The Iseum correspondence course in Egyptian Magic consists of nine modules, which are sent to you as and when you require them as pdf files, so that you can work at your own pace. You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read the files, and if you do not already have it, you can download the free version, by clicking on the button below.
Each module contains both written and practical work, the results of which you send back to your Iseum tutor. The tutor will then give you feedback, and you can also meet online in the Iseum chat room for private seminars, should you wish to discuss the work and its results further. At the end of the course, when your tutor is satisfied you have completed the work, you will be issued with a certificate.
The course costs £200 ($370). You can either pay the full amount before receiving the first module, or else you can pay in four monthly instalments. The Iseum accepts cheques and payments online through PayPal. You'll find a button at the end of this page for PayPal payments, which takes you directly to the secure PayPal site, but if you use this facility please also mail us with your details to sign up for the course.
Below is a brief overview of the main components of each module.
The first module covers the history of magic and deities in Ancient Egypt, and introduces the Iseum's magical system based on these beliefs. The first practical work involves the basics of breathing and visualisation exercises, culminating with some colourful guided pathworkings back to Ancient Egypt.
In the second module, you'll learn how to prepare your sacred space in several ways. It covers the creation of the cone of power, and also how to cast a magical circle for work with the Egyptian gods and goddesses. You'll learn about the tools of Egyptian magic, its sacred symbols and the use of natron in ritual. The module also includes more guided pathworkings to particular sacred sites, such as Karnak and Philae.
Module 3 concentrates mainly on the cat-headed goddess, Bast. But first you'll learn about Heka, which was the Egyptian name for magical energy. Heka was also a god as well as magic itself. You'll practice raising energy in your sacred space, which you can use to achieve specific effects. The module also includes various rites to Bast, including a full festival in the goddess's honour.
In this module, you'll work mainly with the lioness-headed goddess, Sekhmet. Although she has quite warlike aspects, she was also seen as a goddess of healing in Ancient Egypt. Therefore, this module includes using magic for healing, and various techniques for that. It also includes rites to Sekhmet, and a full festival in her honour.
Isis is the goddess most associated with magic. In this module, you'll perform rituals to her in order to gain magical knowledge and strength. This module also incorporates the use of colour in magic, and explores the concept of spells. The Egyptians used hieroglyphs in their spells, so you'll learn various methods for spell-casting using symbols.
The module covers the various creation myths of Ancient Egypt, and in particular focuses on the twin deities, Shu and Tefnut. You'll perform rites to these deities and quest psychically for information about the ancient past. This module also covers the magical and mythical beasts of Egyptian belief, such as the various types of sphinxes.
As well as the grand gods and goddesses of the mighty temples, the Egyptian people also honoured lesser known deities such as Bes, Beset and Tawaret. In fact, the common people were probably far more familiar with these homely deities than with any others. The Egyptians were very fond of creating and using amulets and good luck charms. This module covers rituals to the gods of the people, and the creation of magical amulets.
The goddess Nuit, whose body is the night sky, is perhaps the most mystical of the Egyptian goddesses. This module covers the self-evolution aspect of magical work. It also explores the Egyptian concept of the Duat, or underworld. The visualisations include a visit to the dream chambers of the Osirion at Abydos.
The final module investigates Maat, the goddess of universal truth. She exemplifies the search for self-knowledge, broadening your horizons of 'being'. The course concludes with a self-initiation rite.
You can use the button below to make payments to the Iseum, but please send us an email to sign up for the course beforehand, so that we have your details and can answer any questions you might have. We can make arrangements for instalment payments, if required.
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