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PRESIDING BISHOPS AND DIRECTORS
OF HOME TEMPLE STUDIES

         

Dr. Lewis Keizer is a distinguished independent bishop, respected scholar, lecturer, and professional educator who has been writing and guiding men and women through spiritual studies for over a quarter of a century.  One of the first bishops to ordain and consecrate women, he has been a champion of civil rights and women’s issues all his life.  He is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Religion, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and many other standard reference biographies. He was a student of Mother Jennie, a Spiritualist saint, for six years after leaving theological seminary and it was through her influence that he began to develop true interior spiritual practices and experiences. Dr. Keizer is a multi-talented person whose expertise crosses many disciplines and includes not only academics, but music and the arts, educational, social and environmental reform, and many other areas. He has written, taped, and developed materials for most of the topical areas of Home Temple study.  He makes his UCSC and UCSC Extension classes in Jesus Studies, Comparative Religion, Gnostic Studies, and the Western Mystery Tradition available through the Wisdom Seminars web site. His is the male voice on the tapes

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Bishop Willa Keizer studied Silat for ten years in Indonesia with the Spiritual Master Bapak Subur Rahardja and was chosen to become a Lineage Holder of the ancient Chinese Shao Lin temple.  She is a certified teacher and practitioner of both classical homeopathy and hypnotherapy and, like her husband, has been initiated into many high-grade Eastern and Western spiritual schools. Willa is a practicing Classical Homeopath, Board Member of the Council on Homeopathic Certification, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy, which trains homeopaths for certification through distance-learning. She is also a practitioner of Vedic Astrology and is developing protocols for medical applications. She directs the doctoral program in Vitalistic Healing  through the new vitalism.us web site. Willa created the seminary curriculum called Mind-Body Temple and contributed to several topics, especially the Integrative Spiritual Practices. Hers is the female voice on the tapes.         

          

          

BISHOP LEWIS S. KEIZER, M.Div., Ph.D.


EDUCATION:
Ph.D., 1973    
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA;      G.P.A. 3.8
Dissertation: The Eighth Reveals the Ninth: Tractate 6 of Nag Hammadi Codex VI (Academy of Arts and Humanities, 1974)

M.Div., 1968   
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA       G.P.A.  3.8

B.S., 1965       
Portland State University; Baccalaureate in Science with General Studies in Humanities 

California State Single Subject Teaching Credential in Geosciences, 2002
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA;         G.P.A. 4.0       

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS:
1968-71          
Episcopal Church Foundation Full Fellowship
 
1967               
Episcopal Church Committee Scholarship Award

1966               
Burns and Alumni Award for Excellence in First Year, AnglicanTheological College, British Columbia, Canada

1959               
National Merit Scholarship Award

1958               
National Honor Society Competition Finalist
       

LEARNED SOCIETIES:
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
Center for Hermeneutical Studies, Berkeley
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Scholar, International Corpus Hellenisticum Nova Testamenti       

LISTINGS:
WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD (New York, 1998)
WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICA’S TEACHERS (New York, 1998, 2000)
WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA (New York, 1997, 1999)
WHO’S WHO IN RELIGION (New York, 1976-79)
COMMUNITY LEADERS AND NOTEWORTHY AMERICANS (Bicentennial,
      York, 1977)
INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY (Cambridge, England, 1976-
1979)  and Others       

ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION
Deacon
Protestant Episcopal Church, by Bishop Carmen of the Diocese of Oregon, 1968
(Three years of graduate seminary studies leading to the M.Div. degree from the    
Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, with concurrent studies at Harvard
Divinity School and Harvard University.)
Resigned from the Episcopal Church in 1975 to accept independent Holy Orders.

Priest
Independent Church of Antioch, by Presiding Bishop Adrian Spruit; 1975

Independent Bishop
Consecrated by Bishop Adrian Spruit, who had received all eighteen Lines of
Succession from English Bishops of the Corporate Reunion; 1975. Subconditional
Consecration to exchange lineages with Bishop George Boyer, Sanctuary of the Gnosis
(London), who was consecrated by Richard, Duc de Palatine, who held all extant Lines of
Apostolic Succession; 1993.  

 

RESEARCH AREAS, PUBLICATIONS, AND COURSES TAUGHT IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES:

OLD TESTAMENT AND SECOND TEMPLE JUDAISM

Monographs

bulletExhaustive Bibliography for the Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha (AAH Press, 1973)
bulletHeterodox Judaism and the Sect of John the Baptist in the Background of John’s Gospel (1966, reprinted 1997 Home Temple Press)
bulletSepher Ha-Razim and its Tradition: An Inquiry into the Interrelation of Jewish, Greco-Egyptian, and Chaldaean Magico-Mystic Practice in the Roman-Hellenistic Period (Privately 1973; republished Home Temple Press, 1999)

Courses Taught at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Extension, 1969-2000

bullet Introduction to the Old Testament Literature (One quarter, undergraduate)
bullet Studies in the Old Testament Literature: The Prophets (One quarter, undergraduate)
bullet Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament (One quarter, undergraduate)
bullet Merkabah, Hekhaloth, and Kabbalistic Mysticism (One quarter, University Extension)

LANGUAGE RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Textbook

bullet Simplified Coptic Grammar With Comprehensive Texts and Glossaries (Duplicated 1969 for U.C.S.C. classes; published 1998, Home Temple Press)

Monographs

bulletKeys of the Master (A dictionary of Aramaic terminology used in the teachings of Jesus) (Home Temple Press, 1999)
bullet Papyrological Studies in the Writings of Clement of Alexandria (1967, reprinted 1998 Home Temple Press)

Language Classes Taught at U.C. Santa Cruz

bulletThe Greek New Testament (A year of Koine Greek coordinated with NT studies) Coptic Language and the Nag Hammadi Literature (A year of Coptic grammar with readings)
bulletStudies in the Medieval Latin Alchemical Literature (One quarter translation and research as part of the Classics and History of Consciousness graduate programs)
bulletReadings in Hellenistic Greek (One quarter of readings from Greek Magical Papyri, philosophers, Josephus, etc.)

NEW TESTAMENT AND MAR YESHUA, THE MASTER JESUS

Monographs

bullet The Authentic Jesus: A Guide to Aramaic Idioms, Recent Research, and the Original Message of Jesus Christ (St. Thomas Press, 1983; Home Temple Press, 1999, revised in light of Jesus Seminar)
bulletThe Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Simple Word of the Master Jesus (Translation and Paraphrase of Extant Dominical Teachings in Light of the Original Aramaic Language) (Privately 1984; republished Home Temple Press, 1999)

Courses Taught at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Extension

bulletIntroduction to the New Testament Literature (One quarter, undergraduate)
bulletThe Early Christian Churches (One quarter, undergraduate)
bulletMar Yeshua: The Unknown Jesus (Three quarters undergraduate, taught as one quarter The Gnostic Jesus in U.C. Extension classes)
bulletThe Life and Teachings of Jesus (One quarter, undergraduate)

Books

bulletThe New Humanity: The Forgotten Kabbalistic Teaching of Yeshua and the Evolution of Global Spirituality
bulletThe Kabbalistic Words of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas: Recovering the Inner-Circle Teachings of Yeshua
bulletYeshua: The Unknown Jesus

Seminars

bulletIntroduction to the Authentic Aramaic Teachings of Yeshua
bulletThe Initiatic Teachings of Yeshua Embedded in the Aramaic Core of the Gospel of Thomas

HISTORY, COMPARISON, PHENOMENOLOGY OF RELIGIONS

Monographs

bullet The Eighth Reveals the Ninth: A New Hermetic Initiation Disclosure Translation, edition, and interpretation of Tractate 6, Nag Hammadi Codex VI (Academy of Arts and Humanities Monograph Series #1, 1974)—Doctoral Dissertation.

Courses Taught at U.C. Santa Cruz and Currently at U.C. Extension

bulletIntroduction to World Religions (Three quarters, undergraduate)
bulletThe New Testament Greek Language and Literature (Three quarters, undergraduate; Koine Greek grammar and language studies as basis for study of New Testament Literature)
bulletHellenistic Greek Language and Literature (Three quarters, undergraduate; intermediate Greek and classical Hellenistic texts relating to Christianity, Judaism, Gnosticism, and the mystery religions)
bulletThe Coptic Gnostic Language and Literature (Three quarters, undergraduate; includes Coptic language studies using author's grammar book and glossaries)
bulletHistory, Comparison, and Phenomenology of Religions: Shamanism, Sainthood, and Mastery (Three quarters, undergraduate)
bulletNew Testament Apocrypha (One quarter, undergraduate)
bulletThe Western Mystery Tradition: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern (Three quarters, undergraduate; UCSC Extension)
bulletThe Hermetic Sciences: Alchemy, Kabbalah, and Magic (UCSC Extension, Two Weekends)
bulletThe Mystery Schools of Classical Antiquity (UCSC Extension Weekend)
bulletMar Yeshua: The Unknown Jesus; also The Gnostic Jesus (UCSC Extension, Two Weekends)

POPULAR WRITINGS AND PUBLICATIONS:
[See Under PUBLICATIONS in the SUPPLIES Web Pages for Available Works]

Yeshua, The Unknown Jesus, Biography of the Master Jesus (Historical Fiction), to be published in late 2003
Astral Man to Cosmic Christ with Bishop Eugene Whitworth (iUniverse Press, 2000)
Initiation into the Grail Mysteries (Optional Cassette Tapes) with Bishop Timothy Storlie
(iUniverse Press, 2001)
Harmonic Intoning and Chanting: Instruction in Vocal Technique and Esoteric Principles
of Chakra Attunement
, With Cassette Tapes (Home Temple Press, 1986, Revised 1999)
Mother Jennie’s Garden, Biography of Keizer's Teacher (Home Temple Press, 1999)
The Eighth Reveals the Ninth: A New Hermetic Initiation Disclosure (Academy of Arts
and Humanities Monograph Series #1, 1974)
The Authentic Jesus: A Guide to Aramaic Idioms, Recent Research, and the Original
Message of Jesus Christ
(St. Thomas Press, 1983)
The Wandering Bishops: Apostles of a New Spirituality (Home Temple Press, 2001)
  Formerly The Wandering Bishops: Heralds of a New Christianity (St. Thomas Press, 1983;
Academy of Arts and Humanities Monograph Series #2, 1976)
Initiation: Ancient and Modern  (St. Thomas Press, 1981)
“Ministers: The New Breed,” Episcopalian  (November, 1968)
“The Erotic Male: Men’s Stake in the Women’s Movement,” The Men’s Anthology  (New
York, 1975)
“Christ and Women: A Refutation of the Anti-Feminist Heresy, “ St. Thomas Journal 
(Santa Cruz, 1978)
Articles Published in The Esoteric Revue  (Santa Barbara)  and St. Thomas Journal ,
1978-1984:
“Initiation;”  “Intuition: The Voice of the Soul;”  “Silence;”  “Blavatsky’s SECRET
DOCTRINE;”  “Prolegomenon to an Interpretation of Swedenborg;”  “Spiritual Groups
in the New Age:  Cult or Ecclesia?”  “A Theory of the Soul”
Heterodox Judaism and the Sect of John the Baptist in the Background of John’s Gospel
(1966)
Papyrological Studies in the Writings of Clement of Alexandria (1967)
Simplified Coptic Grammar With Comprehensive Texts and Glossaries
  (1969)
Sepher Ha-Razim and its Tradition:  An Inquiry into the Interrelation of Jewish, Greco-
Egyptian, and Chaldaean Magico-Mystic Practice in the Roman-Hellenistic Period

(1973)
Ultrafundamentalism:  Assault on Democracy  (1982)
The Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Simple Word of the Master Jesus (Translation and
Paraphrase of Extant Dominical Teachings in Light of the Original Aramaic Language) 
(1984)
Keys of the Master Concordance and Explanation of Aramaic Terms and Concepts
Used by the Master Jesus (Home Temple Press, 1987, 1999)
The Mysteries of Jesus Christ : A Commentary on the New Gospel of Jesus Christ  (1985)
Priesthood in the New Age  (1986)
Prophecies Concerning the New Church (1986)
Curriculum for the Home Temple
Curriculum for the Temple of the Holy Grail
Other Articles, Monographs, and Writings since 1987 too numerous to list
       

CAMPAIGN ARTICLES:
[WRITTEN 1994 AS CANDIDATE FOR CALIFORNIA STATE
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION]
The Keizer Plan for California School Reform
“Real School Reform”
“C.T.A. Plan Merely Wish-List”
“High Discipline Schools”
“Politically Correct Schools?”
       

PROFESSIONAL:

1998-CURRENT
Founding Director, The Wisdom Seminars www.wisdomseminars.org

2000-2006
Teacher of Honors Integrated Sciences, Westmont High School, Campbell, CA

1998-2001
University of California, Santa Cruz, Extension Division Faculty

1998-2001   
Consulting Academic Dean, Great Western University, San Francisco, CA

1996-1998 
Founding Headmaster, Teacher, POPPER-KEIZER HONORS HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH, Santa Cruz, CA.

1995-1996   
Founding Headmaster, CORNERSTONE HIGH SCHOOL, Bellingham, WA

1977-1995  
Co-Founder, Executive Director, Headmaster, Teacher, POPPER-KEIZER SCHOOL, Santa Cruz, CA (Mentally Gifted)

1973-1976   
Dean of Humanities, ACADEMY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, Seaside, CA

1969-1973 
Acting Assistant Professor of Humanities, Religious Studies, and Classics, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ, and Teaching Associate 1973-1977

1963-1965      
Teaching Assistant PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY        

ACADEMIC CLASSES TAUGHT:
University of California at Santa Cruz (Religious Studies, Classics) and U.C. Extension:
Introduction to World Religions; History, Comparison, and Phenomenology of Religions:
Shamanism, Sainthood, and Mastert; New Testament Greek; Studies in the Old
Testament Literature; Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament
(Intertestamental Literature); Primitive Christianity and the Christ Myth; Christian
Origins and the Historical Jesus; Gnostic and New Testament Apocrypha; Western and
European Esoteric Tradition;  Coptic Language and the Nag Hammadi Literature;
Studies in the Latin Alchemical Literature; Hellenistic Greek Religious Texts;  The Western Mystery Tradition;
The Gnostic Jesus; The Ancient and Hermetic Sciences--Alchemy, Astrology, and Kabbalistic Magic
High-School and A.P. (College Level) Curriculums:
Algebra I; Algebra II; Plane Geometry (Emphasis on Euclidian Geometry and Proof);
Trigonometry; Pre-Calculus; U.S. History; Western Civilization;  English Literature and
Composition;  World Religions;  European History, French
Revolution to the Present;  Twentieth-Century History; Shakespeare Plays: Tempest,
Hamlet, Othello, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet;  American Literature; Latin
I-II;  Greek I; Classical Studies; General Sciences;  Physical Sciences; Earth Sciences; Physics;
Chemistry; Biology; A.P. Physics, A.P. Latin; Honors English Literature; Introduction to Internet Research
       

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS INITIATED AND FOUNDED:
1975-1984   
Conductor, Music Director, SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and NEW HASTINGS SYMPHONIC BAND

1975            
Founding Board, LEAGUE OF SANTA CRUZ THEATERS

1974-1976
Founding President, STAIRCASE THEATER PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION

1974-1976  
Founding President, CENTRAL COAST EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM

1974-1975   
Founding Chairman, M.A. Program in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling (AAH)
       

ADMINISTRATIVE IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:
1979-1980       
Board of Directors, CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL

1975-1976 
Board of Directors, Local #346, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS

1975-1976   
Board of Directors, Personnel Manager, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

1972-1973     
Served in Place of Chairman, Religious Studies Committee, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ
       

MEMBERSHIPS AND FRATERNAL ORDERS:
Presiding Bishop, International Synod of Home Temple Bishops
Master Mason, F.&A.M. and Venerable Master, Grande Loge Mixte de France (Paris)
Master Elus Cohen and S.I. IV, +OMCC+ (France)
Bishop and Vicarius Salomonis for the Pan-Sophic Rites of Freemasonry, +SG+ (London)
Knight Commander for United States, +OMR+ Chivalric (London)  
Regionary Head of A:.R:.A:. (Rosicrucian), United States
And Others       

MUSICAL ACTIVITIES:

CLASSICAL AND ORCHESTRAL:
Trumpeter with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (1960-61).  Conductor and Music
Director of the NEW HASTINGS SYMPHONIC BAND for seven consecutive summer
seasons (1975-1981). Conductor and Music Director of the SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA (1979-1986) for regular winter concert season; recorded sound-track to
the new Shire Films educational version of Peter and the Wolf, which won honors at the
Cannes Children’s Film Festival and was featured in the CBS Children’s Film Festival
three years running (1987-1989). 
 

Conductor, Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra (1979-1987)       

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JAZZ:  

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Played jazz professionally in Portland, Oregon, during the early 1960’s.  He established
the jazz program at UCSC in 1970 while a faculty member in Religious Studies.  He has
performed with the PLUM FOREST traditional jazz band, JAKE STOCK AND THE ABALONE
STOMPERS,  BATHTUB GIN DIXIELAND BAND (Bellingham, WA),  singer Marcia K’s STATE
STREET JAZZ BAND (Las Vegas, NV), and at many festivals including the original Sacramento
Jubilees.  During the 1980’s he performed all summer for the America’s Cup Races in Newport,
Rhode Island, with JACK LONDON’s JAZZ BAND, then co-led  the CALIFORNIA RHYTHM KINGS
with trombonist Ed Zimbrick.  Recently performed with Ed Zimbrick’s all-star TENTH AVENUE
JAZZ BAND all over the world.  Keizer has concertized with such greats as Sonny Chris, Jimmy Pepper, Monk Mongomery, and done duo cornet or trumpet performances with such players as
Bobby Hackett, Chet Baker, and Jackie Coon. Appeared as all-star guest artist at 1998
Edinburgh Jazz Festival in Scotland.  Recordings:  The Electric Cornet of Lewis Keizer (1998); Bathtub Gin Party Band Favorites (1996);  Marcia K’s State Street Band (1995); and Tenth Avenue Jazz Band recordings 1998-2001.       

 

 

BISHOP WILLA  A. KEIZER       

Consecrated by Bishop Lewis Keizer in 1997

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Spiritual care counselor/chaplain, specializing in hospice and palliative care

Education

Doctorate of Divinity| Feb. 1. 2009 | Home Temple School of Sacred Studies- Santa Cruz, CA

·     Pastoral Counseling

·     Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist liturgies

·     Studies on cross cultural perspectives of death and dying

Doctor of Vitalistic healing | June 4, 2006 | Home temple School of Sacred Studies – Santa Cruz, CA

·     Hypnotherapy and guided visualization

·     Clinical musicianship with harp and voice

·     Meditation, mantra, and other spiritual healing modalities

 

Ordinations and Certifications

 

1997 Consecrated into the Sacred Order of the Episcopate of the Home Temple

 

1996 Ordained into the Priesthood of the Apostolic Church of the Home Temple

 

1994 Certified as Clinical Hypnotherapist by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

 

1993 Certified in Classical Homeopathy by the Council for Homeopathic Certification

Work

Founder and Director, Caduceus Institute of classical Homeopathy | 1997-present

·     Teaching students and caring for patients in our low cost homeopathic community clinic

Volunteer Chaplain, Central Coast VNA and Hospice | 2008-2010

·     Spiritual counseling, guided visualization, and music therapy with harp and voice for hospice patients,  in - service relaxation and meditation sessions for VNA staff