Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hermetic Course Outline

Before I LOSE all my work, I'm posting the high-level outline. There are additional specific tasks under the following bullets that are detailed assignments and instruction.

This will be a paid course. One of the sessions will include the Modern Angelic Grimoire, specifically rewritten for this course. I'm charging for it because:
  • I'm investing a lot of time into the development of this course
  • I will also be grading the work from my students, providing insight and direction as necessary
  • Most importantly, people who don't pay for stuff don't do the Work. It saves me a lot of wasted time.

Now, there's this idiot friend of mine that got all stoned and said that I should NEVER charge for spiritual teachings because if it was RIGHTEOUS, then the UNIVERSE would support me.

For all you people that expect the UNIVERSE to pay my mortgage for teaching you, please feel free to go directly to the UNIVERSE for your education (i.e., fuck off).

There are three basic levels I'm working on:

The "Novice" Level

Covers the core basics of Hermetic Magic.
  • The Elemental, Planetary, Celestial, and Trans-Celestial Spheres
  • The Goal and Role of a Magician
  • Finding and Using Occult Resources
  • Holy Guardian Angels, Geniuses, and Agathos-Daimons
  • Spirit Conjuration Basics
  • Practical Magic for Every Day Activities
The "Adept" Level

Covers The Great Work in Practice.
  • Attaining Knowledge and Conversation with the HGA
  • Practical Planetary Magic (Modern Angelic Grimoire)
  • Introduction to Hermetic Merkavah
  • Practical Sub-Lunar Magic
The "Magister" Level

Covers the "PHD" level of Hermetic esoteric practices that don't even get really interesting until you've done the preparatory work of the initial levels.
  • Hermetic Alchemical Transformation of the Body, Mind, and Soul
  • The Eighth and Ninth Spheres
  • On Becoming a "Power"
  • The Final Transformation
This is all pretty formative, and as I provide the sessions to my test crew, we'll see how it works out. I'm still working on the cost per session. I expect to be running these in parallel, so at any given time any of you could be taking any level of the classes, assuming you have finished something of the previous levels. In plain English, that means they won't cost too terribly much.

If you're already sure you're past the Novice stage, I'll take an essay explaining some basic stuff in lieu of the first course, but the things I'm teaching build on the previous Work, and it won't do a lot of good if you haven't done some basic initiatory stuff I'll be covering in the Novice sessions.