The Apprentice

Module 8: Inner Temples

Inner temples are a major aspect of the work of an adept, and the learning process of inner temples, what they do, how they work, and why a magician works with them, is a process that starts at the apprentice phase of training.

How the magician approaches these inner temples will decide whether or not the inner contacts, inner priesthoods, guardians, and the structure itself responds to the magician’s attempt to work with them. In this module the apprentice learns how to approach and connect with the priesthoods and the temples themselves.

This module takes the apprentice through the root elemental temples that are the source of all temple power, and then through the directional temples from which so many sacred places flow.

Course Study Information

Read before you start the course

 1) Pace yourself. Some modules can be done together, some cannot. You will quickly realise which ones are weekly exercises that are ongoing, and which ones you need to focus on exclusively. Work out a rota of study/experimentation that works for you. There is no clock ticking, and it is not a race.

2) Keep paper and online notes. This is very important. Get an exercise book for each module. Clearly mark which lesson the notes refer to and when you finish that module, put the notebook away. It is important that you work on paper as well as computer. Do your essays and written tasks on computer and store them on a USB stick so they are safe.

If you wish to be mentored through the Initiate and Adept training, these online and paper written notes will be a part of your application. Without them, you cannot be mentored

3) Learn to be flexible and adaptable. If you come across something in the course you are not sure how to do or do not fully understand, take a step back and think about it. It is important to learn how to adapt, experiment and move forward without having every step re explained many times over – if you get stuck, work it out for yourself!

4) Do not skim through the lessons. You simply will not learn and you will not properly develop. Slow down, take your time.

The Apprentice - Module 8

Remember, twenty minutes a day of practice is far better than one or more hours once or twice a week. Little and often is the key.
— Josephine McCarthy