Know Yourself

Who are we? Where do we come from? What is the purpose of our life?

The answers to these questions are found through self knowledge. We teach simple techniques to know ourselves better and to discover the answers for ourselves.

The Keys


The keys are within us, in our own Consciousness, and this is where we begin, learning to become more aware of ourselves, and by learning to live in the present moment. By means of certain techniques, practiced in our daily life while going about our daily activities, we can develop and increase our level of Consciousness. With these techniques, we can unlock individual qualities such as creativity, intelligence, intuition and perception and discover within ourselves innate knowledge about the laws of nature, the principles of life, the nature of man and more.

A great Master said:

“Seek first for enlightenment and everything else will be given to you as well.”


Our own consciousness or 'Essence' is unique and original. We start learning by applying conscious attention when carrying out our everyday activities. As we carry out this individual 'inner work', the natural senses and capacities of the Essence grow and develop harmoniously. The precise techniques of using the attention are taught in a step by step manner in our classes.
Essence or Consciousness

We are born with our own individual consciousness. This is an aspect of our psychology that can be seen clearly in babies and young children. Our Essence or consciousness is endowed with the indispensable data for regeneration and inner self-realisation.


Another aspect of our psychology is the personality. This forms during the first 7 years and strengthens up to the age of 21, according to life’s experiences.


The ego manifests as the personality is formed. It functions as a response to stimulus from the outside world, e.g. a sudden impatient or intolerant reaction. We have many such reactions, each with their own distinct flavour.

Our Charitable Objective

The Hermes Trismegistus School of Self Knowledge is established to promote, advance and teach the study of philosophical ideas and their practical application in daily life, drawing on the ancient spiritual traditions found throughout man’s history.

The charity operates in Ireland. It will endeavour to help any individual (18 years or over) in improving all aspects of their lives through the application of these philosophical ideas and practices.

We offer free weekly courses and classes. The information is presented in a modern format, designed to be accessible to today’s society. The goals of the charity are to educate and raise the moral, spiritual, physical and intellectual level of its participants and the community at large.

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