Welcome to the Hermetic House of Life!

The Hermetic House of Life (HHoL) is a Discord server for the study, practice, and discussion of Hermeticism and Western esotericism, for all sorts of mystics, mages, occultists, and spiritually-seeking or spiritually-inclined people, from practitioners and priests to academics and historians! We welcome everyone from all walks of life, spiritual traditions, and backgrounds to participate in the ever-ongoing discussions for us all to learn from.  Whether you’re just starting out as a beginner on your road or whether you have decades of experience to share and look back upon, we’d love to have you join in the Work and the Way of Hermēs with us of learning more and doing better, every way and every day!  Click this link to join HHoL!

As a discussion server, we’re geared primarily towards the study and practice of Hermeticism and Western esotericism.  To this end, we have spaces to discuss all sorts of things, including gnosticism, the mystic traditions of Christianity and Judaism and Islam, paganism and polytheism, various new religious movements and New Age traditions, kabbala/qabbalah/cabala, magic, astrology, divination, theology, philosophy, alchemy, spirit-working, meditation, trancework and dreamwork, and so much more.  If you’re interested in any of these things or anything else related to spirituality or the occult—whether in a classical or modern focus, whether from an academic or practical perspective—we’d love to have you join us!

Woodcut depiction of Hermes Trismegistus from Daniel Stolz's 1624 "Viridarium Chymicum"

Hermēs Trismegistos, founding prophet of Hermeticism

Here are just some of the many reasons to join HHoL:

  • A safe and welcoming community for people from all backgrounds, traditions, and lifestyles
  • Places to discuss all sorts of religious, spiritual, esoteric, and philosophical traditions
  • Ongoing casual chats for hanging out with good people
  • Weekly discussion groups for specific topics (Hermetica, astrology, pagan literature, and more)
  • Public community-organized events for prayer recitals, lectures, discussions, and more
  • Useful server bots for facilitating discussions about astrology or spirituality
  • Dedicated channels for sharing members’ online goods, services, storefronts, podcasts, blogs, and other online groups

In order to join HHoL, you must:

  1. Have an active Discord account.
    1. Discord is a free-to-use, modern, real-time chat platform, used for both textchat, voicechat, and videochat.  Although it was originally designed for gamers, it has effectively become like a modern feature-rich descendant of IRC for all sorts of online communities.
    2. You can access Discord through computer programs, mobile apps, or its own web-based client.
    3. Check out this Discord Support article on how to get started!
  2. Verify the email used for your Discord account.
    1. Most people already did this when they make their Discord account, but if you haven’t yet, read this Discord Support article for more info.
    2. If you try to join the server without verifying your email, you may be immediately kicked upon trying to join.
  3. Click this link to join the server.
  4. Read and agree to uphold the HHoL rules of conduct by following the instructions in the #rules channel.
  5. That’s all there is to it—enjoy your time in HHoL!

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HHoL admin or modteam.

Jump into HHoL today!