The Historia Illius Itineris functions as the organisation of practice groups (“lodges”) for graduates of the Foundation levels of Metaphors of Movement.
“Since childhood I have interested myself in the meaning of signs & symbols. I would search my local library for books with magical glyphs and stare longingly into them to become as they are. Later, University showed me the relatively new acknowledged subject semiotics and then during those dark hours of life I sought comfort & meaning in the Tarot. The HI is a very natural stage in my learning into the ‘secrets’ of the signs. Furthermore, what thus far has been an almost hermetic journey in magic, now blossoms with kindred who seek as I have sought. You are free to join. You are free to leave. We welcome you with open arms.” A. T. Newcastle, UK
Lodges typically meet ten times per year and members (“initiates”) can join as many lodges as they wish. Lodge meetings typically are two hours, with one-hour discussion and/or MoM practice and development and a one-hour study paper.
The study papers come from “The Body of Knowledge” which represents the core material of advanced techniques and processes that are not taught on the conventional Metaphors of Movement training. Additional social and educational events will be organised locally as per interest.
The Historia Illius Itineris is not a training course, therapy group or support group but does, however, offer guidance for students to navigate the most complex material from Metaphors of Movement.
The material of “The Body of Knowledge” is organised by degrees and each degree typically represents a one-year part-time study. There is no requirement to progress through the degrees within any minimal time frame and initiates are free to remain at whichever degree they wish for as long as they wish. Progression, however, requires the submission of key pieces of work to be added to “The Body of Knowledge.”
Entrance to each degree is attained by participation in a psychodramatic event (“initiation”) that embodies key and relevant structures from Metaphors of Movement. Initiates are required to swear oaths and are required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement. Membership is confidential and as such The Historia Illius Itineris functions as a secret society.
The Historia Illius Itineris is structured as an international initiatory organisation. It is elitist, secular, non-political and has no formal affiliation with any other organisation.
Fees for 2019-2020
First Degree – £90 initiation fee + £75 annual membership fee.
*Lodge dues apply separately.
Second Degree – £110 initiation fee + £75 annual membership fee.
Lodge dues apply separately.
Third Degree – £110 initiation fee + £75 annual membership fee.
Lodge dues apply separately.
Payment is by standing order.
*typically lodge dues are around £4-£5 per meeting.