Material for “Join” on the AHA site

Course of Study Description

For the first time in history, the outer school of The Brotherhood of Light is reopening its door as the Academy of Hermetic Arts (AHA) in an online mystery school format. The course material is taken directly from the 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, CS00 Introduction to Brotherhood of Light Studies, is free and is an excellent way to get acquainted with the great material offered in the online curriculum. This free course is available on the “Study” page of this site. Click here to view in a separate tab.

There are twenty-one courses in the curriculum. (Two of the courses are divided into two parts.) Each course contains both topic quizzes, to help you better understand the material, and a final exam. You may freely browse the content outline of each of the twenty-one courses. Just select the “Study” page link from the main menu, select a course and expand the course content outline.

There are two paths from which pursue your studies. The Church of Light is a membership organization dedicated to disseminating the tenets of the Religion of the Stars and the occult sciences. Membership in the organization is not required to enroll in our online course of study, but there are additional benefits to be derived from membership. The benefits of each path are described below. Membership requires pledging to support the organization mentally, spiritually, and financially.

The student member is referred to as a Neophyte. The 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. It is highly recommended that the Neophyte take the first three courses in order because they offer a good foundation for the rest of the material. In general, however, the courses can be taken in any order.

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


Aspirant Path

Studying

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. Click here to open a new tab and be taken directly to the Study page.

Benefits:

  • 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.

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.

Because you will be receiving Initiation material and private Award Manuscripts, membership in The Church of Light (the keepers of The Brotherhood of Light Lessons) is required. 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.

If your choice is to become a member, click here to open a separate tab on the light.org site where you can complete and submit your application. Or, if you prefer, go directly to the light.org website and click on “Membership” and then select “Membership Application.” Be sure to switch back to this tab to complete your purchase and begin your studies.

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.

If you are already a member of The Church of Light, click the “Study” page link on the main menu. Select your first course(s) and get started sounding the mysteries of the hermetic arts. (How/when is the MR entered into the AHA profile?)

Note: 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 courses, the courses can be taken in any order.

Membership benefits:

  • The Outline of Initiation – Part 1.
  • A certificate showing your new Grade and Degree of Membership for each course passed.
  • An 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 and to become a minister and mentor.
  • Email subscription to the Quarterly, our member publication.
  • Once you have passed all twenty-one courses, you will receive:

+ A Hermetician Degree and certificate.

+ The Outline of Initiation – Part 2.

+ An 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 and mentor other students.

+ Further opportunity to advance within the organization.





How to Get Started

Step 1.  Decide whether you are going to enroll as a member of the Church of Light or study as a non-member. If you are already a member of our organization, simply enter your member ID in the appropriate field on the enrollment form.If, however, you want to study as a member and are not yet a member, then go to the light.org website (click here) and:

  1. Click the Login/Register button at the top left of the screen and register on the light.org website.
  2. Then select Application for Membership from the light.org Membership menu and fill out the membership application.

When you return here to the AHA site, proceed to Step 2. Note that, since the approval process and the issuance of your Member ID can take several days, you may use a special Member ID of 999999 during your initial enrollment (Step 3).

Step 2.  Decide which purchasing option you wish to pursue.

Step 3.  Click the Join button next to the purchasing plan you have selected.

Step 4.  Click the Study link on the main menu, click on your first course and get started sounding the mysteries of the hermetic arts.

Initiation


Both Aspirant and Neophyte Paths offer three purchasing or enrollment options:
  1. Single Course,
  2. Bundle and purchase the Complete Set for a significant discount, or
  3. Bundle and purchase a Single Branch at a somewhat lesser discount than the complete set. Branches include: Astrology, Alchemy, and/or Tarot, Masonry and Esoteric Arts.

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!

Neophyte Path

ILLUSTRATION NAME

The Neophyte Path is the same process as the Aspirant Path with one exception. Because you will be receiving private award manuscripts membership in The Church of Light is required. Membership requires pledging mental, spiritual, and financial support for the organization.

The neophyte is required to take the first three courses in order because they offer a good foundation for the rest of the material. After the first three courses, the courses can be taken in any order.

Membership affords the following benefits:

      • The Outline of Initiation – Part 1.
      • A certificate showing your new degree of Membership for each course passed.
      • An Award Manuscript for each course you pass. Award manuscripts are earned, they are 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.
      • Email subscription to the Quarterly, our member publication.
      • Once you have passed all twenty-one courses, you will receive:

— A Hermetician Degree and certificate.

The Outline of Initiation – Part 2.

— An invitation to join the Order of the Sphinx, which offers additional opportunities to participate in advanced studies, research, and personal development.

— Further opportunity to advance within the organization.

How to Become a Member and Enroll in Courses

 

Step 1:  Review the course material presented on the Study page.
Step 2: Identify which purchasing option you wish to pursue: Complete Set of Courses, Branch(es) or single Course.
Step 3: Click the Join button next to the purchasing plan you have selected.
Step 4: Click the Study link on the main menu, click on your first book and get started sounding the mysteries of the hermetic arts.

How to Get Started on the Neophyte Path

Step 1: Being a Neophyte requires membership in The Church of Light.

If you are already a member, enter your member ID in the appropriate field on the enrollment form.????????????????????????

If, you are not yet a member, please go to the light.org website by clicking here (a new browser window will open) and:

1.  Under “Membership” scroll down to “Application for Membership.”

Membership Application

2.  Fill out and submit the membership application (It may take several days for your application to be completed).

3. When you return here to the AHA site, proceed to Step 2.
Note:  while your membership application to The Church of Light may take several days to complete, you may begin your enrollment in coursework with Step 2. You will be notified when your application completed in Step 2 has been accepted via email.

Step 2: Decide which purchasing option you wish to pursue.
Step 3: Click the Join button next to the purchasing plan you have selected.
Step 4: Click the Study link on the main menu, click on your first book and get started sounding the mysteries of the hermetic arts.