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 taught Religious Stdies and Classics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1969 to 1975, served as Academic Dean of the Faculty at the Academy of Atys and Sciences in Seaside, California for two years, then in 1977 he and Tess Popper founded, administered, and taught fulltime in Popper-Keizer School for Accelerated Learners. Earlier n 1975 he founded and conducted the New Hastings Symphonic Band and two years later the Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra. Today he continues to perform as a jazz trumpeter and cornetist. 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
DR. KEIZER'S SURPRISE 65TH BIRTHDAY
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Bishop Keizer's Amazing Readings from the Copper-Plate Oracle in Orissa, India HERE
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.
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)
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA G.P.A. 3.8
Portland State University; Baccalaureate in Science with General Studies in Humanities
California State Single Subject Teaching Credential in Geosciences,
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; G.P.A. 4.0
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS:
Episcopal Church Foundation Full Fellowship
Episcopal Church Committee Scholarship Award
Burns and Alumni Award for Excellence in First Year, AnglicanTheological College, British Columbia, Canada
National Merit Scholarship Award
National Honor Society Competition Finalist
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
Center for Hermeneutical Studies, Berkeley
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Scholar, International Corpus Hellenisticum Nova Testamenti
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,
INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY (Cambridge, England, 1976-
1979) and Others
ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION
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.
Independent Church of Antioch, by Presiding Bishop Adrian Spruit; 1975
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
|Exhaustive Bibliography for the Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha (AAH Press, 1973)|
|Heterodox Judaism and the Sect of John the Baptist in the Background of Johns Gospel (1966, reprinted 1997 Home Temple Press)|
|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 (Privately 1973; republished Home Temple Press, 1999)|
Courses Taught at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Extension, 1969-2000
|Introduction to the Old Testament Literature (One quarter, undergraduate)|
|Studies in the Old Testament Literature: The Prophets (One quarter, undergraduate)|
|Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament (One quarter, undergraduate)|
|Merkabah, Hekhaloth, and Kabbalistic Mysticism (One quarter, University Extension)|
LANGUAGE RESEARCH AND TEACHING
|Simplified Coptic Grammar With Comprehensive Texts and Glossaries (Duplicated 1969 for U.C.S.C. classes; published 1998, Home Temple Press)|
|Keys of the Master (A dictionary of Aramaic terminology used in the teachings of Jesus) (Home Temple Press, 1999)|
|Papyrological Studies in the Writings of Clement of Alexandria (1967, reprinted 1998 Home Temple Press)|
Language Classes Taught at U.C. Santa Cruz
|The 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)|
|Studies in the Medieval Latin Alchemical Literature (One quarter translation and research as part of the Classics and History of Consciousness graduate programs)|
|Readings in Hellenistic Greek (One quarter of readings from Greek Magical Papyri, philosophers, Josephus, etc.)|
NEW TESTAMENT AND MAR YESHUA, THE MASTER JESUS
|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)|
|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) (Privately 1984; republished Home Temple Press, 1999)|
Courses Taught at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Extension
|Introduction to the New Testament Literature (One quarter, undergraduate)|
|The Early Christian Churches (One quarter, undergraduate)|
|Mar Yeshua: The Unknown Jesus (Three quarters undergraduate, taught as one quarter The Gnostic Jesus in U.C. Extension classes)|
|The Life and Teachings of Jesus (One quarter, undergraduate)|
|The New Humanity: The Forgotten Kabbalistic Teaching of Yeshua and the Evolution of Global Spirituality|
|The Kabbalistic Words of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas: Recovering the Inner-Circle Teachings of Yeshua|
|Yeshua: The Unknown Jesus|
|Introduction to the Authentic Aramaic Teachings of Yeshua|
|The Initiatic Teachings of Yeshua Embedded in the Aramaic Core of the Gospel of Thomas|
HISTORY, COMPARISON, PHENOMENOLOGY OF RELIGIONS
|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
|Introduction to World Religions (Three quarters, undergraduate)|
|The New Testament Greek Language and Literature (Three quarters, undergraduate; Koine Greek grammar and language studies as basis for study of New Testament Literature)|
|Hellenistic Greek Language and Literature (Three quarters, undergraduate; intermediate Greek and classical Hellenistic texts relating to Christianity, Judaism, Gnosticism, and the mystery religions)|
|The Coptic Gnostic Language and Literature (Three quarters, undergraduate; includes Coptic language studies using author's grammar book and glossaries)|
|History, Comparison, and Phenomenology of Religions: Shamanism, Sainthood, and Mastery (Three quarters, undergraduate)|
|New Testament Apocrypha (One quarter, undergraduate)|
|The Western Mystery Tradition: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern (Three quarters, undergraduate; UCSC Extension)|
|The Hermetic Sciences: Alchemy, Kabbalah, and Magic (UCSC Extension, Two Weekends)|
|The Mystery Schools of Classical Antiquity (UCSC Extension Weekend)|
|Mar 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
“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 ,
“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
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
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)
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
[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?”
Founding Director, The Wisdom Seminars www.wisdomseminars.org
Teacher of Honors Integrated Sciences, Westmont High School, Campbell, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, Extension Division Faculty
Consulting Academic Dean, Great Western University, San Francisco, CA
Founding Headmaster, Teacher, POPPER-KEIZER HONORS HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH, Santa Cruz, CA.
Founding Headmaster, CORNERSTONE HIGH SCHOOL, Bellingham, WA
Co-Founder, Executive Director, Headmaster, Teacher, POPPER-KEIZER SCHOOL, Santa Cruz, CA (Mentally Gifted)
Dean of Humanities, ACADEMY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, Seaside, CA
Acting Assistant Professor of Humanities, Religious Studies, and Classics, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ, and Teaching Associate 1973-1977
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:
Conductor, Music Director, SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and NEW HASTINGS SYMPHONIC BAND
Founding Board, LEAGUE OF SANTA CRUZ THEATERS
Founding President, STAIRCASE THEATER PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION
Founding President, CENTRAL COAST EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM
Founding Chairman, M.A. Program in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling (AAH)
ADMINISTRATIVE IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:
Board of Directors, CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Board of Directors, Local #346, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS
Board of Directors, Personnel Manager, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
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
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)
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
PROFESSIONAL TEACHER AND TRAINER
President and Head of Faculty, Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy, Santa Cruz, CA, offering a THREE-YEAR DISTANCE LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN HOMEOPATHY. Trains health practitioners in professional Homeopathy http://www.homeopathytraining.org Board Member and Co-Chair of Case Review Committee, Council for Homeopathic Certification
Curriculum Developer/Instructor, Oregon Institute of Classical Homeopathy, Medford,OR.
Clinical Instructor, Medford, OR and Berkeley, CA. Case-taking, analysis, management with a student clinical group.
Core Faculty Member, Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine, Berkeley, CA. Develop
and implement first year curriculum, oversee first-year program.
First Year Instructor, acute therapeutics, Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine, Berkeley, CA.
ACADEMIC AND INITIATIC CREDENTIALS
Professional Certification Exams
Certified in Classical Homeopathy by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE)
Consecrations, Ordinations, and Initiations
1998 Grail Mother, Temple of the Holy Grail; advanced to
Second Order, 1997; Initiated, 1996
1997 Bishop, eighteen lines of Apostolic Succession, Temple
of the Holy Grail, by Bishop Lewis Keizer; Priest and Deacon, 1996
1997 Dubbed Dame Willa Esterson, Teaching and Healing
Chivalric Order of St. Michael and St. Raphael, Pactio Secreta;
1997 Apprentice Mason, Respectable Lodge #1, St.
Germain, Grande Loge Mixte de France
1980 Ancient and Classic Shao Line Lineage as Pewaris
[Spiritual Inheritor or Lineage Holder], Shao Lin Pek Ho Pay, from
Spiritual Master Bapak Subur Rahardja; White Crane Association, Bogor,
HOMEOPATHY AND HYPNOTHERAPY
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONER
Private practice in clinical Homeopathy and Hypnotherapy, Sacramento, CA; Medford, OR;
Santa Cruz, CA. http://www.homeopathyhealer.com
TEACHING OF CHILDREN
Teacher/Director, Mother Earth School, Sacramento, CA. Martial arts, drama, and preschool curriculum for young children.
Assistant Director, The Farmhouse, Sacramento CA. Oversaw and administered preschool program.
Teacher, Ananda Marga School, Sunnyvale,CA. Taught academics, theater, and martial arts to
elementary school children.
MARTIAL, MEDITATIVE, AND HEALING
Program Director, Health Science Program, White Crane Association, Bogor, Indonesia. Created and administrated program in using martial arts for healing; certified instructors from all over the world who traveled to Bogor for this instruction.
Senior Instructor, White Crane Association, Bogor, Indonesia. Specialized in using martial arts as a healing modality for many conditions such as asthma, neurological disorders, hyperactivity, alcohol and drug addiction, stress, and obesity.
Assistant Instructor, White Crane Association, Bogor, Indonesia
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
North American Network of Homeopathic Educators, Seattle, WA. Seminar in curriculum development with Janet Hafler, Associate Director of Faculty Development at Harvard Medical School.
Dynamis School of Malvern, England (Through Four Winds Seminars). Diploma in Advanced
Homeopathic Studies conferred October, 1995.
California State University, Sacramento. 25 semester units in physiology, nutrition,pharmacology, and nursing.
Institute for Educational Therapy, Concord, California. One-year course in hypnotherapy. Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy conferred June, 1994.
Four Winds Seminars, Fairfax, California. Numerous seminars with internationally renowned homeopaths such as Rajan Sankaran, Jeremy Sherr, and Roger Morrison.
Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine, Berkeley, California. Foundation course in classical homeopathy. Certificate in Classical Homeopathy conferred August, 1993.
White Crane Association, Bogor, Indonesia. Intensive training in spiritual practices, philosophy and use of White Crane martial arts as movement therapy under the direct tutelage of Grand Master Subur Rahardja.
New York University, New York, New York. 27 semester units in chemistry, biology, social sciences.
Greater Hartford Community College, Hartford, Connecticut. 13 semester units in social sciences, English, math, biology.
White Crane Association, Bogor, Indonesia. Intensive training in meditation and martial arts. Special initiation conferred as one of 18 Inheritors in the Shao Lin Pek Ho Pay lineage, September 1979.
Wisconsin Mime Company, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Apprenticeship and training in the performing arts.
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville New York. 12 semester units in Chinese civilization and culture and performing arts.
American project coordinator for homeopathic proving of Neon with Jeremy Sherr.
Prover in the dream proving of Cannabis Indica with Rajan Sankaran.
Prover in the Bald Eagle proving with Jeremy Sherr.