Initiation Process – What is a Mystery School?

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For thousands of years, initiates have examined the meanings of sacred texts said to hold the secret path toward ascension. But how can we decipher these often enigmatic phrases and symbols?

Paracelsus, Jacob Boehme, Michael Maier are but a few of the many medieval alchemist whom have spent countless hours in laboratories eagerly working to uncover and perfect the hidden secrets of the Philosopher’s stone. Before he would initiate a neophyte into the mysteries of his teachings, the Greek philosopher Pythagoras would subject the candidate to various ordeals which were designed to strengthen the initiate’s character. In ancient times, initiates would wait over 20 years preparing to be accepted into the mystery schools but why would these adept initiates endure extreme tasks and prepare for such a lengthy period of time? What exactly was it about these ancient teachings that would bring forth such self-discipline and determiniation?



In order to understand the relevance and context of the ancient mystery schools and their teachings, we must revisit these mystical traditions and not exclusively through the lense of oral tradition and ritual lineage preserved by modern mystery schools of today, but also by going directly to the source and examining the ancient structures that housed such secrets.

“The term Mystery School comes directly from Ancient Egypt, and refers not a specific. time or place in Ancient Egypt, but timeless secret teachings, past down through word of mouth, (through Priests and Priestesses, Initiates and Royalty,) and encrypted into the temple themselves, concealed and inshrined behind a veil of heiroglphs and symbolism.” – John Anthony West

The temples are considered to be “living” by many and were not only the school but part of these ancient wisdom teachings themselves. Each temple’s harmonic construction transmits its own unique frequency while every aspect of the reliefs, from gesture to wardrobe, communicate complex meanings hidden in symbolism and allegory. The occult  knowlege of the Egyptians was considered secret. These secrets were imparted by “houses of life” sometimes called “mystery schools.”


What is not directly visible in the material world around us, the mind can intuitively see through symbol. For it was the initiates adept ability to master one’s internal in order to overcome the external as a perquisite to aid in the development of an awareness that goes far beyond just a simple object and concept that would be obvious only to the eye of the initiate, but rather offers the initiated a proper context and ability to fully absorb the plethora of qualities and tendencies that are only understood through a variety of the senses.

Pythagorean Mystery SchoolIn esoteric circles, it is known that Pythagoras and Plato spent many years in preparation in order to enter the temples before further perpetuating these teachings themselves. Students of the Pythagorean mystery school, known for its study of relationships, had to spend many years without speaking. Could this have been a teaching strategy to develop a sharper sense of listening along with a deeper more profound understanding? One can only imagine the level of introspection that would develop from such an arduous training.

A common thread among some of the greatest minds in history including Aristotle, Corpernicus, Kepler, Issac Newton, Napoleon, Da Vinci is that they all studied from these teachings. It is even thought that Jesus was a student of the Ancient Egypt Mystery Schools, as it wasn’t until he came back from Kmt (Egypt), that he could perform miracles.

One’s level of understanding of these teachings will largely depend on that adept initiates own experience and degree of initiation. While teachings are bestowed upon individuals through word of mout and ritual, we must also consider what is naturally being conveyed by the locations from which many of these organizations lay claim to their lineage.

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  • Pamela Manolly

    Reply Reply March 5, 2017

    Greetings Brethren,

    Im Pamela Manollys, I’m Lebanese (Greek originally) and by no coincidence got to know about anyextee, and here’s a few words about my inquiry:
    As a person heavily involved in studyin’ the Occult, ancient wisdom, alchemy, Hermeticism, the mysticism of kabbalah, Gnosis, Yoga ( and mudras, meditation, pranayama, mantras and tantra)..and immense passion and exploration in psychedelics …
    I wonder whether I could join an understanding mystic community such as yourselves in which I could have the opportunity to evolve spiritually.

    Looking forward to get in touch
    thank you

    • Edward Baiduc

      Reply Reply March 25, 2017

      You seem to spread your inquiry into the fields of human knowledge,may determination be on your side, and persevere through the learning curve.
      But I say, your opportunity to evolve spiritually is open to you everywhere.
      it is your seeking that through time may be refined, that will take you to your goal, a group of like aspirants, is but a pleasant reward for your aspirations , a healthy soil for mutual assistance and work, but the final insight or insights in general is from within, arising as a direct counscious experience of the causes behind effects.
      But never the less I wish you success to join this people, and unite your efforts, possibly we might meet in our endeavor.
      A fellow participant in the human experience.

    • Anyextee

      Reply Reply August 31, 2017

      Hey Pamela,

      Thank you for sharing and while many members do find value in our on-going thematic series and conscious community, I couldn’t promise that any of this would help you evolve spiritually. You may learn some new things and/or meet some interesting people who share similar interests and all of this may help to inspire you or prove to be a valuable resource on your path but ultimately that evolution will come from within yourself.

      Thanks again for your interest in Ancient Egypt Mystery Schools

  • Jackson Mr Adonis

    Reply Reply March 20, 2017

    I would like to be initiated and becoming an actif member and be able to received monograph each month to study .

  • Edward Baiduc

    Reply Reply March 25, 2017

    Great work,
    I hope john anthony west will stay among us for a little while longer. And if he chooses to pass on, that among you, who were fortunate to learn from him, and grow with this learning, will carry on the torch. Keeping an eye always on your work. And wishing you peace. And hoping to meet you and your people, to celebrate our source and destination.
    In love, a fellow student.

    • Anyextee

      Reply Reply August 31, 2017

      Thank you for the kind words, Edward.

      May the stars align and we meet one day!

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    Reply Reply June 3, 2017

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