ABOUT THE TEMPLE OF NIGHT
“Man is something that shall be overcome…
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.”
Friedrich Nietzsche | Thus Spoke Zarathustra
OUR HISTORY AND PHILOSPHY
The Temple of Night was informally established in 1993 to serve as a resource for seekers and other practitioners of the occult to learn its’ system of magickal training and personal spiritual development. Since then, the principles and practices of the Temple have evolved into a formal system of Black Magick; rooted in the principles of western esotericism and philosophical thought, personal ethics, and the practices of traditional and modern witchcraft and sorcery. The Temple is officially registered as a Religious Corporation in the State of Massachusetts, and in 2018 has received official recognition by the IRS as a 501(c)3 public charity.
Our work is both spiritual and practical, seeking to enlighten and empower individuals through personal development and service to the occult community. The Temple and its Orders operate exclusively from the perspective of the Left-Hand Path; forsaking dogma and morality taking instead an ethical approach to the practice of the magickal arts and the Old Ways.
Humanity is divine by nature. As a result, the purpose of the Temple is twofold. First, on the individual level, the Temple seeks to awaken one’s divine nature and to promote Mastery of Self within its’ Membership. Second, the Temple strives to promote the importance of community and the evolution of humanity to greater levels of consciousness, knowledge, and awaken its untapped potential. This is done through our inner workings and outreach to the community.
Knowledge and Mastery of Self are viewed as a continuous process. As such, the initial study at the Temple involves Apprenticeship through an esoteric initiatory system consisting of five levels of magickal proficiency. This is the cornerstone of our traditions and serves as the initial foundation for one’s practice. Upon completing the initial course of study, additional pathworking is strongly encouraged through an eclectic educational practice referred to as “Open Sorcery”. Open Sorcery consists of pathworking through any magickal system the Master Adept chooses. This approach differentiates our system from many others; which use a three-degree initiatory system and operate from only one perspective.
Success at the Temple is relative and directly correlates to one’s goals and level of commitment to the process of Mastery of Self. Studying with the Temple is not for everyone but is both rewarding and challenging. For more information, please review the information about our Orders as well as the Frequently Asked Questions section. If after doing so you feel you hear “The Call” and are willing to commit to studying with the Temple, contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our mission is to provide spiritual services, counseling, and magical training to both Initiates and Seekers along their path of Mastery of Self.
Our vision is to give occult practitioners the tools to not only master themselves but also the world around them. By providing a rigorous and extensive education in the magickal arts, the Temple seeks to promote scholarship, community, and a love for lifelong learning and practice.