Moon Magic

bookcover_mysteryofthesea_425One of the books that instructed me the most about the Fine Art of Magic was (and still is) Dion Fortune’s Moon Magic. It has been over thirty years ago since I first read it. Every few years I reread it and always find something new in it.

Why is this book so special? I have read miles of books about the theory, the history and the philosophy of Magic. Moon Magic is special because it IS magic. You can feel the energy while reading it. The way it is written takes you right in…to the rituals instead of describing them. It takes you out of rational thinking into the magical mind in an unsurpassed way. It uses the form of a novel to explain the finesses of Magic. Rational books are excellent to sum up the theory, but you can’t use this form to transfer the real atmosphere, the real miracles, the real transformative power of Magic in action.

I practice and teach Magic for almost thirty years now and decided to follow Dion Fortune’s example to combine magical theory and magical practice and write about it in the form of a novel. I am really curious to learn from you how this novel feels for you. I decided to follow the example of the Master and wrote The Mystery of the Sea.

The story is written around a magical ritual that we use within the Temple of Starlight to charge, empower and consecrate a magical ring. The characters are all officers in that ritual. The stories of their life fade into the magical realities that they live on the Inner Planes.

For those who are curious, here is the link.

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Ina

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Summer School September – Introduction to Angelic Magic

Introductie_tot_de_Engelen_MagieThe magic of the angels is meant to enhance the quality in your life. Angel magic is an intense, pure spiritual energy. Angels protect you against the storms in life. The angels teach us that we live in a world where light can be found even in the darkest corners. This is the core of all magic, of every miracle that takes place; the revelation of the beauty that is intrinsic in every living being.

The Temple of the Heart

During this training you will learn exercises that bring you in an intimate exchange with the Eternal Beloved, the God-in-you. You learn to know the Archangels, their prayers, exercises, meditations and rituals. You will also learn the fundamental principles to work with their powers, based on the Hermetic Kabbala.

What are you going to learn?

  • You will learn to experience the Archangels as the great energy patterns protecting the Forces of Goodness.
  • You will learn about their places in the ‘Temple of the Heart’.
  • You learn to invoke their forces in the magical circle.
  • You learn to send them messages in a way they are heard, and to understand their answers.
  • You learn the calls to the Archangels for different goals.

For whom is this training?

This training is for people who want to learn to work with Angelic Magic, and who want to deepen their spiritual experience by means of meditation, mystery play and ritual.

Price: € 75,00
Date: 10 September 2016
Time: Door open 9.00, start 9.30 a.m. until approx. 6.30 p.m.
Enroll through email info@templeofstarlight.eu
Address: Kleiweg 14-16, 3051 GR Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Summer School August

The  Temple-made-without-Hands

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Everyone can learn to trigger mystical experiences. Ritual and mystery play are especially designed to that end.

Do you want to feel how powerful they are? Come and have the experience to become exalted by the fluid energies of procession, invocation and meditation in an environment where the sacred becomes visible by beauty. Hear how Words of Power fill the temple space with their energy.

By building the Temple-made-without-Hands your spiritual exercises will grow in power and that magical space within you, will open up to mystical peak experiences.

During this training you will learn:

  • To work with those deep internal powers called the ‘Elements of the Wise’: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Spirit.
  • How rituals can stimulate your personal development.
  • How rituals open your heart to meaning, beauty and joy.
  • How all this knowledge has its roots in the Hermetic Kabbala.

You learn to create the magical Temple-made-without-Hands. During the rituals we will perform during this day, you will learn how to put the theory into praxis.

For whom is this training?

This temple-training day is of interest for everyone who holds spirituality important and want to develop themselves along these lines. This training will teach you how to raise energy effectively to manifest your spiritual goals.

What level has this training?

This intensive training day is for people who are interested in personal development and meaning. Because of the unique character of the techniques practiced this day is for beginners and advanced spiritual practitioners.

Price: € 75,00
Date: August 28 2016
Time: From 9.30 a.m. to approx. 6.30 p.m.
Email: info@templeofstarlight.eu
Address: Kleiweg 14-16, 3051 GR Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Summer school – Fundaments in Magic

In my previous newsletter I told you about this summer’s Summer School program that I have developed. These are single events that can also be visited by small groups of people. This is one of these events, which I regards as one of the building blocks of the Western Mystery Tradition:

Summer school

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Fundaments in Magic

Magic is an art, a science, and a spiritual path that teaches you to create changes in consciousness with your will. By changing your consciousness your life will change; and that can give spectacular effects!

What if you would master the building blocks of Magic? Imagine how it would be to call up magical forces, to practice rituals and could make these shifts in consciousness? What would it mean in your life? What new horizons would open for you? What new possibilities would show themselves to you?

Experience how you can awaken the forces that lie dormant in you. Magic opens you for the beauty of the world around you and in you. Are you curious how it feels to work in a charged temple, to participate in the beautiful invocations and put your hearts wishes before the Gods and Angels?

Fundaments in Magic is a part of the series ‘First Steps in Magic’, and can be attended as a single one day workshop.
When you want to experience the magical world of ancient Egypt, the star magic of Babylon, the initiations of Eleusis: then don’t hesitate and enroll for this intensive one day workshop.

Date: July 16 2016
Time: Door open at 9.30, start at 10.00, end approx. 21.00
Address: Kleiweg 14-16, 3051 GR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Price: € 75,00
Subscription: at the desk, via my Facebook-page @Ina Custers van Bergen or via the website.

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Summerschool

It has been a while since I send you a newsletter. That was for good reasons; the last months I have been working very hard to open the new temple building, at the Kleiweg 14-16 Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We started to work there, and with such a new place all kinds of possibilities become available which were not possible previously. Weekly meditation evenings, lectures, a place to have a confidential one-to-one conversation about spiritually related issues, magical help, a place for Rites of Passage like baptism, marriage, mourning, etc. In short; we have a no lack of plans!

At the end of this semester I will start with a Summerschool-program. This means that we will have activities for small groups, and I will announce them in my newsletters.

Moonmagic: I start with a series of meditation evenings on Monday evenings. Everyone can participate in them. You need to enrol for this event.

Fundaments of Magic: This is a building block of the series First Steps in Magic. It is possible to participate in a single one-day workshop. Also here it is possible for everyone to participate after subscription.

Moonmagic

goddess_400Did you know that the Moon once was seen as a goddess who journeyed through the night? In every part of the heaven she visits her Heavenly Palaces. These palaces determine the influence the Moon has on the Earth. She is not only the cause of ebb and flood, but she mirrors the Tides of the Cosmos.

The ancient priesthood studied these influences and observed whether the effects were beneficial or problematic. Unwanted effects were compensated by magic.
At 20, 27 June, 11, 18 and 25 July Ina will organize meditation evenings about Moonmagic. In this way you will learn how to use the forces of the Moon to work for you and how the Moon increases the growth of your magical powers.

Door open: 19.30
Start: 20.00
Entree: € 15,00

Subscription: at the desk, via my Facebook-page @Ina Custers van Bergen or via the website

Fundaments of Magic

castleMagic is an art, a science, and a spiritual path that teaches you to create changes in consciousness with your will. By changing your consciousness your life will change; and that can give spectacular effects!

What if you would master the building blocks of Magic? Imagine how it would be to call up magical forces, to practice rituals and could make these shifts in consciousness? What would it mean in your life? What new horizons would open for you? What new possibilities would show themselves to you?

Experience how you can awaken the forces that lie dormant in you. Magic opens you for the beauty of the world around you and in you. Are you curious how it feels to work in a charged temple, to participate in the beautiful invocations and put your hearts wishes before the Gods and Angels?

Fundaments in Magic is a part of the series First Steps in Magic, and can be attended as a single one day workshop.
When you want to experience the magical world of ancient Egypt, the star magic of Babylon, the initiations of Eleusis: then don’t hesitate and enroll for this intensive one day workshop.

Date:  July 16 2016
Time: Door open at 9.30, start at 10.00, end approx. 21.00
Address: Kleiweg 14-16, 3051 GR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Price: € 75,00
Subscription: at the desk, via my Facebook-page @Ina Custers van Bergen or via the website.

 

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Opening The Western Mystery School

The Opening of The Western Mystery School will take place on Friday 27th of May. We will present the Temple, show around and have some drinks and talk.
You’re more than welcome from 17:30 onwards, we have limited seats so if you RSVP yes, please be sure to be present.

Read more here.

Place: Kleiweg 14, 3051 GR Rotterdam, Nederland

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I hope to meet you there.

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Ina


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Progress in Magic

First Steps in Magic

Magic has never ceased to fascinate people. It has been the source of inspiration of great art and music. Throughout the ages well-known scientists, priests and artists have, sometimes in secrecy, studied and practiced this Art and Science.

Mercurius b_500What if you could follow in their footsteps? Imagine if nothing held you back from knowing how to conjure, how to practice magical rituals, or how to cause effects in your life by Mind Power. What differences would this make in your life? What would you heal, what would you change, what would you want to achieve?

Experience how it would feel to awaken that old wisdom that is lying dormant in you. Become enchanted by the beauty of Magic, see the grace of a fully equipped and charged temple space, walk in dazzling robes and resonate on powerful invocations to Gods and Angels; smell the incense and know that it lifts your dearest wishes directly to gods and angels.

When you want to walk in the footsteps of Nostradamus, Plato, Waterhouse and many others, if you want to experience this and much, much more, then don’t hesitate and enrol for this all-day workshop right away!

Date: April 30 2016
Time: 10.00 – 22.00
Price: € 75,00 pp/ couple € 140,00 In combination with Initiation in Magic there is an extra discount of € 10,00
Venue: Munt 9 Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Initiation in Magic

You have been practicing magic for several years now. You are working towards, or have already passed, initiation. You know the drill of ritual. But how to get passed that glass ceiling? How to tap energy from the high voltage realms?

Mercurius c_500Practice with the techniques that are completely outside of the public domain. Learn how to multiply your powers.

How would you feel when your belief in magic changes into a knowing, without doubt? When you sense the force rushing through you and the powers charge the entire atmosphere like a field of electricity. How to work at a distance, using the time machine, work time released or with invisibility?

This is a rare opportunity, enrolling for this full day workshop is only possible if you have some years of practical experience, and are willing to be interviewed.

Date: May 1 2016
Time: 10.00 – 20.00
Price: € 75,00 pp/ couple € 140,00. In combination with First Steps in Magic there is an additional discount of € 10,00
Venue: Munt 9 Dordrecht, The Netherlands

 

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Ina

Ina Custers van Bergen
For Enchanting Self-development

 

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