IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Initiate Programme Update

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03 Feb 2014 16:19 - 13 Oct 2014 15:30 #136237 by Akkarin
The Initiate Programme has been updated!

If you began your studies before the 5th June then please see this post .

What hasn't changed?

The content. The content is exactly the same as it was before and the number and amount of lessons hasn't changed.


What has changed?

The wording of all of the lessons and articles has changed to be more concise and consistent.

The structure of the programme has changed.

What is the new structure?
Old structure:
  • Beginning
  • Exercise 1: Following Instructions
  • Exercise 2: Introductions and Journals
  • Exercise 3: Self Help and Research
  • Exercise 4: Basic Studies (Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Mc Taggart)
  • Exercise 5: World Religions
  • Exercise 6: Personal Tools
  • Exercise 7: Breakdown
  • Exercise 8: Essays
  • Exercise 9: I'm Finished
  • Exercise 10: Patience

New Structure:
  • Beginning
  • Introduction (Includes 'Following Instructions' + 'Introductions and Journals' + 'Self Held and Research')
  • Lesson 1: Myth (joseph Campbell work as before)
  • Lesson 2: The Self (Alan Watts 'The Book' work as before)
  • Lesson 3: Meditation ('Alan Watts on Meditation' work as before)
  • Lesson 4: The Field ('Lynne McTaggart The Field' work as before, now includes disclaimer)
  • Lesson 5: Temple Doctrine
    • Exercise 1: Three Tenets
    • Exercise 2: The Code
    • Exercise 3: The Creed
    • Exercise 4: The 16 Teachings
    • Exercise 5: The 21 Maxims
  • Lesson 6: World Religions
    • Part 1 - Abrahamism
    • Part 2 - Atheism
    • Part 3 - Buddhism
    • Part 4 - Hinduism
    • Part 5 - Paganism
  • Lesson 7: Personal Tools
    • Exercise 1: Didactics
    • Exercise 2: Semantics
    • Exercise 3: Etiquette
  • Lesson 8: Jediism Essays (as before)
  • Conclusion (Includes 'I'm Finished' + 'Patience')

What should I do if I am already doing the IP?

Obviously the lesson titles you are using no longer match up to the lesson titles being used now. This is not a big problem, you can either continue to use the titles from the old list above or, when you do your next lesson, begin using the titles from the new list above.

As long as you use either one or the other (or write both for good measure) and label the material that you are studying clearly then the Knights and Training Masters will be able to look through your journal easily and no one will be confused.

Questions/comments?

"If a tree falls in the woods and no one's around to hear it except for one man, but the tree falls on that man and kills him, does the man dying make a sound?" - Jon Lajoie

Apprentice: Desolous , Xaii
Master: Br. John
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03 Feb 2014 16:38 - 03 Feb 2014 16:44 #136241 by user15542
I really like the new layout, it makes so much more sense. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making the changes.

Especially...

*Disclaimer*

People have asked whether this is the proof the Temple uses when it claims a belief in The Force. We do not take this material as literal fact but as a potential explanation for the existence of something that connects and binds the universe.


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03 Feb 2014 16:56 - 03 Feb 2014 16:58 #136243 by steamboat28
...you would wait until I actually start working on it again to publish changes. :P

I do like the new format, though. Very much. Thanks! This will be very helpful for now. :D
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03 Feb 2014 19:28 #136272 by mdk
Thank you, I'll do the transition soon.
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03 Feb 2014 21:16 #136286 by J. K. Barger
Wu Tang. Thanks for the update B)

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03 Feb 2014 21:19 #136288 by Vesha
The Essays are numbered 1 2 3 4 6 7, please fix. :)

Be the change you want to see in the world.
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03 Feb 2014 22:23 #136295 by Alexandre Orion
Thank you, Vesha ...

:)

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~ Henri Bergson

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03 Feb 2014 22:51 #136297 by Akkarin

Vesha wrote: The Essays are numbered 1 2 3 4 6 7, please fix. :)


In fact we were missing 4 of them, because I hadn't double-checked that one :P

That has now been fixed and the same number of essays and in the same order as before.

"If a tree falls in the woods and no one's around to hear it except for one man, but the tree falls on that man and kills him, does the man dying make a sound?" - Jon Lajoie

Apprentice: Desolous , Xaii
Master: Br. John
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04 Feb 2014 17:12 #136388 by ren
That's because they'd been moved to the personal tools and religion lessons. I find the religion lesson painful to look at.

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
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04 Feb 2014 17:16 #136391 by KageKeeper
Awesome! That is so much clearer now. Good job!

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