22 Teachings and Arboretum Mysticum presents
Magical Pathworking on the Tree of Life
Required Prerequisites: LBRP and Pathworking Ritual Training
Suggested Prerequisite: Hermetic Qabalah Level I Reinitiation Series
33 Rituals total, intended to be performed over the course of a year +
Recommended to perform one every two weeks.
Individual workings vary from 90min-2hrs.
Pathworking on the Tree of Life, also called the Path of Return, or the Serpent’s Path, is a potent magical undertaking in the Western Mystery Tradition and an important part of the Great Work.
MacGregor Mathers taught that Pathworking was one of three key steps of clairvoyant development, the other two being Skrying in the Spirit Vision and Rising on the Planes, which are both taught in other sections of our curriculum.
Begins with the 2-part Ritual training, then you you will be prepared for the 33 individual rituals and guided astral projections. There are also three supplemental roundtables to complement the work, these are optional for students desiring deeper understanding.
Our head of faculty Naha serves as the facilitator of these journeys, and she has written the series through a combination of her research, experiences, and channeling.
While you may proceed at your own pace, it is recommended to allow at least one year to complete the series. One path every other week is a good pace for this practice.
Traveling through each sefirah and along the netivot, partaking in each landscape and temple, meeting the inhabitants, guides and deities, the magician experiences the tree as a metaphysical adventure: a rich and vast wonderland of lessons, challenges, insights and revelations, both profoundly personal and powerfully illuminating.
Presented in Qabalistic High Magic, each Pathworking is a ritual ceremony, an astral projection, and an initiation, exploring the Tree of Life as practiced by the famed occultists the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, yet unique to the 22 Teachings school in refined ritual and script.
In these sessions, participants not only explore the mysteries from the inside out, but deepen their understanding of the 22 archetypes, the Hebrew letters, magical symbolism, theurgy, tarot, astrology, and alchemy.
Recording the experience in your journal after each return is a crucial part of the process and will assist you in bringing the lessons and wisdom gained through your initiation into your material reality.