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The A.'.A.'.

To: alt.magick
From: (Jason R. Pascucci)
Subject: The A.'.A.'. (9408.the-aa-.jrp)
Date: 49940811

My understanding of the nature of the AA follows. 
This is a summary of something I wrote a while back and never 
posted because it did not seem appropriate at the time. 

The most important thing one can say is that the members of 
these orders are de facto, and not in nomen. Initiation
is 'Universal'. 

The nature of the first and second groups of A.'.A.'. is clear:
to further the Great Work using the methods of Scientific 
Illuminism. Even if you have never heard of A.C., if one
persue the same paths, one may have had the same 
attainment as an E.A., because one Experiences the same 
Initiations. One is therefore rightly called an E.A. of 
the A.'.A.'.. 

Descendant lineage implies the most direct, and
hence by the A.'.A.'.'s 'morality', the most
'correct' form of achieving Attainment.

Mind you, it is very difficult to discern one Initiate
of a Grade from another Grade. Review of the literature, 
signs and sigals, etc, might be used to test lineage, but not 
attainment. The nature of these Initiations are such that
a good idea can be garnered, but no 'facts' can
be produced, and a student of the A.'.A.'. must
subsist only on 'facts'. Therefore, it is within
reason to take each person at their Word in such
cases, and let them prove themselves false.
Regardless, however, one's opinion of another's
Attainment is unimportant. 

But, while a Sufi Master might be recognizable as an E.A.
Initiate, because he does not follow the same paths as the 
E.A. of the A.'.A.'., he can't really be rightly called
an E.A. of the A.'.A.'. (A semantic difference, however,
and of only minor meaning). 

Now, we get to the third grouping, M.T., M., and I.
And this is where it gets fairly difficult to pin down, after 
all, the schism between this and the lower are the
schisms between man and God: actual vs ideal.

These individuals (if They can be called that) are all
part of what has been called the 'Great White Brotherhood'.
Or, alternately, the highest of the G.D., or of the "R.C.", or
the "Sun-Masters", the higest of the "Bodhisattvas", or
of the O.M., or whatever name and title someone made up to 
get the point across. (From now on, I'll use GWB, because 
it is convenient). 

A Sufi Master of the appropriate Initiation can be appropriately 
called a M.T., or as appropriately as a person who rose through
the ranks of the A.'.A.', for they are both Lies. Their
paths are the same.

It is impossible to discern a Member of the GWB from
someone else, if you are not 'supposed to'. I have been of 
the theory that each drunk beggar on the street is probably 
an I., and thus treat Them with the contempt They deserve. 
Or not, at my Will. 

Like the Buddha, if you meet one of These on the road, 
strike off his Head. Or not.


Jason R. Pascucci			Email:
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