The Institute for Hermetic Studies offers classes in traditional and modern spiritual practices, including general esotericism, alchemy, astrology, kabbalah, and European folk traditions. All presentation are provided as tools for personal awakening and respect the importance of personal freedom and responsibility of each student on "The Path of Return" or spiritual journey.

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"What we should be after death, we have to attain in life, i.e. holiness and bliss. Here on earth the Kingdom of God begins." - Paracelsus

"The Institute for Hermetic Studies provides a clear and directly applicable approach to spirituality. This is where tradition meets the modern world and as a student I feel like I am getting best of both worlds. Thank you very much!"

- Stephanie P.

Hi, I’m Mark Stavish

I am the founder and Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies. I come from a long line of traditional practitioners of esotericism going back to Central Europe and look forward to sharing this precious and timeless information with you, as do each of our Instructors. It is our sincere desire that you may experience the power and illumination of these ancient practices and thereby improve the quality of your life, that of those around you, and make progress on the Path of Return,

"The Institute for Hermetic Studies as given me tools in a more focused and direct manner that I could use immediately than I have found in others schools. In doing so it helped me realize that I am responsible for you life, and how to take charge of that great gift in an effective way." - Denise D.