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F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions….

What’s the difference between your school/teachings and most new age teachings available today?

While we appreciate the value of the current inspirational messages that are often loosely rooted in truth, at the present time, there is an over-abundance of spiritual misinformation flooding the spiritual teachings of the world by those whom are often referred to as ‘New Age Cheerleaders’. They are usually well-intentioned individuals, but they often deny or simply over look certain deep truths about the world we live in.

Time and again: participants of inspirational seminars and followers of the newest best-selling “spiritual” books grab hold of the misdirected or overly exaggerated claims that the ‘experts’ offer and end up being disappointed after all the hype has faded. Often the student finds the extend of these experts are limited to only the view point of whatever new book they wish to sell you.

As ridiculous as it is, more often than not these ‘experts’ try to make very deep spiritual understanding seem so simple as you need only read one or two books to give you all the answers you ever wanted in life or answer all the deepest spiritual understandings the divine has given us. Understanding the divine is an extraordinarily deep and intricate subject worthy of a lifetime (and longer) of understanding and while the latest new age book/philosophy may truly offer some beginning of guidance to the path of spiritual wisdom it is far from the end of the understanding the divine. More often than not, barely scratching the surface of true spiritual wisdom.

Within current New Age teaching there are many who do healing and teachings but they do not have the “lineage” to do this. They have not studied for many years nor have they deepened their knowledge of the subject matter. Often they believe that they have some powers or knowledge or a gift (usually invisible and unverifiable) that supports the services they offered, yet only placing the most modest amount (if any) in learning any ancient teachings with proven lineage and successful methodologies.

Most of the time these experts cannot bring the student into a deep(er) understanding of most spiritual subjects nor can they bring people to true empowerment and understanding of the deeper knowledge of the spirit world and our place as humans in it.

 

Another sad fact is many who teach ‘new age philosophies’ simply label true deep and ancient esoteric/metaphysical teachings as ‘dogma or unnecessary’, however these teachings are the original foundations of most the of the new age teachings in the world today, however chopped up, skewed and maligned the many new age teachings have made them out to be.  Omitting what they can’t understand or choosing not to understand or simply latching on to one small concept of understanding and trying to state that it is the whole of all there is, when in fact it may only be the first step of a million step journey.

A great deal of new age teachings boil down to some basics such as all you need to do is think good thoughts and good things will happen or negative energies do not exist, Karma is not in effect, the world is made only purely of light, the world is perfect just the way it is and there is nothing we need to do to change it, you do not need to take responsibility for your contribution or actions in the world, enlightenment comes simply by thinking and meditating about it and nothing else is needed, etc.

Often these new age teachings and teachers ignore the reality that adversity and dealing with negative energy is an unavoidable part of everyone’s life, instead promoting false assumptions which lead to a deep disservice to those seeking true spiritual knowledge in order to truly come to know thyself.

Within true lineage holders and Metaphysical teachings you as the seeker can be sure that both lineage and authority is there. True Metaphysical lineage has thousands of years of knowledge and wisdom that has been handed down from teacher to student, unbroken and this lineage will benefit the student far more greatly long term. Teachings that involve proven and effect methods on dealing with all aspects of our mental, spiritual and physical lives.

The Modern Mystery School tradition is an example of these teachings and has a direct lineage from King Solomon for over 3000 years. The teachings are not based on some new age pop up philosophy but are solid teachings and healing methods that have been tried and true for thousands of years. To put it simply, the teachings are ancient, they have been proven to work and they will take the student into far more deeper wells of knowledge then any new age teachings could ever hope to offer.

If this is truly divine teachings why do your charge money for it? Shouldn’t this kind of thing be free for all to access?

Abundance is often interpreted as money, but in reality is an all encompassing concept of having enough of all positive things you desire in your life. Friends, Family, joy, peace, etc. For the sake of this question the simple answer is you get paid directly as a result of the energy you move.
 

Abundance isn`t selfish or greedy, the potential for selfishness or greed is within all of  those who express it with or without abundance in their lives. It is often interpreted and even promoted in this time of rising consciousness that to charge for ‘true devine teachings’ is somehow wrong or is proof you are not  following ‘devine law/teachings’. This is interesting concept for those in the MMS and often puzzling….

At the MMS we fail to see the connection with abundance of ourselves, our teachers and our students as a ‘bad thing’ or somehow having a negative spiritual connection. Almost as though having abundance is equal to being non-spiritual. This is promoted because of the GREED in the corporate world and many of the so called ‘free religions’ which often are multibillion dollar industries.

We believe in the divine and that part of our journey on this planet is to learn the understanding of how universal energetic laws work, for in this world or the next or any other world, one doesn’t get things for ‘free’ without some kind of energy exchange. The very nature of all existence is universal movement and exchange of energy. The problem arises when we ‘horde or gather energy without direction of cause’. Collecting for the purpose of collecting more for the purpose of collecting more, etc. This truly is when universal law is broken and the world falls flat on its face.

Collecting money for example for the sake of collecting more is not of the light. But if one collected more to help feed a village or help a homeless person that would truly be of the light. Money for spreading the light and helping others AND YOURSELF and your PERSONAL JOY in life is of the LIGHT!! In balance we are meant to learn discernment in this process too. We are not meant to simply throw money around at everything and abdicate our responsibly to ‘GOD’ to ‘sort it all out as to how it will work out’. To be spiritual adults we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our choices and start to behave in a spiritually adult way.

This exchange of energy is called the infinitely loop and if you break it you are literally breaking universal law. One who takes without giving back in return is truly one who is greedy. They want something but choose not to give in return. How is that behavior different then most ‘non-light’ organizations in the world today? The answer is it isn’t. It is GREED in the worst way under the impression that one should give a person whatever they ask for because they want it. This is a sad mindset indeed.

At times we hear people say things like “This information was meant for everyone so withholding it for money is wrong and not in keeping with GODs plan”, or something of that ilk. True the information is for most everyone but whatever gave a person the impression that they were not meant to work for it or not exchange energy for it? As if to say it has no value or requires no effort so simply “give it to me because I want it”. If it is meant to simply “know it” then a person would, instantly. So there is something divine to be gained in studying this information and of course placing energy out to those who offer it to them. This is universal energy in motion.

A great many world religions have taught the dogma that being poor is the path to enlightenment. That having wealth is a ‘sin’ or can create too many temptations to ‘fall from grace’ so it’s best to be poor or to have, at most, a modest lifestyle. Others still, reinforce that ‘a true lightworker’ would do their work for free. After all isn’t that what a person of GOD is suppose to do?

These very old misconceptions were first put out to the world to keep the people in their roles as servants to the state or to the various religious organizations that needed to keep the masses under control. (Heaven forbid the average person, with a good and kind heart had the money to create a major change in the world). These statements by design and intent leave the majority of abundance in the hands of those few who wish to control the world and for the most part, serve their own egos and desires.

If we truly believe in the above, then how, as lightworkers, are we to effect change in the world? It is true that at this point in time money makes the world go around. Money, in and of its self, is not evil. It is how it is used and a good person will use money and abundance in a good way.

The premise that having or charging money is ‘evil’ or misaligned from spiritually is false. Does it not take money to heat buildings, pay taxes, pay for food, clothing, flying in the great teachers from around the world, pay for their lodgings, etc. There is a false perspective in a great deal of the spiritual community that having abundance is ‘selfish or greedy’.

Another false premise is that if you share your abundance with someone else you will have less and they will have more. As practitioners/lightworkers in every walk of life you deserve to be rewarded for the services you provide whether it be in teachings, healing or assisting your community.

In the ancient times do we really believe the workers that build temples/sacred buildings, (or served in them), ministered to the poor, healed the sick or taught the masses weren’t clothed, feed, and given homes to live in? In those times, where barter was the system of trade, those trades were made, OF COURSE!

Can light work be done for free? Oh course it can! But to make it free ‘just to prove you are divine’ is frankly, ridiculous.

Would you expect your mechanic, waiter, store clerk, school teacher, gas station attendant or YOURSELF to work for free? Does that mean these people are not of the light or aren’t spiritual because they get paid for the services they provide?

Abundance is a large part of our schools belief system. We teach our students how to make it and generate abundance, in a the way of the light so they themselves can spread the kindness of their hearts using that abundance, as we all do.

Abundance for light workers and people with love in their hearts is a good thing. We see evidence of it everywhere and with the expectation of a VERY ELITE FEW; we fail to see how a person can change the world on mass in a state of poverty.

Magick brings us into the stream of infinite positive possibilities. It opens our eyes to the limitless potentials of abundance. There is enough for everyone! Be fearless in this belief. Do not give into the rhetoric of the ‘old system’ and fear mongers. Be brave. Share your energy and it will change the world. To not understand this is the first block to generating you own abundance. When we include ourselves in the potential then more magick happens and more abundance happens for everyone.

At the MMS until we create a world based purely on the energy of Shamballah we will continue to charge a fair price for ALL services and teachings we offer.

Why do the classes cost what they do?

We’ve done some comparison, and found that most spiritual or metaphysical schools charge into the tens of thousands of dollars for their intensive programs right off the bat. We fall somewhere in the low to medium cost bracket for this type of study. The classes, programs and services cost what they do because we believe in equal energy exchange, and these teachings and healings are valuable and beneficial. Most who step on to this path agree that it was worth the money they paid, and knowing now the benefits they received, they say that they would have paid more! That being said, the costs are a reflection of the energy the practitioner or teacher is expending, as well as the time and costs that that person had to go through to study, learn and receive the certification to perform that service or teach that class. No one is expected to work for free out in the “real world” and spiritual-based work should be viewed the same way. Being spiritual need not equate to being poor. We believe that there is enough monetary abundance for everyone on this planet and encourage our students and clients to share in that mindset.

All of it sounds so interesting, where do I start?

There is a buffet of classes and services to sample and taste at the Modern Mystery School, and everyone’s hunger is different. Some like to nibble, others can’t get enough in one sitting and come back for seconds! The most common place people start is with the 22-Strand DNA Activation. There are many evening, one-day and weekend classes, workshops and presentations that don’t require any pre-requisites — only a commitment of a few hours and an open mind. Give it a try and if the teachings resonate with you, the menu is plentiful and the server is ready to take your order!

There isn’t an MMS representative in my city/province, how can I still get involved?

You can contact the head office at 416-625-3470 or info@mmscanadianhq.com and we will put you in touch with a Teacher and Guide who is closest to your area or traveling. Many of our Teachers, Guides and practitioners travel with their classes and specialties. We can make arrangements to send an MMS representative if there is interest from a certain area, or a centre or group interested in hosting us.

Are there tuition fees?

There are no tuition fees, just the costs of individual classes and programs — but not something you have to pay per year or semester. It is a pay-as-you-go format, where you only pay for and take the classes you are interested in.

How far do I have to go/can I go with this study?

 You can go as far deep as you desire. Many have been with us for over 10 years and are still studying deeper and deeper teachings. There is no set expectation that once you take one class you should do another. There are recommendations if you are looking to achieve a certain goal, and there are pre-requisite classes for certain intensive programs, but it is always in your own hands. You can go as far down the rabbit hole as you like!

Why are you named the Modern Mystery School?

Although this school has over 3000 years of traceable lineage the name Modern Mystery School is the most current manifestation of this great school that has existed for thousands of years. The energy for this school is held and has been held in a secret location in the rock mountains in the USA.  As such we were once called the Rocky Mountain Mystery School but as we have expanded worldwide in 36 different countries it was felt a name that is more in keeping with our bigger perspective was in order… hence the Modern Mystery School, ancient teachings for modern times!

How do I know you are not a cult?

It is said,  ‘A cult is what the big congregation calls the small one.’

This is a very interesting question that comes up now and again with new people when they try to get a feel for the school and what we are all about. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term cult as:

  1. A system of religious worship directed towards a particular figure or object.
  2. A small religious group regarded as strange or as imposing excessive control over members.
  3. Something popular or fashionable among a particular section of society.

Well as for point one; every religion on the planet is defined as a cult. As for points two and three they can be applied to numerous corporations, organizations, institutes and political groups.

For the purposes of putting all those interested in joining the school at ease we will assure you of the following:

  • We do not own, operate or participate in any way shape or form with a compound(s) where students would be forced to live. When a student comes to a program or class they typically stay in a hotel that they book, based on their budget etc, unless they are at or near their home in which case they normally would stay there.
  • There is no one GREAT LEADER who is the end all and be all of the school and its beliefs. The school is composed of many, many Master Teachers from all walks of life and backgrounds in many different spiritual teachings, who have come to agree on the basic principles and understanding of the lineage and the teachings of the school. So there is no venerated leader sitting on high in which to ‘obey’.
  • We do not demand or ask our students to behave or ‘worship’ in any way or form except that which they feel comfortable with. Doing it in the way they personally connect with the most.
  • The school’s entire system of training is based on FREE WILL and taking control of your choices in life and not surrendering them to us or anyone else.
  • We do not control or manipulate students sleep patterns or eating habits in any way shape or form. This is a SCHOOL. You come to class and learn and go on breaks and do whatever you want, just like any other school on the planet.
  • We do not attempt to control people’s choices in what they do with their life including their love life, family life, personal career choices, etc.
  • We do not ask, demand, hint, suggest or recommend in any way shape or form for our students to surrender their personal property, possessions, houses, furniture, cars, first born or anything else to be given to the MMS. In fact we have never taken these things (except normal payment for classes) and we never will as it goes against everything we represent and believe.
  • We do not want students to ‘hang around’. We are not your family we are teachers and administrators. Once you have finished your class or a major program we ask you to return to your ‘normal’ life and apply whatever new understandings or skills you have learned in MMS. Most do, however it’s your choice and your FREE WILL to act upon this.
  • We are not exclusive in a system or belief in GOD. In other words, we do not believe there are only ‘one or two ways’ in which to connect to the divine. Although we teach many different ways to connect and work with the energies of the divine we do not attempt or desire you to stop doing what works best for you and your own personal connections. This being said we have many people from numerous spiritual/religious backgrounds including numerous forms of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Jewish, Shamanic, Pagan and Hindu belief systems. Each student takes the new pieces of information they have learned and applies it to their own personal belief system to help enhance their personal connection to the divine.
  • We believe primarily in FREE WILL and kindness to all people, animals and all living things in general. Kindness, acceptance, and compassion above all else. In our modern age there is NO excuse by any person, country, group, organization, corporation, religion, etc, to be inhumane to another human being, whether based on political, moral, personal or spiritual grounds, period.

And lastly… just ask any of the 20,000+ students  in over 46 countries world wide who have attended our classes their opinion and you’ll find FREE WILL is tantamount to their lives!

For more on our school beliefs please see: http://www.mmscanadianhq.com/the-mystery-school/

Is your school certified or registered with the government? Can I receive government approved credits for attending?

The short answer is simply no. Unfortunately the government (and most any other governments in the world) does not recognize metaphysical teachings as such and will not certify any school that teaches this. Although we would like to be certified we do not anticipate the government moving on this issue any time soon. We respect the governments stand on this and accept the fact they are not open to approach this subject at this time.

That being said, all of our Master Teachers are educated at the highest level in their various area of expertise. Most have several decades of training and teaching under their belts as initiates in metaphysics and are tremendously knowledgeable in metaphysical and shamanic teachings. Because we are not able to be certified or registered by a government body in no way reduces, removes or negates the level of expertise or knowledge our Master Teachers have obtained through years of diligent study. Our Master Teachers continue to teach to students all over the world and are equivalent of any ‘Masters or Doctorate level’ professional in any University in North America in their area of study.

It should be noted that most of our Master Teachers have also obtained traditional post–secondary education in Universities and Colleges from their various countries of origin. This includes Doctoral, Masters and basic degrees in Physics, Law, Business Administration, Psychology, Finance, Languages, Philosophy, Marketing and Sales, Journalism, Physiology, Graphic Design, Computers and Technology, Criminology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Engineering, Medicine, etc.