abuse of power / Alexandrian

“Art thou willing to suffer to learn?” and ritual scourging in the Alexandrian Craft: when it is common practice and when it’s abuse.

Among the things I was frequently reminded of, while at my former coven, was that we had taken oath we were willing to suffer in order to learn.┬áThis question is standard procedure in an Alexandrian (and Gardnerian) initiations. Initiation catalyses a radical metaphysical process of changes in a person, often unexpected and suffered through circumstances … Continue reading