Mountain Temple Center



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About AUMM Classes

The Aeonic University of Magick and Mysticism (AUMM) was co-founded (as the Arizona University of Magick) by Petros Xristos and Michael Crowley in 1996 in order to provide a structured form of occult education to interested people in the Phoenix metro area. Since then it has designed and scheduled hundreds of classes on a wide variety of mystical, occult, new age and general magickal topics of interest. On October 12, 2011, it officially assumed its new and more comprehensive name to indicate its wider reach and goals to help students regardless of geographic location. See our Events Archive for a full listing.

Classes under the auspices of AUMM are currently held weekly and are open to all adults interested in the occult arts. No pre-registration required, and only a small donation (usually $5) is requested to cover costs. Classes are offered on a rotating basis and one can attend any classes that one finds of interest without committing to additional classes. Most classes do not have prerequisites, but some classes are divided into “basic” and “advanced” divisions and are better taken in the appropriate order. The title of the class will indicate its level.

AUMM offers two different non-accredited certificates of recognition to students who desire a benchmark for their personal progress:

1 Certificate of Basic Magickal Studies. Requirements are successful completion of a set of at least 10 different classes, in any order. Following this, the student is also required to either teach one original class or skillfully perform a ritual, in consultation with and approval of AUMM administration. A $20.00 donation to AUMM / MTC is requested for this certificate.

2 Diploma in Magickal Arts and Sciences. Requirements are the successful completion of at least 20 different classes. The student is also required to teach at least one original class, perofrm a public ritual, and write an essay on some aspect of the magickal arts, all in consultation with and approval of AUMM administration. A $50.00 donation to AUMM / MTC is requested for this diploma.

All classes and have a requested $5.00 - $10.00 donation unless otherwise specified. Students attending workshop classes in tool-making, etc., are also responsible for bringing their own materials.


About the Rituals

Mountain Temple Center hosts public celebrations and rituals for each of the major Traditional Festivals of the ancient calendar year. They are usually scheduled for the Saturday night nearest to the given Festival. Contact the Temple at (602) 678-0644 for exact dates and times of these festivities.

Events feature adult themes and may contain nudity, and are recommended for adults 18 years and older.

Ritual events are held at Mountain Temple Center, 1533 E. Lupine Ave., Phoenix. (Click for map.) Call (602) 678-0644 for directions or other questions.


Traditional Festivals Schedule

Early February: Imbolc (Candlemas)

Mid March: Vernal Equinox

Late April: Beltane

Mid-June: Midsummer

Mid-September: Autumnal Equinox

Late October: Samhain (Halloween)

Mid December: Yule

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