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Steven in Virginia: On the Edge of the Etheric

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - October 13 @ 3:30 pm


The etheric body has been variously discussed as the power body, the resurrection body, the body of light, the secret Adam, the eidolon and the augoeides or luminous body. It can be understood as linking the physical body with states of consciousness and influxes of spiritual energy, and it can be seen as the enlivening bond between the physical, the soul and the spirit.

In W.E. Butler’s Practical Course on the Mystical Qabalah, which was the SOL main correspondence course for decades, the etheric body was presented as “The Castle Golem” or “The Etheric Golem“.

In this workshop, we’ll consider the etheric body and its power in connection to the spirit, soul and physical body by reviewing W. E. Butler’s teachings about “The Castle Golem” that students were taught to project and re-absorb using Qabalistic methods and the symbolism of an interior castle seeded in the Round Table, the veiled Grail, and symbols of the sun.

We’ll also compare W.E. Butler’s presentation of the etheric body with the Renaissance Mage, Marsilio Ficino’s teachings about the eidolon from his Platonic Theology, and how Ficino taught that the eidolon could receive impressions from the soul and the “higher self,” which he called the angel.

The etheric body is part of what might be called the etheric world and we will practically consider how we can become aware of our etheric body and the ‘aura’ using guided meditations and practical exercises.

Cost of $225 includes light refreshments and catered meals (Saturday lunch+supper, Sunday lunch). Discount hotel rates are available for workshop registrants who book their hotel room by September 13.

A deposit of $100 will hold your place. Details on workshop and hotel discount are available upon enquiry or registration: contact sol.ha.oreget@gmail.com for more information or to book your place!

11 October (7-9:30pm)
12 October (10am-9pm)
13 October (10am-3:30pm)


October 11 @ 7:00 pm
October 13 @ 3:30 pm
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Dumfries, Virginia
Dumfries, VA 22026 United States


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