About Us

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Builders of the Adytum was founded in the United States of America by Paul Foster Case in the early 1900s.

Case was a profound sage whose life was dedicated to the task of making some, but not all, of the Western Tradition of spiritual training sufficiently public so that any serious spiritual aspirant could have access to it. His work became the foundation for Builders of the Adytum.

Central to this tradition is the application of the powers of consciousness to the solution of the many problems faced by aspirants in their daily lives. To this end, Builders of the Adytum offers its members a correspondence curriculum based on the Sacred Tarot and Holy Qabalah, the object of which is the self-transmutation of the aspirant's personality.

Success with this work, however, requires self discipline and perseverance on the part of the aspirant. If you are not capable of self discipline, or are not interested in transforming your personality so that it may contribute to life more effectively, Builders of the Adytum cannot help you. It exists only for serious spiritual aspirants who are ready and willing to take responsibility for their spiritual unfoldment.


Before making any decision about applying for membership, you should seriously consider the statements made in this web site. Builders of the Adytum never urges anyone to become a member. It is a step you must take for yourself without coaxing or persuasion. Further details about our correspondence curriculum can be found in the Great Adventure page. Details pertaining to membership can be found on the Membership page.

History of Builders of the Adytum in New Zealand

Builders of the Adytum was established in New Zealand as a consequence of one man seeking the roots of the Tradition. He contacted Ann Davies, who had been appointed by Paul Foster Case to succeed him as Prolocutor-General of Builders of the Adytum. Ann Davies first visited New Zealand in 1963 and her extraordinary and profound understanding of the Sacred Teachings was quickly recognised by the many audiences at Auckland's Ellen Melville Hall and Higher Thought Temple. The work in New Zealand subsequently expanded with its administration centred in Naenae, Lower Hutt and its activity strictly patterned according to the foundation laid down by Paul Foster Case.