Noble Traveler to the Moorish Science Academy website!
Moorish Science Academy is a spiritual and cultural
organisation dedicated to the comparative study and
personal experience of the inner traditions of East and
West. While the Academy is primarily concerned with the
mystical and esoteric streams within Christianity and
Islam, we also seek to cultivate ‘inter-faith dialogue’
encompassing all mystical paths. Upholding the principle
of a ‘higher unity within the greatest diversity’, we
enjoy fraternal relations with a number of initiatic
societies, independent Churches and alternative
religious movements around the world.
Moorish Science Academy was established in Australia in
2003 as the outer work of the Noble Order of the Holy
Moorish Temple (N.O.H.M.T.), an initiatic Order deriving
from Darul Hikmet, a dervish brotherhood active
in the southern hemisphere since the early 1980s.
Academy is named in honour of all those noble men and
women who undertook the journey to the Muslim lands of
the East in search of the science of illumination.
‘Moor’ being the classical name in Europe for the Muslim
people of North Africa which came to be synonymous with
‘Muslim’. ‘Science’ refers to the esoteric sciences.
Through articles, publications, lectures and study
circles the Moorish Science Academy works to shed light
on the inner wisdom of Islam and Christianity, and
foster a deep appreciation of the mystic core at the
heart of every religion.
hope you enjoy the articles presented here.
Director of Studies
"Noble travelers, we
are of no era, of no place."
- Count Alessandro Cagliostro (1743-1795)