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- The Royal Path - 21 Courses
- Astrology, Alchemy, & Magic
- 21 Award Manuscripts
- Online Learning Delivery
- Hermetician Certification
- 50 Degrees of Initiation


The Doors Are Open

In The Online Mystery School Format

For the first time in history, the outer school of The Brotherhood of Light is opening its door to an online mystery school format. This school is called the Academy of Hermetic Arts (AHA). The course material is taken directly from the Twenty-One Brotherhood of Light Courses on the hermetic arts by C. C Zain.

You are invited to engage in this authentic process of unfoldment following the courses in their original sequence. This online curriculum is sponsored by The Church of Light. You can find more information about The Church of Light at www.light.org.

The initial course, Introduction to Brotherhood of Light Studies, is free and an excellent overview of how to get started and discover the origins of this material. This free course is available on the Study page of this site. It is also marked as a required course and must be completed before beginning your studies.

The 21 Scientific Degrees, as set forth by C.C. Zain, were created by Elbert Benjamine at the request of the elders of The Brotherhood of Light in March 1910. The Twenty-One Courses comprise the most comprehensive and scientific system of ancient occultism ever put into written form. The system has the potential to awaken you to the inner plane and its influences, your astrological signature, your potential and windows of opportunities, the snares and pitfalls that often trap humanity, and the practices and abilities which will enable you to transcend the veil of death, as the soul embarks on its infinite journey of evolutionary progression into the effervescent vistas of conscious immortality.

Over the course of study, you will be provided the appropriate foundation of knowledge to help you to become a professional scientific astrologer, a practitioner of extra-sensory perception, an alchemist, a magician, and a master of personal development.

Our job is to INFORM you, so that you may KNOW, DARE, WILL, and REMAIN SILENT as you transform your life and the lives of those around you.

Two Paths…

There are two paths of study. One requires membership in our Mother organization, The Church of Light. The other does not. The Church of Light is a membership organization dedicated to disseminating the tenets of the Religion of the Stars and the occult sciences. Find more information about The Church of Light at www.light.org.

A student Member is referred to as a Neophyte. A non-member student is referred to as an Aspirant. While both these terms have an inner meaning, they are primarily used as a means of clarification.

Course of Study Description

The first three courses offer a proper foundation for each branch of study: Astrology, Alchemy and Magic. For this reason, it is highly recommended that both Neophytes and Aspirants take the first three courses in order. This is not a requirement and, in general, the courses can be taken in any order.

An overview of all the courses is found in the Introductory course. Two of the courses are divided into two parts. Each course contains topic quizzes to help you better understand the material. Completion of a course is marked by the opportunity to take a final exam.

Before enrollment, you may freely browse the outline of each of the twenty-one courses, found on the Study page link on the main menu, or you may click here to open a new tab in your browser. Select a course and expand the course content outline.

There are three purchasing options: you may purchase the courses (1) one at a time, (2) all at once for a significant discount, or (3) a single branch of courses, at a somewhat lesser discount. Again, the branches are defined as Astrology, Alchemy, and/or Tarot, Masonry and Esoteric Arts.



Before making an application and joining, here is what you need to know…

There are Two Paths of Study

Aspirant Path


Membership in The Church of Light is not required for this path because you will not be receiving initiation material and private award manuscripts.

Simply purchase your course(s) on the “Study” page and start studying. Just click the Study link on the main menu or click here.


  • Access to the most comprehensive present-day application of Hermetic philosophy from an organization whose mission is to teach you how to live more happily, successfully and spiritually in your daily life.
  • Quizzes are offered at the end of each chapter.
  • Final Exams for each course mark your progress. Final exam records are kept for a limited time but, beyond storing the results, we do not track your progress.
  • Certificate of Achievement for each course you complete.
  • Quarterly publication (articles related to the material you will be studying) and notifications regarding other activities that might interest you. To receive this via email, you must first register at www.light.org. This process does not require you to become a member.

For a print copy of How to Get Started, click here.

How to get started:

  1. Click the Login button in the Main menu, then click Register an Account.
  2. Select a username, enter your email address and then click the Register button.
  3. Receive an email with a link to set your password. Click the first link in the email.
  4. Accept the auto-generated password or enter a new one, in the New Password form. Then click the Reset Password button.
  5. Login with your username and new password. Then go to the Study page and purchase your first course.

Neophyte Path
Initiation Portal
Standing at the Door of Nature’s Mysteries:
Remember, then, child of earth, that the mind is enlightened in seeking God with the eyes of the will. God has said, “Let there be Light,” and light inundated space.
Humans should say, “Let truth show itself and good come to me.” And if they possess a healthy will, they will see the truth shine, and guided by it will attain all to which they aspire.

Membership benefits:

  • Outline of Initiation – Part 1.
  • Certificate showing your new Grade and Degree of Membership for each course passed.
  • Award Manuscript for each course passed. Award manuscripts are earned, not sold, and provide additional material on the occult mysteries and guidance in developing you inner spiritual and psychic nature.
  • Eligibility to participate in Initiation Ceremonies at CofL Biannual Conferences.
  • Opportunities to advance in the organizational structure.
  • Opportunities to teach, minister and mentor.
  • Email subscription to the Quarterly, our member publication.
  • Free domestic shipping on all orders.
  • Once you have passed all twenty-one courses, you will receive:
    • A Hermetician Degree and certificate.
    • Outline of Initiation – Part 2
    • Invitation to join the Order of the Sphinx, which offers additional opportunities to participate in advanced studies, research, and personal development.
    • Opportunity to teach, minister and mentor other students.
    • Further opportunity to advance within the organization.

Because you are receiving initiation material and private award manuscripts, membership is required in The Church of Light—the keeper of The Brotherhood of Light Lessons. Membership is something to consider seriously because it requires pledging mental, spiritual, and financial support for the organization. You will be asked to make a New Member donation on the membership application.

How to get started:

  1. To become a member, click here to open a separate tab in your browser on the light.org website where you can complete and submit your application for membership (If you prefer, go directly to the light.org website, click on “Membership” and then select “Membership Application”). After completing your application, be sure to switch back to this tab and go to Step 2 to complete your enrollment.
  2. If you are already a Church of Light member (or have applied for membership), start the enrollment process by clicking the LOGIN button in the Main menu of this site, then click “Register an Account.”
  3. Select a username, enter your email address, and then click the “Register” button.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to set your password. Click the first link in the email.
  5. In the New Password form, accept the auto-generated password or enter a new one. Then click the Reset Password button.
  6. Login with your username and new password. Then go to the STUDY page and purchase your first course.

Note: Processing the application for membership can take several days. You will be notified by email of acceptance and afterwards receive a New Member Package. While you are waiting for acceptance into the organization, you may begin your studies by purchasing your course(s) of interest.

It is recommended that the Neophyte take the first three courses in order because they offer a good foundation for the rest of the material. After the first three, the courses can be taken in any order.

It is also recommended that you complete no more than one course per month. This allows the unconscious mind to process the new material including the award manuscript that you will receive after completing each course.

Enrollment for both Paths consists of making a successful purchase.

Please follow the steps below

  1. Select the “Study” option from the main menu.
    Begin Studying
  2. Next, make your Course selection by clicking on “Begin Studying…” under the course of interest.
    Begin Studying
  3. Next, click on the “Take this Course” button.
    Take this Course
  4. Finally, add your selection to the cart; make your purchase; begin studying!


If you are not interested in joining as a member, but would like to study with us, you may choose to purchase individual courses, or course books from our website.



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