Terms of Use, Studyguide, License Agreement, Disclaimer, Privacy

This website is operated by the Stichting Academy of Hermetic Arts and Sciences. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to the Stichting Academy of Hermetic Arts and Sciences. We offer this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or enrolling for the Mythical Journey retreat, you engage in our “service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms of Agreement”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

1. Terms of use of The Mythical Journey

By enrolling, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age. You agree to honour the copyright of the retreat materials and not to distribute, copy or otherwise duplicate any of the materials provided as part of your puchase.

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of services that we offer.

We do not warrant that the quality of any services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of our Services.


We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us. The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.


We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.


We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

By enrolling you agree to pay a non refundable deposit of € 150,00 for the Mythical Journey Retreat. This deposit is due 14 days after the date of the invoice. The rest of the fee is due on July 1st 2022 at the latest. We reserve the right to cancel your participation if your payment is not received by us on time.

In case you cancel the event less than 6 weeks before it begins, you owe the total amount of the fee. Given the tailor-made nature of weekend retreats it is not possible to refund the money. We advise to take out a cancellation insurance.

In case the event is cancelled due force majeure/hardship, the non-returnable deposit will change into a voucher with which you can purchase other products from our shop.


We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors. You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.


Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.


In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Agreement, you are prohibited from using the Events content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.


We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the service of this Website for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service of this Website at any time, without notice to you. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall Stichting Academy of Arts and Sciences and anyone organizing the Mythical Journey Retreats, be liable for incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.


In the event that any provision of these Terms of Agreement is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Agreement, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.


The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Agreement and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to the Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the


These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the European Union. Stichting Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences is a registered organisation of the CAT (Collectief Alternatieve Therapeuten). Participants agree that in the event of conflicts, the CAT will be involved in mediation. Place of fulfillment and place of jurisdiction for any obligations of or disputes between the contracting parties arising is Maastricht, the Netherlands.


Questions about the Terms of Agreement should be sent to us via e-mail.

Terms of use of the Argo’s Journey:

A new student can attend a maximum of 3 lessons as a try out. Only the attended lessons will be charged. After that, further participation will be treated as subscription for the educational program:

  • Subscription is per semester and automatically implies agreeing with the Terms of Use.
  • Tuition fees are owed per semester. The registration is automatically renewed every six months. Termination of the training must be done in writing 3 months prior to the expiry date. Semesters start in February and in August. In case of cancellation during the semester, the tuition fees for the current semester remain owed. The tuition fees are charged per semester (in exceptional cases payment in instalments is possible).
  • In case of an insufficient amount of participants the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences will cancel the training. In case of cancellation the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences will inform the participants as soon as possible and the tuition fees will be refunded.
  • In case a student is unable to attend a training through circumstances beyond their control, they can attend missed lessons in parallel groups or convert the Argo’s Journey program to the Inner Journey training.
  • Tuition fees need to be covered 6 weeks preceding the semester. After subscription every student has 14 days time for reflection. After this the registration is final and the student can use all facilities of the academy.

Premature cancellation

Cancellation is regretful for everyone involved. It is disappointing for the participant unable to attend the training, but also for the group members: membership and attendance are detrimental factors on the quality of the group process. Cancellation is also regretful for those participants that needed to postpone their participation because of oversubscription. The cancellation arrangement is applied under all circumstances. The amount of participants is being maximised to ensure a high trainings intensity for all participants.
Our cancellation arrangement is not applied in case the participant takes care of a matching replacement for the training he enrolled for. A matching replacement is a new member who fulfils the terms and conditions of the training.

Terms of Use of The Mythical Journey: Retreats and Seminars

  • Subscription for the Retreats and Seminars takes place per email. After subscription you receive an invoice for the seminar.
  • After subscription every participant has a 14 day time of reflection. After that the cancellation arrangement is applied.
  • The payment deadline is 7 days after the date of the invoice.
  • In order to organize a retreat or seminar, the organization must make an investment in time and resources to prepare the event which is tailor made for each participant. Our work starts with your registration and not – as is often assumed – on the starting date of the event itself. For this reason, a so-called non-returnable deposit of 50% of the total price is applicable for such events, this payment obligation starts at the time of registration.
  • The registration for the retreat or seminar stops 4 weeks before the date on which the event will take place and from that date the full amount is due.
  • Given the tailor made nature of the organisation of the weekend retreats, it is not possible to refund the money. We advise to take out a cancellation insurance.

Terms of Use of The Inner Journey

Subscription is per semester. After acceptance the subscription fees need to be paid and the materials will be made available. The student can make use of the supervision for 6 months. If a student wants to continue their training a new semester of supervision needs to be settled. Restitution of tuition fees is not possible.


All the copyrights related to the training materials are owned by Ina Cüsters van Bergen. Without written permission the student is not permitted to put materialst at the disposal of third parties, or to multiply and/or sell it in any way.

Our Studyguide needs an update

The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service. In no event shall the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. The Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice.

This studyguide will be updated as soon as possible. Click picture or link to open PDF.

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License Agreement

License Agreement

All the teaching material (oral and written) fall under this License Agreement.


The Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences is an organisation run by volunteers. Our webpages are frequently updated and improved, but can be outdated since we have a limited amount of people who can keep these web pages up to date. New content will be added as it is available. Although we will attempt to keep information accurate, the accuracy of the information provided cannot be guaranteed.

All parties providing information on the Academy for Hermetic Sciences warrant that the copying, distribution and use of such materials is prohibited without previous written permission of the owner and would violate proprietary rights. All material that is presented on these pages is copyrighted and may not be used in Web pages, electronic, or written publications without the express written permission of the Academy for Hermetic arts and Sciences. If we have used unwittingly some copyrighted material, please write us an email, so that we can remove it.

All affiliates of the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences, and others, who have given permission for publication and contributed material to this website automatically agree that this material remains free available to the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences to whom they thereby transfer the rights for further use.

The viewer also agrees not to submit content that is infringing or that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with or otherwise adversely affect the operation of another’s computer or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

The linked pages maintained in relation to the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences are the sole responsibility of the users who have chosen to make information publicly available on the web. These pages and the opinions or information contained within are the creation of outside parties and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences.

All sections of the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences are falling under this disclaimer page along with the electronic mail address of the person(s) responsible for maintaining that particular section.

No text, picture, animation or other elements of this website may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the Director of Studies of the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences, Copyright © A.M.C. Cüsters-van Bergen, unless stated otherwise. All rights reserved. Permission for reproduction of elements of the website can be asked by e-mail. [Nederlandse Auteurswet http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0001886/2009-01-01]

The Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences is a registered organisation of the CAT (Collectief Alternatieve Therapeuten). Participants agree that in the event of conflicts, the CAT will be involved in mediation. Place of fulfillment and place of jurisdiction for any obligations of or disputes between the contracting parties arising is Maastricht, the Netherlands.


At the Academy for Hermetic Arts and Sciences we have a firm commitment to protect your privacy and security as a student. Our reputation as an organization of honour and integrity stands firmly behind your rights and needs as a consumer. We do not share your individual customer contact information with third parties. We do not sell our e-mail address list or any other private or contact information and will not do so in the future without your express permission.

Portrait rights

During our meetings incidentally pictures and videos are being made. Prior to this all participants will be informed that recording for publication purposes will take place. People posing at our website have given permission for publication.

General Data Protection Regulation

As a temple we are used to work with strict privacy rules. Because of the new European law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we went to our procedures, and adapted them where necessary.

Under GDPR, there are a number of grounds to legitimize the processing of personal data. What data do we collect?

  • If you want to receive our newsletter, we ask your email.
  • If you become a student we ask for your real name and address.
  • Working at the Solo Magical Training, you send meditation reports to your supervisor and to the admin of the temple. As a temple we agreed to use pseudonyms for this personal correspondence, so that in an unfortunate case of data leaks, the meditation reports are not reducible to individuals and their private situation.
  • At our meetings mobile telephones and other recording devices are locked away to ensure the privacy of all who are there.
  • We respect your image rights: pictures and videos are only made by the designated person who works closely together with the board. Pictures of persons are only made and/or published by mutual consent.

These are the most relevant legal bases and whether or not they are under the GDPR and Basis Requirements and product implications

Contractual necessity

  • Data processed must be necessary for the Service and defined in the contract with the individual


  • Requires a freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous consent by clear affirmative action
  • People have a right to withdraw consent, which must be brought to their attention
  • Must be from a person over the age of consent specified in that Member State, otherwise given by or authorised by a parent/guardian
  • Explicit consent is required for some processing (e.g., special categories of personal data)

Legitimate interests

  • A business or third party must have legitimate interests which are not overridden by individuals’ rights or interests.
  • Data processing must be paused if an objection is raised by an individual.