Mystery Schools of Ageless Wisdom

This is Truth about the Self.
All the Power that ever was or will be is here now.

–The Pattern on the Trestleboard

In one form or another, for thousands of years, there have been Mystery Schools dedicated to helping seekers find, learn, apply and integrate the Truth about themselves and the Cosmos. In every continent, down through the ages, these schools have helped sincere students understand that Self and Cosmos are not separate, but mirrors of one another. That we are the Infinite in human form.

For centuries this Truth was shared in secret, passed down from teacher to student, from mouth to ear. But last century the time came to lift the veil – to speak candidly and openly about what had remained carefully hidden. Knowledge of the Self is powerful. But as students of the Mysteries, we were deemed ‘ready’. And so, once we find ourselves “here now,” we are ready to learn to express this Power wisely.

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Builders of the Adytum

Builders of the Adytum is such a Mystery School. It was founded in America in 1921 by Dr Paul Foster Case. In 1963, Builders of the Adytum New Zealand was formed. Guided by William and Joyce Chesterman, students of the Reverend Ann Davies (successor to Paul Foster Case) a temple was established in Naenae, Lower Hutt.

Steadily the work in the Southern Hemisphere grew and expanded to other cities in New Zealand and Australia.

Our Objectives

At the founding of this Mystery School, the following three objectives were established, and still hold true today. While the language we would use now has changed, our ongoing intention to share the Truth we have been entrusted with, and why we seek to do so, is very clear:

  1. To disseminate knowledge concerning the laws and forces expressed through the human personality, correlating what is best in the wisdom of the past, with the most recent developments of modern science.
  2. To give specific instructions in methods of personal development based on this knowledge, to the end that the aspirant may become a more efficient and more serviceable unit of the social order.
  3. To afford all serious aspirants opportunities to cooperate, in the spirit of true brotherhood, in making the personal and social adjustments demanded by the New Age.

Put simply, this means that Builders of the Adytum wishes to share what is known as Ageless Wisdom communicated in contemporary form. It is timeless Truth that aligns with what modern science is gradually discovering. We share this knowledge by offering a curriculum and a community of brothers and sisters – like-minded people, all dedicated to better understanding and refining themselves and the world we live in.

There has never been a time on this planet where this has been urgent and necessary.