A History of Western Mystery

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3rd Wednesdays, beginning Jan 15th, 2014 at 7pm Azoth Temple, Portland, OR
Contact michael@universalilluminism.org for details.

We embark on the study of Europe’s wisdom tradition, from the initiation of the ancient Greeks by the Persians and the shamans of central Asia, to how this knowledge ferments, persists, perishes, and is resurrected as kabbalah, esoteric Islam, alchemy, medieval Gnostic movements like the Albigensians, the Hermetic revival of the renaissance, Rosicrucians, Freemasons, the Theosophical Society, the New Age, percolating even into the contemporary commonplace of the “spiritual but not religious.” The monthly classes will be a combination of lecture and discussion, the proportions depending on the interest of the group. Join us and renew the story of how consciousness comes to the recognition of its own depths and the ways in which that recognition has manifested itself in Western culture.