The Paracelsian Order is a theosophical monastic order for men and women of all faiths and cultural traditions. It is a religious corporation expressly established to make religion more theosophical. Monks are not required to believe anything in particular. It is only necessary that they follow a positive path to spiritual fulfillment. This is an Order for healers and teachers, therefore, the various “Halls” in this web site present our healing and teaching practices.
Members of the Order are either Monks or Friars. Monks reside in and belong to monasteries. Friars of monasteries belong to a monastery, but are not residents of them. Friars of the Order are not attached to monasteries. All members, men and women, are called Monks or Friars and no distinction is made regarding gender.
The Paracelsian Order is the parenting body for theosophical monasteries. We use two fictitious names. They are Madre Grande Monastery in San Diego County, California, and Live Oak Monastery in San Luis Obispo County, California. The Paracelsian Order is a California Church Corporation with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. It is authorized to “do business” in the states of California and New York.