, constellations
Dark nights, emergencies.
Deep daily practice of
– Mystic connection
– Metaphysical contemplation
– Energy work (magic) that compassionately serves
+ Ongoing peer support and community