Servants of the Light
Servants of the Light is a modern-day Western Mystery School which teaches the esoteric sciences through correspondence. [ [http://www.servantsofthelight.org/ Servant of Light main web site] retrieved July 19 2006] These sciences, which in their true form constitute the Yoga of the West, have previously been 'occult' (which means "hidden"), but nowadays they can be taught in a more open fashion.
SOL was founded in 1965 by
W. E. Butler[Hunt, Stephen J. Alternative Religions: A Sociological Introduction. (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.:Oct 1, 2003; ISBN 0-7546-3410-8), p. 162.] [Greer, John. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (Llewellyn Worldwide: Nov 1, 2003; ISBN 1-56718-336-0) p. 430.] . He received his training in Dion Fortune's Fraternity of the Inner Light[Greer, John. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (Llewellyn Worldwide: Nov 1, 2003; ISBN 1-56718-336-0) p. 78.] , which in turn stemmed from The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He was also trained by the psychic Robert King. Mr Butler served as Director of Studies until his death in 1978 when he was succeeded by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, third-generation psychic, mediator, author, lecturer and workshop facilitator.
The stated purpose of the SOL is to assist in spreading esoteric knowledge in an ethical manner to all who want to receive it, regardless of religious denomination, gender, nationality, race, age, social position or income. All who desire to do so should be able to study the Mysteries, the true inner spiritual heritage of the West.
The primary vehicle for teaching that the SOL uses is Hermetic Kabbalah.
* [http://www.servantsofthelight.org/ Official Web Site]
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