2017 Online Summer Courses


Experiencing The Tree of Life

JULY 9,23,30 & AUGUST 13,20 at 1pm EDT via GoToMeeting

An on-line Inner Temple Traditions /Inner Convocation® course and live group broadcast presented by R. J. Stewart.

From the author of The Miracle Tree, The Sphere of Art (3 volumes), The Magical Arts (2 volumes), Music and the Elemental Psyche (2 volumes) plus other titles on mythology, sacromagical arts and transforming consciousness.

Join us for a new course of online study featuring meditational, visionary and magical techniques for experiencing the Tree of Life. The course includes five online group classes, two audio CDs, support material sent as PDF files, plus member-only access to content on our developing Qabalah website. Includes an option for ongoing tuition and future group work.

R. J. Stewart began his Qabalistic practices in 1969, initially working for seven years with the late W. G. Gray, one of the leading authors of the 20th-century on Qabalah and magical arts. During the last 35 years R. J. has taught classes internationally on the Tree of Life and related Sphere of Art and Asch Mezareph Qabalistic alchemical practices. He is the author of 42 books and many audio and music recordings.


The Tree of Life has ancient origins as a master-key to development and harmonizing of consciousness, through direct relationship to Earth, Moon, Sun and Planets, and Stars. Best known today in its Kabbalistic and Hermetic sources, the Tree of Life is a pan-cultural glyph sourced through understanding our human relationship to the cosmos and through communion with spiritual forces and beings that assist our inner transformation.

  • PART ONE: The Basics Re-Assessed for the 21st-Century

What is the Tree of Life? Firstly, the Tree of Life is not what it is often assumed to be.

How may we work with it? From birth to death to rebirth, the Tree of Life informs, transforms and resonates within us ceaselessly.

What effect will it have upon us and within us? Discover an ever-deepening conscious relationship with the natural and supernatural worlds.

Part One includes essential background and history of the Qabalistic/Kabbalistic/Hermetic traditions, leading to modern development and application. The Ten Spheres and the Seven Planets as sources of our growth change and interaction.

The Three Triads of Stellar Solar and Lunar Worlds, including: The Twenty-Two Paths linking the Spheres as keys to illumination.

  • PART TWO: Meeting the Archangelic and Angelic powers of the Tree of Life. Ecstatic and Magical Qabalah

Exploring historic and initiatory perennial traditions regarding angelic communion and how to experience this communion today. The angelic powers and entities are not limited to their descriptions within Judaism, Christianity or Islam, but come from older sources that influenced all. Many modern “New Age” concepts of angels are far removed from the older perennial wisdom traditions.

  • Angels and Planetary Spirits of the Spheres
  • Angels and Spirits of the Triads and Paths
  • The Four Regents or Guardians of the Sacred Directions
  • Archangels of the Moon Sun and Stars
  • The Great Archangel that includes All Archangels
  • PART THREE: Inner Contacts and Spirit Mentors from The Tree of Life

The almost forgotten significance of Lunar Solar and Stellar Daemones (emphatically not demons!).

  • PARTS FOUR and FIVE: Building and empowering a Tree of Life Temple

Be it a separate dedicated room or a small curtained corner, a physical/sacromagical Tree of Life Temple can be attuned empowered and maintained; no space is too small.

Part Four includes full instructions for the physical and sacromagical methods, including building a Tree of Life glyph, attuning the Sacred Space itself, and opening the temple to specific Inner Contacts within the Qabalistic Hermetic wisdom tradition.

Part Five includes unique methods for networking the Temples that our group will construct internationally.


Cost for all Five Parts: $325 payable in advance. Payment by PayPal to rjspeak@rjstewart.org  or by check to: R. J. Stewart Books, PO Box 239, Berkeley Springs WV 25411-0239

Includes expanded new editions of 2 audio CDs, sent by mail:

The Miracle Tree and The Sphere of Art, with additional tracks not included on the original CDs. PDF graphics for each part of the course sent by email, plus unique access to content on our forthcoming Qabalah website, www.qabalah.us (Currently in development).

NOTE: There is a $75.00 discount for active members of our ITIC teacher training program. To register contact anastacianutt@gmail.com

Please be aware that there is no option for selective joining. No refunds for non-attendance of any part of the course.


Advanced Merlin Tarot Intensive

Five Weekly Online Sessions * Saturdays 12-2 pm EDT

* July 8, 22, 29 * August 5,12 *

Following on from the Basic Course, this live online Advanced Course features the new 2016 edition of the classic Merlin Tarot. Course sessions will be conducted via GoToMeeting with visual display. Topics covered include Magical Visionary Work, Ritual with The Merlin Tarot, Working with the powerful Living Inner Contacts of The Merlin Tarot within an interactive Theatre of Memory. RJ will also reveal how these essentially magical approaches substantially improve advanced levels of Readings with The Merlin Tarot.

Only those who completed the Basic Course or prior Advanced Courses are eligible to participate.  Those repeating the Advanced Course receive a $50 discount.   

Cost $200 if paid by June 15th, $225 thereafter.

Email Anastacia (anastacianutt@gmail.com) to register & pay via

PayPal, Square Reader/Credit Card or Check

In his comprehensive book, The Complete Merlin Tarot (reprinting 2018), RJ Stewart proposes that these proto-tarot images were the mystical and magical keys of a bardic poetic and sacromagical story-telling tradition with ancient origins, eventually constellating around the figure of Merlin in Welsh and Breton tradition.