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Resources for the Study & Praxis of the

Western Mystery Tradition

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Western Mystery Tradition Resources...
This site is dedicated to serving as a general resource for students and practitioners of the Western Hermetic Tradition, and as a specific resource for the Alexandrine Temple of the Hermetic Fellowship, located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

This list is provided as an informational resource. Though some truly fine organizations and resources are listed here, not all that are listed are well known to the Hermetic Fellowship. Therefore, the appearance of a group or other resource in this listing does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Hermetic Fellowship. In becoming involved with any group or teacher, the seeker should always exercise his or her reason and intuition. Caveat Quæstor.

Bullet Golden Dawn Resources
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet Rosicrucian Resources
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet Qabbalah Resources
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet Occult Resources
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
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Bullet Gnostic Resources
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet Grail & Arthurian Resources
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet The Ancient Mysteries
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet Egyptian Resources
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet The Hermetic Society
An educational Work of the Hermetic Fellowship, meeting monthly in Portland, OR since 1986.
(HF) Updated! 12/01
Bullet The Hermetic Virtual Library
Maintained on-site by the Hermetic Fellowship.
(HF) On-Site 11/99
Bullet The Twilit Grotto Archive of Western Esoterica
Joseph H. Peterson’s magisterial collection of sourceworks in the Western Esoteric Tradition.
(J. H. Peterson) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Gnosis Archive
“The Gnosis Archive offers a vast collection of primary texts and resources relating to Gnosticism and the Gnostic Tradition, both ancient and modern.”
(Lance Owens) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Fraternity of the Hidden Light
“The members of the Fraternity of the Hidden Light are a diverse group of sincere spiritual aspirants, women and men, dedicated to personal growth and expression of the true self. The Fraternitas L.V.X. Occulta, or Fraternity of the Hidden Light, is an Aquarian Age Mystery School of the Western Esoteric Tradition.”
(FHL) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Aurum Solis
“Rooted in the Ancient Mystery Schools, born out of the Chaldean and Egyptian religions, and eventually integrated with the Hellenistic Mysteries, Aurum Solis has survived. Hermeticism is still alive! ORDO AURUM SOLIS continues to perpetuate and transmit this vital initiation into the Theurgic Tradition.”
(AS) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Servants of the Light
“The Servants Of the Light School of Occult Science, also known as "SOL," is a fully contacted Mystery School, teaching throughout the world, by correspondence. We are a registered, non-profit making organisation and have over 6000 students in 23 different countries.”
(SOL) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Builders of the Adytum
“Builders of the Adytum is a modern Mystery School. Adytum is the Greek word for Inner Shrine or Holy of Holies. Like Jesus, who many believe was trained in Qabalah, members of the Order aspire to build the Inner Temple, to construct the Holy of Holies within. People of all faiths are welcome to study the teachings of this Order. B.O.T.A. recognizes Qabalah as the root of Judaism and Christianity. Its ultimate purpose is to hasten the true Brotherhood of mankind and to make manifest the truth that love is the only real power in the universe.”
(BOTA) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Philosophical Research Society
“The Philosophical Research Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934 for the purpose of providing thoughtful persons rare access to the depth and breadth of the world’s wisdom literature. The Society is entirely free from doctrinal, political, or ecclesiastical control and therefore provides a learning environment sheltered from any interest intending to coerce or convert.”
(PRS) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Ordo Militia Crucifera Evangelica
“The Order Militia Crucifera Evangelica (OMCE) is an international non-profit fraternal organisation, open to all men and women over eighteen who share its philosophy and who wish to improve themselves and serve the evolution of humanity. While the Order has a spiritual base, the members are free to follow their own conscience in all matters, including that of their preferred faith. The Order, which studies such subjects as metaphysics, mysticism, gnosticism, Rosicrucianism and Rosicrucian history, expresses itself using the oral, ancient, western esoteric tradition.”
(OMCE) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Church of Light
“A non-profit, religious, altruistic organization founded upon Hermetic Traditions. Our parent organization was The Brotherhood of Light, an order derived from a yet more distant past. The Brotherhood of Light was transformed into the Church of Light in 1932. Both the Church of Light and its predecessor were devoted to re-establishing the Religion of the Stars on the physical plane.” Offers the 21-volume Brotherhood of Light Lessons by C. C. Zain.
(CoL) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Gnosis Magazine
Alas, the Lumen Foundation ceased print publication of its inspired, intelligent, sane, and beautiful Gnosis magazine in 1999; a great loss to the esoteric community.. However, they maintain this Web presence, and back issues are now available from Field Books.
(Lumen Foundation) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
An on-line bi-annual journal, published since 2001. “This journal is dedicated to beginner and adept, student and scholar alike.”
(JWMT) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Hermetic Library
Founded by Al Billings in 1996, and curated by John G. Bell since 2009, the Hermetic Library “is one of the most comprehensive and popular resources on the Internet for the kind of information in its collection. Hermetic.com is justifiably famous, and perhaps a little infamous, as the source for an amazing collection of information useful to every researcher and student of esoteric studies and the modern Western tradition.” Also hosts the Corpus Stavish, Temenos of John Michael Greer, Eudaimonia of Joscelyn Godwin, Invisible Basilica of Sabazius, Enochian World of Benjamin Rowe, works of Sam Webster, Bill Heidrick, etc.
(John G. Bell) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Corpus Stavish
“The home page for the writings of Mark Stavish! Mark is a long-time student of esotericism and has written over two-dozen critically received articles, book reviews, and interviews on western esoteric philosophy and practices.”
(M. Stavish) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Vox Hermes
A Yahoo!egroup “for the Institute for Hermetic Studies, located in Kingston, Pennsylvania. The Institute offers a four year course on all areas of practical esotericism: ritual magic, qabala (Jewish and Hermetic), Rosicrucianism, Martinism, Elus Cohen, Golden Dawn, practical plant alchemy, and modern as well as ancient forms of magic.”
(IHS) Link Verified 12/01
Bullet About Dion Fortune
A very good biographical sketch of Dion Fortune (1890-1960), founder of the Society of the inner Light, author of The Mystical Qabalah, The Sea Priestess, etc. On the Gareth Knight website.
(Gareth Knight) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Gareth Knight
Website dedicated to the works of the author of A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism and the psychopomp of the Hawkwood Arthurian Workings.
(Gareth Knight) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Life and Teachings of Max Théon
As well as being involved with the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, “Théon was in many ways a latter-day Gnostic, an enigmatic occultist whose evolutionary teachings had some influence on the metaphysics of both H.P. Blavatsky and, indirectly, the Indian philosopher-sage Sri Aurobindo.” Part of M. Alan Kazlev’s wondrously encyclopædic Khepera site.
(Khepera) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor
“In the last decades of the 19th century, the Order of the The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor had considerable influence in all the milieu of Western occultism. It was the only order of its time that taught practical occultism in the Western Mystery Tradition. This very secretive order, which counted among its members many of the well-known figures of late 19th-century occultism, spiritualism, and Theosophy.” Part of M. Alan Kazlev’s wondrously encyclopædic Khepera site.
(Khepera) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet The Order of the Temple of Astarte
“We are first and foremost a working lodge. Our Emphasis is on doing magick-- and by that we mean good old fashioned wizardry: summoning spirits to visible appearance in the Dark Mirror and bringing down Gods, Goddesses and Angels to illuminate our crystal orb so that we can communicate with them. We use powerfull hypnotic and yoga techniques that we have developed and perfected in over a quarter century of practice.”
(OTA) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet The Vermont Sophia Pages
“This site is dedicated to the Most Holy Trinosophia, ‘The Mother-Daughter and Holy Soul,’ ‘Michael-Sophia in Nomine Christi.’ ”
(VTSophia) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Jacob Boehme, The Way to Christ (1622)
“The Restored On-Line Authentic Version at Pass the WORD of THE WAY TO CHRIST. By Jacob Boehme.”
(Pass the Word) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Jane Lead: 17th Century Prophetess of God
“The Writings of this Author are full of surprizing Manifestations of Divine Knowledge, and are chiefly given forth for the Children of the Kingdom, as their Direction and Assistance in their Preparation-Work...
“The Spirit of Wisdom at this Day calls aloud to all the Lovers of her, that they stand with open and enlarged hearts to receive her Instructions, and learn her Secrets. She invites and encourages them to proceed in the Quest and Knowledge of her. . . her Intent is no less than to lead them on to full Redemption; even the Recovery of their Lost and Faded State; the opening and enjoyment of Paradise upon the Earth again."
(from the Preparatory Epistle to The Signs of the Times, 1699)
(Pass the Word) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Society of The Astral Star
“The Society of The Astral Star, Inc. (aka The Order of The Star of Bethlehem) is an organization of High Ritual & Ceremonial Christian Magickians (as well as ChristoPagans, Christian Wiccans, & Christian Witches) that maintains a theological basis in Esoteric Christian Mysticism (within the Western Mystery Tradition). The Order was founded in Central Kentucky on November 1st, 1980. The Society of The Astral Star was incorporated as a non-profit religious and fraternal corporation in The Commonwealth of Kentucky on the Vernal Equinox, 1993.”
(OAS) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Liberal Catholic Church
“The Liberal Catholic Church is an independent and self-governing body; neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant — but Catholic… It aims at combining the traditional sacramental form of worship — with its stately ritual, its deep mysticism and its abiding witness to the reality of sacramental grace — with the widest measure of intellectual liberty and respect for the individual conscience. It therefore permits to its members freedom in interpretation of the scriptures, the creeds and the liturgy. Regarding the mind as one of the great avenues to spiritual apprehension, it encourages among its adherents the freest play of scientific and philosophic thought.”
(LCC) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Swedenborgian New Church
“The New Church is based on the teachings of the Bible as illuminated by Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth century theologian and scientist. Swedenborg provided an explanation of the Bible's internal meaning, as well as writing many additional volumes which shed light on why we're here and how to develop a functional relationship with God. Swedenborg teaches that all people who live good lives, regardless of their religion, are welcomed into heaven. Above all, authentic religion is kindness towards the neighbor and a willingness to be lead by God.
(New Church) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Alchemy Virtual Library
Adam McLean’s vast and awesome Magnum Opus.
“Over 150 megabytes online of information on alchemy in all its facets. Divided into over 2400 sections and providing tens of thousands of pages of text, over 2500 images, over 240 complete alchemical texts, extensive bibliographical material on the printed books and manuscripts, numerous articles, introductory and general reference material on alchemy. This site is organised by Adam McLean, the well known authority on alchemical texts and symbolism, author and publisher of over 50 books on alchemical and Hermetic ideas.”
(A. McLean) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Minor Opus: John Reid's Course on Practical Alchemy
“Since its publication the "Minor Opus" has aroused considerable interest. It has been hailed as an outstanding work on plant alchemy.” Hosted on Adam McLean’s Alchemy Website.
(John H. Reid III) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Philosophers of Nature
“Brief History: The Philosophers of Nature was founded in 1987, as an educational and research organization. It's primary activities included the distribution of course materials developed by Mr. Jean Dubuis, and educational workshops and seminars on the topics of Alchemy, Qabala and Western Esoteric Studies. The board of directors voted to close the organization as of 31-Dec-1999, after transferring rights to all properties to Sue and Russ House.” PON no longer exists, but Russell House maintains an archive at his Triad Publishing website.
(R. House, Triad Pub.) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Ages of Alchemy
You may or may not consider it worth putting up with the INCREDIBLY annoying first page featuring its overwhelming set of spinning, burning, crawling little java bells and whistles, but you are stuck with it because it is also the site index. If you survive the process (it may be a test; perhaps only an enlightened Alchemist can survive the first page), the site has a range of interesting content.
(A.M.W. House) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Alchemy Lab
“This website is dedicated to helping individuals understand and apply the principles of alchemy.”
(Dennis William Hauck) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Spagyria: A Metaphysical Laboratory
An Alchemical site with publications, products, services, an herbal index, and a members-only sections.
(John H. Reid III) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The History of Alchemy in America
Article by Mark Stavish, par tof the Corpus Stavish.
(M. Stavish) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Martinist Order of the Netherlands
L’Ordre Martiniste des Pays-Bas. “The Martinist Order of the Netherlands is not a territorial jurisdiction, but a specific orientation of the Martinist movement. It maintains close relationship with all the other Martinist organizations, and welcomes all the Martinists as visitors. It has grown into an international Order, having more than thirty Chapters in five countries and in three continents.”
(OMP-B) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Rose+Croix Martinist Order
“The Founders of The Rose+Croix Martinist Order® (commonly known as The R+CMO) received completely and fully The Initiation and Line of Filiation through a European Martinist Grand Master whose see was in Amsterdam. In 1991, the Founders called together more than thirty other Martinists, and established The Rose+Croix Martinist Order®. Since that time, The Rose+Croix Martinist Order® has become the largest Martinist organization in the United States with an unbroken Chaboseau Line of Filiation and traditional Martinist practice.”
(R+CMO) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Ordre Martiniste
“Le site officiel de l'Ordre Martiniste, mouvement à visée spirituelle et adogmatique créé par Papus (Docteur Gérard Encausse) en 1887. Il est indépendant de tous les autres Ordres ou associations initiatiques avec lesquelles il entretient cependant de fraternelles relations.”
(OM) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The British Martinist Order
“A non-profit, esoteric organisation whose teachings are based upon those of Christian mysticism and Kabbalah. The Order enables men and women to take a carefully guided journey of self-discovery allowing a greater understanding of the noumenal world and their place in it.”
(BMO) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Ancient Martinist Order
“On April 08-09-2000 a gathering of Martinist initiates was held in the orient of Evansville, Indiana. This meeting was the culmination of many months of planning and preliminary work concerning a labor of unification of various Martinist bodies. There were Martinists present of whom had experience and backgrounds with: Ordre Martiniste, Ordre Martiniste et Synarchy-Canada, Ordre Martiniste et Synarchy-Barbados, OMCC and Ordre Martiniste Initiatic Reforme (USA delegation).”
(AMO) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Martinism
Druid Clive Culbertson’s take on Martinism.
(ODU) Link Verified 01/13
Knights Templar
Bullet Templar History and Mythos
A site exploring many different aspects of Templar history and legend.
(Stephen A. Dafoe) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Scottish Knights Templar: Militi Templi Scotia
“Militi Templi Scotia (MTS) is the oldest Order of the Temple active in Scotland in the present day. It traces its origins to the reformation of Templar Order in Scotland in 1789 under Alexander Deuchar, who revitalized it after the death of Prince Charles Edward Stewart, the last Master of the old Order. The Templar Order in Scotland dates back to 1314, and before that to the first gift of land at Balentradoch (Temple, Midlothian) on 22nd June 1128. The Order has gone through many changes and transitions but it remains true to its original statutes and traditions. We are aware of other Templar Orders in Scotland, and we recognise them as fraternal organisations.” Affiliated with OSMTH/SMOTJ.
(MTS) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani
“On behalf of our more than 5,000 Knights and Dames of the Knights Templar worldwide, we welcome you to the International Website of the largest Knight Templar Order in the world, and the only Templar Order recognized in Special Consultative Status by the United Nations.”
(OSMTH) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
“The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, Inc. is an autonomous and independent organization, incorporated in the United States, which seeks to emulate the chivalric and charity traditions of the original Templars; its members apply themselves energetically and selflessly to Christian charitable endeavors.”
(SMOTJ) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Orden Soberana del Temple de Cristo
“Let us give thanks to the Virgin Mary, Our Lady, since she is the chief of our Order, because Our Lady was the beginning of our Order, and for her and for her honor it has been the return of our Order, and it will be the end of our lives and the end of our Order, whenever God wants to be in that way. Amen.”
(OSTC) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America
“The national governing body of the Knights Templar, a Christian-oriented fraternal organization and an integral part of the Masonic Fraternity.”
(York Rite Knights Templar) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The International Chivalric Order Solar Tradition, Order Of The Solar Temple
“This Doomsday Cult had roots in Switzerland and Canada. Their leader believed that he was a crusader during the First Crusade, reborn to bring the world a savior. His child was to be Jesus reborn. The cult ended with some very deadly results as many cults do.”
(S. Dafoe, A. Butler, Templar History) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Equinox
Crowley’s bully pulpit, with content ranging from the sublime to the squalid.
(OTO) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet College of Thelema & Temple of Thelema
“Temple of Thelema is a true Outer Order of the Greater Mysteries, providing ceremonial initiation; structured training; and regular group work, all in conformity with the principles of The Book of the Law... Founded in service to the A∴A∴, the College of Thelema seeks to guide the student to an understanding of the Law of Thelema. Most especially, this means a deeper understanding of oneself and of one's True Will.”
(COT/TOT) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Ordo Templi Orientis
“O.T.O. is the first of the great Old Æon orders to accept The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley in 1904 EV. This book proclaims a New Æon in human thought, culture and religion. The Æon arises from a single supreme injunction: the Law of Thelema, which is Do what thou wilt.”
(US Grand Lodge OTO) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Argenteum Astrum
With true Crowleyesque humility, the A.·.A.·. web page opens with the statement, “A.·.A.·. is the one true and invisible Order which has operated under various names and guises throughout history to guide the spiritual evolution of humanity.”
(A:.A:.) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Invisible Basilica of Sabazius
Noteworthy Thelemic site focussing primarily on the Thelemic Gnostic Church, the EGC. Hosted at The Hermetic Library.
(Sabazius) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon
Exceptional research into OTO history by Peter-Robert Koenig. “A detailed historical field research on the psycho-sociology of a modern secret society called Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). All about modern day occultism and money; so-called Templars and falsification of history; Gnostics in the kitchen and bedrooms and their expanded consciousness; Illuminati and conspiracy; NeuRosicrucians; religious liberty and sexmagick; their relation with Voodoo and Freemasonry; rituals, correspondences, books and articles.”
(P.-R. Koenig) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn
Though to many of us, the concept of a Thelemic Golden Dawn seems about as appropriate as a Presbyterian synagogue, the OSOGD shows every sign of being an honest, intelligent attempt to be exactly what it claims to be. It was founded by the talented and creative Sam Webster.
(TOGD) New Link 01/13
Bullet Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn
Though the concept of a Thelemic Golden Dawn still seems about as appropriate as a Presbyterian synagogue, this group has been in operation for several years. It was started by David Cherubim.
(TOGD) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Masonic Grand Lodge of Oregon
“Serving The State of Oregon Since 1851. On this Web Page you will learn about Freemasonry and the Charitable Organizations it supports.”
(Grand Lodge OR) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Masonic Grand Lodge of Washington
“This is the page that the Internal Communications Committee of the GL of WA provides to allow for better communication between our members and all other interested parties.”
(Grand Lodge WA) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Esoterika Lodge No. 227, A. F. & A. M. of Oregon
“Esoterika Lodge No. 227, A. F. & A. M. of Oregon is the newest Lodge in Oregon. We were granted a Dispensation in May of 2007 and Constituted in July of 2008. At a time when many lodges are consolidating and closing we are thriving! Esoterika Lodge is a lodge with a mission. The work of Esoterika Lodge is focused on: (1) perfecting ritual and degree work, and (2) facilitating esoteric and historical studies, research, and scholarship.”
(Esoterika Lodge 227) New Link 01/13
Bullet Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry
“It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family and country.”
(Scottish Rite S.J.) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet York Rite of Freemasonry
The official website of the York Rite.
(York Rite FM) Link Updated 01/13
Bullet Freemasonry for Men and Women: American Co-Maosnry
“American Co-Masonry, a Masonic Obedience independent of all others, has not created a new Rite. What distinguishes it from other existing Obediences is that, instead of admitting men only to its ranks, it admits women on an equal footing. It proclaims equal rights for both sexes and absolute liberty of conscience. In order to secure to everyone unlimited freedom in the search for truth,it demands the utmost tolerance from all its members.”
(AFHR) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Co-Masonry: Freemasonry for Women
“Can women be Freemasons? The answer is YES. To understand the role of women in Freemasonry, it is necessary to go back into the history of the fraternity. It has been said that exclusion of women from the craft forms one of the "ancient landmarks" of the order. Is this true? The question is answered in five parts...”
(Cat Yronwode) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet Fringe Masonry in England 1870-85
By Ellic Howe, article for Ars Quattuor Coronatorum (September 1972).
(Grand Lodge BC & Yukon) Link Verified 01/13
Bullet The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraïm
“Historically, this Masonic Obedience, that celebrated its bicentennial in 1988, originated when the two rites of Memphis and Misraïm were merged in 1881 by Garibaldi, who became its first Grand Master. The Rite of Misraïm had been founded in Venice in 1788. Its filiation came through Cagliostro who had entrusted it with the lower (first) Degrees of The Grand Lodge of England and the higher Degrees of German Templar Masonry. The Rite of Memphis was constituted in Montauban in 1815 by Freemasons who had taken part in the Mission to Egypt with Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799. To these two rites were added initiatic Degrees which came from esoteric obediences of the 18th Century: The Primitive Rite, The Rite of Philadelphes, etc....”
(ISS-IC-Memphis-Misarïm) Link Verified 01/13