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☼ Knowing is half the battle ☼

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☼ Knowing is half the battle ☼

Post by Tentacle » Tue May 21, 2019 8:16 pm

☼ Knowing is half the battle ☼

We understand that there is a lot of misinformation spread about our members as individuals and misinformation about the Temple itself. We also understand why these are the tactics that are used. The simple fact of the matter is we have grown successful and energetic without hubris and false promises. We have offered those who seek us out refreshing transparency. Our methods are not conventional, and that is what is needed at this moment.

We know many cannot dream in the present. This type of dreamer exists through a legacy of plagiarism and repetition. They cannot move forward too far; they are chained to the ghosts of the past. Forward momentum and the unknown, terrifies these people. The Chosen, actively seek it out. We find our joy in this. We are not threatened by the new and the unknown. We learn from the testimonies of those who have had compelling experiences. The diversity of the individual creates a far more vibrant faith and intellectual experience for all who would seek it.

We caution all dreamers against falling prey to predators who are little more than feeble and failed puppetmasters. It is effortless to claim a hand in something when your only proof is nothing more than coincidence. It is easy to play the victim. It is easy to get attention and hold it through temper tantrum and misdirection. These are the tools of the weak. These are the tools of those who lack substance and continue to exist only because no one is willing to hold them accountable. It is easy and convenient to claim conspiracy from outside instead of turning inward and address the internal flaw within one's self.

The delusional continue to survive and grow because many of you when you have been hurt and stolen from, keep your pain inside and try to move on. To those who have been victims of the pathological, the sociopath, the manipulative; we too know this pain. You are not flawed or failed because you thought you were a part of something. You are not a stupid person because you decided to find peace for yourself. You are not a lesser person because you looked to your Master or Mistress and wondered why you did not see results. Your work, your passion, your ideas, were exploited. If you, or anyone, hear the salacious gossip and horrific claims made against the Chosen and The Temple. Consider first; the source of what you're being told. Demand evidence, dig deeper, do not afraid to be critical. There is a time to be emotional, and there is a time to move out of "feelings" and recognise the irrational.

We are all of us capable of great good and great wickedness. We all possess light and darkness. What matters, what is truly powerful, is what we are willing to do with our strengths and our weaknesses. Knowing is half the battle; we must also be prepared to act. To do; to live our dream. Whether you study at the Altar of Bashir, Amaranthine, or look within to study at the Altar of Self, your journey is valuable. You are powerful. There is more to intrigue and more to being a leader of people than cognitive dissonance and empty promises. Do not waste your gifts on those who cannot, and will not, reward you. Do not spend your potential on following and being manipulated by someone or someone(s) who will never invest in you as much as you are giving them.

Seek your truth, ask the impossible questions, explore what it is to be boundless and free whether you do this through spiritual expression or secular study. Mysteries abound in the dreamscape, and we encourage you to explore them. Seek out your truth and answers for yourself.

We see. We hear. We know. Remember this when the reckoning is at hand.

The Matron 🕷️
"I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it."- Niccolo Machiavelli
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