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Articles of Ina Custers-van Bergen
Unifying the Two Lands

 

Once upon a time in Heaven

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightAt the beginning of time, when the sky had not yet been appointed, when the Earth did not have a name yet. When Abzu didn’t have created Heaven and Earth yet...

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The Practice of High Magic in Ancient Babylon

 

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightIna van-Custers Bergen, the Magister of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight, is coming to Glastonbury in June 2010 to teach a workshop based on Dion Fortune’s secret teachings which she hid in her book Moon Magic. This kind of magic is described as High Magic, and here Ina explains the difference between High Magic and Low Magic and where High Magic came from. read further here

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Apollo's Oracles 

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightHere you find some spherical images and impressions of the Temple Retreat 'Apollo's Oracles. Ina Cüsters-van Bergen shares some of the images of this intensive weekend training. More images you find in the photo gallery. 

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The Birth of the Sun

 

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightDid you always want to see what secret brotherhoods do during their rituals? Ina Cüsters-van Bergen talks with Maud Hawinkels about sense and nonsense of magic.The Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight has made a film, together with Omroep Brabant. You will see pictures of a ritual made in one of the lodges. 

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Ina Cüsters-van Bergen talks about the effects of Western Meditation on the brain

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightBe still, a god speaks with a God ….

The results of the scientific investigations about the benefits of Mindfulness are of course very spectacular. They confirm the experiences that people have, who are doing the Solo Magical Training of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight®. The difference between Mindfulness and the Solo Magical Training is that Mindfulness is stripped off its religious content. In the Solo Magical Training of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight®, that religious content is an important tool that makes the system work at even deeper levels of the subconscious mind.

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Ina Cüsters-van Bergen talks about the Magical Circle in the Western Mystery Tradition

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightOn this instruction video Ina Cüsters-van Bergen explains how you can adapt the Lesser Banishing Ritual, to work with the ancient mythological systems of the classical Western Mystery Temples. In this way you get access to the ancient temple practices from the Greek, the Egyptians, the Celts, the Babylonians, the Jews, the Persians and other great classical cultures, that are the building blocks of our western civilisation. This video gives you a key to get access to the magic of the oldest religious texts.

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Empowering your Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightThis instruction video explains how you can adapt the Lesser Banishing Ritual, to work with the ancient mythological systems of the classical Western Mystery Temples. In this way you get access to the ancient temple practices from the Greek, the Egyptians, the Celts, the Babylonians, the Jews, the Persians and other great classical cultures, that are the building blocks of our western civilisation. This video gives you a key to get access to the magic of the oldest religious texts.

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From Dreamer to Visionary

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+Starlight"I cannot work magic," says the manager. "I will teach you" says the magician. "I will teach you how to transform your dreams into reality. I will change your from a dreamer into a visionary."

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Spirituality is often seen as an affair for stargazers and believers. When attempting to describe their spiritual experiences, most people don’t manage to say much more than 'I felt so good,' and when asked what exactly they learnt, are lost for words... read more here
 

Would you like to gain access to the Temple of High Magic too?

Ina+Cüsters+van+Bergen+ Hermetic+Order+Temple+of+StarlightMany people have a great interest in the Western Mystery tradition. Do you also like to read books like 'The Secret' or 'The Lost Symbol'? But once you start looking for information on Magical Schools, you may find it difficult to make a connection with the Western Mystery Tradition on the basis of your own spiritual knowledge and background. How can this gap be bridged? ... read more here

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Develop your hypersensitivity by spiritual magical training

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An exercise in psychometry

Recently, one of our temple training groups carried out an exercise in Psychometry. Psychometry is the ability to feel an object's history. A group of about twenty students experimented with testing our skills, to see how reliable the extrasensory perception is we experience in so many day-to-day situations.    ... read more here

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Magic for travellers 

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 Alcohol and traffic ... and magic

I myself spent Christmas wandering around a snow-covered Prague. My husband and I had planned the start of our trip exactly on the day that entire Europe snowed up and virtually no traffic was possible. There we stood, at a gas station on a German motorway, out of antifreeze to clean the windows of the car, and of course one big melting mess on the road. ... read more here

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Interview with Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

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 Can you introduce yourself to us?

I have been active on the spiritual path since my 16th birthday. I have started off with Tarot, Astrology, Yoga and Zen Buddhism. After that I have been working on personality development. [...]  The red thread in my career is the fascination for the power of the subconscious mind. Because of this fascination I discovered how to work with it and how to influence these currents of the mind. I discovered how I can work with these energies so that people start to feel better and can develop themselves more fully. ... read more here

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The Sun King meets the Moon Queen

Ina Custers-van Bergen Temple of High Magic magister Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight

The sexual union between the Sun King and the Moon Queen takes place in the waters of the fountain of Mercury. From this deed a third one is created. This third entity has many alchemical and hermetic names: the stone of the wise, the philosophical gold, the solar child, the red tincture and so on. Because the King and Queen possess the quality of majesty, or perhaps even divinity, it is impossible to connect these figures to consciousness.  ... This article will be published in the Black Walnut Anthology volume II.  read more here

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Have the branches of your Tree reached the Heavens?

Ina Custers-van Bergen Temple of High Magic magister Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight

The spiritual development: from development of the personality to higher consciousness

Every process of spiritual growth begins with the preparation of the mystic or magician. That has remained unchanged since classical times. Then ‘Know Thyself’ was written above the entrance of the Temple. Today too, many seekers start with the search for the Self. On the spiritual market various forms of therapy are offered to help people take the first important steps and guide the seeker in the development of a thorough self analysis and self healing. But how do you take the step from personality development to spiritual growth? ... read more here

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Magical  Consciousness

Ina Custers-van Bergen Temple of High Magic magister Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight

Magical consciousness is often seen as a way of thinking, that creates illogical links between events happening in the outer world and the inner meaning of situations. Within healthcare settings magical consciousness is often seen as a confused form of thinking and one of the symptoms of psychiatric disease.

An example of magical thinking is someone linking a passing red car with an expected future accident and unhappy endings. Or in a milder form, the belief that a black cat passing your road is a sign of a chain of unfortunate events to develop in the near future.  ... read more here

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Initiation in the Western Mystery Tradition

Nowadays, the term initiation is bandied about for all kinds of purposes. Initiations are for sale, or on offer rather like cheap holidays.

While one group might use the term initiation to describe its ritual for admitting members to the group, another will use the same term to describe their final exam. On the internet so called astral initiations are now readily available: these self initiations take place in front of a mirror and are explained in some detail. Channelled initiations can be bought and combinations of all these options can be found. So, what is the difference between these and the initiations offered by traditional Order or Mystery school? ... read more here

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The Shield of Heracles

Ina Custers-van Bergen Temple of High Magic magister Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight

 The spiritual task of the Ego

In spiritual circles people often assume that humanity has forgotten its true nature. They also assume that to become Enlightened the Ego needs to be dissolved. However, this is not the only spiritual vision on the ego. In the Western Mystery Tradition there are ideas that directly contradict this concept of Ego.
I often get confronted by people who are of the opinion that it is desirable to let go of the ego. The underlying belief is that the ego blocks spiritual development. The ego is connected with thoughtforms that are essentially about 'who you are'.  ... read more here

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The spiritual development of paranormal talents

Ina Custers-van Bergen Temple of High Magic magister Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight

 People who tread the path of spiritual development, often start to develop latent skills, through which they receive information in other ways than through the senses. In some people these skills were present from childhood, others develop these skills sometime during their lifetime.. Very occasionally these skills are symptoms of a psychiatric illness. In popular language, this phenomena is known as 'psychism'. This is inaccurate, and leads to a lot of misunderstandings. This article explores the ways in which paranormal skills are developed through training and spiritual exercise..   ... read more here

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The Archetypical Magician

Ina Custers-van Bergen Temple of High Magic magister Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight

 Within the Western Mystery tradition we work with the old Gods and heroes. Carl Gustav Jung called these psychological powers Archetypes. These Archetypes form a bridge between the spiritual knowledge of the ancient Mystery schools, the sub consciousness, and the scientific approach of our present time. By working with these powers you contact a huge energy potential, which gives direction to the under current of the psychic movement in your sub consciousness. It can support you in your spiritual growth, and this is the goal of the work of the magician. ... read more here

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Primitive consciousness and modern Magical training

Ina Custers-van Bergen Temple of High Magic magister Hermetic Order of the Temple of StarlightOften people wonder about the use of magic in modern times. The first question they wonder about is that they regard the use and the believe in magic as something of a long past area of development of humanity. Then of course they are surprised to find out that in our time and age, in western countries well-educated people not only believe in the effectiveness of magic but also practice it, and even teach it.

Is magic based on superstition or is there a reality behind its practice? Does magic has its use in a modern society? What do I need to do to get it to work for me? ... read more here

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