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Flexible Init Rites

To: thelema93-l now
From: (nigris (333))
Subject: Flexible Init Rites (Private Instead of Secret)

49990723 IVom

# > ...eliminating secrecy regarding rites completely, instead shifting
# > to a sequence of private rites designed along thematic and
# > instructional lines by those who are well-versed in such matters
# > and part of the Order designing them (a cabal or inner order of
# > ritesmakers).

a correspondent wrote: 
#  Are you talking about doing this on an order-wide scale or ??

order-wide was what I had in mind. it would make sense to keep some
level of consistency.
#  What is the difference between "secret" and "private" rites 
# in your mind?

'secret' implies repercussion for discussing them and a habit of
patrol of those involved to be sure they aren't exposing the
organization's bits to the rest of the world. 'private' is more
permeable, not subject to official (rather than personal)
restraint. private rituals would leak out as those who were
involved with them became familiar with them sufficiently and
wanted them to be known by others for some reason. at that
point it would probably be a good idea to begin to change them
once more and 'release' the old rites for general study. 

those whose tongues were too loose would be relegated to the
last stages of private release. compare it to the release of
computer programs, starting with the programmers, the corpora-
tion, the company, and then leaked to the world (or sold, in
the case of for-profit applications).

I'd compare it to an ever-opening flower, supporting the 
creation of membership-admittance rites. there'd be alot
less emphasis on keeping the particular rites from prying
eyes or ears.

#  LVX,


blessed beast!

nigris (333)

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