UK College of Holistic Training, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX
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Total recommended period of study: 3 months. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
Cost: £195.00 (195 Pounds Sterling)
A FREE textbook will be included for students from the UK. A course manual is also provided in PDF format.
A distance learning course for anyone seeking to understand the inner meaning of Christian concepts and symbols and the links between Christian traditions and Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and the Western Esoteric Tradition.
Method of study:
Textbook study -
This course is offered for those of any faith or philosophical background seeking to study a deeper understanding of Christianity according to its esoteric tradition as interpreted by the text author, and to appreciate the connections between esoteric Christianity and other traditions and the cross-
The course will be useful for anyone interested in comparative religion and the history of religious ideas, as well as for students of Western esotericism and the Hermetic tradition and to clergy or lay religious leaders. It is primarily an academic religious studies course and does not lead to membership of or ordination by any religious body. No particular belief is required. It does not seek to “evangelise” in any way and is offered as an aid to interfaith and open intellectual exploration.
The course focuses on the following themes:
• The Hidden Teaching
• The Fall
• Salvation and Gnosis
• The Meaning of the Second Birth
• The Ground of Being
• Symbology in the Gospels
• Feminine Archetypes in Christianity
• Spiritual Practice
• Love, Forgiveness and the Question of Evil
• The Sacraments
• The Secret Church and the Mystical Body of Christ
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in Esoteric Christian Studies awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. Course graduates may use the postnominal designation Dip. E.C.S.
Smoley, Richard. Inner Christianity. Shambhala, 2002.
A free book will be sent to UK students.
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