Real Hidden Masters and the Ancient Mystery Teachings
The aim of this website is twofold. Firstly, to introduce you to the Ancient Mystery Teachings and Occult Truths taught by a Secret Occult Order based in England. Secondly, to clear up the errors and misconceptions surrounding the subject of the 'Hidden Masters' and so-called 'Illuminati' to be found in books and on the Internet. You can read more about this Secret Order and its aims and teachings below and by following the links to be found at the top of every page of this website.
Secret Order Teachings
The word 'ancient' should not mislead you into thinking that what this Secret Order teaches is outdated. On the contrary, it aims to knit together the latest discoveries of Science with the hidden knowledge of the great Occult Sages. By carefully comparing the largely known theories of Science with the lesser, or not at all known, facts of Occult Wisdom these teachings lead to some remarkable conclusions. The principal aim of the Order is to increase the spiritual as well as the material quality of its members' lives, so that they may become of real service to mankind in general and to their near and dear ones in particular. Through the practical application of the laws and principles taught by this Order each member has the opportunity to improve their health, wealth and happiness in an intelligent manner, provided they use their newly acquired knowledge to improve world conditions by helping to bring humanity to a greater comprehension of its wonderful heritage as children of the Father, so that they may use and enjoy the Laws of God to their fullest extent.
Although the Order teaches by correspondence only and does not offer any personal contacts, 'group sessions' or meetings of any kind, you should not be under the misapprehension that its members are left out on a limb to study on their own. Each member is placed under the care of a personal teacher to whom they may write with any questions or concerns they have about the work. The order uses no set letters for this purpose, and each and every member is assured of the prompt, personal attention of their teacher at all times. We say this as we know of many lesser orders and groups that do not provide a structured course of learning or personal tuition. The members of such orders are left to their own devices, leading inevitably to dissatisfaction, confusion and disillusionment. By following a method of one-to-one tuition and structured learning, this Secret Order provides every one of its members with the opportunity to master the whole of occult science under its guidance, constituting an edifice of unbelievable grandeur and sublimity.
The teachings of this Secret Order are absolutely true to the Old Wisdom, without having added to them the entirely misleading and fantastic claims of the lesser occult groups and teachers who meddle with the sacred lore by superimposing upon it their personal speculations. Many such groups and teachers may mean well, but all they succeed in doing is leading the genuine seeker away from Truth into the byways of half-truths and incomplete information. You can read more about the aims of this Secret Order and its teachings on our what? page. Further information about some of the subjects taught can also be found by following the 'Connections' links in the sidebar. You can read more about what the Ancient Mystery Teachings actually are and what they are not, on our what? page. To apply for membership, please write to us to request a manifesto and application form.
Misconceptions about the Hidden Masters
As we said in our introduction, the second aim of this website is to clear up the errors and misconceptions surrounding the subject of the 'Hidden Masters'. One of the most prevalent is that the Hidden Masters consist of a secretive organisation sometimes referred to as the 'illuminati'—who conspire together to 'rule our lives'. If you believe this, we hope that what we have to say will make you think again. The first thing to ask yourself is whether an organised conspiracy on a world-wide scale is even possible. If you have any personal experience of working within large organisations with common objectives you will know how hard it is to obtain cooperation and consensus among the individuals and groups involved.
The reason for this is that the lower aspects of human nature will undermine cooperation and consensus, even among like-minded individuals with a shared goal. 'What's in it for me?' is a refrain we are all familiar with. Self-interest, greed, fear, distrust of others, envy, timidity, duplicity, hypocrisy, egoism, pride, empire-building and a host of other negative emotions and mental attitudes all contribute to ensure that cooperation and consensus on a large scale is difficult to achieve and impossible to maintain for long among any organised group of human beings.
We have only to watch the daily news to see that world leaders in politics, churches and business rarely agree with one another about anything. Even when agreements are reached, the negative conditions we referred to conspire to undermine them. This results in the formation of various splinter groups all pursuing a different, and often antagonistic agenda. Over time these disruptive activities lead to the breaking of agreements and the fragmentation of human organisations and institutions, especially when they lack any higher moral or spiritual purpose. From this it must be clear that most human beings are utterly incapable of cooperating long enough, or effectively enough to establish the consensus needed to organise and implement any so-called 'New World Order'. It seems to us that the only 'new' thing about this non-existent 'order' is the name! Unless, of course, you can point to any period of human history during the last few thousand years when the vast majority of the world's population were not exploited, misled and manipulated by those seeking material power.
To the diligent student of human history there have always existed self-seeking opportunists, whether they were known to the public or simply pulled the strings of their puppets from behind the scenes. When their interests coincide, such individuals band together to pursue various political, monetary and social agendas for their own selfish ends. But is this news to any thinking person? To suggest, as some conspiracy theorists do, that there is a secretive, world-wide organisation which 'rules' our lives at every level of human activity, is both ludicrous and improbable. To call such money-grabbing, power-mad opportunists 'hidden masters' or 'illuminati' is rather like calling Adolf Hitler a humanitarian pacifist. With the best will in the world we cannot see what is remotely 'illuminated' about exploiting and manipulating our fellow men and women for our own, selfish ends. Nor does it seem reasonable to call such vainglorious tyrants 'Masters', whether they are 'hidden' or not.
The words 'Hidden Masters' were first coined in the 19th century by the occultist and teacher, H. P. Blavatsky, to describe her concealed preceptors. In doing so, she was simply following the age-old practise of referring to a teacher of spiritual verities as a 'Hidden Master.' That is a teacher who only imparts his esoteric teachings to his carefully chosen disciples in secret. Jesus fulfils this role in the Gospels, as did the Buddha before him. We shall come back to the subject of secrecy and the reasons for it a little later on. But before we do so, we wish to stress once again that the Teachers of this Secret Order have nothing whatsoever to do with any organisations that uses the words 'Hidden Masters' to promote their nonsensical fantasies about the 'illuminati' we referred to earlier. The fact that the words 'Hidden Masters' may now mean anything or nothing, and have even been adopted by a group of pop musicians, does not alter their original, elevated meaning. It is in this sense that we use the words 'Hidden Masters' on this website. 'Hidden', because they go about their work without ostentation or fanfare, and 'Masters' because, having overcome the lower aspects of human nature in themselves, they are able to show others how to overcome them too.
We hope that what we have said has convinced you that the REAL Hidden Masters have no desire to 'rule' or control your life. Such coercion goes against all universal occult laws, and most man-made ones too. Freedom of thought and action is an inalienable right granted to all creatures by their Creator. If it were not so, man would be no better than a mindless robot with no possibility of evolving to a higher state. You may argue that some human beings are not free, such as those in prison, or who are enslaved in some way or another. But if you think about it you will agree that at some time—in some way or other—whether in this life, or a previous one, they exercised their free-will to bring about their present circumstances. For the conditions in which we find ourselves are in every case the result of our own actions in this or a former life.
This is not 'Karma' as it is popularly misunderstood and taught by almost every other occult order and teacher, but the working out of natural, universal laws. It is these entirely secret laws which are taught by the Real Hidden Masters to their pupils. Once they are understood, they can be applied in practical ways to consciously direct our lives in the right manner to help ourselves and others, both materially and spiritually. We will then have full control of our existence and no longer be the helpless pawns of the manipulative 'masters' we referred to earlier who seek material power, fame and riches at our expense. You can read more about the misconceptions surrounding the subject of the 'Hidden Masters' and how they arose on our who? page.
The search for Truth and Meaning
Most seekers share the feeling that somewhere, somehow, there must exist a golden thread of knowledge that makes sense of the apparently haphazard and meaningless conditions of life on earth. Knowledge that would explain the disparities of wealth, position and power, the seeming punishment of the good and the reward of the wicked; the endless disasters, famines, poverty, persecutions, wars and revolutions. Something deep inside us all insists that there must be meaning to the whole crazy pattern, if only we could find it. That meaning can be found in the teachings of the Hidden Masters. These teachings are a complete body of knowledge which gradually reveals the Divine plan and meaning of life in all its sublime grandeur and profundity.
Armed with this knowledge, you will be in every way a more masterful individual than you were before. You will be able help others rather than being in need of help yourself. You will have a clear understanding of the reasons you are on earth and no longer be the sport of what the ignorant call 'Bad Luck', who stumble through life like oxen under a yoke, dumb victims of conditions they cannot comprehend, and ending their useless lives in a state of bewildered confusion—until they are born again and follow the old and weary round once more.
Fyodor Bronnikov — 'Consecration of the statue of Hermes'
Whither are you carried, O Men, drunken with drinking up the strong Wine of Ignorance? which seeing you cannot bear: Why do you not vomit it up again?
"Stand, and be sober, and look up again with the eyes of your heart; and if you cannot all do so, yet do as many as you can.
"For the malice of Ignorance surroundeth all the Earth, and corrupteth the Soul, shut up in the Body not suffering it to arrive at the Havens of Salvation.
"Suffer not yourselves to be carried with the great stream, but stem the tide, you that can lay hold of the Haven of Safety, and make your full course towards it.
"Seek one that may lead you by the hand, and conduct you to the door of Truth and Knowledge, where the clear Light is that is pure from Darkness, where there is not one drunken, but all are sober and in their heart look up to him, whose pleasure it is to be seen.
"For he cannot be heard with ears, nor seen with eyes, nor expressed in words; but only in mind and heart can he be known.
"But first thou must tear to pieces and break through the garment thou wearest; the web of Ignorance, the foundation of all Mischief; the bond of Corruption; the dark Coverture; the living Death; the sensible Carcass, the Sepulchre, carried about with us; the domestical Thief which in what he loves us, hates us, envies us.
"Such is the hurtful Apparel, wherewith thou art clothed, which draws and pulls thee downward by its own self; lest looking up, and seeing the beauty of Truth, and the Good that is reposed therein, thou shouldst hate the wickedness of this garment, and understand the traps and ambushes, which it hath laid for thee.
"Therefore doth it labour to make good those things that seem and are by the Senses, judged and determined; and the things that are truly, it hides, and envelopeth in such matter, filling what it presents unto thee, with hateful pleasure, that thou canst neither hear what thou shouldst hear, nor see what thou shouldst see." The Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus
The aims of the Real Hidden Masters
The words of Hermes we have quoted above from the Divine Pymander sum up the aims of the Teachers of this Secret Order: to free men and women from the bonds of ignorance and restore to them the knowledge of their rightful inheritance as sons and daughters of God. These verses also contain several important truths which these same Masters impart to their pupils. Truths which have never before been fully explained by any teacher in any other occult order or mystery school, no matter what claims they may make for themselves and their teachings. The reason for this is that such lesser teachers and schools, however much good they may do (and many have contributed greatly to the sum-total of human knowledge and wisdom), or how well-meaning their intentions, do not have access to the completely secret teachings taught by Hermes to his pupils, and now revived for the very first time since the Egyptian Mystery Schools were closed over 3,500 years ago. You can find a brief summary of these teachings on our 'what?' page and full details of how to apply for membership of this Secret Order on our 'how?' page.
The importance of Secrecy
Now, you may ask why are these teachings 'secret', why the Mystery Schools were closed, and why this Secret Order has revived the great truths that were once taught in them? These are good questions which deserve answers; answers which may surprise you and which you will not find in any books, unless they were written by genuine Initiates. Frankly, we know of very few such books, two notable exceptions being the writings of H. P. Blavatsky and J Michaud PhD. The former was a genuine Master in her own right whilst the latter was a member of this Secret Order for more than 20 years.
Let us deal first with the question of SECRECY we referred to earlier when we discussed the misconceptions surrounding the words 'Hidden Masters'. Why all this secrecy? If you utter a divine truth, the wise man will perceive at once its beauty and verity, and with him the secret is safe; he would probably have discovered it for and by himself in any case. The fool, the unlearned, the unevolved, the vulgar, on the other hand, will gape at you in astonishment, and will know just as much as they did before—which is nothing—and so the secret is safe with them too! On the other hand there are a number of secrets of an occult, but material, nature, which cannot be revealed. In some cases because words cannot make these secrets clear, in other cases because these—sometimes—simple principles might be understood by the unscrupulous, and would become veritable dangers to humanity in their hands. This would—in time—also destroy these dark souls, but possibly too late to avert great damage and suffering.
An example of this we are all familiar is the sale of arms to almost anyone who can afford to buy them. We hope you will agree with us that this is a very bad thing indeed. We hope you will also agree that had the knowledge of atomic fission been kept secret or at least strictly controlled, the suffering inflicted upon millions of innocent human beings through the misuse and abuse of nuclear power would have been avoided. The secrets of occult science are infinitely more dangerous in the wrong hands than anything material science has discovered, and one example of this is hypnotism. Fortunately for mankind, the hypnotists who treat various allergies and addictions know little or nothing about the secret laws that govern this science, so do some good and little harm. But there are other far more dangerous occult secrets which could do untold harm if they fell into the hands of the unscrupulous and selfish.
Another very important reason for secrecy is to eliminate the undesirable conditions arising from the 'open' discussion and 'group sessions' so enthusiastically advocated by the majority of so-called 'teachers' nowadays. If you have any experience of such teachers and occult groups you will know from bitter experience that such unfettered intercourse inevitably fosters the formation of 'cliques', favouritism, jealousy and discontent, leading to personality clashes of all kinds. It is for this good reason that the Members of this Secret Order do not reveal their identities as Members to the general public, to their friends, or even amongst themselves. They work entirely in secret. This cancels out any chance of the personal glorification of one—or more—students at the expense of the others. This is an old and true occult Law, too often ignored or unknown by those who profess to teach the occult sciences.
David Roberts — 'Sunrise over the ruins of the Temple of Karnak'
This also answers our second question as to why the Mystery Schools were closed. This was done to protect the secret teachings from being misused. As many of you may know, this period of Egyptian history coincided with the rule of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaton. It was a time much like today when established religions were failing and rampant materialism held full sway. Wars raged throughout the Middle East and Egypt itself suffered civil and religious upheavals, resulting in a complete breakdown of law and order, famine and widespread disease. Under these conditions it was impossible to continue to teach the Mysteries within the temples, many of which were destroyed, and so the Mystery Schools they sheltered for millennia had to be closed to preserve the secret teachings from desecration and misuse.
Thus we arrive at our modern age, when once again materialism dominates the minds of many; hunger and disease afflict millions; wars strew the smiling earth with death, and the hearts of God's lost children cry out for answers. It is these answers the Real Hidden Masters have returned to earth to impart to all those who are ready to listen to them. Those who are willing to devote their lives to the study of the Ancient Mystery Teachings will obtain the knowledge that leads to freedom from all earthly chains and to the glorious times when the scales shall fall from their eyes and they behold the Sanctity of God's shining Realms and dwell once more with their own people in Heavenly Bliss. If you believe that this is worth striving for, the other pages on our website will show you how to obtain it. They also explain who the Real Hidden Masters are, what they teach, where they dwell and how to apply for membership of the Secret Order.