Order of the Hermetic Rose
The Order of the Hermetic Rose is an association of individuals pursuing practices and studies in the Western Mysteries. Founder Kate Warwick-Smith is an initiate of several Western Mystery traditions.
This school is based on the Alexandrian model where in that ancient city European pagans, Egyptian magicians, Jewish mystics and Greek philosophers operated side by side, each one’s activities and thinking enhancing the other even though their individual traditions varied considerably. In ancient Alexandria what allowed for this coexistence was an underlying fellowship based on a common pursuit of the Mysteries.
The overall aim of the Order is to facilitate a process whereby students, workshop participants and group members pierce the veil of everyday consciousness and let an unfolding of mystical awareness—an experience of the numinous Truth, Love and Power—flow into their lives.