The Modern Mystery School

The Modern Mystery School - Western Magick Tradition

The Modern Mystery School (MMS), is an international network of Regional Centers and Individual Practitioners who protect and share the ancient tools of empowerment and enlightenment found in the Lineage of King Salomon the Wise. The premise of all our wisdom is the truth that humans are spiritual beings having a physical experience. To be happy and fulfilled in life, we need to be in touch with our eternal spiritual nature and express our higher purpose by serving others with our unique gifts (aka Lightwork). Our tradition is a system of real magick, the art/science of change. And we offer advanced spiritual studies in Sacred Geometry, Astral Travel, Universal Kabbalah, Healing and Ritual Mastery.

More info: The Modern Mystery School (International)

The Lineage of King Salomon

King Salomon is a central figure from the Book of Kings in the Bible. He was a different kind of ruler, deviating from his father’s empirical drive to conquer and control neighboring territories. Instead, he married another sovereign, the Queen of Sheba, and establishing the first global collaboration between masters from all tribes, establishing a universal system of tools that could work for all of humanity, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, and belief system.

This collected and tested system of healing and empowerment was then taken back by the tribal leaders, establishing the seven Mystery Schools, planting the seeds of the amazing potential we can see sprouting around us in the world today. Initiates of this system including Cleopatra, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Carl Jung Queen Elizabeth II, and David Bowie have been working in large and small ways, in the public eye and behind the scenes, to ensure that humanity can prosper and achieve world peace.

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The Great Work

The MMS is dedicated to revealing the true essence in each individual through the art and science of transformation (aka magick). We continue to protect the old ways of transmitting knowledge, tools and energy while simultaneously innovating what we do to help bring about a New Paradigm of peace and prosperity on Earth. And the best path to accomplish this vision is be activating and initiating those who have sought us out and are ready step up and become a true Lightworker and Humanitarian supported by a true Lineage of Light.

What makes us think this is even possible? Our 8,000+ years of tradition is built on a simple and powerful truth – we are all eternal Spiritual Beings having a Physical Experience. Knowing the implications of this concept unlocks the infinite capacity for humanity to manifest our reality. And if we decide as a human family to live peacefully and abundantly together on this amazing planet, then we can do it!

We also are not blind to the challenges that exist in the world today: the tendency for our cultures to sew separation, greed, lack, huger, disease and suffering. So to get to our higher vision, we need to rtain ourselves to be able to recognize and transform the world as it exists today. We start by working on our own ego, learning to minimize its ability to prevent us from realizing our greatness. This process begins with the Empower Thyself initiation. Next we learn to serve others, helping them to uncover their own unique gifts and puyrpose. This begins when we learn to provide the Life Activation at the Healers Academy Program and Initiation. Then we learn to master ourselves by becoming a representative of the Masters and Beings of Light on Earth, learning to share the light of initiation with others who seek and find us.

The Modern Mystery School & Initiation

The Modern Mystery School is an initiatory tradition. Initiation is a ceremonial process for bestowing the energy and authority required to activate the tools and teachings we share in-person through our roral tradition. We often get asked why we don’t offer more classes online. We have not been able to do this because our oral tradition requires that we be in the same physical space for the transmission of the lineage from teacher to student (or from the reminder to the remembering). We share knowledge and tools that can be easily shared with words and pictures, but the energy transmission and initiation require physical contact. Our initiates often write articles and share videos on related topics, but the core teachings and Initiates are always shared in person.

We call our process a progressive path, meaning that it happens in steps in sequence to ensure the best possible results. Each step is taken by choice or by invitation. There is never a requirement to continue. Each participant comes and receives as much as they are ready for and uses that to reveal more of their higher purpose and engage in their own personal life work (aka Lightwork or Service).

The Path of the Initiate:

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The first step in our tradition is the Life Activation, a 1.5-hour private session performed by a Professional Life Activation Practitioner certified by The Modern Mystery School. This empowering session includes an energy systems balancing, the activation of your physical and spiritual DNA, and a personal reading. This session comes from the system established by King Salomon and his global meeting of masters and healers. It begins the process of revealing the recipients higher purpose and connects us to a higher source of light and energy to accomplish this purpose during our lifetime.

Participation in our tradition means receiving initiation. This 2-day class is filled with concepts, tools and rituals designed to know ourselves better, see how we get in our own way, and provides the ability to diminish the negative aspects of the ego. We are often our own greatest enemy, especially when it comes to our life work. Our first initiation is focused on giving us what we need to re-establish ourselves as the main influencer in our lives and offers a greater connection to unseen forces and beings of Light to guide and support our journey into greatness. These ancient tools from Western Magick Tradition have been tested for thousands of years and have been proven again and again to help people expand their capacity to recognize, hold and share their unique Light with others.

Once we have received the personal empowerments of the first initiation, we are invited to come to one of the regional headquarters of The Modern Mystery School to learn how to serve others through offering the Life Activation. This 5-day program is currently offered twice a year in Toronto, Canada (Spring and Autumn). You can also find it in regional headquarters in London, Brazil and Japan. Here, an initiate receives intensive training to help others by preparing them to receive the gift of a greater connection to Spirit and to purpose. In addition to learning the Life Activation Session, Healers Academy teaches participants to offer an Aura Healing Session and a class called The Max Meditation System™. Our tradition tells us that the best way to know ourselves is through serving others.

The second aspect of this initiation degree is a program called Know Thyself, where the student spends several days gong inside, accessing a direct connection to Masters of Light, to clarify purpose and create a mission statement that encapsulates our life work.

Once you have received completed Healers Academy, you become eligible to train as a professional healer in a wide range of healing modalities. You also are eligible to learn how to pass on the teachings of our ancient oral tradition.

Featured Training Programs & Disciplines

  • Healers Academy 2
  • Teachers Academy
  • King Salomon Healing Modality (physical, psychological, etc.)
  • Etheric Reconstruction
  • Spiritual Drug Detox
  • Advanced Sacred Geometry Healings
  • and much more!

Ritual Mastery is the path of the Spiritual Warrior. After Healers Academy, an initiate can apply to start the Ritual Master Path. Ritual Master Novice (aka RM1) is the first of three initiations in this warrior tradition. Ritual Mastery comes from doing personal ritual daily and serving in larger group temples. Where Healers Academy teaches us the crucial tools needed for our service and supports the healing of others one-by-one, Ritual Mastery provides the opportunity to target and change the negative energies and suffering on a global scale, often before these manifest in physical reality. King Salomon trained his healers to be warriors and his warriors to be healers, seeing these as two sides of the same essential Lightwork for humanity.

Building on Ritual Master Novice, Apprentices of Ritual Mastery (RM2) gain more knowledge and experience with ritual tools, and begin to offer negative energy clearing services to others. The commitment to service is greater at this level, and temple work remains an essential part of this path. Those seeking to go further on the path of Ritual Mastery are able to begin the preparation work required for an invitation to become a true Ritual Master, a Magus Hermeticus.
The degree of Magus Hermeticus, or Ritual Master in the Tradition of Hermes, is bestowed by invitation only. Those who have demonstrated a greater commitment and have applied themselves to their ritual work and temple duties are considered. This initiation is a letting go of the old life of personal gratification in exchange for a life of service to humanity. The Magus Hermeticus initiation is a process of fundamentally changing our energetic structure to give us greater access to celestial energies and angelic beings so that we can be an instrument of creating major shifts for those we serve and for humanity as a whole. Initiates of this level have the highest commitment to the Lineage and to the services we provide – both visible and invisible to the world. This is not a lifestyle, but a mission to bring about the coming age of world peace and prosperity.
This initiation is the third and final initiation in the Healers path in our tradition. One becomes a Guide through a process of application and invitation. A Guide is given the tools, energy and authority to initiate others into our tradition. Guides choose to live every aspect of their lives in service to others, 100%.
This 3-year program is preparation for becoming an Ipsissimus by shifting into a state of Quantum Consciousness. Students in the School of the Mage are trained directly by the Founder of our Lineage, Gudni Gudnason.
There are opportunities for higher initiates to apprentice with the leaders of the school to specialize in specific fields of study within our tradition. Apprentices are in training to become the future teachers of our most powerful tools and most valuable knowledge. One can apply to become an Apprentice in one or more disciplines including Universal Kabbalah, Shamanism, Hermetics, Goethia, Alchemy, etc. Apprenticeship is a relationship with the Founder of our School, Gudni Gudnason, or someone he has designated to provide personalized instruction.
The culmination of the Mystery School path is the capstone initiation called Ipsissimus. This is a rare honor bestowed upon initiates who have been recognized as having achieved a high degree of mastery and have realized that their purpose and life mission is perpetuating and protecting this Lineage for future generations. This initiation is an enormous responsibility, making one directly accountable to the beings of Light that have worked with our lineage for thousands of years. An Ipsissimus is a true leader, a way-shower, and their work is often not easily understood by those who are still in the process of remembering who we really are.
  • Life Activation

    Every aspiring initiate begins with this private session performed by a Professional Life Activation Practitioner certified by The Modern Mystery School. This 1.5-hour session includes an energy systems balancing, the activation of your physical and spiritual DNA, and a personal reading. This session comes from the system established by King Salomon and his global meeting of masters and healers. It begins the process of revealing the recipients higher purpose and connects us to a higher source of light and energy to accomplish this purpose during our lifetime.

  • Empower Thyself Initiation

    This 2-day class is filled with concepts, tools and rituals designed to know ourselves better, see how we get in our own way, and provides the ability to diminish the negative aspects of the ego. We are often our own greatest enemy, especially when it comes to our life work. Our first initiation is focused on giving us what we need to re-establish ourselves as the main influencer in our lives and offers a greater connection to unseen forces and beings of Light to guide and support our journey into greatness. These ancient tools from Western Magick Tradition have been tested for thousands of years and have been proven again and again to help people expand their capacity to recognize, hold and share their unique Light with others.

  • Healers Academy + Know Thyslef Initiation

    Once we have received the personal empowerments of the first initiation, we are invited to come to one of the regional headquarters of The Modern Mystery School to learn how to serve others through offering the Life Activation. This 5-day program is currently offered twice a year in Toronto, Canada (Spring and Autumn). You can also find it in regional headquarters in London, Brazil and Japan. Here, an initiate receives intensive training to help others by preparing them to receive the gift of a greater connection to Spirit and to purpose. In addition to learning the Life Activation Session, Healers Academy teaches participants to offer an Aura Healing Session and a class called The Max Meditation System™. Our tradition tells us that the best way to know ourselves is through serving others.

    The second aspect of this initiation degree is a program called Know Thyself, where the student spends several days gong inside, accessing a direct connection to Masters of Light, to clarify purpose and create a mission statement that encapsulates our life work.

  • Ritual Master - Novice Initiation (RM1)

    Ritual Mastery is the path of the Spiritual Warrior. After Healers Academy, an initiate can apply to start the Ritual Master Path. Ritual Master Novice (aka RM1) is the first of three initiations in this warrior tradition. Ritual Mastery comes from doing personal ritual daily and serving in larger group temples. Where Healers Academy teaches us the crucial tools needed for our service and supports the healing of others one-by-one, Ritual Mastery provides the opportunity to target and change the negative energies and suffering on a global scale, often before these manifest in physical reality. King Salomon trained his healers to be warriors and his warriors to be healers, seeing these as two sides of the same essential Lightwork for humanity.

  • Ritual Master - Apprentice Initiation (RM2)

    Building on Ritual Master Novice, Apprentices of Ritual Mastery (RM2) gain more knowledge and experience with ritual tools, and begin to offer negative energy clearing services to others. The commitment to service is greater at this level, and temple work remains an essential part of this path. Those seeking to go further on the path of Ritual Mastery are able to begin the preparation work required for an invitation to become a true Ritual Master, a Magus Hermeticus.

  • Ritual Master - Magus Hermeticus Initiation (RM3)

    The degree of Magus Hermeticus, or Ritual Master in the Tradition of Hermes, is bestowed by invitation only. Those who have demonstrated a greater commitment and have applied themselves to their ritual work and temple duties are considered. This initiation is a letting go of the old life of personal gratification in exchange for a life of service to humanity. The Magus Hermeticus initiation is a process of fundamentally changing our energetic structure to give us greater access to celestial energies and angelic beings so that we can be an instrument of creating major shifts for those we serve and for humanity as a whole. Initiates of this level have the highest commitment to the Lineage and to the services we provide – both visible and invisible to the world. This is not a lifestyle, but a mission to bring about the coming age of world peace and prosperity.

  • Guide + Master Thyself Initiation

    This initiation is the third and final initiation in the Healers path in our tradition. One becomes a Guide through a process of application and invitation. A Guide is given the tools, energy and authority to initiate others into our tradition. Guides choose to live every aspect of their lives in service to others, 100%.

  • School of the Mage

    This 3-year program is preparation for becoming an Ipsissimus by shifting into a state of Quantum Consciousness. Students in the School of the Mage are trained directly by the Founder of our Lineage, Gudni Gudnason.

  • Apprenticeships

    There are opportunities for higher initiates to apprentice with the leaders of the school to specialize in specific fields of study within our tradition. Apprentices are in training to become the future teachers of our most powerful tools and most valuable knowledge. One can apply to become an Apprentice in one or more disciplines including Universal Kabbalah, Shamanism, Hermetics, Goethia, Alchemy, etc. Apprenticeship is a relationship with the Founder of our School, Gudni Gudnason, or someone he has designated to provide personalized instruction.

  • Ipsissimus Initiation

    The culmination of the Mystery School path is the capstone initiation called Ipsissimus. This is a rare honor bestowed upon initiates who have been recognized as having achieved a high degree of mastery and have realized that their purpose and life mission is perpetuating and protecting this Lineage for future generations. This initiation is an enormous responsibility, making one directly accountable to the beings of Light that have worked with our lineage for thousands of years. An Ipsissimus is a true leader, a way-shower, and their work is often not easily understood by those who are still in the process of remembering who we really are.

Ancient Tools for Today’s World

The Modern Mystery School does not affiliate with or represent any religious organization or political perspective. We are completely focused on empowering individuals to live better and more joyful lives. To this end, we see every individual as capable of reaching self-mastery and accomplishing their own Great Work supported by the universal tools of this tradition.

This Mystery School currently has centers located throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Dubai, South Africa, and more… with new centers opening all the time. It is now increasingly likely that there is an MMS center near you no matter where you are in the world.

Our Founder, Gudni Gudnason

Gudni Gudnason - Practical Alchemy - Mystery School

Founder Gudni Gundason teaching Practical Alchemy at the Internation Headquarters of MMS in Toronto, Canada.

Gudni Gudnason has lived a truly exceptional life, studying the ancient teachings of King Salomon and Hermes since he was a teenager. He has been a performance artist, actor, film producer, DJ, musician, poet, writer, painter, sculptor, designer, developer, entrepreneur, healer, exorcist and father. His primary training came from a closed (invitation only) Salomonic Mystery School in London, England, which was once called the Golden Dawn before it went underground in the first half of the 20th century. There he mastered many aspects of Hermetic Philosophy and Western Magick before venturing out to travel the world and learn from the other Mystery School lineages. He traveled all over the world, receiving training in India, Tibet, Africa, and Romania, as well as being initiated into the Wiccan, Celtic, Norse and Egyptian mysteries.

In 1996, Gudni Gudnason was summoned to North America to take over the leadership of the North American mystery school. He was handed the “keys” of leadership in a wordless ceremony. Since that moment, Gudni has served as the catalyst to take these ancient mystery teachings out to the public, both in North America and around the world.

More info: www.gudnigudnason.com