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About the Temple of Set

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Subject: About the Temple of Set
   This is an extremely brief introduction to the Temple of Set. For
   a slightly more in-depth introduction, see "More About the Temple
   of Set".
     * The Temple of Set is a philosophical organization.
          + We explore the ancient Egyptian principle of Xeper
            (roughly translated as "self-improvement" or
          + We explore the other philosophical ideas represented as
            gods by ancient societies.
     * The Temple of Set is an initiatory organization.
          + We are dedicated to the growth and development of our
          + We recognize several Degrees of growth, and identify our
            members by their level of progress.
          + Each Degree is indicated by the color of a member's
               o First Degree -- White
               o Second Degree -- Red
               o Third Degree -- Black
               o Fourth Degree -- Blue
               o Fifth Degree -- Purple
               o Sixth Degree -- Gold
          + The Temple of Set is a Left Hand Path religion,
            recognized as a religion by the state of California and
            the federal government.
               o The Left Hand Path is the tradition of spritual
                 dissent. It is a process ofusing the ideas and
                 actions of the Seeker to create or realize an
                 immortal,individual, potent and powerful essence
                 that will survive death.
               o The Left Hand Path is the quest for personal
                 immortality, won by hard effort without grace of
                 gods, or even of our role model, Set.
               o We believe in the existence of a being named Set,
                 once called a god by ancient Egyptians.
               o We are an unusual religion in several ways:
                    # We have no permanent building or church.
                    # We do not "worship" Set as most religions
                      would use that word.
                    # We don't require religious belief of our
               o We may look strange, but we're good people.
                    # We enjoy dressing in costume for a variety of
                    # We are deeply committed to improving our lives
                      and our selves.
                    # We believe in personal honor, integrity, and


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