Join the Hypatia Society and become a part of the growing Cherry Hill Seminary family. A true passion for learning and service light these virtual halls. As a member of The Hypatia Society, you carry the light of knowledge further and higher.
Benefits for joining the Hypatia Society and supporting Cherry Hill Seminary are as follows:
$20 Astronomer – Vinyl CHS logo decal 5″ square
$45 Mathematician – Enamel CHS pin 3/4″ round, plus Astronomer benefits
$95 Philosopher – 10% discount on one Foundations course, plus Mathematician benefits
$150 Teacher – 20% discount on one Foundations course, plus Philosopher benefits
$250 Mystic – Free registration at any CHS one-day event, plus Teacher benefits
$500 Beloved – Glass Yule commemorative ornament, plus Mystic benefits
$1,000 Divine Guide – Online link as sponsor, plus Beloved benefits
The Hypatia Society Group Memberships
Today’s Pagan groups are engaged with the meaningful issues of our time, including the valuable educational resources of Cherry Hill Seminary. Your group can join The Hypatia Society as an organization, demonstrating your alliance with the world’s first modern Pagan seminary.
$50 Observatory – CHS enamel pins for up to 6 members of your group
$100 Lunarium – One free Foundations course for one member of your group, plus Observatory benefits
$250 Solarium – One free Pagan Community Education course for one member of your group, plus Lunarium benefits
$500 Naos – Your group web link on our THS web site, plus Solarium benefits
$1,000 Inner Sanctum - Two free Pagan Community Education courses for your group, plus Naos benefits
Hypatia of Alexandria was a 4th century C.E. astronomer, mathematician, teacher and philosopher of international reputation. Socrates Scholasticus wrote that “she far surpassed all the philosophers of her time: and was greatly respected for her “extraordinary dignity and virtue.” Hypatia’s house was an important intellectual center in a city distinguished for its learning. Damasius described how she “used to put on her philosopher’s cloak and walk through the middle of town” to give public lectures on philosophy. Admired by all Alexandria, Hypatia was one of the most politically powerful figures in the city. She was one of the few women who attended civic assemblies. Magistrates came to her for advice, including her close friend, the prefect Orestes. In the midst of severe religious polarization, Hypatia was an influential force for tolerance and moderation. She accepted students, who came to her “from everywhere,” without regard to religion. (read more here) –Max Dashu
Cherry Hill Seminary gratefully acknowledges the kind permission of artist Max Dashu to reproduce her haunting painting of Hypatia. Click here to order a printed poster of Dashu’s painting.