Facilitated by Rufus Harrington and Julia Phillips
Rufus Harrington and Julia Phillips each have more than 30 years of experience of studying and teaching an oral system of Hermetic Magic. Rufus is an Initiate, a practising psychotherapist, and University Director of Studies. Julia is a published author on esoteric subjects and an experienced lecturer.
Together they have created a practical approach to teaching Hermetic Magic, based upon the principles of classic magical techniques. There are two options for participation: Practitioner level, which is designed for people who want to practise Hermetic Magic, experiencing personal gnosis by travelling within the elemental realms; and a Masterclass level of extended study for those who wish to run their own Hermetic Magic teaching groups.
Hermetic Magic: Practitioner
A two-hour workshop that provides an introduction to Hermetic Magic and gives an experience through a guided visualisation to introduce participants to the techniques of working within the elemental worlds. This will be repeated periodically to offer experiences of the different elements.
Hermetic Magic Stages One to Five: Masterclass
A two-day experiential Masterclass.
Day One provides participants with four guided visualisations working within the elemental realms, followed by a ritual to create the Temple of the Spirit. Day Two begins with a discussion about working with the Elements followed by a visualisation to call the Inner Guide into the Temple of the Spirit.
Stages Two to Five
Stages two to five will follow the pattern of a two-day Masterclass, taking participants further into the architecture and practice of Hermetic Magic. This includes development of the Temple of the Spirit and will provide participants with ongoing support to run their own Hermetic Magic groups.
This Practitioner workshop will commence with a background to Hermetic Magic followed by a Guided Visualisation of the Air Element. After the visualisation there will be a discussion about participants’ experiences. Each workshop can be taken independently but the series of four workshops will provide participants with a comprehensive experience of working within the elemental realms and demonstrate how this technique can be used in ritual and personal development.
The Practitioner Workshop provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical introduction to Hermetic Magic. Using the principles of the Western Mystery Tradition, this workshop will explore the
Elemental realm of Air. Subsequent workshops will lead participants through guided visualisations of the other elements.
Those wishing to progress further may prefer to consider the Masterclass.