1. What do I do to get started?
2. Do I have to be an apprentice under a master and if so when and where do I find one?
3. How long do most people take to be noticed by the rest of the temple and even the council.
It should answer your questions
It depends what kind of thing you would like to start! Reading the FAQ will give you lots of information to find answers, sending a PM or opening a forum thread with your question, or just participating in the chat box could solve remaining questions.
SchwiftySam wrote: 1. What do I do to get started?
You do not have to become an apprentice, as it is not a requirement to be a Temple member; it is encouraged if you want to 'dig' into the material and live to its teachings.
SchwiftySam wrote: 2. Do I have to be an apprentice under a master and if so when and where do I find one?
If you say 'noticed' like 'being aware' of someones existence, I mostly notice Temple members in the forums who are active... Members who do not post are somewhat invisible for me on first sight. There are many ways to get noticed, sometimes it takes one single PM... it is not that hard if you really aiming for it.. On the other side of the tree, I do notice some members easily who almost never post in the Forums, often with help of communication through PM, meetings, or chat. Upon sending a PM it would take less than a day for me to notice, sometimes longer.
SchwiftySam wrote: 3. How long do most people take to be noticed by the rest of the temple and even the council.