Diploma in Esoteric Christian Studies (NEW 2017)
accreditation: International Association for
A distance learning
course for anyone seeking to
understand the inner meaning of Christian concepts and symbols and the
links between Christian traditions and Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and the
Western Esoteric Tradition.
recommended period of study: 3
months. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£195.00 (195 Pounds Sterling- for currency conversion see
A FREE textbook will be included for students from the UK. Students
outside the UK will need to order the textbook separately - free shipping is
available to many countries from our recommended
A course manual is also provided in PDF format.
Method of study:
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbook, self-reflection and set exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
email. Continuous assessment - no final exam.
Nominal study hours: 120 hours.
This course is offered for those of any faith or philosophical
background seeking to study a deeper understanding of Christianity
according to its esoteric tradition as interpreted by the text author,
and to appreciate the connections between esoteric Christianity and
other traditions and the cross-fertilisation of esoteric ideas.
The course is open to people of any faith and to secular students. Its aim is to further the academic study of comparative
religion and esoteric thought, and to promote interfaith dialogue
and communication. Your tutor will be someone who has studied
comparative religion from an open-minded academic standpoint, and who
has taught comparative religion and transpersonal psychology to clergy
of various denominations.
The course will be useful for anyone interested in comparative religion
and the history of religious ideas, as well as for students of Western
esotericism and the Hermetic tradition and to clergy or lay religious
leaders. It is primarily academic and does not lead to membership of or
ordination by any religious body.
The course focuses on
the following themes:
The Hidden Teaching
Salvation and Gnosis
The Meaning of the Second Birth
The Ground of
Symbology in the Gospels
Feminine Archetypes in Christianity
Love, Forgiveness and the Question of Evil
The Secret Church and the Mystical Body of Christ
Successful graduates will receive the
Diploma in Esoteric Christian Studies awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for
Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal designation Dip.
To apply for this course
now, go to our Application page