Lineage is a key and important factor in determining the legitimacy, integrity and authority that an authentic Mystery School holds.

The lineage of the Modern Mystery School (MMS) dates back to the times of King Salomon and has therefore, over 3,000 years of history and lineage. While the mystery school tradition is much older than that, the lineage of the MMS 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 has persisted through time an ancient tradition of sharing of knowledge from teacher to student, affirmed by the holy process of initiation.

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

Initiation in combination with the unbroken lineage empowers the Adept to engage in the Great Work: creating a better world and living in accordance with their true potential and life purpose. The great masters have all walked upon the path of initiation in the mystery school tradition, which has led them to fulfill their promise to God while being here on this earth.

In the Modern Mystery School, the integrity of our lineage is of utmost importance and preserved through many methods, including:

  • Initiation into Adepthood (first initiation) as well as the various stages of progression, paths and certification
  • Annual Professional Developement for Certified MMS Life Activation Practitioners, Healers, Teachers & Guides to uphold the quality in healing modalities and services provided
  • Apprenticeship training for Guides, Master Teachers, International Instructors and Program Leaders to ensure teachers of any subject are in full alignment with teachings and can offer the highest quality of energy
  • On-going training: Initiates of varying degrees —Adepts, Life Activation Practitioners, Guides, Ritual Masters, International Instructors — are invited several times a year to ongoing training to expand their proficiency and expertise.


Being a part of the Modern Mystery School lineage is also being a part of a family. The MMS is a global tribe of brothers and sisters who are dedicated to the empowerment and betterment of humanity through spirituality and service to all.



All lineages have main key holders, individuals who hold and anchor the lineage on the planet and hold the authority to keep the door of the mystery school open to those who seek the Light. In this lineage, the main key holders are titled the Third Order and in union, they administer and attend to maintaining the purity of the lineage and its teachings. Learn more about each of the members of the Third Order by clicking on the link to their bio below:

The keys to this lineage are held by three initiates:

Sovereign Ipsissimus & Hierophant Gudni GED Gudnason, Founder of the Modern Mystery School

Sovereign Ipsissimus Dave THOR Lanyon

Sovereign Ipsissimus Hideto REI Nakagome




In 2017, when the Third Order was initiated, the Council of 12 was also activated. The Council of 12 is a group of 12 women, high-level initiates from all over the world who serve as leadership for the Modern Mystery School.

The Council of 12 work directly with the Third Order to execute the directives of the Hierarchy of Light for service to humanity on this earth. The 12 women provide council, confirmation and conference to the members of the Third Order about the various projects and missions of the MMS.

The women to occupy the seats on the Council of 12 are:


Ipsissimus Eiko Gudnason
Ipsissimus Luisa Nakagome
Ipsissimus Tsukiko Kimura
Divina Maiko Machiya
Divina Sincere Rohi (Hiroko Ito)
Divina Hitomi Shibuya


Ipsissimus Franca Lanyon
Ipsissimus Theresa Bullard
Divina Kate Bartram-Brown
Divina Rita van den Berg
Divina Liza Rossi
Divina Ann Donnelly

The women who occupy the seats of the Council of 12 rotate through their roles as is needed so you will see some of these women shift and change year-to-year.

The installation in 2017 has allowed for the Goddess power and connection with the Shekinah to be anchored through these structures of the Third Order. This manifests as the implementation of the various levels of operation required for the running of the Modern Mystery School.