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Marie Angelo

Welcome to Imaginal Studies, where wonderful Inner Arts of visionary imagination are invited to illumine and inspire.

It’s ‘the Way of the Imaginal,’ by which I research the ‘Splendor Solis,’ combining my training as an independent Archetypal psychologist-scholar with my long-term background as student and teacher of the Western Mystery Tradition at the School of Memphis.


Splendor Solis

The ‘Splendor of the Sun’ is a Renaissance book of 22 dazzling illuminations set within seven alchemical treatises.

Inside the images, I recognized keys to the animate and animating ‘sun behind the sun’ of the Mysteries.  I’m writing ‘imaginal studies’ of the Splendor Solis into books, to share these discoveries in detail.


School Of Memphis

Announcing a ‘School of Memphis’ Community Interest Company (CIC) - ‘re-storying’ Imaginal Studies to the larger landscape of Ancient Egypt, where the great temple schools of Memphis taught the original Alchemical Arts.

Honouring a great teacher’s life-work and legacy, this new, not-for-profit project maintains the spirit of the True Schools of old.

Starry Mike

Starry Mike

Traditional Astrologer Mike Edwards has gifted Imaginal Studies with his extensive Library, including published and unpublished papers, and recordings of his legendary ‘Star-talk’ teaching. In the company of our splendid ‘Red King’ we re-member the alchemical cosmos of celestial harmonies, turning the wheel of stars once more.

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Splendor Solis Tarot

A successfully funded campaign on Indiegogo

Inside a Golden Treasure Box is my ‘Book of Splendors’ and Tarot Deck with a full 78 cards, each the inner transformative vision of one of the well-known Rider-Waite cards. I’ll be updating the page as the campaign unfolds.

IM Studies

Mithraic Light Project

Mithraic Light is the ‘many-splendored’ Light of Truth that belongs to all spiritual seeking. Just one of the meanings of the word is the ‘beloved Friend’ who is companion on the mystic Way. The ‘shining-through’ of this Light was known in Ancient Egypt, and this project traces its stories and symbols as they animate the Splendor Solis, bringing healing, initiatory ‘secrets of all alchemy.’