An Open Letter to All Spiritual Aspirants


Paul Foster Case and Ann Davies dedicated their lives to the establishment, extension, and continuance of the Builders of the Adytum for the purpose of serving humanity in its ongoing journey of spiritual evolution.

They devoted decades of their lives to producing clear, practical, and illuminating esoteric instruction. Their collective body of work represents a spiritual treasure, which they placed in the care of the Order they loved.

The coursework they left for us is a privilege of membership, not to be sold or shared with anyone. Sadly, over the last hundred years, not all of our members have upheld their oaths and obligations to keep these materials private – to be held as a sacred trust.

The advent of the Internet has led to a proliferation of unauthorized copies of B.O.T.A. materials. As each year goes by, it has become increasingly more difficult to manage these appropriations and indiscretions. Additionally, at some point in the future, these works will no longer be protected by what little defense copyright laws provide.

However, it is absolutely essential to recognize that the sanctity and private nature of these lessons do not depend upon such exoteric laws. Per their authors’ intentions, these lessons were created for the sole use of B.O.T.A. members. Correspondingly, the exclusive spiritual authority and responsibility to disseminate the lessons rests with the Builders of the Adytum.

In recent years, many of our members have noticed unauthorized copies of the B.O.T.A. lessons online or in print. The distributors of these appropriated materials are often motivated by a desire for personal fame and financial profit. Some even go so far as to modify the texts, convinced that their understanding exceeds that of the original writers.

Unsuspecting readers who happen upon these unsanctioned publications may unwittingly approach the material out of order, unaware of the systematic progression in training, lacking a clear understanding of how the lessons should be approached, and without the resource of experienced guidance that is available to B.O.T.A. students.

It is also valuable to recognize that the coursework does not exist in a vacuum. It was specifically intended to be undertaken by members who participate in spiritual linkage with B.O.T.A., which in turn is linked to the Inner School - providing an indispensable wellspring of spiritual nourishment and subtle inner direction as we make our way along the Path of Return.


Taking all of this into account, sincere seekers and spiritual aspirants are cautioned to avoid any of the following titles unless they come directly from B.O.T.A.:

  • Seven Steps in Practical Occultism
  • Introduction to Tarot
  • Tarot Fundamentals
  • Developing Supersensory Powers Through Tarot (Esoteric Extension of Tarot to Develop Supersensory Powers)
  • Tarot Interpretation
  • The Master Pattern
  • The Tree of Life
  • Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom
  • Sound and Color
  • The Practice of Concentration
  • The Great Work
  • Esoteric Astrology
  • Qabalistic Doctrines of Sexual Polarity
  • The Oracle of Tarot
  • Vibratory Powers of Qabalah
  • Meditational Ascent on the Tree of Livingness
  • Qabalistic Doctrines on Rebirth and Immortality

Those who wish to receive the clean, unadulterated, and trustworthy esoteric training composed by Paul Foster Case and Ann Davies - in union with the spiritual current that directed all their efforts - are encouraged to avoid unofficial sources and are instead invited to affiliate with the Builders of the Adytum, the chosen caretaker of these precious teachings.

May Light be extended upon you.

In L.V.X.,

The Board of Stewards

Builders of the Adytum, Ltd.


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