the centre for hermetic wisdom
We are a small not-for-profit educational institution that has been operating for the past 14 years in Melbourne offering free courses to the public.
We offer a range of courses which move progressively deeper into the study of hermetic wisdom. These are presented with a theoretical and practical component which allows each student to engage with the teaching and to witness in themselves a gradual regeneration of mind, body and spirit.
foundations of the teaching
From ancient times, people have sought knowledge which provides answers to their questions about the origin of the universe and the purpose of life. What is known is that these truths come from an inner knowledge based on direct experience. In Ancient Greece, this was known as Gnosis, in the East, the Tao or Jnana.
Timeless teachings found in art, science, philosophy and mysticism express eternal universal principles which exist within the inner depths of human consciousness. These truths have always existed and have been a source of inner wisdom throughout the ages.
Many ancient teachings have been handed down in the form of Mexican codices, Egyptian papyri, the Dead Sea Scrolls, rare texts, as well as certain ancient temples, sacred monoliths, pyramids, etc. These contain hidden symbolic messages left for us by the cultures which preceded us, showing deeply significant universal principles which are essential tools for use in the work of unraveling the mysteries of life and the universe.