Sunday, November 30, 2014

IHS Goes Indiegogo!

Good Morning,

In September of 2014 the Institute for Hermetic Studies initiated its own publishing activities known as the "IHS Study Guides", specializing in high quality student and reader requested materials. Our first title, Light on the Path - A Study Guide for Qabala, Alchemy, and Astrology was successful enough in the first month to warrant the release of a second title. In October of 2014 we released The Inner Way - The Power of Prayer and Belief in Spiritual Practice.

To continue with our publishing efforts we asking for your assistance with bringing volumes three and four into print.
Child of the Sun – Psychic & Physical Rejuvenation in Alchemy and Qabala (IHS Vol. 3)

Sea of Sapphire – Visionary Techniques and Talismanic Magic with the Tree of Life (IHS Vol. 4)

In funding the publication of these volumes, you will be assisting in making this little known material available in a practical and clear manner to a wider audience of students. This will aid individual students, but also those working in more organized settings to bring about the fullness of the expression of what the 17th Century Rosicrucians called, the Light, Life, and Love in each of us.

Our campaign goal is to raise $4,000 (US), sufficient funds to continue the process of reader supported specialty publications whose mass appeal may be limited, but whose importance to the niche audience is exceptional, some say critical, to their understanding of the topics presented. Financial support on the order of $4,000 will provide the Institute for Hermetic Studies with approximately $3,000 after fees and donor perks are deducted, thereby providing funding for TWO new titles in the IHS Study Guides Series.
What We Need & What You Get
It costs approximately $3,000 to bring a non-fiction book to market. However, with IHS volunteers, we have been able to reduce that cost to about $1,500 per title. In short, we can produce two books for the cost of one. Funds raised will be used to cover costs of proofreading, copy editing, and typesetting/design.

If we do not reach our goal, all funds will be donated to The Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund (of the Luzerne Foundation) and existing volumes from the IHS Study Guides Series may be substituted for future ones for perks. The LCSM Fund was established in 2001 to aid in the support of academic and practical esoteric studies. To date, it has donated money to both public and university libraries, supported The New Alexandrian Library Project, and provided funding for attendance at academic conferences (Association for the Study of Esotericism, 2014, Colgate University). For more information see:

Your contribution to the success of this project will be recognized by a host of Perks, including PDFs, and copies of the books upon their publications.

Please help us so that we can continue to help you. Click on the link below and make a donation, and forward it to others you know who may be interested in our Work. We look forward to hearing from you, and in your continued support.

Mark Stavish