18-20 June 2010 in Lindenfels near Frankfort on Maine / Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
So much has been written about the Great Library of Alexandria that it could almost filly the Library itself. We know where it was located, we have a reasonably idea of how it looked. We know many of the great names that were associated with it. We have a few scattered fragments of what was left after it was destroyed. However we know very little of what actually went on within its walls, or how its students were taught.
We can only surmise from reports of those who once walked it hallowed rooms and studies with its great teachers. Tradition holds that there were always seven main or senior teachers who between them covered most of the subjects that were taught there. Hypatia, Basilides, Euclid, Aristophanes, Heraclitis and many others were among them but there were also other who are not remembered by history. Khu-Nef-Ren of the White Walled city of On, the first of all the ancient libraries, a city of many temples each of which had its own library. Aphros of Chios, and Serenas of Bodrum among them. How did one become a student, how were they taught? Was it like a present day university or did one simply walk in and listen to whoever was speaking? Did they have exams as we do? Did they get on together, after all it was said that both men and women from all parts of the known world came there to study, and/or to teach. It was the first and perhaps.... the last time all faiths and belief systems would come together and live in comparative peace with each other. Each one there merely to learn, not to decry or evangalise. Would that it was so today. So how can we ascertain what it would have been like for someone like our selves, a Seeker of Knowledge to visit and study in ancient Alexandria? We have letters from some, a very few, of those teachers. We have accounts from some of those who studied there. We have a few records, some dubious, from schools and societies who claim to have held them for centuries for prosperity and for when the time seemed right for them to be brought to light. Much of this we can discount but some hold a ring of truth. This workshop will try to unravel some of these questions. It will look at a few of the Teachers, some known, some unknown, and how and what they taught. But most of all we will try to re build this wonderful time in the mind and in the inner eye. We will try to cross time and space and become..... students in Alexandria.
Do not miss this fascinating event…
Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki is a third generation psychic who has worked with magic since childhood. She studied under the late W.E. Butler and with him was a founding member of the Servants of the Light School of Occult Science, of which she is Director of Studies. Dolores is a direct descendant of the original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, via Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light. She is the author of many successful books, including "The Shining Paths”, "The Ritual Magical Workbook”, and "The Initiate's Book of Pathworkings”.
Correspondence Course in Magic and the Western Mysteries
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