Mysterium-Center-Mystery-SchoolBy definition, a Mystery School is a group of initiates who have dedicated themselves to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the mystery teachings.

Throughout the ages the Mystery Schools have hidden in plain sight. They have built magnificent temples all over the world and provided services both to the public and behind closed door for only ‘those who have eyes to see,’ and ‘those who have ears to hear.’

The initiates are those who are known as the Guardians, the Protectors, the Light bearers, the Teachers, the Healers, the Record Keepers, the Magicians, the Watchers, among many other names.


Until very recently, mystery school teachings were kept under lock and key in their respective institutions. These teachings are the keys to living an enlightened and empowered life.

There was a time when all of humanity used to live, think and act with a common understanding that was in alignment with the greater good of all.  That time has long since passed, and these keys of enlightenment became a threat to forces that desired to control humanity.  These forces, individuals, governments and others tried to eliminate this knowledge from earth, sometimes in overt ways. The wars of the ancients and of modern day were not always about what the history books may tell us. The mystery school teachings were forced to go underground in order to protect and preserve the sacred teachings.

Since then, one would have to be invited in to the school to study, after careful observation, only once that individual had truly proven themselves ready and dedicated. Many mystery schools to this day still operate in this way. However, the Modern Mystery School is considered an “open” mystery school.

There are massive shifts of energy occurring on the planet today, and humanity is once again waking up to its true divine nature. It is time once again to live in an enlightened society. The Modern Mystery School believes in giving everyone the right to choose to pursue the path of initiation into the Light, by creating the opportunity and opening it’s doors to all who seek it.

We are ready to take the next step forward in our evolution, that we embrace our divinity here in the physical.


There are 7 Ancient Mystery Schools on the planet. These 7 are located in North America, England, Romania, Australia, Japan, Tibet and Africa. Six of which are closed to the public. The Modern Mystery School is the only school open to the public. It is the only school to publicly advertise and promote the various initiations into The Great Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Light.

Mysterium Center in Southern California is part of the Modern Mystery School, which has centers located throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, the Caribbean and the Philippines. We continue to grow and expand throughout the world.


There are many mystery-style organizations that share Gnostic and esoteric teachings with its students.  While some of these organizations may have validity in their teachings, however what is important in determining legitimacy for a mystery school is their lineage.

The lineage of the Modern Mystery School dates back to the times of King Salomon and has more than 3,500 years of history and lineage. While the mystery school tradition is much older than that, the lineage of the Modern Mystery School and its teachings can be verified and traced back to the teachings of King Salomon himself.

Lineage, by definition, means a lineal descent from an ancestor, ancestry or pedigree. The Modern Mystery School’s derivation is from an ancient tradition of sharing of knowledge from teacher to student, affirmed by the holy process of initiation.

The direct transfer of information in this fashion has preserved the virtue and honor of the mystery school tradition, which has held the secrets of God and the universe and keys to true spiritual power since the beginning of time. This wisdom and power is available to anyone who seeks it and is willing to honor its sacred nature by walking the Path of Initiation.

Initiation in combination with the unbroken lineage empowers the initiate to engage in the Great Work: creating a better world and living in alignment with their true potential and life purpose. The great masters, such as Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Quan Yin and many more, have all walked upon the path of initiation in the mystery school tradition, which has enabled them to fulfill their promise to God while being here on this earth.

The Modern Mystery School 3rd Order

The Modern Mystery School Lineage Holders are called the 3rd Order. The 3rd Order includes Founder Gudni Gudnason, Ipsissimus Dave Lanyon and Ipsissimus Hideto Nakagome.

Founder Gudni Gudnason is originally from Iceland and has trained in all seven of the Mystery Schools in the world. He received the key to the North American Mystery School and started the Modern Mystery School in 1997. Since then, the Modern Mystery School has become global and now has initiates and practitioners in more than 50 countries in the world. Founder Gudni is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.

Ipsissimus Dave Lanyon joined the lineage in 2004. He is a world-class martial arts instructor and leads the worldwide Order of the Warriors of Light. He has had initiations in mysteries such as Egyptian, Celtic and Viking. He is currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ipsissimus Hideto Nakagome joined the lineage in 2000. Originally from Japan, he comes from a pure Japanese Bushi or Samurai family. He has been initiated as a Priest of Mikkyo Esoteric Buddhism and other initiations into the mysteries. He is also the Head of the Ensofic Ray Institute. He is currently based in Tokyo Japan.