Hieros, at hieros.institute, is devoted to developing our shared understanding of the sacred in both theory and practice. Hieros is hosting online courses and workshops as well as events, so do check it out.
Hieros is affiliated with no single academic, religious, or political institution, nor with any particular ideology, doctrine, or dogmatism, but rather clearly maintains an independent, multidisciplinary approach. We are authors and creators and professors, but also explorers, poets, guides, and artists. What connects us is the aim to understand and to express our understanding of hieros, the sacred.
Its purpose is twofold: first, to engage scholars and creators in symposia and other events whose purpose is to deepen our shared understanding of the sacred as manifested in culture, and second, to share specialist understandings of the sacred with a broader public through online courses and media, podcasts, seminars, lectures, and workshops.
Its goals are threefold: to demonstrate the complexity and depth of ancient traditions, and how these can be made relevant for our time; to foster a community of scholars and practitioners whose multidisciplinary work supports insights into shared perspectives on the complexity of the sacred; and to work with contemporary praxis in all areas of human research, sciences, and arts to enhance and expand our understanding of the sacred ground of our shared becoming.