>The competence is my own - does one hold any more?
I don't deny the validity of your own SI but that of you knowledge and
depth of OTO Initiations. The OTOs format for Initiation, despite many
political and monetary questions, is there as a "bootcamp" for those
Aspirants. Weeds out the wheat from the chaff as it were, hence the 1st 3
degrees. SI unless focused on OTO or Thelemic patterns of thought will
probably not get you far in the Order.
> >Validation is another question, and I am not sure
> >what you mean by it.
How about a simultaneous Ritual, agreed upon by both parties, i.e. the
Aspirant and his Initiator, at the same time, record results and see if the
Aspiarnt passes? It is practical, it will show proof( or at least good
intuition, which is still good), and it will show that the Aspirant at least
has the motivation to DO it instead of fantasizing about it. Plus it
improves the comuunication between at least one willing Aspirant and one
willing Teacher. Not a bunch of hacks who say they know this and that but
say those who inquire aren't worthy of that Divine Wisdom retoric! However,
those Teachers would be the ones guiding the Initiate in his Path, i.e.
suggesting books, etc... It is a much more personal way to become
- an immense clashing of wills
More likely personalities.
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