Home Temple Movement
The Home Temple Movement emerged in the 1990s within
the esoterictheosophical tradition as an alternative to the standard
Liberal Catholic Church format of institutional church
and priesthood. The Home Temple Movement is similar to the
house church movement that has existed for several decades
among Protestants. Cofounders of the movement are Louis S.
Keizer and his wife Willa Esterson Keizer, both bishops of the
Independent Church of Antioch. Louis Keizer left the Episcopal
Church in 1975 and was consecrated by Archbishop Adrian
Spruit of the Church of Antioch. He subsequently exchanged
consecrations with Bishop George Boyer of the Sanctuary of
the Gnosis in London. Together, they founded the International
Federation of Gnostic Bishops.
Willa Esterton Keizer is a homeopathist and hypnotherapist.
She studied with Indonesian martial arts master Bapak Subur
Rahadja and became an instructor and lineage holder in his
White Crane Association. She was consecrated as a bishop by
her husband in 1997.
As leaders of the Home Temple Movement, the Keizers
have developed a correspondence training program to assist
men and women in becoming priests for a home-based spiritual
ministry. The course integrates information on the spiritual
teachings of Jesus drawn from the mystical, esoteric, and Gnostic
writings of the centuries with a program of spiritual exercises
and communication with experienced Gnostic leaders
around the world. Much of the teaching material has been
placed on videotapes or is made available online for use by the
students. Instructions are also provided for those who wish to
progress beyond the priesthood to the episcopacy. Students in
the San Francisco Bay area may also take advantage of the
classes that Bishop Keizer teaches at the University of California-Santa
Cruz Extension program on its Cupertino campus.
The Home Temple program is supplemented with the
training offered by the Temple of the Holy Grail with which
the Keizers cooperate. The Temple offers training in a system
of theurgy. The Home Temple Movement may be contacted
co the Keizers at P.O. Box 3816, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. It has
a website at httpwww.hometemple.org.
Home Temple Movement. httpwww.hometemple.org.
May 16, 2000.
Home Temple Movement