A Mystery School is
an institution that teaches esoteric and magical spirituality in a direct and experiential
way, as opposed to the symbolic and intellectual approach of the modern esoteric
groups . This wisdom of the
Mystery School is based on a core set of philosophies and spiritual principles
that guides the student to contact their own
Spirit, their divinity within themselves. A Mystery School is often structured in its approach to
this task by a series of Initiations
with corresponding teachings that must be mastered by the student before moving
on to the next Initiation.
These Initiation Cycles,
or Degrees, are often centered around a central theme, or set of Mysteries. Often these
Mysteries are concerned with the
Underworld. These Mysteries
are kept secret from the uninitiated, who would misinterpret them without the proper
experiential knowledge gained by the
Initiation and other rituals which accompany it. These Mysteries and their Initiatory steps increase the studentís
spiritual awareness and powers in gradual steps, towards Adeptship, which is total self-mastery by the Spirit.
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