The study of magic, ritual and the correspondences to the extradimensional realm deserves more attention, understanding how the daily reality is influenced and influences the intangible realm is essential if we are to deal effectively with the ecological, economic and social crisis this world has gotten into.
This outlines a plan to establish a facility to teach, study and research the original wisdom. The word Academy might sound impressive, as we are not really planning a university, but refers to the notion of an Academy in the Greek sense (Plato’s Academy). A (in those days holy) place were interested people come together to learn and experience wisdom, and we call it original because we don’t want to exclude any tradition and also because there are already many academies of wisdom. We (the Myster people) have, in 2009, purchased a large villa in Breyell-Nettetal, that serves as an initial platform for this idea.
Many people these days are contemplating new forms of community, be it
as a spiritual endeavour, an ecovillage, intentional community, support
community or just a place to grow old together. There are groups like Ecovillage and others that have actively researched
opportunities and there are of course quite a number of communities like
Tamera, The Farm, Damanhur, Findhorn, Ufa-Fabrik, Buddhahill/Nutopia, Vlierhof, Venwoude, Auroville, Humaniversity but alas
also a long list of failed initiatives. Most of these places offer some kind of
educational program, with teachings, workshops and work scholars, Esalen in
We are working towards a new initiative, physically or virtually located
in Europe, offering a combination of teaching and community concepts, meaning
it is not limited to teaching and workshops, but encompasses other modes of
being together for a shorter or longer period, like retreat, creative
sabbatical, workshops, conferences, but also just a second home with likeminded
people. The educational branch of this facility we call the
It’s good to emphasise that this project fits into a larger spiritual framework of people trying to give space to the divine core we all have, to live a life dedicated to become more aware, more conscious, not only as a mental or intellectual endeavour, but as a way of life. Living, working, creating in a setting where the inner child, wounded as it may be, can be explored, freed and healed. Where happiness is not an easy label, but the reality of meeting the Other, in ourselves, in other people, in nature, in earthly and cosmic “work”. Non-denominational, not fanatic or dogmatic but sincere. Aiming at a supportive atmosphere, open and honest, connected with the world and the family of nature rather than isolated. Appreciative of all energies, in and around us, the seen and the unseen.
We have been working a long time on developing this idea of an academy
where likeminded scholars, writers, artists and researchers would have a common
ground, to work, to teach, do workshops, therapy, have a atelier, be residents.
We are looking for partners, that means people interested to join, invest,
develop, but also connections with institutions, communities, academies and
individuals to exchange, to set up common programs, invite teachers and
faculty, in short we like to tune into the network of likeminded people and
This Academy for Original Wisdom/ Academie für Ürsprungliche Weisheit, being then located in Cyberspace but for the moment physically on the premises of the MySTèR (my star) center (lodge, we have to find a good name) in Breyell (www.myster.nl) and intends to attract a curriculum of healing, spiritual, holistic medicine, ecological, anthropological, esoteric and psychology courses, workshops, seminars, optimally covering a very broad spectrum. The exact curriculum will depend primarily on what the partners, those people participating and investing in the whole venture, will bring. It will be their Academy, their place to teach, study, work, research especially in ecological issues, solar energy, nature, biology, alternative science and meet likeminded people. The partners should have more than an intellectual or friendship link with the place. They should consider this academy as their own, of course with some organization and structures concerning the way it is managed and run, but with enough freedom to experiment, not only academically, but in art, culture, healing, ritual, experiential work, theatre, earth work.
Anyway, this is a call to battle, an invitation to join our quest!
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