Comments: 87 • Responses: 12 • Date: 2019-11-04 11:21:56 UTCsource
Ihatebeingazombie36 karma2019-11-04 13:39:10 UTC
Will you reply to the questions on your AMA?
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E-Cinere-Ortus9 karma2019-11-04 14:16:54 UTC
When I finish work, of course!
ChuckEye18 karma2019-11-04 12:33:04 UTC
Why did you quit?
E-Cinere-Ortus25 karma2019-11-04 14:39:47 UTC
The Temple I was a member of closed down, due to us no longer having a premises for our meetings.
SirPlus18 karma2019-11-04 13:56:36 UTC
Have you been assassinated for revealing the secrets behind the organisation or can you just not be bothered to answer questions?
E-Cinere-Ortus11 karma2019-11-04 14:15:57 UTC
Not yet! I’m currently at work so will be answering in due time.
dadoboy34 karma2019-11-04 14:42:17 UTC
Why do an AMA if you're not here to answer any questions?
E-Cinere-Ortus17 karma2019-11-04 15:27:01 UTC
I wasn’t at work originally, I work on call. But I’m around now.
Simpdogg17 karma2019-11-04 12:34:17 UTC
Did you have crazy sex orgies ?
E-Cinere-Ortus31 karma2019-11-04 14:49:04 UTC
If they had been, I’d have found another Temple to join after ours closed!
13ventrm15 karma2019-11-04 13:28:52 UTC
What is the the average meeting like?
Do you believe the Order still maintains some connection to its Hermetic roots? If so how strongly?
E-Cinere-Ortus23 karma2019-11-04 15:19:23 UTC
An average meeting would usually consist of individuals going through a ritual of advancement to the next grade within the Order (the rituals are elaborate “plays” in which the candidate is introduced to the symbolism of his/her new grade) and has to recite an obligation. They are fairly short, 20-30 minutes.
In other rooms other people would be taking exams, which upon passing them would enable them to be advanced to the next grade at the next meeting.
The Hermetic connection is purely in the Orders doctrines and teachings, there is no belief that we can trace our roots back to Hermes Trismegistus or anything like that.
creamerdreamers8 karma2019-11-04 13:14:36 UTC
How high up the chain were you? Did it require money from you to keep up your rank, similar to Scientology?
E-Cinere-Ortus14 karma2019-11-04 14:42:15 UTC
I was one of the senior members of the Temple. No money was required to progress further up the grades. However you had to pass examinations on occult subjects to enable you to progress further within the Order.
Sorcerous_Tiefling12 karma2019-11-04 14:52:50 UTC
Do you actually believe that magic is real? Or is it like a metaphor for something else?
If you think any of it was real, can you tell me 1 thing you actually believe you accomplished through magic?
I'm just curious if we live in the same reality or if I should just think you are insane.
E-Cinere-Ortus16 karma2019-11-04 15:01:27 UTC
This subject causes much division amongst occult practitioners, particularly in the Temple I belonged to!
I have always been of the standpoint that magic is purely psychological. A form of psychology that modern science doesn’t yet understand. So fingers crossed on that basis, we live in the same reality.
SRHS8 karma2019-11-04 12:53:44 UTC
Was it something you were born into or joined later in life? If the latter, what led you to the decision to join and subsequently leave?
E-Cinere-Ortus11 karma2019-11-04 14:46:30 UTC
My father was also a member but not of the same Temple I was a member of. He was one of the senior members at a Temple we had in Edinburgh, Scotland.
boostman5 karma2019-11-04 15:48:33 UTC
How do you feel about the Greek far-right party using the same name?
E-Cinere-Ortus7 karma2019-11-04 15:51:10 UTC
We actually changed the name of the entire Order after the Greek “Golden Dawn” rose to prominence, and it still goes by the new name now. Occult groups are very superstitious and we felt keeping the name would draw bad energy to the Order (and press!)
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E-Cinere-Ortus2 karma2019-11-04 15:52:28 UTC
We where? Damn I missed that. Must re-watch Die Hard.
zai-ko2 karma2019-11-04 15:04:15 UTC
Are you also a member of A.A or O.T.O?
E-Cinere-Ortus5 karma2019-11-04 15:05:08 UTC
No I’m not a member of either of those. I’m not a Thelemite and I find there practices a little.. exotic.
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