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    Post  The_One_True_Fred on Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:20 pm

    The Builders of the Adytum study courses not yet archived.

    I've separated these into two lists, the first covers the "current BOTA curriculum" as noted in the Paul Foster Case Bibliography. The second list are the Ann Davies courses that are now interspersed with the originals. I wanted to note these now because several of the courses on the first list are currently for sale on Amazon, something I haven't seen for these levels before.

    ===Original courses===
    The Master Pattern 1-12:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000X6J9XA/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1246931341&sr=8-7&condition=used
    The Tree of Life 1-40:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000X6JK7K/ref=ed_oe_o_olp
    32 Paths of Wisdom 1-17
    Sound & Color: A Correlation 1-12
    The Great Work: Spiritual Alchemy 1-52:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/offering/list/-/B000X6HULI/all
    Esoteric Astrology 1-52:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/offering/list/-/B000X6JDZO/all
    The Oracle of Tarot 1-78 (incomplete):
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000X6FRFO/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1246931240&sr=8-4&condition=used

    ===Later courses===
    Qabalistic Doctrines on Sexual Polarity 1-52
    Vibratory Powers of Qabalah 1-78
    Meditational ascent on the tree of livingness 1-104
    Qabalistic Doctrines of Rebirth and Immortality 1-68

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    Post  ankh_f_n_khonsu on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:48 pm

    There's a *ton* of BOTA stuff floating about out there... I'm a little surprised more of it hasn't been submitted already...
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    Post  pullybone on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:14 pm

    I second that emotion.

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    Post  Wolf Khan on Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:32 pm

    I wish I could download the entire curriculum as I am member of bota, just that the membershjip has lapsed, I am an advanced member too. I would like to know where can I download all the courses without having to pay via amazon etc????

    Thank you Wink
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    Post  Sascrunch on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:24 am

    Wolf Khan wrote:I wish I could download the entire curriculum as I am member of bota, just that the membershjip has lapsed, I am an advanced member too. I would like to know where can I download all the courses without having to pay via amazon etc????

    Thank you Wink

    If you are a member, why would you need to download the material? Members receive weekly lessons in the mail.
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    Post  ankh_f_n_khonsu on Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:43 am

    Sascrunch wrote:If you are a member, why would you need to download the material? Members receive weekly lessons in the mail.

    Yes. I didn't know the lessons were weekly though... if so, I guess that could help build consistency of practice.
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    Post  Wolf Khan on Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:09 pm

    The lessons were lost in a fire, sometime after I left the order due to personal reasons Sad
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    Post  Khephra on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:37 pm

    Wolf Khan wrote:The lessons were lost in a fire, sometime after I left the order due to personal reasons Sad

    Ouch! Tragedy seems to claim and occlude a great deal of history.

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    Post  Wolf Khan on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:37 pm

    So, with the last comment I made is it possible to get the entire course as a pdf download please???

    Fingers crossed?????
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    Post  Khephra on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:41 pm

    Wolf Khan wrote:So, with the last comment I made is it possible to get the entire course as a pdf download please??

    If it's submitted, it'll be included in an upcoming digest. Hopefully they'll turn up. Smile

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    Post  Oracle3927 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:03 pm

    Is there any update on whether these materials have been acquired?

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    Post  Frater_NS on Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:42 pm

    The list of BOTA course are:

    7 lessons - Seven Steps
    11 lessons - Introduction to Tarot
    47 lessons - Tarot Fundamentals
    53 lessons - Developing Supersensory Powers (Ann)
    32 lessons - Interpretation of Tarot
    12 lessons - Master Pattern
    40 lessons - Tree of Life
    17 lessons - 32 Paths of Wisdom
    12 lessons - Sound and Color
    52 lessons - The Great Work
    52 lessons - Esoteric Astrology (Ann's lectures using PFC's notebooks)
    52 lessons - Sexual Polarity (Ann)
    78 lessons - Oracle of Tarot (Ann)
    78 lessons - Vibratory Powers of the Qabalah (Ann)
    104 lessons - Meditation Ascent on the Tree of Livingness (Ann)
    68 lessons - Qabalistic Doctrines on Rebirth and Immortality (Ann)

    A bunch of the early B.O.T.A material is already published thanks to the Ishtar Publishing and the Fraternity of the Hidden Light.

    The 7 steps, Tarot Fundamentals, Interpretation of Tarot and The Great Work are (more than) covered by these books:

    Occult Fundamentals and Spiritual Unfoldment, Vol. 1: The Early Writings
    Esoteric Secrets of Meditation and Magic - Volume 2: The Early Writings
    Esoteric Keys of Alchemy
    Hermetic Alchemy: Science and Practice - The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2
    Tarot Card Meanings: Fundamentals
    Tarot Card Meanings: Interpretations
    Learning Tarot Essentials: Tarot Cards for Beginners

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    Post  tdeluce on Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:17 am

    The B.O.T.A. lessons of Paul Foster Case are very similiar to the Paul Case's original School of Ageless Wisdom courses.

    These were:

    Section A The Life Power
    Section B Seven Steps of Spiritual Unfoldment
    Section C Concentration
    Section D Magic ( not found in the current B.O.T.A. course structure )
    Tarot Instruction, Section First
    Tarot Instruction, Section Second
    Hermetic Alchemy

    The above courses include the complete School of Ageless Wisdom course content.

    Section A and Section B have been published here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Occult-Fundamentals-Spiritual-Unfoldment-Vol/dp/098189772X/

    Section C and Section D have been published here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Esoteric-Secrets-Meditation-Magic-Writings/dp/0981897738/

    Tarot Instruction, Section First has been published here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Tarot-Golden-Dawn/dp/0982352131/

    Tarot Instruction, Section Second has been published here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Tarot-Revelations-Golden-Dawn/dp/098235214X/

    Hermetic Alchemy has been published here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hermetic-Alchemy-Science-Practice-Golden/dp/0982352115/


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    Post  tdeluce on Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:22 am

    Wolf Khan wrote:I wish I could download the entire curriculum as I am member of bota, just that the membershjip has lapsed, I am an advanced member too. I would like to know where can I download all the courses without having to pay via amazon etc????

    Thank you Wink

    You can contact B.O.T.A. and for a small donation they will replace any lesson you have lost.

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    Post  Benjamin Stein on Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:05 pm

    I don't know if this is relevant (or of interest) but in the 1970's the B.O.T.A. lessons were mailed out in this order:

    Seven Steps in Practical Occultism
    Introduction to Tarot
    Tarot Fundamentals
    Master Pattern
    Interpretation of Tarot
    Tree of Life
    32 Paths of Wisdom
    Sound and Color
    The Great Work
    Developing Supersensory Powers
    Esoteric Astrology
    (I did not progress beyond this point.)

    At that time "Meditation Ascent on the Tree of Livingness" by Dr. Ann Davies was in the United States Library of Congress. Subsequently several taped lectures were added to that collection.
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    Post  The_One_True_Fred on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:03 am

    It's been 15 months, I feel justified in bumping this.

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    Post  opal on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:49 pm

    bota is more or less dead, wouldnt put too much effort into it any more .... have been a member for quite a while, very good teachings - but the structure got badly corrupt im my opinion, some changed to FLO (dont really like the people there and cant tell too much)

    others changed to amorc as amorc has the biggest network of groups and oral support worldwide;

    most of the bota material can be found on amazon or be downloaded in the web for free ;-)

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    Post  benrr on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:19 am

    I started reading the Bota system and I saw its really interesting. I was just wondering the results of the system. Before I follow a system I always look at the spiritual as well as material development in the lives of those I know practicing it.
    So that's why I am in the amorc system. Almost all the French presidents are members, all the presidents of former French colonies and all their ministers. Most of them I know are experiencing all forms well being in their live. At one point I was a little bit caught up wondering if its the teaching that unfolds that or their use of simply "Networking" and you must "know the right people" approach.

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    Post  lilchiva on Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:28 am

    When I was a member lessons were sent every other week. I am not sure what to say otherwise. I would love to get a hold of copies of some of the later lessons etc. My Take on BOTA is that they are quite an excellent introduction to esoteric Christianity and Hermetisim. The Tarot courses are simply the best I have come across, especially for beginners. Some of it needs to be read with a grain of salt etc. They don't really do magic and I wasn't impressed with their Pronos work or healing rituals.

    I think depending on your goals, the BOTA work is excellent. However, if you are looking to rule the world, you aren't going to find it here. They offer excellent and practical advice about ruling yourself. They are a bit anti-power and anti-materialist.

    While I have a number of criticisms of Case's work and POV. I will say that he lays things out clearly and easily. Further, the type of objections I have are objections that have with all the Western Mystery schools, in general. And, they happen to be significantly more advanced than is actually relevant for someone just starting out or wanting a deep study of Tarot and Path working.

    Hope that helps someone. And, if you have access to scans of the lessons, I would be happy to have them. I share. Thanks.


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    Post  TheNomad on Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:41 am

    I have some of the lessons like the Great work,Tree of Life ,Supersensory course ect but Im missing some others 1s that I would like to exchange I'm also looking for Mystic Brotherhood University lessons in exchange

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    Post  HolyNumber on Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:23 am

    Has anyone found a source for the later lessons?
    All I can see that is available is the first five courses.

    I have loads of stuff I could trade.

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    Post  mos on Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:05 am

    It would be awesome to find some new stuff.
    I will look to see if I have anything myself,but this could help with our growth.

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