In all times and places, there have existed men
and women who have sensed in themselves a nostalgia
for the Beautiful, True, Just, or Higher.
They sense that in themselves, in other people, and around them,
a higher, more beautiful dimension
exists, and it to this that they aspire.
They are searching for this dimension, concretely.
They know that in other places, other men and other women share
the same aspirations.
These men and women are seeking to understand
the profound meaning of their life and destiny.
Their spiritual path may lead them to meet a school
in which the necessary methods are taught for arriving one day,
perhaps, at this truth.
In these Schools, the knowledge is transmitted which has flowed from the sources of spiritual wisdom over the ages, from the great mystery centers: the Egyptian
mysteries, the secret monasteries of the Dervishes,
the Gnostics, the Cathars,
or the Zen temples, to name only
a few, across the chain of initiates and
In these places, a living Master
transmits a living knowledge that
is adapted to his time and his pupils.
This Master teaches his pupils the
Work necessary in order to be liberated
from everything that imprisons them, from everything that is lowest
in themselves, all of their illusions, in order to attain - through
their study and efforts - the state of harmony, peace, and freedom
to which they aspire.
From this inner state they are then
able to help other people access
this knowledge and these methods.
Today, in Alsace in the foothills
of the Vosges mountains in eastern France, one of these Schools
The tourist guides refer to this region as the "wine route."
But here we are invited to partake of a completely different wine,
namely the wine of Knowledge.
This Knowledge is transmitted by a Spiritual
Master, Selim Aïssel, around which men and women of
all horizons and all walks of society gather at the end of every
Selim Aïssel teaches them the
foundations of a millenium-old knowledge
and spiritual practice, adapted,
however, to the contingencies of our day and age.
A spiritual master is not someone one obeys, but someone from whom
one comes to learn something, something that he has himself put
into practice after studying it with his own masters.
Here, as in all the genuine traditions, the Master is at once a
friend and guide on the Path.
For over 20 years, Selim Aissel has been transmitting the knowledge and practical methods of his modern spiritual psychology with insight and humor.