Like the Mystery Schools of ancient times, and the great Egyptian (Alexandrian) Mystery School to which Helios is affiliated on the Inner Levels, Helios is organised as a three level structure.
First Degree (The Outer Court)
“The Helios School of Esoteric Science” encompasses both the First and Second Degree Courses and the name by which the school is known to the world at large. Students following the First Degree Training (“The Portal of the Mysteries”) learn and study the basics of personal and spiritual development and magical practice in the Western Mysteries. This includes the Qabalah, Tarot and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques.
This is the “outer court” of the school, and the patron of “Helios” is Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods, Bringer of the Divine Seed of Self-Knowledge in the Greek Tradition and another aspect of Thoth, the great Egyptian sage, Lord of Magic and writer of the Emerald Tablets. For practical ceremonial (ritual) magic work, students will wear white robes tied with a white cord at the waist. Students who have completed Module Six of the First Degree Course will swap their white cord for a Gold Cord. First Degree Initiates will wear the traditional scarlet cord, the symbol of initiation in most of the schools of the Western Mystery Tradition.
The training in preparation for the Second Degree is called “The Journey of Ra” and is based on ancient Egyptian magic and metaphysics. It is an intensive, two-year training programme that includes energy healing work and psychological healing techniques.
Second Degree (The Inner Court)
The Order of the Opened Ways is the order to which students are admitted upon receiving initiation into the Second Degree and forms the “inner court” of the school. This is a magical order that offers both practical work and training towards the Third Degree Initiation if students choose to follow this path toward the “Unreserved Dedication.”
It is probable that for most initiates, the commitment of the ‘Unreserved Dedication” (devoting their life to teaching the Mysteries and passing on the torch to the next generation) is more than they are able to make, given the demands of work and family life. Therefore Second Degree Initiates can stay at this level and will continue to develop and grow magically and spiritually through the programme of practical work and research offered as members of the Order of the Opened Ways.
This work includes advanced energy healing, the option of running a lodge, mentoring students and assisting at workshops together with research into specific areas of magical practice and contributing towards new training programmes within the school. Second Degree Initiates wear a deep blue robe for practical work tied at the waist with the silver cord signifying the Second Degree Initiation. The insignia of the Inner Court is encircled by the phrase “Fraternitatis Alexandrae Sigillum Sanctum” indicating that initiates are members of an esoteric fraternity with its roots stretching back to the ancient library of Alexandria. The patron of the Order of the Opened Ways is Anubis, the Egyptian psychopomp, Walker between the Worlds and the “Opener of the Ways.”
This is a withdrawn order of the Fraternitatis Alexandrae and is the order to which members are admitted upon receiving the Third Degree Initiation and making the Unreserved Dedication. This is the “Adytum” of the school and the symbol of this level is the Amethyst. The teaching is withdrawn; suffice to say that it includes both Egyptian and Atlantean mystery teachings. The patrons of the Fraterniatis Alexandrae make themselves known through the initiates’ own inner plane contacts.
Third Degree Initiates wear an amethyst robe tied at the waist with the amethyst cord representing the Third Degree Initiation and the Unreserved Dedication.
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