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The Fear of The Quest

Author: Luxas Aureaum
Posted: April 20th. 2008
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Some feel that the road ahead is often harder than the road behind, it is within this fear that the conduct of control over one thing or another begins to fall into place.

I feel it is a erroneous judgment on the acts of the arts in the hands of those given the responsibility, either by divine will or personal challenge, it is herein that they need to remember their oath and dedication and to not put themselves before the will of their charges. Truthfully they are by the one or ones asking or seeking inviting their opinion, education and personal will into any and all that they choose to undertake as per their dedication. It is herein that they must find that part of justice that makes them more than just guides...

It is easy to abuse this post when one can subject another by the feelings they have. As of this post that they by oath was appointed or sacredly joined should not try to subject another to the personal vanity, selfless acts of material and "the underlying" goal that they set for themselves and not for the one they guide.

As a teacher, guide, advisor one must be above all these things and only seek the betterment of the will of the one whom is willing to fulfill "their goal" and "gifts" to the best of their ability or pass them on to one who can. The greater the challenge, the more freedom will be shared in the discovery of their road and fear so that it can be realized in both their minds (the teacher as well as the student).

It is in this that they become connected not only by their common goal as seeing both their past and their future together even though they come from two different places "because after all, isn’t that what being a teacher is all about...devoid of authority"? (LOL)

Witchcraft, occult arts, practices of occult behavior and such are always linked in the taboo, not just because they are not talked about but because they bring both "openness as well as desires of change" into the mix. Truthfully it is easy with those individuals who seek not just sexual or personal pains to exploit, at the cost of those who begin, but because of their own personal fears and doubts as teachers and lack of knowledge in the essentials.

One should always fear ego, lust, envy and high minded goals that aren't met in a safe environment, or regarded without a feeling or emotion towards the one it is meant to benefit. However... also when you walk into a taboo practice you accept certain liberties as well as certain limits, unless they bring undo harm, because after all its not a CULT your joining or trying to study or base your life by. But we’re getting off the subject here.

The goal of any seeker "solitary, advancing, or reintroducing" is to understand that there is not just danger but sense of worth when they explore not just "cultural pagan values" but reach even further than the comfort of their own family secrets or Pandora boxes...

I want to applaud any and all who are not only dedicated to the arts as in seeking or reaching farther than just the basic understandings, for they will eventually right the wrongs of those individuals who choose to use their vanity and sense of power or influence to undermine the main reason that all who seek should respect. "This is in response to the earlier statement of the ego/high minded goals of those who overstep the teacher/guide role that they are appointed to uphold by their oath".

As one begins to interact in the world of the unseen, they begin to see multiple sides of both good and bad intentions. It is in these actions that we as teachers learn what it takes to perceive as well as accept the rights, and practices of both ancient and modern cultures... The simple idea is that the world is awaiting in a sleeping bed filled with grand dreams, of an aka Summerland, it is in this... that one begins to understand the true value of our journey between fantasy and the illusion of reality.

Sometimes in these walks we find these self imposed demons, created not by the cultures or standards of their own rituals, inflicted or otherwise, but a mere debasement of their values to try to serve to become something greater. However it is in the loss of these values that they lose credibility, as well as respect sometimes.

We who want the best for others as in the same road or thoughts, sometimes shortcut the full measure of the requirements one must undertake, so that they who seek can accomplish their goal and find a sense of completion. This to is a mistake owing to the taboo, only the value of fear, the fear to want to have is the reason the full measure of the road is not always made visible so early in ones study.

Patience, trial, experience, reflection, endurance, will, and want all play grand parts in the rediscovering images of a true seeker. "I am not here to open a discussion on teaching, I am not here to open a discussion on right or wrong"... I am just here to assist in a more overall view, of what I believe the arts and the systems that created the arts had buried at their original foundation "taboo or not taboo" to this day it is my opinion that we are all an example of our learning, both directly or indirectly by good or bad teachers as well, or guides because without mistakes, fulfillments of personal promises one does not have a learning base.

You can never fully blame one person or action simply because it may or may not have a good or bad outcome. It is the idea that you may or may not have chosen to undertake such instruction without regard to its past, present and future.

I too have had my share of good and bad rituals. But it is within those individuals whom had created such or subjected others to, without regard to their worth, have caused me to be more aware of the future, Not only to those whom I teach but of those whom also seek, so now we are left with the idea as being stronger, than the feeling it is given, when it stands with authority alone.






Footnotes:
Personal education, ettiquette and rights as one whom has had years in several arts.


Copyright: 2007



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