Ascent toward Beauty
Philosophy is the “Love of Wisdom.” This is a practical discipline aimed at teaching one to live well. Philosophy is not just a theoretical science; it is both a therapy and a way to reach a healthy state of mind and body.
Classical Philosophy is taught on the basis of spiritual exercises including meditation, contemplation, affirmations, visualization, journal writing, and examination of spiritual progress and problems.
Moral values are learned and practiced in the daily life. They constitute an essential requirement for the ascent toward the divine.
The regular reading of philosophers of the Hermetic Tradition progressively reveals the real essence of Philosophy to the student, allowing him to join those who "love Wisdom" and who are able to learn and understand the Mysteries of the world.
Meditation & Contemplation
Theology is the “Study of God(s).” It is also known as the “Erotic Ascent,” in which the power of Love and Desire (Erôs), directed toward Beauty, raises the soul toward the Beauty of The One. This way is well described in Plato’s book “Symposium.”
The first step of this path is Epicurism. Every spiritual and Theurgic work is based on the premise of “being here and now” without renouncing our bodies. Consequently, our Tradition recognizes that the quest of Beauty, Harmony and the ability to enjoy balanced pleasures in our daily life, are the foundations of true inner stability.
The study of the nature and life of Gods and Goddesses is another aspect of theology.
The practice of devotion (prayers, hymns, meditation, contemplation, offerings, religious rituals and celebrations, etc.) is the main axis of this essential part of the Ogdoadic Tradition.
The Divine Work
The aim of the Theurgic art is the "purification, liberation and salvation of the soul" through the divine acts of sacred rites.
These ineffable Theurgic rites were praised by Proclus as "a power higher than all human wisdom, embracing the blessings of prophecy and the purifying powers of initiation."
Theurgy was expounded predominantly by the divine Iamblichus of Chalcis, Proclus the Platonic Successor and in the "Chaldean Oracles" attributed to Julianus the Theurgist.
Theurgy (Also called "High Magick") is the heart of the Ogdoadic Tradition, known today as Aurum Solis.
The Golden Chain of the initiates of this Tradition have maintained the Great Mysteries until today. This lineage sometimes called "Pythagorean succession," continues to initiate sincere people to the highest degree of this famous system.