Course Title: Order of Melchizidek – Level One Training
Format: Moderated Study
Guides/Instructors: Lauri Ann Lumby
Investment: $660.00 (click registration link for payment plan options)
Registration: register online (for Level One)
Length: 20 Lessons in Ritual and Divination Practices
This is the first course in the full Order of Melchizedek Training Program created and facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS. This course provides the foundation for ritual and ceremonial magic, integrating Kabbalistic teachings with the simple practices of native cultures. The rituals here are adapted to meet the intention of Union, moving beyond the popular notion that the purpose of magic is to “get what we want.” Employing these practices supports and amplifies the intention of Union while facilitating the healing and release of that which resides within you that is blocking the experience of Union and hindering your ability to be an empty channel through which the Divine Purpose of Love can be made manifest in our world. While appearing simple, these lessons will have a profound impact on your inner and outer experiences. You will be changed and your life will change as a result.
NOTE: There are no refunds on online courses. If you withdraw before completing your payments, you will be invoiced for the balance due.
Lessons One: UNION
The original meaning and purpose of magic
Lesson Two: Ritual of Dedication
A daily dedication in service to the Divine
Lesson Three: Attunement to the Divine Name
A daily attunement to the Divine Name
Lesson Four: The Hexagram/Anahata/Star of David/Seal of Solomon
The power and meaning of the 6-sided star
Lesson Five: Emanating Love ritual
A daily ritual for clearing and sanctifying space
Lesson Six: Agape (Divine Love) Bath
A daily practice for clearing and aligning our energetic bodies
Lesson Seven: Introduction to the Tarot and its Kabbalistic origins
The tarot as a metaphor for our own “hero’s journey,” as and a teaching tool for the Kabbalah, and as a source of divination
Lesson Eight: The Wheel of Life/ The East
Introduction and attunement to the Divine directions
Lesson Nine: The South
Lesson Ten: The West
Lesson Eleven: The North
Lesson Twelve: Spirit/the Heavens
Lesson Thirteen: Gaia
Lesson Fourteen: The Divine Names
Attuning to and applying the power of the Divine name
Lesson Fifteen: Tree of Life/ The Kabbalah (introduction)
The ancient mysticism of Judaism and the path of consciousness evolution
Lesson Sixteen: Archangels (introduction)
Our helpers and our guides
Lesson Seventeen: The Holy Bride
The lost feminine archetype and the culmination of the human journey toward enlightenment.
Lesson Eighteen: White Magic vs. Black Magic
Humility and pride in magic
Lesson Nineteen: The Adversary/the role of temptation
The inner forces which seek to obstruct our path
Lesson Twenty: Ordination
Ordination as a Level One practitioner
Required texts and materials for this course:
B.O.T.A. or traditional Rider-Waite Tarot themed card deck with guidebook. (I use the Gnostic Tarot of the Saints by Robert M. Place )
Modern Magick by Donald Michael Kraig (As a reference book only. Buy it used!)
Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ by Tau Malachi
The Emerald Tablet by Dennis William Hauck
Witchcrafting by Phyllis Curott
Celtic Magic by D.J. Conway
NOTE: There is a significant discount when you register for the FULL Order of Melchizedek Training Program. Click here to learn more.
A Note from Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS, program creator and facilitator:
For my entire life I have been fascinated by magic. Naturally drawn to the mystical, I found my childhood role models in Samantha Stevens, Morticia Addams and Lily Munster. In my teens, I become overwhelmingly obsessed with anything that had to do with King Arthur and read every book on the subject that I was able, ultimately culminating in the Arthurian masterpiece, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. To say that I loved Tolkien and Star Wars would be an understatement, and Excalibur was my friend.
This love for magic was further supported by my Catholic upbringing which brought me up close and personal to magic that “turned bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ,” that healed the sick, exorcised demons, and made a humble human into the “child of God.” Jesus magic was everywhere and the rituals which facilitated this magic spoke to something very deep within my Soul.
Fast forward into adulthood, along with formation as a Catholic lay minister, I studied Wicca, Native American spirituality, Celtic myth and magic. I set up my home altar and when I asked for guidance it came in the form of a brick which flew through the air, awakening me to my true purpose which had to do with Priesthood – but not the priesthood I had grown up with. As it turned out, neither was my call to Priesthood somehow wrapped up in any of the neo-pagan, priestess or goddess movements. Instead, it seems like it was a Priesthood that predated all of these – what I have heard recent authors call “the primordial tradition.”
In the Judeo-Christian tradition in which I was raised, this primordial tradition is given a name: The Order of Melchizedek. First mentioned in the Book of Genesis as relating to the High Priest of Salem, Jesus is also mentioned as associated with this tradition. What distinguishes the primordial tradition from the systems of magic popular today is that in the Order of Melchizedek:
- Magic is not done for the sake of “getting what we want,” but for the sake of aligning our purpose with that of the Divine.
- It is not we who are “doing” the magic; it is the Divine working through us.
- The Order of Melchizedek “keeps it simple,” acknowledging that the true power of magic is not in complicated rituals, invocations, chants or spells, but is in our intention to be One with the Divine – surrendering our own will to the Divine, and emptying ourselves so that the Divine might live in and through us.
- We acknowledge and accept what was said to be true of Jesus:
Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped,
but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.
Phil 2: 5b-8
It is for all of these reasons that in spite of more training programs on magic and ritual (including the ancient Jewish mystical system of the Kabbalah) than you can shake a stick at; I have endeavored to create a training program that presents magic in another light.