THE PHOENIX FIRE MYSTERY SCHOOL
About the School
The Phoenix Fire Lodge began in 2006, but in truth, its inception had been germinating for some 20 years, born out of the profound knowledge that Tricia shared as she taught around the world. Many times her students would ask when she was setting up her Mystery School, a center where the vast range of her knowledge could be imparted to genuinely interested students in a balanced, magical and systematic way.
Initially Inspired by the two beneficent divinities, Horus and Isis, it was the great Master Thoth who ultimately assisted in the architecting of this Mystery School. After coming off the road from her international tours in 2005, Thoth began appearing to Tricia on a regular basis in a series of ongoing encounters. Using the medium of lucid dreams and Inner Plane contact, Thoth strongly suggested that this was the time to lay the groundwork for a deeper level of initiatic experience with her students.
Eventually his wisdom prevailed, and the Phoenix Fire Lodge: The Order of the Eagle and the Dove, is the direct result of his teaching and inspiration.
As some of you may know, Thoth has long been the wellspring of wisdom from which the original Mystery Schools sprang. The father of Isis, the grandfather of Horus, and the right hand of Ra, Thoth was known as the Architect of the Gods, the Scribe and Messenger of the Ancients, and the Master of Time. It was Thoth who plotted the Precession of the Equinoxes, charted the lunar cycles and eclipses, designed the Zodiac with his father Enki/Ptah, and ultimately helped mankind comprehend the great and small cycles of solar, lunar and Galactic time that influences and shapes our world.
The second patron of the school is Isis, the Divine Mother of Compassion, whose own human-like journey earned her the reputation of the Mother of the All. Isis was called "She of 10,000 Names and 10,000 Faces," and it was to her redeeming quality of love that millions of people turned in their search for eternal life.
Isis was the sister, daughter, mother and queen, who saved Egypt from the machinations of the Dark force, epitomized in the character of Set (or Satu), from whom we get the common name of Satan. Through lies, murder, betryal and deceit, Set came to represent all that was egotistical or negative in human behavior, and Isis, as the Goddess of Wisdom, Virtue, Resurrection and Love, was the remedy for these ills. And in truth, through the raising of her son Horus, who became the symbol for man's freedom through spiritual liberation, Isis not only influenced Egypt, but most of the known world. Her sanctuaries have been found as far north as England and as far East as India. She was Demeter to the Greeks and Romans, the Goddess of the Grains, and in the Americas she was known as Corn Woman.
And then, there is Horus, the incarnation of an even greater principle, known through ancient Egypt as Heru, the male aspect of God. It is from Heru that we get the name of the holy city, Herusalem, the new city of truth. Known as Horus or Apollo, throughout the ancient world, he was the god of Light and Healing, whose semi-divine sons, Orpheus and Aesculapius, brought the arts of medicine and music to the world.
The Three Fold Structure of the School
The School, like those of the ancient sages, is structured on three levels, much as our grammar school, middle school and high school programs are structure. At the college level this same structure repeats in our Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D's degrees. This program has been designed as a three year program here in Atlanta for the past several years. But because there are many people who have asked for it, who are unable to travel here, we are currently developing a Series of On-Line Courses that will ultimately span all three steps of initiation. Currently we have AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSTERIES complete, which can be sent out via snail mail, or as a pdf file.
LEVEL ONE should be completed in written form by June of 2010.
LEVEL TWO by the Winter of 2010, and LEVEL THREE by the Winter of 2011. To find out more about the ON LINE PROGRAM, click here.
In a ongoing personal class, we try to limit our groups to 12 or so students. This allows for a more intimate experience because along with the academic and experiential portions of the teachings, there are also many processes. With more intimate groups, this allows everyone the time to truly be recieved.
Each year includes a 200 to 300 page workbook of hermetic does and keys, course material, and spiritual exercises. Yet this is only a small portion of the equation. We hope to have Level One completed as an On-Line Class by June 1st of 2010.
Theurgy Versus Theology
Throughout the entire training program, our students are encouraged to practice Theurgy, the direct experience of the Divine, as opposed to Theology, which is the philosophical and mental conversation about the Divine Intelligence of the Universe. This distinction cannot be overstated. The first is like going to a ballgame and pitching on the pitcher's mount. The second is like watching a ballgame from the comfort of your couch at home. Both are valuable, but clearly being at the center of the Game of Life is a far more powerful experience.
In the Phoenix Fire Lodge, we look at these various divinities as archetypal expressions of the ONE CREATOR (God/Goddess or the Intelligence behind All that Is), as beings that exist both inside and outside of our own psyches. Did they have human lives? Yes, it appears that some of them did? Do they exists on the various planes of reality? Yes, the evidence of their continued reappearance in the worlds of dreams, inspiration, and deep meditation practices, would certainly suggest that at some interdimensional level they still continue to interact with, and inspire human kind.
Can we make contact with them for ourselves? Absolutely. Based not only on four decades of my own ongoing contacts with them, there are thousands of people around the world today, who continue to reiterate the claims of contact with these spiritual beings from a higher dimension.
Manly P. Hall, a 33rd degree Mason, and author of "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" writes:
“The Mysteries taught that
during the higher degrees of Initiation,
the gods themselves took part in the instruction of candidates
Many Initiates in the ancient Mysteries
stated emphatically that they had conversed
The Power of the Mystery Dramas
In the tradition of some of the greatest stories ever told, we believe in the power of Mystery dramas, along with prayer, ritual and ceremony, as one of many ways to draw down Father Sky to connect with Mother Earth. We believe in the Goddesses of the Heavens, the beauty of the Divine Feminine expressed in natures many mysteries, and we are committed to Truth in every form.
Science, astronomy, astrology, and physics is part of our core cirrculum, as we are discussing the very blueprint of the Universe. We work with angels, masters, and higher spiritual Intelligences and honor the consciousness of the Christ vibration in every form, male and female. Our Order has strong alliances with the Whiite Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods, as well as the Vairgi Masters of the Far East, and we honor all paths that are committed to a loving spirit and an open heart.
Who Is Right for This School?
Anyone who has asked questions about the nature of reality, the reasons why they exist, the nature of the Soul, and our place in the pattern of life...
Anyone who has ever wanted to make a more direct connection with the Divine; who has wondered if there is something more, or even questioned the programming of traditional religions...
Anyone who looks into the night sky with wonder and feels their heart leap, knowing that they are not alone in the Great Immensity...
Anyone who is a scholar or a scientist, and searches for truth beyond the obvious places...
Anyone who has chased the Mysteries all her life, and been drawn to Egypt, the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge, Peru, Shamballa, India or the Himalayas; anyone who does Earth Healing work, or works for the betterment of our planet...
Anyone who is willing to open their inner senses and their hearts to perceive another world; whose heart is genuine, and whose prayers are deep...
Anyone who has a wound they cannot mend, a loss they cannot grieve; Anyone who feels called to want to heal people, places, animals, the Earth, the waters, the sky... and most especially ourselves.
Anyone who adores animals and feels that there is a vast Intelligence behind the workings of Nature, and is willing to see the microcosm inside the marcocosom.
These are the Souls we welcome. We look forward to hearing from you. And please feel free to join our email list if you would like to hear about events in your area.
Tricia White Dove
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