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# Sorry for the lateness of this reply. Lets get to it already.
#> a secret society probably wouldn't trust you with the Keys to
#> the Cosmos until it was sure that you were reliable and likely
#> act in accord with what their upper echelon thinks is ethical.
# Anymore then they did Crowley durring his Golden Dawn era.
maybe so. at some point he took to attempting to expand his circle
of initiates by effecting initiation by mail.
#># Are you dissin "Secret Societies"
#> absolutely! ;>
# I find this strange because your other identitiy in this community is
# in Freemasonry
I've never been a Freemason and do not personally support secrecy,
but share some of the values inherent to their various systems.
I'm a member of a quasi-masonic fraternity ((c)OTO as a discipline),
but this should *not* be taken as support for anyone else becoming
a member of same. my wife and mate was initiated by Comasons and I
have known a few Freemasons who shared some of my interests, but
the issue of secrecy usually got in the way somehow.
#> most of them have social interaction to offer. for more than
#> that I cannot vouch, and I am predisposed to doubt their
#> authority outside their peculiar social network.
# Such as?
OTO, AA, GD, Freemasons, AMORC, etc. I can't vouch for them.
their membership connections may be valuable, some say that
they don't find socialization in them at all or it takes on
very circumscribed or formulaic structures. their initiation
styles and the constraints imposed by them within these rites
may not be conducive to the discovery and/or adherence to
one's True Will. beware.
#> it has become something of a joke amongst occultists to refer
#> to that which one is unfamiliar as "beyond the grade" of any
#> who ask about it. concealment of ignorance through reference
#> to standards of secrecy is an age-old ploy.
# Espeicaly since the Internet.
no doubt. the tenuous nature of the internet makes it all the
more easy to present someone with an air of authority if one
is skilled in the use of didactic and/or imperious speech. :>