Cercle International de Recherches Culturelles Et Spirituelles
CIRCES International® is dedicated to the transmission of Spiritual Chivalry in modern times. True, Spiritual Chivalry is tolerant of all esoteric traditions because each tradition is but a different Path to the ONE SOURCE. CIRCES is an organization of inclusion - not exclusion. We do not hold to distinctions based on gender, ethnicity, religion or political persuasion.
Spiritual Chivalry is about true tolerance, unconditional divine love, true compassion, rigor, discipline, honor and integrity. It is about the work we do internally and apply externally toward refining our self. We believe that the only person you can master or change is your self and that self mastery improves all of humanity one person at a time. Nothing that is essentially human shall be a stranger to you. If this does not resonate with you, then we are not the right organization for you.
Animated by the same compassion which compelled the Nine Original Templars to dedicate themselves to the Divine and ''to protecting the pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land", CIRCES International® is an outer Templar vehicle for the expression of Spiritual Chivalry in today's world. As an International Circle of Seekers and Doers, CIRCES is open to all sincere aspiring initiates, without regard to language, ethnic origins, religion, gender, or political persuasion. Though we largely recruit initiates from other spiritual traditions and esoteric Orders, we are also open to considering sincere spiritual aspirants who have not received prior initiation in a formal esoteric Order or school, but who have demonstrated that they are spiritual workers in the world.
Our Order is committed to living the commandment: Love ye one another! and, is dedicated to the ideals of Chivalry, World Peace, and the reduction of Human Suffering through the integration of the spiritual and scientific technologies. Carrying forward the process of integration initiated by our forbearers, CIRCES has a mission to contribute to the spiritual evolution of humanity by effecting a viable integration of the two dominant forces in the world today, namely the spiritual and scientific sentiments of the Soul. In this regard, it is interesting to note, however, that although it presents itself as a movement of spirituality and initiation, CIRCES teaches neither doctrine nor dogma but, instead, presents techniques whereby each member may awaken to the Teachings which already reside within him or her, and come to know personal Mastery. In this, CIRCES spares no effort in contributing to the Personal Integration of each member, and it works to support the esoteric community as a whole. Therefore, an aspect which is truly original with CIRCES is that its members are enabled to participate directly and individually in the common work of human consciousness evolution, but always in perfect harmony with their personal knowledge and aptitudes. In short, the personal experience of each member is brought to bear directly upon the Mission of CIRCES International®.
For more information on CIRCES International and the OSTI® please feel free to browse our booklet:
Spiritual Chivalry: An Introduction to the Knights Templar
If you believe that this path of Spiritual Chivalry is right for you, please click here to begin that journey.