A modern day Mystery School providing the only magical and esoteric training to fully address emotional, mental and spiritual development, integrating the ancient spiritual wisdom of the West with the latest psychological techniques from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

What is the Helios School?

Our mission is to enable people to experience the wonder, majesty and spirituality of the ancient Mysteries of Egypt.
The Helios School was originally founded as The Academy of the Opened Ways in 2009 by Andy Cooper and a small group of fellow initiates from the Servants of the Light School of Occult Science (SOL). Andy had first conceived the idea of creating a new daughter school of the SOL in 1998 during a conversation with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, the Director of Studies of the SOL. He felt that the ancient teaching needed a new, modern and refreshing method of presentation, incorporating everything that is good from the traditional ways plus new approaches from the personal development and corporate learning worlds.

The purpose of “Helios” is to create training in the Western Mysteries that truly enables students to create fulfilling and magical lives for themselves and those they love. To enable students to identify their purpose in life and to live that purpose as fully as possible. The vision of the founders of the Helios School of Esoteric Science is to create initiates who are worthy of that term. Who truly bless the Earth upon which they walk and who carry the Torch of the Mysteries on to the next generation of spiritual seekers.

Meet our team

Dr. Andy Cooper
Founder & Director of Studies
Andy is a Third Degree Initiate of the Western Mystery Tradition and the Founder and Director of Studies of the Helios School of Esoteric Science. He personally trained for many years with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, the former Director of Studies of the Servants of the Light School of Occult Science (SOL). His lineage comes from Dion Fortune, the founder of the Society of the Inner Light, through Ernest Butler, the founder of the Servants of the Light and Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, the now retired Director of Studies, who took over the mantle of leadership from Ernest Butler when he retired. Andy holds a Ph.D in Esoteric Studies and is a certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Reiki Master and an initiate of the Huna tradition of ancient Hawaii. Andy lives and works in the magical town of Glastonbury, UK and is the father of two grown-up children.
Lynn Robinson
Third Degree Initiate & Master Trainer of NLP
Lynn is a Master Trainer of NLP, an initiate of the Hawaiian Huna Tradition, a Reiki Master and a Third Degree Initiate of the Western Mystery Tradition. Based in Vancouver, Canada, she runs her own training and consultancy company, specialising in leadership training, sales training, personal development, coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming. Lynn works with both corporate clients and individuals. Lynn’s input on the First Degree training has been significant, writing most of the NLP Practitioner Material in Module 10 and presenting the NLP Certification training that makes up Module 11. Lynn and Andy have worked together and trained together corporately for many years presenting sales training and personal development training to companies in the US and the UK.
Dr. Uwe Kreis
Second Degree Initiate & Master Practitioner of NLP
Uwe is a Master Practitioner of NLP, a Reiki Master, an initiate of the Hawaiian Huna Tradition and a Second Degree Initiate of the Western Mystery Tradition.

A university lecturer in Vancouver, Canada, Uwe holds a Ph.D in organic chemistry and is an expert in aromatherapy. He has blended the Helios Oil that is available for students to purchase and his input on the training materials and reviewing content has been invaluable.
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