Among the ever-churning sea and the changing circumstances of the human condition, two questions have remained static and universal: “Where did we come from?” and “Where are we going?”
At different ages, the human story, individuals, and organizations have appeared on the scene claiming to have the answers. It may have depended on geographic location and time of birth, the druids, the church, or the local shaman, but in one form or another (regardless if true or imagined) the answers to these questions seemed forthcoming.
Still, the questions persisted, as each individual answer seemed somewhat unsatisfying. Today, we live in a thoroughly secular and disenchanted world, where things we are told always have a rational explanation. Yet, despite thousands of years of intellectual endeavor on the part of mankind, we still ask ourselves the great questions. Where once priests in white robes attempted to answer, today professors in white lab coats attempt to do the same.
However, the modern world comes full circle. The more we understand quantum physics, the core of our own consciousness, and the outer limits of mathematics, the more we begin to speak in a more magical language. G.K. Chesterton, a twentieth-century English author once wrote, “Truth is indeed stranger than fiction, for we make fiction to suit ourselves.”
hat if the secret to the two big questions [“Where did we come from?” and “Where are we going?”] were with mankind since the beginning, just behind the scenes, ensuring that order triumphs over chaos? And what if the insurmountable complexity of these two questions is a fiction that we’ve built for ourselves to compensate for our own unwillingness to think beyond our own preconceived notions?
That is what the Order of the White Road represents: simple and impossible truth about the nature of the universe and your place within it.
By joining the Order of the White Road, you set down a path of discovery, searching for the answers to these fundamental and ancient questions. Today, the White Road has the same infrastructure that every modern center of higher learning has at its disposal to ensure your pursuit of knowledge is delivered on your terms.
A Fully Interactive, Online School
Learning is fast, efficient, and accessible from anywhere.
The At-Will System
All tests are retakeable and learning is self-paced.
A Mentor Program
Each person who joins the Order receives a more experienced member or master to guide them personally.
Placement Within One of Our Seven Schools
You can specialize in a study of your choice and you have access to an ever-expanding array of knowledge to pursue.
Local Regencies (Where Applicable)
Access to a local community of fellow seekers as well as the worldwide Order online.
Knowledge within the Order is pursued in conveniently modular classes that cover an array of topics, including hermetic philosophy, theology, Kabbalah, meditation, divination, history, ritual magick, alchemy, and many others.
Each course has its own teacher and assistants, all to which each student has access for questions, comments, and further guidance. This is on top of the class forums which are individualized by class sections and are viewable not just by teachers but also by other students, ensuring that more experience students can offer guidance as well as teachers.
In your journey down the White Road, you’ll learn to meditate and gain the foundations of what you need to know to pursue almost any avenue of ancient teachings. Many of these courses could qualify at the university level and are taught by professionals in their fields.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a regency?
A regency is what the Order calls a local chapter. They are run by Regent Masters, who are the primary instructors of that regency, the delegate between that regency and the Order’s corporate entity, and the primary outreach coordinator of that region. A regency also has a Secretary, which primarily deals with administration and new member applications for their region.
While it is possible for students in the OWR to be online only and therefore, not a full member of any particular regency, you should consider joining one if one is in your area. Local regencies provide local meetup opportunities as well as special events that can help you bond with other members in person.
Being in a local chapter is one of the most exciting benefits of joining the Order of the White Road. Each regency is a small family, all coming together for support in hardships, for laughter during good times, and all having the same goal to grow and learn on the White Road.
What is the At-Will System?
The At-Will System is the name the OWR gives to its teaching philosophy. Students who participate in the OWR’s activities do so at will, moving at their own pace, and specializing in areas of study that interest them.
Cancelling membership is available any time, all tests are retakeable, and classes are modular so that they can be easily followed along with at a student’s own pace from anywhere in the world.