October 2nd, 2009
|08:50 am - Finished with the ADF Initiate Path work|
Trance 2 is now in the bag, pending approval.
I need to submit it, though I still have two courses that have been submitted with outstanding reviews. I should have Trance 2 in sometime today.
I had to pack everything this morning, so I did something I rarely do for festivals: I packed myself down with sacrifices of all types, grabbed nearly all my ritual gear, and made it so that I was prepared for just about any ritual eventuality. I admit, I've intentionally avoided discussions of initiation on some lists because I didn't want to spoil the mystery, but this leaves me in a bit of a quandary when it comes to what to expect.
I don't know whether my courses will be reviewed on time for the initiation on Saturday night (and it sounds to me like the initiation will be wet and very cold, if we're going to be doing this outside).
I do know, though, that if my courses are graded and passed, and then if I can manage to pass the initiation (I do know it's possible to fail), I'll be able to start some of the work I'm really dying to get into. More importantly, since we've generally agreed that it takes three initiates to make another initiate, having two of us initiated will help us spread that current more broadly and easily.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: "Trouble on the Horizon", -JB
congrats on finishing Trance 2, do review people know that you are wanting to do your initiation on saturday? im sure if they do they will probably have it reviewed for you by then
Well, there was not a plan to have me initiated as well as druidkirk
, so I won't be offended if they don't have the review completed by then. A couple of weeks ago, though, I realized that I was pretty well done with the requirements, except for about half of Trance 2, and so I've finished it up here in the past few weeks.
Kirk knows how close behind I am, and he's already at the Retreat, so I'm sure he'll probably push for it, if they'd like to initiate me at the same time.
(I've reviewed too many submissions to put my reviewers in a place where they need to review it nownownow
want something. To be perfectly frank, I'd probably feel a bit bad if they pushed themselves to get the review done before Saturday night. . . unless they
felt it was a priority.)
well if they know you and they are up there they may actually want to have it done to see you initiated, i know i would :)
Hmm. Didn't know you could fail. Great. One more thing to obsess about.
Just kidding. I hope that when the time comes, I am capable of passing the test. I have no doubts that you will do just fine.
So, how will this work? Once you are Initiated, will you be able to Initiate others, or does there need to be three Initiates present for an initiation? Wow, how cool will it be when you, me and Nick are all Initiated??
Indeed, failure is possible. It's one of the things I pushed for, actually, in this whole initiation thing. :)
I'm sure that you will be capable of passing.
At this time, we're saying that "any three initiates can make a new initiate." So, once the three of us are good-to-go, we can do our own work on it, yes :)
I look forward to being one of the three who initiates you.
Haha. "outstanding reviews" means that the reviews hadn't been done yet (though they are now). :)
I like our secret decoder rings. Here, you get something else, though. Something deeply valuable that I can't possibly describe.