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Magical Books

Magical books are workbooks: they are filled with knowledge to be applied and exercises that need to be practiced. Magic is an art of life for the adventurous. Pursue it daily and you will benefit from its healing, life changing powers!

Published books by Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

 

Solo Magical Training | Ina Cüsters-van Bergen
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The Portal Grade | Ina Cüsters-van Bergen
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Published books English | Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

The Mystery of the Sea

When journalist Jason Adams discovers a strange ring, he starts an extraordinary quest that goes deeper than he ever dared to dream…. But are the dream images his anchors on the journey between reality and transpersonal dimensions? Join Jason in a stirring magical story, where doors swing open to unknown worlds to reveal the secret layers of life. Time and again it turns out that what down-to-earth Jason regards to be fantasy, is really connected to the Western Mystery Tradition: legends like Atlantis, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, and Alchemy. When he learns how to create a magical protection he receives the answer to the central question: what is the true nature of this Ring of Power?

This novel explains some carefully guarded secrets of the Western Mystery Tradition, and tells the story of a journey towards a true initiation in a modern Mystery Temple.

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The Temple of High Magic

A practical guide to pathworking and other esoteric techniques from the ancient mystery schools predating Christianity.

  • Explains the dynamics of both group ritual and solo practice
  • Shows that temples of high magic are not mere physical structures but inner edifices created by sustained meditative practice
  • Explains why this practice is sometimes called the Yoga of the West

Before the advent of Christianity, early civilizations had, at the heart of their spiritual traditions, mystery schools that offered a corpus of training methods in what is now called magic. The persecution of heresies that followed the establishment of Christianity as Rome’s state religion, a persecution that reached its high point during the Middle Ages, forced the degradation and disappearance of this training system. While the knowledge of these mystery traditions–jealously guarded by secret societies–has begun to emerge, the actual techniques and practices of spiritual magic have remained hidden.

The Temple of High Magic provides the practical knowledge of these techniques for modern spiritual seekers who wish to incorporate the proven esoteric techniques of the magi into their lives. This book explains the dynamics of group ritual and solo practice as well as the critical role played by the kabbalistic tree of life–the key to inner knowledge. Ina Cüsters-van Bergen shows that temples of high magic are not mere physical structures but are the inner edifices willed into being by a sustained meditative practice and pathworking, using key symbols from ancient Hebraic and Egyptian traditions. Sometimes called the Yoga of the West, this spiritual magic is a system of esoteric development that seeks to create full union between the magician and the divine.

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The HERMETIC TABLET, Summer Solstice 2015, edit Nick Farrell

The Hermetic Tablet is a bi-annual Journal of Western Ritual Magic where people, from all traditions, share their experiences. Some of the contributors are well known names in the occult field, while others are just those who want to share knowledge and experiences with the public.

This issue includes articles written by the following writers: Jake Stratton-Kent, Mike Magee, Chic & Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Aaron Leitch, Christine Zalewski, Nick Farrell, Paola Farrell, Jayne Gibson, Tony Toneatto, Michael Straw, Samuel Scarborough, Tony Fuller, Wynn Westcott, Ina Cüsters-Van Bergen , Morgan Drake Eckstein, and Carman Lawrick.

The Journal covers a wide range of different subjects all related to Western Ritual Magic, including Goetia, Golden Dawn, Wicca, Theurgy, Angelic Magic, Ancient Egypt, and pagan ritual. There is something for anyone, from all spiritual traditions who wants to know about practical Western Ritual Magic.

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The HERMETIC TABLET, Winter Solstice 2015, edit Nick Farrell

… Indeed, upon reading both of these articles one really begins to understand that the question for magical orders in the twenty-first century really is: What next?

The answer to that question lies somewhere in the works of the other writers. In her article, “Spiritual Development of Paranormal Talents”, Ina Cüsters Van Bergen ponders on the nature of psychicism and extrasensory perception in magic. At what point can we trust in the visions of our magical work? Van Bergen suggests that what the modern magician needs is to heed the words above the Temple door, “Know Thyself”. This may sound like she is recommending flights of fantasy but in truth fantasy is the doorway, the poet and playwright, W. B. Yeats knew this through his visionary work on A Vision (A & B) with his wife George Yeats. One has to be pragmatic about what happens as Van Bergen points out any spirit guide/contact will be content to offer earthly context for the communication.

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The HERMETIC TABLET, Summer Solstice 2016, edit Nick Farrell

The Hermetic Tablet is a bi-annual Journal of Western Ritual Magic where people, from all traditions, share their experiences. Some of the contributors are well known names in the occult field, while others are just those who want to share knowledge and experiences with the public.

This issue includes articles written by the following writers: Jake Stratton-Kent, Aaron Leitch, Nick Farrell, Annie Horniman, Chris Newton, Jayne Gibson, Tony Fuller, Ina Custers-Van Bergen, Morgan Drake Eckstein, and Spencer M. Graves.

The Journal covers subjects all related to Western Ritual Magic, including Goetia, Golden Dawn, Wicca, Theurgy, Angelic Magic, Ancient Egypt, and pagan ritual. There is something for anyone, from all spiritual traditions, who wants to know about practical Western Ritual Magic.

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The HERMETIC TABLET, Winter Solstice 2016, edit Nick Farrell

The Hermetic Tablet is a bi-annual Journal of Western Ritual Magic where people, from all traditions, share their experiences. Some of the contributors are well known names in the occult field, while others are just those who want to share knowledge and experiences with the public.

This issue includes articles written by the following writers: Jake Stratton-Kent, Aaron Leitch, Nick Farrell, Chris Newton, Jayne Gibson, Tony Fuller, Ina Cüsters-Van Bergen , Morgan Drake Eckstein, and Spencer M. Graves.

The Journal covers subjects all related to Western Ritual Magic, including Goetia, Golden Dawn, Wicca, Theurgy, Angelic Magic, Ancient Egypt, and pagan ritual. There is something for anyone, from all spiritual traditions, who wants to know about practical Western Ritual Magic.

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Black Walnut Anthology, Vol. II

The Black Walnut Anthology is a book that many contributors works are featured in twice a year. The articles focuses are towards the Old Religion, Philosophy, Divination, the Soul of Magic and more. This volume focuses on the Darker Tidings of the Cycles as we entreé the seasons, of the Dark Michael Feasts, the time when we are seek within to find truth it is a powerful time we entreé. Our contributors are mostly that of Traditional Craft and Astrology.

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Black Walnut Anthology, Vol. III

Black Walnut Anthology Vol. III is an amazing collection of works ranging from Occult Practitioners from around the globe, occult authors and practitioners from Australia, Nederland, the Other Side, Puerto Rico, Spain the United States and other countries. We are featuring many authors who have written on their chosen paths, North American Voodoo, Theurgist, Gnostic Paganism and the secret teachings of Jesus and Mary, Sicilian Witchcraft, how to transform your-self to find inner and outer healing, medicinal healing-Green Witchcraft and much more. As collaborated authors this is one of our best issues yet. Authors featured are Ina Custers van-Bergen, Dr. Leo L. Martello, Witchdoctor Utu of the Dragon Ritual Drummers.

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Published books Dutch | Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

Het Mysterie van de Zee

 

Handleiding om over water te leren lopen … Als journalist Jason Adams een vreemde ring vindt, begint voor hem een bijzondere zoektocht die dieper gaat dan hij ooit kon dromen… Maar misschien zijn het juist die droombeelden die de ankers zijn in zijn reis tussen werkelijkheid en andere dimensies? De lezer wordt meegenomen langs de dilemma’s die Jasons leven beheersen – in een meeslepend magisch verhaal vol doorkijkjes naar onbekende werelden en de verborgen geheimen van het leven. Keer op keer blijkt wat nuchtere Jason als fantasie afdeed, verbonden te zijn met de Hermetische Mysterietraditie: de Arthurverhalen, het Egyptische dodenboek, de alchemie… Als hij leert een magische bescherming op te bouwen, krijgt hij antwoord op de intrigerende vraag: wat is de werkelijke aard van de ring?

 

Richting is betrekkelijk.

 

Terugtrekken kan vooruitgang betekenen

door het doel om te keren.

 

Ina Custers van Bergen, geboren en getogen in Nederland, werkt en publiceert vooral internationaal op het gebied van de Westerse Mysterietraditie. Op een heldere manier verbindt ze de oude geheimen van de magische studies met de hedendaagse intellectuele blik op het leven.

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De Weg naar de oude Mysterien

Vanaf de alleroudste beschavingen vormen de mysteriën de kern van de westerse esoterische traditie. De sleutel tot deze verborgen kennis is te vinden in de magische kabbala. De magische cirkel, die hierin centraal staat, ontsluit geleidelijk aan de diepere lagen van deze oude kennis. Hij volgt het wiel van het jaar en verbindt je met de vier elementen en met je reis door de verschillende niveaus van bewustzijn. Door met de magische cirkel te werken neemt je spirituele pad de vorm aan van een weg die zich spiraalvormig omhoog beweegt.

De magische cirkel vormt het zaad van de kabbalistische levensboom, die ook wel de boom des levens wordt genoemd. Alle levensgebieden worden hierin symbolisch in kaart gebracht. Wanneer je dit zaad in je innerlijke tempel plant, groeit het uit tot een patroon waardoor je je spiritueel kunt ontplooien. De symbolen beginnen te spreken en ze veranderen in een taal waardoor je in toenemende mate een bewuste toegang krijgt tot steeds diepere lagen van innerlijk weten.

Stap voor stap maak je in dit boek kennis met de basis van de toegepaste magische kabbala door middel van oefeningen en rituelen. Je leert de grondbeginselen van de symbooltaal waarin de oude mysteriën beschreven zijn, en de moderne praktische toepassingen hiervan.

  • Je leert de kabbalistische levensboom te gebruiken als de sleutel om toegang te krijgen tot de mysterïen.
  • Je krijgt inzicht in hoe ritueel en meditatief werk binnen hedendaagse mysteriescholen in de praktijk wordt toegepast.
  • Je leert hoe een mysterietempel is opgebouwd en hoe deze een plaats wordt om de oude mythen te ervaren.
  • Je maakt kennis met verschillende tradities: de Egyptische, Griekse en Mesopotamische traditie, en de Joodse en Christelijke gnostiek.
  • Je leert alchemistische en astrologische toepasingen voor tempelwerk en werken met de oorsprong van de hekserij.

De weg naar de oude mysteriën
Ina Cüsters-van Bergen
Uitgeverij Akasha, ISBN: 978-90-77247-60-0

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Published books Italian | Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

Il Tempio dell’alta Magia

Interamente dedicato alle pratiche iniziatiche ermetiche d’Occidente, questo libro è un vero e proprio scrigno in cui sono racchiusi il simbolismo, i miti e le tecniche delle tradizioni antiche, rivelandone gli sviluppi nella storia e l’integrazione all’interno degli ordini esoterici, tra cui in particolare le scuole di Dion Fortune e di Israel Regardie. Il testo è corredato di esercizi, pathworking e un dettagliato apparato di conoscenze cabbalistiche. Sulla base di una solida conoscenza dei miti e dei Misteri d’Occidente, l’autrice, voce autorevole del settore, svela un sapere fino a ora segreto al cercatore che desidera trasformare la sua vita in un percorso di elevazione spirituale per mezzo della magia. La prefazione è di Gareth Knight.

Solo Magical Training | Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

The Solo Magical Training books belong to the training materials of the Western Mystery School and the Temple of Starlight. They are workbooks that need to be combined with the training. This curriculum is supervised. The lessons of the Solo Magical Training need to be taken in sequence and with a regular frequency, because they aim to activate certain areas of the brain. Like a normal tree the Kabbalistic Tree has a juice stream that goes upward.

Magic, the Basics | Magie die Grundlagen

The Magical Circle, the Seed of the Tree of Life, the Basics, creating a foundation:

In this lesson you will find an introduction to the training and into Transpersonal Magic®. You will find Pathworkings which will place your foot on the Path you have chosen, articles about different aspects of magic. You will start doing relaxation exercises and making your first magical tools. You will learn to work with the Elements of the Wise; Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit.

The Astral Plane

You start with the next stage of training the Western Mystery School offers. From now on the lessons will be structured around the Magical Kabbalah. During every lesson you will be working on a specific area of the Tree of Life.

The lessons follow the path going upwards along the Kabbalistic Tree.

Raising Fire

Like the Holy Cobra you move from left to right upwards on the Tree of Life. Slowly you climb upwards. On your way up the snake dances from left to right; from light to darkness. From male to female.

In this lesson you will start to feel the first currents of this raising fire that from now on is going to bubble upwards in small streams. You recognize it by sudden realizations and peak experiences.

The Law of Attraction

Now you are starting to notice that the images in your meditations come to life. It is like you have found a sender for psychic energy and you are getting the messages of the paths and the Sephiroth clearer. Slowly you are noticing that the inner images tend to influence outer events. This is a parallel process that becomes stronger when you get more trained.

The Stone of the Wise

You now really start to feel what White Magic brings about in your soul. It makes you hungry for more. The flashes of insight start to come more often in an explosion of joy… But a flash is just a short moment. These short moments of spiritual at oneness leave you alone with a nagging feeling of homesickness. A longing for a unification with the source wherefrom these beautiful experiences come.

The Portal Grade | Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

The Portal Grade are the Builders of the Temple: they have created their Inner Temple and start expanding this, to become the teachers of the future. This training is for people who have finished the curriculum for the First Degree Initiation of the Magical Order Temple of Starlight.

The Portal Grade is the preparation for the Second Degree. In order to start this curriculum you need to:

  • Have at least finished lesson 15 of the Solo Magical Training,
  • Are a first degree initiate for at least one year
  • Have attend the required minimum amount of Temple Retreats and/or Temple Trainings.

During the Portal Grade:

  • You finish the first 25 lessons of the Solo Magical Training
  • You finish the three volumes of the Dragon’s Path
  • You start to set up your Star Temple Ritual group and/or raise your Magical Lodge by means of the workbooks for the Portal Grade

The Portal Grade is the preparation to become a First Degree Magus. It is the start of the Transpersonal Magic® Training.

The combination of the Solo Magical Training and the Temple Training prepare you for the higher initiation degrees for which you need the Transpersonal Magic® curriculum.

The Portal Grade is being developed at the moment. Expect more teaching materials to come soon.

VACANCY: HIGH PRIEST M/F

Within the Western Mystery Tradition priest offices of all levels are accessible to both men and women. Both sexes work together in lodges as equals. They both hold all offices up to the highest level. And what is even more interesting: there is not only God, but he...
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CONTACTING THE INNER PLANE CONTACTS

Some schools call them the Secret Chiefs, others call the  Masters, in the Western Mystery Tradition we work with the ‘Inner Plane Contacts’. What are they, and why do we work with them? ‘The ideas of secret chiefs evolved under the British mistress of magic Dion...
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THE TABOO ON PRACTICAL MAGIC

In esoteric circles there exist strong cultural blockages … that make spiritual people powerless. To what extend are these ideas helpful? Or are they blocking us?  A common idea that I hear very often in spiritual circles is; You are not allowed to use spiritual...
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