Grand Book of the Sith

November 19, 2017 | Author: Sandiego Alexander | Category: Sith, Dream, Jedi, Gray Wolf, The Force (Star Wars)
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Grand Book of the Sith

Introduction Hello,i have gathered all sith knowledge into one book,The Book of Darth Silus is one of the many many books of The Grand Book of the Sith.If you wish to read,read it all,read all this info good,not just one book or two books,but all of this information. Print if nessasary. No infringment in intended on anyone.

The Sith Code ____________________ Peace is a lie, there is only passion. The above statement is rather obvious in its meaning: the Universe is always in motion.

Through passion, I gain strength. By embracing the truth of the Universe, we gain energy and motivation—we are filled with ourselves.

Through strength, I gain power. The result is that you advance and grow, and therefore gain and advantage and often get what you want.

Through power, I gain victory. This refers to the success experienced by following this path.

Through victory, my chains are broken. Success leads to the overcoming of failure and pain, freeing us from the clouding chains we put on ourselves, and the chains others place on us.

The Force shall free me. The final step is the unlimited expansion possible from this path.—ultimate power. There is a fictional Sith prophesy that one totally freed by the force shall lead the Sith to victory, and destroy them, leading them all to freedom themselves, as a messiah figure.

—The Sith Code (with explanations)

Sith Anthem Tell us not to fight and we will fight untill the end Manipulate the enemy until he is your friend Looking through his mind you just might find the force you need The war is won and all is done and off the foe we'll feed There is only passion and through passion we gain strength

We always fight the battle and we'll go to any length For as we gain our power we shall find our victory And now the chains are broken and the force has set us free - Peace is a lie Written by Darth Stolas, Sith Lord

Book one The Book of Darth Silus The Sith Tibits of Darth Silus THE POWER OF THE SITH (The Power of Pain): A Sith‘s power is not in his hands, nor feet, nor body A Sith‘s power is in his power As a cocoon it is Yet is only one butterfly, and plenty of serpent The cocoon is power and power a Sith A Sith is at one with power, therefore as well with truth, then nature The serpent do squirm and pass, yet also does the cocoon stirring with itself, soon yet never that which is destined **** So as the Sith cry forth their mighty grip and blow The weak masses do cry, and a swift voice reply, ―It is so!‖ Red do they see so black do they grow, and so knowledge of the shadow many shall never know, even past an opposing great blow Stagnation, an end?

THE WINDSWEPT MOUNTAIN: Stability, that is what one searches for Enlightened and unenlightened alike; the driving force of religion Yet the only constant is instability The enlightened seek not their drive from this fact, rather the beyond The Sith way, as conflict a blinding light of truth There is neither stability nor instability, there is enlightenment and unenlightenment Only is there the windswept mountain

Climb its steps, for is the summit above… and on which is the cool air Observe yourself below as the grand countryside, observe the conflict, observe stability and instability… observe and command, meditate Upon that barren place you will find self, command self, start your great journey, and for the first time, be self

LOVE AND HATE AND LIFE Love brings us to many things. In fact, as ugliness is a derivation of beauty, so is hate a form of love. Love is attachment where focus, in one form or another, (be it ―true‖ or not,) is centered on another, and a desire to understand this focus of love takes place. This attachment is very powerful, and since control is inherently given up in such a state, it is very powerful in molding the motivation of a person. Love, than, easily transmutes into different forms. (Thus why the border between passion and stalking is so fine.) As hate and anger direct one in a positive manner, (directs you to work towards creating something,) love often directs in a negative manner, for it stipulates behavior and leads to, often, the desire to control and destroy. Therefore, love that is regulated by positive motivation, such as standards, is much more stable. Creating love versus the desire to gain it is a way to achieve it in the traditional sense. One must keep in mind, though, that love being created is sometimes like painting with frozen oil paints... it‘s hard work, takes energy, and is easily messed up and destroyed. So the desire for the creation of love must at one point be mutual. However, we should not overlook the power of negative motivation either. ―Loving thy enemy‖ is perhaps indeed a powerful weapon. The best way to hate is to love in a passionate way. It makes the existence of the attacker much more personal, and ultimately, love is more fluid in its transmutation, so Naturalis is given some credit even in scheming. Love is also a powerful tool in social interactions. All forms of love have their place, providing they are controlled. Love directs our lives in equal proportion to our hate and anger. Everything we do and say comes from love and hate. The two are inseparable as well, for as a love of talk comes breeds, comes from, or is at one with the hatred of loneliness. So realizing this duality and ascending it would equate to learning and growing. Love and hate, than, are perhaps one of the most basic platforms from which the Conflict-Victory-Conflict chain raises. It could also be said that the basis beneath the Jedi and Sith that subconsciously separate them is that, due to the oneness of love and hate, the Jedi call all love, while the Sith call all hate. (Yet both are aware of the latter picture—they have just grown from different soils.) The Sith are driven by positive, central motivation, while the Jedi are driven by negative, selfless motivation. Which makes sense, because love and hate are perhaps the purest example of Yin-Yang, and thus are intertwined with Yin-Yang Motivation. This but not that, (or not this but that,) and so comes action.

Dreams Humans are obsessed with reality and what is of essence. Yet dreams vex us as we often try to apply order to them when perhaps the dream realm is beyond the rules of our waking realm. Some have pondered that when we are in our dream state it becomes reality, and when we wake that that becomes our reality, and the confusion when we are waking is the transitioning of realities. This seems to fall into the same error of imposing order though. Perhaps dreams are observations instead of unexplainable myths beyond the waking realm; observations of ourselves and forces driving our lives… or maybe a primal form of meditation. This would make sense, as because scientists often remark that REM, (rapid eye movement, a.k.a.—sleep,) is necessary for sanity, and allows the mind to do a form of defragmenting, organizing the information gained during the day into a logical order within the brain. To get away from the technical terms, dreaming is like the third eye; it looks inward, and by doing so invariably looks outward through our own eyes. This is obviously confusing, so it explains the lack of understanding of dreams. We see stuff we remember seeing, yet it is faded and deep, and often emotional. This is because our consciousness has moved into our own mind, (the subconscious has taken over,) and not only do we really ―see‖ our waking sights, but also our daydreams, hopes, and fears. Therefore dreams can interpreted not because they are logical or orderly, (if they are so it is only because the dreamer is logical and orderly,) but because they are a form of insight, core feelings that are unseen to a person except through their dreams. Dreams let a person‘s core out for a breath of fresh air when they hold their self inward and unaccepted in the waking hours. Since dreams are the inner eye, they know more about us than we do, even if they themselves don‘t understand. In this light, we probably forget dreams because that which they have expressed has been satisfied and no longer nags at us. When we remember, we still haven‘t grappled whatever they are trying to let free, and thus we try to imply order on them, perhaps wanting to avoid the truth. Dreams, therefore, are indeed the mechanism of sanity, yet are not abstract universes but merely observations of ourselves through the body, accomplishing what our illusion and order driven mind can not.

Memoirs Of A Sith Lord Darth Vidyus Silus

Here lies the account of Darth Silus the First...


The problem of pettiness has long driven the lives of the great. Separation and destruction... yet how? Knowledge has always been the answer—aristocracy. Yet, in the quest for the exotic, the beyond petty, one questions if there are better ways of manifesting superiority. Teaching, is the first solution—destroying pettiness directly. Omnichi and Manchi—the Great Self—finally answers this. What is within can be brought without, and controlled. Right Inner Seeing along with the initial concept of Sith Mediation were the last pieces of the puzzle. Two main discoveries have been made: Sensing and Rage. Sensing is the use of the sight of the inner eye. The future can be sensed, yet this is just the beginning. Rage is a trance-like state where the mind is non-passionate, yet the body goes into catatonic wrath. This, also, is just the beginning. Another state has been theorized: Trick. This is when another person‘s or persons‘ third eye is blinded, causing aloneness, disorientation, or other possible symptoms. The best benefit of this power is that the future can be clouded (along with other senses) from those who know Right Inner Seeing or some parallel. The more powerful the target, the more powerful Trick is. It may be theorized that fear could be cast in this matter as well, or perhaps more specific things. This could allow Trick to do exactly its name—trick, or get someone to comply in a desired manner. Other more physical states can be envisioned as well. Through physical training and concepts similar to Rage, superior physical acts could be exercised. In an even more exotic manner, Rage could be turned inward (as catatonia is capable of,) yet in a positive way, to allow strengthening—pushing the body either in effort or in growth. Finally, it could be conceived of doing the opposite to others: sapping their strength (and guiding it to oneself) or even causing physical degeneration, (also, perhaps transferring the energy to oneself.) Sith Meditation controls all of this, and so a chart of sorts could easily be created, and it would be most orderly, as by Silosian Machinations, the entire scope can be mapped in branches, of positives and negatives. Perhaps there are even Victories—equaling a positive and negative, than ascending them both. Pushes and Lightning may not be so alien someday, several generations away... or less.

1/27/06 The loss of a soul... or rather the realization that a soul will not accept salvation is nothing but disappointing, at its core, to a Sith Lord. Over the course of the past three days, I, Darth Silus, have experienced such disappointment, as a chapter closed. Premonitions began the chapter, and through their fulfillment it has come to an end. Soon before my transition to this new place of residence I received the foresight that I would meet a young lady of darker skin, (yet not African American,) and I presumed that she would be my apprentice. Upon arriving, and especially touring the place where I would latter meet her, the feelings only got stronger. I foresaw the two of us walking down a specific hallway with her on my right. On the first day of seeing her, we did not speak, but something twanged within me about her. No word but ―dark‖ comes to mind more when recalling her that day. She immediately interested me, she was dangerous... yet I had a special affinity and immunity to the danger I sensed. The next day she asked if I was new as well, commenting how nice it was that she wasn‘t the only one of her kind. Conversation grew and my philosophy and wit soon came out. In time, she informed me that she was in some kind of ―rut‖ or emotional down which she couldn‘t find the way out of, or the reason for. She asked for my help. The opportunity was irresistible, it seemed clear that soon I would harness this darkness and danger into a formidable apprentice. Soon, however, I had the feeling that I was nothing but a

parrot, blabbering to make her more able to live with herself. Every problem was rested upon me, and deeper ones were kept conveniently hidden. Soon the so-called ―rut‖ had apparently been swept away. My first vision was fulfilled as I had walked with her in that hallway with her on my right with the exact demeanors I foresaw. Yet my role remained the same, so I began searching for motivation. The result I came up with at the time was that she was attracted to me... very attracted. Upon intricate examination through prodding, specifically asking in which way our relationship should continue, I found that this was not entirely the case. Soon after she began to comment that I wasn‘t being ―real.‖ In a conversation I tried being more ―real‖ by being totally compassionate and dispassionate. It seemed to work, but than any show of humor or any reaction after was met with, at the very least, discomfort on her part. I now see that this was an attempt to totally return me to my parrot-like position (as by prodding I had gained an upper hand.) Upon reacting, and than explaining my outburst as a result of my fear of not being myself by not being totally compassionate and dispassionate, she quickly changed cards. She grew distanced again, and returned to her problems, specifically of her love interests in a new friend of mine. It was at this time that I soon suspected that she was using him, along with other crushes of hers, and her many ―problems‖ (which were no doubt all sincere... yet convenient,) to reel me in, and make me subservient, or at the least, on the same level as her. Becoming angry I returned to my passionate practices, and began ―burning‖ her again, which, as one would suspect, made her quite angry. I asked if she was using my friend, leaving out any more details other than those implied by the question, and the next day she was totally reserved. Obviously I struck deeply with this comment, and she was taking up some guise that my ―burns‖ no longer affected her, (yet she left.) I repeated, before-hand, that all she need do was ask for me to quit (a ploy to get her to be more direct,) upon which she simply replied, ―I don‘t care.‖ Furious, I wrote her an e-mail the next chance I had telling her my revelations about her, and giving her one last chance, as well as an opportunity to ask for anything she wanted. The reply was quite livid, mentioning that I was playing childlike games, acting like an 8-year-old, and being an overall unfounded and cruelly accusing person. I must admit that my faith was shaken for a moment... but than things grew clearer. In her email, she was still playing: she mentioned it as a ―second chance‖ versus last, made an attempt to make it possible for me to beg for forgiveness, and, most importantly, ended her e-mail with the statement that ―however this ends‖ I should know that is was never her intent to ―hurt‖ either myself or my friend. She wanted the step-up on me, still. I realized that her in her own way, being a rationalizing person, she had excuses... and they weren‘t hard to figure out. In her mind, she was above normal and couldn‘t stand being subject under those who she detested. The desire for normality and superiority... but perhaps, most of all, equality... led her to rank, and thus rationalize on how she was better or the normal one. This no doubt arose from her intense spite as a child, and cruel treating of others as a bully... which probably, in turn, arose from family matters like unfair or cruel treatment. Thus, she obviously found a bone to pick with me; thanks to being intimidating as far as emotion and intellect goes, as well as maturity. In her mind, she was trying to bring me down to size as so I would be ―real‖ and be, than, her friend. Her problems and loves were also genuine in her head, perhaps, yet no doubt were pleasantly convenient. Not only does she have a psychotic need to be equal, but also one of being good. (And so her philosophy that everyone has little light in them.) Thus it only makes sense for her response to be that of false surprise and insult. The signs match up perfectly... there is no doubt.

My charisma, as well as my intimidation, explain the ―why me?‖ I felt at first. Her psychotic motivation explains the whole story, as well as my patience and compassion. I realized that this wasn‘t a logical being, so it wasn‘t purely about control, but neither was it about mere attraction... it was passion that drove her. Interestingly enough, by sticking in, I gave the girl her final analysis, yet she rejected anything to do with ascending for a moment and observing, nor changing. I can rest easy knowing, than, that the chapter didn‘t end prematurely, neither did it end because of me. We are well separated now. My last vision was thusly realized, (the outburst I foresaw from her for me revealing to her of the way she thought of me,) had come to pass. Yet she gave me a beautiful and very rare gift: she allowed me to see deeply, and even revel, in the mind of one so opposite of me. She allowed me to see very intimately through the eyes of a psychotic human being... and what a beautiful gift that was. I am all the stronger for it and my dreams begin to soar again, as my horizons grow brighter as day returns. I‘ve walked in the valley where few like me venture, and have returned to tell the tale as an even greater Sith Lord.

2/11/06 The difference between the Sith and the Jedi lies in two main points: 1. Outlook. The Sith believe that any means should be employed to further growth. The only evil is waste. The Jedi believe that in order to grow, one must do what is good, just, and moral. Evil is much vaguer... but overall, is a lack of reverence. The Sith struggle towards identity, and conquer, whereas the Jedi try to work away from ―identity‖ claiming that our true identities come from our gifts, and serve. A Sith is a teacher, and a Jedi is a student. 2. Dealing with dualism. The Sith try and find attachment between their gentle, reverent, peaceful, and soul-like qualities, and their violent, controlling, powerful, and motivated side. The Jedi try to embrace their soul-like side, but try to eliminate their ―darker‖ side. Overall, the Jedi are not very focused with growth, as with time it supposedly comes naturally, yet they are very concerned with reverence, justice, fairness, balance, tranquility, serenity, and receptivity. The Sith care little for fairness and only try to find the rests‘ niche, yet they are very concerned with growth. Thus, in essence, both the Jedi and the Sith just are two different sides to the same coin—both have a different philosophy on how to become unhindered. The Jedi believe that becoming unhindered comes from purifying oneself of evil. The Sith believe that becoming unhindered come from not limiting oneself from any means. (However, the Sith, since they seek balance/attachment, are not quite as extreme. They see some means as having a net loss because they are either for that case or by nature; wasteful... thus it is any means towards a goal that isn‘t itself a waste.)

The Teachings of Darth Moor

Dark Jedi: Lecture #1 Dark Jedi Man has seen a millennium of religion and belief, decorating civilization during his evolution throughout the halls of time. What is true? What is false? What exists within the universe and what is merely an illusion constructed by our own fears of insignificance? Gods have appeared and faded throughout the balance of mystical belief and the epoch of physics. Yet when we are alone and when we gaze towards the sky we feel a slight breeze chill our soul at the indescribable premonition of there being more to the universe as can simply be described by the cold vacuum of mathematics and geometry. And while we know of the attempt of man‘s logical tools to describe a past of phenomena, we all realize as an absolute truth, that these tools lack the dimension needed to truly grasp the rules behind the mist. Today we gaze towards a large number of magic's, presented to man on a numerous scale of world views. Yet, engraved with numerous names for the different sources of power, we have come together on this site in the belief that all powers in the last stance, originate from the same source of power; the mystical secret of the universe to enlighten those on the path of knowledge in denial to the logical tools of man: that which we have come to describe as the force. As our ancestors, so do we strive towards the mystical heritage of man and search the depth of our souls for the answers that will lead us to understanding, power and enlightenment. We have come to recognize that different paths can lead to the same goal. Each of these paths shows advantages and disadvantages, but none is greater than the other on an objective scale of thought. What allows us to decide for one of the three defined paths of light, darkness and the shadows, lies in the substance of our ghost and soul. It is the aspect of self that decides on a subjective scale of view, which path to choose. We are all the same, yet we are different. And thus the first step to hearing the whispers of the universe lies within our capability to hear the whispering of our own souls. We are born as children. Children are given a set of moral and ethical views with which they are to view their surrounding. These views are the sum of experiences of our race and are given to use to be able to interact with our society. The important detail, is to see these views as a guideline but not as an absolute truth. Many of our parents have taught us views towards society and religion that they no longer believe on account of their personal experience. And yet they teach us what is commonly appreciated as to assure our integration with humanity. The process of life allows us to gather new experiences and thus our views are changed. Yet, the question is to what degree can these views that were given to us be wrong? Assuming that there would be a general right and wrong to a view or truth. As for an example, I am sure that there are many people who would easily describe our force community as flawed by misconception. Yet if the person working at your local bank sees your views as wrong, would you be inclined to regret and refocus your perspective? Probably not. Yet man has taken a course of logic and neglected his focus on the mystical. He has turned away from intuition and instincts and decided to use his mathematical tools to understand his environment. Thus alone our presence on this site shows us to have strayed away from a common view of the universe. And this is the first obstacle on the

path of self balance. The bank employee does not impress you to reconsider your path, yet what if it were a friend? What if it was your partner? What if most of your friends cling to their predefined view of reality? What if almost all mankind does so? We have all made the experience that we lack the ability to broadly communicate with our surroundings on this matter. Most people don‘t believe in an alternative view, since it is much easier for them to cope with their fears when they believe to have a maximum of control over their environment. To believe in the mystical means to add new variables. It means to admit, in the end, I know less than I dreamed to know. And this frightens man. And thus they will not consider this aspect of possibility, since it would make them feel more insecure than before. This is the reason they will explain to you why you should see things the way they do, for it will reassure their views to be stated as ―correct‖ while you were simply ―wrong‖. A wanderer on the path of enlightenment, determined to go an uncertain path bearing an uncertain reward must decide in favor of his courage and serenity when following his path. Lest he only follow the desire for additional knowledge, but decline the price to be paid. Most people who hesitate in the moment of mystical consideration stop at this point. They decide that the price of spiritual loneliness, of misunderstanding when interacting with their surroundings is too much to bear. It allows their fear and insecurity to rise and at this point, the person unconsciously decides if he is of the sheep or of the wolf. The sheep have an easy life. They exist on a field of grass and live together in herds. They might wander a mile in one direction or the other, yet they are content at having one another and only secondarily discovering their surroundings. Thus being the price for the security of a community. On the other side we recognize the wolf in this example. I will speak of the first wolf to understand his own existence as to befit my example. The wolf is born and of a different substance. The wolf feels his urge to wander and so he passes through the land, discovering his environment and searching for others of his kind. The wolf wanders to the top of a hill and sees a herd of sheep in the valley. He gazes towards the sheep, noticing how they live in herds and watches them move. He sees how they wander a mile in one direction or the other and how they eat the grass, always looking down and only seldom gazing towards each other and thus understands their nature. He decides that they are something different and wanders closer to investigate them further. After slowly moving closer, he hesitates once more. For he sees the heard near a pond. He is unsure if it was merely a light reflection, yet he believes to have seen something strange. He recognizes another wolf within the depth of the heard. Slightly confused, yet glad to see a member of his kind he wanders over to the wolf. The sheep grow restless as the wolf comes closer and the herd opens to reveal the second wolf. The first wolf walks up to the second and watches the second with his tail between his legs eat the grass as do the sheep. "Greetings, brother―, speaks the first of wolves. The second gazes up, slightly confused and takes a step back, noticing that a wolf has neared him. ―Why do you step back from me, brother?‖, asks the first of wolves. The second wolf looks slightly confused and speaks, "Why do you call me brother, wolf? I am not like you, I am a sheep like the others.‖ The first of wolves, with his tail high grows further in his confusion, ―What do you mean, brother? You are a wolf. How can you think to be of the sheep?‖ ―I was born within the heard, wolf. I have always been a sheep, as my parents before me,‖ speaks the cowardly wolf.

The first of wolves ponders the situation and his gaze wanders towards the pond, ―Look into the water, brother. Then you will see that you are of my kind and not of the sheep.‖ The second lowers his head again to continue his meal of grass, "I do not need to look into the water, for I would only see my reflection. The same face I see in the sheep around me. I do not need to look. I am of the sheep.‖ ―And what of the grass you eat, brother? Wouldn‘t a sheep be more to your liking?‖ says the first wolf in vain. The second gazes towards him in fear and speaks with a quavering voice ―No,‖ he lied, ―I have always eaten grass and I know no other. To desire a sheep is against the law.‖ The first of wolves watches the second as he nervously looks around. The other sheep are seemingly oblivious to what matters are being discussed here. ―Yet you have considered eating one of the sheep, haven‘t you?‖ spoke the first. The second dropped his tail further with a look of great guilt on his soul, ―No, I would never think such a thing. And it would be appreciated if you leave us, for you are making the herd nervous.‖ The first of wolves is engulfed by a silent moment of loneliness. Knowing that he is not of the sheep and has no heard. And knowing that his brother is also not of his kind. The first of wolves slowly turns, leaving his brother behind, hearing the second of wolves trying himself in a accord of ―bah‖. The other sheep acknowledge this sound, yet the first of wolves knows, that the second can not communicate with them, no matter how hard he tries. Only the wolf that acknowledges his existence can understand the self. Lest he be blinded by his surroundings. To use the powers of the force means to be of the wolf, or rather, to be born with a magical gift allowing this interaction. A man without this gift can study the force, as he can study any human knowledge. He can augment within the boundaries of logic, but he is excluded from the true depth of understanding. Some statistics I have raised, on the grounds of a given character similarity and other mystical and psychological studies has shown me a gifted person of the force to exist in a ratio of 1:50,000 to humankind. Yet, those of the wolf that have the courage and serenity to face the truth of their existence reduce this ratio to 1:5,000,000. Those between are born with a gift allowing them to feel different; to view differently towards their surroundings, and to know within the depth of their person that there is a truth behind the view of mystics. Yet they lack the courage to pay the price of serenity and therefore live with the sheep. These loses can be traced to the given moral and ethical views of our surroundings during childhood from our parents and given to us by our surroundings themselves. Thus a seeker must battle victorious against his fear to follow the path of the force, regardless of the personal force aspect. When this first step has been taken and the gifted user has cut the thread between himself and others, the gifted commence to study themselves as the greatest potential for understanding they have at that time. They must now start to remove all the clamps chaining their body and must rediscover what they truly and personally believe. Some views will be kept, for the view they were taught and the view they believe are identical. Yet many people will discover that what

they are truly inclined to believe differs greatly from what society expects them to see, to believe and to feel. Many people, while discovering their souls, instincts and emotions, come to realize that they are darker than they had admitted towards themselves up this point. There is a desire to enjoy. There is an enjoyment in things shunned by society and unmoral behavior. There is a desire to raise the self before others. There is a lust for revenge. A hatred towards those of the sheep who trap our brothers and sisters and who rule our world, in which they state there is no place for us. There is the wish for conflict. To prove those who are weak and commend those who are strong. And then we ponder over these inner desires, if this is what we are, in a viewed moment of truth. Is this not the path we should follow? Granted, that we must control our desires for every society has its ways of punishing those who think differently. We must be mindful, for the farther we wander off from what this society would consider ―normal‖, the greater the chance of being discovered will be. To be discovered might only mean to lose your influence over your surrounding. To be discovered might also mean to be ―corrected‖ under the usage of government power. At the beginning of this path should an apprentice of the dark side or dark knight, as I would call any gifted user to embrace his darker half and stand up for it in serenity before the self, learn to hide this mental metamorphosis behind a mask of ―normality‖. You may feel free to test otherwise, but you will quickly note that you only harvest disadvantages from it. Try to be as you were before you made your first step towards others. Yet your thoughts are free and your own. With no one given any right to punish you for them. Thus, the dark apprentice turns away from society. He no longer cares if he is wearing the correct clothing or likes the same things as his friends or as he is pressured to. While discovering the self, the dark knight notices the growing desire for power and knowledge. And based on these reasons for revenge, lust for power or on account of what he sees when he gazes into his soul; he turns to the dark side. His desire for knowledge draws him towards his path and his willingness to crush those who try to stand in his way details him. First we will gaze towards the knight, the heart and the soul of this divine will. The knight must face every truth, must gaze into the depth of the self and discover who he is. He must do this to achieve a balance of self. If there is no balance there is no knowledge and no power. Do not try to be what you are not, be what you are and be it gladly. Stand before humanity and proclaim your might before them. Proclaim your serenity and dive into the dark waters of emotion. Scan the depth of your darkness and allow it to flow through you. But be a perfectionist. Demand the most you can give, allowing your hate and rage to flow freely together with your lust and your demand for power, yet always be mindful. Never underestimate an opponent, no matter how simple he appears. To underestimate an opponent is a strategic failure and can not be tolerated. See yourself as your central weapon. Sharpen your mind and fill it with knowledge to aid you in your battle. Study strategy and tactics. Ponder over the phrases of Sun Tzu and elaborate on the scriptures of Machiavelli. Consider what they say you should do and what you do in everyday life. Find your mistakes and correct your views. Only when your mind achieves fundamental perfection can the knight reign supreme. Be ruthless towards yourself. This is the first of enemies: the mortal flesh and spirit. Mortals are weak, they quickly suffice when they have done half the job. Throw off the chains of imperfection and demand the ultimate functionality of every theory and construct; of every idea and strategy. Work on yourself until you have done all that you can at this time and then turn towards the world. Be mindful,

Darth Moor ©

Dark Jedi: Lecture #2 Dark Jedi Knights "The knight is born with his goals and strategy to achieve those goals." Now he must study his surroundings. On the one hand he wishes to understand the rules of society that have appeared to him as laws for so long. To understand this, you must first realize that social interaction is a game and not a reality. We were or are all young, we know that every school class has the greatest boy and the prettiest girl. We notice the hierarchy of this. We are forced to take our place as dictated by the group, depending on how well we befit their demands of a certain physical appearance and a certain social behavior concerning a striving towards given goals. We watched the hierarchy of girls, ruled by looks, by being with the cheerleaders, by being the girlfriend of a certain guy with a certain rank in the social subculture. How much money she has, what kind of clothing she wares. But when you listen to what they speak of you will notice that they talk about all kinds of topics, but never does anyone ask: Who are we? What is there to know? What exists behind that which we perceive as reality? Not only to achieve power to control our surroundings and to change our stand in this subculture, but especially to search for knowledge in the plain desire of wishing to know and to understand. When we look at the boys, usually the one with the strongest muscles or the best looks rules. Usually they make rank by behaving stupid in class, by playing football, by having a good looking girlfriend, by telling how many women they have fictionally slept with, by carrying on how they are going to get something for someone. But do they ever speak of true values? Of honor, of having real principles that don‘t change as soon as someone decides that something new is now cool? Do they ever appear as if they would die for something they truly believe...We all know the answer. And this is the reality we are caught in. Where the masses suffers on account of pseudo rule making. We see no way to change these things for we perceive it as reality. Yet that is a mistake. A dark knight must look into the face of truth. He must look at himself and decide why he has the ranking he does. He must decide what he wants and he must find out how to achieve this with the subtlety of a mastermind. And here begins the study of our society. What rules exist, what happens if I do this? Which reaction will result from it? What interactions exist? What rules? And then you begin to construct your theories on this subculture. Be hard to yourself, be ruthless towards yourself, be mindful and always seek the face of truth no matter how uncomfortable it is. For this is the path of the strong. When the knight has built and tested his theories, when he has reconstructed and tuned them, he will have an instrument of mundane power. And with this power he can achieve the social peace he needs to turn towards other studies. But always keep in mind, that mundane power is the first of armor. It is the offensive part of the mask you carry towards the countenance of the world. And all weapons are to be collected, sharpened and used when it helps you to achieve your goal.

When examining a certain sheep, you will notice the mask that they carry around with them. The mask is what a human wishes another human to see. It is to secure our privacy and to make sure that no one comes closer to you than you would prefer at any moment. It is to hide the fear of the sheep. And the sheep carry these masks towards the inside, meaning that they hardly ever have knowledge of it. Granted, they know to a slight degree if they are making small talk or if they are talking about something truly important to them. Yet, the mask is also what protects them from thinking about mystical aspects, what protects them against feeling afraid. It is what would make them not believe you if you told them you had mystical power or knowledge. And it is what holds them a spiritual prisoner. It is what allows or forces them to live their little lives and to never think of anything truly greater than themselves. The dark knight, by aiming towards self recognition and balance destroys this inner mask. He frees himself from it allowing him to perceive reality on a broader scale. Yet there is one aspect of the mask that shows value. The aspect of hiding that which is behind it. A warrior caries an outward mask, meaning that he, in full recognition of the functionality of a mask, tunes his behavior towards outsiders that have no right to his personal thoughts. It is the acting in everyday life to allow the sheep to believe that you are one of them, for the truth would make the herd nervous and cause aggression against you. And while the sheep are weak, there are many of them. The greater your understanding of society the better your acting will be. The more perfect your mask is the easier can you implement your will under the usage of your understanding of society. Until you easily fit into any subculture, leading the sheep to fulfill your desires. Together they meld to the armor of the warrior. To hold off all that is unappreciated and to help shield him from his opponents. Be mindful, Darth Moor


Dark Jedi: Lecture #3 Armor "The process of the armor is a steady process that evolves throughout the life of a knight. It is a weapon and therefore it must be kept and cared for. Yet that which the knight desires is the point of self balance and understanding when first his force powers appear." As with the process of tuning the self to balance and further tuning one‘s understanding to rule over his mundane surroundings, such is the process of discovering the powers that lie within. As mentioned, the dark knight is an emotional being. He attains balance to then further his dark side to engulf his soul and therefore nurture it with darkness to grow in strength and insight. When meditating (cross check Terminology) a knight stands feeling his hatred within him. It is a technique to strengthen the dark emotions flowing through him. Goal of this technique is to feel your dark emotions and draw them through your body upwards, until they surpass your head, engulfing you in an aura of darkness. Note, that this aura should be felt, as if you would be

carrying a dark fog or smoke of constant movement around you. When you have reached this state and can feel your dark emotions radiating from your body, you slowly draw an emotion of pure evil from the second heart upwards. The second heart is a term invented by our order. It is placed around stomach height, sometimes it can be felt in the region of the lower stomach. This is the spot where you feel your intuition, when trying to ponder on a subject on the ground of intuition you will recognize the spot. The darkness is traditionally drawn from below, since the ground is often the strongest source of nature in the vicinity. This meditating practice should be done every day to attune your body and mind to it. As with all things using your gift can be seen as using any other muscle in your body. The more you use it the better you become. If you tend to use it only once in a while, or with long breaks containing several weeks, you will notice how it becomes more difficult again. This technique is the basic step before using any force power. It should be taken very seriously. It should be practiced every day, about 15 minutes is sufficient. The principle of discovering new force powers, when not personally taught to you by some one else, is to initiate the meditation. You will notice many different emotions flowing through you. The mixture of dark emotions and intuition breeds a soft wind, allowing your thoughts to circle around you.. A knight must first decide which power he wishes to learn. An important formula here is: Power + Technique = Force Result. You can achieve any imaginable result if you have enough power. Yet power is most often limited. When using a high technique or skill, you will only have to add a minimum of power. Of course, there are many results that can not be achieved for a lack in the additional sum. A second rule is common sense. The more subtle or invisible a force power is, the lower the additional sum. An example: feeling the emotions of another sentient being is easier than shooting lightning at someone. While both are possible, feeling emotions can be learned quicker than shooting lightning and should be preferred at the beginning. By all acknowledgement for our desire of absolute power, every force power learned shows you more insight towards the force. When the knight has decided on a certain force power he wishes to achieve, he must stay with it. When inventing new powers it can take up to one year to master them. If you try different things during the same period you will be slower than if you did them after one another. With the power you wish to achieve, you must now commence understanding it‘s principle. While in meditation, consider what you wish to achieve. Allow the dark wind to circle your thoughts, emotions and intuition until they become a form of premonition, being slowly carried into place in the mental construct of your theory. You will have to ‚feel‗ your way and slowly discover how different aspects interact. Interaction is the key of understanding. And this is where a further rule grasps: Understanding and power come hand in hand. There is none without the other. While this rule might seem simple, you will realise the depth to it as you continue down your path of darkness. The explained process will allow you to slowly adapt new powers. Yet realise this, we all know when we face our inner truths, that we wish for it to work. And this desire for a power to function can lead us into alluding ourselves if we are weak enough to allow it. Therefore it is always important to remain humble before the countenance of the dark side. If you do not worthy this relationship to the dark side of the force it will destroy you. If you remember your place and insignificance before the countenance then it will be a powerful master and ally. With some force powers it will be possible to statistically support the outcome, showing you if you are advancing towards a true and reliable power, or if you have followed a thread that requires too much power

for your momentary situation, noting that your power will continuously grow from the point of your quest. When following the threads of powers you can not support in this manner, you will have to rely on your intelligence, humbleness and caution. If you fail, the dark side will crush you, making your existence more miserable than even that of the sheep. Always bear this in mind. Yet, you must also be prepared to believe that you have this gift and that you can succeed. For if you doubt yourself you will live as a wolf trapped among the sheep. It is a difficult path. Yet the reward is more than I could describe in words.

Be mindful, Darth Moor ©

Dark Jedi: Lecture #4 Your Emotions Betray You Now the time has come to interact with the manifold powers of the force. We will begin with the 'reading of emotions'. Read the following slowly and thoroughly. Try to realize the meaning of each step. Reread the text if you are unsure as to the procedure. To control man, means to understand his desires. While logic and observation shows you basic behavior patterns of an individual, they lack perfection, for they are assumptions in the end. While a mindful assumption can suffice to control a weaker victim, there are those enemies that are too powerful or wise to be simply manipulated by a transfer of personal experience. The path of intrigue and manipulation is a path most highly underestimated by the light side. Yet many of those who see themselves as pure in heart, have only come to hide their darker sides. Perhaps they have buried them in a grave of principle, yet if they are there, then they can be found and exploited. And even if you should meet with an enemy truly pure in heart and mind with no desires to exploit, such individuals are often surrounded by loved ones that lack this complete control over their darker sides. I have fought some battles in the past. Some of them were against foes superior in their strength towards the force. But a powerful body is nothing when it lacks the mind to understand the infinite combinations of movement. Intrigue and patience can allow the strongest guardian of light to sink on his knees, if his beliefs of the good in all men blinds his capabilities to protect them. For while he may be able to protect them from you, he can not protect them from themselves.

We begin with the meditation technique as described in lesson three.

Our stage will be a cafe or bar, a place where many people are, where you can sit down and have the possibility of studying others around you. In the beginning it is best to see the eyes of your victim. Later, when you have gained some mastery over this power, it will no longer be necessary. Initiating the meditation technique in a public surrounding requires a practised hand. This is why one should practice the meditation every day, as that this new 'muscle' can be applied at your command. A will have to apply a victim example. We will invent two girls, around 16-18 years of age, Sherry and Melissa. Will will state them to both have an acceptable, physical appearance. From what we can see in a glance is that Melissa is rambling on, speaking of some experience or idea, while Sherry silently stirs her coffee, without looking up. We further state that you have a good view from a different table, several feet away. It is a quiet day, so there are not many people walking through your view, yet enough as to be inconspicuous while watching them. Now we commence. We close our eyes, perhaps with a hand on our forehead, to allow the assumption that we have a head ache. Or we gaze towards a wall, yet not really seeing it. We allow our anger to rise, our hate. Be it of it's own nature or be it while we deepen our anger to a certain fact, something that has made us angry in the past to help us build up our anger. The anger grows and leads to hate of a certain person or thing. The hate strengthens, further and further, perhaps with pictures of what you would do to that thing or person if it was now next to you. Deeper, and deeper, we induldge into our hate. Slowly we generalize our hate. Not only that certain person is despicable, but all who share his opinion. We think of another fraction we hate for similar reasons, the hate growing in strength but also in generalization, loosening its grip towards a certain target and leading us into a pure state of existence. Now, we slowly allow evil to creep into our bodies. From down below, the ground, or the second heart it rises, stronger and stronger, pure and eternal, does it slowly rise through our body. Our sentient presence moves beyond the limits of our physical bodies. The fog or smoke engulfing our bodies. The evil rises slowly through our stomach to our chests. The surge of dark winds moving around our body. There are no barriers, the flesh can not limit your existence. Evil rises on the back of the dark winds containing your power, your hatred, the truth to your existence, the key to your soul. It rises past the chest expanding to the sides and the above. The fog grows denser. It surpasses the head up to about two feet above your body. You no longer feel your surroundings. You are the fog. The fog is you. The constant movement of the fog states your emotions, your desire to destroy, the demanding of limitless evil. And then you look at Sherry, stirring her coffee. You hate her. You despise her with your very existence. You despise her because of her very existence. You passively note the presence of others around you, but you are no longer part of them. You are not of the same existence and you see them as insects behind glass. You allow your emotions to flow towards Sherry, demanding to move through her. You allow the fog, as part of your sentience to move towards her and engulf her from all sides. You strengthen your hatred and let go of your consciousness, being a sentience without an own body. The fog covers her entire body, every inch. At this time you might begin to feel every small movement she makes as if it were your own, yet strangely distant. The fog moves into her body, entering it through her eyes, mouth and nose. Concentrate on her head. And then the fog frictions from all sides, moving about half an inch into her body, as if you were tightening your clasp

around her until there is no more room other than to move a bit into her. We hold this position, feeling her movement passively and we strengthen the evil within us. A second rising of evil from below, to strengthen the first flow is suggested. And then we let go, still, a bit further, and with a movement of eternal patience we feel for our second heart. At first we feel a movement, a pattern unlike the hatred and evil of the rest of your sentience. We feel every movement she makes when she makes it. We feel the slow current of her emotions leading to her every movement. We strengthen our hatred further, always feeling for the second heart. We demand that her secret be shown to us. And then we feel an emotion. At first, we feel several emotions. Different currents with different 'tastes' to them, moving in different directions with different speeds. Some of them are stronger than others, yet together they devise a pattern. We dive past the surface and into the depth of her feelings, searching for the key emotion. The emotion stronger than all others. We search and feel and we find...a sadness. A sadness, we try to place this emotion and feel it might be sadness in the sense of a loss. Yet, it seems not to be a complete loss that is irrevocable. It is a sadness connected with fear. An uneasy feeling of a loss to come. Sherry glances around and looks at you, but you must not hesitate at this moment. Ignore it and you see that she looks away again. Not having obviously noticed that you are looking at her. She sighs and frowns slightly. We feel that her sadness deepens. We feel it is a sadness combined with fear and...pain. We feel the loss, the object of her sadness coming closer to the surface. It is love. Neglected love. Yet not in the tone of futility. She must partially have the subject of her love. A man, a man she has met, that she knows. A man that she has fallen in love with. A man that seemed to love her until...something. Something is not the way it should be with this man. He has neglected her. Offended her. He has given her doubt to their relationship. We search further. She has not lost him, yet she is unsure if she still 'has' him. A doubt. Another women? The possibility of another women. The possibility that his feelings have changed. Her fear of losing him. Her pain of losing her love. We see as her emotions move around. We feel how she considers her position. Her possibilities. But we feel that she is pessimistic. She feels herself incapable of changing the events to come. We feel no hatred. We understand that Sherry does not know her female competition. We feel her pain. How very deep that pain is. She thinks of him. We feel the emotions appearing, understanding what she loves in him and what not. We understand what she seeks in him. What she perhaps seeks in a man in general. We understand what type of man he might be. We can assume through our armor how this type of man probably thinks and feels. We understand the category he belongs to and have additional details. We understand Sherry. We understand what she seeks in a man. We understand what she would do for the man she loves. We understand how much control the man she loves has over her. We understand one of the keys to controlling her. We allow the fog to pass towards Melissa, still rambling on about something not heard by Sherry. We dive into Melissa as described above. We see her interest in what she is telling Sherry. We feel that she knows that Sherry does not hear her, but Melissa does not mind. We feel sympathy and sorrow from Melissa towards Sherry's situation. We feel the same fear in Melissa, that the man is lost. The fear is not as great as in Sherry, but it has the same subject. We understand that Sherry is not feeling sorry for herself and that the situation with this man seems to be serious. We feel how Melissa feels helpless to help Sherry. We understand what Melissa would do for a friend. We understand how strong Melissa sympathizes with the ones that are dear to her. We understand one of Melissa's weaknesses. We understand the man to soon be lost and we know what type of man he probably is. We would have to see the man and read his emotions to be sure, but we have a first idea. The winds howl victorious. Their existence, so

pathetic and trivial. Their desires unprotected towards our grasp. A surge of evil touches your predatory soul. You feel the power you have over the sheep. And thus, we release the two. We stand up and move towards them.... Perhaps we walk over to them and say, "You shouldn't allow him to bring such sorrow to your soul. The loss is great. Yet you will see the lack of his worth. For if he truly understands your heart, and would be worth that which you are prepared to give him, could he never impale your affection with such indifference." And then we leave... To meet her again. To repair her relationship and allow her to owe you a favor. To allow her to be your best friend. To allow her to fall in love with you. To take the man for yourself. To be visited by her or Melissa. Wondering and wishing to know how you knew... Feeling the emotions of others will allow you to perfectionize your armor. To use abstract constructs when evaluating behavior with a higher degree of detail. It will allow you to exploit those around you and bind those of your choice to seek your protection or friendship. This is the scalpel of carving your closer environment. This is the key to acquiring the women or man of your choice. This is the key of understanding hidden desires, when scanning an individual on several occasions. And that, will lead you to the key of corrupting their souls. Practice this technique once a day. You will soon be able to induct it quite fluently in all possible situations.

Be mindful, Darth Moor ©

Silisian Fables

VIDYUS SILUS **** Darth Ceive and the City of Massu T here once was a Sith apprentice by the name of Darth Ceive, and, in response to having recently been born by society, he returned unto part of it in a small city in the desert by the name of Massu. He observed his fellow brethren, and, upon growing in disgust of the ways of those who were once so complex and noble in his thoughts, he stretched out his hand unto them, and proclaimed, "Beholden, it is I, the one who holds all of you within me, yet I am in none of you. Believe in me, and you shall live on in me." He than struck a young boy down with his mind for all to see, and the people saw the boy as dead after they had deluded themselves in sufficient time, Ceive all the while standing behind the body facing the crowd. Upon seeing the boy twitch, he cried, "The child is still with me, and now I make him with you!" The lad gave a moan, came to, and than carried on with his labors. The crowd gasped, and murmured, than began to exalt the Sith apprentice. Just than, a man with a furrowed brow arose from the rabble, gained order, and said, "Thou fools, do you so willingly delude yourselves! Can you not see that you are being preyed upon! Clearly did this stranger from afar simply knock the boy from his sense, and when seeing him take back his motion, did allude that he had raised him from the dead. Nay, send this brigand from Massu, and back unto the wastes!" Darth Ceive than smiled, and spoke, "Though you speak truth, you do so for selfish reasons, for you normally extort the people, caring for only yourself, and speak against me not because of a lie, but a threat to your sovereignty. Behold now your reward, thou animal!" Upon that, the crowd defended their bringer of perceived eternal life, by from what started as a small shove, which turned into an execution by a rabble‘s beating, tearing him to peaces. Many were hurt in this execution, and two others died as well. Darth Ceive left Massu during this confusion, and spoke unto himself, "Surely truth is of convenience to society… and so they ultimately must beat every part—and no part—of themselves."

**** The Old Man and the Dead Man A

man, a wizened, careful, yet very young preacher of a medium sized city, took pride in his calm and thoughtful advice and spirituality that he both sold and shared. From his very youth he was revered as touched by the spirits, for as a child he bore a terrible aversion to mirrors (and labor.) When he was old enough, for his family was pore, they sent him to toil in the gardens of the wealthier. The wealthy patrons of his services immediately fell under the child‘s spell and charisma. It was this time when a famine seized the city, and so the boy joined the multitudes of those who had no job to occupy their hands with. It was than that the famine ceased, and so Aman went to work again, only for another famine to seize the land. Once more he was without job, than the famine ended, and those that knew him grew suspicious. They pleaded against it, but the boy‘s parents were poor, and so they sent him to toil once more, only this time as a courier. Once more the famine returned, and it stayed so until finally a wealthy woman took in the boy for her own, and forbid him to work. The famine ended, and, in fact, prosperity came unto the land. The now superstitious community than, in response to Aman‘s horror of mirrors, vowed to hide them, and they gave him for raising at the local religious institute, to hide him from toil, suffering, and ugliness. "Love thyself!" Aman preached, rather loudly for his small crowd of three, as citizens walked by them along the busy street. "Toil not less your soul be toiled," he said. Many had now grown to resent his arrogance, for they knew in their hearts that his sermons were little more than gloating. "What must we do to be like you, so that we must not be required to toil?" asked the students. "Have faith, is all. Yet seeing you incapable, I shall show you the way to faith. You must give unto me all excess of the rewards of your toils, so that you may see it without prejudice." It was than that a cloaked man did approach him, than turned to the wide street, and gathered a crowd by crying, "Who here would receive a thousand silver pieces to butcher my donkey and prepare it for me?" The crowd rumbled with questions and distinct yells of "I shall!" He silences them, and than turned to Aman, and said, "Shall you, O man of god?" Aman was stirred, for his heart was lustful, yet his eyes bobbed and peered at the crowd, for he knew he could not. The crowd was silent. "Well, what say you!" said the man, "can you not do one task to feed yourself the rest of your days?" The crowd began to question itself, and a voice from it said, "He must not toil, for he is too pure, and god punishes us for not heeding him." "Ha! The one who brought the famine was I, not god!" laughed the cloaked man, "but if he is so humble as to explain to me your claim, than I shall reassert my offer." The crowd itself eager for an explanation, they and the man turned to Aman. He quickly replied, "Let us go for a walk, and in the wilderness I shall speak to you." So they went from the city, and three times Aman tried to run and hide, but all three times he was apprehended as if the man could see through rock and plant. The man than ceased their silent march at the burial grounds, looked to him, and said, "Rise above yourself, thou parasite." Aman flustered, trying to find some way to lie, began by saying, "My good sir, as you yourself look for odd deeds done for yourself, so do we all, and so I say, do not question what needs not be questioned." The man replied, "Rise above yourself, thou liar." Aman choked, confused, and went on, "And it is my wise motto, gathered from years of my life and created in my most honored position granted to me, to sit by the other honored, that thou should ‗love thyself‘. So there is no need for questioning, really." "Rise above thyself, thou portrayer of an old man," said the robed man. "Really, alls I wanted was a bit of fun! I…" but Aman stopped speaking, for the man had dropped his hood to reveal a dead man‘s face, and, from the soil of the graveyard, he pulled a mirror. In horror, Aman‘s gaze was locked on the living corpse‘s. The corpse held the

mirror, and said, "Rise above thyself, by toiling for thine own profit, by taking with one‘s own hands that which he desires. Seize the day, for that which you love passes away if unclaimed!" And with that the corpse heaved the mirror up, and the old man and the dead man cried out in unison, as Aman saw that his face, which he had not seen since his childhood, was the same as his antagonist‘s. "Love thyself," was written on the mirror, and the face in it died, so it was as if glass looking upon the dead Aman holding it from behind. Than the mirror dropped alone, and a single Aman lay dead beside it. The city never fell victim to famine again. Seize the day, for that which you love passes away.

**** The Hermit and the Serpent T here was once a hermit who lived in the jungle, and though wise, he was very lonely. He longed for his past, and remembered the sweet and aquiline face of the woman who once loved him, though he could not return that love due to his solemn oath to remain chaste for wisdom, for she was to be his only lover. One day, the Hermit was walking in his domain, and speaking unto his flowers, which grew and bloomed as his wisdom did. A serpent made her way before the Hermit, and did observe him with her piercing eyes, and did taste his scent, and, for she was unfulfilled herself, determined that she would speak to him. "Who do thou speak to, pray?" asked the serpent. Taken aback at first, the serpent thought that the Hermit was to strike her down, and she prepared to try and smite him back. But, the Hermit quickly smiled unto the snake, and gave a nervous chortle. "Why," said he, "I speak to my flowers, as all life blooms, and so they are my brothers and sisters." The serpent looked into the man‘s eyes, and said, "My good sir, look thee, I pray, unto the flowers. Do they answer you? Have you sat and been reconciled by their council? Do they profess their commitment unto you? Nay, they speak not, and they wilt in due time, only to leave your care for them without thanks. Would thou not rather bless another human with your presence?" The man looked unto the serpent, and with no blink or aversion in his eye, said, "Alas what you say is true, my lady dragon, for flowers are of trivial and transitory company. And, alas, crawling on thine belly close to the rich earth must have steeped you with wisdom, for I do indeed long for human companionship, yet I am a hermit—a holy man married to the pursuit of knowledge. I am forbidden to love another human." And for that the serpent really was wise, and it detected no lie in the man‘s eye, she was inwardly gleeful, and responded so, "Good Hermit sir, surely this destiny is noble, but surely you have loved another, for it is creation‘s nature to desire others." The man did not respond, and looked awkward. "Sir, I ask not for prying business, and as we both must endure in this place, and I see that you are of noble makings, I consider you mine friend. Nay, I ask not for curiosity, but of friendship, for my kin live in every corner of the world, and so as a friend, I may know her through mine brethren and I may tell you her fate, or reconcile her."

The man knelt before the serpent, looked either way, and whispered, "I would like that much, but such a labor I would never ask of thee, at what price do thou speak?" The serpent feigned indignant composure, and said, "Would thou be so wise, and yet so unlearned in compassion and etiquette, that thou should insult me as some marauding thief, as some brigand, as some contentious seeker of creating debt unto myself? I give you my friendship, and you give insults back? I would do this for you for no fee, but I see now that I would be deluding myself, and your gratefulness would be selfish in nature." The Hermit, begged for pardon, saying, "Forgive me, noble beast, but my heart is dry, and my wisdom is limited to speaking with flowers. Any offense was meant to mine self, as flowers ask rather not of much—if anything—and my master, the one who initiated me and readied me for my solitude, taught me suspicion of life, so as it would protect me and guide my inquisition of existence." The serpent smiled unto herself, "I too, am suspicious, my sir. Let us bridge this flaw of nature—for such, if I am right, is friendship. Would thou we travel the same; we would than talk as friends. Come, let me coil upon thou arm, and we shall commune and speak of your lost love, and with warm hearts we should inquire of existence." The man hesitated, but the serpent knew he dared not risk a second insult, for she perceived him as naïve. So the serpent coiled upon his arm, and he told her the name of the past longing of his heart. She said unto him, "Thou poor and wretched Hermit, sir, I know the woman of whom you speak, for she was a dear friend to me. She was truly worthy of thine‘s love, and so how can I reveal her nature or fate to thee accurately? Nay, speech doth not approach such levels—rather, thine heart‘s desire lives on in me, and in act I shall reveal her to you by becoming her." The Hermit than gazed upon the snake, and became red, "I must apologize, friend, for I have not been honest with you, yet I see you have not been with me either. For I have seen her just the other day, and she is quite well. Friend, I did not tell you for it is a sinful thing that I did by partaking in her presence, and should you forgive me I would be relived. But, thou deceitful beast, why didst thou lie and say she was dead?" Yet the Hermit had lied about seeing her, for he was allowed no human companion by his own soul, and the serpent, not detecting the lie, tried to gain the upper hand again, to get the man to serve and be a willing, loving slave of hers. Yet the Hermit knew of her plot all along, and did not change his stance at all, yet retained quiet and skeptic composure. It was so that the serpent was bound to the Hermit, trying vainly for the rest of their lives to regain her perceived upper hand, and it was so that the Hermit gained his companionship. Loneliness is taken advantage of, or is ended.

**** The Traveler and the Mummy O ne day, a man traveling from afar, touring the desert came across a tomb of an ancient Sith Lord. Captured by its hideous beauty and intimidating presence, he entered the tomb, which none had done since the Dark Lord‘s burial there, and upon passing by a very important looking guardian symbol on the way into the tomb‘s heart, he took it upon unto himself, and into his robe‘s folds. Determined to take something of great value—the greatest value possible—from the tomb, he boldly walked on. After all, he was living and quick, and the tomb was of slumber and death.

The traveler came into the main cavern, and came just a ways away from the sarcophagus. The dead lord spoke thusly to him, "Thou comes before me—what is thine name, and thy purpose? Who disturbs my solitude?" The traveler smugly replied, "I am from afar, and living, mind you, and that shall be my name to thee. As for my intentions, they are simply the desire for acquisition, and those desires are those of the living." He thought unto himself than, "Surely I shall be rich, for no doubt this dead king doth desire my body for his own—to replace his decaying one and start life anew." The dead lord growled—which, because he was dead, ended being more of lethargic and horrifying howl of pain, like it was merely the wind rushing through the tomb. The dead Sith than spoke thus, "You are very prideful, and very small…. Behold, the torches burn bright, and the eyes are not hindered. Yet this sarcophagus hinders us from looking upon each other…. Come. Expose my corpse and we will have communion, and understand—and even help—one another." Yet the traveler kept his distance, for he knew the dead dark lord would possess his body. The traveler than said, "Nay, my lord, I should not open your sarcophagus, for I am weak. Yet should you desire a body to come near ye, and expose thine dry and leathery body, I should call a servant. However, he should need compensation, for that is a servant‘s nature." There was a long pause, and hatred seeped and twisted through the tomb‘s walls. The Sith Lord than did utter, "Than take coinage from the mantle, and bring it unto thine servant," the dead one than raised his voice, "yet then let us have communion, for I have been lonely for longer then ye can fathom." But the traveler than whined, "Yet, my Lord… why should I go unto the servant? Rather I should be compensated, than I will be so your servant unto mine." A cold cackle emanated from the sarcophagus, which appeared even more looming for a second. "You genuinely amuse me… long has it been since I laughed. Come friend, I shall whisper secrets of the Sith to ye, and when you are content with mine company, you will see I care not if your appearance is that of a dog, and no shame is needed. Whence you shall dine in my company—for I have stored much food—and than thou shalt go unto thine servant, and we will commune with our eyes also." The traveler grew aggravated and annoyed with this patient corpse. "Look you here," said he, "the guardian symbol of the tomb in mine. Would thou buy it back? Or should you lay unprotected, and the robbers pick your bones to peaces and sell them to women as to guard against childbirth, and they take thine legacy to the market and sell it peace by peace!" "Thou fool! I offer you wealth beyond the material, and even that which for what you will soon no longer need, and thou talks to me as a thief does to a woman?! What mighty force gives you such arrogant right?" The traveler was not stirred by the Sith‘s words, and explained as an angry parent does to a child, to the dead Sith Lord, "My good Lord of the crumbling tomb, my right is given to me by that I have life, and since thou art dead, your hands shall but crumble if ye attempts to grasp away anything from me." "Search for whatever you want—you shall not find it. I urge you, my friend," calmly and coldly explained the dead lord, the tomb growing chill, "to rather sit in my shadow, that thou might gain wisdom, and ease my loneliness, so that I am enthused to guide thee. Than you will be able to find any treasure you want—and it shall be greater than what lies in this elaborate home of mine." The traveler scoffed the dead lord, "My dear festering worm food, I do not want wisdom— especially from you—nor guidance—especially from you—nor another friend,

and certainly not a dead one. Not if I were a sage, hungry, and friendless would I befriend you, thou heap of bones and hide. Should you never forgive me, than I would rejoice, I swear. Not in all of time, or of any persuasion would I befriend thee!" There was no charm in the dead lord‘s voice anymore, and he did utter, seemingly from every wall, "Than so be it," said he, "…the way is shut." The traveler smiled, thinking he had soundly defeated this corpse‘s desire for friendship—which was true—and he was now free to gather his prize—which was true… yet he than thought of the exit from the tomb, and, indeed, the way was shut. It was so that he than had to live the rest of his life, and than all eternity in death, without any leverage or superiority, with a hurt and vengeful dead Dark Lord of the Sith.

**** The Swan and the Duck T here was once a swan that was very vain, and thought itself the most beautiful creature in the lake. It would swim illustriously, and would stretch its wings gracefully, but it than thought unto itself, "I should see the type of my beauty, and so I shall ask another." Yet no other swans would even be near him, for they hated him and avoided his lake. It was so that the swan came to a lady duck, and he arched his cloud-white feathers, and said to the duck, "My dear lady, is there no beauty here? It is indeed an ugly place, with nothing but ugliness." The duck looked around her, below her, and above her, and saw pieces of beauty in everything, and she did remark about this in response. Yet the swan could not understand her awkward voice, and he was intensely curious as to what she had said. However he did not want to appear stupid, or hard of hearing as with age, and so the brawny young swan spoke, "Madam, you have beauty about, for your eyes are very lovely— yet eyes do not hold light to such ugliness in everything else." The duck was flattered, and she looked away. But than she thought how her brethren also had lovely eyes, and how the males that did quart with her had lovely coloring, and she did remark about this in response. Once more the swan could not understand her queer and ugly voice, and so he carried on searching for flattery and appraisal, and articulated, "I suppose the ugliness of this lake is born by us all." The duck grew insulted, for she knew that her kind were not terribly attractive, but she knew that this swan was not engaging in the necessary lies to say that it was quite otherwise. She held herself high, and observed that all things had, have, or will have a set level of beauty, and she did remark about this in response. The swan was horrified, for although he could not understand her, he knew her reaction was not the desired humble and meek one he wanted—quite the opposite. "Well I am not ugly, am I!?" he desperately asked. The duck saw him as sadistic and cruel, and she did remark about this in response. She did so in such a loud series of quacks, and she even splashed water with her wings as the narcissistic animal.

The swan grew indignant, and said, "Though foul mess of scrappy feathers! One as you would not know beauty as it sits here before you, but would rather foul the air with your contentious and hideous cries!" And with that the swan flew away in anger, to hide in seclusion. Vanity buds doubt and denial at the mere sound of quietness.

**** The Cat and the Scarab A hive of scarabs once lived in the desert, and among them was one particular scarab that had a sharp wit, and was very focused on transcending beyond his fated life. One day a scarab was attacked and consumed by a villainous scorpion, and the strange scarab‘s fellow beetles were quite upset and remorseful. "Come, friends," said the scarab, "and be silent, for you cry for thine own sake. If ye had overcome your love of each other, and had released your tendency towards the desire of power not to be consumed by predators, you all would be quite happy now." Indeed the scarab disavowed all forms of power, and had a distaste for attachments of any kind, for they, in his mind, were what attached life to their roles of suffering and pain. He accepted everything, claimed nothing, and sought to seek nothing but nothingness. Than, a cat—which are very wise creatures indeed, and admired by the Sith—came unto this reputable beetle, and asked if he was the scarab so fond of wisdom. "Why yes," responded the scarab, "I am he, and I also am not; for all life holds within them my wisdom, and I am of no significance." The cat was quite, of course, wise, and so it took no offense to this, and recognized that this was indeed the beetle. "Well," quoth the cat, "I shall help you achieve your wisdom, for us cats are soul-searches too. Come, scarab, and we shall sit aback, and watch your colony." And for cats are also mischievous and rigid creatures, a clan of scorpions which were instructed by the cat where the scarabs were, cam and began to consume the hive. The cat offered to halt the attack, yet the beetle showed no attachment, and soon the whole hive was consumed. "Surely," qouth that cat, "they were to tempt you towards attachment. Accept their fate and do not mourn them, and thou wilst be wiser and freer, dear scarab." Yet the scarab did not flinch. So than birds came and consumed the scorpions, and while they were feeding, a small elephant did trample them to pieces, after which a pair of lionesses killed the elephant, and ran off to leave the beast to rot, all as per instructions of the cat. Yet the beetle remained quiet, and never interrupted to ask the cat to cease the attack. So than the cat turned the scarab on its back, and placed its paw with sharp claws extended onto the beetle‘s bare belly. "Now scarab," quoth the cat, "I shall destroy you. Come now, poor beetle, you are now completely and totally without power. Yet I shall give thee some—ask me not to, and I will not destroy you. But, come now, I know you shall ask me to retract that offer, as you wish to ascend beyond the role of suffering. However, I urge you to save your life, for there is no need for death, is there?" The scarab than said, "For you are wise, and I have come so far already today in freedom, friend cat, I shall accept your council; spare my life, pray."

The cat was than satisfied, for its experiment had produced the result it knew it would. And so, in payment of the scarab‘s hypocrisy and foolish intellect, it immediately smote the beetle where it lay, and than left on its merry way, quite satisfied. All seek power.

**** The Lord, the Lady, and the Prince I n a distant land in the North, there was a modern kingdom which was very grand, cleanly, and sophisticated. Though, despite its delicate tastes, it had quite the same attitudinal, moral, and daily problems that may be seen unto they very own, today. For this phenomenon, the kingdom attracted many a Sith, and one particular Sith Master, by the name of Darth Amplectus took a specially keen notice of the kingdom—especially its capitol city. One day, Lord Amplectus determined to go out unto the capitol, and discover the mysteries and inherent detrimental mindsets of love. His vision was clear, for, when he arrived there, a royal ball was just beginning, and so he drew his cloak around himself, and did slip amongst the throngs of those attending completely unnoticed. He than hid himself in a box overlooking the ballroom and its wonderfully clad dancers, and did set upon peoples‘ minds not to enter his place of inspection there. It was than when Prince Insons did make his entrance and came about to the ballroom. He wore clothing not to of his liking, but unassuming and to the likes of his reason, which was a wary mind. Thusly did he enter—he gave a bow or two, brushed of some very fond enemies, and stood before his companions along the sidelines, quite leisurely… yet with the occasional dart of the eyes. Upon this moment the orchestra swiftly fell into their first piece, which was the fast sort in which the party-goers did frolic—not dance—unto. And Amplectus did observe Insons‘ heart, and there was a stout heaviness upon it than. Some ladies of the court stood about each other, and the Prince and his advisors did behave in unison across from them. Lord Amplectus gazed upon the two groups. He than looked into the hearts of the waiting ladies, and he observed heaviness progressively rest its bosom on them, as well as confusion in their minds. Though may it be a trivial beginning. So Darth Amplectus set a spell on them, so that they would join with the men in unison, and so they would draw notice of the young Insons. The women fell upon the men, and as feathers spring from a birds nest, so soon did couples spring from the group and onto the dance floor, gaily swaying to and fro. And Lord Amplectus did gaze upon them, and spoke thus unto his soul, "Verily do these individuals draw near thanks to contact—yet what was the spark that fused their hands together in love and merriment?" Prince Insons, meanwhile, was speaking to a lady of the court, and Amplectus saw quivering in his soul. He observed their conversation and heard this— "Thou art a gentile soul, my good man," said the lady, "yet thouest look too humble, care, should there be a shadow across thee, pray?" The Prince‘s eyes fell upon the floor before the maiden‘s feet, and he quoth, "Indeed, and shadow doth lie upon me in

such hours. Comfort for some, milady, is aggravation of the nerves for others, and, pray, the latter is the truer oftener for mine self. Of your intentions, I see only the highest and noblest, and so if thou were troubled by my troubles much more tonight, it would cause me shame. Please, this night is for thee." "Yet it is also for thee, pray. Why art thou reluctant? Take tonight by storm, for that is the birthright of a prince, to take what is given!" "Pray, it is not," replied Prince Insons. With that the lady‘s soul was bent from these words, and she departed with the words, "And so you slap me, sir!" Lord Amplectus did observe, and notice the group his spell had forged was breaking apart from those who had already left to the dance floor. With this, the first song ended, and silence fell the Sith Master‘s ears, and he contemplated. Upon this moment the orchestra swiftly fell into their second piece, which was the sort that was very beautiful, and the dancers were seduced into moving in dance rather than by merriment alone. And Amplectus did observe Insons‘ heart, and there was a heaviness upon it than. Lady Matrona—the finest lady in the land—did than enter, and he set a spell upon her to draw her eyes upon the awkward Insons. Amplectus than set a spell upon the Prince, so that his awkwardness and guilt mushroomed, and for fear of another offense, he resolved to be sociable with the beautiful Matrona. Prince Insons made his way to the Lady, and courteously made himself known to her. Lord Amplectus did gaze upon the two, and felt sure perhaps that now contact was made between the two, they would be bound. "My good sire," quoth the Lady, "you are most amiable to me, and flatter me with your presence." Amplectus smiled. Prince Insons replied, "Such fairness demands no less, milady. So, if thou art willing perhaps thou will grace me with your company with me and my companions, or would thou care for a dance?" Lady Matrona flushed, and Amplectus sensed a cold flame come upon her soul, and she did reply, "Pray, sir, forgive me, for perhaps my words were deceitful without my intention. I am mated in dance tonight with the King—such a fair, noble, and wise man is he." And with amends she departed. The orchestra than ended their second song, and Amplectus than thought deeply over what he had seen. Upon this moment the orchestra swiftly fell into their third piece, which was the sort that is very enrapturing and with a well mood. And Amplectus did observe Insons‘ heart, and there was a heaviness upon it than. Amplectus‘ disposition grew well, and with a theory in mind, he set a spell upon the land, and with that a messenger ran into the ballroom, and did proclaim, "The King hath been kidnapped, and none have seen him. The Queen requests the services of the one closest to him most recently—Lady Matrona and his stepson, Prince Insons!" With that the two departed upon an exclusive adventure that would not end soon, and the Sith Master Darth Amplectus did look into the future, and was contented. There would be tension, yes, they would find the king, yes, there would be many beautiful women and men along the way, yes, yet the Prince and the Lady would, in the end, dance, and dance most beautifully. Lord Amplectus than did speak unto his heat thusly—Man makes himself available, woman selects, and this all takes place within community, of which there are multiple—increasingly smaller, and therefore more intense and immediate communities. The closer the community—the more available the man, and the more deeply the woman knows him, and so the more likely they will dance together the dance of love to the tunes of Naturalis and Silosian Machinations.

And with that Lord Amplectus did leave merrily as well, and went back to his lair quite contented and unseen.

**** The Sith Lord and the Parasite S ith Lord Gregarius was walking amongst his people one day, when he came unto a parasite, and he heralded it so, "My good creature, what a fine day it is, no? Are not the Sun‘s rays divine and worthy of worship?" The Parasite than moaned, and whimpered, "Pray, the sun is fine, and the company is finer. I am a son of the Sun," jested the parasite, "yet…" and than he grumbled off in a fashion not holding comprehension. "Yes! Parasite, the day is fine, and we are all sons of the Sun, our most warm and enlightened Father! How do you fare today?" "Perhaps," said the parasite, "my dearest friend, you should tell me of your well-being first?" "As you wish, good Parasite—my day is fairing quite well, as I am with my people, and I love them, and I learn as often as I can from them, for all are teachers if you listen." The Parasite looked miserable, and said, "Lord friend, should thou be many another a person, I would not tell thee, but you are mine brother—my day is going poorly as usual, for I am often helpless, and I suffer from a desire to draw blood from good people. I am poor and wretched without care and guidance from the true sons of the Sun." With that the Sith Lord became enraged, and spoke thusly, "Thou cantankerous sore that doth beg for compassion and help! Would thou care for yourself, you would have masters that did not control and inhibit thee. Thou masochist! Apathy is thy true name, thou weak Parasite!" And with that Lord Gregarious smote the Parasite painfully, cleansing him from the Sun‘s sight. Power taken for oneself is life taken for oneself. Apathy is death.

**** The Dark Lord and the False Apostles W hen the Moon crossed the Sun, seven false apostles made their way unto the Dark Lord of the Sith‘s black cathedral to seek a personal audience with him. The Dark Lord—Darth Silus the Just—did observe the entrance of the travelers, and made his majesty‘s way to the Imperial Throne. Seven knocks sounded on the great door, and Silus remarked unto his servants, "The kine verily come thither from some caddish shadow. Mote they be led hither they should have such shadow to them no intentions of mine could bear them. Nay! Bring them unto me one by one, and we shall see if they go prosperously, limitedly, or deadly."

And so the Dark Lord‘s servant went verily to the great door, and it heaved eerily open. The noble Sun silhouetted a throng of robed travelers, and some fell dead immediately from the power of the Dark Lord‘s shadowed effigy. Seven remained and stood yet before the great hall. The first was led before Darth Silus the Just. "Verily thee be wrong and mistaken," quoth Silus. "I am often wrong, and sometimes mistaken," replied the first. "Thine own transit here was folly, than." "Pray, it was not, for the rules demanded it, and to fall short of those is to fall short of myself," replied the first. The Dark Lord Silus than cackled and stated "Renounce the rules or you renounce thyself." And, as she could not, and her babbling was easily seen through by Silus, she died—her foulness decaying into the Dark Side. The second was led before Darth Silus the Just. "Verily thee be wrong and mistaken," quoth Silus. "Of this I am sure! Please milord, correct me in all ways, and verily I am yours," remarked the second. "Forsooth!" replied Silus, "show great power or I shall show thee death!" The second false apostle grew indignant, and he replied, "Thou art cruel, why do you bear such cruel intentions, pray?" And so he died and made the Dark Side stronger. The third was brought before Darth Silus the Just. "Verily thee be wrong and mistaken," quoth Silus. The third began quaking, and spoke so, "Gods, it is as I knew… but what at, pray? Forgive me, and I shall leave." "Wrong." The third than turned his back to Silus to flee from his pain, and Silus let a bellow to freeze him in his tracks. "Verily ye were correct, yet verily you made yourself quake, and so thou shew me thine back—so now I show you mine." And the Dark Side was made stronger yet again. The fourth was led before Darth Silus the Just. "Verily thee be wrong and mistaken," quoth Silus. "No I am not," replied the fourth, "and so also, as reward, you are wrong." Silus cruelly leered at this arrogant false apostle. The fourth smiled back, and he proclaimed, "I see that you have seen my companions, and than me, and thus appraise me correctly… especially now that you know yourself to be wrong." "Since I respect thee," said Silus, "I will send you to them to gloat." And so the Dark Side was furthered again, feeding Lord Silus‘ power. The fifth was led before Darth Silus the Just. "Verily thee be wrong and mistaken," quoth Silus. So the fifth than began to cry. Silus ignored her for some time, until she finally stopped. "So how am I wrong?" the fifth asked. Silus ignored her. The fifth than through into a fit of rage, and in her temper, verily she slashed her hand against Silus‘ robes. "Oh!" cried the fifth, "forgive my lowly disservice! I am very good at fixing such things though!" So the fifth began to straighten his robes, and said, "Rather good, am I not, milord? Would you ask how I learned the art?" "Tell the others," replied the Dark Lord, and the fifth‘s smile from the attention she received was short, for she dissolved into more power for Silus. The sixth was led before Darth Silus the Just. "Verily thee be wrong and mistaken," quoth Silus. "What do ye speak of, pray?" solicited the sixth. "That is the most intelligent question I hath heard bequeathed unto mine ears in some six visits," replied Silus the Just. The sixth than burst forth in a manic manner, going on for a bit about person problems and the goals hoped to be achieved by coming before his Excellency. Yet Silus merely wore an antagonistic smirk, saying naught a word. The sixth quickly became upset, now bitter and attacking, "Tell me, milord, why

do you not support me with thine words of grace? Verily you are of a terrible attitude and selfish wit!" "Perhaps," muttered Silus under a neutral smile. "Thusly my dear lord hath returned to his stable self… thou art good at admitting, and hope to call thee friend." Than Silus spoke, "I hope that thou art good at dying, friend." So she became Silus‘ power. The seventh was led before Darth Silus the Just. "Verily thee be wrong and mistaken," quoth Silus. Yet the seventh simply crossed her arms and gave Silus an endearing and playfully scolding smirk. Finally she said, "Lord Silus, you‘ve come hither recently too, I hear?" "Yes," replied Darth Silus, "my predecessor spent much time hither, yet this is mine first visit to this refuge as well—and these lands." "Well, we have something in common, than, milord… than and I know very well of thine‘s predecessor—Silus the Learner." "Indeed?" inquired the Dark Lord of the Sith. "Verily," replied the seventh in an endearing and magnetic manner. "And how didst thou know of him, the esteemed Darth Silus the Learner?" She smiled, glancing at the floor, "Sire, it is of a lengthy proportion, and so, before I forget or out talk takes of afar from here, I must ask what you meant by ‗verily thee be wrong and mistaken‘?" So Silus the Just almost answered, for a moment no longer than that short moment when a scorpion decides to kill. Yet he was not deceived, and so said, "Ask the previous six." And with a growl of discontent the seventh met her demise, falling to and into Lord Silus‘ power. Than Silus decreed unto his servants, "And so I grow weary of absence from sanity, send forth my apprentice from whither, and with haste." So Silus told his apprentice to learn what flaws of personality do exist so that he may subjugate their power unto his own, and to pass the lesson on to his apprentice when he became a Master. Thus Darth Silus the Just, Dark Lord of the Sith, set free the seven burdens of power, and they were taken in by his apprentice, so that the false apostles were defeated again… than again, for forever.

**** The Apprentice and the Tyrant L ong distances away, there was a small and pathetic empire skirting the wastes. In command of this empire was a tyrant, aptly named Despot the Awful, who ruled his domain, and everything that bore his name as master, with an iron, imperious hand. Yet his greatest weapon was the appearance of compromise, sanity, fairness, and security. So, one day an apprentice to an especially lax Master, named Darth Insurrectus, appeared from a sandstorm from the wastes unto the capital city of Depot the Awful‘s empire. At first he forbade anyone‘s eyes from falling upon him, and played the part of a good citizen of the empire. To Insurrectus‘ surprise, though, this brought upon much attention, and his acting made him a desirable subject for an imperial official to Despot. The tyrant‘s personal police came upon Darth Insurrectus and brought him before the imperial throne to be knighted into Despot‘s service. The tyrant observed Insurrectus, and questioned him so, "Citizen, what be your name?" The Sith apprentice bowed and replied thusly, "The truth of me is known as Darth Insurrectus, good king, but, verily, this is not my abode—I am not a citizen, but a traveler in these parts." Despot looked

at him, mulling for a moment, than proclaimed, "Well then, no more! Welcome to the tyrant‘s service, and make yourself at home, for it truly is, now, thine‘s home." So Insurrectus looked with his third eye, and saw that to step against the tyrant from his position was impossible, for the Dark Side propelling him was far weaker than that of Despot‘s. An antagonistic approach would put him on the destructive end of events. So, he bowed once more, and replied, "I have no choice but to serve you, but my Master serves none but the Dark Lord of the Sith—and only for that he is the embodiment and the will of the Dark Side. You shall be bound by fear of his coming." And so Insurrectus entered into the service of the tyrant-king Despot the Awful. Yet Despot was terrified of the coming of his new subject‘s Master, and was terrified of having to fear someone—but he would never admit submission, inadequacy, and defeat, so he refused to free Insurrectus on the grounds of "principle" and "law." So, when Darth Insurrectus grew tired of observing the tyrant‘s pitiful empire, he went unto Despot, and he lied, "Lord Despot, my Master now comes, as I am sure you can see in your heart as truth." Than he told the truth, "And so I will now leave you to go unto him." Despot flew into rage, but Insurrectus ignored him and left the capital, than the country, through the main routes, as the true emperor of the tyrant‘s kingdom, and the master of Despot the Awful. Thus Darth Insurrectus reported to his Master a new truth he had observed, "Those who must have control must also, by nature, be controlled."

**** The Journeyer and Old Man Death U ntold time ago, there was a journeyer in quest for the Golden Truth, like many others akin to him. He was far from his fatherland, and in a strange territory without even any knowledge as to what he was looking for. For days he wandered in a salt flat, barren of all life save for other journeyers like himself, and with all the mirages it was as a hellish maze. Hallucinations haunted him until he awoke to find himself in a red deep canyon, the end overlooking a far sandy country strewn with pagan-like statues. Tombs lined the canyon walls—the resting places of Sith and pagan lords of long aged and forgotten importance. The place whispered with secrets and the wisdom a place gathers only with great age and distant violence. Muscular statues held on high the great entryways of the entryways of the dark tombs, and so also the very canyon walls. The place was basked in the blood of the gods. The Sun was setting. It was than that the Master and Keeper was glimpsed by the traveler on the stone balcony at the end of the valley overlooking the far country below. The traveler thought him a mirage at first, than the silhouette of a man… than, rather, a hole in—or navel to— reality. The rays of the dying sun streamed past the figure as if showing the way, and so he let them draw him unto the Keeper. He was drawn by the dusty light and the seething shadows in it, and his soul became heavy.

The Keeper turned to face him, and at first the traveler thought he had not turned at all, for he was dark in all aspects… yet than he grew light, wearing now white robes, which the traveler attributed to an trick of the light in initially disturbing his colors. "Strange sir," quoth the traveler, "pray you shall spare me but come of your time, but I have traveled countless mile from a land far hither. Shall you reveal to me where I might now reside and the secrets of this strange land so that I might navigate it, I would be in your deepest debt." Sand and dust swirled around them for a moment, and the place suddenly seemed very occupied around them. "Foolish traveler," said the Master and Keeper, "thouest knows not the great spans thou art from thine home… ages away. You now travel the kingdom of the ancient primal Sith, and this is the Valley of the Lifeless Lords," then he paused, drawing in a sucking breath, and continued, "But afore I answer thouest‘s second question you must answer mine. What is thy intent here, why dost thou disturb the lands I care for and watch over?" Amidst the heat and ageless weariness, the traveler set off into reverie, and replies, "Verily, dear gardener, I come from a place where there is sweet grass, with dew upon it every morning, where waters fall from the sky, and don‘t hide in the ground. I have come seeking the Golden Truth, like hundreds before me and thousands to come after me, all in hopes to find enlightenment and peace in our age." "And what is this ‗Golden Truth‘?" "Pray, I know not, and nor do I wish to dwell upon it, sir Keeper, for my soul bears weariness greater than that on it which sent me here." "Than I will answer this question in addition to the second, though only as I can best see it, as I do not know what thouest searches in particular. Come, look across my garden, impenetrable to all but those divined to find it," commanded the Keeper. And so the traveler rested his hands on the balcony wall and looked out towards the hellishly and frighteningly beautiful landscape. "All that thou seest is painted in the blood of ages upon ages, as thou can notice when the sun shines so on it. This is the land of death." It was at this point that the traveler interrupted the Keeper, and said, "Keeper, it would be of great avail to me is thou did not speaketh of death, for my life is perhaps wasted and my death will be but another unfairness, sent to the unknown to suffer." The Master and Keeper smiled at this, and he proclaimed, "Verily, lone traveler, there is naught to be afraid of, for what is there in death that there isn‘t in life? Nothing." "This is my grail," realized the traveler, "this is the Golden Truth—the truth to conquer the fear of death. Reveal to me this divine and sacred knowledge, milord Keeper. What is death, pray? What is it like?" So the Keeper replied thusly, "Look afore you across my far sandy country; it is also of dreams. Thine owns dream vision—your third eye—usually reserved for dreams take lordship, and beholden! the pail flatness of this life becomes clear like air, and you beholden it." "Observe what, pray?" "The afterlife—the one you create, just as you see truth through what means you choose in dreams, that is the afterlife. Yet beware, only the pure of heart may create a good afterlife—only those on the high path—for only the sane may see what is truly good." "Yet what of the Earth?" asked the traveler. The winds blew across the dusty valley floor, revealing—or creating into—shapes rather like hieroglyphics, and a volcano went off along the horizon. "Reality may still easily be seen, similarly like how death may be tasted in bed, but it is obscure, now, like dreams were. Some travel to it, while others attach themselves to it, for you are one with the Tao when dead." The traveler was ecstatic, and in a passionate intellectual mood, but than he posed this question, "Verily, how might thou know this to be true, how may I prove what I know in my heart to be

true to my countrymen?" The Master and Keeper than turned back to shadow and the traveler perished. The Keeper than brought the deceased traveler to his resting place—the womb that is the tomb. Ages later the dead traveler asked Old Man Death, or the Keeper as he was also called, "What is life like? I fear the next transition, so tell me the Common Truth." Old Man Death replied, "Divus, my good traveler, thou need not fear a thing, for there is nothing in life that there isn‘t in death." And so Divus looked from the stone balcony at the end of the Valley of the Lifeless Lords out across the far and eternal country, and viewed the blood-red rising Sun….

**** The Crazed Vampire M ulare Praetum, a Sith Master from the Empire, was in the city called Origin one night when he happened across the creature known as Atrox. Atrox was a rogue vampire with no ties to any of the Families or even any of the newer Covenants, and he had little reputation or ability of his own save for a devouring and selfish appetite. Immediately the Sith lord was attacked by the vampire, and so Darth Praetum struck the vampire defenseless. "Why didst thou attack me?" inquired the Sith. Atrox hissed and replied as is so, "Thou art nothing but the blood I crave." Darth Mulare Prateum was overcome with the urge to spill this vampire‘s blood, yet something stayed his hand. After a long pause he quoth, "Thou art nothing but the death I crave… yet you are still anew at this stage. Beholden, I shall deliver thou fate unto thine own hands, and in ten years I shall see thee again. At that time we shall see what distortions thou have wrought on thy potter‘s wheel, and whether I shall smash it or drink from it." And so Atrox fled into the night with a great temper upon his dead heart. So the years fled smoothly by like the illusion they are, and change was brought upon the land like it has been for all the ages. The change marked as "ten" had come about, and the now Dark Lord of the Sith, Mulare Silus—the former Darth Praetum—did maketh his way unto the city of Origin again. He let forth a cry, or rather a howl, to pierce into the night, and it delivered the vampire Atrox unto him. "I have come for inspection, Master. I am not entirely symmetrical, mind you, nor am I colored grandly, as I am glazed with blood… but I have worked hard on it that it might please thee, milord," spoke Atrox. "You cower not, nor do you attacketh. Thou hast served the vampire clan known as the Covenant of Blood with toil and exertion, and hath held on high the Family of Cusat. These things are not under dispute… yet the pot may only be finished after being fired… fight me." And so Atrox and the Dark Lord Mulare Silus clashed mightily, and at last Atrox yielded, and so the two bowed. "Thou have fought well, kindred searcher." The vampire responded, "It is only as I endeavor, for good clay pots are practical." It was than that Mulare did not strike the pot Atrox, but he drank of him, and decreed, "Thou art now a friend of mine, having battled not for your life, but for you new title as Darth Atrox, master of the Dark Side." And it was as such that the creature Atrox earned himself as all must do to come of age and sanity.

**** The Foolish Predator H awk, a fierce hunter and intelligent bird, came once to a nest full of newly hatched buzzards. Looking about she said unto herself, "These foul creatures would make an awful meal, and yet their parents are not about to protect them, defenseless as they are." So she made up her mind to toss them out of the nest and to their demise. Yet as she was about to pluck the first from the nest, in squealed prostrate to Hawk, and quoth, "Forsooth! So it has progressed unto this, that just as life hath begun for me it must, verily, be ended. Pray, spare us, that we may never forget your blessing and grow to repay it!" So Hawk had sympathy on them and left on her way. Some time later there was a famine, and the lands were lying bare. Hawk tracked the great country as she always did in such times, quite unaffected thanks to her grand prowess. When she came to her old grounds, her favorite in such times, she found it very barren. So she flew on, deeper and deeper into the wastes. She was deeply distraught, yet than saw some form of life on the ground. Hawk swooped down upon the movement only to find the buzzards she had spared as mere chicks. She was outraged as she saw them eating upon the dead animal that should have been hers, and she realized that it was these Hawks that had stripped her lands. "Thou ungrateful birds!" she cried, "you have ruined my lands!" The buzzards than turned upon her and ate her up, and it was so that Hawk was repaid. Suffer not others justice and ye will suffer.

The Journal of Darth Silus

Silosian Machinations (#1) (written 3/16/06) It has come to my attention that many people, especially young ones, look for stability in their life using categorization. Of course stereotypes fall under this, including the philosophies inherently behind clicks and and racism, but a more powerful form of this is the craze with horoscopes of both the Greek and Chinese varieties.

We must assume than, that these actually have some power, otherwise they would be short lived or purely cricumstantial hopes, doomed to fail. It is unlikely that stars hold and information whatsoever beyond the scientific kind, and that which we humans place upon them. Therefore, it is likely that horoscopes are purely humanistic phychological works, which virtually every type of human who read them could find relation to. In fact, upon comparing all the horocopes for a certain day, they all are remarkably similar... so they no doubt gain the personal appeal and application through the natural and common human tendency towards selfishness and lack of vision. But it can not be denied that we, as humans, desire order and relation in our lives. Obviously horoscopes aren't very dependable, but the individual, on the other hand, is much more sensitive. Forseeing the day ahead of us, or the future for any time, is as simple as understanding the philosophy behind a textbook. Obviously, there are techniques to forseeing the future, but it begins at inner reflection. Meditating on oneself, and than on others, than learning to be sensitive to the emotions produced by such meditation, are the steps towards inner harmony, order, and attachment to the Universe, which was our motivation from the beginning. After all, how can one know the future and "Time," before even knowing one's self? The stars don't hold the secrets to you, only you yourself can discover the secrets. -Darth Silus

A Close Encounter With Myself(written 4/1/06) Darth Silus, the brain child of a shortly lived organization known as the NID, was conceived of near haphazardly. The Sith Order had already been conceived as a possible organization, but the members felt it would be incredibly amateur. The Order subsided as a mere back burner thought amongst a few individuals. The NID, shortly before being dissolved, soon had an internal movement playing around with the idea. Soon the movement became an upwards dream for many that wanted out of the increasingly corrupt national syndicate. As the ideas compiled about controlled corruption and livable philosophy, a leader, the former second in command of the dying organization, found himself totally responsible for both factions. He quickly dissolved the cell he had contact with, as well as totally crushing the new Sith Order movement by drawing it under his folds and refusing any class except ―Sith Philosopher.‖ It was around this time that the name ―Darth Silus‖ appeared, and he quickly swept away all hope for the rebellious factions wanting to set up the old directorate while controlling the quasi-order by limiting it to a handful of close individuals. The building of the Sith had begun, and only two names would survive in notice: Darth Irradus, and Darth Silus.

Darth Silus than withdrew and destroyed his true identity, while he conspired with Irradus in the creation of an entire world view. The remnants of the NID had been swept away, as well as the fledgling ―Sith‖ movement. The dawn of the true Sith was coming. The ―tame‖ man who had created Silus than began to delve into philosophy, analyzing the Star Wars films and deciding what being a Sith really meant. Silus slowly started emerging again, and than, when the nature and direction of the Sith was grasped, he quickly subsided. Perusing the creation of the Sith world view, a journal started to form, and Sith philosophy entered the ring. Irradus and Silus occasionally made contact, sharing insightful contributions for the newfound ―Dark Path.‖ Recently, Silus and the man have not only grown confident in the new philosophy but have ascended again. Soon, very soon, the Sith will finally be able to rise as one of the most intellectually (and therefore totally over all) powerful organizations ever. More importantly, Silus will fully arise… if only in the eternal shadows—for all creation comes from blackness. The Sith are here, rest assured, an no few in number… all waiting for the day the Dark Lord Silus assembles the Sith Council and declares dominion. Patience is now our ally, beholden the rise of the masters.... -Darth Silus

A Strange Dream (written 4/10/06) If one reads my thesis on dreams, (which can be found in the Selected Writings feature under ―Sith Database‖ in the menu,) than one understands how dreams are actually deep meditative states in which the third eye takes over one‘s vision. The night before last I had an especially revealing dream... one that I had been expecting. I have recently discovered that the ―Irradus Barrier‖ has actually already been partially broken. (The Irradus Barrier being the lack of knowledge blocking the strong projection of emotional, and later, physical/literal energy.) Charisma, presences behind places, uneasy feelings about people or revulsion, and peer pressure are all signs of projected emotional makeup, mixtures, or energy. All human beings have their Omnichi (the medium of internal/personal creation) attached and anchored into Manchi (the medium of external creation,) and so we are all emitting our internal creations outwards. Simply put, we are always dumping our excessive emotions outward. The problem is controlling and directing these. I deduced that since the third arm (what I call the ability to create in oneself, and create through oneself,) is related to the third eye, it must be dreamlike in its nature. So, I decided to explore it, I must meditate on it, and my dream was the result. In my dream, I was at a lake that I visited a fair amount through my past in other dreams, only I was on the opposite end of it than usual. I can‘t remember a fair amount of the beginning... simply mindless progression of time... but than I remember approaching a deep and wide dip in

the orange-colored dirt path where it grew near the water of the lake, and than hearing a voice, presumably of my father‘s... yet not, for it was sage-like, who was there with me as well as some friends of mine. His voice spoke a mystical and stoic-like message which went something along the lines of this: He told of how humans live up on the land, basked in the sun, warm, comfortable, and superior. (It was a bright day at the lake in this dream, versus white-skied and gloomy.) I felt the warmth of the sun and its sluggish comfort as he said this. But than he detailed various levels of fish.... He told of the fish that live right under the surface of the water, in the realm of glistening light and meandering shadows cast from the waves, and as he mentioned their existence, I myself was in that position under the water. Than he spoke of the fish that live deep within the watery realm, where ―but a dot of light is their existence.‖ I was than deep in the black and green darkness, and above me, where the sun was directly above the water, there was a round spot of light, shifting yet quite bright in contrast. I than turned around, (presumably stopping the journey back around the lake,) and turned to a little path leaving the one around the lake, and walked towards an open forest service gate. And so the dream ended. I have interpreted the dream to mean that contrast, and ―light‖ and ―dark‖ make up the focus necessary to direct powerful energies. Not only must it be directed, and not only must it be in contrast to all other emitting energies (by closing them off), but it also must be created in the super-conscious realm of the subconscious, or the ―murky waters.‖ And so this dream has become a focusing metaphor for meditation. -Darth Silus

The Middle Path (written 4/14/06) Since I believe in the middle path between religion and science (which I believe both are inherently flawed,) it is necessary for me to convey exactly what this beneficial middle path is. Science is simply a method to take a philosophy—or an idea from a philosophy—and prove it possible or true in reality, and embellish it with facts. The result and downfall of this, is that science, being normally viewed as infallible and supreme, is nothing but a political and social weapon. Evidence of this, is how society of the times dictates the science of the times. Newtonian science was reflective of the Catholic view of a pristine Universe. Einstein‘s science was reflective of an industrializing and fast-paced society, and modern quantum mechanics is reflective of Taoism and relavatism. (Not to mention that the ―Big Bang,‖ minus the explosion part, is a classic Chinese belief in mysticism, and evolution is Buddhism for species.) Over all, science is often but a religion.... the very thing it scorns. Religion‘s failings are much more known, and, encapsulated in one word, is ―faith.‖ Faith is what allows the few to benefit over the many, which can be said to be the main point of religion, (example- Islam and various cults.) Religion damages the human core, which is questioning,

independence, and absolute truths existing on Earth as well as the equivalent of ―heaven.‖ Another prime problem of religion is the ―Pastor Complex‖—when responsibility for superiority is given rise by some personal public declaration or fact, and the self-superiority is enforced by faith, leading to the suppression of the old ―sinner‖ personality or faults, causing subconscious negative reactions. Simply put, the individual thinks there should be a large personal ascendance because of some act of faith or conversion into a religion, and is pressured by his or her peers to really be ascended. Thus the mind schisms, dividing the ascended and old qualities, and even suppressing the old qualities into the past. However, the old qualities are still there, and are merely expressing themselves from the subconscious, so that the old personality is strained through the new ―ascended‖ one, and this internal denial leads to some negative defense mechanisms. One is that there are levels of intolerance for those not like the individual‘s new personality. The next is impulsions that are seemingly random often crop up. Finally, the third is that the individual desperately tries to keep from descending and thus will often cruelly punish themselves. However, science and religion do have some universal good ideas that should not be ignored. Science‘s main benefit is that you must not just muse about something, but go and see if it really exists, and test it. Thinking logically and questioning are the great points to science—believing in only what isn‘t extraneous. Religion‘s main positive points are moral responsibility, mystery, and and obsession with finding absolute truths. Christanity is an especial problem though, and represents the worst flaws of all the religions. After all, if it is so true and self-evident, how come you need faith? Here are its tools of manipulation: Reality The strongest manipulator is, of course the altering of reality. If everything is Universally shaded and "revealed" to be of a certain nature, it is absolutely impossible to see it without this shade. For instance, a simple invention can be seen as the work of an atheist... or it can be seen shaded as the creation of God. A single presumption--that God has created everything--has totally warped reality. In fact, all of one's memory is reformed under a change in reality-perception so that true contrast is impossible. The other interesting fact is that it makes you more receptive to ideas that fall under one's presumptions. It takes great willpower to even consider this for a follower, and even more to comprehend it and thus overcome one's faith. Satisfaction The next popular manipulator is a redefining of what things in life will satisfy you. Success is also redefined. Therefore, any slight lack of complete satisfaction is blamed on not following the ideal path to satisfaction close enough. This makes followers quite submissive and moldable. Any time a depressed mood strikes they fall victim to trying to do the rituals prescribed to achieve satisfaction. In addition, if one feels inadequate, one may abandon works in progress and return to more faithful persuits. Reality Maintenance Whenever one thinks outside of the Christian reality it is labled doubt or sin. Church is also designed to keep one in the Christian reality. Worth/Value One's worth or value is taken away from individuality and accomplishment and given to being a chosen one of God. Thus, one's worth or value depends soley upon one's faith. Failure of Perception (relavatism) A central pillar of Christianity is relavatism--the idea that nothing is truly able to be known... except for the Bible. Therefore, nothing is trusted but the Bible. This makes no sense, as if our

senses really are flawed, than how can we read the Bible accurately, how can we know there is a God at all? Hypocritical. Detachment The world is not to be trusted, we are not of it, pain is only a lifetime long, only Heaven counts-these statements all detach us from reality. The inteded goal is to make us tolerant of pain the results from the delusions taught by the Bible. Make us tolerant of giving up our urges and dreams. Peer Pressure (and guilt) A huge part of modern Christianity is peer pressure and guilt. Only WASPs are world leader-you are at a disadvantage in the world if you do not accept Christianity. In addition, most of your peers are Christian, you are on the outside. Guilt is obvious, as we are taught to feel bad about being human by today's Christian society. Of course, the Bible teached that the exact opposite is true to protect itself from these facts. Pastor Complex When one joins this new faith, internal and external pressure drives us to become transformed and better when this, at the very least, take a long long time. So, the individual simply beleives that he is different, and as a result battles with their true selves and become cruel to those who do not do as they do thanks to the pressure. Arrogance and isolation follow, leaving them with only Christianity and their new self, making sure they stay Christian. Trance-pleasure Singing and speaking in tongues, and worship in general is trance-like in nature. The trance is, of course, powerful and pleasurable, and so as a result the positive effects felt "confirm" one's faith and are attributed to the "Holy Spirit."Cyclic Logic Cyclic logic is the core of the Bible. It is our distractor from reality and provides an imaginary path to pleasure. For example, the Trinity and God's emotional outbursts keep one's mind occupied for a lifetime. Cyclic logic makes sure we don't think about the important stuff. Community The pleasure gained from being in a community is addictive, thus making leaving any community hard... let alone a Christian community. Greed/Motivation People come to Jesus not because their heart urges them to, but because they want more power and the ability to look down on others not like them. Be the only ones right. Insularity and Raising The Christian faith is very insular, discouraging all non-Christian non-necessary activities or places, such as Public School. Myth Christianity has borrowed myths and regurgitated many from multiple cultures, thus appealing to the primordial human mind and sense of beauty. They do not appeal because they are real. History is real and it is not appealing in said manners, after all. Threats Finally, threats are the last and last-resort manipulator. If you do not play by the Bible, you go to Hell. Smaller threats are extremely numerous. So, both science and religion are usless. The Middle Path... mysticism... is the only way. Darth Silus

The Path of The Sith of Silus (Note,this is part of the book on silus.)

THE CALL TO ADVENTURE MYTHOLOGY AND CAMPBELL: Mythology is the most ancient form of story told by mankind. Like so many early inventions, it was formed less as a entertainment and more as a necessity. People needed direction in their life, and they needed an example, and so life was represented in story form. Joseph Campbell was the first to draw attention to the power of mythology, revealing the Universal archetypes in mythology that are THE SAME no matter what culture they came from. So, we can see these archetypes as the greatest of human truths. The ancient conflict between the Light Side and the Dark Side is represented by the Hero and the Villain. According to Campbell human life is explained by these archetypes and we should still mold our lives according to these ancient universal reoccurances in mythology. We should still beleive in Destiny (but not fate) and mold our life after the Hero... or the Villain. MYTHOLOGICAL ARCHETYPES AND THE CALL TO ADVENTURE: Campbell explained that the hero (or anti-hero) of the myth goes through a set of basic transformations regardless of the culture: 1. The Call to Adventure 2. Leaving of the Homeland 3. Crossing through of Several Gates to More and More Magical Places 4. Accomplishment of Destiny 5. Ascension to Heaven The Call to Adventure is when the hero or antihero is confronted with a greater purpose to living than what life was previously expected. The hero usually resists at first, but later comes around... however, sometimes they refuse and then they die or, worse than death, they live a comparatively worthless life because of their denial of their destiny. The Call to Adventure is when the longing of one's soul is explained and the way to cure that longing for something greater is offered. (Working towards one's destiny is much more satisfying than the evil artificial alternative of religion.) The Call to Adventure is an awakening of the mind, the opening of the eyes, and the satisfying of the soul and fulfillment. KNOWLEDGE THROUGH POWER; A DISCLAIMER: This site uses explanations of everything for teaching. Some excersizes are available here for learning on your own, but, for the most part, this can only be acheived through a Master. So, this site is invaluable and very important, but there are some things meant to be learned through practice and not words. Therefore, this site will teach you Sithology, but it will not make you a true Sith by itself. That's why the Master Apprentice relationship was kept and not just replaced by this website. The reason for this is because there are two ways to learn everything: the Jedi Way, and the Sith Way. The Jedi way is Power Through Knowledge. The Sith way is Knowledge Through Power. No one way can be used purely, or you loose information or value. However, the main way a Sith gains knowledge is through power. The Jedi Way is used on this site for the purpose of teaching knowledge so as to provide you with the basic powers you need to learn the greater knowledges through your acheived power. So, the Jedi Way is used to jumpstart you on the Sith Path. This site hosts all the material for what you need to begin, and than a Master may take you on afterwards to continue your training.

The Call to Adventure has been issued to you. Open your eyes and awaken your mind with the following teachings so that you may use the Sith Way as soon as possible!

OVERVIEW OF THE SITH AND SITHOLOGY THE NOMAD: In humanity's beginning humans lived as they orginally should, without civilization. Of the four castes, Sith/Nomad, Psychotic Nomad, Civilian, and Psychotic Civilian (being the lowest,) virtually only the highest survived, with only the occasional Psychotic Nomad. The Alpha Male ruled with the tenets of Sith Philosophy. However, the Light came up from the Psychotic Nomads, who used gang-like force to make people follow them without having to work hard as an Alpha Male. The Sith's enemies had come, causing violence and lesser castes to start being born... but also forcing the Sith to greater power. RISE OF THE SOCIETY; THE SHAMANS AND SORCERORS: With the establishment of basic group organization and building skills allowed the rise of the tenets of religion, cvilization, the village, and more advanced language and farming. New forms of control were now needed beyond that of the Alpha Male. Quasi-polticalreligion was now employed, ushering in the era of Shamanism, the first recorded mystical power using individuals. Also, the most powerful to this day of the Light Side warriors, as they are the base to all future religions. It is also the time of the rise of the Sorcerors, the enemies of the Shamans and their quasi-government/religion. Sorerors are the first warriors to oppose the oncoming civilization of mankind, attempting to use it for the superior purposes of harbouring the Dark Side (which they had just newly discovered.) However, they were the weakest of the Servants of the Darkness (or "Dark Side Warriors") because many of their techniques were based on those used by their Light Side counterparts. The Sorcerors were banned from the early communities if discovered, so severe secrecy was adopted. Still, they started a tradition, a movement in the making. CIVILIZED CONTINUATION OF THE BATTLE; THE SAMURAI AND NINJA: Japan is where the next recorded resurgance of the Servants of Darkness, or the "Sith," can easily be seen. Civilization was now very established, and so were its protectors, the model for Star Wars' Jedi, the Samurai. Policing the empire, their injustices soon led to the rebellion of farming communities who turned to the Dark Side for seperation and protetion. Thus the Ninja eventually evolved, who are the model for Star Wars' Sith. They worshiped aspects of the Darkness which they called evil spirits, as well as throwing out the useless notions of honor used by the Samurai, adopting any technique whatsoever that gave them an advanatage. With the rise of the Ninja comes the official rise of what is considered to be the "Sith Order". However, the Ninja, having thrown away much of the secrecy established by the Sorcerors in exchange for greater power, were soon destroyed by the Samurai. POWER AND THE DARK SIDE: The reason for the constant reappearance for the Servants of the Darkness is man's desire for power and the superiority of the Dark Side over the cvilized, intolerant Light Side. As long as the Light Side warriors exist in their many forms (religious mainly, but also political) the Servants of the Dark Side will not cease to try and overthrow them to install the superioity of the Dark Side, and control civilization to make it as unintrusive as possible.

The Dark Side is much more powerful, however has always been wiped out by the evil Light as the power the Sith have is envied by the lower castes created by civilzation. (These lower catses would normally have been wiped out by nature, but medicine, welfare, and other tools of Light's civilation allow them to live. But they are not capable of the Dark Side.) Secrecy is again employed by the Servants of the Darkness, but they are scattered and not unified. Power draws them inevitably together though, as it always does, and the Dark Side is preserved in the "underculture" establishment (like the gangs, mafias, mobs, and drug cartels, as well as those countries which apose America's world order through tyranny and nuclear development.) Power and the Dark Side is impossible to wipe out, as there will always be those of the Sith Caste who know that all seek power, and they should seek it the best way possible--through the Dark Side. THE ETERNAL SITH AND THE MODERN SERVANTS OF THE DARKNESS: The Sith have always existed. The Silosian Sith Order is not so much new as it is ten thousand years in the making--ever since the Sorcerors of old. It is in this tradition that the Silosian Sith Order has risen. It is time for the Darkness to rise once more... permanently. "Once more the Sith will rule the [world]... and we shall have peace." -Darth Sidious

A GENERAL HISTORY OF SITHOLOGY THE RISE OF REASON AND DISCONTENT: The Sith (Silus and the other Founders) do not claim to be totally original in their ideas, but rather are the natural progressive conclusion of society-wide feelings and concepts. If you watch the music video by Korn:, you will see that general IQ is decreasing, especially around the time of the cultural revolution, and has continued to decrease. The Counter Culture was brought on by outrage at the Government and likely, the falling IQ of mankind leading to greater and greater global instablity. After the fall of the Counter Culture the masses went into denial in the 80's (,) in the 90's we bargained for a better life by buying endless numbers of new gadgets and products, and now in the New Millenium we are in depression and anger, as evident with modern media. We view the Sith as the natural outcome of a less and less controlled/stable world as well as discontent and rebellion. We are pragmatists motivated to find a solution to the dark path Humanity is taking, and put them on the Golden Path

The Alpha Male:

The key to the True Power of guidance over people is taking on the ancient "cave man" role of the pack leader or Alpha Male. Only Alpha Males are truly respected and followed, and only thier characteristics are considered attractive. Others may have positions of power granted by their heritage or by election or corruption, but these leaders are not generally followed or are even overthrown. In addition, the Establishment or "Jedi" of the world train us in sometimes extreme forms of submission and calm submissiveness. The Sith, naturally, are against this, as the Sith Master is the ultimate Alpha job.

Part One:

Psychologically, the basic introduction can be seen in THIS pdf documnet. An alpha male is basically the controlling, stabalizing, and most liked individual in a group who takes charge and streamlines the group. It is a generally confident state of mind always selfcentered yet always observant and interactive whenever necessary. They often break up fights and are respectful to others but are always sure not to be disrespected. Basically, they are individuals who are comforatble with themeselves, others, and often their enemies. They don't so much care as to what others think of them, but rather are interested in what others think like.

Part Two:

There are several recommened readings for every alpha male: How to be an Alpha Male by John Alexander as well as The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara and Allan Pease.

Part Three:

Being an Alpha Male is like stepping into another reality. The comfortable submissive realm of the calm submissive follower is left behind, and reality is discovered to be much different. When you take roles of the Alpha Male, you will notice that immediately others try to compete with you. It is a constant struggle. However, if you don't much care about the struggle and remain comfortable, and remain alpha, your peers will grow. Don't take shit from anyone either... defend yourself actively, not passively. Don't be paranoid though.

Part Four:

Many people are daunted by the task of becoming an Alpha, however, there really is only one way. Learning and evolving through experience. Be yourself, and DO NOT VIEW SOCIAL SITUATIONS ON A REWARDS/PUNISHMENT BASIS... just have fun. &nbsbThe reason for being mostly unhindered about what you want to do is because if people sense deception in you (and they will, because they've likely dealt with predators better at it than you) they will see you as evil too.

Part Five:

Eye Gazing is another critical aspect of the ancient nomadic/caveman art of Alpha Mentality. When speaking to someone, lock your eyes onto thier eyes. However, when being spoken to, do not look into thier eyes very much. Only enough to show you are listening. Eye Gazing is also critical in reading people. You can tell someone's intelligence rather easily by thier eyes, not to mention that how they shift their eyes is a big tip on what they are thinking and their social standing as well as mentality. For instance, if a typical person looks up and to the left they are picturing something in their mind's eye. If they look up and to the right they are picturing an image from the past. If they look to the left they are imagining a sound. To the right means a remembered sound. Down and to the left signifies thinking about a smell. Down and to the right signifies internal dialogue, as in talking to oneself. If the eyes don't match the language you can assume a lie. For example, if you ask someone whether they should be using the internet for a test; "What did the professor say?" And the person answers, "The professor said... I could" but they look to the left while

saying this, they are likely lying. (A typical left-handed person would have the opposite meanings for their eye-directions.)

Part Six:

Reality Control is another essential method of an Alpha. Control is all about perception. Instead of submiting to another person's view of reality you should be totally into your own views on reality and desire; in fact, be so convinced of your own views that others are brought into your reality instead of you into theirs. Of course, verbalizing your views literally is not really the point, but simply operating according to your views. Arrogance should be avoided in being displayed as it is disrespectful and thus not Alpha and cosidered defensive. Being in your own "little" world is actually a good thing to a very large degree. (An eye should always be kept on reality.)

Part Seven:

The most important aspect of Alpha Mentality is ENERGY! Holding yourself upright is a good way to show dominance, but you may still give of the energy of a nuertotic/submissive. Take on the persona of an alpha and project the energy of calmassertiveness. This takes practice, but, basically, what it means is that people can pick up on your very emotions, and so you should enter a mentality with the emotions of an Alpha (like calmness and assertivenes) so that you project the right image of yourself.

Part Eight:

Finally, you should always be looking for the pity play. If someone tries to get people's pity they should be avoided as they are antisocial and thus unable to be controlled by Alpha mentality. They may never take over your pack, but they will try to use you or anyone they think is a decent honest person. Your best method is to keep those you trust closest and those who you don't from your group, but don't be hostile toward them. Band such people from your pack and it will be much more pleasurable for everyone and thus you consolodate your power even more. Sociopaths may be fun and spontaneous, but are always wolves in sheep's clothing. A Sith is an Alpha Male. If this mentality is practiced to the point where it is made a force of habit, always being used, you become an Alpha Male (or Female.) It must be used at all times for any Sith, unless a disciple or apprentice, in which case submission is the case with their instructors or Masters.

The Way of the Sith; Self Control: Every organization has some sort of standards that are demanded or a code of behaviour that is expected in order to maintain a membership in said organization. To the Sith, being "Emperor of Self" is the equivalent to others' codes of behaviour and standards.

Emperor of Self is a mind-expanding tradition meant to weed out those not ready, those not of the Sith Caste, and charletons such as the typical sociopath.

Right Seeing:

Right Seeing is the sight that is derived from being hyper-aware of your own biases and preconceptions. It is achieved by, mainly, spending time in quiet reflection and meditation. Begin by isolating yourself, generally at the end of the day, and reflect on your day and overall impression of it. Analyze why you feel that way, and why you did the things that you did. You must obsess over what you feel and do until you find not just an answer but the right answer. But, of course, you must do it, because if you get over the issue naturally (subconsciously) than it will likely remain to haunt you and take your power.< Specifics:

Right Seeing Right Seeing is the platform to the Base of Knowing: the Sith Ways. One must achieve the Three Pillars when mastering Right Seeing: 1.






-The First PillarInsight is the ability to understand yourself. Simply put: how can you understand great truths when you can‘t even understand your own whims, motives, and nature? To achieve insight, you must reflect using knowledge (logic) and comparison to others (empathy.) (Yet empathy is not achievable without insight.) You will find that the first pillar, although inseparable from the others, is the easiest to learn, because reflection happens if you allow yourself time with no distractions. When feelings come, and thoughts of how fair or unfair something is, ask the question ―why?‖ of yourself, actively applying the other two Pillars. Insight isn‘t emotional, for it always ascends and questions the reasons behind an experienced emotion. Insight is you getting to know yourself, thus ceasing to strive with your own nature, which is the root of much suffering. Best of all, insight is the beginning of self-awareness. -The Second PillarEmpathy is the study of other‘s nature, a sort of external insight. You must realize your own uniqueness and other‘s differences and superiorities and inferiorities to achieve both logic and insight. Empathy is seeing through the eyes of other, and seeing yourselfthrough those eyes. Only a fool refuses to acknowledge that others exist in a similar nature to themselves and that the world is diverse and doesn‘t revolve around them. Thus, to see other‘s nature is to grow in your insight and your perception of things beyond that of just other human beings. -The Third PillarRight logic is the correct interpretation of yourself, others, and the beyond. Logic is the building on of the small to make the large. Logic‘s first step is discernment, than association to other truths, than conclusion, than, finally, application to your mind/life. Incorrect logic is to say ―A fish swims in water, air is like water, and thusly I swim.‖ Logic is applying order to something using facts, correlation, and insight and empathy. It should also be applicable to other things, other words it should be put in a smaller regard. Logic should never be an excuse for a wasteful

behavior of yours, (even using logic to declare a behavior not wasteful.) Logic is explanation through patterns to develop place. The Three Pillars build and depend on each other, master them, (and thus Right Seeing,) and you will have no difficulty learning higher ways like that of the Sith.

The Windswept Mountain: Click Here to learn.

Mood Control--Beauty: Being a Sith, one sometimes develops an obsession over their moods, especially if one has not mastered the art of the Windswept Mountain. The key is to generalize unwanted moods. The method is through the concept of "beauty." Beauty is something that not only is attractive, but is so appealing that is causes pain. Life, therefore, as a whole should be thought of as beautiful. The painful moments make it not just good and nice, but bring it to the passionate level of beauty. Therefore, even the painful moments by themeselves are beautiful. All moods have been shared and experienced for all eternity, so your mood makes you timeless as well. It's all been done before. It is by meditating on these ideas that you can easily conquer the average blues. But, of course, you must do it, because if you get over the issue naturally (subconsciously) than it will likely remain to haunt you and take your power.

Right Inner Seeing:

In addition to controlling your regular consciouness, you should also have the utmost discipline over your other, more trance-like consciousnesses. Many people use trances and what not as entertainment, which is entertaining, but utterly useless. Some general principles can help you stay in command. Mainly, go into any experience aware of what you naturally want to see, and what you need to experience... if there is a difference, work it out. Specifics:

Right Inner Seeing (The Sight of the Third Eye) Right Inner Seeing is the Base of Mystery: the logic of the soul. One must achieve Right Seeing, and the Three Pillars when mastering Right Inner Seeing: 1.






-The First PillarCompassion is a touchy subject; one that requires reverence and wisdom to understand. The pillar relating closest to this one of Right Seeing is Empathy. Yet this is very internal as opposed to the external nature of Empathy. Compassion is, thusly, somewhat blind in the Right Seeing sense... which makes sense, because compassion involves ignoring repelling forces and illogical quirks in another being. Compassion also lies more on the one giving compassion than the one receiving it. Therefore, compassion is very internal and meditative. Compassion, in this sense, is about getting in touch with one‘s child nature—or the reverent and wise wondering, quietness, and seeing of a child. This is different with every person, as each child‘s nature is a media from which the latter art piece is affected in its nature. Nevertheless, a child‘s nature is always

generally observant, reverent, and wise. This child nature is also difficult to find or return to often, for it takes Right Seeing, Reverence, and Wisdom to be able to sort memory or soulmemory out and get to the nature behind the actions and feelings. Quiet Seeing. -The Second PillarReverence is integral in compassion—in its discovery and its nature—and is essential to the use of wisdom. Reverence is letting go and outwardly practicing The First Pillar. Reverence is also the acceptance of mystery; the letting go of the need to control by logic. Finally, Reverence is letting go of synthetic thoughts and divinely questioning, like a quiet child with no preconceptions—being compassionate and wise. -The Third PillarWisdom is the third and final piece to realizing and using your third eye. Compassion is becoming at one with your child nature. Reverence is shifting your eyes to match your child nature and learning non-control. Wisdom is the pillar that allows the other two to exist and grow and it is the personal use of the other two pillars. Humans are logical beings, thus wisdom is the organization and placement of Compassion and Reverence into our lives. Wisdom is accepting the drives the other two pillars put into us and starting the endless contemplation of the mystery... which can be seen as reverence or noble compassion. The Three Pillars are one; master them and you open the door to Sith Powers. A Sith is generally so strong that should thier emotions master them they will fall to the status of Dark Jedi because the only person that can control them is themeselves, so they are effectively unuseable and without any stability. So, self-control (Emperor of Self) is at the very heart of the Sith philosphy and must be practiced and even made into a habit.

Darth Silus View Of Religion

Thesis on Religion, Especially Christianity:

SYNOPSIS: Religion, (being defined as "an institution to express belief in a divine power" by Princeton University) has risen directly with civilization. In fact, the measurement of a civilization must include the development or adoption of a religion... often state employed. Religion's purpose is not the exposition of truth but as a means for the few to control the many, and is in fact contrary to healthy and factual beleifs as well as truth. ARGUMENT: The first religions were mainly of a means to support desired morals and behaviours by the recently formed state. Examples include ancestor worship and animism, the latter of which later developing into polytheism. Ancestor worship in ancient China was a rather brilliant method to get the civilians to follow desired cultural behaviours. Animism promotes a hunting and way-of-nature cultural value inherent in many early civilizations, especially the ancient American Inians. Later, as civilizations advanced and mass control over the increasing number of groups and minorities polytheism was developed to express more advanced, controlling cultural values. As future cultural values needed to be integrated another god was installed. In fact, the Egyptians would often adopt certain god from other empires. Still, a central few gods are kept in dominance over the rest; those containing unchangingly desired cultural values. Around the same time Taoism and other more individualistic religions were formed, going along an approach of creating "discipline" or great adherence to the orthodox cultural code by leading by example. Later on came Monotheism, the crowning acheivement of cultural control and maintenance. A single and "One" God promotes an intolerance for variation and makes the world black-and-white; those within the God's designated range of acceptable behaviour, and those things without it. With monotheism came very tight-knit civilizations, usually very combatative. The concept of the Jihad existing in all versions; those not part of the culture (religion) are rejected and deservative of death and eternal punishment. The idea of conversion into an orthodox culture or a religion being invinted a little while later by intercontinental civilizations. The most recent monothesim, Islam, was specifically designed to be an imperial religion, as all Islam countries were and are confederated. So, soon came the religious wartime tool of ethnic superiority and racism.

Judaism is a very small religion, and Islam is still very new, so Christianity is most definately the reigning champion in the evolution of religions. In the past Catholicism reigned supreme under the command of a central controller: the Pope. Later, Protestantism was created for a more diverse and fast passed world, with no central figure but a loose business and theological confederation controlled (or controlling) by the WASPs. (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, also known as "Western Civilization.") Modern tools of religion being exteme submission to any gorvernment that allows and protects the religion as well as to that natural predators in our lives. It is because of this "Obey your master" philosophy the the CIA exists today, as well as the many numerous Secret Societies (such as the Free Masons) and Christian-based cults. So, by viewing Christianity from this persective we can understand the power and evolution of religion at its current peak. Christianity employs a non-questioning faith as well as a fear of "sin" and "hell" in addition with several main appeals (like sexuality with Mormanism.) This faith is perpetuated and created by the use of cyclic logic and guilt-inspired obsession. (Click Here for a list of Jesus' tricks.) The individual is controlled to the point to where he or she thinks that everything would be totally different if the religion was rejected. Subconsciously, as Christians have been taught, they begin to equate any form of happiness with the religion. In addition, thousands of minor details are constantly stated to "prove" that Christianity is so unique that it isn't even a "religion." With the come of Protestantism even the rebels were able to be named in the image of the culture. The forgiveness of sins being focused on, it allows people to beleive without changing and minimal inconvenience. So, development isn't undone, but is now kept (or kept from advancing away from) within the norm of the cultural values in a civilization. Another Christian tool is the paranoia generated to make every study on Biblical accuracy or philosophy that ends up being contrary or against Christianity as a mere emotionally driven attack on them. The subconscience understanding is that these "attacks" are from Satan. Indeed, a Christian is even crafted to convert those who reject as he or she will argue with a non-beleiver but never hate them. "Love your enemy." The world economy growing increasinly centralized as the controllers who are smart enought to know religion is false get rich on the Christian quality of charity and lack of greed. (Jesus says over a money dispute that since the coin in conflict has Caesar's picture on it, it should be given to him. Not to mention the endless parables and examples of charitable poor people. In addition, many of the obtrusive qualites that both make and disprove Christianity are not actually practiced. However, Jesus says those not dedicated are "luke-warm", and he spits them out (hell.) Brilliantly, though, the phrase "for whosoever turns to me shall not parish, but have ever-lasting pece," allows these "growing" Christians to remain loyal and stay in to be pressured into greater "faith." So, we see the way modern Christianity controls and guides the "free" world determines what it appears like. With the Everlasting War between the world monotheist religions comes the rise of covert acts of Jihad known today as terrorist attacks and air strikes/CIA hits. The Builderburgers, Skull and Bones, Free Masons, among others control the world against the Communists and Eastern Religions. All this just for control, and at the price of beleif in many erroneous, false, and uselessly restricting ideas and laws. Science now promotes these same values, paying material gratification through technology for beleif. It is likely to be the next great religion....

What is a Sociopath? A Sociopath is someone who suffers from a form of mental retardation, simply put. They have no higher governing brain function than the pleasure-seeking pain-avoidng mentality. So a sociopath has no conscience, no reason, and no self-awareness,and may do whatever they please with no internal consequences. They learn secrecy at an extremely early age, and becoem excellent actors. They engage in extremely intense activities to get as much stimulation as possible (pleasure-seeking.) This includes their cruel and antisocial behavior. More important, though, is their pain-avoidance, is this determines their sociopathis personality. The pain a sociopath percieves is directly related to their intelligence. The greater the IQ, the greater the pains perceived, and the more effort and sucess is required to overcome them. The dumbest sociopaths are the "moochers"--the Parasites. The only pain they perceive is that resulting from having to work to live as well as hunger and poverty. So, they use other people to work for them to overcome their pain. The middle-intelligence sociopaths are smart enough to perceive the pains of being low on the social totem pole and perceive the pain of being different and an outsider. However, they lack the intelligence to do much about this. These are the Spiteful sociopaths. They hate those with the talents they wish they had, so they settle for the next best thing, which is to prevent others from either using those talents, or to make them pay a high price for having them. (From who much is given, much is asked is their motto.) Finally, the most intelligent sociopaths (Genius sociopaths) perceive wide ranging pains and the pain of being under the thumb of society. However, ulike their lesser cousins, they have the intelligence to overcome this pain, mostly. These are the gang leaders, company predidents, and any other higher-standing controlling position. This is the sociopath explained.

Socipathic Method: Every sociopath uses a basic learned behavior to get what they want, which is as follows: 1. Dominance/Submissiveness A sociopath can use either mode to get what they want. They usually are submissive to ―butter up‖ their victim/s and make themselves trustworthy. However, when they want something, they will adopt dominance for a period of time to demand what they want. 2. Knocking down defensiveness If an individual gets defensive about the dominant aggressiveness, submission is adopted again, praise and pity are used together, and as soon as their victim/s calm down, dominance is use again. 3. Wearing them down If they grow defensive again, submission is used again. This cycle repeats until the individual gives in.

4. Praise In the mean time, these methods are refined. The sociopath figures out exactly how to inflate the victim‘s ego the best, and uses fear to gain respect from the victim. The sociopath molds their personality to that of what the victim either wants or to the victim‘s personality and thus pries praise out of them, as well as admiration. As time goes on, they get better and better at the dominance-submissiveness cycle, making it more and more personal. 5. Fun The sociopath will use excitement and fun through their impulsivity to isolate you from others and make your time with them enjoyable as well as endearing. They make it seem like they would do anything for you but they are the victim because you will not ever give them what they want in return. 6. Guilt The resulting goal is to guilt the person into a submissive state where they finally give in to the predator‘s desires. 7. Remission Once the person gives in, the sociopath gives them a break and relaxation as a reward… until they want something else. Eventually the victim lives for nothing but the seventh stage, and so grows to be a willing victim who admires their persecutor and believes they couldn‘t live without them.

These seven stages are rather unimaginative and simplistic, which is why sociopaths everywhere come to use it. Their inward observing and obsessive behavior leads them to inevitably develop the Seven-Step process of manipulation

Book two The Book of the Dark Holocron

Listen. Feel. Be. Overcome.

— Darth Draconis Take what you will, but leave something in return: Ruin. Chaos. Unfettered with emotion, the sole child of the unity of the Darkness and Emptiness. Take a moment and breathe. Feel the darkness swirling around you and into your being. and for once, know that you are Sith, that you are Strong, and that you are Free. Do not be afraid to claim such titles to your being, for fear of political rectitude, and do not fall into a state of blindness in your search for power. The strong will prevail, and the weak will fall underfoot. Do not be weak. -Vallen

Symptom or Cause? — Darth Draconis As part of our wonderful convenience culture that I so love and adore, the packet of paracetemol seems to be a permanent fixture in medicine cupboards all over the western world. A simple sequence of events occurs. Step 1. Subject gets headache. Step 2. Subject walks to medicine cupboard and opens it. Step 3. Subject takes a (probably excessive) number of paracetemol to relieve said aching head. To my (admittedly less-than-sane) mind, this seems to indicate something about our culture. Certainly, we have a problem, we look for the solution; nothing wrong there. However, it seems to me that it is not the problem we address, but the symptom. We understandably see the fact that we have a headache as a problem. However, we don�t think to address the reason why we have a headache. We look for the short term, immediate solution, that is, the paracetemol, rather than addressing the reason we have a headache, for example stress in the workplace or lack of sleep. When we take a step back, it seems commonsense; why constantly shove pills into our mouths, no doubt doing us harm, when we can look for the real cause and resolving that, and hence alleviating the problem at its root? Well, I�d say that we mainly choose the fast quick-fix solution because it requires time and effort to take a step back and look at the root cause. And of course, this applies to far more than headaches. Look at our emotional responses. We are angry. Society tells us this is bad bad bad. So we seek to brush these emotions under the carpet; perhaps we seek advice on anger management from a therapist, those gurus of modern society. But trying to hide these emotions does little except make steady progress towards eventual and inevitable implosion. Our emotions are in many cases symptoms of a problem. It is not good enough to say �I am angry, and this is a problem� or �I am afraid, and this a problem�. These emotions are signals. In my personal opinion, if there is a key word in the Fatum Operandi, it is �why?� Like the curious child seeking to understand his environment, question everything around you, and some of the most important things you can question with a desire to understanding are your emotional responses; this way you can see what they are trying to tell you. If a baby cries, a parent don�t usually say �what a terrible noise- let�s gag the child� (although I�m sure many are tempted!). They say �the child is crying, therefore he must

be hungry/ uncomfortable�, etc. Treat your emotions in the same way; don�t shut them up with the immediate response that they are dangerous and should be suppressed; find out what they are trying to communicate to you. Which more or less concludes what I am trying to say, although by way of an appendix of sorts, I thought I�d address James Bugental�s (1978) views on levels of therapeutic goals. Level 1 is Adjustment. This is basically the �take a paracetemol� solution- the minimal removal of symptoms without any real change of outlook. In terms of emotional responses, this is �getting rid� of your emotions, if this is possible; more likely brushing them under the carpet. Level 2 is Coping Effectiveness. Here, rather than taking the paracetemol, you grit your teeth and cope with the headache. Self explanatory, really; you improve your ability to cope with the problem rather than solve it. In terms of emotional responses, you accept that your emotions are there, and just learn to exist without dealing with them. Level 3 is Ego Renewal. You get rid of the symptom and raise your morale and outlook by doing so. In terms of emotional response, this is crushing your emotions and replacing them with more �positive� factors in a �think happy thoughts� kind of way. Level 4 is Growth in Personal and Interpersonal Actualisation. This is looking at your symptom in a far more positive light, and hence stopping it being part of the problem, and starting to let it be part of the solution. The person has moved on from one outlook to another, and has grown in doing so. In terms of emotional response, this is seeing that your emotions have a positive role to play in your life. Level 5 is Existential Emancipation. This is the discovery of the real self. It is understanding the fuller picture, that the symptoms are a result of a problem within your environment, and not isolated factors. In terms of emotional response, it is finding the reasons of your response, examining them and dealing with them if appropriate. Level 6 is Transcendence. Having examined and understood the situation, we begin to move on in our psychospiritual development. Don‘t see these levels as further attempts to pigeonhole, but just another perspective on the various stages of response to a symptom. Do you feel that you are on one of these particular levels? Where do you wish to be? How can you help yourself improve your response? Keep on asking these questions. -Richard Irvine, Krath Lord

Mental Warfare — Darth Draconis Any pursuit that you wish to partake in, whether it is persuading the opposing target through psychological or through the force can be judged on five fundamental factors by which your quest shall succeed 1. Moral Influence 2. Environment 3. Distance (Relative/Non-Relative) 4. Command 5. Doctrine We shall look at each of these in detail: 1. Moral Influence This does NOT mean you go out and change your needs to suit the needs of another. You do, however, want to find a common through which you can identify your subject. To speak of the art of persuasion; allowing your subject to get comfortable and secure with you

breaks down their defense. You can always catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar. 2. Environment If you are trying to bend another to see your point if view, make sure your immediate surroundings are not distracting and your subjects attention is never diverted. If she is cold lend her your jacket. If she is thirsty offer her a drink. Take into consideration whether she is disturbed by loud noise or is uncomfortable with silence. Use these findings when you feel her attention wander. Be sure to also inventory the weather and its effects on you and your subject. 3. Distance (Relative/Non-relative) �How far away � is your subject from the ideas of which you speak. Is he open and willing to accept your ideas, or is he close-minded and stubborn? Can you use smiles and metaphors to attract his attention? Is his mind really on the conversation at hand, or is he dwelling on other affairs? How can you link his thought of the moment to your goal at hand? Build a bridge only to where you can cross! 4. Command Before you even attempt to speak your ideas, etc to a subject, examine yourself closely. How knowledgeable are you on the subject on whom you speak? If you are trying to persuade someone to see your point of view you had better be sincere about how you feel about it. If you do not you insecurity will be flayed open for your subject to see, and he may take advantage of it. You must know when to treat your subject with sympathy with out bending to his way. You must be prepared to seize upon any opportune moment, and once your subjects attention is won, don�t lose it. 5 Doctrine Organize and outline the basis of your �speech� beforehand if possible. Have a wordsmith aid you if need arises. If a comrade would be more in tune with your subject assign the former to the task, Delegate your resources in the manner that they suited. Your ideas should be preented in a controlled way: an introduction, middle, and an ending. Be sure to allow your subject access to the other (pre-selected ) resources so he may sense security in the fact you can �back up� what you say. -Paimon/Darth Taranis/Darth Wraith

Manifestation of Emotion — Darth Draconis Mind you that this is based on my personal experience. The manifestation of emotion can be a powerful thing and an ally, or enemy that can either destroy your enemy or destroy yourself. The manifestation of hate. You hate one thing, you focus the hate in and it grows, it grows like a fire within your soul, it grows like a wildfire. You get to the point that you can no longer contain it and it consumes everything, you, your family, your society, it consumes everything about you, it consumes all. This emotional manifestation leaks out and merges with other‘s spirits and others begin to hate, though unknowingly and without meaning or detail. Because hate is such a powerful force, you can manipulate others with it easily. When it leaks, you cannot feel it, though you can observe it. You can start seeing people around you, close to you, in irritable moods, and they start using harsher language towards things they perhaps enjoyed previously. You have changed their personality, and it wasn‘t that difficult. Though the start of the manifestation of such an emotion as hate is diffucult. The focus of it can be horendous. But ultimately, you‘ve got to learn to let go, to let go of what you knew before, let go of all you knew before, and triumph over yourself. -Aiden Votolo

Quotes of Fictional Sith — Darth Draconis These quotes are here for us to ponder, enjoy the treasures of language. ——————————————– ―What truly differentitiates the Sith from the Jedi is our philosophy-and our way of understanding the Force.‖ -Darth Talon ―What we pretend to be we often become.‖ -Darth Krayt ―Art embodies the thought and philosophy of a civilization. Gives it a form.‖ -Darth Talon ―Darkness calls to darkness. It calls to you. You can feel it like a heart beating within this temple. How will you respond?‖ -Darth Talon ―Tell me what you regard as your greatest strength, so I will know how best to undermine you; tell me of your greatest fear, so I will know which I must force you to face; tell me what you cherish most, so I will know what to take from you; and tell me what you crave, so that I might deny you…‖ -Darth Plagueis ―Flesh does not easily support this great power.‖ -Darth Sidious ―Equality is a chain, like obedience. Like fear or uncertainty or self doubt.‖ -Darth Bane Equality is a perversion of the natural order!…It binds the strong to the weak. They [the weak] become anchors that drag the exceptional down to mediocrity. Individuals destined and deserving of greatness have it denied them. They [the strong] suffer for the sake of keeping them even with their inferiors.‖ -Darth Bane ―Equality is a lie…A myth to appease the masses. Simply look around and you will see the lie for what it is! There are those with power, those with the strength and will to lead. And there are those meant to follow—those incapable of anything but servitude and a meager, worthless existence‖ -Darth Bane ―It all depends on your definition of good, doesn‘t it?‖ -Darth Caedus ―I can feel your anger. It gives you focus, makes you stronger.‖ -Darth Sidious

Passion — Darth Draconis @ 10:24 pm I have been doing a great deal of meditating concerning passion and the Force. I believe that most of us are familiar with the ―code of the sith‖ often presented publicly. Passion is

the key of this code, but what is ment by passion? I don‘t think that what drives control of the force is the simple passion of our everyday lives. As a matter of fact, these passions can quite often be a hindrance to one getting what they want. An example of this is the individual seeking carnal satisfaction whom becomes so obsessed with their passion that they become a pervert whom isn‘t desirable to anyone. This is perhaps where many become lost. They become obsessed and loose control of their passion. This passion then makes them a slave. Passion is a tool. I like to think of passion as the small spark which can start a much greater fire of Will. Our casual passions are only useful in them leading up to something greater. Here we reach an important realization that everyone must make when treading the path of the Sith. What we once were is only a stepping stone to our greater selves. This change between our previous selves to future selves becomes constant and eventually becomes a single flame of our Self. In this fire of our evolution the sorce of the dark side can be found. When we strive to be greater than ourselves then we can touch that essence of the force, and the essence of our Self. -Mastorn

Smarter Than They — Darth Draconis @ 9:50 pm

Through intelligent use of two simple techniques, stimulating Anger and acquaintance with the hierarchy of the concern of which you are dealing, a man can be comfortable and serene in his dealings. A man can practice getting angry after a few minutes of trying on different expressions and rates of breathing, you will find that you can put it on and take it off just like a hat. You will be surprised how people tend to propitiate the person who is infuriated. You can do some quiet behind-the-scenes preparation. This homework may consist of finding out the names of the people that can affect the outcome of your plan. The preparation suited to you needs will be evident to you after a moment of reflection. What concealed weapon can you pull out of your sleeve to win your way, if you but lay a little groundwork? This is a most Dark Approach: the weapon in reserve, concealed, unsuspected, employed only when its use is warranted.

You may have spent hours today in wasted effort or day dreaming. Why don‘t you spend that amount of time tomorrow in planning your major undertakings? Remind yourself that constantly that you are smarter, that you have more inherent power and knowledge than the person you are dealing with. If it looks like you are not going to win in a given situation then break it off. Go away. Think of an attack that that will let you win, an attack that probably approaches the whole problem from an entirely different direction. There is always another angle. By spending time quietly thinking about it, you can find the angle; then you control the transaction. Remember something else, too: Do not use a full charge of gunpowder when just a little will do. You don‘t need a sledgehammer to kill a flea, tailor your conversation to the level of the person with whom you are dealing, and you will always win. —Talos Perdix,

The Dark Leader — Darth Draconis @ 9:48 pm

The Dark Side is the essence of Darkness and power. As such, those along its path are touched by its nature and brought to perceive their world in terms of named values: strength, power, domination, Darwinism, war, and victory. Those of the Dark Side seek the challenge within our world and the spiritual world: to overcome their own mortality, to find the source of power that would allow them to forfeit their mortal coil and rise beyond the shackles of their bestowed limitations. They seek challenge and confrontation, to find their limits and expand them. As predators, we follow the unspoken rules of the hunt: there is the predator and there is the prey. If a predator is too weak to take down his prey, he will seek other predators of same nature and create a truce with a defined means to an end. In such cooperation, there is always hierarchy; there is always a lead. The lead itself is determined by the strength of each individual, by its capabilities as a predator and its ability to kill the prey and defeat those of weaker station. In our world and on this path, the ―strength‖ of each individual is measured by different means: by his knowledge and abilities in the Force, his understanding of the path they follow, and his ability to promote the development of those who would offer their servitude in said alliance. If the leader is weak, those following him will come to question his strength and test that weakness. In due course, therefore a leader may change or an alliance end, if those of the pack no longer acknowledge the strength of the one who leads them. In many ways, the nature and success of such an alliance depends on the definition of the prey. Many will come to consider that those of the Light Side, being our spiritual enemies are such prey. Thus, the capability of the leader to minder their ranks would be the main criteria. Others believe that the prey refers to human kind: the blind sheep who serve our purpose and exist beneath us, or cross our path and must therefore be destroyed. The prey here, is possession of followers. Others again, will conclude that the prey is actually the path of the Dark Side itself. It is the path that needs to be caught, discovered, unveiled and thus offered for its knowledge and capability to strengthen our own power. In the sum of all considerations, the leader‘s capability to offer the prey to his pack lies in his ability to support the desires of the pack and thus ensure their servitude and his lead. Summarizing these bullets, we can derive that a successful leader of the Dark Side, must offer, skill in combat and deceit, knowledge in terms of strategy to subjugate mundane society and thus bring forth the spoils of social influence and wealth. But above all, he must be knowledgeable in regard to the path itself: that those who follow him as soldiers may rise to become lords over mankind. In terms of their knowledge and power of the arts of the Dark Side. Considering what such a leader must offer, the second step is to also consider how his contribution to the pack is acknowledged. The pack will await the rewards of their fealty. This is an inevitable fact that cannot be denied nor should it be ignored. No pack shall vary from the other in this regard. The only difference is the frequency in which they demand their return reward. And this depends only on the strength of vision the leader can share with his pack. Any leader must realize if he holds the loyalty of the pack‘s swords or also their hearts. If it is only the blades he can rely on, he must ensure a regular return. The danger herein lies in the distraction from the overall strategy. A campaign will take a certain amount of time. A leader must ensure the loyalty of his pack throughout the campaign. If the pack receives their return quickly, they may hesitate and decide to end their fealty prematurely. If they receive a return in between, with a final goal too unreachable in their opinion, they will take what they can and then seek a new prospect. As such, the spoils must be shared equally during such a campaign. When a return is received, the next return must already be perceived as clear and reachable. A leader achieves this on the sole basis of his ability to promote the reality of said spoils. In terms of social influence and wealth, this is an easy task. If the master is skillful in the arts, his followers will soon receive the low hanging fruits of what they sought, of what their mortality requests of them: acknowledgement of status,

fear by enemies, loyalty by allies, and wealth to begin shaping their own immediate surroundings and plans. Already at this point, many of the weaker pack members will become unfocused: seeing the immediate fruits of their rewards, many may choose to reside on this level of achievement. For they were never truly followers of the Dark Side for the sake of the path, but for the potential ability to give them strength over the sheep and make them lords among slaves. They will depart their station and bid their leader farewell. Often enough they remain at this level and never manage to take another step through the valley of shadows, for their thirst has been quenched and their hunger stilled. It is an amusing irony for any experienced master to perceive, as his followers disappear behind the shroud of their mundane pleasures and lose all contact with the Dark Side: trapped in the shell of the lord of sheep, they return to where they came from and are forgotten by the divine. Those that remain strong upon the path are those that truly seek the spoils beyond mortality: the power to be achieved in life to pass the divine spark to their very souls and thus increase their power in the life beyond our world and its limits of mortality. Again, the leader will be challenged by his ability to share that vision. To have the answers, where questions are sowed. To know the next step to be taken, when those who follow would hesitate. To understand and guide the Dark ones who join his ranks and offer their eternal servitude. For he will lead them through the valley upon which they shall embrace the powers of immortality on the other side. He is their true leader and he will lead them to the pure source of Darkness, upon which they shall transcend beyond the limitations of their mortal destiny. Yet this path is much more difficult to prove continuously. Studies are done and the arts learned. Power is achieved and thus pleasures and inspires the hunger of the true followers for more. Yet the more power is accumulated, the larger the risk of mundane satisfaction. Overall, any true follower must learn not to compare himself with the sheep around him, but with the wolves at his side. For we do all compare the quality of our deeds, and measure them by the success of our neighbors. Yet, here lies the danger that all shall be forgotten and we shall again compare ourselves to the mortals we left behind to seek out the divine. Here, discipline and steadiness is required. The mindful and the hesitant will wander upon different paths. And the leader will carry only those who show merit and promise, who perhaps, despite their weakness show the potential to fulfill their journey through the valley itself. If those who are too weak, who will fall, who will turn, remain with the pack for too long, they will endanger their brothers and said quest, for the weight of their sloth, of their shallowness, of their lack to perceive the vision of the true power that lies beyond, until the pack may come to a halt entirely, for the leader bears no longer the strength to make them move on.

Every leader has his own limits, regardless how far he is on the path. He must be mindful for the desires of his fellow predators; he must understand what their motives are and when they will meet their greatest temptation to fail. He must realize when he must leave them and thus sacrifice them to their own undoing. And he must have the faith, the belief, the devotion and the power to serve nothing but the Dark Side itself if he wishes to reach the end of the valley with his forces intact. Over the years, with each generation of succeeding teachers and masters, the vision of our true quest, or our true desires has continued to fade. No longer are there those who whisper into the shadows and create that serene echo in the heart of a fellow follower. Each generation, has thus cut down on its targets, wisely understanding their own inability to cross the valley. The first of them focused on the vision. The second of them, explained the vision was not of merit, only the power it bears. The third followed soon, proclaiming the power itself was not real. Only the mindfulness of tactics, the wealth of philosophy, the strength of words could be the weapons to bring social influence and wealth, if a profession is chosen wisely and followed with appreciation. The fourth came and said, Nothing is

important for there is no definition. We are all masters in our ability to inspire each other. And therefore we should all be individuals, never bowing to one or the other alliance, for the social influence we seek will be gained by subconscious recognition, for the beauty of our words. For our ability to quote others. For our humor, so witty. And in wealth we shall last succeed, for wealth is happiness. And the divine will know the truth of our words, where no others can shed their jealousy to acknowledge our wisdom, yet in our hearts we know our true unique value and greatness, and one day it shall be rewarded.

—Darth Moor, Sith Lord The Storm — Darth Draconis @ 9:47 pm We are constantly busy, so busy that we are seldom noticing how time passes before our eyes. Is that what life is all about? Wake up, rush there, then there, then there. Is that what life‘s about? What makes us do it? The need to survive? The desire for material things? …The will to power.

Power, knowledge, and enlightenment; it is them that we seek. But we also want our Will to materialize, because other people – they want it too – which leads to conflict. Yet conflict is movement, and movement is that which makes us manifest our Will. For what we want goes against inaction. It requires a storm. And so a storm we try to make. So do the forces of life, the currents of force swirl more vigorously around us? Do our storms grow and speed and consume? We don‘t dwell in the storm. We ARE the storm. We are the storm and the sight and the struggle. We are made of energy, we are a part of the energy, and energy flows and it moves and it changes. We are the matter that awoke. So why not interconnect things in our favor? Everything that exists exists only because it has the strength to. Remember your hates and your loves. Our quarry, the ―Force,‖ it is everything from the tiniest spark to the greatest star and it is all that lies between, including the nothingness. Look at it this way, the Force, or God, is not something external and separate, it is existence itself, it is everything and everything is the whole. Thou art the Force and the Force is everything and all around you. The Force is life and a lack of life united. Schopenhauer was on the right track when he said that life was just a very rare form of death. In the moment we are born we already start to die; in the moment we die we are born into a new existence. Nothing matters, everything matters; the answer is found in that same paradox. And it means that it is us that assign value to things. Maybe because they feel to be having value for us, they aid us in some way. Yet something has a value depending on the power of those who assigns it because in our interaction with the rest of the universe, we are submitted to the eternal conflict of movement and change. Where one‘s power to fight and win is that which will make the thing he values indeed, to truly manifest and be born.

Because of this conflict, of these clashes of wills, and in the same time the interaction and interconnectivity between everything, your path, more or less automatically, no matter who you are, becomes a path within the herd. We are species that operate like a herd and that means a lot of what we do we also do for the herd. We are bound to the material world and to society and yet the material world is in fact also an energy, and society is energy too: energy that changes, energy that moves and grows, following the same laws of All that is the Universe.

The herd/society, it makes it a great deal easier for us to survive, yet the disadvantages being that it can and does result in its members becoming over-reliant, losing freedoms…and individuality. Be aware and be mindful of the causes and the effects, the actions, and the reactions. We are initially free. But the way things are set creates an equal chance to dwell, carried by the storm wherever it chooses to, or be that storm, manifesting our Will to power.

—The Dark Council at Force Academy No Unified Method — Darth Draconis @ 9:42 pm

Self interest is probably the one unifying glue that knits us into a common group. It just like how Jesus is the unifying glue that knits the assorted sects of Protestants and Catholics into the common group of Christianity. Individuals and smaller groups may have a common point they agree upon, but the things they do and the articles of faith they believe, can not only vary widely, but at times outright contradict each other. So it is with the Dark Side. There are those like me who embrace magic and esotera, those who are atheist, and those who are Christian. There are those who are solitary individuals and those who belong to a clan or coven. Some of us believe ―A‖ to be the most important aspect of our path, while others believe it is ―X,Y,Z‖, and still others hold that to place anyone thing as the most important is to miss the point entirely. It is a path where one learns to see the borders of the boxes we‘re conditioned to live in, to see the actual self, to determine to what extent we play by the Rules imposed by others, and so on. How this knowledge is shared, taught, imparted, and learned varies from person to person, group to group. You‘re asking for us to tell you what the Unified Methods are, but there AREN‘T any. You might as well try to herd cats. We‘re vastly different in the way we think, than Lightsiders, in this regard. We‘ll use a common methodology, if it suits our purpose or whim. We‘ll cast it aside just as readily if it no longer is useful. We‘ll try one approach, and if it doesn‘t work, we‘ll put our efforts into finding something that does work. Newcomers to the path often have expectations which aren‘t necessarily going to be of benefit to them ―in the real world.‖ Part of our journey is learning to temper our desires within the constraints of society as a whole, of making mindful choices—learning to look ahead to potential consequences of actions we take. And learning what we are willing to sacrifice on our alters of self-interest. There is a lot of practicality involved. Many people in the Dark Side do public service; they volunteer to help the needy, and other such things. If it benefits the whole, chances are that it improves our lot in life too. But do we have a uniform code of beliefs? A uniform guideline for thoughts and ethics? A uniform method of training? No. It‘s about individuality. There are some other things, such as loyalty to one‘s kin—kin being those who we embrace as kin, not necessarily those of genetic relation. But even that varies between individuals, and groups. Chaos. Sometimes orderly, sometimes not.

I don‘t know how much use any of this will be to you, if you insist on finding the Holy Grail of the Dark Side Methods and Codes and such, because those things simply don‘t exist. —Lady Qadira Darkness and the Individual — Darth Draconis @ 1:08 am According to some here, the following of the Dark Side would be ―only‖ like a psychological journey, to know yourself, your boundaries, and overcome them by rising above. These are only the bases. If you truly wish to cultivate a connection to the Dark Side itself, through the complete understanding and use of your inner Darkness, wishing to achieve power, well, than it is not only advised, but essential to cultivate your hate and aggression. Naturally, the best way is always the cultivating of evil. There are a lot of ―Darksiders,‖ who are afraid of this, because of their own incompetence, weakness, or mundanity. You decide, which way is yours. -Gregorius Pannonius, Dark Knight

Turning to the Dark Side? — Darth Draconis @ 1:03 am If you feel more attuned to the Dark Side, then you‘re a Darksider. There‘s no turning this way or that. You are what you are. It‘s not like a professional wrestler making a ―heel turn‖ or something. You find that you‘re thinking inwardly and that you‘re self absorbed. All of these things inspire fear within yourself that you‘re somehow becoming something that you would rather not be. Well, friend, you can resist your nature all you want, but that doesn‘t change who and what you are. You‘ll be far more productive, and achieve a much greater understanding of yourself and the Force, if you stay true to your nature. If your nature is of the Darker variety, so be it. Accept it. Become strong with it. Let it guide you. Why fight it? There is nothing wrong with following the Dark path. Though it‘s been demonized by some, there‘s nothing evil about it. The ―evils‖ of the Dark Side are a construct of movie makers. I figure they reason it this way: ―the Dark Side sounds sinister, so let‘s call our villains followers of the Dark Side,‖ or something along those lines. This by default leaves our heroes as being adherents of the ―Light Side‖ along with all the inherent goodness that such a title entails. Thus, we‘re left with our on-screen antagonists engaged in the age old battle of ―good versus evil‖ with the fate of the world (or galaxy) at stake. Very compelling moviemaking, I suppose. But, it has no basis in reality. The Dark Side, to me, is just a more self centered approach to living. It represents living your life in the service of yourself instead of others. It‘s about empowerment and independence and personal responsibility. I feel one has to place himself above all others to realize his full potential. I believe that one has to be passionate in his pursuit of personal excellence. He should give all of himself, never holding back anything. He has to let the full power of all of his emotions drive him and inspire him and motivate him to the point that he never becomes lazy or complacent. It‘s the actualizing of the self, the elevation of the self to greater and greater heights, and the higher levels of consciousness arising from these efforts that enable one to experience the Force in a very powerful way.

When one decides to become independent, empowers himself, takes responsibility for himself, works hard to make the most of his potential, achieves great things, and does it all for himself, he cannot help but feel at one with the Force. To me, this isn‘t evil. To me, this is living a life rich in rewards that transcend material wealth. This is fully ―coming into being.‖ This is enlightenment!

—Dirk Sith Explaining the Dark Side — Darth Draconis @ 1:02 am

It‘s hard to explain a philosophy such as the Dark Side in sufficient detail. Thus, oversimplifying the subject is inevitable. Further complicating the issue is the broad range views and opinions on the subject. My view of the Dark Side may differ greater from the next Darksider‘s view. If I were to summarize what the Dark Side means to me, I would say it is the glorification of self. I would also say it is the passionate pursuit of personal excellence. Of course, both of those things go hand in hand. I don‘t feel constrained or inhibited by traditional rules of fair play. Even if something is widely viewed as wrong, if it represents a reasonable and justified means to an end (and I appoint myself the sole judge), I‘ll do it to achieve my goals. I do what‘s in my best interests. I hold myself above all others. I use my emotions to achieve a higher state of consciousness. I am driven by my emotions. They allow me to feel the power that I have stored within myself. I use my passion to always challenge myself. It is the passionate pursuit of a greater me that helps me distinguish myself for myself. It is an unrelenting pursuit of a greater glory that I envision for myself. It‘s really about the self to me. I always saw the Dark Side as a non-conformist approach to life. From childhood, we have our parents, our schools, our governments, our peers – you name it – dictating their standards to us. I refuse to be dictated to. I‘ll come to my own conclusions using my own standards that I‘ve set for myself. I refuse to surrender my will to anyone. I‘ll decide what I like. I‘ll decide what I want from life. I‘ll come to my own opinions and conclusions based on my own viewpoints. Viewpoints formed through independent thought uninfluenced by the stage props that I view the rest of the world to be. I want to create my own environment based on my view of what is ideal in every way. This I want for myself and nobody else. I‘m content to let others find their own way. I‘m neither a sheep nor a shepherd. Is the Dark Side evil? Not at all. Evil is evil. Evil is a morally reprehensible act needing no act of legislation to tell you it‘s evil. The Dark Side is self serving. The Dark Side isn‘t always ethical in the eyes of some. Using whatever means required to get an edge is sometimes looked down upon. But, I know of very few that haven‘t gone down that road a time or two. However, I‘m comfortable in saying that most followers of the Left Hand Path stop short of committing bona-fiably evil acts. Most of that stuff is the work of fiction. Using the Force to choke somebody out or zapping people with lightning is very much a figment of a movie maker‘s imagination. In closing, most here (if honest with themselves) will see that they have behaved more like Darksiders than the mythical, monkish Jedi with whom they feel some strange kinship with. If your only claim to the Light is you don‘t perpetrate acts of evil, you may want to reevaluate which path you‘re truly following. You‘ve likely been fooling yourself. —Dirk Sith

The Path of Darkness — Darth Draconis @ 10:59 pm Your hand now holds the wisdom of the ages, the map to the gateway of the Universe. It is small in size but large in wisdom and knowledge. It is intended to be simple, but do not hold it in contempt as all great wisdom is simple. Yes, it is intended to be simple, for the Rock of Stupidity is large! Those who listen and try to understand will grow in strength and stature and eventually find their way to their own ―Safe Harbor‖ and ultimate spiritual fulfillment. Those who scoff will continue on as a frog trying to climb up the wall of a slick-sided well, laboring all day trying to gain a few feet only to slide back down each night only to find themselves in the same dreary situation in the morning. However, there is help if the seeker will but listen for the Gnosis and remember their revelations. This then is the book of the Dark. When seekers learn the Gnosis, they will belong, be successful and know fulfillment. Their limitations vanish, and they are free to grow in stature. They will also prosper and live in harmony with one another in a land of plenty. You see, there is more to all this than meets the eye, and the ignorant man is much less than his ancestors who once had the Gnosis because he has forgotten many of the great truths and principles apportioned to the race of men when its days were short. Yes, man has been deceived and cheated by the purveyors of mysticism and deceit. Today, ignorant man lives in the Realm of Choices and confusion, but instead of choosing to seek the Power of the Force for himself, he has instead traveled the hot, dusty road that ends in failure, deceit and submission to mysticism. He has let the profane mystics talk him out of his inheritance. Because of this, ignorant man has been mistakenly battling against something within himself which he doesn‘t understand, and the harder he fights, the more his situation deteriorates. The reason and answer to this dilemma is that ignorant man, at least in this physical world is incomplete, as the guidance and benefits of the Force is purposely withheld from him until the realization of his adverse condition becomes eminent and the Gnosis is asked for and seriously desired by the person who then separates from the herd in the eyes of the mighty. Yes, when a person realizes that they have been lied to and deceived and has the fortitude to stand up, shake their fist at the sky and demand their inheritance returned, they get it and become one of stature among their peers. Yes, not until a person realizes their untenable situation and reaches out to the Force will the process of redemption and reawakening begin. This world is an arena of testing and trial where masters are separated from slaves. The subjective are culled from the objective and the weak removed from among the strong. This world is no prize. That is why it is said that, ―The meek shall inherit the Earth.‖ This planet is the consolation prize for losers who can never raise their sights. Yes, part of man lives in the physical world of earth and sky, but the rest of him lives in the Realm of the Astral, beyond the veil which separates him from his self of power and those who have gone on before to reign in majesty with the force, as a warrior or forever grovel in submission to one of power who has the knowing. Whenever a person forgets their spiritual ties with that other realm, they lose contact with the Force which sustains them and they become weak and lost, seeking a master who will guide them. Whenever the Gnosis of the Force is lost or unknown, man is doomed to servility, no matter how hard he tries to convince himself otherwise. The incomplete and ignorant can never rise to full stature and must sit at the feet of one who has become, hoping for the enlightenment that will never come because they have never asked. Your chance to grow in stature is here and now if you so desire it. This is not about loss, fear and shame. This is about rising from the depths to the heights. This is the path to The Knowing!

This is a gift to mankind by the many brothers and sisters who have left their legacy behind for the benefit of all who would come after them. Knowing that man must eventually seek the Force, they have left us the answers to the basis of the combined forces, known but as yet unexplained by the great academic minds. This is about that Force, the All, man, and those who have been sent to help him find his way by achieving The Knowing. Their directive is to bridge the veil of mists and carry the Keys of spiritual freedom to mankind. Their purpose is to aid and assist all men and women who freely ask to travel the Dark Path to fulfillment. However, one who wishes to learn must ask. As the pages turn, the voices of many past adepts will speak their parts, revealing the right way to look at personal interaction with the forces that be and to form a suitable defense against the opposition who would limit and ensnare the unwary. They will also present the keys of wisdom and knowledge that will unlock the mysteries of the ages and open the doors to the future aeons. But, this is only half the story, You see, the true scope of this is only to show the way to the bridge; the seeker must then cross it. Your personal gnosis will bring all into focus when the time is right for you to know or have the knowing. -Paimon/Darth Wraith/Darth Taranis

Dark Self-Discovery — Darth Draconis @ 10:58 pm There has often been talk in chat and on the boards about ‘searching for yourself‘ or ‘spiritual self-discovery‘. Concepts to which I invariably respond with the question: ―Who is doing the searching/discovery and what is being discovered?‖ and the only answer to both is ―Myself‖. How can the same person be both subject and object without realising it? It is impossible. The truth is each individual is self-aware and given freedom of expression is able to manifest their true nature. The problem comes when individuals are not allowed to express this, are told they are ‗wrong‘ to be as they are or are kept in ignorance of the possibility of such self-expression. There is a Hindu story which puts this well. A lion cub, whose mother had died soon after it was born, found herself amongst a flock of sheep. These sheep were the first animals she had ever seen and so when they told her how she should live, she accepted it. The sheep said that hanging around in fields was the thing to do, so she hung around in the fields and felt bored and dissatisfied. The lambs all leapt and skipped in the spring, she leapt and skipped, but it did nothing for her. And eating grass which nourished the sheep, left her more and more hungry and her body more and more thin and wasted. But the lion cub just assumed that this was how life had to be. When she told the sheep that she thought she did not feel right with the way things were, they told her not to be so stupid – that there was something wrong with her if she didn‘t fit in right. So although she knew her own nature, she never expressed it as she was not aware of the possibility of doing so. One day an adult lion saw the cub in the field eating grass. He picked it up and took it into the jungle where he had just killed a deer. The lion put the cub down by the deer and pushed her nose into the fresh kill. The cub tasted the warm blood and flesh and started to eat, suddenly aware that there was another way of being, another path in life, She knew now she did not have to be sheep and gradually she learned how lions behaved and how to express her lion nature. So she grew strong and healthy. This is what we are doing here in the Realm, showing those of the Dark the way they can express their spiritual nature and what they need to ‗feed‘ themselves to be spiritually strong and healthy.

There is no sense of people ‗not knowing‘ themselves. Everyone knows themselves as they are the ones who are both knowing and known. It is more a matter of showing those of the Dark what they need to be aware of and do to be able to flourish. To appreciate their nature for what it is, to express their Dark nature and to act in the manner that is necessary to sustain and develop themselves. -SoronWolf

Attaining Power — Darth Draconis @ 10:55 pm Attaining power through Light and Dark and the differences in the two ways. I will start with the Light. The Light has rules or codes that they expect the followers to abide by. Whether it is the Bible or the Wiccan rule of three, whatever light path there is a code to how one must live. The way that the light followers gain their power is by strict adherence to the rules or code. It is much like a promotion of sorts in a mundane working environment. The employer does the work follows the rules, sets a good example for the others, and can do the job that is asked of him/her. The boss then gives the employee more privileges, better pay but also more responsibility. This scenario can be directly seen as how the light gains its power. It is given to them for a rewarding of a job well done. The more power given the more responsibility and the more confined to the rules they become. Looking at this is interesting because it shows a carefree lifestyle at first and then continually progresses into a strict one with the more power that is gained. With more power the more responsibility and duties are given to it. Just as in the scenario of a working mundane job, if these activities are not performed in the way that the boss wants them done demotion will occur and the job will be given to someone else along with the power that was once yours. The Dark is very much the opposite. Power is not given to anyone. It has to be fought for or gained by themselves. In the beginning it is very strict because having hardly any power greatly limits what the dark are able to accomplish. They must learn how to gather it and acquire it. It is not given to them they have to learn how to do all of this. With more power that is gained the more freedom the Dark have. More power equals more options. Because the power was never given to them by a higher source no one can take that away or ‗demote‘ the worker. -Guardian

The Dark Side: Pros and Cons — Darth Draconis @ 7:30 pm I will approach this in two ways, Positive Dark Side and Negative Dark Side—positive meaning beneficial and negative meaning detrimental. Each positive number is counterpointed by a negative number that happens occasionally. For example, positive number 1 may result in negative number 1.

Positive Dark Side 1. I am more in tune with myself and my wants and needs. 2. I am in control of my emotions. 3. By trusting only myself, I have become more confident in my abilities. 4. By counting only on myself, I have become more competent in all that I do.

5. I have become a skilled manipulator at engineering events to a desirable outcome, using both lies and truth to sway subjects. Negative Dark Side 1. I can become so in tune with myself that I exclude understanding of others, and therefore, am at a loss when dealing with others. I can also exclude any action that does not benefit me more than anyone other party involved. 2. I can be so in control of my emotions that I am emotionally devoid and do not feel as if I am alive. I can be so in control that I cannot feel love or passion. 3. I can be so trusting of myself that I do not believe anyone else reliable enough to do a job competently. 4. I can count on myself so much that I can be arrogant and disappointed when I do not measure up to my own satisfaction. 5. I can manipulate others to avoid doing things myself or to allow myself to become lazy. The first step to conquering it is to consciously detail all of the positive and negative attributes that you possess all the time, sometimes, or rarely at all. Then you use mindfulness to be aware of when you are doing such a negative action and then choose to eliminate that action from your life. Keep the positives and remold the way they are used to a better stance; for example, focus only on manipulating through truth, such as convincing others to quit smoking through the use of medically proven facts. -Curtis V. Step in… — Darth Draconis @ 7:25 pm

I always wonder why someone who is Light should have anything to fear from the Dark. Why do you see Darkness as something that is bad, and Light as something that is good, why hide – not from what you are – but what you could be? You seem to say the Dark would destroy you, and to that I must say, yes, indeed it would. To cross over, to become more then what you already are and to transcend, you must change what you have been made to be and, by the strength of your own will, you must in a sense destroy what you are in order to again create yourself in your own image, and to sharpen that which you are. The Light Side, in my own opinion from what I have seen and heard in this place and out of it, is too light a thing. And what happens when you stare into the light for too long? You lose sight, you lose vision, you love too much and you critique too little. Humanity, as a species, has not grown to be what it is today through joy and happiness, but rather it is struggle that has molded us, it is struggle that has made us into what we are, and it is struggle and the quest of individuals away from the herd, into directions that the herd is unwilling to travel that enable the species as a whole to move forward. You say the Dark is easier. I say no, it‘s harder. Far easier not to look into the Dark places within, far easier to keep away from the Dark and stay within the warmth Light makes us feel. What you say of fear however comes not from following the Dark path; rather it comes from standing in the Light and looking at the Dark. It comes from fear of Darkness. I say have done with fear, I say learn to cherish that which you are, the feelings you feel. I say look within with a mind that welcomes what it sees rather then one that cares for the thoughts of the herd. I say follow through with your mind and explore the Darkness within. Above all, be aware and be mindful. Noel Vock, Dark Master

The Dark Spirit — Darth Draconis @ 7:08 pm

From fury, refined and harnessed, comes a hate that is unabashed and change-loving, hurtling forwards, moving ever onwards due to the greater awareness that hate brings. The greatest cycle that the individual may enter, the one that brings with it the most growth to the soul and the body, the one that creates the most beauty to the outer and inner world is not one of blind love but one of discontent hatred followed with a period of cherishing and enjoyment of that which you have created, followed again with discontent hatred. Through hate comes strength, bled from progressive movement and gained by an analytically calm appliance of the self to the outside world. The more hatred you harness, and the more you sharpen yourself, the more change you will be able to enact as the deeper into the Dark you dive—the higher your soul will fly with ever greater wings. Yet we came from the mud of the earth and either grew a spirit or caught one. As such we are limited, in innumerable ways, to what we are accordingly with what we have been. In the same way that primitive life is blind and deaf and dumb when compared with us, so too are we when compared with that which may come. We are Spirits of Darkness trapped in a prison of flesh, and even though it is that same prison that gave us life, even though we may only be free in the Darkness of our confinement, the prison is a thing that we must attempt to transcend.

When in the seeker‘s soul the hunger grows, stemming from hatred and with it an understanding that the preachers of love, while meaning well, have been deceived, the seeker must reach outwards beyond the shadows cast by the Light to stand, waveringly at first, at the precipice, on the ledge that overlooks the abyss. When at last the seeker is ready with a sharpened will, when his soul has been prepared and is ready to begin the descent, not for the glory of the gods but for the strengthening of itself, when the seeker has realized that mankind searches for God not to praise him but because we praise ourselves, then do the wanderings begin.

Only through the journey itself, only through the experience of the wandering spirit through and further into the spiritual morass, may the Darkness that is the individual‘s soul grow. For the abyss is eternal and in everything and it is every thing. Then when the critical level has been surpassed, and the spirit has forged itself using stronger stuff then the knowing, one is born giving further impetus to the forging process, allowing the spirit to sprout newer and greater wings, again and again with which it may glide ever more through the length and the breadth and the depths of the infernal swamp of Darkness that encompasses all things, creating, calling, herding to themselves greater powers and thereby strengthening the Dark Spirit itself. Be mindful, Darth Moor, Sith Lord

Hate — Darth Draconis @ 7:05 pm What is hate? How do we recognize it? Well only in comparison to love. We cannot know hate, unless we know love; the two depend on each other totally. What you hate is the contrast to what you love. Now if I hate part of myself, I must also love part of myself, otherwise their is no contrast.

…You are right, hate will consume, but it will leave a core of what you wish, what you love, and destroy that which you do not like. The one difference is that in a world of infinite possibilities, you have a sustainable fuel available, but we should bare in mind that not everything is fuel, hatred, economies, life, are all dependant on certain circumstances. I would have hate fuel my life as much as I would have love fuel my life, for even if they are not relative to each other (even though my personal experience would negate that), this is part of my very being, as I am an emotional being, a being who can react and form connections with the world on a level other things cannot, and to be true to myself is something most important in my opinion.

—Sa Dantaiko, Dark Knight

Sith Lessons of the Dark holocron Traits of a Sith — Darth Draconis @ 2:06 am Control- Control enables a harmonious containment of energy characteristic of present centeredness. It allows energy to flow freely in the Direction desired. This dynamic is often measured in terms of constant inner control.Discipline- Discipline Consists of a marked ability to access and analyze strong and weak points in the environment, in others, and in yourself. It allows you to harness energy and it cultivates strength. The discipline of the Dark Warrior is the ability to remain vigilant, even under the most stressful conditions. Patience- Patience is forbearance without laxness. It gives you the capacity to listen and wait. your silence grants you access to deeper knowledge, silent knowledge. It provides balance to keep other traits in check. As a result, the force moves Quietly within and without smoothly creating the circumstances you intent sets in motion. Without it you resurface into the ways of the sheep, with it you find power. Balance- Balance requires you to tune yourself to the natural rhythms of the force. In doing so you maintain your balance of self with your environment, letting you blend in with your surroundings never seeming out of place. Will- Success in any endeavor results from proper accumulation and use of personal energy. The essence of becoming a warrior is, trimming and shaping your life to the natural currents of the force by reducing unnecessary expenditures of energy. Activating your will. Ruthlessness- Unrestricted determination marks this trait. It is boldness without recklessness, command without arrogance, and is a basic premise of the Sith Way. Cunning- Cunning involves examining a situation so you may get what you want without warping someone‘s energy. Aiming for accuracy, you study the features of a situation and the forces influencing your battleground. You remain prepared and innovative. You need to know where you are headed and what you want to accomplish. Furthermore, cunning involves using the art of deception without being deceived. Without it you have to rely on other peoples assessments and conclusions. With it you develop resourcefulness and adaptability.

Sweetness- To balance ruthlessness and cunning you present a likeable facade. However this sweetness often belies that you have no pity. Without being condescending, you have cold, calculating eyes. -Paimon/Darth Wraith/Darth Taranis

Sith Sith are superior. I feel arrogant just writing such words, but it‘s true. Think about it, why are we Sith? Because we want knowledge, we seek wisdom and enlightenment, we ARE spiritually superior. We want physical strength and health, in this, we are superior. We desire knowledge for intelligence and intellect, in this, we are superior. We seek to improve these and many more aspects of ourselves because we are superior. The average human is content to sit and watch T.V., rotting away or becoming the mask they‘ve created for their aquaintances to see, but Sith have depth to their personality, Sith understand, comprehend, emotions, and the way another persons mind works. We are complex while average people are simple, easy to grasp/understand/comprehend, and boring. Power is the result of what we, as Sith, seek, and power is a necessity at minimum or a luxury at best. Sith should not seek dominance of others, at least not when they begin to walk the Dark path, this form of power, as I‘ve said before, is very unstable and unreliable.Many Sith, including myself, are very negative, but negativity, as I‘ve also said before, can have either a positive or negative outcome. The situations we come across in life can be dismantled, examined, and the outcome calculated accordingly. Echos within the Force are what I speak of and Sith should at least attempt to master such a thing as it is a powerful tool.When should passion be used? That is really for each individual to decide, but an example can be helpful. As I‘ve learned, many Sith act on impulse/intuition, they seem to live by the Living Force; this has become true for myself as well. What would a Sith do should a ―rival‖ throw, say a small object at the said Sith? I would certainly become angry, but a key to using emotion is to calmly embrace them; for this situation, the mentioned method would help most. You must have the power of anger to back your conviction, but must also remain calm and in control. This is necessary if you wish to retain clear an proper thinking. This technique also helps to shatter an opponents confidence should you maintain a calm demeanor in which case the persons fear can be easily stimulated. Say as little as needed to warn that words don‘t matter as much as action. The enemy will be forced to leave or act at this point. Should he/she choose to act, you will have the aid of anger as a controlled tool, your adversary will have little chance of defeating you with such odds. It is vital that, should anyone attempt to provoke you, you have, at minimum, a calm exterior. Power is a useful asset to anyone, but Sith thrive on it. If you gain power, are goals not easier to obtain, is your reputation not often improved upon? And to gain power, we must further ourselves in various ways which all results in a positive for Sith. -Darth Draconis

Sith Outline The Sith revel in the Dark Side. A Sith seeks to learn from the darkness and understand it. Some say that a Sith revels only in Hate and anger, this is untrue. Just as the Dark Side is different for every individual, so to is what it truly means to be Sith. Being a Sith means something different to everybody, so there cannot be a single definition of a Sith. However there are some characteristics shared among Sith. Your average Sith seeks one thing,

power. Power is the ultimate temptation for Sith, as most Sith will use the Dark Side to control and conquer. This is the most basic version of a Sith, however it is not the only one. Some Sith will seek knowledge and understanding of the Darkness, either realizing that this too will bring them power, for knowledge is the most ultimate form of power, or they hope to use this knowledge to better themselves. Some Sith will use the darkness to achieve a form of inner peace, they will look inwards into themselves and see how the darkness applies to them and what they want from it. Some Sith are warriors and conquerers, they thrive on battle and the lust of the fight. They may use the darkness as a source of guidance or strength. Being a Sith means something different for each and every one of you, even if none of these examples apply to you, you can still learn from the darkness and be called Sith. To be a Sith is to hold onto an energy that is the Dark Side. -Darth Atlas

Perspective If you were to stand in the light before a cave, you could hear the darkness, see the face of it, and perhaps explore a while should there be a need for it. If you were to stand at the back of a cave, you could see all that was in the light with perfect clarity and yet see the darkness as well for what it was. If you wish to see it all, then embrace darkness for it is the one truth in the lies of the light. Within the light, you may only see what the light shines upon. Whereas in the dark, you can see the light and dark. Human beings have the unique and dangerous ability to travel both realms with more ease than most realize. It is a simple thing for some to…as simple aaqs stepping into the darkness in curiosity, for fun, or to help a lost other…For a light walker, it is easy to become lost in the darkness. On the other hand, a Sith is able to walk outside with relative ease. It is not comfortable to him or natural but more feasable than the flip side for Jedi comming inside. There are secrets to be found in the hidden, things to learn that you can‘t see, and lessons yet taught…but the world of the light is a large world too…though in the grand scheme of things is eventually much smaller than the world of caves. Stars only illuminate so far until they become nothing more than dots of cold light. It is darkness that waits. Darkness is everywhere that light is not. When a star dies, the darkness is there, when a star is born, it retreats temporarily…but it is still there. In every shadow, in every crevice, and in every space between light. This post came over more as a recruiting ad than I like, I may have to modify it when I have the time. -Anubium

December 1, 2007 Ancient Lesson Revisited

I am the Heart of Darkness. I know no fear; but rather I instill it in my enemies. I know the power of the Dark Side. I am the fire of hate; and the universe bows before me. I pledge myself to the Darkness. For I have found true life, in the death of the Light.

Lesson One: I am the Heart of Darkness We, as Sith, are, in the end, beings of Darkness. You cannot get around it. We see all sides, yet we choose to dwell within the Darkness. We make the heart of Darkness ourselves, and through this, we gain much power and strength. This phrase portrays the inner connection every Sith should have with the Darker aspects of the Force. We feel the Darkness in our very hearts, our minds, and our spirit. We allow Darkness to be a part of our lives, and through this connection, we gain an immeasurable amount of knowledge. I have grown a sense of knowingness in the universe, as I lack the restraints that many have upon them when dealing with the pure essence of the Force. I call upon the Darkness within my very heart and soul while I meditate, and through these things, I progress even further in my studies. Knowledge is the key to much of the Sith‘s life. Without it, we would never find ourselves seeking it. Lesson Two: I know no fear; but rather I instill it in my enemies.

As Sith, we must know our own strengths. It is also important to note that we must know how our strengths apply to the enemy. It is your choice to choose who the enemy is. I cannot help you decide that, but when you do, you must be able to strike fear into the enemy. The strongest attack that we can give is through our own minds. When I enter a conflict, I lead a psychological war, one which leaves the enemy in a state of fear. These usually end up over without any contact. A psychological attack is very strong, and it is a skill that you can only achieve when you have been disassociated from the rest of society for long enough. You have to know how to instill fear into an enemy. It is an ability that is a must for any practicing Sith. Several ways you can do this are:

1. Be physically intimidating. 2. Be too cool, or emotionless. Stay calm, and remain confident. This sounds Jedi-ish, but it is a rather scary sight to see someone that is confident in themselves now-a-days. It scares people a lot. 3. Be crazy. Last resort. Go berserk when fighting, giving in to every emotion, feel the adrenaline. This is only in worse case scenarios. This could be considered ―Dark Rage.‖ To train for this, practice getting extremely angry, but not at anything in particular, just feel Anger as an emotion. Feel it course through your body. This is our last resort. Lesson Three: I know the power of the Dark Side. The Dark Side is our medium of power. We use it to control, and subdue any enemies. The Dark Side is where anyone who is Sith is drawn. It empowers us and calls us like the Light Side beacons the Jedi. Or the medium beacons the Grey Jedi. Or the whole of the Force beacons Shadow Jedi. It is a part of who we are. The Dark Side represents a true innate following of your own instincts. We follow how we feel. That does not mean that we go around doing everything on impulse, but we do let our own emotions and feelings affect how we act in a certain situation. For instance: You are walking down the street. A kid rides by you on a bike. As you continue to walk down the street, several other, younger kids run by you. You ask ―What is going on?‖

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Lesson Four: I am the fire of hate; and the universe bows before me. This is possibly the only thing that I disagree with in this code. Sith do not seek the subservience of the universe. We may control the Force, yes, but we do it in order to further our own path. Many fail to realize that you cannot have the universe bow before you. Even Sith should realize this, as it will keep you from a lot of discontent, but if you still wish to seek true control, then I suggest you find a dark place and meditate on what you truly wish to achieve. This is one of the more dangerous things that you could ever try to do, spiritually. The Force has a nasty way of coming back at you for such things. Now that I have said what needed to be said, I will continue the lesson: ―I am the Fire of Hate.‖ Sith have ultimate control over their emotions. They utilize them in such a way that they become a very hard being to confront. I cannot stress enough that we do not seek to get rid of our emotions, only to rid ourselves of the control our emotions have on our own lives. We use them as our own personal weapons. Lesson Five: I pledge myself to Darkness.

The Sith are dedicated to the Darkness. We uphold the tenets presented here. In order to attain the Truth, we follow this path, but not in the same ways. Every Sith creates his own path, this is just a rough base to organize it around. Lesson Six: For I have found true life, in the death of the Light. The Sith practice true freedom of the Force. This freedom will never be overthrown.

-Vallen, Sith Lord

Book Three The Book Of The Sith Archives A SITHS WEAPON IN WAR

Note: Written by Vallen. There comes a time when a Sith must find a weapon with which a connection will form. That is not to say that a Sith could not become proficient with many weapons, but there is always a weapon that the Sith will prefer. Be it sword, axe, hammer, spear, any weapon. Once you find this weapon, it helps to not only train with it daily, but to also meditate with it in front of you or even while holding it. Infusing this weapon with not only your inner force, but also the Tranquil Darkness, it will become an extension of your very being. I will explain what I mean by "Tranquil Darkness" later. You may start to notice that after a while, the weapon will start to emit an aura of its own. There are many ways to do this. Here's one: Start in your normal place of meditation. Start by creating a space of "hallowed ground", or a space between worlds, as Pagans would call it. This can be done in any various ways, I like to sometimes have something physical backing up what I feel spiritually. This can be a triangle of 3 candles, or a circle of 5. Or even, a circle of sand to create the limits. There are any numerous ways to accomplish this, and you can research them at your leisure. Achieve a somewhat meditative state of mind, and circle around the hallowed space clockwise lighting the candles or pouring the sand, chanting something along the lines: "Darkness fill this space; pure and unaffected; from the deepest depths of the Force; Dark now I make this place..." Or anything to that end. Once you are finished, face the direction of the moon (if you are doing this outside, if not, face North. but again, these guidelines are your choice) Take the weapon from your side and lay it down in front of you, once you have achieved your meditative posture. Meditate for at least 10 minutes or until you feel prepared, allowing the Darkness within the circle to flow through you, and empower the darkness by strengthening your aura and allowing it to expand to the extent of the circle. Visualize your aura encompassing your weapon, and surrounding it. When you are prepared, place both hands out over the weapon, not particularly touching, but again that is up to you. Channel the darkness WITHIN you, into the weapon. Note that I say the internal Darkness.

That is the darkness that comes from within, not the Darkness that you draw from the universe. Meditate on this and you will understand what I mean. Project this darkness into the weapon, visualizing it as a black/red/violet/any color that suits you energy filling the entire weapon, from top to bottom. With every exhalation, "push" more of this energy into the weapon until it is completely filled. After this, continue to project energy into the weapon for at least 15 minutes or until you feel it is done. With every new push of energy, visualize the light that the energy gives off growing brighter. Note that when I say visualize, that moreso means be prepared to see or feel the energy within the weapon to react in that manner. Just be open to the happenings. After this, cool down however you choose. You may pick up the weapon and make a few practice swings, being careful to not exit the circle. Once this is done, close the circle by circling it counter clockwise, dispersing the energy gathered however you see fit. Once this is done, meditate, and when you sleep, your weapon should be near you. ( I sleep with my sword right next to my bed all the time ) Do this same practice about every month or so to renew and "recharge", so to speak, the weapon. Again, this is just a suggestion for becoming one with your weapon. However, you must train with this weapon as much as possible to truly becoming proficient with it. What this does is bind the weapon to yourself, while at the same time, to a certain degree improving its strength. I am not sure the sciences, but I know this from experience. The main gain through this excersize is that you become truly "one with the weapon" which in effect allows you to accomplish great things with it. Go ahead and post any questions. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

An extension: Find a basic pattern, possibly one you have worked with countless times before. (I use a basic eight-directional series with my sword) Allow your passion and desire for power to boil forth, feeling the darkness drawn into your

body as a result. From the ready position, begin slowly working your sequence, and I repeat SLOWLY, maintaining a steady breathing habit; out when you strike, in when you follow through. In every step, feel the strength of your fury follow through with every strike or slash. Feel the burning strength of your passion boil forth into your weapon, into every lethal blow. *When doing this for roughly 5 minutes or so, maintaining the slow, focused pace, you should feel your concious mind fall out of focus until it is only you and your weapon cutting a swath through the very fabric of the universe. * Maintain the process, and without breaking pace, let go of your awareness of your weapon, and feel only your fury, your power in the space you occupy, allow your body to build up speed through the techniques, reaching out into the darkness, drawing in more and more power, allowing your passion to guide your blade. Continue this until you are too fatigued to continue. Work on it regularly in order to build your endurance; which in effect builds your capacity for harnessing your rage. Please note that breath control is very important, especially when starting out-- breath out when striking, and in when following through. Also, try not to cut yourself open with clumsy technique. In darkness, -Vallen --------------------------------------------

Inner Alchemy of the Sith There are various different aspects of alchemy, all of which, if I'm not mistaken, are under two categories: internal and external. There are ways that these categories relate to one another, but I am currently less concerned with that; at this time, my interest is held by internal, spiritual alchemy. From my understanding, this involves guided/controlled transformation of the Self on an emotional and mental level, which often results in changes on the physical level. I've felt for a long time that this is something I need to explore, but until now I have put it off, regarding it as to difficult. That is a chain I am intent on breaking. Metamorphosis: Man to Sith I think that the process of rebirth, of transitioning from a man to a Sith, is an important and often overlooked aspect of inner alchemy. Choosing a "Sith Name" is a symbolic part of this process, but only has as much value as is placed in it. I chose to purge my former self; metaphorically and spiritually, I burned Rick. Draconis was the Sith that arose from the ashes, the being I nurtured, developed, and ultimately became. I changed from something plain and worthless to something unique and invaluable, which is what I think the first alchemists were intent on doing. There is the common example of the pursuit of gold through the alteration of lead, which, for me, is often what first comes to mind when I think about alchemists of history. I think this is exactly what we do when we choose to recreate

ourselves, to create a new identity, we change ourselves from Man(lead) to Sith(gold). This particular phenomenon is, in truth, not unique to Sith, it is also seen in older spiritual practices(wiccan's and pagan's, among others), which I believe to support my thoughts on the inner alchemy of the Sith. To me, a part of living and applying the Sith Ways are its side effects, one of which is becoming more than just a man. Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, wrote his thoughts on what man would ultimately become, if memory serves me. If my remembrance is accurate, he called it the "over/super" man. From what reading and research I've done on internal alchemy thus far, this seems to be the goal: Transforming a lesser material into a purified, superior, more valuable form. With regards to the Sith, I believe that is what we are striving for, we seek power, we wish to be stronger, better. A Sith, then, would seem to be our ideal "over/super" man, which would imply that changing from man to Sith is just the first step on an endless but beneficial, strengthening path. Evolution: Path to Power An aspect of internal alchemy that has great relevance to Sith is emotional alchemy. This is something I am and always will be working through. Awareness and the imposition of one's will upon his or her emotions, for most Sith, is an integral part of our lifestyle, which further supports that Sith Alchemy, if you will, is already in existence and simply needs to be studied, understood, and utilized for maximum benefit. I think that the difficulty in doing this is, interestingly, our focus on the individual, our desire for independence. The individuality and independence that I feel makes a Sith strong, it allows for numerous personalized processes, techniques, and methods toward self-betterment; the many varied approaches can make it very hard to form a comprehensive understanding of a body of knowledge under the category of Sith Alchemy. To some, perhaps this seems to be a downside, but I think that it benefits the art, as the individual is forced to choose and create his or her own over all approach based on his or her ideals, ethics, and understanding. To my mind, this seems to be a beneficial aspect. In the Star Wars novel Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, one character, Githany, expressed her belief that "the Dark Side is emotion". To formulate your own opinion on that particular statement, I would suggest that if you have not already formed your own perspective on darkness, a "Dark Side", and how it is relevant to you as a Sith, you should. I don't quite agree that the Darkness is nothing more than our emotions, I believe it is far more than that, but I would advise you not to simply adopt my thoughts as your own. The fictional Sith all placed an emphasis on emotion, and a lot of that emphasis was on anger, hate, or both. I am comfortable in dealing with these emotions, but something I think most Sith Realists can acknowledge is that, while anger and hate can be useful, there are other passions to be explored. Allow me to share a few short thoughts on some of them: happiness, in my opinion, is over rated by most members of modern society, just as anger was over rated by the fictional Sith; love provides such an odd sensation, I cannot give it justice by describing it with mere words; hate is not detrimental as many seem to think it is, it occurs for a reason. These are, of course, just my opinions with regards to each mentioned emotion. My point is this: I believe that you should not deprive yourself of experiencing something just because is is discouraged by the vast majority of humanity, and, coinciding with that, I don't believe you should over emphasize the pursuit of any single emotion, they are all a piece of the puzzle, and if you wish to see the picture, you must be able to see each piece. I advocate experiencing the full range of emotion and passion, and passing through them to become stronger. In and of itself, passing through emotion(s) unscathed and drawing strength from the experience is a worthwhile approach to try.

The approach on emotions suggested is an example of alchemy. To offer an anology, it is a way of placing ourselves in the flames of passion/emotion, burning away weakness, complacency, stagnation, and more. What emerges is something that, each time it is gorged in the fires of your spirit, is a closer resemblance of you, your Self. In articles I've come across, the term used to describe this is Calcination, the process of burning away, or removing, impure components of the spirit so that you have the base material, the essence. I think the theory is that in order to work with the base material, the spirit, you first have to get to it, or at least get closer to it, and that requires burning away what covers, hides, and dilutes it. For the time being, I'll conclude this article. However, I'll be making addendum's as my understanding of alchemy improves. Until then, comments and suggestions are welcome. Feel free to ask questions as well, though I'm still quite new to this so I would encourage you to do your own research to. This article is by no means finished, but I felt that it is enough to post, for now. ------------------------------------------------

SOLITUDE Note: Written by Darth Necrom. "Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self." Solitude, like silence, is a lost art in our society. We view solitude as a weakness because we think that an individual not congregating with others equates to that individual not holding any power over the others he or she is communicating with. Nothing could be farther from the truth. However I‘m not saying that talking to a great number of people is wrong; I‘m just saying that our society favors social ties for all the wrong reasons. Going back to solitude, many ancient civilizations favored solitude, and silence for that matter, as being a means to keep ones self safe from others. If you knew something that others would either be harmed for or would gain something over you, you would often times take a vow of silence and solitude to not utter a word of this information. Like I said above in modern times solitude and making your own path is looked down upon by others because they want you to join their cause either to bolster their ranks or to make themselves feel justified in their actions, often both. But I cannot stress enough the importance of going against what the ―group‖ does. One individual with common sense is harder to influence than a whole group of ignorant bystanders and due to this the group will single out this resistance in often harsh ways. This is where the beauty of solitude comes in. If you master yourself to the point that you no longer need the group than you will not be affected by their actions unless you choose to be. I cannot yet claim to have mastered solitude, but I find my resistance to the draws of the group growing. I don‘t want to make it seem as if I‘m antisocial, or anything of that matter, because I love being in the company of others. What I mean when I speak of solitude and ―going against the group‖ is that when the group does something or is going to do something that doesn‘t favor yourself you need to have the discipline built up to combat their propaganda. -Darth Necrom, Sith Lord ---------------------------------------

A LESSON IN PAIN Note: Written by Khaos Pain can be used, most people try to hide from pain, some try to ignore it. Pain is one of the greatest tools at diposal to you, pain can tell you how injured you are, it also reminds you your still alive. Here I will teach you an inner alchemy, transforming pain into anger ,and anger into strength. A warning though, you must have a clear grasp of gathering the force, this is a draining exercise and I would caution you that once you can harness it to only use it when absolutely needed. Sit in your usual meditation spot in your usual position. Relax completely and begin a slow and steady,rythmic breathing. Breathe through your nose and out your mouth, each inhale should be as if your breathing in the universe, each exhale should be as if your spirit is expanding out over the stars. Use your lower belly and not your upper chest to breathe, begin to focus your consiousness on the one point. The area about 3 inches below your navel. Continue this until each complete breathe takes a full minute to finish(30 second inhale/30second exhale) Now use whatever method you use to gather your (Ki lif energy,etc), there are many and I will not explain what one should already know before beginning.Once the force is gathered to you I want you to focus on a painful moment in your life, this can be a physical, or emotional pain(Note:Physical pain seems to work better in action and emotional in meditation) It must be a moment of immense pain, one that the mere thought of can cause you to wince. Once you have this moment, feed on it allow it to engulf your being ,dont look away from it. When it becomes undearable begin to accuse your pain, how not right it was that it happened to you, how unfair it someone else deserved it more than you, . Let yourself become angry about it, let your indignation grow Let it permeate your every cell starting from the one point and then flowing out, engulfing you. If done properly and with the right focus, your body will trigger an adreniline dump, your endorphins(The bodies natural pain killers) will also be triggered. You will be granted with a great increase in physical and mental ability, you could do this without focusing your(Ki life force) as well. But it wont be as long or as focused, also once it is over you will be particulary drained, as the surge of adreneline and calling upon the force(Ki Chi etc) will be taxing indeed.Do not use this needlessly or irresponibly, for long term effects of overuse would become apparent. High blood pressure, anxiety, and other problems,all things come at a price. A simple way to avoid these draining and degenrative effects is to not become so overwhelmed by anger as to have an adreniline dump. This exercise is a way to focus your pain, not be ruled or beaten down by it. The transformaiton of pain into anger will give you extreme focus to get things done,pain and anger are powerful motivators. So play with it, learn to control your pain and anger levels accordingly. You achieve great mental focus as well as physical,it is also a perfect lesson in controlled passion. It is way to turn a negative and possibly debilitating emotion into a constructive one(Many are ruled by there pain). It may also be noted that you can use fear in exactly the same way. If you can learn to do this without lengthy meditation then the methods in which to use it should become apparent. Most will see it only in its combat effectiveness and it is true this will be one of the easiest times to call upon pain to trigger anger but this is by no means the only way or reason to use it. As in most things you can use it to hurt or to help, for good or evil, but this for the user to decide, not the teacher.Suspension enthusiasts use pain all the time for a spiritual awakening, I do not advocate the use of this ability for either, nor do I

claim it will work for everyone, nor that everyone should use it. Take this knowledge and use it wisely and responsibly... -Khaos ------------------------------------

Book Four The Sith Holocrons The Holocron Of Khaos

Hello, my name as you no doubt know by now is Khaos. I do not know what purpose, or knowledge one will gain from this holocron, as I dont feel I say anything one cannot find out on there own. Or for that matter anything paticularly important to say, all I can share with you is knowledge I have gained through personal expierience on my path. It should be noted before going any further that you will find out nothing of my past affiliations or childhood,or past at all for that matter, that was then and this is now, I have no desire to tell you what has happened to forge me. A Sith should be concerned only with forging there own path and to that extent I will spare you the tediousness of having to relive my life, besides, as I have said before I am secretive by nature and seek a certain level of anyonimity. What I intend to pass on are insights and teachings that I consider to be universal, in the sense that once said you can more than likely equate them to your own life and path, and you can be sure I only pass on knowledge given by EXPIERIENCE. Life is the true teacher and has no substitute, so any insights you gain in this holocron have been tested in the crucible that is the world. For anyone can have knowledge, applying that knowledge, actually doing what you say,practicing what you preach, is true wisdom. That being said, let us see where this goes...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Darkside, ah the Darkside, it has become inseparable to the Sith, and yet there is no being on earth that does not resonate with the Darkside. It is inescapable, ireffutable, and intoxicating, the Darkside represents to me that which I do not know,about myself as well as the world, that which is hidden, that which is...dark. All knowledge is dark untill uncovered by the curious mind, and there is an infinite amount of knowledge out there, and so an infinite amount of darkness to discover.Curiousity, passion, aggression, EMOTION, feed the darkside, and it also feeds you to seek out that which is dark. To delve beneath the black waters, without map or light, to find what is there. Led only by instinct, and passion to see what is hidden and in doing so you unlock not only the darkness of the world, but also within yourself, for all knowledge ultimately means self knowledge. Of course to seek out anything worth knowing there is risk, terrible risk, to the mind as well as the body, for there are things to be discovered in the dark that are not friendly, even to the Sith, there is knowledge that can destroy you if you are not ready, or believe you are too ready. All knowledge may mean self knowledge but there are also things people are not ready to accept before there due time,about the world as well as aout themselves. You must temper your passion, with patience and training, properly assimilating the knowledge physicly ,mentaly, and spiritualy, before moving on. A good healthy dose of fear will serve you well, for without fear, you may not recognize danger properly,or fast enough, fear is only unhealthy if it controls you...As a certain Sith Lord says..."Be mindful of the price you are willing to pay for power." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You may notice that I have not stated anything the Darkside of the Force, thats simple. Its an absurd notion, the Force has no Light or Darkside, there is only what you do and what yo dont do. Our choices, and actions, can only define what is Light or Dark. Your choices send out ripples into the force, and how those ripples reflect what you have done truly show whether what you sent out was Light,or Dark.Sith are as capable of great compassion as any Jedi. Conversely,despite there denial, Jedi can be capable of great hatred and apathy,nobodies perfectly light,or dark, there is only the individual and what they do...or dont. It should be noted that ripples may also bounce off and back onto the source that sent it out in the first place. So proper foresight must be applied before one takes any action that may be...detremental to oneself. All actions, good or bad have reactions, consequences, so before you act observe all possble repercussions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Of course you may argue that the Jedi also seek to uncover knowledge to improve the self, so how then does that make them diffrent from a Sith. The answer is simple, a Jedi seeks wisdom and understanding from only safe sources, one sided sources, seeking to amplify one part of the self while ignoring or attempting to bury another...Sith seek knowledge in all aspects of the world and conversley, all aspects of the self...A Sith seeks to know about all facets of there individuality, how can you know how much you can love until you understand the depths of your hate, how can you appreciate either without full knowledge of them? Or any emotion for that matter? Or any subject? This does not mean the individual Sith seeks only negative, or dark, emotions...indeed not! Who would want to be perpetualy miserable all the time? It is simply that a Sith seeks to know his negative, and positive sides, you cannot control and manipulate that which you have no true knowledge of. A Sith seeks knowledge that others shy away from, delving deep into decidedly darker texts as well as the darker aspects of the self. In doing so we gain control over these darker aspects and indeed make them serve us, we use them as we see fit. We become more complete individuals, capable of anything because we have such a complete understanding of the self.


The Holocron of Darth Praxus Note: Written by Darth Praxus, Sith Knight. Otherwise known as Streen, Jedi Master , enjoy. name is Praxus. I am a Sith Knight. My journey began in 1997, during the birth of the online Jedi community. In the beginning I was a role-player. At the time I arrogantly went by the name Master Skywalker in a chat room. It was my arrogance that caught the attention of a Jedi realist who gave me the name of someone who could teach me the ways of the Force. I was, understandably, excited by the idea. I had never before considered, despite being a long-time Star Wars fan, that I could apply the lessons presented in the movies and novels in real life. Thus my training began. It was during my training that I came to know of yet another Jedi Master, a friend of my own Master. He told me, despite my training as a Jedi, that I was in the dark, that I was, essentially, a Dark Jedi. This struck me as silly, even ridiculous. I was a Jedi. I knew who and what I was. Or so I thought. He saw something in me. Something that would not surface for years to come. I spent the next decade in the Jedi Community, building sites, learning, teaching, and going about the things that Jedi do. After ten years in the Jedi community, I learned about pain. I spent the last few years of that decade battling depression and anxiety disorders (and still do to this day). It was during that time that I was in a car accident, struck by a tractor trailer. I spent months in the hospital, recovering. I experienced pain beyond what I had ever understood, both physical and emotional. It truly is a miracle that I am even alive, let alone capable to typing these words and telling my story. My survival meant to me that I had a purpose in life, that I was meant to do something important. Otherwise, why would I be alive? As grateful as I am for my life being spared, my experiences during and after my days spent in the hospital showed me the darkness inside me that the Jedi Master had seen in me years prior. My despair led to anger, anger to hate. Hate made me consider whether or not I was fit to be a Jedi anymore. In time I decided I was not, and ventured into lands I had been warned for years to avoid, into the darkness, into Sith territory. It was at the Order of the Sith that I found my calling. I realized that if I were to join the Sith, I should choose a new name. I happened to find out what the possible names were for Jacen Solo for the Legacy of the Force series of novels, one of them being "Paxis". I decided to use that, and add an "r". I later found out that the word "praxis" means "the practical application or exercise of a branch of learning". It seemed fitting. I was looking for something practical, something I could use, something that would set me free.

I began my contribution to the Sith by sharing my strong convictions about the lessons presented in the book Traitor. I was at first accused of being obsessed with the idea of pain, because of all the references to it in the book. The only person that came to my defense was Darth Draconis. He would later become my Master. I see the Sith ways as a path to freedom. Freedom from obligation and expectation. As a Sith you are free to do as you please, say what you want, believe what you want. The Jedi, despite most claiming to be open-minded, have restrictions. Most of them are unspoken, but they are there, none the less. I do not claim that the ways of the Sith are superior to the Jedi's. It just simply happens to be that I am better suited for it. In the following, you will find a few thoughts I've written, some concepts that have been important to me as a Sith. -----------------------------------------------------The ways of the Sith are far too often seen as evil. The Sith are not evil. People are evil, and they are drawn to the power that the dark side provides. Many Sith, such as myself, are relatively peaceful people. We have hopes and goals just like the Jedi, however, ours are aimed at achieving freedom, while the Jedi continually place themselves in bondage. The Jedi are forever imprisoned by their beliefs. The goal of the Jedi is to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others, to follow a path of self-destruction to save those around them. The goal of the Sith is to survive. The knowledge we acquire is precious and must be passed on to the next generation. -----------------------------------------------------Pain must be embraced. Ordinary people shy away from pain. They use any method they can to avoid it. The Sith must accept pain and discomfort, for doing so makes us stronger. This is not to say that one should seek pain, or intentionally hurt oneself, but rather to learn to live with the pain that comes with being alive. -----------------------------------------------------Liberation is the ultimate goal of the Sith. Unlike the Jedi, who are expected to be perfect in every way, the Sith have no such obligation. Freedom from the desire to be everything to everyone eliminates the fear of failure. Fear itself is eliminated when you start to be who you are. -----------------------------------------------------It is often the state of mind of an apprentice to only want to develope powers, but it is the master that understands that wisdom is true power. --------------------------

The Holocron of Darth Draconis

I am Darth Draconis, Sith Practitioner, and this is my Holocron, made to serve a multitude of purposes. I was brought up by a Christian family, with the exception of my Atheist Father, but I've never been much for faith, so in all honesty I was never a true christian, though I was thought to be such throughout my childhood. When I was about ten(perhaps near eleven), I began resenting my families beliefs in the concept of an omnipotent God, at that age I was extremely critical, though I won't deny that the criticism and/or skepticism is a trait I still possess, though perhaps not to the same degree, nor do I express it in the same manner. As a result of my disbelief in God, I began experimenting with magickal practices, wicca, and witchcraft...this was my first experimentation with the energy we call the Force. I understand magick as simply another name for the Force. Magick and the Force are one and the same in my eyes, but magick focuses on the energies of plants, trees, air, etc. and concentrates on spells and rituals to focus the energy for the desired outcome of a magickal

working, it is one of the many aspects of the Force, and it isn't something that interests me as much as it used to. To my knowledge, most wiccans worship or acknowledge multiple dieties, and I accepted this for a time, but I soon rejected these gods as nothing more than 1) nothing more than myths, or 2) powerful spirits that were able to be noticed for a short time after their deaths, then worshiped as gods (I will likely explain my views concerning death in more detail at a different time). I decided to abondon the magickal practices and began to take an interest in the Star Wars Mythos. I was still approximately ten-eleven when I began walking the path of the Jedi, so I wanted to use the power I had become aware of for "good". During this time period I lived by morals, taught to me during childhood, that my grandmother lived by. But only months after I started training myself as a Jedi did I realize that the Jedi ways were pure weakness in and of themselves(at least for me), I was kind, caring, loyal, trusting, even compassionate...and as a result, I was often taken advantage of. I then began to change, so I sought alternate paths and after a few months I made a commitment. That is when I decided that I would try being evil(as a Jedi, I believed Sith to be opposite of what I once was, and I believed Sith to be evil), so I began on the dreaded path of darkness. Surely you can imagine such a young child trying to live as a Sith, I was malevolent at all times, and I sadistically enjoyed being this way. But, almost three months of being a Sith had taught me something about what it really meant to be a Sith. Sith are not evil, we are just considered evil because we are dark beings, but in abandoning morality(which may be considered evil as well), I decided that there was no true good or evil. My background may or may not seem relevant to you. Personally, while I think it has some relevance to who we become, I do not place much value in the past. I think that you should learn from the previous events, experiences, emotions, etc., but to become fixated on the past is psychologically unhealthy, in my opinion. ---------------------------------------------------------------------My Sith name is Draconis, and I have claimed the title of Darth. My name describes who I truly am, it describes my inner darkness. The root of my name is Draco, a latin word that means Dragon when translated to the English language, I chose this name because dragons of mythology have traits I possess or strive to possess: Wisdom, Intelligence, Intellect, Cunning, Patience, Strength, Power, a hoard of Knowledge, etc.; many traits that can be observed among the Sith. Sith choose a name granted by Darkness, and one of its many virtues is that it describes the kind of Dark Being you have become on your journey within the Dark Side. My inner darkness was crucial for me to become a Sith, without gaining an understanding of my own inner darkness, I might not have been able to gain any understanding of the Dark Side itself. Self-mastery(internal) should be the first step towards mastery of others(external), it must be expanded from the inside out. However, power and influence of other people is the most unstable, unreliable form of power I've used... I have Dark, negative traits, traits I was once ashamed of, but I believe these traits to be manifestations of my inner darkness. I work to focus, hone, and control the inner darkness I have; I work towards making it a tool that can be used(as I do with my emotions and passions). Comprehending my darker traits has aided in understanding my darkness within. The first step to actually developing my inner darkness was awareness, I must do my best to be aware of where I'm at in my training.

But what of the title Darth? Some have theorized that it is a combination of Letters from another Sith title: Dark Lord of the Sith; this is a possibility, but not very relevant to a Sith such as myself. There are those who have no interest in the title, some even view it as a chain, but for those who place value in it, you may want to ask yourself: What meaning does this title have? What are the its possible implications? Is there nerit to its use? Why do some work so tirelessly and relentlessly to feel worthy of it? ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Sith name and the Darth title both mark a point of progression for us. First, I discarded the name I was born with in favor of a new name that summarized my being with a mere three syllables. In doing so, I marked the point in my existence where I began my transformation from human to Sith(spiritually, of course; not physically). Afterwards, after months of learning the Sith Ways and integrating the philosophies into my life, I felt I had completely become a Sith. It was at that time that I claimed the Darth title, representing further transformation, and I bagan my transition from Sith to Sith Lord. I still have not dared to think of myself as a Lord of the Sith, but I am working towards the title. ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Dark Side is many things to many people. In a general sense, it is a point of view, a lense through which we look at the Force through. To me, it is the unknown, it is the hidden things and truths(both "kind" and "cruel") that most people are not willing to examine, or even acknowledge. It is the darkness in the shadows, the darkness in our souls, and the darkness throughout all that exists. The Sith can not yet be identified as a whole, as they are not(and may never be) united, so all I can offer is what the Sith are/is to me. The Sith are individuals that thrive on pain and hardship, and strengthen themselves through it. A Sith constantly improves upon himself and works towards perfection(which does not mean that we will reach it), working to eliminate his weaknesses, and bolster his strengths. The Dark Side and the Sith are intertwined. Our place in the world? For the time being we are few and far between, we are individuals spread throughout the world who are working towards self betterment to the point of becoming more than human. ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Dark Side could be described as a merciless god....metaphorically(I've already stated my views on dieties). It possess's "gifts" for me, but it will not let me take them, it demands that I become strong enough to claim such things, this means that I must earn the "gifts" I recieve from darkness. If I become weak, I will no longer be worthy of the "gifts" I have earned, so they would be "taken" from me until I regained my strength again. I have lost my strength in the past, and it was due to arrogance, complacency, and stagnation; as a Sith, I believe you must always do your best to remain vigilant so that you may purge these dangerous, consistent weaknesses when they arise...failure can mean destruction. However, keep in mind that destruction is not the end. There will be times when you take steps back, when you regress; every being that pursues a goal will experience this in some way. You must remember that a forest fire destroys, but it also brings rebirth. The Dark Side could also be described as a place eternaly engulfed in shadow(darkness/absence of light). Most are afraid to enter the darkness; but to find the secrets that lay within and unseen,

you must submerge yourself within it. You must adapt to the darkness, for the light is not needed to navigate this place...but there will be no help, should you encounter danger, for you have only yourself to rely on. People of this day and age are to dependent on external sources they feel they can rely on, but Self-Reliance is something a Sith should possess. Take America, for an example of dependency...the economy is a nightmare(Year: 2008). Why? Because we rely on other countries for fuel, food, recreational creations(ex. childrens toys) and even political leverage(i.e. if America was self-reliant, they would focus onAmericas issues).... People are far to concerned with ease, convenience. They realize that doing things for themselves is difficult, and I think it is unfortunate that so many decide to be so weak. People are not willing to put forth the effort to take care of themselves, they feel entitled to being pampered. To me, this is one area in which a man differs from a Sith, a Sith is willing to pay the price of pain, effort, struggle, and hardship because he/she has the foresight to see the rewards that are earned through this. Self-Reliance is an extremely important virtue for a Sith, without it, we could not survive the spiritual, mental, and even physical ravages of the Dark Side. You serve the Dark Side because you use it, and because you use it, you are it's master, it can guide you, and you can command it. It is a complex way of looking at the Force, we are all a part of it, yet we are separate. Now, stepping aside from the use of analogies to describe the Dark Side...The Dark Side is an aspect of the Force. As a Sith, I focus on this aspect, I help to further its teachings, I live by and put into practice the Teachings of the Sith; I dwell in this darkness, and I will never leave it, for there is always something more to learn. In the end, you must decide what the "Dark Side" is to you Even for a Sith Lord the learning is unending. ---------------------------------------------------------------------There is something called the Potentium aspect, and to describe it is the belief that following the "will of the Force" is "light" and twisting the Force to your will in a perverse way is "dark"...The Potentium view has some truth to it, because a great many Sith do seek to control their individual lives. ---------------------------------------------------------------------I said something about "sub-aspects"earlier: The living, personal, and unifying force... The Unifying Force is related to the future, if I were to have a premonition, which isn't likely but I believe it is possible, it would be of the Unifying Force...and in truth, it does connect each and every personal Force with the Living Force, it is what binds them together. In binding both the living and personal Forces, the future can be reached... Which leads to the Living Force. The Unifying force connects the Living and personal Forces, and the Living Force connects all individual personal Forces. The living Force is of the here and now, when you are told to concentrate on the moment, you are attuning yourself with the living Force...Think of your life as a book, the very letter your on is the one you are paying attention to at the present time, if your on chapter five chapter 4 is of the past. Living in the moment every moment and being a part of the current of the Force at that moment is being in tune with the Living Force.

We each have a personal Force, but we commonly refer to it as our souls, or our spirits, it is the Force energy we are composed Darth Sidious(and Yoda) say in Star Wars, "We are not this crude matter". I believe that when we die our specific personal energy our identity is imprinted upon dissipates when we die...unless we somehow keep it intact...but until death, I think it is safe to say that our personal Force/soul occupies our physical forms. Of course this is all theory, but I think it's valid otherwise you wouldn't be reading about it here. It is simply a perspective for you to consider. of the many things a Sith will crave and seek. I've said before that power is a necessity at the very least and a luxury at best, but this is true only for those who seek to be strong(or those who become strong as a side-effect of their beliefs{Jedi, for example})...Those who have no power of their own cannot hope to be superior to others, nor can one hope to protect those reagrded as weak without some measure of power; ironically, there are some who are inferior, but have more power than most other men/women. There are numerous forms of power, far to many to name them all here, but I must address some of the most prominent types. Control over yourself provides power, you have less limits and more choices once a degree of self-mastery is obtained; once you obtain a high degree of control over yourself, you can move on to controlling others if you so wish. There is also physical power(and I don't mean bulging, inflexible muscles), being physically powerful has nothing to do with body building either, to be powerful in this aspect you must improve upon your body's flexibility, endurance, and strength. And again, by strength I do not mean "big", soft muscles, I am talking about dense, hard, strong muscles. Useful, flexible muscles can be created by muscle toning; for some reason I don't seem to comprehend though, exercises working towards this goal seem to be used mainly by women. Don't disregard your bodies overall health either, some degree of proper nutrition can be extremely beneficial. Then there is the mental aspect of power, you can be intelligent and foolish, you can be wise and stupid, and you can even be stupid and foolish. For a Sith, intelligence, wisdom, and intellectual skills are important, I have an advantage in this area that a surprising number of people are lacking, I have a passion for reading and I enjoy figuring things out so I may come to understand them. There is also the emotional aspect to look at, I have a higher degree of control over my emotions than the average person does, and I also seek to understand them: why I have them, how they can be summoned at will, how they can be focused through sheer strength of will(which can be exhausting and is sometimes overkill/overexertion), etc. Emotions are usually deeply involved in another aspect where power may be gained: spirituality.... A Sith must bear power, but at great risk; power can be a burden, it pollunates the seeds of pride, and your pride can easily grow into a tree of arrogance and over-confidence...this is one of the greatest dangers for a Sith, this "tree" has consumed me before, as it does to all those ignorant enough to let it grow. The path of Darkness we walk is not a safe one, but there is no price to pay for being a Dark-Side Practitioner...only cause and effect. Being to weak to walk this path is a cause, its effect varies for each person, but the people seem to basically consume themselves if they are not strong enough, and they can potentially diminish themselves in every respect... ---------------------------------------------------------------------Chains. To many to count…but as a Sith, the chains serve a purpose. They motivate us to

become strong so that we may break them. I suppose the end goals are power, freedom, and an attempt to reach perfection. Power can be for its own sake, but it is also another means to another end. I would argue that without power, there is little chance of freedom. And without freedom, how can we work towards the unreachable goal of perfection. It seems that the end goals are interconnected, they rely on each other. If you possess power, you have a tool that can be used to obtain freedom. If you have freedom, you have a tool that can be used to obtain near-perfection. In obtaining these things, I have no doubt in my mind that they change us. Now the question is, will we change for better or for worse? Will we deteriorate or evolve? That is a choice I feel we all can and must make. It is the transformation spoken of in what most of us consider Sith Lore, they were the words of the fictional Sith Lord, Darth Revan. Some would argue that these things are not within our control, but I beg to differ. It‘s all a matter of choice, if you say you cannot control such things, you are likely weak and/or ignorant. If you say you choose to surrender control to the Force, that is your choice, and you must be prepared to accept the consequences, be they costly or beneficial. If you say you can control things of this nature with minimal effort, be mindful and make sure your words are not born out of arrogance or over-confidence. ---------------------------------------------------------------------I see my mind as a tool for my spirit, the mind retains knowledge, but it isn't all we are. The body is another tool for our true selves to utilize. Thinking of your body literally as a tool, the concept of honing it and gaining more physical power is less difficult to comprehend. Through our bodies, subordinate tools can be used: hammers, pens, baseball bats, lawnmowers, etc. But the body alone can only do so much, it is limited to matters of the Mundane...this is where the mind comes in: to read a book, you must use your eyes(a part of your body) to see the words, then you process the information within your mind. And like the body, the mind cannot operate alone...Like light and dark, male and female, Yin and Yang, the mind and the body our interdependent. While my spirit inhabits my body and mind, it becomes dependent on both, but perhaps immortality as a ghost can be reached by removing the spirit's reliance on the matter our physical selves are composed of. Just a thought, but who knows? ---------------------------------------------------------------------The paradox of Force Abilities...I've encountered many obsessed with a quest to gain Force "Powers", but there is a flaw in this. If you pursue only abilities, you will gain no wisdom from the Force itself, these "powers"are simply side-effects of our knowledge and real power, the Dark Side must be studied in depth, it should certainly be the higher priority; Force abilities should be secondary, they should not be the focus of your training. There is nothing wrong with honing the abilities you've obtained, but concentrating solely on those abilities means that they will not become strengthened. A certain degree of balance is required when dealing with matters of the Force, a Sith cannot limit himself to learning only certain things, a Sith should learn anything and everything that he can. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Some Sith focus on teachings that will help them only in matters of the mundane world, and others focus on the deeper, spiritual teachings, but both should be learned of extensively...what use is one without the other? I have learned throughout my life that there are hidden secrets to be found, and they cannot be

given, not by any mentor or friend, they must be gained by you for you. That may cause some to question the purpose of a Master training an apprentice...but there is a simple explanation to justify the existence of this training system: A Master has learned secrets on his own, but his purpose is to provide his apprentice with foundations to build upon; and to help the apprentice understand things that he may not yet comprehend. Some of the things a Master teaches can be learned alone, without a Master; but with the aide of a mentor, an apprentice can gain knowledge more rapidly than he/she would as a solitary practitioner. Saying this makes it apparent that learning from a Master is an advantage and a luxury, but it is not required to be a Practitioner of the Sith Ways. The advantages are quite form a bond of trust with a mentor, and this bond is difficult to break, even if you've never met face-toface, so you can use your master for advice on matters you wouldn't dare discuss with your closest friends or relatives; due to this bond, a Master and his/her apprentice become natural allies, the need to defend each others viewpoints may become something of an instinct. Some say that a Master passes on all he knows to his apprentice, and that his apprentice shares everything with his master...this isn't entirely true though. Because of the individualistic nature of all Sith, each have their secrets, each have there prefered areas of study..they both continue to grow as Sith, but they grow differently from each other. My point in telling you my perpective about this: An apprenticeship will likely be beneficial, but you can't let the absence of a mentor hold you back. As you should well know about me after reading this much of my holocron, I believe self-reliance is an extremely important element of the Sith Ways; if you aren't progressing as a Sith that is your own fault{even if you are apprenticed to someone of more experience). Something I think everyone should take to heart, "Results, not excuses." On a personal note, I had no Master for the first five years I was a Sith, and yet I am called a Sith Lord by some. Just something for you to ponder, should you cling to the notion that an apprenticeship is a necessity... ---------------------------------------------------------------------Each emotion has its advantages as well as its disadvantages, but as Sith it is my opinion that we can better overcome the disadvantages and put the advantages to use for a maximum of benefit, be it for yourself or others. I think mindful awareness of the self is key to productively utilizing one's emotions, and from personal experience I would advise you to gain a decent understanding of yourself before you choose to begin toying with your emotions and passions. To give a few short examples.... Anger *Advanatages(If anger is properly controlled) -increased physical strength -increased mental focus on a specific person, event, feeling, etc. -increased self-control -increased (but possibly temporary) connection to the Force -Increased willingness to do things you couldn't otherwise bring yourself to do. *Disadvantages(If anger is not properly controlled) -"Tunnel Vision", you become so focused that you see only what you wish to see

-Your judgement is clouded -If you believe you have more control over anger than you really do, you will become overconfident -Can lead to poor health when used excessively -Increased willingness to do things you couldn't otherwise bring yourself to do. Hate *Advantages(If hate is properly controlled) -Determination without restriction(Ruthlessness) -Increased Concentration & Focus -Increased willingness to do things you couldn't otherwise bring yourself to do. *Disadvanatges(If hate is not properly controlled) -Increased willingness to do things you couldn't otherwise bring yourself to do. Fear *Advantages(If fear is kept in check) -Heightened awareness -A burning desire to be safe or ok(for lack of a better word) *Disadvantages(If fear is not kept in check) -Paranioa -Loss of focus -Physically shaky Love *Advantages(If Love is kept in check) -Undescribable ruthlessness -The ability to do something your completely against -A connection with the person or object you love *Disadvantages(If Love is not kept in check) -Sacrificing vital things for reasons unknown to you, such as: dieing in the place of a loved one, giving up a home, money or a good reputation, etc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Emotions. To control them efficiently you can't try to clamp down on them, you can't try to extinguish them; if you do, you will fail more often than not. You have to try to guide/direct them. Over exertion has often led to problems for me in attempting to control my emotions, as it may have already led you to. It's difficult to describe, but what I do is I gently guide my emotions in the direction I want them to go. I first became familiar with the concept of guiding through my interests in meditation. I have within my possession a book containing various categories of meditation, different forms of it, and explanations of why they should work. One of these meditations involved gently guiding my train of thought in the direction I wanted. The meditation is basically contemplating on chosen thoughts, ideas, or whatever else you wish to contemplate, and in the instructions for use of this particular technique, the book stated that my thoughts would inevitably wander and get off track. I new this to be true because it had happened to me often, but my solution failed more than it succeeded. I applied to much effort into trying to control my thoughts, trying to forcefully shove stray thoughts aside and summon thoughts pertaining to the subject I wished to explore. As a result of my over exertion, I would exhaust my

willl power and stop the meditation before I could begin to truly meditate. It got to be extremely irritating. It took me a while to see the parallels between my thoughts and my emotions, but the similarities are there. The book suggested that when my thoughts are derailed from the direction I want them to go in, I should simply accept that they are off track and bring my thoughts back to what I wish to contemplate. With emotions, there are still the occassions in which my anger becomes to strong for me to successfully guide, but success occurs far more than failure. When you become angry, I would suggest that you try to recognize and accept your anger, make youself aware of it as soon as you can, hopefully before it gains control. Try to calm yourself enough to think straight if you have to, but do not over exert yourself, don't be afraid of failure. Trial and error is how we grow. If you have a physical activity that might be made easier by the physical strength you gain from your anger, let the anger help you. If you wish to leave it inside, unused for another time, do so(this might be a good idea if you can think of no where to currently direct your anger, though cultivating such an emotion is risky and may make you prone to outbursts and an overall lack of control). If there is any other productive activity you can think of, be aware that you have the option of channeling your anger into it. Here I am speaking primarily of anger, but it has been my experience that this methodology is effective for any other emotion. ---------------------------------------------------------------------"Only Sith deal in absolutes." -Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master(Fictional) In "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" Jedi Master Kenobi makes an interesting assumption directed at Anakin Skywalker shortly after the young Jedi is reborn as Darth Vader, but many arguments have ensued about how true Kenobi's statement is.When Jacen Solo was becoming Darth Caedus in the "Legacy of the Force" series, I began thinking a bit more deeply on Jedi Master Kenobi's statement... In life, absolutes are rare, but I can certainly agree that Sith seem to have a preference towards these absolutes, though that can be a great hindrance due to the likelihood of self-delusion. I personally dislike unknown variables, but it is undeniable that through experience with these unknown variables we become adaptable and we learn what was once unknown to us... ---------------------------------------------------------------------Turning to the Dark can be gradual or sudden, absolute or temporary, and how it happens is truly undescribable because it is different for everyone. I turned to the Darkness because I was sick of being kind and caring when no one cared about me. I was compassionate and helpful when I was a kid and when I was a Jedi, and because of this, I was often taken advantage of(most notibly by my peers). My self conversion was gradual, when I finally decided to commit myself to the Sith Ways I had completely converted to the path of I now walk...

The fictional tales of Star Wars offer beautiful examples, though they tend to be more dramatic than the stories of Sith such as myself. Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight...his life was a tragedy until he became Darth Vader, Sith Lord, and even then it was tragic; he could never reach his full potential because of his servere injuries given to him by his former Master, Jedi Master Kenobi. Darth Revan, he turned to the Dark Side to protect the Galaxy. Like Lord Revan, Jacen Solo became Darth Caedus, Sith Lord to save the Galaxy from itself. Darth Bane took up Sith Training because he was able to acknowledge that in the end, you have only yourself. Darth Krayt, yet another who became a Sith Lord so he could save the Galaxy from destroying itself. Turning a person to the Dark Side is difficult, it requires a great mastery of manipulation as well as a deep understanding of how people think; manipulation is very consequential in matters of this nature, a person will not be forcefully turned one way or the other, it is a matter of making someone choose the path you desire them to walk. Very few have the wisdom and selfconfidence to do this, it has only been done successfully by the most cunning. I question the point of converting people to the Sith Way, personally, but it is an interesting line of thought to contemplate. ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Sith Code of fiction is, in a way, a set of guidelines that can lead to (near) perfection. Not only can it be applied to long-term matters, it can also be applied to any situation we may come across. However, it is a work of fiction, not a code many strictly adhere to. I still find it to be useful though useful though... Peace is a lie; there is only Passion Through Passion; I gain Strength Through Strength; I gain Power Through Power; I gain Victory Through Victory; my Chains are broken The Force shall free me.

This code could be interpreted any number of ways, all of them useful. It can indeed be applied to any situation a human may come across. It is useful, yet we are not bound to it. That is the nature of all tools and assets, they are useful, but we don't depend on them; dependence external and internal tools is just another chain we sometimes place on ourselves. Peace is a Lie, there is only Passion Just as is bluntly stated here, peace is a lie, an illusion, a concept conjured by the compassionate through a thought process known as wishful thinking. Under the illusion of peace, passion can be found. During a period of peace, passion is always rustling about, just under the surface. And when passion arises, the comforting notion of peace is torn away. Passion is always there, and just like the darkness in the shadows of the light, it will never leave. While I adhere to no code, I seem to wholeheartedly agree with the points made in the Sith Code, as will become more evident in my interpretations. Through Passion, I gain Strength Passion, as I understand it, is a part of us, eternally ingrained into each and every person. I think that the word passion, when used in the Sith Code, is meant to encompass passion itself, along with the entire spectrum of emotions; from anger to happiness, from hate to love. The emotions can be suppressed, ignored, or…examined in an effort to better control them, the end goal being to be capable of bending them to my will, and making them tools for reaching my goals(yes, it sounds rather cliche, and perhaps it is, but it is also logical in my mind). In gaining control, my strength will, theoratically, be augmented to a further degree. Through Strength, I gain Power In strengthening aspects of myself, more possibilities become available for me. Regardless of what a person can come across, be it a situation, object, trait, or otherwise, having more strength than it means you have power over it. The problem with Sith is that while power is necassary and sought after, it also has great potential to corrupt. My personal solution, for now, is to be as brutally honest with myself as possible, and painfully mindful of everything I choose to do; this method of analysis is by no means full proof, but it acts as an aid to help me know myself, my limits, and my weaknesses. Power can be viewed as a means to an end, which I find to be true…if I have a specific goal in mind, more power means that my goal is not as difficult to attain; from another viewpoint, power can be seen to be a purpose and goal in and of itself…in my opinion, this is also true, gaining power can be a goal, and having power might be its own purpose..power for the sake of power; that in itself is a victory Through Power, I gain Victory In gaining power and applying it properly as well as intelligently, I can gain victory in any situation. Some situations may not seem as if they are to be won or lost, but if there is a possibility of gaining something then a victory is possible. Power comes in many different forms, all of which are applicable, but only if I know what kind of power might better suit my situation. In obtaining victory, I gain more power. This is a beneficial paradox, as the cycle continues. Defeat is only defeat if I don‘t learn, because learning also benefits me, and seen from this perspective I can‘t ever truly be defeated unless I choose ignorance over knowledge.

Through Victory, my Chains are broken Due to the round-about cycle of power and victory, I will theoratically brake the chains that shackle me, one by one. There are obvious chains, such as society, equality, lack of productive conflict, etc.; and there are subtle chains such as self-doubt, self-esteem, uncontrolled emotions, overfed pride, etc. As a Sith, I believe that part of what it means to be a Sith is to continually break these chains. I feel the need to find my limits and go beyond them. This all leads to the end goal of most Sith. Victory is absolutely dependent on the will power of the individual, it all hinges on choice. The Force shall free me Freedom and near perfection is my main goal in life. Over time, learning about and controlling my passions, then gaining strength from the passion and, in turn, gaining power through use of my strength, I will gain the ultimate victory. The whole of Sith Philosophy revolves around this, and as such I regard it as the highest priority for a Sith. It is all I strive for, all I suffer for, all I live for, and all I will die for. ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Jedi Code is viewed by many to be in direct contradiction to the Sith Code, and in a few ways it is, but there are also ways in which they coincide. The thing to be kept in mind when examining/studying codes is this: no code should be strictly adhered to, to do so is simply to place another chain upon yourself. I think that the value of a code is in an individuals interpretations of it, and it can be very interesting, as well as beneficial, to see what you interpretations are when they are guided along a particular line of thought. For this reason, I offer my interpretations of the Jedi Code. There is no Emotion; there is Peace There is no Ignorance; there is Knowledge There is no Passion, there is Serenity There is no Chaos; there is Harmony There is no Death; there is the Force There is no Emotion; there is Peace The majority of Jedi believe that the chaotic emotions of a human have no place in a state of Peace. The emotions are still there, and Jedi wise enough to acknowledge this are growing in numbers. Emotion is always there, but the Jedi choose not to factor it into their actions or use it for fuel or motivation. When the Force Traditions were still being developed as Realist lifestyles, many Jedi believed that their emotions should be suppresed or ignored. Over the years, they have progressed, learned, and refined their path. They listen to, feel and acknowledge their emotions now, but do not allow their decisions to be influenced. However, in this respect the Jedi and the Sith have evolved in a similar fashion, with only subtle differences. I, as a Sith, feel my emotions and acknowledge them, but I also factor them into my decisions, ask myself why I‘m feeling whatever I might be feeling, and decide whether or not it will serve as fuel for my current activities or be cultivated and strengthened for later use. This may seem dangerous or reckless to some, but that is why control and discipline are crucial factors in any aspect of training as a Sith. There is no Ignorance; there is Knowledge Ignorance is bliss, but neither Sith nor Jedi seek bliss, they seek understanding, knowledge,

comprehension, and these things all bring about pain, burden, and hardship. The Jedi seek to overcome these difficulties through the strength of love and compassion, and I, as a Sith Practitioner, do my best to embrace and understand the pains themselves. Ignorance also seems to breed difficulties, especially for those on a spiritual path. Knowledge itself can be considered power, in a sense, but like all other forms of power, it is useless if not acquired and properly applied. All in all, knowledge rather than ignorance is prefered among most, even those that are particularly ignorant. There is no Passion, there is Serenity Some consider passion and emotion to be synonymous, but from my viewpoint, passion and emotion are not so inseperable as far as terminology. Passion not synonymous with emotion can be described as a strong attachment or love for something such as reading, writing, physical fitness, and some are even passionate in their endeavor to embody the Sith or Jedi Way. I passionately pursue such embodiement of the spiritual path of Sith Realism, but it would seem contradictory to the Jedi path to pursue living as a Jedi passionately. This line states that in place of such passion is serenity, a disposition free from stress, but if a Jedi tries to obtain a state of mind without such things as stress, then how will he function when stress does occur? The way I see it is easy to say, but difficult to integrate into living everyday life: If my physical body can function when and if it is in great pain, if my mind can function under extreme stress and pressure, and if ―I‖ can function even in great emotional pain, then, in theory, I can function far more efficiently when there is no burden to bear in body, mind, or spirit. So, in all honesty my ideals of serenity are not at all consisitent with the Jedi Code. In my eyes, serenity has a large potential for weakening those who pursue it. There is no Chaos; there is Harmony In a way, there is always the harmony of connection within the Force, every living creature is connected. However, it can also be said that there is always chaos, and through it we gain experience and strength. Chaos is an underlying part of living, without it we would not experience stress, unpredictable situations, or conflict(neither unproductive nor productive). Adaptability is also evidence of chaos, because without chaos there would be no need to adapt. Chaos and harmony may also be seen as polar opposites, and from what I know of duality, an absolute cannot exist without its opposite. Here, we run into the problem of reverting back to the use of dualistic terminology, which is something you may want to keep in mind. There is no Death; there is the Force True death doesn‘t really occur, in my opinion; not in the sense of becoming nothingness anyways. I think this is where the Personal Force(Sub-Aspect) largely comes into play within the Jedi Code, our personal energy that is anchored to the physical body is imprinted with the identity. When its anchor, the physical body, fails, the personal energy disperses throughout the rest of the Force, causing the loss of identity, but causing a Unity with the Force as well. That‘s my current ideal on the matter of death, but I may be wrong. ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Goal is Power. Power through Wisdom. Wisdom through Knowledge. Knowledge through Experience.

Experience through Conflict. Conflict through the Dark Side. The Dark Side is the begining, it is where Sith start on their path to power, this code seems to be a step by step summary of how a person can gain power just as the Sith code seems to be a step by step summary of how we gain freedom and work towards perfection... The Goal is Power. We are Sith, we seek power, power is the key to being free, and freedom is necessary to our attempts at reaching our full potential. The more power we gain, the more capable we are to reach our own goals. Power through Wisdom, Wisdom is something that we also seek, and it can lead to power. Becoming wise is a form of power in itself, if you are wise, you already have an advantage over most are capable of knowing things others are to stupid to comprehend or figure out. What this means is that you have more power than most others, but to gain wisdom. Wisdom through Knowledge, must first gain knowledge and learn to apply it properly. If you know how to use knowledge, you are potentially wise. If you can't apply what you learn, then what you have learned is useless, little more than a fun fact. Knowledge through Experience, But you can only gain knowledge through experience, including the knowledge to apply knowledge so that you may become wise. As is hopefully evident at this point of my interpretations, Darth Atlas' personal code is quite straightforward, each line being extremely relevant to the next. Experience through Conflict, Conflict is a means to obtain experience. There is always conflict, so there is always a way to gain experience, but only if you are willing to endure such conflict, only if you are willing to bear the weight of your experiences. Conflict through the Dark Side. And it all starts with the Dark Side, so because we are Sith, we have, theoratically, already placed ourselves upon the path to power. However, I believe the key to using this code for a beneficial outcome is having the ability to learn... These are my personal interpretations of Darth Atlas's personal Sith Code. ---------------------------------------------------------------------The following is a personal meditation technique I sometimes utilize for attuning myself to the Darkness as I view it to be from my perspective. It is relatively simple, and quite short. I prefer not to have a set time for any methods I use, though I tend to meditate for at least half an hour, regardless of what technique I am putting to use.

Turn the lights off in the room you would like to meditate in, relax and keep your spine straight(it isn't cheating if you'd like to lean against a wall or sit in a chair). Breath deeply and slowly, empty your mind and imagine the Darkness as a kind of smoke/fog all around you. Now imagine it being absorbed by you, becoming a part of your very soul. Then take your imagination a step further and try to feel the Darkness and you merging. At this stage, simply "bath" in this darkness and allow yourself to think. You can guide your thoughts or let them come up and examine them. Do this for as long as you like. Don't feel rushed to end the meditation, but at the same time do not feel like you've got to do this for hours as such a notion is likely to overwhelm you.


Holocron of Darth Atlas Darth Atlas, that is the name I have taken for myself as a Sith Lord. Yes I am a Sith, I have chosen to be Sith and my choices have made me what I am today. The greatest tool in a humans arsenal is that of choice. I am a Sith and yet I remain a devout Christian. This is easily done although you may not see it at first. As a Christian, I love God, and as a Sith I love myself. I seek to serve myself as a Sith Lord but loving and serving God does both of these for me. I love God and would do anything that he called upon me to do, so to simply carry out his will I serve that which I love therefor I serve myself. It‘s a little tough to understand but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense.By serving that which I love I gain the warmth of knowing that my service is to something Divine and Holy. This is possible even for somebody who calls himself a Sith, let‘s say you have somebody in need of help yet helping them will not give you anything. As a Sith and a Christian I would help him. Why? Because by helping him I protect that which God took time to create and therefor I serve God in my actions. So you see, being a Sith doesn‘t mean being evil or cruel. Earlier I mentioned choice. I believe in the divine power of choice that God granted all of us. I chose to be what and who I am. The Dark Side didn‘t choose me I chose it. I chose it because I seek to dive into the unknown, to find that hidden strength and power of emotion and will. There are hidden powers in the Dark Aspect and I seek to reveal them and conquer them. That is why I have chosen the Dark Side of the Force as my guide. But what of the other Archetypes of the Dark Side? What of the Krath and the Jensari? I believe that these are all just different parts of one entity that is Sith. The means may be different but in the end the goals remain the same, in the beggining the servants of the Dark Side were Sith and it will end that way to. Krath and Jensari may be different in means and philosophy, but they are still servants of the Dark Side, so they are still part of the original Sith. A Sith does not have to revel in hate and anger, I myself also take part in the feelings of Love and Joy, as does every other human being, dark student or not. But the dark aspects members all remain a part of the original Sith, if not specifically the Archetype of the Dark Aspect called Sith. Your emotions are the keys to your life and destiny. Intense feelings can help you see better and feel better than you ever have before. A basic feeling is Pain. Pain is a key to unlocking

yourself. I use pain sometimes to look deeper into myself by the use of a meditation style. I sit down and get comfortable, then I begin to think. I think about events and actions that have pained me. I revive the terrible feelings that I felt during those moments and enlarge them. completely giving in to the pain and misery that it caused me. Then I take a step back and observe, I think about why these events and actions have pained me, what about me allows these things to hurt me. I shuffle through these thoughts until I find the answers, seeing why I am pained, I accept these reasons as weaknesses and show myself that my own weakness must be blocked off if I am ever to become more protected from Pain. The Pain I feel is a sacrifice to God, he has allowed me to feel this way and it is a gift I should be grateful for. While I am grateful to Him, I accept that some pains are tests of my strength and will and I serve him by destroying these weaknesses in myself. Making myself a better Servant of God, and a better Sith. ———————————-


Holocron of Darth Necrom A Q&A session I had with Lord Virtu concerning my views of the Sith. It was done as a test of sorts to enter into the Sith Council at Darth Draconis’s Order of the Sith. Virtu: 1. Discuss how your own path has evolved from what you been taught to becoming a Sith to your future. 2. Select the three most important Sith ideals and discuss the importance of them as well as why those three are more important than others. 3. What qualities should a master possess and why are they important? Darth Necrom: 1. My journey on the path towards becoming a Sith started out with me at the old United Force forum. Here I began learning by myself. I studied the works of Master Anubium and his takes on the Force, The Sith, and how a Sith should conduct himself. The Sith have taught me that no matter what situation I might encounter the teachings of the Sith (more accurately, the Sith Code) shall guide me through it. I was never a child that was raised in a shady family life or an abusive situation, but I could find passion when searching for knowledge regarding paths that were considered dark. Darth Necrom: 2. Passion- Passion is the most, without a doubt, important thing to a Sith. We seek to be the best we can be. I have said many times before that a Sith is free to pursue any path, but he takes it upon himself to be GOOD at that path. If a Sith wants to help the poor he shall do it and do it well. If a Sith wants to take over a country and be a dictator, he shall do it and do it to the best of his abilities.Fear – A Sith, like any other human being (or creature) is confronted with fear in a day to day fashion. A Sith allows that fear to pass through him/her and give them fuel. A Sith is not blinded by fear instead they turn it into anger, which in a fight is much more productive. A Sith instills fear into his/her enemies. Many say this is evil. It is not it is merely a means to seek an end. Fear can be used to head off violence that may be costly. Therefore every Sith should know it well. Knowledge – A Sith should seek out knowledge in every form so that they may become a wiser individual. I constantly watch the news and frequent news sites. Why?

Because a person devoid of any knowledge of the world is a person out of sync with the world. Therefore they shall not be successful in their endeavors. And Sith should not tolerate such failure for long. Darth Necrom: 3. A Master should be well versed in the ways of deceit, manipulation, education, warfare, history, and philosophy. Deceit so that a Master can conduct his matters in a clandestine fashion. Manipulation so that a Master may always get what he needs to further his goals. Education so that a Master may always teach new Sith the ways of the Sith and how they relate to life. Warfare so that a Master may be well versed in the complexities of combat. Warfare may entail individual combat or combat where large amounts of troops are to be commanded. History so that a Master may have an abundant source of knowledge at his command. Knowledge of the past is critical if one is to do anything in the present. Philosophy so that a Master may know a wide variety of views and perspectives so that he/she may combat any known threat that may arise mentally. physically, or spiritually. —————————— Sith Mantra I am the Dark Lord of the Sith, Lord of the Night. I am the keeper of Knowledge That has remained hidden for eons, None shall comprehend that which I protect, None that is except for those I have chosen. I alone am the Keeper of this most powerful magic, That which binds the Galaxy and the Universe. The Chaos, the Rune weaves into that which may be understood. It is the only true magic in the Universe. I am the Lord of Illusion. I am in all places at all times and in no places at no time. When you think you have found me – You have not. When you believe you understand me – You do not. When you think you have bested me – You have already lost. Behold the might of deception! —————————— Manipulation I cannot claim to be a master of deception, but I have many tricks that I use: 1. Use gradual manipulations. Don‘t force your hand to be played to quickly. 2. Let them always think they are on top. 3. Don‘t always do the manipulations yourself. If possible have a friend/acquaintance relay your ―tampered with‖ information to the person being manipulated. This is good for 2 reasons: One the person can now blame someone other than you if your attempts are discovered. Two the person might not trust you if he keeps seeing you all over the place. 4. If possible mess with their head. They, in a shaken state of mind, might make decisions which are of advantage to you. 5. Become their friend. The closer you are to them the more secrets you might discover about them that would be able to be put to use under your control.These are just suggestions. I have used many of them, but your situations might be different and therefore you wouldn‘t be able to use them. These are my ways, but what of yours? —————————— Darkness the True Good? Man has always been afraid of the dark. He fears what he cannot see, what is beyond his own power. This is the reason why most and all things associated to darkness are considered evil. I find it interesting that man, a being that is surrounded in darkness for the first few months of his existence, cannot come to a better relationship with the dark and has

no real interest to ever do so (except for a few, of course). I think the underlying problem is that man sees in stereotypes (light,dark, even grey). Why is the light considered so good? I believe I have found that answer. Man must have something to aid him in the conquest of that which he doesn‘t know. But is he really conquering anything? Yes it might seem that with the light the mysteries are understood, the problems solved. But what if the real mystery was in the darkness itself? How then can man truly understand? The answer is that he cannot (at least not using this strategy). Man must turn now to darkness. But he cannot be consumed by it. One must walk the dark paths of the universe and one must understand them and why they exist. We must learn not to limit ourselves in our beliefs. We must learn that,sometimes, in darkness there is hope and shelter. And in turn that,sometimes, in light there is suffering and death. If we are to solve any of the worlds problems we must learn that darkness has its purpose and we must not shy away from it (but not be consumed either). I guess what I‘m trying to say is this: We must clothe ourselves in darkness, but be ready to jump head first into the light. ———————————―Loneliness is the poverty of self, solitude is the richness of self‖ The power of Solitude Solitude, like silence, is a lost art in our society. We view solitude as a weakness because we think that an individual not congregating with others equates to that individual not holding any power over the others he or she is communicating with. Nothing could be farther from the truth. However I‘m not saying that talking to a great number of people is wrong; I‘m just saying that our society favors social ties for all the wrong reasons. Going back to solitude, many ancient civilizations favored solitude, and silence for that matter, as being a means to keep ones self safe from others. If you knew something that others would either be harmed for or would gain something over you, you would often times take a vow of silence and solitude to not utter a word of this information. Like I said above in modern times solitude and making your own path is looked down upon by others because they want you to join their cause either to bolster their ranks or to make themselves feel justified in their actions, often both. But I cannot stress enough the importance of going against what the ―group‖ does. One individual with common sense is harder to influence than a whole group of ignorant bystanders and due to this the group will single out this resistance in often harsh ways. This is where the beauty of solitude comes in. If you master yourself to the point that you no longer need the group than you will not be affected by their actions unless you choose to be. I cannot yet claim to have mastered solitude, but I find my resistance to the draws of the group growing. I don‘t want to make it seem as if I‘m antisocial, or anything of that matter, because I love being in the company of others. What I mean when I speak of solitude and ―going against the group‖ is that when the group does something or is going to do something that doesn‘t favor yourself you need to have the discipline built up to combat their propaganda. -Darth Necrom

Book Five

The Arts of Sith Meditation Self-Reflection Sith Meditation

There is a place within you, a place as briskly clean as ice on a mountain top, cool and remote. Find that high place, and look down within yourself; breath that clean icy air as you regard your guilt and shame. Do not deny them; observe them. Take your horror in your hands and look at it. Examine it as a phenemenon. Smell it. Taste it. Come to know it only as you can, for it is yours and it is precious. Handle your emotions. Dissect them, reassemble them, do anything with them to your pleasure. You may still feel them, they may even be there more noticeable than before, but these emotions, no longer will they have the power to cloud your mind. Do anything in this place within yourself. That cold distance-the mountain top within yourself-that is the first key to the power of the Sith. To those that have read Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, this should seem familiar, this is the first technique Sidious taught to Darth Vader. I have used this method of meditation often and have found it to be very effective. My cold distance is a shiny metallic room, bright with the white glare of the snow outside of it. This room is at the top of my mountain.There is a large opening, almost as if it were a...hanger I suppose. --------------------------------

A Variant of "Dark Side" Meditation I have studied many different things, including energy. I have studied Psi in particular, that has been most fruitful for me. One form of meditation that I have devised uses the Psi Construct "Psi Balls". I'll generally sit in a dark room with no distractions, and focus on creating the construct. I picture red and black energy flowing throughout me, filling my body, and channeling through my arms, into and out of my hands, forming the construct. All the while, I try to feel my emotions channeling during the energy transference, so that I might enchance the strength of the construct. Once I have created a sturdy construct, I imagine all of my "light" energies colored white and light blue, gathering within the construct. Once I feel the Psi Ball can hold no more "light sided" energies, I gather my angers by picturing what angers me the most, and use that strength to CRUSH the construct, and "kill" the light within it.

This helps me focus more on my emotions, and to practice moving my emotions and energies inside of me. I believe that it helps me gain control over my body and mind and spiritual energies. I also try to feel my heartbeat. During the meditation, I can not only feel my heartbeat, but I can feel where my heart is. It's pretty neat, and I think all of you should try it, because it's definitely helped me at the very least to focus. ------------------------------

Feeling the Force through Meditation Step 1: Comprehension The first step in learning to feel the Force is understanding what exactly you are about to do. The Force is something that is always in you, and you can, by force of will, move it in different directions through your body. The feeling itself can be described as a rush, or more to the point, like falling in love. You will feel light. You might say, you feel "enlightened". The method is about raising energy up through you, and therefore raising your senses to a higher level. Step 2: Breathing Breathing is important in many spiritual endeavors. Martial arts, meditation, etc. Here you will apply breathing to filling yourself with energy. First, sit comfortably, with your back straight and perpendicular to the floor. Rest your hands in your lap, one cupped inside the other. Now, taking deep breaths, inhale through your nose and imagine light and energy flowing into you and filling you up. Exhale out your mouth and imagine darkness or empty space coming out of you. Repeat that step until you can see in your mind's eye that your body is filled with light energy. Step 3: Focus Imagine all the energy that has filled your body starting to gravitate toward the base of your spine. See it collect there and concentrate itself into a small point of focused energy. Take as much time as you need to do this step and the one before it. Step 4: Elevation Allow the point of energy to begin rising up through your body along your spine. This is where the feeling of flowing energy will manifest itself. As it travels up through you, you

may begin to have a sense of elation. If not, take your time, repeating the first 3 steps. You may not feel anything yet, but with practice you will. Step 5: Release The energy will rise to the top of your head. Next you must allow it to break free from your body. Allow the energy to flow out of you, like a river fed by the point of energy at the base of your spine. Also allow that point of energy to be fed by the Force around you, so that an infinite continuous stream of energy is flowing up through you and out. Step 6: Relaxation By now, if you have been successful, you will understand why I described it as feeling like falling in love. Now that you have achieved this feeling, it's time to relax and let go of it. Allow the flow of the energy to slow, gradually. Take deep breaths. Allow the flow to stop. Move your body a little at a time. Because the experience can sometimes be so powerful, moving too quickly can be disorienting. Allow yourself to ease out of the experience, getting up only when you feel normal again. Step 7: Practice You may or may not have been successful in feeling the Force. Most are able to feel something on their first try, but for some, including myself, it took many practice sessions before being able to truly feel the rush. In time, you may even have the ability to experience this flow at will, even during daily activities. -------------------------------------------


Healing Meditation

Originally posted by Lithiniel: I have yet to find out if this works for anyone else, nor have I quite replicated the results...then again, there hasn't been a need to. I'll start with the technique itself, then I'll explain the situation surrounding my discovery of this technique, if it's a valid one. I'd like other people to try it, as applicable, and give me some feedback. This is primarily for physical injury, though I believe it can be used to some effectiveness for illness. There may need to be a certain amount of adrenaline in the system, or something, for it to work properly. Here it is: lie on your back, hands folded on your chest like a corpse. Breathe deeply, as slowly and steadily as you can without straining. Rather than focusing on thoughts of healing, keep the idea in the back of your mind, then let yourself slip deeper and deeper into your trance. There may come a point where everything slows down so much, you feel like you might die if your heart rate/breathing get any slower. If you have fear, this will not work. Your body will continue doing what it's supposed to as you relax into this meditation;

in other words, you're not going to die, no matter how convinced you may be of this at the time. Once you cross that threshold, you will likely enter a state somewhere on the verge of sleep. It is neither sleeping nor meditating, but a little of both. When you come out of it (set an alarm) you should feel as rested as if you've slept, and if not completely healed, you will have less pain/discomfort. Now, here's my story: I was driving home from work under bad conditions. Roads were slick, my tires were nearly bald, I was mad because my relief didn't show on time, and I hadn't had much sleep the previous day (I was working night shift at the time.) Taking a relatively simple turn the way I usually did landed my car nosefirst in a ditch. My chest hit the steering wheel before the seat belt kicked in, and I believe my sternum was cracked. I managed to limp the car home, but I was in total shock. I had a surplus of adrenaline, which dulled the pain, but what I really wanted was to get to bed and deal with the car thing later. I tried to call in to work, but when I told them I was in a car wreck, instead of asking if I was ok, they said, "You'll still be in tonight, right?" (In retrospect, I should have told them to eat massive quantites of dog feces, but being me, I didn't, and agreed to work anyway.) My friend had given me a half a Xanax just to get me calm enough to even think about sleep. (Anyone who knows me knows that I'm about as anti-prescription drug as you can get, so the fact that I took it is saying something about my mental state at the time. Not that I didn't know what I was doing, but that I felt I needed chemical help calming down so I could get enough sleep to deal with work.) Anyway, not only did my chest hurt nearly enough to bring me to tears (there's only two kinds of pain that make me cry -- womanly pain, or a particularly bad toe-stubbing. Also getting hit in the nose, but that's not technically crying...that's my eyes watering because the tear ducts got hit, too,) but I was starting to get a sinus infection on top of that, and I was still waiting on the adrenaline to flush itself out of my system. Which, had my relief shown up on time, I would have had sufficient time for, and still gotten my sleep. But I digress.... Finally, the Xanax counteracted the adrenaline, and I was ready to lie down. I had just finished reading a Star Wars book, and it occurred to me that it would be really cool if you could actually do the healing meditation. I set my alarm and started the meditation as outlined above. There did come a point where I thought seriously for a moment that I was going to die. Then, I decided I didn't much care at that point in time, and I let go of that fear. Once I was past that, it wasn't long before I was completely unconscious. When I recovered, it was precisely one minute before my alarm was set to go off. The pain in my chest had considerably lessened, and all symptoms of an oncoming cold (scratchy throat, stuffy nose, etc.) had vanished completely. I still don't know precisely what the mechanics of this were, or if it might have been the particular chemical interaction of Xanax with adrenaline, or simply the presence of adrenaline itself. I'm not sure if this would work as well if there were not some sort of traumatic injury involved. Anybody had any experience with this sort of thing? Thoughts? Maybe I'm just a loony? ----------------------------------------------

The complete breath.. The Yogi Complete Breath is the fundamental breath of the entire Yogi Science of Breath, and the student must fully acquaint himself with it, and master it perfectly before he can hope to obtain results from the other forms of breath mentioned and given in this book. He should not be content with half-learning it, but should go to work in earnest until it becomes his natural method of breathing. This will require work, time and patience, but without these things nothing is ever accomplished. There is no royal road to the Science of Breath, and the student must be prepared to practice and study in earnest if he expects to receive results. The results obtained by a complete mastery of the Science of Breath are great, and no one who has attained them would willingly go back to the old methods, and he will tell his friends that he considers himself amply repaid for all his work. We say these things now, that you may fully understand the necessity and importance of mastering this fundamental method of Yogi Breathing, instead of passing it by and trying some of the attractive looking variations given later on in this book. Again, we say to you: Start right, and right results will follow; but neglect your foundations and your entire building will topple over sooner or later. Perhaps the better way to teach you how to develop the Yogi Complete Breath, would be to give you simple directions regarding the breath itself, and then follow up the same with general remarks concerning it, and then later on giving exercises for developing the chest, muscles and lungs which have been allowed to remain in an undeveloped condition by imperfect methods of breathing. Right here we wish to say that this Complete Breath is not a forced or abnormal thing, but on the contrary it is a going back to first principles-a return to Nature. The healthy adult savage and the healthy infant of civilization both breathe in this manner, but civilized man has adopted unnatural methods of living, clothing, etc., and has lost his birthright. And we wish to remind the reader that the Complete Breath does not necessarily call for the complete filling of the lungs at every inhalation. One may inhale the average amount of air, using the Complete Breathing Method and distributing the air inhaled, be the quantity large or small, to all parts of the lungs. But one should inhale a series of full Complete Breaths several times a day, whenever opportunity offers, in order to keep the system in good order and condition. The following simple exercise will give you a clear idea of what the Complete Breath is: Stand or sit erect. Breathing through the nostrils, inhale steadily, first filling the lower part of the lungs, which is accomplished by bringing into play the diaphragm, which descending exerts a gentle pressure on the abdominal organs, pushing forward the front walls of the abdomen. Then fill the middle part of the lungs, pushing out the lower ribs, breastbone and chest. Then fill the higher portion of the lungs, protruding the upper chest, thus lifting the chest, including the upper six or sever. pairs of ribs. In the final movement, the lower part of the abdomen will be slightly drawn in, which movement gives the lungs a support and also helps to fill the highest part of the lungs. At first reading it may appear that this breath consists of three distinct movements. This, however, is not the correct idea. The inhalation is continuous, the entire chest cavity from the lowered diaphragm to the highest point of the chest in the region of the collarbone, being expanded with a uniform movement. Avoid a jerky series of inhalations, and strive to attain a steady continuous action. Practice will soon overcome the tendency to divide the inhalation into three movements, and will result in a uniform continuous breath. You will be able to complete the inhalation in a couple of seconds after a little practice. Retain the breath a few seconds.

Exhale quite slowly, holding the chest in a firm position, and drawing the abdomen in a little and lifting it upward slowly as the air leaves the lungs. When the air is entirely exhaled, relax the chest and abdomen. A little practice will render this part of the exercise easy, and the movement once acquired will be afterwards performed almost automatically. It will be seen that by this method of breathing all parts of the respiratory apparatus is brought into action, and all parts of the lungs, including the most remote air cells, are exercised. The chest cavity is expanded in all directions. You will also notice that the Complete Breath is really a combination of Low, Mid and High Breaths, succeeding each other rapidly in the order given, in such a manner as to form one uniform, continuous, complete breath. You will find it quite a help to you if you will practice this breath before a large mirror, placing the hands lightly over the abdomen so that you may feel the movements. At the end of the inhalation, it is well to occasionally slightly elevate the shoulders, thus raising the collarbone and allowing the air to pass freely into the small upper lobe of the right lung, which place is sometimes the breeding place of tuberculosis. At the beginning of practice, you may have more or less trouble in acquiring the Complete Breath, but a little practice will make perfect, and when you have once acquired it you will never willingly return to the old methods. -----------------------------------------------\\

Stamina Meditation

When im going to run for longer distances or when i practice or play games, i have a great meditation technique that can really sustain me and allows me to keep my strength longer than usual. First i find a place where im alone...then i close my eyes and focus on the thing that makes me angrier than anything else, i let my thoughts dwell on that for a while, all the while my anger keeps growing. Then i focus on the person that makes me angriest of all and repeat the process, i will still have the anger from the first session and the new anger is added to that. I also try to cram in a memory that fills me with hate. Then i simply feed on these emotions and when im about to start doing whatever im supposed to do; i let it all out. The anger serves as a fuel center when im feeling tired, it is harder to concentrate when ure tired so then u reach into ur anger and u will get an extra energy boost and will be able to focus better. the length of these sessions varies since i sometimes have to lock myself in a bathroom to get privacy but the longer the better it works great.... Posted by Lithiniel: I have heard of this meditation before, in many forms and varieties. Generally, an anger/hate focusing meditation is done standing or walking, due to the discomfort factor. The theory being, of course, that when relaxed, you find peace, and when uncomfortable, you find not-peace. I believe Lord Moor had outlined a fairly basic variant of this type of meditation at the FA;

hopefully Lord Draconis has found it in the archives and included it here. There are two types of meditations I have used following these lines. One draws on negative energies, while the other is more neutral. I prefer the second one because anger/hate can really bind up your ch'i, which can cause a number of illnesses if you don't rectify it. Meditation one: To do this, you approximate conditions of an institution that restrains your freedom. Duration is 1-2 days. You don't spend the entire time in meditation, just part of it. Make sure that you're in reasonable health if you're going to attempt this, and please refrain from doing this one if you're under about 16, because it is stressful on the body and requires fasting for the duration. (Don't want to stunt anyone's growth. Can you imagine a short Sith? Hehe.) Mark the time/date when you start. You should practice this for at least 24 hours, but no more than 48. After 48 hours, your body will overload on stress and you'll either crash and burn or you'll become unpredictable, unfocused, and possibly violent. From the time you start, eat nothing. You can drink water, but no soft drinks. If you smoke, you'll have to refrain for the duration. You can interact with friends and family, but it's best if you don't go anywhere, because you can be easily distracted when putting your body through this. Sleep and/or meditate lying down at random intervals. When you sleep or meditate, leave lights on and put on the most annoying radio station or TV channel you can think of. Play it at a volume you can't ordinarily sleep or meditate through. Do this at all times of the day or night. I would say about 3 hours of being up and active to 20-30 minutes of meditation/sleep. At night (or whatever your normal sleep time is,) stay awake until you can't anymore and get up way too early. About 20-30 hours into it, begin to focus on an idea or a word. You're programming yourself to respond to this. You can choose the word, or one may come to you at random. In spite of your lack of restful sleep, food, and your usual vices, you should feel relatively clear-headed and energetic. Remember, once you have your "power word," you should repeat it to yourself while meditating. At the end of the project, your base energy level should be appreciably (but not drastically) higher, and using your "power word" should recall a higher state of energy still. Again, DO NOT do this longer than 48 hours, if you're under about 16, or if you're ill or prone to mental disturbance. Also, don't practice this particular exercise more than once or twice a year, at least six months apart. Overuse of this exercise can lead to a psychotic break. That's a bad thing. The other technique is much simpler: Sit in a comfortable position with your feet flat on the floor. It is preferable to not wear shoes or socks, because you want as direct a connection with the ground as possible. Use a mudra or cup your right hand in your left, palms up, with your thumbs touching; this creates a circuit through which you will conduct this energy. Your focus is pure energy from the surroundings. I prefer to focus on the Earth energies because they are naturally calmer, but still primarily unrefined. (This also works before or during a thunderstorm, if you prefer that sort of energy. The difference is subtle; Air/lightning energies are wilder and less predictable, but still useable.) Use whatever breathing technique seems best. I use the four-count to start with, then simply breathe slowly and deeply. (Four-count breathing technique: breathe in for a slow count of four, hold for a slow count of two, then breathe out for a slow count of four. Pause before you inhale again.) As you begin to breathe in, visualize the energy you want flowing through you (usually white light, which is both protective and healing.) It starts coming in through the soles of your feet, then moves up the body, into your other extremities. Picture the energy

circulating throughout your body. When you breathe out, release less energy than you took in, so that you have a small surplus of it in your system. The entire exercise should take somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes, or until you feel you've taken enough. You should feel refreshed and motivated, ready to tackle whatever is on your plate for the immediate future. (Slight warning: thoughts going beyond the immediate future can make you feel overwhelmed, so focus on one thing at a time.) When you have exhausted this energy, or accomplished your task, you can naturally release whatever is left over with a similar technique. Simply reverse the meditation, keeping your palms up, and visualize the leftover energy being discharged through your palms as you breathe out. Hope those help. ------------------------------------------------------


Sit in a comfortable position and begin breathing deeply. Feel the air rush through your nose and into your lungs. Now focus your eyes on the tip of your nose while feeling the air rush into your nose. Now look at the tip of your nose, feel the air coming in through your nose and focus on your lungs contracting. Do this for a minute and your mind will become clearer and you will be centered in your body. -------------------------------------


A General

While meditating over the past year or so, I have slowly come to find that, in the initial part of my meditation, I descend into a dark cavern. In this cavern, there is a large placid lake with only a small flat stone sitting in the center. Upon this stone is where I sit. While I am in this cavern, I am at once transported away from the waking realm. Now, depending on whatever meditation I may be practicing, it all stems from this cavern deep within the Earth. At one point, I came up with the theory that the Dark Side, as a storm of the fiery emotion we have all felt, had an central calm "eye".

From this "eye", I am able to manipulate the darkness towards my ends. Now, to tie it together: It is beneficial to find a place to take yourself, while meditating, that is most conducive to your own spirit; that is, wherever you are truly capable of tapping into the Dark Side at its "source", a place where you find that the darkness can freely and easily flow. Granted, it may take a while to find this place, but perhaps, in speculation, it functions later on as a mental queue, one that tells your mind that waking consciousness must turn off in order to allow the other aspects of your awareness to awaken. Again, speculation on my part, but something that might yield interesting results later on. -Vallen

Book six The Book of The Sith Arts Force Techniques Controlling the Force {C.T.F.}

Note: Written by Darth Invisus

I. Gathering The Force:

First off pick something, something that seems to have a lot of energy working for it. Examples being: the sun, the moon, the earth, the water, or the air. I‘m going to use the air for this demonstration considering it is easiest for me and easiest to be in contact to considering you have to breathe it to live. Now that you have something picked out the next thing you must be able to do is visualize. You know, picture it in your head, imagine, if you will, the force in the air, not the air itself, but the force IN the air. Picture it however you think it would look there is really no wrong way to visualize it if it works for you. Now that you are picturing it in the air, picture it coming towards you, and entering your body. Now visualize it forming a pool of sorts inside your stomach or right

where your chest meets your stomach. If you picture it in your stomach then you might get a little nauseous or stomach cramps and may have to go to the bathroom. If you do, then stop right there and fix the problem if you have to go to the bathroom go to the bathroom, if you‘re nauseous take a tums or an off brand or if you don‘t have access to that eat a piece of bread slowly, if cramps you may have to go to the bathroom or eat something. If you gather it where your chest meets your stomach then your heart rate may drastically increase. If that be the case stop right then and there and start visualizing it lower. I don‘t want anyone having a heart attack and blaming me. Another likely side effect no matter where you stored the force is a small headache or heartburn. For the heartburn I would recommend the tums also however the bread will not work for the heartburn if you get the headache an Ibuprofen, an Advil, or a Liver Killer, errrrr….I meant Tylenol, will do the trick. Once you have fixed the problem get back to where you left off. If you have problems then let all the force go and then pull it back in and repeat this a few times until you don‘t have any more side effects. It‘s just like physical exercise if you don‘t use it then it might hurt for a while until you get used to using it. Another thing that might happen is you get exhausted and fall asleep….let me tell you…this is one of the best naps you will ever have. If you have pain then it will go away in time and more practice, just don't over-exert yourself that WILL most likely cause pain. That concludes the ―Gathering the Force‖ portion of the guide. This is a necessary step for ALL basic Force skills and some not basic. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

II. Force-Spheres:

OH JOY!!!! NOW WE GET TO DO THE FUN STUFF!!!!....well….more amusing then just gathering the force, because now….. We get to use it! What is a Force-ball?….Here the obvious answer that anybody should know: It‘s a ball of the force……ooooh…. but now I‘ll tell you how to make one. First, gather the force. Now, if you haven‘t got the first step don‘t even try it cause I‘m pretty sure it‘s impossible unless you‘re somehow already good enough to channel the energy straight through to the ball. Gather the force in your stomach or wherever again and just keep it there for a minute. Now cup your hands like you‘re holding a small ball, The smaller it is the easier it is, once you have done that visualize the force inside of you again only this time see it going up out of your stomach or wherever and out into your shoulders and down out of your arms and forming a ball in your hands. At this time you should feel something. Normally it is either warmth coolness or a tingling feeling. Your hands are not required to make a force-ball, but it does help beginners to visualize and feel the force-ball to know it‘s there. That‘s all there really is to making a force-ball, but don‘t think that means it‘s easy there are some people who have to struggle to get it right, and this is important, DO NOT EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO SEE IT YET!!! If you can see yours first try then you ought to be praised ALOT. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

III. Shaping, Shelling, and Moving it:

Shape it Make a Force-Ball but instead of leaving it as a ball, visualize it becoming something else, Like a cube, or a cylinder or anything you want, some people have sculpted little cars out of the force. It's just like playing with play dough except you mold it with your mind instead of your hands. Just like with the foce-ball you hands aren't necessary but they do help.

Shell it Now that you've got the basics there, make it hold it's shape, to do this without too much concentration, you need to shell it. To do this you need to visualize it becoming hard, completely solid, or just having a hard shell around it…kinda like the chocolate shell stuff you put on your ice-cream and watch it get hard as it gets colder. Once you have done that you've shelled it.

Move it Ok now time for some fun with the force-balls. Unless you're already REALLY good with them they might not be able to interact with anything yet but this is still fun. Since you've already got the construct made just visualize it circling around in the air make it do loopdee-loops or act like they're falling just to pull up at the last minute splat someone with them or whatever you want to do. This may seem silly but eventually you'll get good enough that the force-shape can interact with other things. (Make tingly, warm, or cold feeling to people other then yourself and other force users) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IV. Making it your Slave(Programming):

I‘ve read many ways to program a force-ball/Construct. One way I‘ve read about programming is what I call the ―Right Click Method‖. I‘m not sure what it‘s actually called, but "Right Click" fits what it does the best. On a computer when you right click a menu comes down of options to choose from. Imagine one of those menus coming out of your force-ball/Construct from there you can do one of two things. 1. Imagine what you want it to do is on the list or 2. Add an area to ―type‖ in what you want it to do, and ―type‖ it. After you've done either hit "Enter". Another is called the Conceptual Method, it's easy enough you just think about what you want it to do. You don't have to put in any details on how to do it jsut what exactly you want it to do, or the feeling that it woudl give you having it done for you. The last one I can think of is called the visualization method, this method can be used for anything, so it seems like a very complicated method. When in all honesty, it's probably the easiest. All you have to do is visualize the construct doing what you want it to do. After any of these methods you have to somehow apply the programming so shelling usually works for that. There are more methods but if I listed EVERY method for EVERY ability this thing would be very VERY long. If none of these methods work for you then make your own, be creative. The basic outline for any programmed construct is its shape, how it's suposed to stay powered, how long it should stay active if not used, how it should act normally, what it should do if attacked, and it‘s main purpose. With programming you can make the Construct do ANYTHING you want, but sometimes it requires that you can do it without the aide of the construct. The construct is mainly for

holding information and carrying it out. Like a computer when it's being programmed; it will hold the information and when you want it to execute it's orders it will, but you have to be able to know how to program it. (sometimes the Sub-C does it for you which is always good.) It's almost always a good idea to program the construct so that it can use the force to regenerate itself until you wish it to no longer be a construct. NOTE: AI constructs are not a good idea until you've been working on this for at least a few months, they can end very badly if properly made with an unfortunate mixture of bad programming. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------That concludes the basics to controlling the force, once you have this mastered you can do innumerable things with it such as attack, defend, recon, and store it in physical items to be triggered later. Articles on how to do these will be posted eventually, so please be patient and be practicing. -----------------------------------------------------------------

Inlaying Constructs {Read "C.T.F." First} Note: Written by Darth Invisus

Inlaying Constructs into Physical Items: [Warning: This one is kinda random.]

Inlaying a construct into a physical object may sound a little weird or hard, but in all honesty, it's not really difficult, or uncommon. One use for it is a "ward"*. A ward is used to keep people and things away form it, and whatever it's protecting. More uses for it is making a dreamcatcher actually work, or enhancing weapons. Now that the intro is over, let's get to the D.I.Y. segment on inlaying. Start by Choosing the object you want to put a construct in and what the constructs effect would be. Now, make a force-ball. (Yeah we like our force-Balls. ^_^ ) Move it so that it's about centered, spread it out or shrink it to match the object's size and shape, then integrate it with the object. DO NOT SHELL YET!!!......pretty please......anyway.....where was I? Oh yeah.. After you've integrated it is when you start the programming. Program it however you need to, and THEN you can shell it. If it works then I did a decent article, and you just inlayed a construct inside and object.....Don't you just feel speckled. If not then one of two things happened; A. This article was too random or you to understand, or B. You need more practice. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------That's it for inlaying constructs. Tell me what you thought about this article and things you made using the information provided to you, such as my dreamcatcher that I made actually

work, in the following replies. -Darth Invisus ----------------------------

Shielding {Read "C.T.F." First}

Shielding: The first thing about shields I want to tell you about is the shape. Now, there are infinite types of shields that can be made from the skin shield, to the wing shield, to the hand shield, but I will only tell you about two of them in this section. You can do a few different things with shields too. Such as keep yourself warm, cold, block force attacks, block thoughts or emotions if you‘re a sensitive telepath or empath, and even amplify telepathic signals. Skin Shields Skin shields are among the most popular shields for beginners. To start off with this one lets only shield one small part of your body, lets use your hand. Look at your hand, now pull the force to your hand and visualize it engulfing, wrapping, or coiling around your hand, just as long as your hand is covered in the force. Now visualize the force turning into like a rock wall, kind of like the hand of Hellboy or ―The Thing‖*. As you‘re making your shield don‘t forget to program it to block out, or amplify, whatever you‘re trying to block,or amplify, with the skin shield it‘s usually just to block force attacks. *Note: If you don‘t know who he are then you‘ve probably been living under a rock so just visualize that rock AROUND your hand instead of over your head….or just google him. Bubble Shield The bubble shield is another popular one for beginners. If you‘ve been to Dollywood or Hand-on museum at least once then you‘ve probably seen if not been in one of those bubbles that goes over your entire body and you‘re on the inside. A bubble shield is pretty much the same principle with a few minor alterations. One, It‘s made out of the force not bubble solution. Two, It closes off at the bottom and top so that it doesn‘t shoot off into space like a power ranger teleport or just look like you‘re in a tube instead of a bubble. Ok, here‘s how to start. First, Pull the force to your feet. Then spread it out in a circle around you so that it‘s like you‘re standing on a plate. Now take the force on the edges of the ―plate‖ and pull them together over your head. As you‘re doing that don‘t forget to pump more of the force into it otherwise it‘s probably end up like your just stretching silly putty and tear in the middle. Again, while you‘re making the shield, don‘t forget to program it. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------That's it for sheilding, thank you for putting up with my articles, i hope you find them very entertaining and informative. ______________________________________________________________

Precognition Precognitions…Some other names for it are Precog, Premonitions, Foresight, and Foreseeing. Everyone has heard about this skill in some form or another, and it used to be widely believed. Now people have a scientific mind that is too closed and won‘t accept the possibility. Precog is a great, but scary ability to have, and yet almost everyone has a little bit of the ability practiced or not. If you are not very skilled in precognition and/or not practicing it, then more then likely it will manifest itself through dreams. It can either be Audio, Video, Touch, Smell, or just pure thoughts. My earlier ones, my better ones, had almost all of them. I'm guessing that since you're reading this article that you're wanting to know the how to part of it. Precog, even for those who it comes naturally to, is a complicated skill that will take months, if not years, of practice to do well enough to be able to make it out.

First I would suggest clearing your mind completely, you might have trouble with this if you are A.D.D. or A.D.H.D., but it IS possible. After you have cleared your mind and you are at a completely relaxing mental state, then you can charge. After you are done charging, visualize, and send the force into your head*. Now that you have a steady stream of the force directed towards your head, Ask yourself a question that you want answered that can be answered in the future, or tell yourself what you want to see in the future. Keep sending the force. Whatever you do don't TRY to see something. if you get something it'll come to YOU, you don't go to IT. If you try to see something you're imagination will kick in and overlay what you should be seeing. When you finally get a visual, audible, touch....ial..., a thought or a smell, don't forget to write it down. more then likely it will take a while for it to happen if it does. Don't just stick with one precog and wait for it to come true, keep practicing with many and see how many of them come true.

Advice: For beginners, you might want to start by instead of just clearing your mind and sitting there with your eyes closed, you might want to get to the part about asking yourself a question and then go to sleep. It gives you more elaborate information, trouble is if you're just beginning you'll have to use your own judgment to separate the precog from the dream.

*Note: I've read that sending it to the crown of your head has the best effects, of this I am not positive, because everytime I do it I send it to my forehead and use the back of

my eyelids as a movie screen.

Q. Should I trust precog?

A. Not 100% if you‘re first starting out don‘t trust them at all, just write them down forget about them(so you don‘t accidentally make it come to be through wanting it to be right) and wait for them to happen, if they don‘t just try again if they do, then that‘s great, unless you don‘t want it to happen then at least you did precog right.

Q. Should I tell people?

A. That‘s up to you. If you think what you saw needs to be changed, you trust what you saw, and you know the person you tell wont think you‘re crazy, or you can convince them your not then, yeah.

Q. How do you know you're not daydreaming when having a precog?

A. This one is a hard one to determine, but once you think about it it shouldn‘t be much trouble. Daydreaming you sit and think about, with precog it just comes to you once you call it.

Q. Should I write down my dreams?

A. Yes. Find a little notebook that nobody‘s gonna use, or make a document on your computer and write them down with a date and time to refer back to.

Q. What are the dangers to precog?

A. The dangers to precog are that you could see something you really didn‘t want to see, or that you go to change what you saw and you make it worse, or you possibly cause it. That‘s why you do extensive precognition sessions with yourself to get all the facts about why and how that something happened.

Q. Is the future in motion or is it fixed?

A. People have different opinions of this, but personally I believe it is in motion. If you couldn‘t change what‘s in the future once you know it then technically you wouldn‘t have a choice you would be MADE to make the same decision you would have if you hadn‘t seen it.

Q. Help! I foresaw my death! what do I do?

A. Simple Answer: Pray and try to prevent it. Extended Answer: PRAY,PRAY,PRAY, do your precog sessions afore mentioned, and try to prevent it. Now here‘s my question. Why were you trying to see it?

Q. Will you go foresee my future?

A. I wont unless It‘s a dire situation, or I get paid….and unless I know you in real life then I can‘t get paid.

Q. What is Déjà vu?

A. Déjà vu has a simple explanation….it‘s just a funny French word. But really Déjà

vu is just part of your brain working faster then the other part. And things seem like ―I‘ve seen this before‖ ―I‘ve heard this before‖ or something along those lines.

Q. How does it differ from precog?

A. (read above explanation), and precog is you reaching out and seeing the future, and you really HAVE "seen this before." ----------------------------------------

Force Lightning Ofcourse alot of people wonder, is force lightning possible, and i say to you, yes it is. No, blue high voltage lightning does not actually come out of your fingers, the real force lightning is invisible. Well then how do you know you are performing it you ask? you will feel it, when you start to get better, it will hurt your hand that you are throwing it at. The more you progress, you can actually zap someone, when mastered, can cause major pain. Now it will take years for that sort of mastery, so by the time you have mastered it, you will likely be mature enough to not go about using it on another human being. Now as for results, it differs, the very first time i performed this excersize i got zapping pain in my hand. For others, it may take a while, it depends on your doubt, or natural ability. Here is how i go about performing this ability: (perform these steps slowly) sit legs crossed in meditation position relax breath deeply see the force as a white mist around you see it as it turns into a darker mist/stormclouds (the dark side) watch it flow through you speed it up make it rough and jagged like lightning turn it into lightning see it make a circuit round you then stop the circuit building it up in one hand throw it into the other hand continue the circuit move your hands further away while making it jump across to continue the circuit to make it stronger continue the circuit while speeding it up and imagining more and more lightning (take this part slowly)

LESSON 2: battle use for battle use you must have already mastered the first stage to a extreme degree. Step 1: you must repeat the circuit idea. this time instead of throwing lightning into your hand, throw it AT your hand. the better you get the more this hurts. Step 2: now try calling it up without the circuit. the circuit is the beggining stage (to be taken slowly) whereas this part is faster and more advanced. instead of the circuit just picture the building it up and throwing. remember, at this point absorbing the lightning is uesless, as you aren't using the circuit. don't get worried if it is weak again now. you have to build it up again. Step 3: you must now build it up more. to do this repeat the excercise mentioned in lesson 1 (above). then when trying the instant lightning, use the same amount of lightning you have built up too in the excercise (above). Step 4: now use both hands. either aim it at your chest, or someone else. with someone else, you must attempt it in secret. if you use it and the suddenly go "ouch!" then you have managed to throw it at them. first try close then move further away. -Darth Viricus -----------------------------------------------Pyrokinesis lesson Step 1 Set a candle in a safe place (away from curtains etc) and light it. Step 2 Visualise a tunnel between you and the flame, causing all you're focus to be on the flame. You can have your eyes either open or closed for this. Step 3 Now visualise the flame going out. Feel it happening. Connect with the flame and let it go out. Like wit telekinesis, don't think - just let it happen. Concentrate yu're focus onto the flame and on the flame going out. Once you can put the flame out, do the same again, but try relighting the candle with your mind - this is much more difficult! This is the technique I used when learning pyrokinesis feel free to ask me any questions


Force Choke Hey this is just an old one from the old website. Here it is (Remember, this is copied and pasted): This is a developed quick step process to use Darth Stolas's technique specifically for Force Choke: Here is a technique, use by myself to practice force Choke. First I would start by meditating at least 30 minutes before.*This will be very tiring, as you are using a large amount of energy.* 1. Now, sit in a comfortable position. 2. Reach deep inside yourself feel your anger deep inside you. Then feel it slowly rise to the surface and overflow like a waterfall. Fill you whole body with, hate and rage. 3. Then take all of it and pack it into your dominate arm. Pack it as tight as it will go. *Your arm may tense up and start shaking but that is normal.* 4. Then focus on the throat of the person you are choking and send and focus all of that energy at their throat. Make it like a ring around their throat and squeeze it tighter and tighter. And there you have it! It wouldn't be good to do this before some strenuous task or something requireing a lot of energy. This has been developed by Telum Mors and posted at the Dark Jedi Grove. ------------------------------------------poison This is a technique i made up a few months ago its very powerful when you get this mastered so its a very useful tool. What you are going to do is basicly program the force inside of you to become poison and to kill or incapasitate a person or animal To start feel the force flowing thru you now gather some into your hand now give it the command to "poison him"or whatever your situation is then visualize the force turning into a purple mist then grab the target and relase the energy into them. Then mentaly lead the poison to where you want it to go The kind of poison made this way will start to burn up the energy in the persons body and make it harder to use so this is effective against other force users if you should ever be in a situation where you would want to poison them. If relased on or in a vital organ it will cause

the person extreme pain i dont not know the full effects of this because i test my moves on my friend and i dont wish to kill him so i removed the poison before he got really messed up However if you have a specific poison in mind give the force you have gathered the command to replicate its effects like "cut off oxygen" or "destroy the heart" or whatever poison you like tho these poisons are harder to make and control When you first start doing this you will need to make physical contact with your target but eventualy you will be able to relase it from a distance such as a few feet away then you can preform this technique with just a glance but ill explain how to do that another time ok since this technique requires great control of the force i suggest that only the more skillfull members try to do this technique -------------------------------------

Electrokinesis In this lesson i will be showing you a way to preform electrokinesis now there are a few different methods but this is the one I know and use. Now to start to get confertable you can be standing or sitting possibly lying down it doesnt matter as long as you are confertable. Take a few deep breaths to help yourself become relaxed and feel the force going thru you, after about a minuete of that visualize the force inside of you changing into electricity or lightning which ever you prefer. The importatnt part isnt just to visualize it you must feel the lightning inside of you you must feel it sparking and if you can try to hear it as well, continue to do this until you feel that you are done then return the lightning back into chi (the force) and take a few deep breaths and that it. the point of the meditation is to help your chi be able to take on the characteristics of lightning and then be used since its generated directly from the force it cannot be seen which doesnt make it any less effective i belive its more devestating if it cannot be seen To shoot it at someone (if you wish to) just change the force inside of you into lightning like you did in the meditation then project it out like you would for any other technique I hope you learned something if you have any comments or questions feel free to ask

this is part of the Grand part of the

sith,not everything could fit into one google docheres the beginningmay have to copy/paste into browser-Grand Book of the Sith part one,click here

The Seven The Book of Lessons *The Sith Path: One Interpretation*

I have read many interpretations from those who are not Sith about what it is to be a Sith, what it is to walk the Path, what the objectives are, and the assumptions of Sith morality and values. It is disheartening to think that the Path is so small as even the most agreeable explanations would be. So I guess the question is always there … what is the Sith Path, and how does it work. For my explanation I use the Sith Code as a list of challenges, of difficulties one on the Path will face. I don't use it because I think it of value, but because it is convenient. I break my own rule in this for I do not say what the Sith Path is, but more what it is not, and so I do not explain it at all. But I hope that for some, this is of value anyway. It has been for me in writing it. I have no words to describe my Path. As prolific as I am, I am left mute by trying to give it definition. I am made dumb by the simplicity of it, and the beauty. I can only ramble like some idiot child. I walk a Path beyond words, because there are no words for it, and even if there were, only those already along it would understand them, and this writing would be silly, as it would become a matter of course and not worth mentioning. But I write it to articulate thoughts I have had lately, and in the hopes that it provides some context and inspiration for those caught in one of our traps. Peace is a Lie, there is only passion. This is the beginning, and only the beginning. When one comes to question peace, they can be convinced that peace does not exist, that only the passionate self exists. It is here where many who have wandered from the Jedi Path come to rest. In my view, this is where the self proclaimed Grey and Shadow Jedi come and stop. Yes there is more, but until one can transcend this idea, this concept and see it for what it is, the first step on a Path to sight, rather than some end all - be all statement of purpose or being, there is nothing more for them on this Path. There are other Paths for those who stop here. The Sith Path is not one. Through passion, I gain strength. Drawing strength of self, of will, of desire, based on our passions, learning them, working with them, coming to commune with them in perfect unity, is one of the earliest lessons, rather easy to learn. There are more than a few who come to this Path seeking refuge from a life of suffering and abuse. They have come to this point by transcending Peace and Passion, seeing what passion can produce. They have come to stand on their own two feet, building up strength to rail against the pains and sufferings of the past. This is the second trap, for if one comes to the Sith Path too early, then this may be the first time that they have known strength from within, from the self. For some, this is enough. You can see it in those who glorify strength. They are often extreme in some aspect of life that gives them a feeling of taking control. I have seen this in body builders, martial artists who focus on winning, bullies, and commonly in many prior service Marines … these are those who have been held stuck at this level. There are many Paths for those who would stop here, but it is not the Sith Path. Through Strength, I gain Power This is the most unfortunate one for the follower of the Sith Path, for it is here that those close relatives of the Path, the Jen‘jidai are trapped. Indeed it is this trap that many associate with the Sith in general, and perhaps rightly so, for there are many both within and without who think this is the goal. It is sad to see this happen, for it is merely another trap on the Path. Power comes when strength is applied with will. It is addicting, and seductive, and truly delicious. And yet, power applied without conscience is folly, and a Path to destruction. The Path of power is the Path of ruin. It must be so. Those who can suffer

their ruin and emerge on the other side, not broken but stronger for the fall, they will know the value of power. They will know what it is to grow beyond power. Those who have not experienced the ruin will, but until then, the true lesson of power will elude them, and the greatest powers, those that make pitiful mockeries of their supposed greatness, will never be attainable. Those who are crushed under the ruin are doomed to eek out whatever life they will. Theirs is the saddest of all lots, for they are left hollow and broken. It is the risk, and the price of the Sith Path that not all who tread upon it will benefit. For those who have not known ruin, there is a Path of power, power that they posess but do not know how to use. This Path of theirs is what many assume to be the Sith Path, but it is not. The Sith looks upon them with symPathy and sadness … for those trapped for a long time here are probably better off staying on the Path of Power, for their spirit will be hard pressed to survive the eventual ruin. The Sith Path continues. Through Power, I gain Victory Power is not the only Path to Victory. Victory is the state of achievement. Achievements are an eventuality for any who apply themselves. But for those walking the Sith Path, this is the next hurdle to be jumped. Those who find Victory as a stumbling block are easy to find. You need only listen to them speak. They are fixated on their accomplishments, defining themselves by them. This is the stage in which one builds their castles, their empires, and it is important that this work is recognized by others. Some never get past this. They place all of their identity into what they have built. There is nothing else. But in truth what has been built is destined to wash away. That which lasts will not be dictated by the one who built it but by the circumstances of history. Those who are consumed by victory are fixated on legacy. They fear that all of their work will be for naught. They have good reason to fear, for it is absolutely true. There are some who will never accept this eventuality. They are the ones who have been swallowed by this trap. There are many Paths open to them, some of great wealth and advantage, but until they see and know that nothing they built is permanent, nor lasting, that times change and with it the needs of the world outside the self, until that time, they do not walk the Sith Path. Through Victory, my chains are broken There are many who believe the Path of the Sith is the Path of freedom. Many of these believe that the breaking of chains symbolizes this freedom. This is the next trap along the Sith Path. Chains do not represent restrictions, but burdens. As we have traveled the Path thus far we have cast off many burdens. We have lost our burden of peace as defined by others and of being bound by uncontrollable emotion. We have cast away the shackles of weakness and obsession with strength and power. We have come to understand that the expectations of others on accomplishment are merely folly. There is value in all of these things, and life needs to be lived through all of them. One cannot learn these things without going through them. They are bitter pills to swallow, but in each burdens are lifted. We come to realize that anything is possible, and if we are willing to pay the price, there are almost no limitations we cannot overcome. Eventually we understand that all of our burdens are our choice. We cast off the burdens others place on us by seeing that the expectations are theirs and not what we desire. If one stops here, they do lead a charmed life, for they see that their life is their own. But this too, is not the Sith Path. The Sith turns to his burdens and selects those he will carry. He is willing and able, and the burdens do not encumber his heart for they are his choice, and his desire to carry them makes them light. The father carries the burden of his daughter with joy and love, and the burden is easily bearable when she smiles. This is what it is like for the burdened Sith. And when he takes up those burdens, and continues on … then, and only then is he ready. This is where the Sith Path truly begins.

The Force shall Free Me It takes the lessons of all that has come before, the lessons learned by passing through the wilderness, through the traps, the techniques and skills learned along the way that allow the Sith to begin to use the Force in earnest. This is the beginning. He knows the truth of Peace, he knows his heart, he knows the source of his strength, and the discipline of power, the commitment needed for victory, and the temporal state of achievement, the light heart of the unburdened and the necessity of burdens. One with these is ready to participate in a life with the Force. And so he, alone, begins the first step of his journey, and walks the path of sight, the True Path of the Sith.

An Allegory : Emotion An Allegory : Emotion A man traveled down a mountain path and came to a farm. On the porch were a farmer and his dog. The man walked up to the porch to talk to the farmer. The dog looked up from his slumber, then looked to his master and then went back to sleep. ―That is a quiet dog,‖ said the man. The farmer smiled as he looked at the dog. ―Yes. I have had him from a puppy. He is well trained.‖ After a short visit and a refill of his stores, the man continued on his journey through the mountains. Deep in the wilderness he heard a wolf howl. Concerned he headed to a small wisp of smoke he saw rising from the trees ahead. There he found a camp with a man of the mountain sleeping by a fire. Resting her head on his lap was a wolf. The wolf raised her head and stared at the visitor, glaring at him as he approached. The Mountain Man‘s hand slid from where it rested on the wolf‘s rump slowly up to her ears where he rubbed them, calming her without opening his eyes. ―That is a well trained dog,‖ said the man. The mountain man answered without opening his eyes. ―She is a wolf, and she ain‘t trained.‖ ―Didn‘t she obey you when you told her to calm?‖ asked the man astonished. ―Obey? No,‖ the Mountain Man chuckled at the thought. ―She‘s wild … but she can be agreeable if you know how to ask.‖

Three People

Originally posted by Virtu *Disclaimer* Do not scroll down to the bottom stick to what I have written step by step or you will gain nothing from this Lesson. Get out a blank sheet of paper and write a list of three people who you admire most in your life. Then after their names I want you to write down the three traits about them that you really admire. Next I want you to make a list of the three people in your life that you disrespect or hate the most. Finally I want you to write down the three traits about those people that you disrespect or dislike or hate the most. The Exercise that you have just done is a projection exercise. Psychological projection is a defense mechanism that us humans use in which one projects unwanted personal attributes unto another as a way to deny having the traits themselves. What I‘d like to suggest is that when you wrote down the three traits you admire you unconsciously projected three traits about yourself unto that other person. I‘d also like to suggest that the three traits you suggested are your own strengths that you don‘t lead and develop enough. I‘d also like to suggest when you wrote down the three traits you dislike you once again went into your self and projected three things about yourself unto that person. I‘d also like to suggest these three aspects about yourself are your own weaknesses that you do not acknowledge and are holding you back in your own life to a large extend. How does this fit into Sithism? Firstly I believe that this exercise if done and acted upon will help you develop yourself into a stronger person and concordantly, user of the Darkside. At a deeper level I believe such tools and knowledge meditated upon will help one have a better understanding about themselves and there own Darkside cultivating it to higher levels.


The Dark Morality

The Dark Morality In this text I use the term 'morality' in its descriptive sence, to refer to a code of conduct put foward by a society; The society: any group that practices any branch of Dark Philosophy.

A Dark Society (Sith, Krath, ect.) will have a morality that takes accepting the traditions and customs of the specified society; Including: accepting secrecy, loyalty to the group , and progression; as more important than avoiding and preventing harm. In addition to conflicts concerning 'right and/or wrong', this account of morality that is viewed as 'wrong' in the eyes of other groups. Also, this account of morality can claim that if one acts out of loyalty to the group, it is moraly acceptable to cause significant harm or death to others that are not in the individuals group. So, acting altruisticly, with regards to those in the group, is equated with acting moraly. Even in these different societies (forums), distinctions are made among morality, etiquette, law, religion. For me 'morality', does not refer to every code of conduct put foward by a society, but the one I am a part of. Morality is often distinguished from etiquette, law, and religion, all of which are, or involve, codes of conduct put forward by a society. Etiquette is sometimes included as a part of morality, but it is assigned to norms that are considered less serious than the kinds of normal behavior that are a part of morality. Small morals are defined as how one should conduct themself before other people. The large morals are the qualities of mankind that tell how one should live in peace and/or unity with his fellow man(By fellow man, I mean those that are in the likeness of the person, but there are those who believe in unity through diversity.) Law is differentiated from morality by having explicit written rules, with penalties, and officials who interpret the laws and apply the penalties. Although there is an overlap in the conduct of a society governed by law and that governed by morality, being as how laws are often interpreted on moral grounds. A law may be ammended if moral criticism supports the change. Justice is not a definable rule, but an ability to judge and live among rules in their multiplicity and incongruity. Religion differs from morality in that it includes stories, usually about divine beings/spirits, that are used to explain or justify/excuse thebehaviors that are prohibited and required. There is an overlap in the conduct prohibited or required by religion and those by morality, but religion always prohibits or requires more than is prohibited or required by guides to behavior that are moral guides. Sometimes morality is regarded as the code of conduct that is putfoward by religion, and even though it may not be needed, morality is thought by many to need some religios justification, hence the Sith Religion. However, just as with law, some religious practices and rules are criticized on moral grounds, such as discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation. Morality is only a guide to conduct, whereas religion is always more that this. One other important characteristic of morality- the lessining of evil or harm as its goal- is controversial. Fact: is Evil and/or Harmful to one or more people and should be discouraged or eliminated. Such written linguistic sentences are used to promote understanding of its subject. A fact simply exists, independent of our judgements of'true and/or false'. An opinion can be 'true

and/or false'. So when no judgements have been made, then there is nothing of which 'true and/or false' can be observed. Which is why it has been said to never judge a book by its cover, because of its likelyness of being 'false'. And there are actions and things where there is no 'right'(good or perfect) option available to choose from and so the action or thing is inherently wrong or evil. In conclusion, when it comes to judgements do not allow others to do it for you. You are in control of your self and your choices; It is your responsability to decide what the choices are, how to go about them, and why you chose a certain one. It is therefore imporant for you, as a Dark Adept, to not only explore yourself and the world with rationality based on logic; but also with a rationality based on passion and emotion. -------------------------------------------


The Nature of

To understand fear, its nature, its purpose, and ultimately how to usel it you must understand where fear begins. Fear is a lower brain function, it is primal, an instinctual awareness to danger that the human body need not converse with the higher brain to understand. The only of two fight or flight responses, the other being anger. These are the first emotions any living thing on this planet has, a childs first emotion is fear, this fear rules most of the infants early life and is ony offset by relative comfort. Its first instinct is survival, fear leads the infant(in human or animal form) to the passion of and for survival. Its sole instinct and purpose is to continue its own survival, its only companion to fuel that passion at first, is fear. You need not be smart to possess the capacity for fear, and only a fool would try to gain control over such an instinctual gift. Like a deer who knows the hunters around but cannot see them, a human can sense danger long before it is percieved by refining his or her perception of there fear. Fear can overwhelm, it can gain tremendous control over an individual, certainly there are those who have never gotten past there fear since there early infant years. Fear can cloud ones judgement and faculties, if you so choose to let it. Only fools, and cowards let there fear control them. Fear can turn into terror if you let it. Once this happens it transforms from a usefull emotion to a debillitating one. This is a pitfall to any emotion, the line where it is usefull and where it becomes debillitating. However while you cannot control an instinct, certainly not one as old and as powerful as fear, you can refine your peception of it. As a Sith, and a martial artist, a warrior, I have spent much time and practice on refining this powerful emotion, to let my perception of it allow its instinctive impulses to let me take advantage of all that fear has to offer. Fear offers adreniline and endorphins, this is what allows animals to escape predators, this is what allows mothers to lift cars off of children. Adreniline grants you greater physical strength, it heightens your senses, and reflexes, fear grants you greater mental acuity as well, endorphins are natural pain killers and stimulate other parts of the brain. Though

many are too consumed by there fear to use this emotion well, or at all, or to even be properly aware of this great alchemical change within them. This is mostly do to lack of understanding of emotion through lack of training... Fear is also dangerous and extremely volitile in another way. Because we have higher brain functions, it interferes and warps our lower brain instincts. Intelligence and imagination are our greatest gifts to evolve, and also our greates hindrence. People create irrational fears, monsters of the mind as I refer to them. These illusions are just that, illusions, and yet they have the power to cripple a person spiritualy,mentaly and physicly. People actually create fears, irrational phobias that grow into debilitating situations that one often times cannot overcome. All people of all aspects or spiritual paths seek to rid themselves of these irrational monsters of the mind, these illusions we entertain throughout our lives. These illusions must be overcome, not only for the sake of spiritual growth but also so that you can utilize your fear for what it was intended to be used for,a primitive,yet powerful emotive response of heightened awareness and survival instinct. Sith use emotions, They are both fuel for, and fueled by our passion, Sith are not puppets to there passion or emotions, we control them not the other way around. Emotions are powerful motivators, any Sith that has a full understanding, and grip upon there emotions are limited only by there imagination in what they can accomplish. Fear is a Siths best weapon in his or her emotional arsenal, and once focused properly through the lens of the will and is refined through proper alignment of perception fear becomes much more than an instinctual impulse to a threat of danger, it becomes a channeled focused beam of passion and emotion, capable of much power and motivation and awareness. Use this knowledge wisely and responibly Khaos ------------------------------

The Room You are in a room, you have known this room your whole life. It is well lit, and well defined, it almost so bright as to be uncomfortable to your eyes. You know every detail to its four walls, and though you may have reshaped it every now and again, you know, moved the furniture to fit your current tastes and mindset it is still the same well lit room, with its well defined angles. You know the limits of this room intimitely. You have explored its expanse in great detail, nothing is hidden, nothing is unknown. You know where everything is so well you could walk it with your eyes closed it is so familiar. You find a certain melancholy peace in this, that nothing in this room can suprise you. All the books are well lighted, so you can clearly see the titles, and you have read them so many times you could most likely recite them line for line. It is the same with the music too, it is all that you have heard before, things you like, or elaborations of things you like....

Even the shadows that this room casts are not unknown to you, though not as brightly lit they give a warming contrast and you have changed the room around so much that you realize any shadow is simply a shaded perspective of that whch is already known. An elaboration that gives overall presence to the well lit room. And even the shadows are not unexplored, for although they are darker then on the surfaces of where the light shines brightly they are not altogether uncomfortable, or unexplorable. Simply a shifting of the light will banish, or illuminate the shadow enough for you to see its form and depth... As always however as your gaze takes in the room you notice the door on the far wall. It is not the door you entered in, that door disappeared the moment you entered this room. Perhaps you will see it again, but for now you gaze rests on the door in front of you across the hall. You know this door well, its expanse is not unknown to you its been here since you came here, it is a simple white door with a brass knob. Nothing special about it, and yet your heart pounds in excitement just looking at it. You get up, as you always do, and cross your well lit room to the door, your breathing comes louder and your heart beats faster..You stand in front of the door and your hand of its own volitation comes to rest on the cold brass knob and without thinking you turn it and open wide the door to..... Nothing.....??? The other side of the door is black, and the intererior of the room No, black indicates color, this room is void, no light from your well lit room casts into this next one, it doesnt even penetrate on inch, You are sweating now and your heart is like a triphammer in your chest, your breathing has become louder and although you are for some unknown reason you are afraid, you are also....excited.....curious...... You have done this many times before, and in the beginning you would just close the door and walk away, but you have grown braver over the years and your other hand paws at the inside of the room against where the wall should be, seeking a switch so to cast light into this void, so you can feel the relief of knowing....Except there isnt a switch...for some reason you cant even feel a wall on which a switch should be. Growing slightly more bold you lean forward into this inky indefinable blackness, this void without seeming shape or form. You almost take a step in and feel a slight wave of vertigo as your foot comes in contact with....nothing. In a panicked moment you realize there is no floor as well and you almost fall in. Stepping back and righting yourself you breathe deeply before grasping the walls of your own well lit room and leaning out into the void. Then you begin to hear, or is it just your mind playin tricks on you? You think you here...things moving out in the void, of course you cant be certain as you cant see anything, and is it really things moving out there or is it just some strange music that you are only interpreting as something diffrent.... You take one of your hands off the wall and lean farther out, and stretching your hand out into the void, you search blindly to discover anything about this darkness beyond darkness, this place without direction, or seeming limits....Something brushes your hand, or did your hand brush something? It matters not for your nerve breaks and you tear yourself back into your well lit room, slamming the door. You are drenched in sweat and fear and excitement pour off of you in waves.... You sit in a chair chair and your breathing relaxes, you stop sweating and you grow calm once again. Your room gives you comfort because even in your terror you knew where your chair would be and sat down without even looking, everything is where it should be, as it

should be. And for a moment you simply bask in your knowing..... However you eyes wayward of your will steal back to the door, and a curious longing wells up within you. You want to know what lies beyond this door, and yet to do that means leaving the comfort of knowing. That next room(if it can be called a room) requires a great sacrifice from you, to sacrifice your comfort. Comfort of knowing, of seeing,of limits... for there is no light in the room beyond this one. Discovery is done through feeling, hearing,tasting intuition, PASSION. There will be pain, and suffering there will be despair, and yet what great expeditions in history have not been without these things......Once these things become known to you, they will have no power over you, and you joy, compassion, and love will soar higher more defined by the contrast of the others(pain,suffering,despair) And of course there ae the things out there, in the void.....those things that brushed against your hand....what if one of those things got a hold of you? No path is without its dangers, or, you think its illusions, what if you are simply creating illusions out of fear so as not to have to explore that which you cant, dont(refuse) to understand? What if it simply is nothing but you making mountains out of mole hills..What if its not though? So you sit, and you reshape your room to comfort yourself, you study the shadows to perhaps give you a sense of satisfaction, to fill a void, an emptiness in yourself you cannot explain....there is certain darknes in the shadows, but it is not unknown, or unexplored, it is not that limitless,formless darkness of the void beyond the door.You grow angry in time at yourself, at your own self induced ignorance and fear to what lies behind that door. So you go back yo your chair and study the door again, your curiousity and excitement will build again, you will look beyond the door again. You know this is only a matter of time. Perhaps next time, will you step through though? Perhaps......... Khaos ----------------------------------------

The Necessity of Power Is it wrong to crave power? I don't think so. Allow me to explain my thoughts... My point, in this short article, should be relatively easy to grasp. What of the mind? What of the body? And, if you believe it exists, what of the spirit? To me, these are far more complex than matter, and should be explored and possessed. To survive physically, at least in the realm of nature, one would need to possess enough physical power to eliminate threats, should they arise. We see this with wolves, apes, felines, and, though only occasionally these days, we see this with humans. Sometimes it is threat to reputation, something necassary for navigating the social world we live in, and sometimes it is a threat

to our continued existence as living beings. In matters such as these, the body should be more than functional, it should be strengthened, in appearance as well as effectiveness. I think that, at the very least, the body should be forged to be your tool, ready for you to use should the need arise. This is why I dislike the use of advanced weaponry such as guns, and nuclear warfare, it takes away from the benefits of physical conflict. The mind, even now, is a mysterious aspect of the Self. Intelleigence, intellect, I think these are extremely important. For simplisitic functions, we need to learn what harms us, what aids us, we need to explore things we don't yet comprehend. It is necassary to become an intellectual being to some degree for the purpose of survival, whether you be completely alone or surrounded by countless other humans. Spiritually, I have my own theories and ideals which may or may not be applicable to your views. I believe emotions to be spiritual functions rather than just of the body and mind. Going with the assumption that my theory isn't incorrect, I think it would benefit you spiritually to experience, learn about, and guide your emotions. Discpiline and developement of will power have also often been attributed to the mind, though I think that an individuals will is of his/her spirit, though I might speculate that it is also a part of the mind as well as the spirit. Well, I've babbled on enough for now, so I'll spell out the point I wish to make in conclusion. I think that power, at the bare minimum, is a necessity to keep the body, mind, and spirit alive. Seeking power and steadily gaining it, continuing to progress and strengthen yourself, that is a crucial part of truly living your life to its fullest. Any comments, disagreements, inquiries, etc. are welcome. Any suggested revisions or additions are also welcome, as I just wrote this up in a freewrite of sorts.


The Difference of Jedi and Sith

First of all is the most widely known difference. the sith use the "dark"side of the force, while the jedi use the "light" side. of course, i think both of these things are misnomers. the are no sides, there is just the force. of course, some abilities are considered, "dark". those abilities are used by the sith. another big difference to take into account is that, jedi do not use emotions when using the force, they only calm themselves. the analagy i will now use is eskimoes and inuits. inuits are eskimoes but not all eskimoes are inuits. in these terms, jedi use calm to use the force, but calm isnt singularly a jedi technique. sith also use calm to manipulate the force. the difference is, that when sith have emotions, eg. anger, hatred, disgust, rage..., they will use them for manipulation of the force. of course, sith are still able to draw their powers from calm. next, i want to consider, how sith and jedi fit into the community. when a jedi can do anything to help, he/she will. a common prejudice is that helping people is banned by the teachings of the sith. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE! when sith help people they dont explode in a blue fireball or suffer from a panic attack. when sith help people they simply

help them then get on with their lives. why is this a difference then? you might ask. the difference is that sith look for a reward when they help people. whether it be a physical reward like money, the chance to better their morals or training. it might just be to help other people. Last but by no means least is this; dependancy. Fully fledged sith do not need other people. When they do ask for help they are all but always trying to manipulate people in some way. They might be getting people to become their ally. They might be distracting someone. They could simply want to know someone better. But insight is required when sith ask for help. Jedi on the other hand do depend on others. -Darth Viricus -------------------------------

Emotion and the Will "Anger is a living thing, feed it and it will grow"-Darth Sidious Indeed truer words were never spoken, however I would state that any emotion is a living thing, negative, or positive. Feed any of them and they will grow, fueling you, and any Sith should be mindful to expierience the whole spectrum of emotion, not just dwell in one over the other. However the fact that emotion is a living thing, and if fed long enough it can grow out of the proportion of you to control. It can consume you...Anger turns into uncontrollable rage,Love into obsession, etc... Sith feed off of there emotions, it strengthens them, and there connection, not only to the force(Ki,chi,life, univeral energy..) but to themselves. To truly understand yourself, you must understand your emotions and how they can effect you, you must test the limits of how much you can feed them. Only by knowing ones limits can one surpass them... This is where your will comes in, for without a powerful will, your emotions can easily control you and make you a slave to them. Anyone who has lost there temper and needlessly and recklessly destroyed things around them in there rage knows this as fact. If you havent ever lost control of your temper, then refer to DARTH BANE: RULE OF TWO Bane loses his temper and almost destroys his apprentice,once he gained control of himself he saw what waste that would of been, not only of time, but of a precious resource of one so strong in the force to carry on the Sith. Or in the case of Vader attacking Obi Wan from a strategecly disadvantous position...and we all saw how that went. Your emotions are fuel, your will must be the furnace that keeps your emotions from consuming you in there flames. If the furnace of your will is not strong enough and you continue to feed your emotions past the point where it erodes you will, then yes, you may have greater power...but for what? Power without focus or goal, is pointless. Power without control, is useless and serves noone, not even yourself. When you can bring together emotion and the will, true use of its power is brought to bear. An intelligent mind,can through the use of will, focus your emotions to a lasers point, making the use of them benificial to you. To do this effectively you must practice. As stated, emotions are living things, without sufficient practice they will continue to feed until they consume that which generated them.

Emotions are the laser, the power, Sith are the lense that focus it,which use the power. Lasers can save lives, such as in operations, or burn holes in things. That however is up to the individuals will to focus and choices they make...So if emotions are the laser and the Sith is the lense, think of the Force(Ki,Chi,Univeral life energy, God, whatever....) as the machine which powers it. So make sure the lense is well forged and focused, your mind,body, and spirit must be forged properly to become a proper lense. Use this knowledge wisely and responsibly


Chains. To many to count…but as a Sith, the chains serve a purpose. They motivate us to become strong so that we may brake them. I suppose the end goals are power, freedom, and an attempt to reach perfection. Power can be for its own sake, but it is also another means to another end. I would argue that without power, there is little chance of freedom. And without freedom, how can we work towards the unreachable goal of perfection. It seems that the end goals are interconnected, they rely on each other. If you possess power, you have a tool that can be used to obtain freedom. If you have freedom, you have a tool that can be used to obtain near-perfection. In obtaining these things, I have no doubt in my mind that they change us. Now the question is, will we change for better or for worse? Will we deteriorate or evolve? That is a choice I feel we all can and must make. It is the transformation spoken of in what most of us consider Sith Lore, they were the words of the fictional Sith Lord, Darth Revan. Some would argue that these things are not within our control, but I beg to differ. It‘s all a matter of choice, if you say you cannot control such things, you are weak and ignorant. If you say you choose to surrender control to the Force, that is your choice, and you must be prepared to accept the consequences, be they costly or beneficial. If you say you can control things of this nature with minimal effort, be mindful and make sure your words are not born out of arrogance or over-confidence. Everything here is from my own mind, and is, as a result, only based on my point of view, so take what you will from what I write. -----------------------------------

Power, Arrogance, and Corruption Sith seek power for powers sake, we are drawn to it(speaking for myself, mostly). Power, if we aren't cautious and mindful can lead to over-confidence and arrogance. What is so great about power? Well, for starters, if you have a goal you desperately need to reach, the more powerful you are, the easier it will be to obtain your objective, and to gain power, you must first gain strength, and for that, passion is needed(this will soon be explained in my holocron). Like the Dark side Logic lecture in the Great Jedi Holocron, one thing leading to

another is not definate, but in this case, it is the likely series of what will happen. If you powerful, and have been for a time you may become arrogant in the belief of you own invincibility, this over-confidence can destroy the power that you've worked so hard to control. If control is lost over you power, you can diminish yourself in every aspect, along with all those close to you. Knowing you can't lose is one thing, but relying on such a fact can quickly mutate it into opinion. You must work for victory, it doesn't just happen. Destruction can be avoided, but if arrogance is not avoided as well, being crushed by your own power may be the better choice. Corruption shows and if you become corrupt, I doubt you'll see it that way. Corruptionn is part of what makes a tyrant what he is. Be aware that all you do, every small action you take, every decision you make, has echoes; cause and effect, for every action, there is a result, be it consequence or reward. If you set in motion events that will benefit you and can be manipulated to your advantage, do so. There are uses and harms of these echoes and if you can learn to use the reverberations I speak of, the possibilities are limiteless. ---------------------------


In politics, you must see with your ears and hear with your eyes. Try to translate the meaning of the first sentence. Once you have done this you will find that the saying is both a political exercise and a teaching of politics. There is a meaning underlying the words of the saying which you must find to complete the exercise. Upon completing the exercise you will have the teaching I mentioned. To identify the hidden meaning is to use the language of the politicians, it is refered to as "Political Code". To become adept at politics you must understand and speak in this "code". The code itself is really nothing more than saying something and meaning another most of the time, or there will be a different, usually deeper meaning to be puzzled out; this isn't always the case, but most of the time politicians speak in such a way to get their points across subtely. In a political conversation, this is the dialect you use. I will give everyone time to try and find the meaning of:In politics, you must see with your ears and hear with your eyes. Once a few people have come to their own conclusions, I will say what I believe it to mean and what I think the meaning itself teaches of politics. _________________ Here is my interpretation:To see with your ears means that to understand a politician, you must truly hear and listen to what they say to see the hidden meanings behind their words. To hear with your eyes, you must read their emotions and feelings on matters being discussed by watching their expressions and reactions(you can also use empathic abilities as a Force-User) to correctly hear and listen to what they say. -----------------------

Pick your Company Wisely

Let‘s face it in this world of ours isolationism is not a practical philosophy to live by. To gain power you must align yourself with others to expand. Consciously or unconsciously those around us have an effect on our lives. Buddha once said a beast may wound your body but a bad friend will wound your mind. The importance of keeping the right people in your life cannot be stressed enough. To do this you must first have a ruthless eye to those around you including your own family. Some things to look for: Negative attitude Laziness Controlling Drug problems Emotional problems Naïve Unintelligent People like this must be gone from your life ASAP because in the end they will only bring you down. This of course must be on a case-by-case basis but the main point is to limit the time spent with people like this. Instead you must find people like yourself and who you want to be. But be mindful behind your true relationship with ANY person! This is especially important to those with limited spiritual practice, as they are less mindful. In time you will see improvement in your own life from success to happiness. Be warned do not make excuses for anyone, your strength demands it! ----------------------------------

The Relevance of Emotions Yes, we use and encourage the use of emotions, but we are calm and patient, traits often only related to Jedi. However, the truth is that calmness and patience are held in high regard by Sith and are often used with emotion to maintain the control I so often speak of. Control in itself is also an important factor that should noticeably stand out, for it requires great self-discipline on our part. Emotions are our keys to darkness, without them, I would more than hesitate to call myself Sith. Anger: focus, strength, courage. Fear: caution, paranioa, logic. Hatred: Determination, relentlesness, strength of will. Those are only a few examples of emotions and their benefits. Discipline is part of a Sith's life. There are three main aspects of discipline: mental, physical, and spiritual(spiritual includes the Force). Without these disciplines, which I consider the pillars of Sith strength, we could not gain power and there is little reason for existence without power.

Book eight The Sith Scrolls The Scroll of Chaos Let my words be written so that you of the future may know the true power of the Force. Before the universe began there existed only chaos. When Chaos ruled, that what we now call the Force was not present. Chaos is neither good or evil it just is. When the universe came into being it was through Chaos that it was created just as the Force. Chaos determined how the Force interacts with all that is part of the universe. In time the universe became stable and Chaos was lost, the matter in the universe became the planets and the stars. The Force settled into all the matter that existed, both seen and unseen. When life began it was unable to draw upon the Force which bound it to everything else in the universe. In time this changed beings began to sense the Force and use it. There came a time when beings learned to use the Force, the were called Jedi. Their philosophy was to use the Force to help those less fortunate, never to use the Force for their own benefit. By doing this the Jedi only use one half of the Force, this limited their potential. If it were left to the Jedi the knowledge of Chaos would never have been found. Soon some of those Jedi became discontent with the Jedi way. They set out on a new path of discovery, they began to experiment with the Force. These Jedi were the founders of the Sith. The word Sith means chaos, these Dark Jedi learned that they could use the Force to gain access to the fundamental force of creation called CHAOS. The use of Chaos can be very dangerous, for it's power is cumbersome. Any who attempt to use it must be willing to suffer the consequences of their actions, including their own death. To ever have any real success in using Chaos the user must be skilled in the use of the Dark and Light Sides of the Force. One of the most very simple uses of Chaos is the ablility to shatter the soul of another being. This is accomplished by focusing on the frequency at which the soul vibrates in the Force. At the most fundamental levels of matter Chaos still exists in some small part. When the user has focused in on the soul's frequency, the user must consentrate his anger on what he wants to effect. This is the dangerous part, if the user does not have full consentration on the aspect of Chaos that he wants to effect the user may unintentionally use the Force to nudge the wrong aspect of Chaos. In doing so any number of thing could happen including the destruction of a solar system. If the user has focused in on the right aspect of Chaos he may then nudge it with the Force, in doing this the user is ineffect changing the reality of the universe in that localized area. The soul is not actually destroyed for this is not possible, the soul is shattered it is knocked into another reality. Only a very skilled user of Chaos can determine the place the soul is banished to. Another use of Chaos it to destroy matter. Just as before the user must focus in on the frequency of the object he wants to effect, the only diffrence is the aspect the user will effect with the

Force. In this case the user will effect the aspect of subatomic bonds, the user must use the Force to feel his way through this intricate disorder to find this aspect. With use the user will be able to navigate their way through Chaos with relative ease. But you must be warned the use of Chaos is diffrent every time, a path used before may not be the same the next time you use it for this is also the way of Chaos. As it is written so it is.

The Scroll of Incantation Power is knowledge and knowledge is power, so let my knowledge be once again known to those of the Sith. For many eons the knowledge of the Sith has been sought by lesser beings. But only those I grant access to this scroll will know. A incantation can be a very powerful tool if used in the right hands. They can also be very dangerous if used improperly. A incantation is very different from the Force that most know of. The Jedi fear incantations, for they are the essence of evil. To use a Incantation you must subjugate the spirit of another being. In doing so you open yourself to the opportunity of being subjugated to the spirit you wish to use. Before you try this most potent of Dark Side magic, know this when you are dead these spirits you torment will seek you out to receive payment from you in one form or another. I would not even try this magic if you are neither a Dark Lord or a great Sith magician, for in death you will not be able to defend yourself from these spirits. To use a Incantation the user must, through the Force focus his mind on the entire sum and substance of the Force. The user must feel all the souls and spirits in the universe both living and dead. The words to a Incantation do not matter for they differ depending on the spirit summoned. The words are only used to entice a spirit or force it to do what you command of it. In summoning a spirit you must read it's soul as best you can for this is what determines the to words of a Incantation. What you are ineffect doing is disguising yourself from the spirit and at the same time you are letting it believe you are that which it fears most. By doing this the spirit should do what you ask of it. Let it be known that this does not always work, some are smarter than others. If you do not read the spirit right through the Force, and say the wrong incantation you yourself may be forced to endure the spirit taking control of your body. If everything has worked right you may use the spirit to do almost anything, from guarding a sacred area, to even enslaving other spirits to do your bidding. Incantations can also be used to enslave spirits to objects such as amulets. This can be very useful to those apprentices you may have that are not as strong in the Dark Side as yourself. This also ensures that your apprentices do not become as skilled as yourself and threaten your power. To enslave a spirit to a amulet you must focus great amounts of hatred through the amulet, then use the incantations that applies to the spirit or spirits you wish to enslave. You must then use the Force to draw the spiritinto the amulet. When this is done you must use a aspect of Chaos to change the nature of the amulet so as to trap the spirit. Be very careful as always when using Chaos for you could also trap yourself in the amulet. This knowledge I decree shall only be seen by those I chosen, both in the future and past. Those who violate me shall suffer the wrath of all the Dark Lords both present and past for eternity. So I have said and so it shall be

The Scroll of Destiny As it once was it shall be again. The Sith shall return as it always has this is our destiny. The Sith began with the first Jedi. Unknown to them there was always those that sought the knowledge for self gain. It is our nature to use our power for our own benefit. The pathetic Jedi deny this and seek to destroy us of the Sith for our knowledge. There has been many times in the past when the Jedi have eradicated most of us, but there only needs to be one of us left to pass on the knowledge we have gained. The first great rise of the Sith came about with the Jedi Ninurta Istaran he was the first to discover Chaos. He turned away from his master's teaching and went forth to learn the Force on his own. He journeyed to a world which name has been lost in time. There he spent many years learning the Dark Side of the Force, and focusing his anger. The first great find was Chaos, with this he was able to make all bow before him. This knowledge helped him become the first Dark Lord of the Sith, it is to him we of the Sith owe a debt of gratitude. With the foundation of the Sith he set forth to create a Empire to consume the entire galaxy in darkness. Istaran succeeded in in capturing a 1/4 of the galaxy. At this time the Jedi Council met to discuss destroying him and his followers. A war ensued for ten years, in the end the Jedi won due to their large numbers. Istaran consolidated his forces and found a world to create a sanctuary for himself. There he finished out his years and passed down his knowledge. Unknown to the Jedi much was learned of the Dark Side during this time because of the war. The next great rise of the Sith came about not because of a Dark Lord but because of his first apprentice Naga Sadow. Unknown to his Dark Lord Sadow set out to create his own Empire. As his power grew so did his Empire. Soon his Dark Lord found out that Sadow had deceived him and was planing to overthrow him. Sadow was forced to flee from his Dark Lord and go into hiding. The Republic sent a fleet to find and eradicate him because he had taken many of their worlds. Sadow was forced to give up his small Empire and hide in the Outer Rim. On his way to the Outer Rim a Republic fleet found him, he was then forced to destroy a star system to escape. The world he found to hide on was called Yavin Four. There he set up a kingdom and ruled over the Massassi people. For a thousands years the Sith did not become a major factor in the galaxy. Not until the time of Exar Kun. Exar was a very great student of the Force but he felt there was more to learn. He began to study the Dark Side but his master forbid him from studying it any more we he found out. Exar did not listen to his master and set off to learn the Dark Side. He went to the world called Onderon in search of Dark Side knowledge. With the help of some Darksiders he found the tomb of Freedon Nad. When he entered the tomb Nad's spirit awaited him. Nad told him to take the scroll from under his now dead body. The scrolls told Kun of the last resting place of the Dark Lords. The world was Korribun, Exar journeyed to Korribun to meet Freedon Nad. There Nad led him to the Temple of the Dark Lords, Exar was forced to battle enslaved spirits. To escape Nad told him to enter the temple. In the temple Nad shattered the bones of Kun and forced him to submit to the Dark Side. After many agonizing hours Exar gave in and agreed to accept the Dark Side. Inturn Nad healed him and showed him all that was in the temple. Exar then when to Yavin Four to learn more of the Dark Side. On Yavin the Massassi captured him and threw him into a pit with a beast. Nad told him to focus his anger through the amulet the Massassi possessed. For the first time Exar knew the full potential of the Dark Side. He destroyed to beast and then turned on Nad and destroyed him. The Massassi became his slaves and helped him leave Yavin Four. Kun then sought out the other students of Freedon Nad. His search brought him to the

Empress Teta system. There he found the other students. In a battle with Ulic Qel-Droma, the Dark lord of the Sith Istaran granted him the Title of Dark Lord of the Sith. Ulic became his First Apprentice. For Many years the two brought darkness to the Republic worlds. But because of the weak nature of Ulic he betrayed Exar to the Jedi and they found Exar and turned him to stone. The rise of Exar was not complete for some time from now he shall rise from his stone prison to retake the galaxy. The future is now what I see. I see the rise of a great Sith magician, he shall be called Emperor and he will have a servant that calls himself Dark Lord of the Sith. But this is not so, for it was not granted to the one called Vader. This one called Emperor shall rule all the galaxy for a time but in soon his servant will betray him. But his story is not over. Next I see the rise of a new order of Sith, different form those of the past. It is to you I speak

The Scroll of Sith Magic Magic is a thunder heard across the galaxy. Its power reverberates through the foundation of all Existence. It echoes the lightning of creation itself. In its voice is the promise of life and death. It is a power to be coveted and feared. The Dark Lord Istaran tells us magic draws its power from the original creation of the Universe. In the begining The One stretched out his hand amid the Chaos. The motion of his hand ordered chaos into infinite possibilities of creation. This motion was the first Order out of Chaos. It is called the Wave Prime or more often simply the Force. Istaran saw in the Force the creation of the ethereal and the physical, and the seeing of it made it so. In the creation of the spiritual and the physical, the Force split into two sets of waves, each infinite in their possibilities. Each of the two waves were the same but diffrent, one of the Light and one of the Dark.The two waves curved away from each other and back again. The waves crossed and where they crossed was created time and space. Thrus Reality woven from the two Forces. With delight and wonder, Istaran looked again upon both waves. In the ethereal or Light side he saw the creation of life and mind; in the physical or Dark side he saw death and power.....and the seeing of it made it so. Again, in its creation, the waves of the ethereal and physical possibilities of new creation. Istaran saw these new possibilites as they were woven. In the intersection of the waves was born Life, Death, Power and Mind. The longer Istaran looked upon the weave of Reality, the more possibilities split into being. Stars, worlds, life--in short, all creation---was thrus woven from infinite possibilities. So it was in the time of Istaran and so it is today. Reality is simply the manifestation of intersecting waves of possibility. It is a vast and almost incomprehensible weave of solid physics in the midst of a myriad of infinite potentials. Science, technology and biology all used the woven rope of reality. Magic on the other hand, functions by reweaving the fabric of reality. A Sith Magician begins by consentrating on the wave of probabilities rather than on reality itself. Through the Force his learning and his power, he looks out upon the myriad waves of infinite possibilities to find that part of the wave where his desired reality would be true. Then the Sith Magicain creates a harmonic wave of possibility to bend the existing wave so that what was once only possible becomes part of what is true. In this way the Sith Magican weaves his desire into existence. For example, a Sith Magician stands on the field of battle against a great Jedi Knight. The Magician,wearing only his robes is at the mercy of the armed and more powerful Jedi Knight. This is reality and, if left alone, the Jedi Knight will most likely slay the Sith Magician

without much resistance. However, the Sith Magicain knows from his study where the possibility (desired effect) of a protective shield exists on one of countless waves of possibility. The Sith Magician sets up a harmonic wave of possibility through his motions, thoughts, words, signs and other aids. This magic alters the possibility wave so that what was once the possibility of a magical shield is woven into reality. The new reality includes the desired effect and so the magical shield now guards the Sith Magician. Although, to the outside observer, the protective field seems to spring up around the Sith Magician from nothing, it would be more accurate to say the possibility of such a field has been called into reality from infinite possibilities of the Chaos. To use magic, one must be able to find and weave the appropriate portion of Chaos in some small degree. This is far from omnipotence or omniscience, even among those who see a vast section of theForce. Being able to function in the discipline of magic does not explain why magic exists or its origins. It does not lead one to the reason for being. Just as knowing a rock will fall when dropped does not tell us why gravity exists or what intelligence brought such order out of chaos, so it is, too, with magic. Only the Jedi and us of the Sith understand magic. But we of the Sith are the only ones to understand it to the fullest. We have seen magic from the center of Chaos, we mastered the art in most elemental and powerful form. No others have seen as much of the Force as we have.

The Scroll of Sith Masteries The greatest force of all is the Sith Rune magic, which combines the waves of Life, Power, Mind and Death into a comprehension of the central weave of reality and a clear picture of the infinite possibilities of Chaos. Those who have mastered Sith Rune magic are said to have reached the Ninth Mastery or better known as a Sith Magician. The knowledge and potency of the Sith Rune Disciplines are all tied directly to the Rune siglas which are used in the casting of such spells. With the end of the Great Sith War only we of the Sith and the Krath(if they still exist) have the knowledge of Sith Rune Magics. The unified magic of Sith Rune Magic is then divided into the four Lesser Houses of Firmament(Air), Sun(Fire), Spring(Water) and Dark(Earth). Together they are known as the Sith Masteries. The Sith Masteries represents Eight Mastery and are second only to Sith Rune Magic in power. Each of the Sith Masteries is the further divided equally into Spiritual and Physical Masteries. The Spiritual masteries tend toward mental and emotional manipulation of the world about the magician. The Physical Masteries tend to use and make use of physical objects in the world about the Sith magician. Both the Spiritual and Physical Masteries are further divided into the Greater and Lesser Disciplines in each House. Those of the Greater Disciplines are known as Adept Advocate while those of the Lesser House are known as Adept Servitor. Adept Advocate include Fifth through Seventh Masteries while Adept Servitor is made up of First through Fourth Masteries. The term "greater" and "lesser" are somewhat deceptive in that the Lesser Disciplines are the broadest based and most commonly used of the magics. The Greater Disciplines, while more powerful. also tend to be more specialized. After the Great Sith War the Krath vanished and us of the Sith jealousy guarded Sith Rune Magic from anyone else learning it. This brought about the loss of any magic greater than the Seventh Mastery being learned by anyone else in the galaxy. Sith Rune Magic is now unknown among any being in the Universe. It remains a carefully guarded secret

Sith Rune Magic Rune magic is the most powerful manifestation of all the magics present in the Universe. Rune magic weaves all the elements of the various Sith Masteries into a single magic whole. The key to Sith Rune (or Runic) Magic is that the harmonic wave that weaves a possibility into existence must be created with as much simultaneity as possible. This means that the various movements, signs, words, thoughts and elements that go into making up a harmonic wave must be completed as close together as possible. The more simultaneous the harmonic wave structure, the more balanced will be maintained in the wave and the more powerful the magic itself. This rather like the difference between throwing a lightsaber end over end and spiraling it. A wheel which is rolled straight will roll farther than one which is sent wobbling. To attain this simultaneity, both the Krath and us of the Sith have developed magical languages and structures to convey our magic. Used only for magic this language is unlike any other used in the Galaxy. A second, more traditional language is used for standard communication by both the Sith and the Krath when they are using magic together. The Sith Rune language is not so much spoken (although that is a element) as it is performed. The common element in both languages is their simultaneity. Traditional languages are sequential in their structure along a single channel, linear lines. When one reads words on a page, he reads letter after letter, word after word, sentence after sentence to build up a complete thought or meaning of the text. This means he is taking in the message through only one channel or source of experience at a time. When people watch someone speaking they are using several different channels at a time, sight,words spoken, gestures, poise and lighting. The complexity, balance and harmony of magic require perfection in simultaneous communication of the magician's harmonic waves. this is generally conveyed through performance of the magic by the Sith Magician through words, tones, gestures and motion. In Sith Rune Magic, the simultaneity is bound up in the concept of non-linear written language. The Rune languages have evolved into two separate types along the lines of the Krath and Sith cultures. Both operate the rune principles of the universe but their structure and methods are somewhat different.

Sith Rune Structure The Sith use a hexagonal structure which is generally conveyed through six channels of communication at the same time. This involved the use of runes which are either drawn into or on an object or created in the air through preformance. In preformance, the casting Sith Magician is limited to three channels which include sound(auditory with complex harmonics), shape(gestures), mind(telepathic projections). The use of structured runes at the same time (sigla inscribed on objects such as staves, wands, rings, amulets or any property positioned object) can communicate the remaining three elements of the pattern.

All Sith Rune structures are built in hexagonal pattern emanating from the Central Rune. This rune is the source of the magic being cast and the point from which all the magical structures springs. The Central Rune determines the thrust of the spell structure. In Sith Rune magic, this Central Rune may be of any type from any of the Sith Materies of magic. In complex spells, then, it is essential in the reading of the spell that one understands which rune is the Central Rune. Two separate spells which have identical runes in identical positions may have vastly different effects if they have different Central Runes. The Central Rune structures bring the power of magic into the complex of the rune spell. These structures begine with the Central Rune itself: a rune which designates the source of magic coming from either Power, Mind, Life, or Death. This Central Rune is flanked on its lower left side by the Patriarch (the rune proceding it as seen in the illustration). It is flanked on its lower right by the Matriarch (the rune folling the Patriarch for that Central Rune). These support the Central Rune and give it direction to the power of magic welling up from the runes below it. Directly below the Central Rune is the Master Rune. The top of the Master Rune borders the bottom of the Central Rune and touches on both the Patriarch and the Matriarch. This rune determines whether the nature of the power called forth will be Spiritual or Physical in nature and completes the Rune Structure. Nearly always, other runes connect to the Master Rune from below to further define and amplify the power of the magic being cast. The Central Rune is flanked on the upper left side by the Light Side Rune and on its upper right side by the Dark Side Rune. These runes determine the amplitude (how much power) and vector (direction) to which the harmonic wave will be applied into the complex where the Central Rune Structure is found. Between the Ligh Side Rune and the Dark Side Rune is the head Rune which completes the Central Rune structure. The head rune is part of a further complex of runes which transfers the elements of the Central Rune structure into the general harmonic of the magic being called into existence. This is the great secret in Sith Rune Magic. The location of the Centeral Rune is know only to those who learn its location from the Rune's creator . Much of a Sith Magician's training involves learning how to detmine the Centeral Rune as well as simple rote memory of the locations of such runes. Without a Sith Magician to teach the location of these Centeral Runes, the chances of understanding our magical writings is negligible Krath Rune Magic Little is known about Krath magic except that which may help identify them. Like Sith Rune Magic, Krath Rune Magic also seeks the perfect balance in the harmonic wave. However, it does not find its balance through symmetry of structure. Krath Rune Magic looks for balance in weighted opposites. The Krath use a series of interlaced octagons and squares to form the pattern of their magic. Octagons form the Source, Course, and Destiny of Krath Rune Magic. Squares form the Branch, Juncture and Cascade of the magic. Comnbinations of these elements create the magic along eight simultaneous channels of thought. As with Sith Rune Magic, the Centeral Rune is critical to the success of understanding and using magic. Krath Rune Magic uses substructures--rather like runes within runes. Runes formed of other runes then imitate the concepts of Centeral, Stem, or other structures found in Sith Rune Magic, in a much more cocise way. However, their nature is somewhat erratic and their use, unless carefully balanced, can lead to great lessening of the desired effect.

The Danger of Incantation I, Aristan Tombstone, the learned of the Sith, write this manuscript not for me to read, but for it to serve as a warning against a sorcery called the Incantation. For the Darkness unleashed with it, is too powerful even for the force of chaos to withstand. The creator of this spell remains unknown till this time, for if he were to reveal himself , he would attract wrath for what he is done. Only once the Incantation has been used and that one time was enough for us masters of Darkness to bury it in a tomb somewhere on an unknown moon. And the ring helping it , cut in five pieces. Before it was dealt with, the Incantation fell into unwise hands and was used to summon an evil greater than we are. The powers of a resurrected Dark Lord multiplied by a hundred fold are too dangerous for everybody, even for us. The destroyed galaxy has no worthy planets to conquer and no cities to enslave. If we were to permit the power of the Dark Lord to grow, he would attack and destroy all that we held in our hands. But it is not my duty to go on with this, but to tell you the full tale of Dark Lord's ressurection and to tell you why we, the Sith, have banished him forever. It all started with one, an ancient and weak Dark Jedi, who has managed to establish himself in the republic as one of the advisors. However, his career was short-lived. After making worse and worse choices, the advisor was expelled from the Republic in dishonor. Even his weakened powers did not help to convince the cold senators to take him back and not deprive him of a job. The second time he came into the office of one of the senators, he was thrown out by his bodyguards for yelling at him. The Dark Jedi was desperate now. But then an odd feeling of revenge and the memory of his old days as a hunter came back to him and he felt angrier and angrier. He started searching for a way to punish the senate for expelling him. Just simply killing all of them seemed too easy. He wanted to show them the true face of Darkness. He searched many hyperspace lanes for a solution, and his plan became dimmer and dimmer. In the end, the old man became desperate and decided to let it go and forget about his lost job. At this time, he walked into a cantina on the far side of some backwater Republic planet. He kept ordering more whiskey until he got so drunk that he could barely hold himself on his feet. Suddenly, a man that looked like a thief came up to him and without a word shoved a piece of paper into his hands. The former advisor looked on the paper, but couldn't comprehend the words. After ordering one more glass of whiskey, the man fell asleep. When he awoke, the paper was still there, in his hands. After looking at it blindly two or three times, the man recognized it. It was a spell, a Sith sorcery spell, written in the Sith runes. It has been long since he has seen one, and so his ability to read the language has gotten weak. But the man understood that there, before him, lay his chance to strike back at those who offended him, and so somehow he managed to translate the paper. It contained directions for an ancient spell, but never said its exact purpose. It also contained some sort of Sith incantation. The man has followed every direction bit by bitand has eventually ended up in the Korribun Necropolis of the Sith Lords. He stoodbefore one of the pyramids, preparing to cast the spell and preparing its components. Slowly, he started to read the incantation and stretched out his hands toward the cone of the ancient pyramid. Suddenly, the tiny door at the pyramid's end has started breaking, and the man felt sudden terror of the result of his spell. As the door broke, the man started running, not seeing what he has unleashed. He awoke a power which has been asleep for millenia, and gave it strength hundred times bigger than it once had. That was the shadow of the fallen Dark Lord, and now that shadow was free. As the being stretched, it only thought, and the escaping man who by this time got to his spaceship, fell dead. As the being broke free from its chains of death, a sudden surge of dark power could be felt by every Force user in the Galaxy, Light or Dark. Such power could not have come from any dark jedi, and was therefore something out of this world. Meanwhile, the shadow of the Dark Lord flew toward the dark planet of Onderon through the infinite stretches of space. It had attracted all who could use the force there. The shadow started its own kind of dark meeting among

thousands of amazed jedi. It has declared that it will destroy the Republic and become the supreme power in the whole Galaxy and declared the jedi its army. First, they had followed, but then some of them started rebelling and attacked the shadow, for to see their homeworlds ruled by such darkness is unbearable. The shadow roared in madness, and with a single wave of its hand slain many of those who started the rebellion. The more powerful jedi managed to escape and alert the rest. The ancient Sith Lords and Sith Magicians had gathered to discuss how to deal with the shadow. After a long sleepless night, they created a powerful spell, a spell which would banish the shadow from this earth once and for all. Their plan was to lure it back to Korribun. For that purpose, they used one of the most powerful Force crystals, and contacted the shadow through it. It had not been long until the Dark Lord has come to Korribun. Like a beast, he searched for the crystal like a hungry animal looks for a piece of meat. The shadow unknowingly was walking into a trap. The crystal was placed right in front of the Dark Lord's pyramid, and that was the place where the shadow came. As it approached the crystal, it became blinded by its immense power, althought itself powerful. The shadow did not hear the hundreds of Sith master step out of their hiding. As they started casting the spell, the shadow felt a sudden shock of pain. As it turned around, it saw the masters who doomed it. They stretched their hands out,and that which was the Dark Lord once, has become no more

The Sith War The first war between our kind and those of light has never been documented anywhere except here in this scroll. If anybody is to know I am writing of this, I will not live long, for our masters have forbid anyone of the Sith to ever record what happened. As for the hated Light-siders, they will not tell the future about these events just for the sake of such war never starting again. If they were to do otherwise, this war would certainly be ignited once again like the blade of a 'saber. Many have laid their lives down in the war, so many even we lost track and count of the number of bodies. The conflict was fought on every planet and on both fronts. For long, no side had the winning edge, for both of us had equal numbers. The balance of the universe...hmm... a concept so vague and yet so clear. "Treat anyone standing in your way as an enemy... eliminate them." say the magicians. And yet, how can you eliminate something just as powerful and just as cunning as you and not be destroyed yourself? The numbers of the Light jedi are equal to number in us, let it not be mistaken. The Light siders are neither weak nor stupid. They are almost as powerful in the Force as we are. Why they choose to follow their religion, I do not know. The Dark Side seems to be so much more powerful. The Light Jedi have chosen to be guardians of the galaxy, guardians against such as us. But we, we will triumph, for light has no power in the true Darkness. A candle can not overpower the Darkness of a giant underground cave. If only a Dark Lord were with us, one of the ancient ones, those with true power. He would wipe out half of these infidels with a move of his hand, and another half with slash of the lightsaber. But we choose not to learn more of our ancient magic, but instead destroy the very scrolls on which the spells and runes are scribed. I do not know why the magicians try to win this war without the use of magic, but by force of a 'saber and by force of the laser. Those of the light and those of the darkness achieve equality in the power of the Force. In the end, nothing willremain, for we will wipe each other out without a trace.

Sith Scroll of Control With respect to the Force, there are two types of control; control over others and control of one's self. When one hears control over others, they immediately think to the Dark Side and when one hears control of one's self they think of the Light. While it is true that Jedi do not control others, rather they help them, it is a myth that Dark Jedi do not need control over one's self. In fact, the more self-control a Dark Jedi has, the more powerful they can be. If a Dark Sider can control his feeling of hatred, anger and fear he will be able to use the Dark Side of the Force more efficiently. With control over one's anger, that Dark Sider can choose when to be angry and to what degree that anger will be to, making his powers more dangerous. With control over hatred a Dark Jedi can choose who he hates and who he doesn't, and to what degree he dislikes people too. With this power he can easily defeat difficult enemies. Control over others is an important part of the Sith. With Dark Side powers any one can control over other, weaker, non-Force users. Control over others can be easily attained by inspiring fear into the population through force. Light Jedi felt it was better to help others than to control them but there devotion to goodness was foolish. The Dark Side is a privilege few have and they should use the power to their advantage. While the Light Side feels selflessness is righteous the Dark Side knows better. Control over all; your environment, yourself and others is what any Sith should do

Sith Scroll of Shadows Having done extensive research into that darker plane of existence, the Shadow Realm, I, Tombstone, pen this scroll for all to see... The First Sith Scroll tells us Sith means Chaos. Shadow is a purer form, a darker one. The Shadow realm is a fathomless plane of misery, terror, and the wailing essence of those who died miserably. The greater powers of the Sith, banished from existence, and seeking advancement, both hide amongst the layers of the Shadow. When dealing with ANY spell which involves Shadowmagik, one must always be aware of the nature of the plane. The inherent misery of the Shadow Realm is such that it seeks to draw all other planes into itself, thereby plunging the multiverse into darkness. There is a heavy toll involved whenever one traffics with the Shadow, and, one who is too ambitious, or careless, may found himself drawn into its folds. Since only the most powerful of our ranks have any means of traveling between planes, becoming sucked into the Shadow Realm is a permanent sentence for most. The denizens of the Shadow Realm are all smaller embodiments of the overall bitterness of the plane. All manner of beasts and beings reside in the abyssal depths of the Shadow, and they all seek to further their strength within that realm. They will do this through any means available, even making pacts with creatures from the Prime, sometimes even other Demons or greater Fiends. The powers of the Shadow are no small matter, and should be used with only the utmost of caution. To become a true master of the Shadow, one must learn all the ins and outs of the Realm. The powers which can be gained from using the limitless reservoirs of unfocused Darkside energy within the Shadow Realm may seem alluring, but, to the foolhardy, they mean only an early death. While many aspects of the Darkside focus on rage, anger, and hate, those

who dabble into Shadowmagik must embrace terror, misery, and grief. You must become a master of these sides of existence before you can even hope to survive the ravaging essence of the Shadow Realm. Seek no fast roads to experience through the Shadow Realm, for there is no quick way to power

Words of a Great Sith Alchemist As I flee the foolish Dark Lords, I record this for future need, or for those who oppose the Dark Lords of the Sith. This is what you must know. By focusing the Rele'kelnar rune, which will create the explosion to eradicate your enemies, with the Massass rune, one must only invoke the Sith Master rune to magnify this power to truly galactic heights. This is a method I have used myself, and with the Sith Master rune, which can be gently controlled (And gently, because it has the power to utterly eradicate you), that can enhance the power of a Rune geometrically, it can do anything from eliminating hostile ships to utterly destroy an entire star system. If one wishes to enhance this effect, adding the Velinar rune to create fire and burn, will only increase the effect, but as the viewer of this should know, the more complexity to a rune, the more difficult and dangerous it is. Heed my words, and enemies shall scream in throes of agony with the power of the Dark Side! Hear the words of the reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, Jak Vilnessa, Jedi! --As discovered by Dev Chaos is the core of the Universe. It lies at the heart of the Force, and using the Force requires using Chaos, even if one does not know one is tapping into Chaos. This is rarely dangerous, as Chaos is present in miniscule amounts controllable even to fools with no power. However, for one who seeks true power, eventually one will reach a limit. To progress further, it is discovered, Chaos must be manipulated - not pushed, not shoved gently, gently nudged, fo one error could mean you never existed. Such is the power of Chaos. But to one who is skilled and daring, a Sith Magician of the first order, Chaos may be manipulated for amazing power and effects, far beyond that which could be achieved through mere use of the Force. Star systems themselves can be destroyed. Planets, eradicated. People, never lived. Such is the power of Chaos. Yet, Chaos is not like the Force, a massive sense that has an aura of sameness all around. Reaching the Dark Side of the Force here is the same as over there. Chaos is utterly different. Composed by threads of probability and what might be and what probably will not be, and infinite other levels of probability. The many levels is what gives Chaos its power, coupled with its randomness. A Sith Magician is in space. He is being pursued by a bounty hunter in a fast, well equipped ship. What are the chances of the Bounty Hunter's ship having a critical core breach and exploding? Surely impossible. The Sith Magician reaches out and senses through the infinite possibilities, and there is one that fits the description. By now using the Force to nudge Chaos, he is able to make this a reality - the bounty hunter's ship core breaches and he is a victim of the power of the Sith! Such is the power of Chaos.

Sith Scroll of Emotion The powers of the Darkside flow from the tree of emotions--> Hate, Fear and Anger. Emotions cannot be stopped, but they can be controlled. By training yourself in the Darkside, you will learn to control Hate, Fear and Anger, and when you control them, you will learn how to control those emotions of others as well. Hate: By controlling Hate, you will gain the power to increase your preformance. If you ever hated something, you notice that you do your utmost best to get it done right. By controlling Hate, you can always get the power to do everything as if you hate it, but, as with hate, it is not carefull. Fear: When you know fear, your senses and abilities will be increased. You will act better than usual. When combined with Hate, you will be carefull as well. Anger: The emotion of Anger will increase your abilities when something fails, or isn't going well. You will become more powerfull, and you will be able to overcome your obstacles with ease. After gaining the ability of controlling these emotions, you will learn how to increase these emotions in others. By increasing someones hate in something, the person will get reckless, and will focus on only one thing. By increasing fear, someone will be afraid of you, he will do everything you want, and do its best not to make you unhappy. By increasing anger, the person will get stronger, and will be touchy, and will easily succumb to hate and fear. Dark Jedi have an aura of Fear around them. People who are of lower rank, or no rank, will feel fear for the higher ranking Dark Jedi. But fear isn't everything, there is an anger towards the higher Dark Jedi as well, and a hate because the higher ranking one is stronger. study the powers of these emotions well, and you will be rewarded. If you fail....

Sith Scroll of Amulets The Sith Amulet is a source of great power. For ages, the Sith Amulet has been a source of protection and power for many. Records of the use and construction of Sith Amulets go back one thousand millennia, and in most cases they were only possessed by powerful Sith Lords and those who knew how to properly wield or create one. Sith Amulets were constructed for a variety of purposes by Sith Alchemists. Each amulet had a specific purpose, and some were even made to trap and lure Light Jedi to the Dark Side of the Force. Sith Amulets greatly enhanced the force capabilities of the wielder by a variety of ways, but the most common being drawing upon his/her inner strength, resulting in potent devices indeed. One common type of talisman that was consructed by Sith Alchemists was an amulet of concentration. These devices assisted the user in focusing his or her concentration more easily to achieve a desired effect, and allowing them to tap into greater amounts of Dark Side energies. This proved very helpful during long and involved processes and rituals, and is a very helpful tool even in creating other talismans. This type of talisman has a major drawback indeed; the user will suffer from complete exhaustion immediately after the desired effect is achieved, which makes this device impracticle during battles. Another effect of some Sith Talismans is called ensnarement. To a Dark Sider these amulets function the exact same way as a concentration device, but to a Light Sider its a whole

different story. Sith Magicians had taken notice to some Jedi using Sith Talismans to serve the Light Side of the Force, and to counter this undesired misuse of their devices, they devised a way to charge the amulets with manu designed to instantly lure a Light Sider to the Dark Side of the force upon wielding the object. This became an effective deterrent for misuse of their devices, and Sith Talismans were soon outlawed for use by Light Sidersever since. Another type of Sith Amulet, even though usage of these devices has become increasingly less and less, is that of healing. Created during the days of Naga Shadows Sith revolt, pureblood Sith devotees who hoped to bring an advantage to their side of the battlefield. Even though these talismans drastically increase a being's natural healing process, the cost of such intercention is great indeed. Use of these talismans weekens the users ability to use the Force. Sith Magicians quickly discovered that any type of use of the Force could easily be detected by others. When the Forces energies are tapped into by a Jedi, subtle ripples in the Force are sent out naturally by the user and can be sensed by others with the ability and training to detect them. These ripples could reveal the location and identity of the Force-using individual, thus inadvertantly alarming their opposition of their presence and ambitions. Sith Magicians soon developed counter-ripples to cancel these natural disturbances in the Force and utilized them in a device called a Force Mask. With these devices, a Force wielders "waves" are countered by the device, therefore allowing his presence to be undetectable, even by the most accute of Jedi. Perhaps one of the most "basic" and widely used of Sith devices, the Shield Talisman protects its wielder from energy and Force attacks. The commonly accepted theory about the method in which this device works is that it absorbs and traps the energies directed at it and stores it for it's own source of energy. An infusion of energy must be applied to the talisman at least once per standard week for it to retain its ability to work. Various other uses for Sith Talsimans have been documented and catalogued by the Jedi, but their descriptions are too lengthy to be placed here

Amulet Construction Only the most skilled of Alchemists can ever hope correctly create a Sith Amulet, for its magic is dangerous and even the slightest miscalculation could result in disaster and possible death of the Alchemist. The construction of a Sith Amulet is a long and drawn out process, and requires complete isolation and utmost concentration on the part of the Alchemist. Any form of disturbance could be prove fatal. The necessary materials for constructing a Sith Amulet are few, but they are very rare and can only be used if found in perfect condition. Some materials can be synthetically processed, but the process itself is just as long and as involved as the construction of the actual amulet itself. The main components of a Sith Amulet are metal alloys and crystals, but not just any crystal will do. Only a pure and perfect crystal will be able to channel the energies necessary to make a Sith Amulet effective, and these crystals are a rarity indeed. Only a few worlds are known to have harbored these types of crystals; worlds such as Adega and Korribun. The metals needed must simply be pure and intainted. The actual construction of the Amulet is a very lengthy process. All of the timing must be right and the materials necessary must be in perfect condition. It is also of utmost importance that the alchemist seclude himself from all possible disturbances during the entire process or the train of thought could be lost and would have to be repeated from the

beginning. A concentration device is a useful object in assisting the alchemist in constructing a talisman. The first step in the process is the sterilization and purification of all the materials involved in the construction process of the Sith Amulet. All raw metals are to be melted and seperated/mixed in the proper proportions in order to achieve the desired types of alloys necessary. A large cauldron is ideal for this type of work, and a sterilized environment is essential. All jewels and crystals used must be polished and cut in perfectly symmetrical shapes to allow the maximum amount of energies to be channeled and stored within them. Synthetic jewels and crystals may be used in the construction of Sith Amulets, but these items MUST be perfect in every aspect, symmetrically and atomically, and the must be cut perfectly. The most common forms of Sith Talismans are amulets, medallions, or necklaces that can easily be worn around ones neck to allow the hands to be free during the rituals and battles that they are used in. The shape and fashion of the Talisman are entirely up to the alchemist in charge. The usual method is inlay a crystal or jewel within a metal mold partially surrounding it in order to give support for the donning of the device. The Sith Rune of bonding must be inscribed upon the amulet during the construction accompained by the rune of the desired effect of the device.Upon the completion of the physical aspects of the device, the Sith Spell of bonding must be repeated ritually upon the device once at dawn and once at dusk for 3 days by a Sith Magician, and the magician must also fast during this period or the entire process will be destroyed. The talisman is than hung around the neck with a small chain or other similar device.

Capturing a Soul One powerful ability of Sith Talismans is the ability to capture the soul of a being within them and tap into that soul as a source of energy. This not only doubles as a very efficient power source, but is is also a very effective method in which to get rid of your foes. Souls are not very easily captured, however, and some very powerful souls are not easily contained as you will soon learn. Only very strong and powerful individuals should attempt these kind of feats. The key to capturing a soul within a Sith amulet is of course to weaken it by breaking the will of the individual. The most effective way of go about this is by defeating the victim in combat. A person defeated in combat realizes their own weakness, and therefore realizes that further resistance will only cause more pain and agony as they attempt to defy the inevitable. Once you have broken your victims will, they have no chance of escape. The only way to capture a soul within a Sith Talisman is to channel vast amounts of powerful Dark Side energies through the Talisman and draw the soul out of the host body and into the amulet where it will stay for eternity or until released. It takes a vast amount of concentration for this manuever and the difficulty of the task is determined by the strength and skill of the user opposed to the strengh and skill of the victim. This conflict often turns into a battle of the wills in which if the user wins, the soul is trapped within the talisman; and if the victim wins, he resists the attempt to trap his soul. Note however that both the user and the victim will be severely fatigued from this battle of the wills (assuming that the victim resists) and the stress from the conflict could be enough to damage or even destroy the amulet. Also note that if the victim had been severely weakened beforehand that the user will score an easy victory and will suffer almost no fatigue at all.

Once the user has trapped a soul or souls within his talisman, it is utilized as a power source for the amulet as well as an anchor for Dark Side energies to cling to. This makes the amulet so it is not as easily drained and also increases its power level. The more powerful the soul captured, the more power is added to the amulet, but the more difficult it is to contain. Please note that a contained soul is not always a helpless soul. The domain inside an amulet can best be described as chaos. Vast amounts of energies are constantly channeled through, and the various souls within (if there are any) are all floating around inside, with usually the more powerful souls dominating the weaker ones. Sometimes the soul(s) within an amulet can catch the user off gaurd and attempt to take him/her over, especially when the user is very weak and is using the amulet's energies. Again this comes down to a battle of the wills, with the same effects as before. A soul will usually attempt a takeover very shortly after it is taken. A soul gets gradually weaker as it remains within the amulet because its energies are constantly being drawn upon and used. Therefore it will be easier for the soul to attempt a takeover early while its energies havent been drained. The lost souls are not always ready to take this chance though, for if the stress is too much, they may end up destroying the amulet, and their soul would be lost forever. If the takeover is successful, however, the user will be a prisoner in his own body as the most dominant soul within the amulet will have direct control over his/her actions. A takeover can be detected by other Sith magicians, and together they can channel their power together to drive the soul out of the body and back into the amulet, or simply destroy the amulet all together. There have been a very few rare cases where a captured soul has taken over a body through an amulet, but rather than simply controlling the body through the amulet, the soul was powerful enough to actually transfer itself into the body. This is a very rare occasion as the soul must belong to a VERY powerful individual, and few people of this magnitude exist today. When the soul takes over the host body, the the original soul is pushed back into the subconcious mind of the body, where it can only witness the actions that the invader is making, but can do nothing to affect or prevent them. This drives the individual to madness, and if he ever recovers from this horrible prediciment, he becomes seriously mentally ill from this ordeal, and can never regain his sanity again. If the occupancy time was very brief, however, the individual usually does not acquire these side effects.

Amulet Safety Unless properly constructed or wielded, a Sith Amulet can be just as damaging to the user as it is to their opposition. Sith Talismans channel vast amounts of Dark Side energies through them, which makes them very dangerous devices if not handled properly. Misuse of these items can lead to disconfiguration, insanity, and even death. Although it is extremely difficult to destroy a Sith Talisman, they can sometimes be damaged. A common form of damage is caused by the unproper construction of the amulet. This can be caused by the use of damaged components during creation, unsterile and disturbed atmosphere upon creation, and perhaps the most common, the incorrect use of binding runes and rituals during the final phase of construction. All binding runes must be hand carved and in perfect symmetry upon the surface of the talisman, or they will not function properly and sometimes not at all. Many times are "dud", or dangerous devices created by unskilled alchemists.

If the binding ritual is performed incorrectly by the Sith Magicians, it can also cause the talisman to be defective. These rituals must be performed in complete harmony for them to acheive their maximum effectiveness. The Magicians must fast for the three days that the rituals are performed, and each ritual must start at the exact same time everyday, once in the morning and once at dusk. An amulet can also be damaged during a ritual in which more energy is utilized by the amulet than it can possibly handle. This usually occurs when more than one Sith Magicians are focusing their energies on one amulet to complete an operation. This is an effective way to get things done, of course, but one must pay close attention to avoid a catastrophe by placing too much stress on the talisman. If an overload is caused, a "kickback" (described below) may result, causing injury to all involved, and possibly death. A damaged amulet will not function properly or as effectively, and can sometimes have dangerous side effects. Due that the fact that Sith Amulets channel vast amounts of potent and dangerous Dark Side energies, a damaged amulet may allow some energy to escape during vigorous use. This is called a "kickback" and is extremely dangerous depending upon how much energy is released. Depending upon the amount of damage to the amulet and the intensity of the activity the amulet is involved in, the energy released during the operation will cause an explosion of Dark Side energies, seriously injuring all those within its blast radius with the most damage being taken by the user. In most cases this results in death. All kickbacks will cause even greater damage to be done to the amulet, and it could even result in the talismans destruction. Amulets containing souls could also cause a kickback should a takeover be initiated by the prisoner soul. If the stress is too much for the talisman's structure to handle, it could result in a kickback, usually with enough force to utterly destroy it and causing the souls within to be lost in limbo forever, as well as injure the user.

Amulet Power Sith Talismans draw their power from a variety of sources in order to continue to function properly. Upon creation, all amulets are given the ability to channel Dark Side energies through them, but that does not mean that these amulets are always self-sufficient. Some amulets need a constant recharge of energies, while others may only need to be charged every once in a while. Another factor may be the amount of use an amulet recieves as its powers can be drained easily if it is used often. Most amulets draw upon the power of their user for their energies. This type of amulet is drained very easy as it's supply is limited to the strength of the user himself. The more powerful the user, the more effective the amulet will be in his hands. Also note that because the amulet draws upon the user's own inner strength, these amulets are very exhausting to utilize. The user can sometimes suffer considerable fatigue after or during long and involved rituals, and will be required to rest for a very lengthy period of time to regain his strength back. This makes most amulets of this type impracticle during a battle. Amulets containing Jedi souls are very powerful talismans indeed, as the trapped soul(s) are continually feeding the amulet (not by thier choice!) the energies it needs in order to function effectively and properly. These amulets are not as drained as easily, and some powerful souls are capable of powering an amulet for hundreds of years, depending on the amount of use it recieves. Be warned though that amulets containing these powerul souls have been known to take over thier user and control his/her actions. Dabbling with these amulets can be very potent but also very dangerous.

Talismans can also be fueled by a handful of Sith Magicians focusing their energies upon the amulet in order to make it more efficient in acheiving the desired effect. During these rituals, all involved are channeling their own personal energies into the talisman to make it's powers stronger and more potent. This can be very dangerous though for if the ritual is not performed correctly and too much energy is being channeled into the talisman, the results could be devastating. If too much Dark Side energies are channeled through the amulet at any given time, it could overload and explode with enough force to kill or injure the user, and cause damage to itself or even be destroyed. Locations of a strong presence of the Dark Side could also serve as effective sources of energy for an amulet during a ritual. it has been recorded through history of Sith Magicians performing rituals in areas of a strong presence of the Dark Side in order to make their magic more powerful, and the same holds true to utilizing an amulet's powers in those same areas. For example, a ritual invloving a Sith talisman would be more effective if performed in the tomb of an ancient Lord of the Sith rather than the streets of a small fishing town on some uncharted planet. The talisman draws upon the almost limitless energies surrounding it to serve as it's source of feul for such operations. Other locations of a strong Dark Side presence could be the sites of massacres or battles where there had once been much death concentrated in a single area, or even any Hallowed ground where a historic event utilizing the Dark Side had once taken place.

Book nine The Book of Magick Protection Spell: Craft of spell in the fire weave it well weave it higher weave it of shining flame None shall pass to hurt or main So mote it be! ------------The following ingredients are needed to cast To Make a POPPET DOLL ( Voodoo )

1. Piece of cloth to make you poppet doll from. 2. 3 Thorns from a blood red rose. 3. A picture of the person you wish to Hex.

4. Strand of hair of the person. Extra: Grave yard dirt ( Goofer dust ) place this near your enermys home in the shape of a person this directs misfortune.

To Make a POPPET DOLL ( Voodoo ) I anyone can already guess this is the spell that i got my name from because of my love of Voodoo. Voodoo dolls ( Poppet ) are considered Black magic so be careful. How to do it. 1. First get the picture of the person you wish to Hex, Small not large ex Passport photo. 2. Then the strand of the persons hair. 3. Take the piece of fabric and cut and saw it into a shape of a person. 4. Once the Poppet is ready cut a small hole into the belly then place the photo, the hair and the 3 thorns inside the Poppet, Then saw it back up. 5. Now your ready to say the spell of your choice, for this poppet is now a strong force of misfortune for the person and when you say the spell it will be more potent. BE WARNED: Choose your words carefully. There are stories i could tell you about this spell that show just how dangerous it is and what it can do. If you are not sure on anything please PM me. The POPPET ----------------------------------------------The following ingredients are needed to cast To get Revenge Hex

1 Black candle 1 Black ink pen 1 Black ribbon 1 picture of the person your binding or getting revenge on. 1 envelope Voice

To get Revenge Hex To get revenge . To make the person suffer , image anything and it will be done too them, this spell is kind of like too get back at someone who has did you wrong ! Warning ! Evil Black Magic ! Lit the black candle and be sitting in indian style. Then take the person's picture and look and imaged revenge on the person, what you want too image that happens to them focus on that . Then take the picture and take the black ribbon and wrap the ribbon around the picture. While wrapping the ribbon around the picture say: I bind you from everyone, i close your world , i show you only darkness no light , i punish you , you can never harm , hurt or use manipulation never again against me or anyone else, i chain you too the ground so you can not get up , i bind you too the chair so that you may not move , i sick snakes on you , so that you may scream in pain , i put everylasting torment on you , forever and ever as i

will it so mote it be Then take the wax from the black candle then pour it over the ribbon . then say : i seal it through thee art of my anger , sorrow and saddness. or say what ever you feel from being involved with this person I bind you too insanity , pain and misery and i sent you far way from me . then take the black pen and write the person name on the envelope . then put the picture that has a ribbon wrapped around it and wax on the top of it and stick it in the envelope. then burned the envelope with picture and say : you can not harm me any more through any resources you have no power over me and you shall see that everything you put me through can be reverse back too you 4 times fold . so shall will see so mote it be . When finished dispose of ashes . or what ever is lefted of envelope. -------------------------------The following ingredients are needed to cast deadly curse

light a black candle if you can 7 focus

deadly curse this a very powerful spell that curses your enemy. Sit for five minutes and focus on how much hate you feel for the target. Convert all your insecurities, all your pain from everything, all the hate you feel for others, your joy, your stress, convert it all to hate for that person. Circulate the hate for five minutes, and say ―I curse you‖ 27 times. 27 is an unlucky number. Do that at the same time. After that, have a cup with milk in it. Pour some vinegar and squeeze some lemon/lime in there too. Stir the potion counter-clockwise 7 times. 7 is the number of ‗completion‘ Say what you wish like ―I curse you Tommy, may all your friendships crumble and die‖ then say ―So Mote It Be‖ dispose of the chemicals in the soil, or water. No other way ---------------------------The following ingredients are needed to cast All four elements protection spell

1 blue candle 1 red candle 1 green candle 1 white or grey candle to make the spell stronger. dragons blood(Herb/Combination of herbs i think this is a note) salt or anyother protection herbs/stones

All four elements protection spell A powerful spell that invokes the elements to protect you from harm.It really works based on me,family & friends who used it cast your circle in a quiet & peaceful place.put the candles inside the circle in the following order/direction,north=green candle,east=white/grey candle,west=blue candle,south=red candle.If you have...put any herbs/stones for protection in the middle of the circle.light the candles from north & clockwise,when lighting them say *i invoke the element of earth to the north* & so on.BTW green=earth,white/grey=air,blue=water,red=fire. when all the candles are ready then you can stand or sit in the middle or outside of the circle.relax & say *i invoke all the four elements by my side all that wish me harm shall not pass,so mote it be! start off with north & say *earth protect me from north & around,block & crush thee threat* *air protect me from the east & around,blow & send back all thee threat* *fire protect me from the south & around,burn & banish all thee threat* ^water protect me from the west & all around,wash away & cleanse all thee threat* thank the elements =) blessed be,amaranth ----------------------------------------------The following ingredients are needed to cast Breaking a hex

2 white candles 2 purple candles 4 hematite crystals 1 picture of yourself Sunset Sunday

Breaking a hex A spell to destroy a hex that has been given to you. Cast a magick circle with you wand, athame or forefinger. Place the white candles in the North and South direction and the purple candles in the West and East directions, activate the crystals and put on in each direction. Chant: 'Element of water, I invite you to assist me In breaking this hex! Welcome.' Light the two white candles whilst visualizing a ribbon on white light rapping around you in a clockwise direction, then light the two purple candles and visualize them wrapping around you in an anti-clockwise direction with the white ribbon. Pick up your picture and visualize it being surrounded by black light, but then the black light being completley consumed by a colour of light you consider protective (I choose

red due to the red candle being associated with protection) Chant: '(Say the colour) light of protection, (say colour) pure, I have been given I curse I can no longer endure. Purify my body and cleanse y soul, Remove this hex from me please, May you devour it whole. So mote it be!' Bow to the four directions and and chant: 'My curse is lifted, My bad luck away, Curser! Leave me alone forever or the curse will come to you and stay!'


Exorcise Spirits The following ingredients are needed to cast Exorcise Spirits

Learn At Least 10 Banishing Spells Or Have Experience In Exorcism

Hold Your Hands Together. Your Thumb Face Each Other, So as Your Index And Middle Finger. While Your Other Finger Hold It Like Holding A Gun. Then Chant Three Times:

''On abira unkyan sharakutan''

MEGA WARNING BY MNE,THIS IS A NOTE,THIS MIGHT NOT BE AN EXORSIM,IT MIGHT BE A DEMONIC OR SPIRIT SUMMONING OR SOMETHING. ----------------------------The following ingredients are needed to cast Astral Projection

Just a clear mind PLEASE READ FIRST TO BETTER UNDERSTAND IT. Half way down you will see a numbered section, these are are list of things you need to do. Again PLEASE FORGIVE THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN. From THE POPPET

Astral Projection Over 50 members on this site have asked me about this ritual so here it is. This is the strongest and easyest way to learn the art of Astral projection. Please forgive the way its written i took this Strait from my own spell and rituals book that i wrote awile ago. i use it to teach my own coven along with many others.

After having studied many methods of Astral Projection, I have found that this is the easiest to do. The Poppet teaches these techniques in a week, but they can be easily done in a day, with proper devotion. I feel that this technique is superior to others because it does not require intense visualization, which many people cannot do. enjoy! One of the chief barriers people learning to project face is fear. Many are afraid that they may die, or be harmed in some way as a result of their projection. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Canterbury Institute, renowned for its occult studies, executed an experiment in projection involving over 2,000 people. None of them were hurt in any way by this, and now, three years later, none have complained of any newly arising problems. Once you are aware that you cannot be harmed by projecting, you should begin The Poppets techniques, step by step. Step one: Relax the body. According to The Poppet, ''the ability to relax is the first prerequisite, perhaps even the first step itself'' to having an OBE. (out of body experience) This includes both physical and mental relaxation. The Poppet does not suggest a method of attaining this relaxation, although Progressive Muscle relaxation, coupled with deep breathing exercises (inhale 1, exhale 2, inhale 3.... until 50 or 100) are known to work well. Step two: Enter the state bordering sleep. This is known as the hypnagogic state. Once again, The Poppet doesn't recommend any method of doing this. One way is to hold your forearm up, while keeping your upper arm on the bed, or ground. As you start to fall asleep, your arm will fall, and you will awaken again. With practice, you can learn to control the Hypnagogic state without using your arm. Another method is to concentrate on an object. When other images start to enter your thoughts, you have entered the Hypnagogic state. Passively watch these images. This will also help you maintain this state of near-sleep. The Poppet calls this Condition A. Step three: Deepen this state. Begin to clear your mind. observe your field of vision through your closed eyes. Do nothing more for a while. Simply look through your closed eyelids at the blackness in front of you. After a while, you may notice light patterns. These are simply neural discharges. They have no specific effect. Ignore them. When they cease, one has entered what The Poppet calls Condition B. From here, one must enter an even deeper state of relaxation which The Poppet calls Condition C- a state of such relaxation that you lose all awareness of the body and sensory stimulation. You are almost in a void in which your only source of stimulation will be your own thoughts. The ideal state for leaving your body is Condition D. This is Condition C when it is voluntarily induced from a rested and refreshed condition and is not the effect of normal fatigue. To achieve Condition D, The Poppet suggests that you practice entering it in the morning or after a short nap. Step Four: Enter a state of Vibration. This is the most important part of the technique, and also the most vague. Many projectors have noted these vibrations at the onset of projection. They can be experienced as a mild tingling, or as is electricity is being shot through the body. /their cause is a mystery. It may actually be the astral body trying to leave the physical one. For entering into the vibrational state, he offers the following directions: 1. Remove all jewelry or other items that might be touching your skin. 2. Darken the room so that no light can be seen through your eyelids, but do not shut out all light. 3. Lie down with your body along a north-south axis, with your head pointed toward magnetic north. 4. Loosen all clothing, but keep covered so that you are slightly warmer than might normally be comfortable. 5. Be sure you are in a location where, and at a time when, there will be absolutely no noise to disturb you. 6. Enter a state of relaxation 7. Give yourself the mental suggestion that you will remember all that occurs during the upcoming session that will be beneficial to your well-being. Repeat this five times. 8. Proceed to breath through your half-open mouth. 9. As you breath, concentrate on the void in front of you. 10. Select a point a foot away from your forehead, then change your point of mental reference to six feet. 11. Turn the point 90 degrees upward by drawing an imaginary line parallel to your body axis up and above your head. Focus there and reach out for the vibrations at that point and bring them back into your body. Even if you don't know what these vibrations are, you will know when you have achieved contact with them. Step five: Learn to control the vibrational state. Practice controlling them by mentally pushing them into your head, down

to your toes, making them surge throughout your entire body, and producing vibrational waves from head to foot. To produce this wave effect, concentrate of the vibrations and mentally push a wave out of your head and guide it down your body. Practice this until you can induce these waves on command. Once you have control of the vibrational state, you are ready to leave the body. Step six: Begin with a partial separation. The key here is thought control. Keep your mind firmly focused on the idea of leaving the body. Do not let it wander. Stray thought might cause you to lose control of the state. Now, having entered the vibrational state, begin exploring the OBE by releasing a hand or a foot of the ''second body''. The Poppet suggests that you extend a limb until it comes in contact with a familiar object, such as a wall near your bed. Then push it through the object. Return the limb by placing it back into coincidence with the physical one, decrease the vibrational rate, and then terminate the experiment. Lie quietly until you have fully returned to normal. This exercise will prepare you for full separation. Step seven: Dissociate yourself from the body. The Poppet suggests two methods for this: One method is to lift out of the body. To do this, think about getting lighter and lighter after entering this vibrational state. Think about how nice it would be to float upward. Keep this thought in mind at all costs and let no extraneous thoughts interrupt it. An OBE will occur naturally at this point. Another method is the ''Rotation method'' or ''roll-out'' technique. When you have achieved the vibrational state, try to roll over as if you were turning over in bed. Do not attempt to roll over physically. Try to twist your body from the top and virtually roll over into your second body right out of your physical self. At this point, you will be out of the body but next to it. Think of floating upward, and you should find yourself floating above the body. The Poppet suggests you begin with the lift-out method, but argues that both are equally efficacious. GOOD LUCK From the poppet If you ever need help just PM me. --------------------------------The following ingredients are needed to cast Magic Seal

a blessed pen(black) a regular pen(optional) a creative design a body an item of your choosing

Magic Seal Makes a seal to hold your power The purpose of this spell is to slowly siphon some of your power into a seal, located either on you, or a specified object. The siphoning cannot be stopped unless your powers blocked, or if you break or counter-seal it. This is good because its purpose is kind of like a ''backupgenerator,'' it also serves as a temporary ''power surge'' First off before you can do anything, you will need a blessed pen, i believe someone has already posted that somewhere here so i will not go into detail on that

You will need to brainstorm a creative and unique design that only you could thing of, to avoid sharing a design with someone(unless you want to)once you have the design you may want to practice drawing the design so you can just tap your power on the spot. You also might want to make it kind of simple to you dont have to draw it for hours just to get a little ''kick.'' When you have your design finalized, you are ready top turn it into a seal. To do this draw the seal with the pen, on whatever you want to be your ''talisman'' or ''trinket.'' I drew mine on my arm so i dont have to worry about forgetting it, losing it, or having it stolen, and it makes it easier to divert power to it. You can draw it on metal, but make sure you can see it in your mind since you can't see the actual marking. Now is the activation, if you want to change designs do it now before you activate it. Now concentrate on your power and materialize and aura. Now direct some(or all) of it to the seal, closing you eyes as you do so imagine in your mind a plain black screen with you seal in white, in the direct center Keep concentrating your aura to the seal untill it changes colors when it has changed to the color completely, drop your focus and concentration and say


Your seal should have been created, if you feel a warm/burning sensation around the seal on your body then you have done it correctly. If you sealed some of your power into a talisman or some kind of object, then you should feel as though some of your limbs are dead, or you may feel a bit drowsy. There is a way to temporarily stop the seal from siphoning power, and it is to consciously will it to stop. It is a good idea, because before i discovered this ''loophole'' some of my spells had been weakened becasue some of their energy had been taken away. Break sealing: a spell used to permanently dissolve a seal, releasing all of its energy and power to the owner of the pen who drew it. Counter sealing: a spell used to limit the storage of seals, causing bad luck and misfortune to those within contact of the ''leaking'' aura(similar scenario: you save $10 and someone takes out $5 to burn at a campfire) -------------------------------------

Book ten The Heartless Theory (me naske,aka winko,aka Hellos wrote this myself)

In A Manga/video game called kingdom hearts,if you think im wrong,well sithism,hmmm? Heartless are either re-incarnations of darkness or beings of darkness themselves,though in kingdom hearts,they have No emotions,this could mean love,kindness,compassion,those type. They Lust for peaples hearts,in this theory,theres the physical body,the spirtual body(Soul)And the Heart,The Heart,within holds the persons memorys,who they are,there emotions,personality ectWhen a heartless,in a way,takes another person,that person loses his/her heart to the heartless and becomes a heartless,losing body and soul,though heartless could be physical? The Person loses their form,emotions,memories,who they are to the darkness,and becomes completly difrent, Though only one person in the kingdom hearts video game,Ansem,The Seeker of Darkness,was able to become a heartless while keeping his soul,and his heart,to various degrees,memories,who he is ect,but still,a heartless himself of high intelligence,i belieae this is possible. There could be many forms and types of Darkness,with the heartless being one form,but all forms/types are unified? In Kingdom hearts,there are hundreds of thousands of diffrent worlds,universes?This is possible,science itself beliave this is possible to,science all says it is possiblew within every black hole is a universe,and our universe could be in a black hole? Kingdom hearts the place,Is A bottomliss abyss in every direction,of darkness,with a few clouds floating,where you can walk on,with a hugemongus door,The Door is the Door To Darkness,(Heartless)\

Each World in kingdom hearts has walls,not physical walls,that keep the worlds from connecting,and the heartless somehow took these down in

Each world itself has a heart,and if the heartless take a world,worlds are mushed together in a way into The End of the World(Appocoliptic World)That is a mixture of all the worlds controlled and enslaved by the darkness,this world is charactized as the heart of the darkness,because kingdom hearts is within. In the Abyss,It is darkness in every direction,where all hearts are formed... (it is possible there are other physical and spirtual worlds) ------------This is from kingdom hearts-

ones born of the heart and darkness devoid of hearts ravage all worlds and bring desolation seize all hearts and consummate the great heart all hearts to be one one heart to encompass all realize the destiny the realm of kingdom hearts the great darkness sealed within the great heart progeny of darkness come back to the eternal darkness for the heart of light shall unseal the path seven hearts one keyhole one key to the door the door of darkness tied by two keys the door of darkness to seal the light none shall pass but shadows returning to the darkness ones born of the heart and darkness hunger for every heart until the dark door opens ---------------(this is supposed to be a phropecy meaning-this-Heartless will destroy and collect hearts for the "great heart" which is kingdom hearts[KH1 malificent in Hollow Bastion] and all hearts will become one heart[kingdom hearts] everyone knows the destiny of kingdom hearts which is darkness, eternal darkness, someone with the heart of light[sora] will unseal the seven hearts[princesses] with a keyhole and a key to the door[keyblade]. The door of darkness[end of KH1] tied by 2 keys[sora and mickey on each side of the door] will seal the door of darkness to seal the light. Nothing will pass except for shadows returning to the darkness. Darkness waits until the door opens again so it can feed on hearts And-Heartless will destroy and collect hearts for the "great heart" which is kingdom hearts[KH1 malificent in Hollow Bastion] and all hearts will become one heart[kingdom hearts] everyone knows the destiny of kingdom hearts which is darkness, eternal darkness, someone with the heart of light[sora] will unseal the seven hearts[princesses] with a keyhole and a key to the door[keyblade]. The door of darkness[end of KH1] tied by 2 keys[sora and mickey on each side of the door] will seal the door of darkness to seal the light. Nothing will pass except for shadows returning to the darkness. Darkness waits until the door opens again so it can feed on hearts. -------However,this is from the game,parts of it can be inncorrect,because if this theory is true,the heartless would win in the end?

Its intresting to read----ANSEMS REPORTnote,this is from the fictional kingdom hearts video game-

Kingdom Hearts

Ansem Report 1 Much of my life has been dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. That knowledge has guarded this world well. Not a soul doubts that. I am blessed with people's smiles and respect. But though I am called a sage, there are things I do not understand. I believe darkness sleeps in every heart, no matter how pure. Given the chance, the smallest drop can spread and swallow the heart. I have witnessed it many times. Darkness...Darkness of the heart. How is it born? How does it come to affect us so? As ruler of this world, I must find the answers. I must find them before the world is lost to those taken by the darkness.

Ansem Report 2 It is my duty to expose what this darkness really is. I shall conduct the following experiments:  Extract the darkness from a person's heart.  Cultivate darkness in a pure heart.  Both suppress and amplify the darkness within. The experiments caused the test subject's heart to collapse, including those of the most stalwart. How fragile our hearts are! My treatment produced no signs of recovery. I confined those who had completely lost their hearts beneath the castle. Some time later, I went below and was greeted by the strangest sight. Creatures that seemed born of darkness...What are they? Are they truly sentient beings? Could they be the shadows of those who lost their hearts in my experiments?

Ansem Report 3 The shadows that crawl beneath the castle... Are they the people who lost their hearts, or incarnations of darkness? Or something entirely beyond my imagination? All my knowledge has provided no answer. One thing I am sure of is that they are entirely devoid of emotion. Perhaps further study will unlock the mysteries of the heart. Fortunately, there is no shortage of test samples. They are multiplying underground even as I write this report. They still need a name. Those who lack hearts... I will call them the Heartless.

Ansem Report 4 The Heartless appear in groups, and are multiplying rapidly. I've provided them both living and nonliving samples. They've responded only to the living. They seem to multiply after absorbing something from the living creatures. Their prey vanishes without a trace. I

believe the Heartless are taking hearts. They are born from those who've lost their hearts, and thrive on hearts seized from others. The hearts taken by the Heartless become Heartless themselves. Though I lack proof, I am confident in this hypothesis. I must also study their behavioral principles. Though they lack emotions, they do seem to have some intelligence. How to communicate with them? It's just occurred to me: Could they be the darkness in people's hearts?

Ansem Report 5 To study the Heartless behavior, I picked one out for observation. It wiggled its antennae and, as if sensing a target, headed deep into the castle. In the deepest part of the castle, its antennae began vibrating, as if searching for something. Suddenly, a strange door appeared. I'd never known of its existence. It had a large keyhole, but didn't seem to be locked. So I opened the door. What I saw on the other side mystified me. What was that powerful mass of energy? That night I observed a great meteor shower in the sky. Could it be related to the door that I have opened?

Ansem Report 6 A massive core of energy lay beyond the door sought by the Heartless. It may be the ultimate goal of the Heartless. But what is that energy? I have devised a hypothesis, based upon my observations of the Heartless. The Heartless feed on other's hearts, and they yearn for that energy core. That thing beyond the door must be a heart, too--the heart of this world. There is no proof, but, having felt that immense energy, I am certain. That was the heart of the world. The Heartless are trying to take hearts not only from all living creatures, but from the planet itself. But what do they mean to do with the heart of the world?

Ansem Report 7 I am studying material from the meteors that rained down that fateful night. What a find! The material is foreign to our world. It is elastic to the touch, and when two pieces are combined, they bond easily. None of the records even mention such a substance. Was it introduced to this world when I opened the door? I wonder how many other such materials drift through the atmosphere of this tiny world... I wish I could soar off and find out! Could there be uncharted worlds up there? My curiosity never ceases to grow. But I should stop speaking of such unrealistic dreams. For now, there is no way to venture outside this world. My people and I are all but prisoners of this tiny place.

Ansem Report 8 There is no doubt that the Heartless are deeply connected to the people's hearts. Further study may unravel both their motivations and the mysteries shrouding the heart. As a start, I have built a device that artificially creates Heartless. By recreating the conditions that spawn the Heartless naturally, I should be able to produce them artificially. This device is the culmination of all my research thus far. The machine's test run successfully created a Heartless. This may be a step toward creating a heart from nothing. The artificially and naturally created Heartless showed nearly identical traits. But the two types remain distinct for the purpose of the experiment. So, I will mark the ones that are created artificially.

Ansem Report 9 Simply astonishing! Today I had a guest from another world. He is a king, and his vessel is built of the material that composed the meteors. He called the pieces "gummi blocks". It seemed that my opening the door has opened a path to interworld travel. We talked for countless hours, but one story in particular caught my interest: that of a key called the "Keyblade". The Keyblade is said to hold phenomenal power.One legend says its wielder saved the world, while another says that he wrought chaos and ruin upon it. I must know what this Keyblade is. A key opens doors. It must be connected to the door I have opened.

Ansem Report 10 Just as people have hearts, so do worlds. The same can be said of stars in the night sky. And deep within each world lies a door to its heart. The Heartless desire those hearts. Born out of darkness in people's hearts, they seek to return to a greater heart. Yes that's it. The Heartless come from people's hearts, as does the darkness. Is the core of the world's heart the world of the Heartless? I will pursue the answer there and become all knowing. My path is set. I shall seek out the wielder of the Keyblade, and the princesses. My body is too frail for such a journey, but I must do this. I will cast it off and plunge into the depths of darkness.

Ansem Report 11 Upon opening the door of a world's heart, the wall around that world is broken down.This is seen as a shooting star. Through this, I have been able to understand the reason why the material known as Gummi Blocks has the ability to allow travel to other worlds. A world's wall collapses because of the appearance of the Heartless, but finding a world's door takes time. And robbing a world of its heart is a similar case.If the door has been closed by the Keyblade, one would probably be unable to reach that world's heart again. Before the Keyblade wielder appears in this world, I must take measures to do something.Supposing that there is a close relationship between the Princesses and the Keyblade, it seems likely that they will resonate with each other... I have chosen a special girl. I do not know if she possesses the power of the Princesses, but there is a chance, and this is an experiment. She may lead me to the place where the one holding the key is... I shall send her off to the ocean of other worlds.

Ansem Report 12 I have transcended to an existence of only the heart. I should have come back as a Heartless, but there is no sign of such a transformation. My body has surely perished. However, I am different from the other Heartless, keeping the memories of before, and I have not taken on the form of a Heartless. It is evident that there are still many things to be studied. In order to cross over to the dark realm, which is not this world, you must go beyond the door of Kingdom Hearts, the heart of all worlds. The core connected to the world's heart, the place that will take me to the world of darkness. (I will record the details in another report...) There are still so many unknown worlds. The Realm of the Present...The Realm of darkness. The Realm of light. And, The Realm of in-between. In which one will I find sanctuary?

Ansem Report 13

When the heart casts away the body, where does the body go? Heart and soul are separate, and the soul remains in the body. But can we assume that the remaining body and soul perish? Certainly when the heart changes into a Heartless, the body disappears. Or does that apply solely to this realm? Could other beings similar to the Heartless exist in another realm? If we take that to be the case, then there must be another form of oneself elsewhere. An existence neither of darkness nor of light. An in-between existence. Cast off by the heart, a mere shell, one who begrudges both the darkness and the light. This mystery cannot be easily resolved. The relationship between the heart and the body is a complex one. But since we exist in this realm, our counterparts of another realm must not be existent. Therefore I shall call them... "The non-existent ones." --------This is taken from the kingdom hearts wikipedia,it might be helpful,but distinguish the fact from fiction-and what is possible and what is not-

Heartless From Kingdom Hearts Wiki:

The Heartless Emblem The Heartless are beings of darkness which manifest in two forms, "Pureblood" and "Emblem". While most Heartless are in fact manifest hearts, they behave entirely devoid of emotion, and were thus named "Heartless".[1]

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1 Origin 2 Nature 3 The Heartless Invasion

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4 End of the World and Kingdom Hearts 5 Types o 5.1 Pureblood Heartless o 5.2 Emblem Heartless o 5.3 Other 6 Trivia 7 Notes and References 8 See Also

Origin According to legend, the people of the universe once lived in harmony on one world, with their hearts full of light. Unfortunately, they began to selfishly fight over the light, and darkness grew within their hearts, covering everything and destroying the world. The light survived in the hearts of children, who were able to rebuild the broken fragments of the one world into many, smaller worlds. However, the true light was still hidden in the darkness, so the worlds remained separate.[2] At least a decade before the events of Kingdom Hearts, Ansem the Wise, king of Radiant Garden, took it upon himself to study the darkness within human hearts, so he and his apprentices, Xehanort, Braig,Dilan, Even, Aeleus, and Ienzo, conducted experiments on the heart beneath his castle, the Hollow Bastion. Ansem Report 1 While these tests began with simple psychological tests on willing subjects like Xehanort Secret Ansem Report 1, they quickly snowballed and eventually caused their subjects' hearts to collapse, producing the first Heartless. Ansem Report 2 Unable at first to determine what they were, Ansem named them "Heartless" due to their apparent lack of emotion. Ansem Report 3 After finding that the Heartless were naturally drawn to the worlds' Keyholes Ansem Report 5, he invented a machine within the Heartless Manufactory which recreated the conditions which naturally spawned Heartless in order to create artificial Heartless. In order to differentiate the natural and artificial Heartless, Ansem set the machine to mark its creations with the castle's emblem, and named the two types "Pureblood" and "Emblem", respectively. Ansem Report 8 After a visit from King Mickey Mouse of Disney Castle, Ansem ceased his experiments Secret Ansem Report 2, but they were taken up by his apprentices, and he was exiled to the Realm of Nothingness. Secret Ansem Report 3 To further their research into Heartless, as well as the Keyblade and the Princesses of Heart, the apprentices cast off their bodies and surrendered their hearts to darkness, giving birth to their Heartless and Nobodies. Against expectations, Xehanort's Heartless retained his human form Ansem Report 12, as did the apprentices' Nobodies. Eventually, the witch Maleficent learned of the Heartless and began using them in her quest for power, and gave the power to lead the Heartless to those who joined her in her quest. Nine years before the events of Kingdom Hearts, she sent a swarm of Heartless to conquer the Radiant Garden, causing it to be lost to darkness so completely that only the castle of Hollow Bastion remained, even in the survivor's memories. [3]

Nature Pureblood Heartless are the natural Heartless, born when people's hearts are normally consumed by darkness. They are ink-black in color, with yellow beady eyes. They are more common in places that are close to or saturated in darkness. Upon their destruction, they simply disappear in puffs of darkness. Emblem Heartless, on the other hand, were originally created from machines that reproduce the process of a heart being consumed by darkness. Afterward, stolen hearts can become

Emblems. They have more varied shapes, colors, and are branded with Xehanort's symbol to differentiate them from the Pureblood ones. They are more common on the worlds within the Realm of Light, and usually mimic the shape of creatures or objects within that world. Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, possess several key characteristics that define them as Heartless. All Heartless are created when the darkness that resides in a person's heart consumes him or her, thus giving the darkness shape and form (this process occasionally forms Nobodies, which are born from the body and soul left behind when the heart is lost). Being born from darkness, they are mindless and act on instinct, their only goal to find hearts, and consume them to create more Heartless. But what they desire above all are the hearts of worlds, and thus they enter worlds in search of the way into the hearts of the worlds. When they consume these colossal hearts, the remains of the world form new worlds, such as Traverse Town and the End of the World. At the same time, Heartless seek out the users of the Keyblade, since the Keyblades are able to vanquish Heartless very effectively. In order to stop the users of the Keyblades, the Heartless use the Keyblade itself as a homing beacon, but ultimately desire to take the heart that commands it. Because of this, Keyblade wielders are under constant attack. Heartless, being formed from darkness, have varying strengths, depending on the amount of darkness in a person's heart. The darker the heart forming a Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, the more powerful and more monstrous the resulting being will be. An exception to this is Xehanort's Heartless, who retained his human appearance for unknown reasons. This is a direct contrast to Nobodies, which determine rank according to the strength of the heart, and whose appearance becomes more human as they increase in power. The Heartless, being mindless, usually have no master to direct their actions and instead act on the instinct to gather more hearts. However, there are some higher beings who can command them. Heartless will obey those with an affinity for darkness and a strong will. If many people attempt to control them, the Heartless will side with whomever is most powerful. Those with hearts, such as Maleficent, endanger themselves however, as the Heartless are attracted to their hearts. If they show weakness, the Heartless will not think twice of consuming their hearts. On the other hand, higher ranking Heartless, like Xehanort's Heartless, can fully command other Heartless without endangering themselves. Also, Organization XIII is able to command them as well with their strong wills, but are not endangered of being consumed by them for their lack of a heart. Heartless make use of the "corridors of darkness", inter-dimensional pathways that connect the many worlds. These pathways are located in the Realm of Darkness, and thus are very dangerous to use if one is not accustomed to the darkness.

The Heartless Invasion While the Heartless were not researched with the intent of creating a fighting force, their very nature as manifestations of the destructive force of darkness made them naturally suited for conquering and destroying the various worlds. Their natural ability to travel to various worlds through the use of Corridors of Darkness makes it virtually impossible to fully defend a world from Heartless, and the method in which they are created and exist make it practically impossible to cut them off at the source. Even fighting them once they appear is made difficult due to their immunity to standard weaponry. While sealing a world's Keyhole will save the world itself, it is still possible for the Heartless to appear on the world and hunt the people themselves. For example, even though the great Door to Darkness at The Radiant Garden was sealed by Sora in the first Kingdom Hearts, the Heartless were able to remain on that world even after the destruction of the End of the World and the restoration of the worlds, and propagated to form a gigantic siege engine of over a thousand Heartless.

The Heartless's natural danger is only increased due to the many villains who seek to harness the creatures' power for their own goals. Many of these villains, such as Pete and Organization XIII, specifically seek to create abnormally strong Heartless by forcing beings with strong hearts to succumb to darkness. The primary weapon for destroying the Heartless is the Keyblade, as it is both specially suited for manipulating the bonds between heart, body, and soul which create Heartless, and it is the only object able to thwart the Heartless in their goal of devouring a world's heart. However, in the absence of the Keyblade there are several other options. Magic, especially light-based magic, is effective against the Heartless, as are magical weapons. In either situation, invading Heartless can be made disorganized by defeating the major Heartless which leads them, or the dark heart which attracted them to that world. While this does not by any means purge the world of its Heartless, it gives no small respite from their threat.

End of the World and Kingdom Hearts The Heartless reside wherever darkness is abundant, especially the Realm of Darkness. However, they also reside in places such as the End of the World, a collection of the remnants of worlds that is located near the darkness. Another area that the Heartless live in is the World That Never Was, the world of the Nobodies that rests dangerously close to the darkness upon which the Heartless thrive. Heartless, as they seek and consume hearts, also desire to return to the greatest heart, the heart of all worlds, Kingdom Hearts, that resides deep within the Realm of Darkness. And because of this, Heartless seek immense darkness, enough to completely consume the Realm of Light. The entryway into this place of great power is the Door to Darkness, the door that separates the realm of light and the realm of darkness. However, with the efforts of Sora and the King, the door is closed, which causes the worlds lost to the darkness to be restored, and preventing a massive army of Heartless from pouring into the realm of light. The forces of the Heartless were extremely weakened after the door to Kingdom Hearts was sealed off, though there were still many left. At the end of Kingdom Hearts II, it is unknown what exactly happened to the Heartless and if they still pose a threat. It should be noted though that Yen Sid has mentioned that the only true way to destroy all Heartless is to have all people have light filled in their hearts and no darkness, leaving nothing to create a Heartless or something for them to thrive for.

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Darkness From Kingdom Hearts Wiki: A world of information not accessible by Gummiship This article is about the plot element. You may be looking for other uses.

"All worlds begin in darkness, and all so end. The heart is no different. Darkness sprouts within it, it grows, consumes it. Such is it's nature. In the end, every Heart returns to the darkness whence it came! You see, darkness is the Heart's true essence..." —Xehanort's Heartless

The emblem of the Heartless, Hearts that have been conquered by darkness Darkness is a force parallel to Light, and is also used in the form of attacks in the Kingdom Hearts universe. Darkness has been known to cause people to lose their hearts to it if they have delved too deep into it. Slowly suppressed and conquered by its influence, these unfortunate souls become Heartless and, if their Heart is strong enough, leave behind a body that becomes a Nobody. Those who follow the path of Darkness will usually gain untold power at the expense of something of their former selves. Though darkness is mostly used by the series' villains, it is not entirely malevolent; friendly characters are able to use the powers of darkness to some effect, ranging from opening the Corridors of Darkness to projecting dark energy blasts (one of Riku's abilities in Kingdom Hearts II).

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1 Weapons and Special Uses of Darkness 2 Effects of Darkness 3 Known and Notable Darkness Users 4 Darkness as a Destination

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Saïx opening a Corridor of Darkness for Roxas. While darkness is often associated with evil, it can be used for the force of good. If one can accept darkness into themselves without allowing the darkness to consume them, they may wield its powers without succumbing to its influences (as in Riku's situation). King Mickey's Keyblade is a Keyblade from the Realm of Darkness, though this does not mean that it is actually affiliated with Darkness; in this case, it means that it is necessary to close world doors from the side of the Realm of Darkness. Darkness is also seen being manipulated into attacks by the Heartless and Nobodies, and to a greater degree Maleficent, the members of Organization XIII, and Riku. Sora can also slightly manipulate Darkness inKingdom Hearts II through his Drive Form, Anti Form, in which the darkness inside Sora that was created when he became a Heartless in Kingdom Hearts reawakens. He and Jack Skellington also use dark power during "Dance Call". Darkness is also an element used in multiple forms of Magic, the most notable being Gravity. Darkness can also be used for transportation. Experienced users of Darkness are able to open a Corridor of Darkness to travel between locations with a great degree of speed. However, these are physical corridors of Darkness, and prolonged or repetitive use of this means of travel will often allow Darkness to manifest deeper within a being, leaving them more vulnerable to its negative effects in the long run. There are many items that have used for protection against darkness. Some of these items are seen as simple things such as the Midnight Anklet and Champion Belt which boost the equipped character's resistance to dark-element attacks, or the infamous Black Cloak worn by King Mickey, Riku, and the members of Organization XIII which protect the wearer from the negative effects of using the Corridors of Darkness.

edit Effects of Darkness Darkness creates and feeds off of primal emotions such as revenge, hate, and greed. In the process, it makes those it affects experience and exhibit these feelings while constantly making those feelings stronger, eventually leading to the affected becoming a Heartless. Darkness can also change the physical appearance of those it affects, up to such extremes as a normal person becoming a Shadow and Riku taking on the form of Xehanort's Heartless. Also, those who use the Corridor of Darkness, or come in contact with Darkness of any form on a regular basis, have their Heart "stained" by Darkness, which leads to a change in eye color to a golden yellow color. Members of Organization XIII and Naminé do not experience this due to the fact that they are Nobodies and do not have hearts to stain. Also, Riku does not have yellow eyes because the explosion of the Kingdom Hearts Encoder cleansed his body from the effects of Darkness.

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Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:01 pm

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When I was a boy, I imagined great adventures and was the hero against the evils of man. The "Indian", the "robber", the "enemy" all fell victem to the sawed off broomstick that was my sword, my gun, my wand, my staff. When I was a teen I, I became the seeker of lust, and treated many girls poorly, trying to be the hero again in the ways of love, but as is the way with the ill prepared, there were more failures than successes. I developed a body strengthened by climbing and running. I developed no-fear by acting on stage and finally, after many patient endurances, confronting the bully to my great satisfaction. When I was in college, lust reigned suprieme, and study fell by the wayside. I left the educated to join the impoverished. Great foolishness again through imagination, entertaining philosophies of darkness and agression toward others, manipulation the order of the day. When I saw that the future held no progress, I enlisted. There I learned the true meaning of dedication and endurance. I built my body, focussed my mind, and truely took ownership of my future and life. It was the time of the greatest of victories, and the most complete of defeats. I found the love that was all that I wanted in a woman ... before I know what I wanted. When I returned to civilian life, the great building began. Study and work became my life, and remained so for many years. The love that I had brought back with me destroyed me, and I gave myself over to spite and rage. Many years had to pass before my emotion became my ally again. Many years, many promotions, many raises, much respect, a new love and many passions have come since then, and now I stand at a new precipise. I have all that I have ever planned. All of my strategies have paid off far greater than I could have percieved. I have Power in the ways that I assumed power to be, and yet there is still more to be done. But the more to be done is not without, but within. Ah more journies to be had. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:12 pm

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In order to best understand others, one must study. My preference for study is to drift closer to applied practicality than that of the great philosophic minds of the world. Show me the man who studies man from the field and I will show you a man who knows the smell of hopps in his beer, knows the taste of the cheeseburger, knows the warm moist soil and the back breaking sweat that comes from the planting of a field, knows both the sting of the torn flesh under soft hands first being used after long rest and the satisfaction of work ... and a man who knows how to smile. Show me a man wo studies man from a classroom and I will show you an intelect truely profound, rationalities grand and robust, great quotations from great voices of the past, a man who knows the lessons that others have written, and perhaps, just perhaps, maybe a few insights of his own. I respect both as both have their value, but I tend to seek out the man who studies with dirty hands.

One student of life that I have found invaluable, both for peace of mind and for strategies in dealing with others is Allison Armstrong. Her perspectives on the nature of relationships should be required reading for all. "Taoists steal truth wherever they can find it." - Charles "Chip" Thomas _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Someone once asked me what I though the core difference was between light and dark .... I thought this was a great subject for a Haiku

Pooh dances around Catching snowflakes on his tongue Piglet shivers too. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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I am a student of Western Martial Arts, particularly the German forms in the tradition of Lichtenauer as recorded by Juaqim Meyer in his "Art of Combat", 1570 and 1600 printings (Forgang translation). As I continue to study this, I am going to use this journal to record my thoughts and ideas. It is an experiment. The test is to see if greater observations about life can be made through an alegory of martial knowledge. It will be interesting to go back over some time in the future and see what the results yield. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:14 pm

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Considerations of the target areas:

The human body can be neatly divided into four primary target areas. These are four quarters identified as left and right, and high and low target areas. Left and right are Joined: identified by simply drawing a line from the top of the nead to the groin, bisecting the 24 Nov head and torso. Upper and lower are separated by a line drawn across the chest just below the solar plexus. An easy way to identify the proper placement of that line is to 2008 fold your arms across your chest; the low point formed where the forarms meet is a Posts: good ballpark. Exact precision is less important. With these two lines you get four 216 Location: divisions of the body. Los Angeles These four target areas are a broad way of evaluating where an opponent is open and where he is protected. It is not possible to be in range and protect all portions of the body simultaneously, therefore being able to read the opponent and identify not only where he is protected, but where he can also easily protect with minor movement and where he can not easily protect is very valuable information to work with. In the same manner you can evaluate your own vulnerabilities and strengths based on your position. In order to evaluate this accurately there needs to be a minor modification to how many evaluate guard positions. Guard positions are not static, they are merely checkpoints in a fluid movement, some point where one must go through to execute a strike or a point just beofre the point of full commitment to a strike, where a change of mind can still happen. This means that in evaluating a guard and its protective

qualities and vulnerabilities, we need to evaluate more than just the position of the sword. We need to evaluate direction of movement, transitional positioning of the weak and strong of the blade, power behind the movement, positioning of basic skeletal structure, range, timing, foot position, body momentum (linear and rotational), relative position to the line of attack ... it isn't easy. In a fight, this information may not be able to be processed in time. This is why the study and evaluation in training. By evaluating positions and their nuances, we can develope techniques that may not be revealed any other way. In attempting to rediscover this art, not everything is in books and some things are truely to be learned in the "marketplace" (i.e. though practical application in a training environment with real risk). Limiting our scope to four general target areas is by no means sufficient to go into detail in every possible configuration. After all, a Zwerchau is often a horizontal strike to an upper openning, a Shielhau is a short edge cut to an upper openning following a line pretty much from above, as are the Kurtzhau and Glutzhau, and there are upper openning targets from the unterhau comming up from below. That there are four openings does not mean there are only four directions of attack. Every openning can be attacked from every angle, and the center of the openning is not always the target area. margin note: think about the 8 lines of attack on each openning But in what practical experience I do have, my own thought process does limit itself to a more primitive and simple mindset, looking for the openning or how to create it. It that case, to focus on more than a general target area at this point in my ability is a bit much to ask, so the four quarter system will do for now. Perhaps once I have a bit more muscle memory built up to where I don't have to think of every little thing I can refine my target areas a bit more. Meyer, after all, divides the head into quarters as well. We shall see. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:41 pm

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a series of posts I made from another site on the Sith Code. This is a working document, original is in violet, revisions in white. What is the Sith Code? I choose to use the following definition of code: a system of

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letters, symbols, or prearranged signals, by which information can be communicated secretly or briefly, or to simplify, a secret message. I see the Sith Code as a meditation. The very first word of the code is Peace. It all begins with peace. Being the first word could imply many things. I chose to interpret it as a beginning, the foundation, the core tenet of the Code. Of all the ideas to initiate a code with, the word Peace is chosen. The first two words ―Peace is‖ … we are being given a definition. The purpose of a definition is to promote understanding. We are being given a way of perceiving peace for us to carry forward. ―Peace is a lie.‖ A lie is the antithesis of a truth. Through other teachings we are taught that Truth is relative to the observer, it can be impacted by various points of view. Thus I would extend that the same can be said of a lie. If peace is a state of nonconflict, and that is the truth perceived, then it is also a lie, as any position of nonconflict, through a different point of view can be seen as a position of a different conflict. Therefore the ability to achieve a peace that all will agree is Peace is not possible, and the assumed Truth that it is a uniform ideal that is achievable, not being possible, makes it a lie. Any definition of peace is dependent on the relationship between two or more entities. As each will have a different point of view is the same interpretation of peace even achievable between two sides? Peace may by its very definition be self defeating. However this statement is a definition, and as such is simply an attempt to promote understanding. It is important to understand this principle of peace being a lie. This does not, however, reduce in any way the value of peace, or the desire for peace. It is the first definition, the first statement, the foundation of the code. Understand the nature of Peace, and from there, proceed. ___________________________________________________________ ―Peace is a lie‖ It begins with Peace, the founding concept, the first idea. This first idea ―is a lie‖, a statement of being, a definition, a simile. As a statement of being, it is a deception, and a deception is a tool. As the first idea, it is the first tool, before all others. It also has its nature in obfuscation, and in here, the trap. Peace is misleading. It can mask many dangers. To be ignorant of those dangers is to be ill prepared when the peace fails. As a definition, it provides understanding of the nature or Peace. A truth or a lie is dependent on the observer. As peace between two entities requires them to come to agreement, and the two entities will see the peace within their own context, the exact same peace is not achievable to both, so though peace as a generality may be agreed upon, in the specifics it is no longer peace. By its very nature, it is self defeating in the

purest sense. A true peace is not possible. As a simile we see how to use it. Just as I do not reject the use of lies, I do not reject the ambition of peace. But for a lie to be successful, it must be presented convincingly. It must be actively preserved as it is harder to maintain than a truth. There will always be those who seek to undo the lie. Eventually, it will be torn asunder, and a new lie will need to be created in its place. It is the same for Peace. But there is another trap. ―Peace is a lie‖ does not necessarily imply ―Conflict is a truth‖. Conflict is not the opposite of peace, but the presence of conflict may prevent peace. ―A‖=‖B‖. ―Not B‖ = ―C‖. If ―D‖ then ―Not A‖. This does not deduce ―C=D‖, but ―if D then C‖. ―If conflict then a truth.‖ This is an interesting conclusion to the logical progression. None of this reduces the value of peace. It is the first idea. Understand Peace, and from there, proceed. __________________________________________________________ ―There is only passion.‖ I interpret passion as the sum of the way we perceive our primal selves, the ―lizard brain‖, instincts. These are interpreted by us as emotional input in our brains and chemical input to our bodies. These are present in all of us, as we are animals, with generations of evolutionary development creating hard wired thoughts and reactions into our selves. Even our cognitive abilities are an evolutionary development and so it could be argued that even this is a passion. We are nothing but the sum of our passions. All of our observations are infused with passion; all of our actions are driven by them in one way or another. We are a complex association of passions, assembled and running through the span of our lives. Fortunately one passion that all humans have is ambition of some form. In many there is a drive for understanding. There is also a drive for compassion, and a drive to be given compassion by others. There are many drives, all of them passions. We are the sum of our passions, mingled with experiences, complimented by our genetic make-up. In the end, our identities, our personal truths, our dreams, our fears, our goals, our hopes … the things that make us human are all passion in origin. There is nothing else. There is only passion. ________________________________________________________ ―There is only passion.‖ Passion is the sum of the way we perceive our primal selves. Chemical input controlled by a hidden part of our mind creates emotional and physical experiences provided by generations of evolutionary development creating hard wired thoughts and reactions. We are animals, the sum of our passions, mingled with experiences, complimented by our genetic make-up and filtered through the lens of our cognition,

our awareness of self. We are not human without passions. Fortunately one passion that all humans have is ambition of some form. In many there is a drive for understanding. There is also a drive for compassion, and a drive to be given compassion by others. There are many drives, all of them passions. In the end, our identities, our personal truths, our dreams, our fears, our goals, our hopes … the things that make us human are all passion in origin. There is nothing else. There is only passion. ________________________________________________________ ―Peace is a lie, there is only passion.‖ That there is no period between the two statements implies a connection. Does this mean that as long as there is passion there can be no true peace? Is it the passions that create the various points of view that prohibit peace from being there? Is peace a lie because there are passions? Would true peace only be possible if there is an absence of passion? There are those that have said that peace creates stagnation or apathy. Perhaps apathy is a path to peace? But is peace through apathy truly peace? There are many implications through this statement. But none of the interpretations that I have involve removing peace from one‘s purpose or goal. Just because something is not achievable does not mean it should not be pursued. It has been often said that it is the journey, not the destination that is important. I do feel though that a journey should have a destination, reachable or not, in order to guide it forward. Perhaps Peace is that unachievable destination and the journey is the walk toward that destination. Peace is a lie, in that it cannot be reached. But Peace as a goal is not foolishness, as there are fewer greater ambitions to guide our hand more worthy than peace. I believe the intent here is to reveal that Peace is a noble goal, but unachievable, because of our passionate natures. To recognize this is the secret. _________________________________________________________ ―Peace is a lie, there is only passion.‖ Does this mean that as long as there is passion there can be no true peace? Is it passion that creates the various points of view that prohibit peace from being there? Is peace a lie because there are passions? Does the lion sit quietly only because he is not hungry or horny? There are many implications through this statement. I will need to explore further before I will understand the true connection between these statements. But none of these interpretations involve removing peace from one‘s purpose or goal. A lie serves a purpose. It has been often said that it is the journey, not the destination that is important. A journey should have a destination, or it is just wandering. Perhaps a lie is an unachievable destination and the journey is the walk toward that destination. A lie cannot be maintained forever, but know how to lie. Know when to lie and when not to. Know when to abandon the lie. But never underestimate the power of a lie.


In my younger years I was a soldier, an infantryman serving in the Army. I can think of no greater area where peace or the lack there of has greater consequence. To be in a state of non-peace is to be at war. Nothing inspires passions more readily than being shot at. The very need for survival is one of, if not the most, powerful of passions. I am aware of the passions that rise up. Fear, anger, hopelessness, inspiration, drive, ambition, hate, love, companionship, esprit de corps, pride, love, loneliness, exhaustion, futility, achievement, glory, honor, joy, relief, fatigue, hunger, reward, jubilation, loss … they are all there at one point or another, often all at once and it screwed up my head. But there is no one who has a more intimate wish for peace than the combat soldier, because they are so acutely aware of the alternative. We prepared for the inevitable day when peace would end and war would begin, because we know that it will come. It is the nature of man to fight. But just because we know it inevitable does not mean we do not still strive for it, and we fight with the end goal of reestablishing peace. For me, I was grateful that it was me there and not someone else. There are some things that civilians should be protected from. The true understanding of the horrors of war is one of them. And so in my life I prepared for war, and always prayed for peace. And I still do, though the wars are not the same, thankfully. ―Through passion‖ Why ―Through‖? Why not ―with‖ or ―because of‖ or ―using‖? Through is an interesting choice. It implies that passion is a potential tool. Like any tool, knowledge of effective use requires insight and practical application. Our modern society is very heavily influenced by Greek thought. The Greeks feared passion, and considered them dangerous. Their goddess of love was a fickle and vain woman, known for her random temperament. The god of love was a child, playing with his bow and arrow, shooting people with his arrows with the discernment of a child. How random, how terrifying! Passions were feared as they were seen as extraordinarily powerful and very often destructive in nature. There are many myths and stories from the Greeks that reinforce this point. After all, the city of Troy was destroyed, an entire culture wiped out and many thousands killed for the simple passion Lust. We as adopters of many of the Greek ideals likewise are taught to suppress our passions to prohibit the destructive ramifications of following them. And this is a lesson that should not be cast away. But how does one go about understanding passions? It is so individual, so unique to a person. We can observe passions in others and make mental observations that may or may not apply to our own passions, but this is rationalizing passions, not understanding them. Passions are experienced. There is no other way to gain understanding. One must experience them. In short, one must LIVE! Only through embracing the wonderments and sorrows of life can one fully come to the level of understanding that is needed. To use a Martian term from ―Stranger in a Strange Land‖, we must grok passions, understand them on such a base level that we know them in our heart as well as our mind, that the understanding infuses with our lives so

that understanding them is as natural as breathing. Only through experiencing life can this be achieved. Passions have the potential to be truly destructive, as well as truly constructive. Awareness of their use is required. Not by Using Passions, not Because of Passion, but Through Passion, with a full understanding of the risks and rewards, the cause and effect, the pitfalls and enslavements will the rest of the line come to fruition. ―Through passion, I gain strength.‖ There are many ways to look at strength, but if we focus on the strength derived from a full understanding of our passions, I see strength of self awareness and a sense of self being a natural result. Like the strength of an iron bar, it is measured not on what it can accomplish but what it can withstand. Through understanding our passions, both the positive and negative, and through proper and responsible application of those passions, we develop a resistance to the side effects of passions within ourselves and an ability to withstand, through that understanding, the effects of the passions of others. Passion being dangerous, understanding passions protects us from those dangers. This phrase also implies a progress. Though passion is not the only path to strength, it would be hard to imagine an equal strength without an understanding of one‘s own passions. Therefore it is a process, and one should not assume that there is strength where there is no understanding of passions. This, I feel, has been the downfall of many. Strength at various times in various cultures has been viewed as the harnessing and suppression of passion. I think this is the failing that our society has built itself on, for as long as they are suppressed or ignored, they will continue to create problems in any society. We have indoctrinated a people with a core weakness: they are ill prepared to handle and resolve the problems deriving from passions. For me personally, I am aware of the strength that comes through passion, though it was one of many very painful lessons to learn. It is interesting to note that it is the negative passions that build our strength more than the positive ones. I do not know if it is cultural or human, but negative reinforcement always comes to mind more readily than positive. At the collapse of my first marriage I felt completely betrayed. This betrayal left me hate filled and wrathful towards all women. I allowed those passions to guide me, and did a great deal of harm to others. It had changed my priorities and I was bound and determined to get back my own sense of self using lust as my medium. I did not like the weakness that I had become in my marriage and realized that it was that transformation that really killed the relationship more than anything. In the end it was a friend who stuck with me for the next few years (now my wife) who was able to see me through out to the other side. I clawed my way back out of that pit and now am much stronger for it. I have the personal strength to be confident in my own identity, something I was lacking in that first marriage. It was only learned by experiencing it, and admittedly was far easier to handle than the first major sense of betrayal that I experienced during a riot in the Army (that made me inhuman for 2 years). Perhaps with this perception, I can walk into the next one with more understanding and handle

it a bit less destructively. ―Through Strength‖ Again it is the understanding and use of strength that is important. What is the nature of your strength? What areas are you not strong? I look at it as evaluating the fortifications of a castle, or perhaps the foundation of a house. Where are the hard points? Where are the weak points? I do not believe that any strength is all encompassing, and within strength is an inherent weakness. Understanding this by evaluating your own strengths is the key. But again, the strength is a tool, not an end in and of itself. One must understand the tool and how best to use and not to use it. Hammering a nail with a screwdriver can be done, but it is easier with a hammer. It is not the strength that is enough. It is not the ability to endure that is sought. It is through an understanding of passion that it is developed. As passions are individual, so therefore is strength. Understand your own strength and learn its vulnerabilities. But how does one go about understanding their strengths? Just as one learns about passion by living life, one understands strength by observing it. The nature of power is individual, yes, but to understand the weaknesses one needs to watch the interactions of strengths as they relate to one another. This is done by observation of chiefly the self but also of others, how things relate, and how strengths compliment and repel one another. To live life is the base, but to do so without observing leads to a small life of little accomplishment. Through observation and reflection upon our experiences we are able to begin to understand our strength. ―Through strength, I gain power‖ Through the understanding of our strengths, and in turn, our weaknesses, we gain power. So what is power? I fell that power represents our ability to impart our will upon things outside ourselves. In a crude example, having physical strength grants the power to move heavy objects. If I have the strength of a charismatic personality, then I may have power to influence the thoughts and deeds of others. If I have the strength of personal drive and determination, I may have the power to achieve tasks that take a great deal of time and patience. Through an understanding and the proper application of any given strength, there is a means to exercise your will. Attempting to exercise your will without being aware of your strengths may very well cater to your weaknesses, and no amount of will is going to yield the true potential. There is a rather interesting example of this taking place in my martial arts studies today. I have been studying Western Martial Arts in the Lichtenauer tradition for a year. This compliments my previous 10 years sword combat experience nicely and has been a passion of mine, consuming many wakeful evenings. During the year, the instructor for the class, very passionate about the material and very driven to share his knowledge, did not have, as a strength, the ability to teach advanced concepts. This I felt was truly unfortunate. He was very skilled in getting information into the heads of complete novices quite nicely. His strength of being able to break things down and

present them to fresh eyes was well complimented. There was, however, one weakness that he had. He had a need to have a firm hand of control over his class. This lead to problems when he was questioned or when techniques he was demonstrating were challenged based on material he had previously covered. This led to disagreements in class with some of the students, and as he was unable to resolve them, he removed those students that were most confrontational. This was a problem. In the end the instructor broke away from the school and is starting his own school. The original school is replacing him with myself, where hopefully my understanding of my strengths (some charisma, a passion for the sport, and a strong ability to teach through understanding the mind of the student) will yield results more in line with what the dean of the school is after. Understanding my own weaknesses comes into play as well. By looking at where I am weak, that is my demeanor when in a focused mind set, and keeping that in mind, I hope to be able to mitigate problems that this weakness would cause. Through this understanding I hope to have the power to impart upon others the information I have and seek out new and a more robust understanding of the art. Through Power Power is yet another tool. Understanding power is necessary to move forward. It is said ―with great power comes great responsibility‖ and I feel this to be true. When you exercise your will, you are facilitating change. The greater your power, the greater the change you can facilitate. As we do not each live in a vacuum, the changes we make will impact others, other lives, other needs, other desires. Therefore we must not forget to facilitate change is to take ownership of that change and all of the ramifications that derive from them. Even if I do not care what impact a change I started has on others, I must acknowledge that it has had impact on others. Without this knowledge I am nothing more than a child with a gun. It is very likely that eventually I will bring great harm onto myself at some point. Another aspect of power is the corrupting influence. I feel this goes hand in hand with the responsible use. If I am not responsible in the use of my power, and do not remember the impacts it has on others, I shall come to rely on my power too heavily and begin walking down a very dangerous and short sighted road. The corruption comes when one remembers one‘s passions, fuels power with them, but has forgotten peace. To understand power we must test our ability to change something. By doing this we can experience the change, and the ramifications, good and bad. We can study our power and refine it. We can focus it to any given task. It becomes a process of honing the tools in our arsenal to identify their best usage and the risks associated. When we understand our power and can use it with responsibility, then we can direct it to a given goal in a proper manner. We can take our arsenal of tools and set them against a task.

Through power, I gain victory Ah victory, the accomplishment of a task. Using the tools of our power arsenal we can assemble a plan, execute a task and achieve a goal. Victory does not require opposition, though often the more hard-fought the victory is the more satisfying. But in order to achieve victory, there must be a plan. What is victory if not the achievement of some goal through proper execution of a plan? It is the culmination of the stepping stones through which we have traveled. We lived life that we may understand our passions. We observed life that we may understand our strengths. We have tested our power to understand its limitations. Now we set them to task of executing our will, following a plan to an achievable goal in which we have not only accomplished what we set out to do but have not strayed from the journey to everelusive peace. We have done so with responsibility and recognition of consequence, and have evaluated that the victory was well worth the price, or at least within acceptable levels through the means achieved. It is through our victories that we interact with the world in the most meaningful of ways. In my own case, the greatest victory achieved that is easy to explain is my path to where I am in my career now. At 22 I was living on the streets, stealing food off of tables in a pizza place before the tables were cleared. I worked as a security guard when I could find work, and wasted whatever money I got on instant gratification. I was living according to my passions. I had been given an opportunity to go to college but threw it away in exchange for lust filled evenings when I should have been studying. It was a life of my own doing. I decided that this would change, and in 10 years I would be working as a computer programmer. I evaluated my current situation and decided that a hard reset was required, so I enlisted. Four years later I was out with a whole new set of strengths to my credit, imparted to me by my training. This is not to say they were not there, but they were reinforced during my time in for Army purposes. Once I got out I got a job and went to school, making use of the money provided by my time in service. I studied with new found diligence and within 2 years was employed as an intern for a major computer company. I worked and went to school full time, and worked ridiculous hours. After another year and a half I was brought on full time as a salaried employee. All in all it only took 8 years. A new plan set in motion, and I set the goal of becoming a senior software engineer within 5 years … Now, 5 years later I exceeded this goal by one level. Now I am about as successful as I desire to be in my career, and am thinking of taking on a new one. This was a major victory. But at every step, there were choices. There were various powers that came into play, and various decisions on the best and most ethical way to accomplish the given subtask. Only one of my decisions have I ever questioned and it is more because of an unforeseen result that caught me by surprise. Certainly victory came at a cost. I lost my first wife. I lost years of doing anything else by working so hard. I lost friendships. But I gained new ones, and achieved other benefits. Salary isn‘t bad either.

But there is a dark side to victory. Through Victory Understanding victory, success, and accomplishment, especially when faced with an opponent where your gain is their loss (inevitable sometimes), is understanding that what has been achieved was not only an execution of will, but a planned and premeditated accomplishment of a goal. You set that goal. You pursued it. You set the pieces in motion. If you had not, then it is not your victory. Observing victory is one of the easiest as it requires forethought. You are conscious of what you are after from beginning to end. It may change over time, but it is still there. Looking back and seeing the collateral damage caused in the victory is another aspect of observation. It may serve as a means to refine the use of power, or may serve as a point of insight for future plans, just as any experience is. It is not hard to observe at all, but what has victory given you? Through Victory, my chains are broken What does this mean, chains are broken? What are chains? In their common use they are used to restrain a force lesser than the strength of the chain. But to what end? In most cases I see chains as a means of protection. If they are used as in shackles, and I am wearing them, then some other force seems to think that I may provide a threat to their intention. The shackles they have put upon me are to protect their interests. If you chain a load down to a flat-bed truck, you do so to protect your goal of transporting the load from being foiled by the load moving around on the truck. If you chain up a bike, you protect your bike from someone else forcibly removing it. Chains protect. So what are my chains? Are they the chains that others place upon me for their protection, or are they the chains that I use to protect myself? Chains are a tool, a static device used for protection, but they are outside my power. They are independent of my power. I could say that my bonds of family are a chain. I am protected by the support they provide often enough. I could say that my willful perspectives on certain disagreeable topics that I arbitrarily put in place to protect myself from that perspective is a chain. But what is the nature of a breaking chain. A breaking chain is useless. It will break at the weakest link, has a maximum ability to resist, and once broken, that chain as it is cannot be used. If it is needed it will need to be repaired, but the repaired chain will not be the original chain. It will be a new set of links. Many of the old links may be reused, but the broken link is gone forever. A broken chain is a one way trip. So how does all this relate to victory? When one pursues victory one takes ownership of their power, their strength and their passions. In order to achieve victory in the

truest sense there is the need for responsibility. Many of the chains that are formed upon us at childhood, there to protect us, shield us from the weight of responsibility. Once we exercise our power to a goal of victory, we begin to willingly pull against the very chains that protect us. Some prefer to look at chains as though they are chained to a wall, prevented from escaping. I view my chains as those holding up the weight of the world, so that I am not crushed undernieth. As I achieve victory after victory, I demonstrate that I am able to bear the weight. As this is demonstrated, a chain breaks, shifting more of the weight on to my shoulders. The greater my victory, the more chains break. It is a one way trip. Once a chain is broken, unless I set in motions plans to create new chains, thus shifting the weight back to others to carry rather than myself, the chain will never be reattached. To break the chains is not something I look forward to, but should I wish to accomplish victory, I must be willing to accept the breaking of chains that comes with it. It is not progression that is being illustrated in this line, but eventual cost and burden. However, because I was not foolish in the progression and remembered the hazards of passion, the weaknesses within my strengths, the responsibility of my power, and the planning of my victory along a path of peace, I am able to bear the weight. In fact I embrace it, as it means that another is not carrying my load, and I am able to carry the load of my daughter as she needs until she can carry her own. Just as Adam and Eve, protected from the hardships of adulthood, labor, pain in child birth, in the Garden of Eden, had to be cast out, the chains protecting them broken forever, so we in our own progress through life will have the chains that protect us as children broken as we grow to adulthood. But in truth, in the end, this is not a bad thing, for we have a greater reward from the breaking of our chains. We have ownership of our lives. I do not know of many who would give that up to have the old chains recast, and the weight it held taken away. Would that not also take away our victories? All we would have is the memory of a life without the chain. That, to me, would be a greater burden than I would be willing to bear. And the force shall free me. In the end, as this is the end of the code, comes the force, the unifying source of all life and existence. Just as life is a part of the force, so is death. Our individual lives, as part of the greater force, shall pass. We will leave echoes of ourselves in our absence. The end comes to all, and in this end the burden that we carry as a price of the victories we have achieved, big and small, will be removed from us. We shall be free from both the chains and the burden. The lessons of this life will be carried on. Whether they will be carried on by ourselves I cannot say, but they will persist in this life as the impressions we leave on others. It is not our lot in life to carry our burdens for eternity. The force will balance all in the end, and just as it is impossible in the beginning, so it will be

possible in the end. We will come to the final destination of this life‘s journey. Peace. What we do with our lives, what becomes of our passions, our strength, our power, our victories and the lessons from all of these we shall have to wait for the next life to understand. I feel we are merely in preparation and when it is time, I will go well prepared. Should there be nothing beyond this life, it will be a life well spent full of victories and glory. Burdens I am more than happy to carry. Note: In discussing this with my wife, she found it interesting that it was only after the chains were broken that the force came into the picture. I agree that there may be something there that needs to be pursued. It is an interesting idea. The force comes after the other lessons are learned. I will need to explore this further. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Leadership Development Without leadership, nothing requiring teamwork gets accomplished. Before you can talk effectively about leadership you must know what it means. There are almost as many definitions of leadership as there are leaders. The definition that combines all the ideas is simply this: ―The sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully.‖

Joined: 24 Nov 2008 Posts: 216 Location: This definition does not mention the military because leadership does not apply only to the military but occurs whenever a group of two or more people gets together to Los Angeles perform a common task. Every organization needs good leaders to succeed in accomplishing its desired goals. Leaders organize jobs and workers. They coordinate the tasks to achieve the desired results in a systematic and logical manner and they supervise the workers to ensure the tasks are accomplished correctly and in a timely manner. The leader‘s primary purpose is to ensure that the job is done or, in the words of the military, that the mission is accomplished.

Three essential elements are needed to perform the role of the leader. The leader is the first essential element. The second element in leadership is the group, or the people being led; without this element obviously, leadership is not needed since there would be no one to lead. The third and final element is the situation. Of the three elements, the third is never the same. The situation is dependant on what the mission of the organization is and the time available to accomplish the desired goal. Thus each situation is unique. When all three elements of leadership are brought together and the

leader exercises effective leadership over the group, the desired goal is obtained. The objective of leadership is ―the creation and maintenance of an organization which will loyally and willingly accomplish any reasonable task, assigned or indicated and will initiate suitable action in the absence of orders‖. With any organization‘s performance depending on its leaders, we must ensure that we are always capable of accomplishing our mission. A military unit is effective only when its leaders are. There are three reasons why military leadership is essential. The first reason is the coordination of people and activities within a unit. A second reason for military leadership is to hold a military unit together. Because accomplishing all of these things would be difficult, unit leaders are needed. A third reason for military leadership is to ensure the unit‘s success. This is achieved by accomplishing assigned missions. Through demonstration, motivation and hard work, leaders must ensure that all missions are accomplished. A leader‘s failure to ensure that subordinates accomplish their tasks leads to failure of the unit and thus the failure of the organization in carrying out its mission. Leadership implies responsibility. Within the military structure there are two general areas of responsibility for every leader in any situation. These are (1) the responsibility for ensuring that the mission is accomplished and (2) the responsibility to the subordinate individuals who work to accomplish that mission. Successful completion of the mission is the first priority of leadership. How the individual leader accomplishes the mission depends on the mission, the subordinates and the leader‘s personality. Authoritarian style: The authoritarian leader leads by personal control. Characteristics of the authoritarian leader are: 1. Lets subordinates know he is in charge. 2. Makes subordinates into a team but remains outside the team. 3. Tells subordinates what to do and how to do it. 4. Makes all decisions without asking for suggestion. Persuasive style: The persuasive leader uses personality to lead and influence subordinates. Characteristics of the persuasive style are: 1. Doesn‘t emphasize that they are in charge. 2. Develops subordinates into a team of which the leader is a member. 3. Asks subordinates to do their jobs. 4. Makes the decisions but asks for, listens to and sometimes even takes a subordinates advice. The two styles of leadership mentioned above are extremes. Each style has its bad and good points. The authoritarian must be perfect in front of subordinates or lose respect;

the persuasive leader must be alert that subordinates won‘t play on friendships to get out of doing their work. Very few leaders are strictly authoritarian or strictly persuasive. Most of them fall somewhere between the two styles, taking bits and pieces from each. The individual leader, the subordinates and the situation at the time determine the pieces used from each style. Every individual from lowest to highest in an organization needs leadership. The reasons are both tangible and intangible. Tangible needs include training and instruction. Every person must be trained in order to perform effectively. When people cannot understand the training and ask questions, they expect their leaders to supply the answers. A second reason leadership is sought is to obtain physical necessities. A third tangible reason why individual people seek advice and leadership is to fulfill the need of incentives and challenges. Individual effort should be recognized and rewarded in order to achieve recognition for a job well done. There are intangible needs for seeking leadership as well. These intangible reasons include a desire for adventure, a feeling of belonging and a desire for recognition. A person completes an assigned task and waits for the direct supervisor to check the work and thus receive accolades or further instruction. These people want to get ahead and achieve personal goals by taking challenging duty assignments. They seek help and advice from their leaders to achieve these goals. Quote:

The Leader’s Code I become a leader by what I do. I know my strengths and my weaknesses and I strive constantly for self-improvement. I live by a moral code, with which I set an example that others can emulate. I know my job and I carry out the spirit as well as the letter of orders I receive. I take the initiative and seek responsibilities, and I face situations with boldness and confidence. I estimate the situations and make my own decisions as to the best course of action. No matter what the requirements, I stay with the job until it is done; no matter what the results, I assume full responsibilities. I train my men as a team and lead them with tact, with enthusiasm and with justice. I command their confidence and their loyalty: they know that I would not consign to them any duty that I myself would not perform. I see that they understand their orders and I follow through energetically to insure that their duties are fully discharged. I keep my men informed and I make their welfare one of my prime concerns. These things I do selflessly in fulfillment of the obligations of leadership and for the achievement of the group goal.

_________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Traits and Principles of Leadership Defined Leadership traits are individual characteristics. Proper understanding of the 14 leadership traits will help you to gain respect, confidence, willing obedience and cooperation of your subordinates. The purpose of the 14 leadership traits is to help you set guidelines for yourself. By evaluating your own personality with respect to the leadership traits, you can find your personal strengths and weaknesses of leadership. By following the traits as a guide you can exploit your strong traits and develop your weaker ones. The 11 leadership principles are general rules that through the test of time have been proven as guides to successful conduct and actions. The purpose of the leadership principles is the same as for the traits, which is to give you a proven set of guidelines to follow while developing your personal leadership abilities. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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The Leadership Traits Integrity –Integrity is the quality of absolute honesty, trustfulness and uprightness of character and moral principles. As a leader you must have unquestioned integrity. Honesty, sense of duty and moral principles must be placed above all else. You must be totally trustworthy in order for subordinates to have faith in you and for seniors to have confidence in you. Following these practices and habits develops integrity:

Location: Los • Practice absolute honesty and be trustworthy at all times, not only with yourself, but Angeles also with others. Never shade the truth. • Be accurate and truthful in all statements. Don‘t tell your superiors only that which you think they want to hear. Tell it as it is –but tactfully. • Stand for what you believe, even if the belief is an unpopular one. • Place honesty and duty above all else. Knowledge –Nothing will gain the confidence and respect of your subordinates more quickly than demonstrated knowledge. As a leader you should develop a program of learning. To improve your knowledge, you can participate on the Educational Committee, study history books, read articles on varied subjects, etc. An excellent source of knowledge is from discussions with people of sound experience. Ask questions of these people every time you have a chance. Remember, before you can teach someone else how to do something, you first must know how to do it yourself. To develop the trait of knowledge yourself you should: • Read all kinds of literature and online sources • Listen to experienced people • Ask questions Courage –Courage, the physical and mental control of fear, is essential to leadership. Courage is a mental quality that recognizes fear, yet enables you to meet danger or opposition with calmness and firmness. Courage is a quality of mind that gives you personal control, enabling you to accept responsibility and to act in a certain situation. You show physical courage when you continue to perform in the face of personal danger. Physical courage also means controlling your emotions. You show moral courage when you stand up for and enforce decisions that are right even in the face of popular disfavor. Admitting errors takes real moral courage. To develop the leadership trait of courage you should: • Place duty over your personal desires or feelings • Look for and readily accept responsibilities • Speak in a calm tone; keep an orderliness in your thought processes; don‘t make any physical danger or hardship bigger than it really is • Stand for what is right, even in the face of popular disfavor • Never blame others for your mistakes • Control your emotions Decisiveness –Decisiveness is the ability to weigh all the facts in a situation; analyze all of the facts and then arrive at a sound and timely decision. Decisiveness is largely a meter of practice and experience.

To develop the trait of decisiveness you should: • Form the habit of considering several points of view for every problem • Learn from the mistakes of others • Force yourself to make a decision and then check the decision to see if it is sound • Talk to people and practice making your conversations logical and clear Dependability –A dependable leader is one who can be relied on to carry out any mission to the best of his or her personal ability. To be dependable you must voluntarily and willingly support the policies and orders of your seniors. This does not mean blind obedience but a high sense of duty. This high sense of duty results in your setting very high personal and unit standards. To develop the leadership trait of dependability you should: • Practice honest thinking and avoid making excuses • Accomplish the assigned task, regardless of the obstacles • Always be prompt and do all tasks to the best of your ability • Be careful about making promises and personal deals. When you have made them, build a reputation for keeping them. Initiative –The trait of initiative is key to being a successful leader. Initiative is simply seeing what has to be done and doing it without having to be told to do it. As a leader you must develop initiative, not only in yourself, but also in your subordinates. Your Soldaten will develop trust and respect when you take prompt action in meeting a new situation. To develop initiative in your subordinates, you should assign tasks according to the their ability and experience. But once a task is assigned, don‘t tell them how to do it, unless they ask for suggestions. By allowing the subordinate to do the job, it not only develops initiative but also frees you to do other tasks. Closely related to initiative is resourcefulness. The successful leader must know the materials available and how they can best be used to accomplish the mission. Resourcefulness sometimes means using materials to deal with a situation even when these materials and methods are not normally used. Another side of initiative is the ability to anticipate. Simply stated, this is the ability to foresee situations before they arise. This prior knowledge gives you a chance to plan for the event and have preparations ready to deal with the situation. It is easier to prevent a fire than to put one out. Initiative, with resourcefulness and anticipation, gives you an advantage. When you combine initiative with good judgment and experience, you have a strong leadership plus. The key to initiative is to recognize the task and accomplish it, using the resources at hand.

To develop initiative you must practice the following: • Develop and maintain a state of mind of mental and physical alertness • Look for tasks to be done and do them without being told • Practice thinking and planning ahead • Anticipate situations before they arise and have a plan already developed Tact –Tact is the ability to deal with people without causing friction. More simply stated, tact is the ability to say and do the right thing at the right time. You must use tact when dealing with superiors and with subordinates. To successfully use tact, you must be courteous because courtesy given will be returned. All orders given will be obeyed but those given with courtesy will be obeyed willingly. Even in emergency situations where orders must be abrupt and rapid, there is neither room nor need for discourtesy. Usually you will find that a calm and courteous, though firm, manner of speech gets the best results. Tact becomes very important when dealing with criticism of a subordinate. Lack of tact can crush a group member‘s spirit and initiative. To develop the leadership trait of tact you must: • Be considerate. Develop the habit of cooperating in spirit as well as in fact • Study the actions of successful senior leaders who enjoy a reputation for being able to handle Soldaten successfully • Check yourself for tolerance and patience. If at fault, correct your habit • Apply the Golden Rule: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. It is vital for teamwork • Let no Soldaten, superior or subordinate, exceed you in courtesy and consideration for the feelings of others Justice –Justice is fairness. As a leader you give rewards and punishments as each case merits. Justice must be impartial. Personal feelings, emotions, beliefs and prejudices are not allowed to influence your decision. When dealing with a situation that requires justice, you must be fair, consistent and prompt. It only takes one unfair decision to hurt your reputation and lose respect of your Soldaten. Each Soldat rates individual attention; each case should be looked at individually and be dealt with fairly. Justice is not only involved in dealing with problems; it is rewarding a job well done. When you use justice in recognizing outstanding effort, you boost morale. To improve the trait of justice you should: • Search your mental attitudes to determine prejudices. Then seek to rid your mind of them • Learn to be impersonal when imposing punishment or giving rewards. Be absolutely impartial when performing these duties • Search out the facts of each case

• Analyze cases that have been decided by leaders who have the reputation for justice • Study human behavior • Be honest with yourself • Recognize those subordinates worthy of commendation or award. Don‘t be known as one who hands out only punishment Enthusiasm –Enthusiasm is showing sincere interest and zeal in the performance of duties. You should tackle all tasks cheerfully and with determination to do the best job possible. Enthusiasm is contagious and is an excellent way to set the example for subordinates. Demonstrated enthusiasm in training and instructing develops a happy, close-knit and successful unit. To develop the trait of enthusiasm, both personally and in others, you should: • Explain ―why‖ the mission must be accomplished, time and situation permitting • Understand, know and believe in your work • Tackle all tasks with a cheerful ―can-do‖ attitude • Believe in your mission, no matter what it is Bearing –Bearing is a person‘s general appearance, carriage and conduct. By your bearing you establish a standard for your peers, superiors and subordinates. Your appearance should show confidence, competence, alertness and energy. Your clothing and equipment should be neat and clean at all times. Your voice and actions should be under control. Vulgar speech, frequent loss of temper and irritable nature show a lack of self-confidence that subordinates easily see. Your bearing should show dignity and control of both emotions and actions. Dignity shows pride and confidence in yourself and the ability of the Soldat. Emotional control shows that any situation is well in hand. To develop and improve bearing you should: • Practice control over your voice, facial expression and gestures • Demonstrate calmness, sincerity and understanding • Master your emotions so that you control them and they do not control you • Never reprimand subordinates in the presence of their peers or subordinates • Observe and study leaders who enjoy a reputation for good bearing • Demand the highest standards of yourself and subordinates • Avoid indiscriminate use of coarse behavior, profanity and vulgarity Endurance –Endurance, like courage, has two distinct parts. Physical endurance means not giving in to pain and being able to function even when tired or in pain. Mental endurance is the ability to think straight when fatigued, distressed or in pain. Demonstrated endurance brings respect from subordinates. You increase both mental and physical endurance by:

• Avoiding excesses that lower both physical and mental stamina • Keeping physically fit by exercise and proper diet • Learning to stand discomfort by undertaking hard physical tasks • Forcing yourself to study on occasions when you are tired and your mind is sluggish • Finishing every job regardless of the obstacles Unselfishness –The unselfish leader is one who gives credit where credit is due. Unselfishness means not taking advantage of a situation for personal gain at the expense of others. No subordinate can respect a leader who takes credit for jobs well done and blames others when performance is poor. As an unselfish leader, you must ensure that your subordinates‘ needs come before your own personal needs. To develop unselfishness you should: • See that subordinates have the best that can be obtained for them under the circumstances • Try to understand the problems of subordinates • Put the comfort, pleasures and recreation of subordinates before your own. • Give credit to subordinates for jobs well done and ensure that any recognition from higher commands is passed on to the deserving Soldaten Loyalty –Loyalty is the quality of faithfulness to your guild, your seniors and your subordinates. Demonstrated loyalty wins respect and confidence from seniors and subordinates alike. Your reputation spreads far and wide if it is based on actions taken to protect subordinates from abuse. Loyalty means supporting the views and methods the unit employs. Every action you take must reflect loyalty to every area where you owe allegiance. To develop loyalty you should: • Be quick to defend subordinates from abuse • Never give the slightest hint of disagreement with orders from seniors when giving instruction to subordinates • Practice doing every task to the best of your ability. Wholeheartedly support your commander‘s decisions • Never discuss the personal problems of subordinates with others. Keep them confidential • Stand up for your guild, your unit and your fellow Soldaten when they are unjustly accused • Never criticize seniors to subordinates • Do not discuss command problems outside the unit • Be loyal to your seniors and subordinates. Support the lawful policies of senior officers whether you agree with them or not. Remember loyalty is a two-way street Judgment –Judgment is the ability to logically weigh facts and possible solutions on which to base sound decisions. Judgment includes common sense! When faced with information that is new or not understood, seek advice before you attempt a solution.

It is not degrading to ask questions. To develop the trait of judgment you should: • Practice making estimates of the situation • Anticipate situations which require decisions in order to be prepared when the need arises • Avoid making rash decisions • Approach problems with a common sense attitude _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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The Leadership Principles Be technically and tactically proficient

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Before you can lead, you must be able to do the job; the first principle is to know your job. As a leader, you must demonstrate your ability to accomplish the mission, and to do this you must be capable of answering questions and demonstrating competence in your job. Respect is the reward of the leader who shows competence. Tactical and technical competence can be learned from books and on-the-job training. Seek out and associate with capable leaders. Observe and study their actions. Seek opportunities to apply knowledge through the exercise of command. Good leadership is acquired only through practice after all. And prepare yourself for the job of the next higher rank. Know yourself and seek self-improvement This principle of leadership should be developed by the use of leadership traits. Evaluate yourself by using the leadership traits and determine your strengths and weaknesses. Work to improve your weaknesses and use your strengths. With knowledge of yourself, and your experience and knowledge of group behavior, you can determine the best way to deal with any given situation. With some Subordinates and in certain situations, the firm, hard stand may be most effective; however, in other situations the ―big brother‖ approach may work better. You can improve yourself in many ways. Self-improvement can be achieved by reading and observing. Ask your friends and seniors for an honest evaluation of your leadership. This will help you to find your weaknesses and strengths. Have a definite goal and a plan to attain it. Know your subordinates and look out for their welfare

This is one of the most important of the principles. You should know your subordinates and how they react to different situations. A Subordinate who is nervous and lacks self-confidence should never be put in a situation where an important, instant decision must be made. Knowledge of your subordinates‘ personalities will enable you as a leader, to decide how to best handle each subordinate and determine when close supervision is needed. Develop this principle by putting the welfare of your subordinates before your own. See the members of your unit and let them see you –be approachable. Encourage development in all subordinates. Share the hardships of your subordinates so you can better understand their reactions. Keep your Subordinates informed Subordinates by nature are inquisitive. To promote efficiency and morale, as a leader you should inform the Subordinates in your unit of all happenings and give reasons why things are to be done. Informing your Subordinates of the situation makes them feel that they are part of the Fähnlein and not just a cog in a wheel. Informed Subordinates perform better and if knowledgeable about a given situation, they can carry on without your personal supervision. The key to giving out information is to be sure that the Subordinates have enough information to do their jobs intelligently and to inspire their initiative, enthusiasm, loyalty and convictions. This is accomplished by assuring yourself, by frequent inspections, that immediate subordinates are passing on necessary information. Stop rumors by replacing them with the truth. Set the example As a Subordinate progresses through the ranks, all too often he or she takes on an attitude of ―do as I say, not as I do.‖ Nothing turns a Subordinate off to a leader faster! As a leader, your duty is to set the standards for your Subordinates. Your appearance, attitude and personal example are all watched by the Subordinates in your unit. If your personal standards are high, then you can rightfully demand the same from your Subordinates. If your personal standards are not high you are setting a double standard for your Subordinates and you will rapidly lose their respect and confidence. Remember, your Subordinates reflect your image! Set the example by showing your Subordinates that you are willing to do the same things you ask them to do. Be physically fit, well groomed and correctly dressed. Maintain an optimistic outlook. Develop the will to succeed by capitalizing on your unit‘s abilities. Conduct yourself so that your personal habits are not open to criticism. Delegate authority and avoid over-supervision in order to develop leadership among subordinates. Insure the task is understood, supervised and accomplished This principle is necessary in the exercise of command. Before you can expect your Subordinates to perform, they must know first what is expected of them. You must communicate your instructions in a clear, concise manner. Talk at a level your

Subordinates are sure to understand but not at a level so low that would insult their intelligence. Before your Subordinates start a task, allow them a chance to ask questions or seek advice. Supervision is essential. Without supervision you cannot know if the assigned task is being properly accomplished. Allow subordinates to use their own techniques and then periodically check their progress. The important part of this principle is the accomplishment of the mission. All the leadership, supervision and guidance in the world are wasted if the result isn‘t a successful accomplishment of the mission. Encourage subordinates to ask questions concerning any point in your orders they do not understand. Question your Subordinates to determine if there is any doubt or misunderstanding in regards to the task to be accomplished. Exercise care and thought in supervision. Over-supervision hurts initiative and creates resentment; under-supervision will not get the job done. Train your Subordinates as a team Teamwork is the key to successful operations. Teamwork is essential from the smallest unit up to the entire guild. As a leader, you must insist on teamwork from your Subordinates. Train, play and operate as a team. Be sure that each Subordinate knows his or her position and responsibilities within the team framework. When team spirit is in evidence, difficult tasks become much easier to accomplish. Teamwork is a two-way street. Individual Subordinates give their best and in return the team provides the Subordinate with camaraderie, recognition and a sense of accomplishment -all of which will build ―Esprit de Corps‖. Never publicly blame an individual for the team‘s failure nor praise one individual for the team‘s success. Provide the best available facilities for unit training and make maximum use of teamwork. Ensure that all training is meaningful and that it‘s purpose is clear to all members of the command. Base the team training on realistic current and probable conditions. Make sound and timely decisions As a leader, you must be able to rapidly estimate a situation and make a sound decision. Hesitation or a reluctance to make a decision leads subordinates to lose confidence in your abilities as a leader. Once you make a decision and discover it is the wrong one, don‘t hesitate to revise your decision. Subordinates respect a leader who corrects mistakes immediately instead of trying to bluff through a poor one. Develop this principle by developing a logical and orderly thought process by practicing objective estimates of the situation. When time and situation permit, plan for every possible event that can reasonably be foreseen. Consider the advice and suggestions of your subordinates to make necessary plans. And always consider the effects of your decisions on everyone. Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates

Show your Subordinates that you are interested in their welfare by giving them the opportunity for professional development. Assigning tasks and delegating the authority to accomplish tasks promotes mutual confidence and respect between leaders and the subordinates. It also encourages the subordinates to exercise initiative and to give cooperation in the accomplishment of unit tasks. When you properly delegate authority, you demonstrate faith in your Subordinates and increase the desire for greater responsibilities. If you fail to delegate authority, you indicate a lack of leadership, and your subordinates may take it to be the lack of trust in their abilities. You can develop this principle by telling your subordinates what to do and not how to do it. Hold them accountable for results, although overall responsibility remains yours. Delegate enough authority to enable them to accomplish the task. Give your Subordinates frequent opportunities to perform duties usually reserved for the next higher ranks. Be quick to recognize your subordinates‘ accomplishments when they utilize initiative and resourcefulness. Correct errors in judgment and initiative in a way, which will not discourage the Subordinate to try harder. Avoid public criticism or condemnation. Until convinced otherwise, have faith in each subordinate. Accept responsibility willingly and insist that your subordinates live by the same standard. Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities Successful completion of a task depends upon how well you know your unit‘s capabilities. If the task assigned is one that your unit has not been trained to do, failure is very likely to result. Failures lower your unit‘s morale and self-esteem. Seek out challenging tasks for your unit but ensure that everyone is prepared for and has the ability to successfully accomplish the mission. You can develop this principle by analyzing all assigned tasks. If the means at your disposal are inadequate, inform your immediate supervisor and request the necessary support. Use the full capabilities of your unit before requesting assistance. Do not hesitate to demand the utmost of your unit in an emergency. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions For professional development, you must actively seek out challenging assignments. You must use initiative and sound judgment when trying to accomplish jobs that are not required by your rank or position in the guild. Seeking responsibilities also means that you take responsibility for all that the unit does or fails to do. Regardless of the actions of your subordinates, the responsibility for decision and its application falls to you. Stick by your convictions and do what you think is right; but accept justified and constructive criticism. Never punish a subordinate for failure that is the result of your own mistake. Techniques to develop this principle include learning the duties of your immediate senior and be prepared to accept the responsibilities of these duties. Seek different

leadership positions that will give you experience in accepting responsibility in different fields. Take every opportunity that offers increased responsibility but do not overextend yourself to the point that other areas suffer in any way. Perform every act, large or small, to the best of your ability. Carefully evaluate a subordinate‘s failure before taking action. Make sure the apparent shortcomings are not due to an error on your part. In the absence of orders, take the initiative to perform actions you believe your senior would direct you to perform if the leader were present. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Measurements and techniques of leadership Upon completion of this section, you will be able to identify and define the indicators of leadership and their uses. In addition, you will be able to identify and explain examples of techniques of leadership, to include professionalism, motivation, communication and problem solving. Indicators of leadership The success of any unit depends on the leadership within that unit. Subordinates are only as good as their leaders. Unit efficiency can be determined by measuring the leadership. To measure a unit‘s leadership, look at the four indicators of leadership: morale, Esprit de Corps, discipline and proficiency of a unit. Morale –Morale is the state of the individual Subordinate‘s mind. Morale is the most important leadership indicator because the other indicators are affected by morale. Esprit de Corps –Esprit de Corps is loyalty to, pride in, and enthusiasm for a unit shown by its members. Esprit de Corps is the personality of a unit and it makes up the unit‘s spirit. Discipline –Discipline is the individual or group attitude that ensures prompt, willing obedience to orders. Discipline within a unit also means that Subordinates start actions and perform properly without being told to do so and without direct supervision. Proficiency –Proficiency is the technical and physical ability of a Subordinate or a unit to successfully accomplish the assigned mission. Measuring morale and Esprit de Corps Morale in a unit is made up of many factors. The feelings of individuals toward their

fellow guild members, ICGOs and the guild‘s administration in general, all indicate the state of morale. Thus, for a unit to function as a team, high morale is essential. When morale is high, a guild member has the feeling of confidence and well-being. It is this feeling that further enables someone to face hardship with courage, determination and endurance. Because of its importance, morale must be checked constantly. There are two basic ways to evaluate the state of morale in a unit. The first is through observation of the guild members within a unit and the second is by studying certain administrative reports. Observation of your membership can take place by watching them in their daily activities, by conducting personnel inspections and by talking to them both while incharacter (IC) and out-of-character (OOC). Specific items to look for when evaluating morale by observation are: • Appearance • Personal conduct • Standards of military courtesy • Amount of quarreling • Presence of harmful or irresponsible rumors • Care of equipment • Response to orders and directives • Job proficiency • Motivation during training Often by studying administrative reports, you can determine the morale of the unit. Specific reports to study include: • Guild members who don‘t tend to administrative activities • Lack of attendance at designated events • Lack of personal finances to attend events • Damage to or loss of equipment through carelessness • Family problems or even problems with fellow members • Lack of participation in regular activities

Esprit de Corps in a unit enables that unit to perform seemingly impossible tasks. Pride in the unit‘s traditions, history and honor are reflected by the Subordinates‘s attitude toward the unit and its mission. Signs that indicate a high degree of Esprit de Corps within a unit are: • Expressions from the guild members showing enthusiasm and pride in their unit • A good reputation among other guilds • A strong competitive spirit • Willing participation by the members in unit activities

• Pride in the traditions and history of the unit • Readiness on the part of the members to help one another Both morale and Esprit de Corps are mental states. As such, both are constantly changing. They may be high one week and low the next. As a leader, you must continuously be aware of the mental states of your men and women. Problems, both personal and guild related, affect the mental attitude of your guild members and thus affect the guild‘s performance. To maintain high morale and Esprit de Corps, you can work on those aspects that develop these high states. To help develop high morale you can: • Ensure that basic needs are satisfied • Instill in your guild members confidence in themselves, their leaders, their training and their equipment • Keep your guild members aware of your concern for them and the guild‘s interest in their physical, moral and spiritual welfare as well as that of their families • Establish an effective awards program • Make your guild members feel as though they are essential to the guild • Recognize your guild member‘s desire to retain individuality and to be treated as individuals • Maintain a professional atmosphere in training and administration Esprit de Corps can be developed and maintained by: • Welcoming a new guild member off right by a reception program, including an explanation of the guild‘s history, traditions and present role • Develop the feeling that the unit must excel • Recognize and publicize achievements of the guild and its members • Make use of ceremonies, symbols and slogans • Use competition to develop teamwork Evaluation of discipline and proficiency Over the years the term discipline has acquired at least three meanings –punishment, obedience and self-control. The first meaning, punishment, is frequently used when someone violates a policy or regulation. Secondly, discipline seems to suggest complete and total obedience to the orders of superiors. The most striking characteristic of this type of military discipline is the consistent and unwavering compliance with duty demanded of all troops. Yet, under closer examination, the most constructive form of discipline involves something more than either punishment or unquestioning obedience. This leads to the third and highest concept of discipline, which is self-control, and a sense of personal responsibility. Discipline is the individual or group attitude that insures prompt obedience to orders and initiative in the absence of orders. Discipline is an internal attitude that motivates

guild members to follow the informal and formal requirements of their leaders and the guild. It is a state of mind that produces a readiness for willing and intelligent obedience and for proper conduct. Leaders must learn and teach standards of personal behavior, job performance, courtesy, appearance, and ethical conduct, which will increase the willingness of their men and women to perform their jobs efficiently. Discipline is essential for battlefield efficiency, and obviously it must be achieved before a unit enters Battle Pageant. Unit discipline must be continually evaluated to make sure it is maintained. Indicators of the state of discipline are: • Attention to detail • Friendly relations between guild members • Devotion to duty • Proper senior ~ subordinate relationships • Standards of cleanliness, dress and military courtesy • Promptness on responding to orders and directives • Using the Chain of Command • Ability and willingness to perform effectively with little or no supervision Discipline can be achieved by continual effective training, hard work and intelligent leadership. Intelligent leadership can be achieved by: • Demonstrating discipline by your own conduct and example • Starting a fair and impartial system for punishment and distribution of privileges and rewards • Striving for mutual confidence and respect through training • Encouraging self-discipline among guild members The proficiency of a unit is how that unit accomplishes its assigned missions. A unit‘s worth is measured by its proficiency. Factors to look for to evaluate unit proficiency include: • Personal appearance and physical condition of guild members • Appearance and condition of weapons, equipment and encampment • Reaction time of the unit in various situations and conditions • Professional attitude demonstrated by the guild and its members • Troop leading ability of subordinate leaders • Promptness and accuracy in passing out orders, instructions and information • Degree of skill demonstrated when accomplishing tasks

The old saying ―practice makes perfect‖ is key to unit and personal proficiency. Continual training and practical application of skills improve proficiency. Every improvement of individual proficiency leads to increased unit proficiency when the training includes teamwork. To achieve proficiency you: • Thoroughly train your Subordinates in their duties • Emphasize teamwork through the Chain of Command • Establish a sound physical conditioning program • Provide for cross-training and encourage the Subordinates to learn the duties of the next higher rank or position • Set high standards of performance and insist they are met • Check proficiency by inspecting and testing Professionalism A professional Subordinate is one who has undergone special preparation and training, which has the knowledge on which actions are based and who has the ability to apply knowledge in a practical way. The professional leader knows the principles of leadership and how to apply them to the unit‘s advantage. A professional Subordinate tries to be of service in order to accomplish the mission or objective. There are two main reasons why professionalism is important in military reenactment. First, the military leader is a volunteer responsible for the presentation of the guild. Second, the military leader may have to take risks, which could endanger subordinates, and these risks must be carefully evaluated in light of all available facts. If the leader is less than professional, the unit may suffer embarrassment or needless casualties. Three attributes must be developed for a Subordinate to become professional are technical competence, values and ethical conduct. Much has been said about technical competence; you must know your job and be able to do it well in order to lead others. Knowing your job and doing it well gives you an inner confidence, which in turn can help give you a professional bearing. This confidence can also lead wrongly to becoming an overbearing ―jerk‖ if you do not develop your values along with your confidence. Values in general, are those things that are important to you. These include what is important to your own life such as self-development; loyalty to your guild; social values or traditions you grew up with; etc. All of these tie into the way you approach people. To develop professional values and attitudes you simply resolve to let nothing be more important to you than the welfare of your guild members, the accomplishment of the mission and your personal integrity.

Your personal integrity is your code of ethics –your sense of right or wrong. Your code of ethics is closely related to your values. Your values include what you want, but your ethics are more involved with the way you get what you want. Motivation Motivation is probably the single most important factor in developing a highly proficient, mission-oriented unit. Motivation is the internal process by which each Subordinate strives to satisfy personal goals or needs. If you can properly motivate a Subordinate, they will do the best possible job because he sees the end result as the fulfillment of those things that are personally important to him. As a leader, you must learn to recognize each guild member‘s needs and then create an atmosphere that will permit those needs to be satisfied. You must channel these personal needs toward military re-enactment goals. Creating a motivational climate gives guild members the opportunity to satisfy personal needs. And at the same time, it allows the overall mission to be accomplished. To create the desired climate, you, as a leader, should do the following: • Make a new member feel welcome • Express appreciation for jobs well done and recognize efforts • Refrain from personal humiliation and embarrassment. Don‘t reprimand anyone in public • Challenge members in accordance with their capabilities. Don‘t assign tasks that are too easy for an individual or ones that they aren‘t capable of doing. Motivation can be achieved by positive or negative methods; each method can be either physical or mental. Positive motivation is by far the best method. Positive motivation not only allows needs to be satisfied but also creates an atmosphere of initiative and a desire to succeed. Positive physical motivation is accomplished by rewarding an individual for a job well done. Care must be taken not to create a situation where anyone expects a reward for just doing the job. Positive mental motivation is achieved by telling the guild member that the performance is outstanding and that you appreciate the effort. You must be careful to not praise efforts that barely get the job done; however, failure to praise at all makes an individual feel that the leaders don‘t appreciate their efforts. The negative method of motivation is threatening someone with punishment for failure to perform as expected or directed. Like positive motivation, this method may achieve immediate results, but in the long run it can hurt the individual and the guild. Threatening punishment can take both physical and mental forms. Physical punishment can be in the form of extra duty or a threat of extra duty unless a job is properly finished. Mental punishment is such that an individual knows they‘ll be punished by perhaps losing respect if the job isn‘t done properly. Negative motivation can create problems in several ways. First, it may kill the

initiative of a guild member. Second, it may instill fear in them. Poor performance may not be a result of poor motivation but it may be a result of inability to perform the task. Communication Physical touch is one method of getting the Subordinate‘s attention when they aren‘t looking at you. Closely associated are physical gestures and movements. Hand and arm signals can be employed to move Subordinates into desired positions during Battle Pageant or on Parade. The third way to communicate is the most common. Symbol communication is broken down into written and oral communications. Oral communication is simply telling your desires verbally, while written is writing your desires or plans and passing the written page around. Whichever method of communication you choose to use, you must be able to determine how effective your communication techniques are. When you are giving instructions you can answer questions and explain the reasons, but the overall effectiveness of communication can be determined only by the actions, which result from the communicated instructions. Whenever you pass on orders or instructions there is always the possibility that the instructions will not be properly understood or received. Such a breakdown in communication is caused by barriers. Barriers in communication are a result of either poor instructions given or failure to understand the instructions received. Examples of communication barriers are: • Different backgrounds and experiences -Words have different meanings to different people. Experience also plays an important part. • Poor listening –Poor listening habits may be a communications barrier. While you are talking, the listener may be saying something to a friend; obviously, if people are talking they can‘t be listening to the instructions. • Closed mind –When an instruction is passed on to a guild member, that individual may not agree with what is being said. If the guild member‘s feelings are strong enough against the communication, then that individual will probably not accept the communication. Guild members with closed minds will not allow personal opinions to change their beliefs. • Fact versus inference –Communications are passed down the Chain of Command. Unfortunately the actual wording is often changed from one leader to the next. Insure that the message you receive is correct and then pass the exact message on. Be careful to say exactly what you want to say and to repeat exactly what was passed on to you. Rumors often arise from failure to repeat the message exactly and rumors can have nothing but adverse effects on a unit. • Misunderstanding –Each communication must be given in a manner, which allows no room for misunderstanding. Senior / Subordinate relations

Your working relationship with your fellow members is a vital part of leadership. An assigned mission will be achieved with a lot less trouble if the guild members get along with each other and with their leaders. As a leader, you are often in contact with your fellow guild members. Your relations with seniors and subordinates are not confined only to a working status, but also non-working status as well. The secret to success is to keep your relations on a professional level at all times. During working times, you should talk to your Subordinates in a military manner by using their rank and titles. At all times you must maintain your prestige as a leader. To maintain prestige, you should never put yourself in a position that would take away anything from your subordinates nor allow yourself to become too chummy. At the same time, as a leader, you must be available and must not give the appearance of being aloof. Do not at any time join your subordinates when they complain about decisions made by their superiors. While off duty, the leader must retain dignity. To promote a spirit of teamwork, you should encourage guild members to socialize together, and, on an infrequent basis, you should socialize with your subordinates. When you are asked to join a group of your guild members, however, you should not hesitate to do so; guild members rate respect from you both officially and socially. A leader‘s relations with seniors are as important to their leadership ability as the relations with their subordinates. To be a good leader, you must first be a good follower. You must show the same cooperation and respect toward seniors that you expect from your subordinates. Before a Subordinate can be entrusted with the authority to lead others, a commander must be able to assume without question that the Subordinate will carry out instructions and policies as given. Tact is another important part in dealing with seniors. A leader should study their seniors. ICGOs with whom the Subordinate comes in contact with each have certain personal mannerisms and certain ways in which they do things. It is as important to know the ―ground rules‖ in working for a particular senior as it is to know the ground rules of a particular guild event. You should adjust yourself to each of your seniors. Perhaps a Spießtrager can be forgiven for becoming confused at the mannerisms of different ICGOs, but a leader is a Subordinate of mature judgment. You must adjust yourself to the personalities of seniors more quickly and easily than you would expect your subordinates to. Your approach to seniors must be professional. As a leader, you should always be friendly with seniors, but not exaggeratedly so. If you are friendly and cooperative, your senior will have confidence in you and you can work together smoothly. If you are reprimanded, you must remember that your senior is there to guide and help you and that the reprimand is not to promote the senior‘s personal well-being but to impress you with your shortcomings; nothing insulting is intended. You should benefit by the lessons learned and move forward a little wiser without holding a grudge. To do so indicates that you are properly adjusted to your work and that you desire to cooperate. It gives the senior confidence in you. Their confidence in your abilities is

essential. Whenever possible, you must use your rank or position to look out for your subordinate‘s welfare. Get them what they need! Proper use of rank or position includes some ―don‘ts‖ also. Don‘t take unfair advantage of your rank or position. Don‘t use your rank or position as a barrier. This means that you must not set yourself above all of your subordinates and look down on them. Rank and position has its privileges but, it also has responsibilities and one of them is to be available to your subordinates. Decision making A Subordinate is appointed to a leadership position or rank only after demonstrating proven ability. With this appointment comes the responsibility of looking out for others and making decisions that will affect the accomplishment of the mission. Mastering the decision-making process will result only from practice. The decisionmaking process can be divided into three phases: the preparatory phase, the deciding phases and the act phase. The preparatory phase is the one in which you identify the problem to be solved and then gather all the information needed to make the decision. The second phase is making the actual decision. By using the information gathered you develop a list of possible actions that will solve the problem. This can be done by holding ―brain-storming sessions‖ with others or by yourself. You look at and analyze each possible solution to see the pros and cons of each and then pick the one that will best solve the problem. The third phase is the action. You put the chosen decision into practice. After your decision has been put into effect, you then evaluate the result to see if it has solved the problem. Now that you know how to go about making a decision, you must know when to use the decision-making process. The decision-making process can be used to solve almost every problem since it is a logical view of a problem and listing of possible solutions. This process is effective in solving personal problems, in finding ways to efficiently complete a task and in handling the problems of your members. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:20 am Post subject: Review of "Manifestation of Emotion" by Aiden Voto


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Manifestation of Emotion This document is a recount of one person's perspectives of the effect of hate on one's surroundings. All in all I find it to be similar to my own experience. It has inspired the following thoughts. What emotion we internalize, embrace and allow to consume us will radiate out from us. This is evidenced enough through simple observation of our activities or the activities of others. The value here is that by manifesting emotions we can influence the immediate situation surrounding us. It is our choice to allow the emotions of others to impact our lives, but this requires an awareness of the emotional impact, thus an awareness of the symtems of external emotional influences would be a good tool to have. Likewise, we should develop the skills necessary and the appropriate understanding of how our emotional state impacts our surroundings. There are two ways I know of to influence this emotional radiation. The first is through allowing the currents of life to carry us through it, allowing our emotions to flow freely to whatever whim we experience. The other is through the contoled application of emotions. This can be done by communication with the subconcious, readily accomplished through ritual. It is time for me to return to my ritual training and develop those skills again in a manner that is not purely for defence. This however is a challenge as I have always ascribed my role as that of the soldier. Therefore it is going to be interesting to find the soldierly way to embrace my passions, and focus my will. We shall have to do some experimenting with social interactions to see how various emotions impact social situations. Also it will be useful to rebuild the wards and barriers again. It has been a long time since I have had need of these, but one should not walk a dangerous path without at least some caution. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:34 am Element Training" by Lord Ang

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These are thoughts inspired by the above referenced treatise:

Jensari 5 Element Training

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I am no stranger to elemental associations, but my focus has always been on the western view 4 element system rather than the asian 5 element system. That said, the associations are obviously different and will require study. It is an interesting approach to dealing with the Force, and certainly one worth considering. Perhaps in studying a greater understanding of the Asian element system it could better serve for a focus. Who knows. The idea of practicing Force manipulation with elemental associations does appeal, however. This very well could be used symbolically to great effect. I will need to experiment with this to see if I can gain more insights. It may even be interesting to merge the western and eastern aspects into one, if that is possible. As far as preparation for individual combat, it is good to know that this is out there. There are those who do make these preparations, and therefor it is likely that I will need to do so as well. Ah the exhaustion soon to come my way. Ah well. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:47 am and the Animal" by Angelis

Post subject: Review: "The Jensari

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My Animal is a Gerbal! Holy crap, I'm screwed.

The Jensari and the Animal

To say I was a little disappointed by this artical would be an understatement. This is standard totem animal content. It has a nice rendition of how to go about finding a totem animal but I have found more involved vision quests to be stronger in results. I was so expecting a discussion of the intimate animal nature of our condition, a greter evaluation of the primal conciousness. This was simply and introductory lecture. That said, it is probably a good resource for those unfamiliar with totem animals and the shamanistic ways of self exploration.

It did, however, bring to mind a form of meditation that I have not given any thought to. Perhaps I can develop a meditation in line with my sword training. Perhaps using one of the standard forms. I find my focus becomming truely honed when doing that in a mirror. Discovered that in class tonight as I was working with a student. It deserves exploration.

_________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:59 am the Jensari" by Angelis

Post subject: Review: "The Bond of

The Bond of the Jensari It is interesting that I have read this today. I was considering the seemingly solitary nature of the Sith a great deal today. That being so it is nice to see familiar ideals spoken at least somewhere. Though, like many of the "darksiders" I suspect a bit of shortsightedness, I respect and admire their dedication to their membership. I have often wondered at my own spiritual path. I am a soldier, not a warrior. A soldier does not stand alone, and operates in service. At one time I had read about the Antarian Rangers and wondered if there was a similar compliment to the Sith as these Rangers are to the Jedi. It was an interesting search which yieded ... well nothing, but still it is an interesting idea. I still seek the like minded to myself, and yet fall short of finding what I am looking for. Perhaps it is this militant aspect that I find I am missing. It is interesting to consider. I am a leader of men, and as such I find that those who do not understand leadership will never understand my desire for a unit once again. There is something to the group dedicated to service of a greater cause. There is something satisfying in developing a fighting force, be it spiritual or otherwise. I have often thought that at some point I would act as defender and soldier in the service of a truely powerful spiritualist. I was hoping this would be my wife, however her interest in this area is more internal than external, and indeed through her own ways she has castrated the most potent of my power sources. This was not a bad thing, as the influence was not one I was treating responsibly. The Morigan is not to be dealt with lightly, especially when it is an imposter. But the imagery was outstanding at a time in my life when I was poisoned by my pain and hate. We shall see. Perhaps I will find the like minded soldiers, and we shall build the unit once more. I have only done it three times thus far, but never spiritually. Perhaps this is the avenue. Unfortunately I always have to do things the hard way and forge my own path. Good thing I have machettes at my disposal. Get to cutting! _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason &

Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

Miles Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:45 am Post subject: On teaching Sith I was asked today if I would teach another in the ways of the Sith. Knigh t I informed him that there are many more qualified than I who can teach. He was insistant. Joine d: 24 Nov 2008 Posts: 216 Locati on: Los Angel es

I told him there are indeed many things I could teach and asked what he desired to learn. He said he did not know. I said I could not teach, for a man who does not know does not desire. One who does not desire does not posess passion. One who posesses no passion can not build a personal strength required. Without strength there is no way for one to achieve the power required to find victory over themselves, and would never break the chains holding them back. They would never know true freedom. I was asked if I would teach him to become a Sith. I told him to go screw himself.

Too bad he left. If the first test can't even be attempted, there is no point in taking it further. I know it isn't my place, but it was nice to know that the children fear me. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:34 am Post subject: A symbolic language Sith In my past spiritual studies I have had rather impressive success with the study of Knigh symbolism on an emotional level. THis began as an experiment with Tarot, and then an t exploration of another set of glyphs that I was studying for a role playing game.

The interesting part was that the glyphs were more meaningful as I could assemble them into a string of thought images, and these strings could be interpreted in a number of Joine ways revealing interesting truths. Taking the glyphs and telling a story from them became d: 24 an interesting past time for me, and brought me much closer to the essence of Nov understanding my emotions on a symbolic level. 2008 Posts: This of course has many implications as any ritualist will attest. 216 Locati So I am considering setting off on another journey, one of symbolic discovery. I am on: thinking of establishign a set of glyphs for the emotional principles of the Sith. It should Los be an interesting undertaking. I can't imagine that I am the first to attempt this, but it will Angel be nice to have a personalized application of my lessons here. es _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:44 pm Post subject: Sith I was doing some reasearch and found some interesting identities: Knigh t Massassi - The Warrior Caste Kissai - The priest Caste Sith'ari - Sith Lord Joine Jen'ari - Darkest Lord of the Sith d: 24 Nov This works nicely as a subdivision of Sith Teachings. 2008 Posts: The Path of the Physical 216 THe Path of the Spiritual Locati The Path of the Lord on: Los There is something here, and I will be incorporating these as symbols into the Glyph Angel system. _________________ es "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Last edited by Miles on Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:47 am; edited 1 time in total Back to top

Miles Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:18 pm Sith Jedi and Sith - Darth Viricus Knigh The Difference of Jedi and Sith t

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The Sith and Jedi walk the same path, but do so with different core intents. In their use of the force, the Jedy use that which they deem to be the "light" side of the Force and make every effort to suppress the influence of the "dark" side in order to avoid the risks and traps there. The Sith, on the other hand do not restrict the Force into "light" and "Dark" and view the force in it's entirety, allowing for pursuit of knowledge in all areas of the Force. This does make them vulnerable to the traps the Jedi try so hard to avoid, and thus why so many Sith fail. The Jedi seek to calm thier primal selves, to reduce the influences of emotions upon our judgement and selected course of action. The Sith do not share this restriction, and attempt, through responsible use of the full range of emotions, to wield a power more hazzardous and reckless. With great risk comes great reqards, and the power available by not reigning in emotional aspects is thus available to be put to use. The full range of emotions is available to a Sith. To a Jedi, only the insperation of a positive subset of emotions in others is recommended. Perhaps this is because of the supression of the "negative" emotions study in their paradigm. In relation to the community there are misunderstandings. THe Sith seek the strength of the individual, both in themsleves and in others. This strength allows for the development of a community stronger by the sum of its parts. The Jedi seek to serve the community, and through service seek to elevate the lowest in the community upwards, thus allowing for a stronger community baseline. Both of these approaches are perfectly valid. One seeks to elevate the individual thus the community, the other seeks to elevate the community thus the individual. One is a top down, the other is a bottom up view. Each also has its drawbacks. A top Down veiw often allows for the weak and the less fortunate to slip through the cracks. The Bottom Up often manifests in creating a limitation for the pursuit of individual success, thus putting a cieling on the ability for one to move upward beyond the level of the whole. The Sith seeks out independence, and with that the self responsibility that comes from not being a burden or responsibility of others. This does not mean that the Sith do not engage in, participate in, and become active, meaningful members of a community. It means that they are not forced to participate, and so when they do they make a choice, thier own choice, upon which they are more than willing to be judged. They forge their own path, but the path is not one of issolation, but independence. The Jedi walk another road, one that has been well set and maintained for generations. They engage themselves as codependent elements within the whole. A universalist veiw of the interconnectedness of all things coupled with a doctorine of responsibilty to the whole over responsibility to the self leads them down a road of strong interconnectedness with benificient intent. This coupled with the guidance of service to others makes their relationship with the whole a considerable part of their identity, and independence a secondary concern.

To the tone of the original article: This article falls into the trap of only focusing upon the negative and "dark" attributes and associations of the Sith, something I feel is a common mistake in Sith writings. It is not our embracing of the "dark" that makes us Sith, but our embracing to the totality of ourselves, and all aspects of the Force. "Dark" and "Light" are Jedi terms. I know of no such boundaries. Likewise the focus on negative emotions is likewise a trap, it is not only those but the full range of emotion that inspires us and grants us our keys to power. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:24 pm Sith Will Knigh Emotion and the Will t

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Add Khaos post the list of required reading. This is quite a nice assembly of observations on the nature of emotions and their use. Joine d: 24 Nov 2008 Posts: 216 Locati on: Los Angel es

Use this as a model for a lesson. For future consideration. Need to disassemble this lecture into a series of practical exercises. It will be an interesting challenge. On the Tiamat submission, unless the intent is to enter into a collection of lessons on the individual natures of individual emotions, to issolate and comment on but the negative is perhaps baiting the trap a little too heavily. Remain concious of this and remember that there is no dark or light, simply the force, all aspects and manifestations equally applicable and equally dangerous. It may be a good exercise to give a list of emotions and have them interpreted as a final exam for the lessons inspired by the Khaos lecture. We shall see. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

Back to top Miles Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:32 pm Sith Chains Knigh t

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This is a self reflective talk about the nature of power, feedom, strength, and intent. It is a bit of a rambler, and only uses chains in the first scentence, without any expanding on the alegory. My preference is still for Assignment IV - My Chains are Broken This lecture is probably best left refined to the discussion of the Sith Code. All that is covered in this lecture would be covered in a thorough evaluation of the code. THis would also ensure that the ommission of passion, peace and the force are not disregarded. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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I am dedicated to training new Sith and influencing the old. I am forever conscious of each Sith under my charge and by example shall inspire them to the highest standards Joine possible. I strive to be patient, understanding, and firm. I commend the deserving and d: 24 encourage the wayward. I shall never forget that I am responsible to those above me in Nov rank and station for the moral, efficiency and effectiveness of my men as their 2008 performance will reflect an image of the Order of the Sith. Posts: 216 For I am a member of the Massassi Line. As such I am a member of the most unique Locati group of dedicated Sith Realists in the world. I am bound to perform the duties of my position to and beyond what I believe to be the limits of my capabilities. I realize that I on: Los am the epitome of Sithist discipline, and carry myself with military bearing, unbowed by Angel the weight of my duties, unflinching in the execution of my orders, and unswerving in my dedication to the most complete success of this order. Both my personal and professional es demeanor shall be such that I may take pride if my fellow Sith emulate me, and knowing perfection to lie beyond the grasp of any mortal hand, I shall strive to attain perfection, that I may ever be aware of my needs and capabilities to improve myself. I shall be fair in my personal relations, just in the enforcement of discipline, and true to myself and fellow members of the Order of the Sith. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top

Miles Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:13 am Post subject: Illusions Sith Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The Knigh current of the river swept silently over them all -- young and old, rich and poor, good and t evil -- the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current was what each had learned Joine from birth. d: 24 Nov But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, 2008 I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it Posts: will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom." 216 Locati The other creatures laughed and said, "Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed against the rocks, and you will die quicker than on: Los boredom!" Angel But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and es smashed by the current across the rocks. Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more. And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, "See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the messiah, come to save us all!" And the one carried in the current said, "I am no more messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure." But they cried the more, "Savior!" all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a savior. -- from Illusions by Richard Bach _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:29 am Sith Knigh Allegory of the Cave t

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[Socrates is speaking with Glaucon] [Socrates:] And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: --Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets. [Glaucon:] I see. And do you see, I said, men passing along the wall carrying all sorts of vessels, and statues and figures of animals made of wood and stone and various materials, which appear over the wall? Some of them are talking, others silent. You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave? True, he said; how could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads? And of the objects which are being carried in like manner they would only see the shadows? Yes, he said. And if they were able to converse with one another, would they not suppose that they were naming what was actually before them? Very true. And suppose further that the prison had an echo which came from the other side, would they not be sure to fancy when one of the passers-by spoke that the voice which they heard came from the passing shadow? No question, he replied. To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images. That is certain.

And now look again, and see what will naturally follow if the prisoners are released and disabused of their error. At first, when any of them is liberated and compelled suddenly to stand up and turn his neck round and walk and look towards the light, he will suffer sharp pains; the glare will distress him, and he will be unable to see the realities of which in his former state he had seen the shadows; and then conceive some one saying to him, that what he saw before was an illusion, but that now, when he is approaching nearer to being and his eye is turned towards more real existence, he has a clearer vision, -what will be his reply? And you may further imagine that his instructor is pointing to the objects as they pass and requiring him to name them, -- will he not be perplexed? Will he not fancy that the shadows which he formerly saw are truer than the objects which are now shown to him? Far truer. And if he is compelled to look straight at the light, will he not have a pain in his eyes which will make him turn away to take and take in the objects of vision which he can see, and which he will conceive to be in reality clearer than the things which are now being shown to him? True, he said. And suppose once more, that he is reluctantly dragged up a steep and rugged ascent, and held fast until he 's forced into the presence of the sun himself, is he not likely to be pained and irritated? When he approaches the light his eyes will be dazzled, and he will not be able to see anything at all of what are now called realities. Not all in a moment, he said. He will require to grow accustomed to the sight of the upper world. And first he will see the shadows best, next the reflections of men and other objects in the water, and then the objects themselves; then he will gaze upon the light of the moon and the stars and the spangled heaven; and he will see the sky and the stars by night better than the sun or the light of the sun by day? Certainly. Last of he will be able to see the sun, and not mere reflections of him in the water, but he will see him in his own proper place, and not in another; and he will contemplate him as he is. Certainly. He will then proceed to argue that this is he who gives the season and the years, and is the guardian of all that is in the visible world, and in a certain way the cause of all things which he and his fellows have been accustomed to behold?

Clearly, he said, he would first see the sun and then reason about him. And when he remembered his old habitation, and the wisdom of the den and his fellowprisoners, do you not suppose that he would felicitate himself on the change, and pity them? Certainly, he would. And if they were in the habit of conferring honours among themselves on those who were quickest to observe the passing shadows and to remark which of them went before, and which followed after, and which were together; and who were therefore best able to draw conclusions as to the future, do you think that he would care for such honours and glories, or envy the possessors of them? Would he not say with Homer, Better to be the poor servant of a poor master, and to endure anything, rather than think as they do and live after their manner? Yes, he said, I think that he would rather suffer anything than entertain these false notions and live in this miserable manner. Imagine once more, I said, such an one coming suddenly out of the sun to be replaced in his old situation; would he not be certain to have his eyes full of darkness? To be sure, he said. And if there were a contest, and he had to compete in measuring the shadows with the prisoners who had never moved out of the den, while his sight was still weak, and before his eyes had become steady (and the time which would be needed to acquire this new habit of sight might be very considerable) would he not be ridiculous? Men would say of him that up he went and down he came without his eyes; and that it was better not even to think of ascending; and if any one tried to loose another and lead him up to the light, let them only catch the offender, and they would put him to death. No question, he said. This entire allegory, I said, you may now append, dear Glaucon, to the previous argument; the prison-house is the world of sight, the light of the fire is the sun, and you will not misapprehend me if you interpret the journey upwards to be the ascent of the soul into the intellectual world according to my poor belief, which, at your desire, I have expressed whether rightly or wrongly God knows. But, whether true or false, my opinion is that in the world of knowledge the idea of good appears last of all, and is seen only with an effort; and, when seen, is also inferred to be the universal author of all things beautiful and right, parent of light and of the lord of light in this visible world, and the immediate source of reason and truth in the intellectual; and that this is the power upon which he who would act rationally, either in public or private life must have his eye fixed.

_________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knigh t

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_________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles

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_________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare;

my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:54 am Post subject: Sith In the Sword System of Juaquim Meyer, as documented in his book "The Art of Combat" Knigh (1570), he discusses a somewhat more modern approach of the original Lichtenauer t system. In that approach I have found a meaningful analogy for life. I will not use the German terms here to make it more clear. Note to self, write this up better some time. Joine d: 24 Nov 2008 Posts: 216 Locati on: Los Angel es

In all combat there are three stages: there is the beginning, which ends after the first clash has taken place; there is the ending, the final strike and the escape to safety; and there is everything in between the beginning and the ending. In this middle portion there are two aspects one can be in: the first is in the before, where you have the initiative and can drive action; the second is in the after, where you must respond to the actions of your opponents. The one in the before must continue to attack his opponent, for he has two choices. The first is to attack and the second is to not. If he attacks the opponent must defend, thus allowing for another attack. If one in the before does not attack, he releases his position in the before to his opponent to take from him by allowing him the opportunity to attack. The one in the after must seek the opportunity to move into the before. It does not matter how long one in the after continues to defend himself, so long as he is in the after, he will not be able to attack his enemy with safety so long as he must respond to the enemies attacks. The Art of the German system that Meyer attempts to communicate through his work is the art of defending in such a way as to transition from after to before, and to remain in the before from then on. These are the dynamics of a fight as I understand them based upon the Meyer teachings. I believe this applies very well to mortal life. Much like a duel described above, there is a beginning and an ending, and these are rather precise as far as start and end points, and then there is everything in between. In the inbetween part you can be subject to the will and desires of others, or have others be subject to yours, with much the same results as in the before and after discussion above. The trick is to learn the techniques that allow us to "defend" in such a way that we move from the position of after to the position of before, or from before to after, so that we are not subject to the will of another but choose our position freely and without compulsion or limitation.

_________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:22 pm Post subject: Sith Diet Update .... Knigh t Finally, for the first time in over a decade, I am back in military regulation weight. Stage one of Physical ownership of my body complete. Joine d: 24 Nov 2008 Posts: 216 Locati on: Los Angel es

205 lb to 177 lb. Next stage starts after the move. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

Back to top Miles Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:21 pm Post subject: Sith Website Update ... Knigh t So I finally finished the school website. Ugh I hate copy. Really need to redo a couple of them, but we need the students and having a website in place will at least be the biggest step I can take other than actually teaching. Joine d: 24 We need to do another photoshoot in the new location and maybe back out at the park Nov again. Possibly shoot some video. I guess I know where my new bonus check is going. 2008 Ah well, I needed a pro quality digital video camera anyway. If I have to train myself I Posts: am going to need video to do it. 216 Locati So here is the site. on: Los Angel It will have to do for now. es

Notes to self for after the move: 1) Kill the Gallery section and put in a forum after the move. 2) Get better pictures. 3) Have graphics fix the header image, Its got nasty pixelation. 4) Rework Copy on About page, it is really awkward. 5) Look at cleaning up the scheduling and home page placements, they're not quite right yet. 6) Not totally sold on the Equipment page yet, look into cleaning that up with some indentation, give it a little bit of a structured look. Still amateur hour. 7) Clean up minor spacing toward footer. Links are getting cramped by spacing of the content area. Page by page tweeking to visual flow. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:12 pm Post subject: Sith and the move is complete. Now just to get everything unpacked, and get back to research. Knigh _________________ t "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Joine d: 24 Nov 2008 Posts: 216 Locati on: Los Angel es



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An interesting insight today. Anger is a key, not an end. This morning when I woke up I was thinking about my reading form the night before. There was a great deal of focus on Anger (knock me over with not-suprise) and meditations surrounding anger. So in my bed I focused my mind on my anger, reaching back into memory to try and inspire the emotion with the strongest imagery I have. I felt energy begin to stir, a bit chaotically, so I watched and continued to feed it little by little. To my surprise I became erect ... So I ran with it. I masturbated but not the way I normally do, I went with the flow rather than forcing it. I allowed the energy to move as it wanted. My mind was guided to angry sex scenes. Again my passion was inpsired even further. The energy was not sluggish or rooted like it is in my regular "meditations" (music, focused breathing etc.) It was alive, whipping around from here to there, swirling in my chest, in my belly ... I tried a technique from my other meditations and focused on a source of energy, the base of my skull is where I usually begin. The moment I gave it concious thought, a white sphere formed from which a black serpent head errupted out and drove for escape out my mouth, which in my minds eye was openned wide. I do not know if my physical body did the same as I was only loosely aware of my actions. The serpent made it about 8 inches out when I willed it to stop, and it was anchored to the white sphere, unable to reach out any further. It struggled but there was nothing it could do. Drawing on some of the energy in my chest, I moved it to my arms and grasped the serpent, at which point it dissipated, reabsorbed into the energy that was in my arms and returning to the chaos of swirling life that was in my body. I began to "play" stiring up the writhing energy. It wasn't being controled, it was more being guided. It was much like a bag full of eels, agitated and ready for a fight. I can mould the bag and thus control the eels, but the actual movement of the eels not so much. I could guide the overall energy, but not the specifics, and I had no interest in guiding the specifics. It was life! It was Alive all it's own! As I watched and played, the energy rose higher and higher in intensity, building upon itself, as did my sexual excitement, but it wasn't a physical sexual thing, the sexual was merely a channel for the energy to express itself and feed itself. Then my wife stirred, she made a sound as she usually does when I

am "personally engaged" to let me know she was awake ... and instantly everything disipated. The energy was gone, no warning, just gone. We talked about it a lot this morning and I have come to a couple of realizations. First, I like angry sex, it satiates me wonderfully. I enjoy inspiring passion through pain and harsh treatment in intimate moments. My wife does not. She expressed it that my sexual activities are full of Fury, and she does not want Fury in her sex, so she turns away from it. She does not fight it, simply turns away from it and doesn't embrace it. It is interesting that this disarms me so thoughoughly. Second, this may explain my preference for being bound. I can allow the anger, rage, passion, fury to develop and take form (even giving me wings one time, that was fun) without having to worry about hurting the other person unnecessarily. Third, anger requires resistance to grow. It requires some struggle or it must convert to something else. This may explain why finding truely willing and accepting subs is so very dull. Fourth, anger in itself is a simple and child emotion. It isn't complicated, or insightful. But it is a key. It is but one way to unlock the energy within and to give it form, to jump start it. My what a fascinating creature the raw energy of life can be, and anger pokes it like a stick to get it moving, but there are many ways to make this happen. Not just anger. I suspect that people who dwell on anger more prevalently than other emotions likely have other things that may need to be addressed. Other keys: Lust, joy, faith, pride, sorrow, love, hate, kindness. These are all possible keys, though some may not resonate as well as others. Fifth, the warrior caste from Belenger continues to resonate. A warrior as two speeds .. go and stop. It is much like a generator. If you do not plug into it then you get none of the energy, though the sound of the motor and the warmth of the enging can certainly be of use. Once you plug in, then you get all of it. Earth does not move quickly, but when it does, it is overwhelming in effect. The same is true of my internal energy. I am a soldier in mind and spirit, my time in the military now long over. As a soldier you give your all to the task you commit to, because in war if you do not, well ... you end up injured or dead. It is an all or nothing situation. The same is true for my energy. It is the way I do everything. And it is as it should be. There are those who throttle their power, but like the clutch of a 911,

that is a very small window between not engaged and engaged for me. And when engaged, it is full throtle. Fortunately,I am not called on for my energy often, but this new venue is far more engaging and far more productive than the endless hours of boredom I put myself through trying to focus my mind. I far prefer riding life, getting messy, getting elbow deep in that bag of eels. That is the way it should be. It's about time I found a way to connect with the force. Now, what other serpents are lying in wait? _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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I found this line in an email sent to me. I get these things as thank you's from those who feel the need. But it is a good line and sums up well an important step: Quote: A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ' United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'

... there comes a time in one's life when that check gets made out to somebody. If you haven't, or think it foolish, then we will have a hard time finding equal footing. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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As a young man, after being tossed out of college for my preference for dating rather than grades, I found myself living as many do out of high school. I lived on couches, in garages owned by ―Friends‖ and the like, making little money from meager jobs, and finding food

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when I didn‘t spend my money on other entertainments. I engaged in a passive study of Magic, in Driudism especially. Books would be purchased and read. There was a calling to the metaphysical, and yet there was a strong denial of the validity of the studies. It was too easy to rationalize alternative explanations removing the mystical from the mysticism. I was endlessly skeptical. I was drawn to the subject but always discredited the content. Over time I developed two hobbies. One was hypnosis, and the other was story telling. The story telling, originating in my role playing background, began to take on a life of it‘s own, and I created a small world for my stories, with a static cast of characters. I began to visualize myself the creater as a character in my own story. In retrospect I now know this was a meditation, connecting visions of my life with the secret wisdom of my sleeping mind. In this, one character rose to the forefront, a servant of the writer, the keeper of the world. It was a fallen angel. Conversations between him and the other characters in my stories began to take on a new shape, and his words were not my own. He provided support but in a very direct way. He was my guide through difficult times, though I did not see it at the time. Eventually I tired of hunger, begging, and the directionlessness of my life. I set myself upon a path and joined the Army as an infantry soldier. I found military life to be quite challenging and satisfying all at once. I settled into the routine and was considered by one and all a good soldier. Others looked to me for guidance and in all tasks that I undertook I excelled. Though this is nothing new for me, the recognition was. I had set myself on the path of taking my life into my own hands. In Bosnia, during a riot, I was faced by a life changing realization. I came in touch with a deeper power, something terrifying but very real, and addictive. It was the realization that it is easy to take a life, in fact it could even be desirable if properly framed. This realization shattered all of my illusions of self. It destroyed all my assumptions of my personal capacity for destruction. I had always seen myself as a superiorly civilized being, incapable of such things. To be faced, not with the intellectual awareness of the possibility of it being otherwise, but with the core knowledge from the heart that is was absolutely not the case, without question … was devastating. Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Sortly after Bosnia, I left the service and began my education in earnest. I went back to college and got a job as a Trucking dispatcher. It was a job that suited my mind well: high volatility and

chaos needing order, but with a set time limit of the hours of my shift. I brought a wife back from my time in Germany and the combination of our marriage, her inability to work for legal reasons, my full time schooling and my full time work created a set of difficulties as of yet unknown to me. And yet, I excelled. My wife, however, was not happy. I had learned in the service that faith and confidence in the self are crucial for surviving the great challenges in our lives, and yet she, with her womanly whiles, leveraged against my compassion to reduce my confidence in myself. She was endlessly unsatisfied and as I gave up more and more of myself to appease her whims, she only pressed further. I made mistakes, certainly, but her unforgiving nature exploited them to drive me deeper and deeper into weakness. I do not believe she did it with that intention, but she pulled me from the path. Eventually I could take no more and the divorce was soon to follow. During my time with my first wife, I met the woman who would become my second wife. Her help was instrumental in my recovery and emotional survival, but she had a strong interest in the metaphysical and the spiritual. She is water to my earth. It was her acceptance of the extra-perceptual, coupled with her intellect and creativity, which showed me that there could be validity to it. She was also weak and vulnerable in ways that I was strong and my calling to provide that strength for her brought back my strength like Lazarus from the tomb. My love for her grew (admittedly in my own fashion) and my recovery was well underway. A year later, my grandfather died. My father and I have been at odds most of my life. Passionately, though sometimes foolishly as is the case when a child challenges an elder, I would take the brunt of his assault, perceiving it within myself as protecting my siblings and mother from what at the time I interpreted as emotional abuse. Animosity would be a gentle way of putting it, and yet I would never back down. When I left home, I was greatful to be free of that situation, though it left my brother and sister to fend for themselves. Each did so in their own way. The last great argument between father and son in our case was halted by my mother, who ended the fighting with a threat neither of us could counter. After that we were merely civil, or as civil as we could be, to one another. At the funeral for my grandfather, my father came to me in private. At the funeral, my father needed to give the eulogy. He had prepared for it, had his speech, but he had one fear. He was afraid that he

would not be able to make it through without falling apart. He asked, in as humble a tone as I have ever seen, that should he falter, that I come up, gently place my hand upon his shoulder, and then take over, speaking in his stead. In that moment, I understood. The years of fierce independence and retaliation had created a sense in him that I had strength, and in his moment of need, in the most crucial of times, it was his rebellious son that he turned to for that strength that he so long carried as his own burden all these years. And at last … we were at peace. Through Passion, I gain Strength. As time progressed, my relationship with my wife grew, as did my success in various endeavors. The manager of my team quit, and many among my team named me as the best successor, though my position did not warrant such a move. My own ambition synched the deal and I was placed as supervisor. After a year, with the success of my ability to rebuild a disjointed and adversarial team into a single dedicated group focused on the cause, they promoted me again to full Manager. In my hobby of military reenactment a new training program was put in place by myself and the current Captain. It elevated the bar for those willing to go under the training to a level far beyond what was there before. I was the first to graduate from the program. As a result I was made a Sergeant in the unit the following year. My success there was so profound that the Captain descided that at last he could retire and hand the reigns over to another. The following year I was made Captain. Through Strength I gain power. In all of my ambitions, I had achieved that which a few years prior I had seen as merely a dream. A very successful product under my leadership, heralded as the finest we have ever put out by our company and a guild of which the loyalty is so strong that many of the old difficulties faded into the past, and a renewed vision of hope instilled, all marked my triumph.Through power I gain victory. I at last married my wife. Our union began the time of peace. God was in his heaven and all was right with the world. The difficulties of the past had fallen away and with it, the ambition. I was freed from my almost compulsory need to achieve, to strive for greatness, comfortable in the knowledge that I can achieve any task if I so choose. I took up a new passion, formally training in the sword, which I had studied for years prior but never formally. It, like any training, was difficult at first, but with time I excelled. It quickly became apparent to everyone that I would soon surpass the instructor. Through Victory, my chains are broken. But all great moments come to an end. The needs of the company removed my title of Manager back to Principal Engineer. My

responsibilities were lessened and my tasks made more routine. I was, in effect, demoted. I know why and do not fault the decision. I was expelled from the sword class due to a ―disparity of vision‖, and was forced to continue my studies on my own. I was removed from the Captain position and demoted to Sergeant again by the powers that be in the guild I had led for two years. In all this I know the reasoning and do not fault any of it. However I was faced with a dilemma. I now faced a world that once was, removed of my positions and privilege. I looked at the world that I had left in pursuit of my dreams looking to welcome be back with open arms, but the world of before was too limited, mired in petty concerns, easily overcome. I could not return. I was, in effect, alone. My friends who had not made my journey could be no solace. I had been freed from my own ambition in the way it once bound me. This was the price of freedom. But I was reminded that indeed I was not alone. For as I had paved the path to success in my actions, my wife, partner in my progress had embraced my life and acompanied me on the journey while on the journey of her own. She provided the support that I needed in order to not proceed alone, even though I feel so very alone, isolated from the life I once lived. Through our union I recognized that the accomplishments were important as accomplishments, but the titles were not. It was the achieving that gave me strength and insight, not the achievement itself. With that I knew that I could not return to a life of one who does not wish to achieve, and she would be with me on my journey, which was neither foolish, nor self righteous. It was life. But I also saw that there were things that I had done, lessons learned and insights gained that I could share with others. But I needed a medium that would facilitate such a thing. It was then that I found Sithism. There is potential here. There is opportunity for growth, not just my own, but to help others do the same. This is where the path currently leads. I endure the lessons of many teachers who are trapped in other levels. I take from them insights and perspectives that expand my own, not necessarily married to my own views. I assimilate them into my own understanding, all with an end of my own, to bring up another, set them on the path, and have them exceed me in their own path. To have them do the same for another. This is the way to developing greatness. And once there is another who can take up the mantel and drive on their own … then I may rest, at peace. The Force shall free me. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not

Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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I do see value in the story of Darth Bane. It creates consolidated context for Stih perception. The Story of Darth Bane as presented can be the common experience shared with all who wish to learn the Sith ways. It does not provide the road map, but provides examples of various aspects of human interaction that can be used to further explain larger concepts. In this, a common reference is an invaluable tool. To offer a small example: Purpose is central to the accomplishment of any goal. In the Brotherhood the purpose was to discontinue the internal struggle between Sith as this was seen as the greatest detriment to past Sith accomplishments as an order. To this end, a purpose was set: Form a brotherhood where all are of equal value and thus discontinue self destruction through the ambitions of power of the Sith Lords. This was clearly communicated by Lord Vaan in such a way that the other Sith Lords embraced it. They understood the clear purpose and the importance of that purpose. The power of that kind of purpose is that it creates an environment where, even if faced with perfectly valid and contrary views, such as when Bane asked about the Darth Title from Lord Kas‘im, Lord Kas‘im went against his intuition to find excuses to stay loyal to the goal. This demonstrates the very power of purpose. It also illustrates the flaw of an inappropriate purpose. It is a good lesson to contemplate. The book offers many such examples, and though the value of the actual lessons may not come directly from the literature, the literature does provide a context in which to frame such lessons. Almost any well told story will do, but this one is Sith centric and so would likely be more embraced by Sith students. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:49 am

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So it has been some months now, and my understanding of the Sith

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has changed considerably from the beginning... well ... not so much my understanding but the sobering realization of what others interpret as the reality. The phrase that inspired this particular train of thought for this post was a statement made by a Jedi. "You sure you are Sith? You have sounded a lot more like a Jedi the last couple of days." In the conversation I asked her to boil down what a Jedi is in 50 words or less, and like all other Jedi I have found recently, she spouted off the party line. But then I got to thinking, am I truely a Sith? My interpretations have not changed over the past months so much as become more clear. I dispise drawing definitions of the Sith using the Jedi as a counterpoint, but in considering which path would be more suited, I find myself needing to do so. The Sith is one who finds his strength in his individuality. By being the strong individual he contibutes to the whole as an individual, exercising his will to achieve his personal goals. In the early years, this will be selfish and manipulative, and thus the reputation of the Sith as being so. But as one develops a greater understanding of the whole, he begins to see that these tools are not always the best suited for various strategies, and new tools are needed, tools like cooperation, compassion, and non-manipulative persuasion. These are better suited for the new goals which reach far beyond the self. But at the center of the Sith's power is the self. From that sanctuary of the self all things are made manifest, and so the universe is expanded by the strength that the one brings to it. The difference between Jedi and Sith comes down to how one percieves the whole. The Sith see the whole as a collection of individuals, and operates as but one individual in that whole. The Jedi see the whole as a single entity and we are but merely part, but on our own we are incomplete. This is the distinction that I see, but perhaps I am fooling myself. I read endless Sith teachings and journals and find the same drivvel over and over again: stunted children arrested in their development, seeking some validation for a desire to abuse or do harm. Is this truely the legacy I need to embrace? Is there nothing more than the glorification of destruction? ..... really?

Ah well, there are times to fight and times to endure. I just didn't expect to need to endure this long. Perhaps one day someone else will understand without me having to spend endless hours explaining it.

Back to work. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:30 am

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I was speaking with a dishearened Jedi today. He was having problem finding direction, and I was reminded of the technique we use at work for personal growth development that we use at work called SMART goals. SMART is an acronym that provides guidance on the kind of goal setting one should do. Simple Measurable Achievable Recordable Time Sensitive

In defining the goal, it should be no longer than a couple of sentences. Follow that with an explanation of why the goal is important. Once this is done, determine how success will be measured, and how results will be tracked. Set a time limit and ensure that the goal is achievable within that timeframe. Setting these goals for the self directs training and furthers progress. Additionally in the process, the recording of the results offers a list of progress to look back upon. I may need to implement this for myself if I am to continue my progress without a master. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not

Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Goal I - The Sohei Attributes 1-15 Goal: write at least a one page paper on each of the first 15 Sohei attributes as designated in the document Jediism, compild by Master Nash and how they apply to Sith principles and development as you see them. For each identify a lesson of further study for a student who would read your work. Importance: The Sohei attributes provide an interesting means of understanding the way we live our lives as spiritual beings. There is a shortage of educational material for self students available, leaving the student to sift through endless useless information to find the treasures. Providing a good original source for the information as well as giving perspective as to the importance would act as an invaluable tool to future students. Measure of success: At minimum one page written per line for the first 15 lines of the attributes. Each should have a further study based on the content of the content of the paper. The further study should be based in external material considered a reputable source outside the Sith community. Record: The document itself Time Limit: May 20, 2009 _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:33 am Massassi Attributes - 1

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The Massassi Path

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It is silly to write about a Sithist path. Life is for living, experiencing, feeling and learning. But in this age of technological advancement, the written word, recorded for posterity is perhaps the best way to reach a large number. So let us continue. This lecture is based upon an adaptation of the attributes of the Massassi (Japanese Warrior Monk) as described in the document ―Jediism‖ compiled and edited by Master Nash available at the Unified Jedi Sith Order.

Attributes of the Massassi (Sith Warrior Caste) Identity In any time, In any place, Anywhere The Massassi remembers himself as such. The intent of this writing is to create and understand an identity, an archetype that can be used to guide, motivate and inspire an individual to take proper action through the course of his life. But to truly understand this we must begin at the beginning and understand what an archetype is, the value of establishing one, defining it, and at last applying it to our selves and our interactions. An archetype is an abstract identity or personified idea that we give name to so that we can, through the use of a symbol, better understand that aspect of life‘s experience. There are many archetypes, an infinite number limited only by the imagination of the individual. Though there are an infinite number, each one, in order to have value is finite in manifestation. That is to say that the identity of the archetype is limited to a certain set of parameters that make it a stand alone and readily identifiable entity. This archetype becomes a point of focus for our meditations and thoughts, and as such becomes a symbol we can use to communicate between our waking, sleeping and primal minds. Symbols can be powerful tools, but only if we give to them a definition that resonates within ourselves. We need to infuse the archetype with meaning to ourselves on a deeply personal level. Archetypes serve two primary roles. The first is as a source of insight and understanding. This is easily typified in our meditations when we ask our sleeping mind for a personification of some aspect of

ourselves, an emotion for example. When we do this an image is provided for the sleeping mind speaks in a language of symbols and images rather than words. When we are presented with these archetypes they give our waking minds something to interact with, a focus with direct communication to our sleeping minds. The other is as a means of dedication. In this form the waking mind defines the symbol, applies definition to it on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. The best archetypes for dedication are those with strong aspects that are difficult to live up to, or perfect. This gives us a benchmark, a means of measuring our identities and our actions. Archetypes used in this fashion, when applied to our personal sense of self, act as motivators to inspire us to proper action. They act as a reference to draw upon for guidance in difficult times. These archetypes are very powerful and their potential limitless. It is the later purpose that we pursue here; therefore it is of greatest import that we define the archetype clearly, with a set of attributes that leave no room for misinterpretation. That is the focus of this writing, and as we progress we shall come to know the Massassi as more than just a word, but as an archetype, clearly defined, with ideals and aspects that can influence every part of our daily lives. But as this is the introduction, I offer this as a summary description: The Massassi is the warrior aspect of the Sith. Though similar to a warrior archetype, and indeed it is a variation, there are certain key differences that takes the Massassi beyond just a simple combatant skilled in the ways of war and conflict. The term originates from Sith Lore as a caste within the original Sith society. Caste is a very important aspect of the Archetype for it limits the Massassi to a dedicated role within the larger identity of Sith, as well as sets a predefined purposes and roles. I leave the rest to the remainder of the writing, but once the Archetype is fully understood, we can begin to apply it. The application of the Massassi archetype is at the heart of the statement at the head of this section. In any time, in any place, anywhere, the Massassi remembers himself as such. This is the key to using the archetype. The Massassi archetype, as the beginning of its definition establishes the first and paramount responsibility: to never let the archetype of the Massassi be ignored. The Archetype can be, and should be treated as a way of life. It becomes so ingrained in the mind of the one using the archetype that it becomes one with his self. He becomes the Massassi and must live up to that expectation … always. This means that we must be aware at all times, everywhere, so that the attributes of the Massassi archetype apply, and should be strived for. If this is not upheld, then the archetype has no value within its intended purpose, and the one using

it is doomed to mediocrity in his role as a Massassi. We do not have time for mediocrity. Thus we begin to forge an identity, that of the Massassi. We understand its role as an archetype. We shall develop an understanding of the archetype as we progress through the writing, and once understood we can begin to apply it to our lives. In the application we accept that we shall never truly achieve this identity, but shall strive to do so, that we may be aware of our ability to improve ourselves, and how to go about doing it, for to do otherwise is not true strength, simply the illusion of it.

Lesson: Read and become familiar with Sacred Contracts and your Archetypes by Caroline Myss. This is an invaluable resource as an introduction to Archetypes and thier potential for influence. A good student will see potential to further thier own goals through this information. Link: _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Control The Massassi is the height of controlled violence And uncontrolled gentleness.

Control requires strength. The life of a Massassi is dependent and centered around his strength and his discretion of how it is applied. The Massassi world is one that includes both destruction and nurturing, and he recognizes that these come in various forms. The two greatest extreme manifestations of these principles are those of violence and gentleness. The Massassi has the strength to properly control the first, and through that strength has nothing to fear from the second. So great is that strength that the Massassi is held up as the benchmark to others, by which they can measure their own

strength, as shown by the Massassi control of self and action. Violence is much like fire. It takes little to start a fire, merely a fuel source and heat. Fuel is readily available all around us, and once lit, fire requires little effort to maintain or flourish. It is the nature of flame to propagate itself and expand, consuming all around it until it has exhausted all sources of fuel, leaving nothing but ash. Fire itself has no intention, for it merely follows its pattern, and if properly controlled it can bring great benefits. It provides light, warmth, and in cooking it improves the flavor of foods, killing harmful bacteria in the process. The nature of fire has no agenda other than its continued existence and growth. The same is true for violence. The Massassi recognizes this and learns to control violence within and without through his strengths. These strengths are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, as violence, being the lion, requires the strongest of chains to restrain and control. The Massassi knows that to allow the violence to run uncontrolled, destruction left unchecked, can only result in a world of nothing but ash. The Massassi is the height of controlled violence. But not all needs such restraint or control. Nurturing promotes growth in a world that constantly threatens entropy. Gentleness nurtures like few other actions can. Much like a fly wheel, gentleness can promote further gentleness, the momentum carrying through to impact others, however without a constant effort to keep the wheel turning eventually it does stop. There is no side effect, no weakness manifested as a result from gentle action, that a Massassi, having the strength to hold back the violence, need fear. Those who feel the need to restrain gentle impulses are not profound for seeing a potential failing and preventing it … they are merely weak and fail to see that there are some things that need no such vigilance, and indeed to apply chains to gentleness merely limits nurturing and growth. Such is the understanding and the other face of strength the Massassi wear. The Massassi is the height of uncontrolled gentleness, again the bar to which others must strive. That which sets the Massassi apart is not his strength, however, even though that is what is more easily perceived by those without, but his understanding of the concept of control. The Massassi understands that to control is to limit. To limit is to not achieve the highest order of greatness. Thus control is not something to be aspired to but to be endured. The Massassi controls that which must be controlled, and thus limits it, for some things, like violence, by achieving greatness, leave only ash. The Massassi applies only as much control as is necessary, no more and no less, for he knows that control creates nothing, but can destroy many things. Control in and of itself is a

form of destructive power. The Massassi must choose that which he controls carefully, and be mindful not to control unnecessarily, he must have the wisdom to know which is which, and must have the strength to facilitate best action. In so doing he can live as an example to others, guide them without interfering, and remain true to himself as well. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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The Massassi does nothing, says nothing, which stems from ego.

Our lives and development as individuals follows a pattern. This holds true for all things, but we as social and congnitient beings follow a pattern that stems from our awareness of our surroundings. This is true physically as well as mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We begin as children, with childish concerns. As we age our world grows in size and we begin to involve others in our lives, gradually adding to the collection until it grows from the easily perceived immediate to the more abstract. Eventually we develop to a level where the universe becomes ours and we become a part of it. As a young child our concern is only for ourselves. We have the most basic of concerns that are seen to by our parents. When we are hungry, hurt or otherwise dissatisfied we cry, throw tantrums and sulk, all in an effort to find comfort. When we know joy we laugh with such pure honesty that it is infectious to all who see it. We are only concerned with ―me‖. Over time we begin to incorporate others into our lives. We start this process with our parents, our family and our closest of friends. It begins with our immediate circle. We begin to consider our relationship to them. We establish the basics and the basis for our understanding of social interaction. We begin to be concerned with things that belong to others. We come to an understanding of what is ―mine‖ and what is not, and we learn how to deal with the

belongings of others as well. As we continue to grow, our awareness expands yet further. We begin to have larger groups of friends. Social bonds of the pack are formed, outside the family. Yet more nuances of social interaction take place and we begin to interpret ourselves within the new paradigm, and seek our recognition. In the early stages, much like our understanding of material ownership, we begin with insisting that we be given what we desire without understanding that some things must be earned. Certain traits become of greater value than the material possessions we once coveted, and we covet recognition from our peers. Still later, as we come into young adulthood we become arrogant of our ideas and our beliefs, and we seek yet again to demand what is not ours. Our ideas must be recognized, in order for our sense of self to be fulfilled. Yet again, as with the demands of survival and the desires for material wealth and recognition unearned, we fall into the trap of looking at the world with eyes centered only on our own existence. Then the transformation truly begins. There comes a day when we must rely upon ourselves for survival. We recognize that hunger will only be satisfied by our own hand and deed. Acquisition of material wealth comes at a cost of our labor in exchange for our desires. We are given responsibilities where our decisions and actions have a direct impact upon the well being of others, and should we choose to ignore these … we shall not continue to grow. But if we do accept these, and choose to take ownership of our lives, we are able to feed ourselves, we develop a legacy of recognition for our strengths, and we accept the mantel of responsibility, bearing the weight of others rather than merely for ourselves. We begin to understand the actual price for independence. Still further along the road, once we have begun to achieve real success in our chosen path, our awareness expands even further, to more abstract concepts of mankind and society. In this we begin to develop a sense of purpose. Having achieved, we seek ways to assist others in their path to understanding and achievement. Gradually as we do we build upon our foundational strengths we developed from our first days to the present. At this point we begin to see the value of ourselves in a greater light. We no longer need some of the childish desires the same way we did, for we recognize that true worth can only come from within, from the self. Next we expand yet further to an awareness of the universe and our place within it. Our views become more ethereal, able to draw upon

vast years of experience and developed insight from a perspective that does not revolve around us. This is the way that the human develops, in all ways. The Massassi has been the child, the family member, the friend, the idealist and has come out to where he has lived a life where he is confident in his ability, and his sense of self, so much so that he no longer needs acclaim or validation from other sources. Only those who have weak ego need concern themselves with external validation. The Massassi needs none, nor receives any real lasting satisfaction from any opinion of his deed or words other than his own. Thus his actions require no reaffirmation of his ego. He is free from those concerns to focus upon the task at hand. If his ego is weak to the point where it still must seek to others, or it must be the center of his thought, he is merely struggling, like the child, to survive. To merely survive is not enough to qualify as living. The Massassi does nothing, says nothing, which stems from ego, for he no longer has that need.

"... is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification?" -The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Willaim Blake _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:27 am

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Read William Blake, the Marriage of Heaven and Hell. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Miles wrote: Read William Blake, the Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

It is good to hear from your again Miles. Miles, is this what you speak of?

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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:28 pm

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Yes. It is a text with philosophical alchemic symbolism and a vision of existance that is on par with what I believe to be at the core of workable Sith thought. A bit of reasearch on William Blake, the man, will give good context to the point of view expressed as well. I am reading his complete works (albeit slowly) and they are turning out to be a bit of a joy. His private letters show his arrogance, and yet I know that arrogance is merely an expression of conviction made manifest through action. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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I have lived a life thus far centered on accomplishment. It has been a life lived moemnt to moment tending to that which must be done day by day. In so doing I am often surprised when I stop to recount all that I have experienced and all I have achieved. I am caught by surprise when others listen to my stories, the collection of the more interesting experinces that make for good stories, and then comment "Is there anything you have not done?" It is remarkable to me how unremarkable the lives of others are sometimes. They concern themselves with legacy. I call it the Al Bundy mind. When one stops achievement as a way of life and rests on his laurels, he begins to desire to be remembered for what he did that was great in the past, but is not willing to continue living in greatness. He begins to walk through life in a stagnant circle, constantly seeking the past for labels of his value. I suspect that once this happens, legacy and the concern for it begins to manifest. We each seek to be remembered, to garner the respect that our achievements deserve. This is human. It is part of our arrogant pride that is as much a source of strength as a source of folly. But I believe that this only happens when we stop reaching for the next thing, when we stop striving without our lives for greatness in some form, no matter how small. Once we are unable to strive further, for whatever reason, we concern ourselves with legacy, and legacy begins to have value. In a conversation I had with some jedi recently, this subject came up, and in the discussion it shocked me that legacy was so important to them. The aquiring of apprentices, the passing on of thier knowledge, the dedicated continuation of the line. It was so compulsory that the very though of not having an apprentice, of not passing on the wealth of experience and knowledge to another was bordering on immoral. I was struck by how thoroughly I believed that they missed the point. We spoke two different languages. Though I believe I was able to understand their thoughts, mine seemed entirely foreign to them. In my life I live moment to moment, instant to instant. That I am taking the time to write this now is the effort I feel needs to be put into my life in this moment. There are other things I could do, but I pass this moment by organizing my thoughts in a public forum. It is this moment's task. Living moment to moment, with an eye on the past and the future reveals the limitation of our perception of time

and continuity, our desire for predictability but also reveals the true nature of existence. I have journeyed long on some roads, short on others. Never once has a journey ended exactly as I forsaw, nor would I want it to. In many cases my vision was short sighted and infantile, in other too gradios and rediculous, but in all journeys, the end was merely a point along the way, new goals and targets set as I walk. So back to legacy. As I walk I leave a wake in the force, an imprint on the passage of time. These are my legacies, and should they be of benefit to others than I am happy. Should they be a burden to others, I am sorry as that is rarely my intention. Commitments last as long as they are within reach of my daily life. As they pass from my daily existence, they are not given additional effort as my efforts are directed at other achievements. And so I consider my friendships and my family, the two greatest tools of legacy building. I do not hold strong ties to my family, as they are not in my daily life. My wife knows this, having married me so that she could make herself part of my daily life so that I would not move along. That which is before me has my attention. She understands this and seeks to remain in view. It is her choice. To be honest, if she did not, we would have parted long ago. It isn't because I do not love enough. It is because I love too well. I love that which is with me in any given moment. When children and I play, they are my children and have all my love. When I am with friends they are my best friends. When those friends depart and I am with others, they are my best friends in that moment. Moment to moment, day by day, with ambition guiding my future as I strive for new goals. So with my friends, if I am to have a legacy, it is because they do not follow my example. They remain mired in the past. With my family, if I am to have legacy, then I would need to make that my goal and seek to retain bonds regardless of whether or not that is the task fo the moment. I become static and unchanging at that point. There will be those who will be greatly remembered by family and friends. I hope that I am, and I hope that I am not. I hope that I am in that my impact on the lives of others has been a positive one, worth rememberance in a bright and shining light. I hote that I am not in that I hope that others would live in the moment enough to remember fondly the past, but only as stories for the entertainment of others in a moment. I do not seek validation by way of legacy, and I hope others continually seek to the moment. If at times I come to mind as example or testament to a lifestyle that I believe to be the point of our existence, then I am sated.

We have an impact on others simply through living. It is our true legacy. There is no need to seek out a legacy beyond that. And in having this view, I acknowledge the folly. For my family ties are not the same as those who embrace family. My friendships could be much stronger if I acted to maintain them. I may one day find myself alone of my own doing, by not investing the time and effort that others do. Perhaps I am a short sighted fool. Perhaps I am merely too young. But in following my path I continue to achieve, and I continue to strive. I continue to sup the joy of life through hard work and dedication. And in that, I am made strong, prosperous, and happy. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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I have come across a quote that perhaps exemplifies the difference between Jedi and Sith more clearly than any other I have found.

"He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment." -Meister Eckhart

To the Jedi this is a founding principle. To me it is the most terrifying of warnings. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

note-this is part of the grand book of the siththis is the beginning of the book-Grand

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An interesting line for the code savy. It is hard to make a Lady resolve to true. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Miles wrote: I have come across a quote that perhaps exemplifies the difference between Jedi and Sith more clearly than any other I have found.

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"He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment." -Meister Eckhart

To the Jedi this is a founding principle. To me it is the most terrifying of warnings.

That is quite interesting indeed. While detachment might work for some tasks/situations, I don't see it as a way to live. Not my way, anyhow.

Most emotional heat comes with the ego acting out, but I'd rather take that energy and use it to my advantage, as I imagine you agree. Detachment can perhaps be peaceful but that will invariably not last, despite how far one distances themselves from their emotions.

Not to mention, I prefer the spice of life that comes with emotions, don't you? _________________ You are permitted in times of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge. -Bulgarian proverb Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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I see detatchment as the first cardinal sin of the Sith. It is paramount that we remain attached to life. To use detachment as a means of finding peace is akin to win by not playing the game. Certainly it could be argued ... but I respect the chess master more than the one who has never played. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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There is an interesting phrase that I took with me from a martial arts seminar I attended last month. "Techniques demonstrate principles. Principles create technique."

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In my studies I began as many do, wrapped up in the specifics of the individual movements and the precision of doing them correctly. As I practiced them I didn't fully understand the reasons they were effective. Over time I began to understand

216 more primary base concepts. Weak and strong of the sword, clearing the center line, Location: timing, distance, control of the opponent's sword. These were all stated before, but not Los truely understood. Angeles Now I find that I am beginning to see the principles, the broader scope. I understand that the differences between one form and another are beginning to blur. The principles are the same for each form, the manifestation merely variations of the same principles. As with all things, as I learn in one area of my life I take the lessons to another. Now I find myself seeing the principles of Sith thought, or at least my understanding of it. I seek the broader picture, thus to refine my technique of manifestation. It has changed my views. It shall be interesting to take things forward with this new insight. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Passion in writing. Someone commented recently that my writing sounds cool and detached. Rereading some of my posts, I certainly have to agree. I know why. My intention is to communicate clearly. Its an interesting thing to observe. The words we use give context to the way we think. So a new exercise... I need to write with more passion and emotion, so that I can think more readily in those terms. A good exercise I think. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:56 pm

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A post from another site I wrote once. Keeping a copy here as a reminder.

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I am a creature of desire. My desire is not so weak that it can be restrained by man or reason. I will give neither that much power over my desire, for that makes a tyrant of my reason, and cruel the man, as they hold mastery over the unwilling. I would not enslave my desire to watch it whither and weaken, becoming passive to the point where it is a mere whisper of it's former glory, and thus I share in that fate. Rather I call upon the tempest as friend, and learn to ride the whirlwind, and in so doing the flames of desire no longer burn, but light my path as the sun, and the dragon Rage sleeps soundly until his time. I look out and see those who point and shriek "He is mad! Doom his fate." and watch as the tempest carries me from them to distant lands, to others who behold a man glide gently to the ground and hush their children's giddy whispers of "Miracle!" It is the first lesson I knew intuitively at birth, forgotten and had to relearn: "I am." _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:50 pm

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Nice _________________ Matter is void--All is vanity

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Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:27 pm

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Well, off on a Cruise to Alaska. I get to talk to a bunch of personal growth development authors for seven days. I hope I learn something interesting. It would be a huge dissapointment otherwise.

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That and I finally get to see for myself how pretty it is there. About damned time. Back in two weeks. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:42 am

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It's interesting to me how many among the Sith practice martial arts. It suprises me even more how many forget the Art and focus on the Martial.

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Maybe its an age thing. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:15 pm

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Note to self... On the question of the roles of group and individual, look here for some insights. It's a study of panthiestic thought and perspective.

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It holds some interesting promise for revelation. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:54 pm

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There, the cruise is over and Alask is somewhere I need to visit again. Note to self, Sitka is a must see again.

As this cruise was also a spiritual growth seminar, it was facinating to watch 1500 Joined: people all follow a spiritual path. Many were misguided in my opinion, and many 24 Nov others were just plain making excuses for themselves. But there were some very interesting revelations. Gregg Braden spoke about the quatum field that unites all of 2008 us. It was an interesting discussion of the force in a different name. He has book called Posts: "Divine Matrix" that is to discuss that. The wife bought it so I will likely read it 216 Location: eventually. Los Angeles Some base notes from my observations: 1) When conducting guided meditation, providing options or examples of varying kinds is distracting to the visualization. Should be avoided if possible. 2) The term "healing" in the context of these seminars means "to make whole". If you do not use this definition of healing then things get a bit difficult. 3) There is a huge gap between the introductory stages of spiritual development and the more advnced teachings. Remember when dealing with more novice students to stay within thier context and not move straight to the end. Most have to come to the end conclusion through their own path and this will take time and patience if it is to be successful. 4) I hate radio psychics. 5) There is a missing key to the spiritual development movememnt as presented by Hay House publishing. That is that there is nothing wrong with the ego, with drk emotions, with euphoria. It is how we allow them to manifest and the tenuous control that we keep over them that creates problems. 6) "The Ego is the scaffolding for the self." - Miles 7) Sex on cruise ships is just better. Always spring for the bigger room. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Gabriel Sith Knight

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:01 pm

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Miles wrote: 1) When conducting guided meditation, providing options or examples of varying kinds is distracting to the visualization. Should be avoided if possible.

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What do you mean? By thinking about other options, you can give yourself another potential distraction(s)? Would this then be remedied by sticking to a predetermined outline for meditation (specific goal or goals for said session)? I might be getting ahead of myself here.

Miles wrote: 7) Sex on cruise ships is just better. Always spring for the bigger room.

This goes without saying. Wish I spent the difference for a balcony room on my last cruise... _________________ You are permitted in times of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge. -Bulgarian proverb Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:25 pm

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In a group guided meditation, when you are the one guiding the group, it is important to allow each individual to provide their own imagery for the meditation. Not everyone has the same symbols for each emotion or inpirational concept. If you offer many options many may apply, and in so doing you draw attention from the first one that comes to mind. Example: If the group meditation is about anger, and you are trying to foster it, create a manifestation/visualization for anger, if during the guiding you say things like: "Embrace a moment where you knew anger. Perhaps it was the death of someone close, or the betrayal of a lover. Getting overlooked at work, or perhaps you just have someone you hate. Embrace it..." This is actually a bit of a problem, for there may be many that apply. However each one applies in a unique way. For the less experienced this can create conflict within the meditation imagery and thus creating a level of distraction. The intent of the meditation doesn't matter, but making every effort to ensure that the guide does not unintentionally provide conflict in the visualization is important. Another thing to note is to be very specific when asking the participant to call forth a visualization that is complimentary to the intended work. Be specific enough to be clear of the intent but abstract enough to allow the image to be conjured on their own.

I observed these as problems in guided meditations that I was a part of. That is so why I prefer hypnosis one on one to guided meditation. Ah well. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:19 am

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Wrote this on another forum. Wanted to record it here for reference. "Don't defy gravity; learn to fly." _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:40 pm

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Awareness I – Vision Quote:

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THERE is NO Natural Religion The Author & Printer W Blake [a] The Argument Man has no notion of moral fitness but from Education. Natually he is only a natural organ subject to Sense. I Man cannot Naturally Percieve. but through his natural or bodily organs II Man by his reasoning power. can only compare & judge of what he has already perciev‘d.

III From a perception of only 3 senses or 3 elements none could deduce a fourth or fifth IV None could have other than natural or organic thought is he had none but organic perceptions V Mans desires are limited by his perceptions. none can desire what he has not perciev‘d VI The desires & perceptions of man untaught by any thing but organs of sense, must be limited to objects of sense.

Differentiation The commonly perceived organs of Sense are those of touch, taste, smell, sound, and vision. Each is a talent of experiencing, processing and giving meaning to differences. The clearest example is that of touch and temperature. I stand in the shower. On days where I have consumed a fair amount of steak, my body is warm. My warm body in the shower feels the warm water as pleasant, opening my pores, comforting my skin. I long for the warmth to embrace me, to massage and comfort me. There are days where my body is cold, and my feet are like blocks of ice, much to my wife‘s distain when I slip them under her in the morning. On those days when I enter the shower I am burned, scalded by they heat of the water. The temperature as a measure of metallic expansion has not changed, but the difference between my feet and the water is far greater. I am filled with burning pain. Touch is not a measure of temperature, but a measure of relative temperature to my body. How much more so other organs of Sense? I took a trip to Alaska. We wound up Disenchantment Bay to see Hubbard Glacier. As we traveled we looked into the fog and could see nothing. When the fog lifted like some grand theater curtain, we could see the glacier. ―How far away do you think it is?‖ was asked by many who stood beside me on the deck. It looked like a reasonable thing, a nice flow of ice, much like a mud flow but white marked with dirt streaks. It was hard to determine scale. We were still three miles from it. As we approached we kept wondering at the true size of it. With every passing minute it grew. Eventually we came to rest at the foot of it. There it stood 30 stories high. It loomed over us, the great wall of surreal blue and white. There was no question about the power of this 75 mile long 7 mile wide moving ice wall. The problem with our perception of this colossus was not that we could not perceive the size, but that we could not differentiate it from other elements in the surrounding. The mountains surrounding the glacier are deceptively large as well. It took us getting close enough to be able to see the glacier in comparison to our ship to be able to at last perceive the true scale of the thing. ―Tall and short measure each other‖ says Lao Tsu.

One Eye, Two Eyes Binocular vision is a development of many predatory species. I have known two people that did not have it. The first was a girl friend who could not bring both eyes to bear on a target at the same time. Her youth had been spent correcting it, and at its best correction she did not look as though she had a problem, but if you were to gaze into her eyes you knew it to be true. She had developed a talent. She would bring one eye on the target and then the other in rapid succession. In doing so she was able to develop her own form of depth perception. She was able to drive, to play softball. She had found a way to make it work for her. One day I asked her to show me what her vision was like. It was difficult for her to describe, for she had so altered her means of seeing that her description was lacking. I learned to cross my eyes slightly so that I could better understand. After some practice I was able to see two visions simultaneously, clearly in focus at various distances. It was difficult at first to see that way, but with time I understood why she could not explain it. Her mind had filtered one vision, then the other, so she never did see two distinct images, only one at a time. Her eyes‘ flicking back and forth was not a conscious action on her part. It was impossible for her to communicate this experience as something different to my own, because she did not know that it was, other than by being told by others that it wasn‘t. She could not perceive that which she had not experienced. The other person is a friend who as a child had popped his eye out of his socket. Damage had been done to the nerves and he was blind in that eye. He once commented to me that he knew that his eyes were crooked, but when he looked in the mirror the bad eye would correct itself. It was actually rather interesting to watch. But his world was one of a single dimension. He would never be able to drive due to his complete lack of depth perception. I wondered what his life was like so I wore and eye patch one day. The world was far more flat. It was the same as the glacier. Without the second eye to compare to the first, there was no way to truly gage the distance of things out of reach. Estimates could be made but I was surprised a few times by tree branches that had blended in with background colors, unable to distinguish distance. This isn‘t hard to experience. Go watch a 3d movie with and without the glasses. It is subtle but it is there.

Shadows and Lines We seek out the familiar. Every child has played the game where they look for images in the clouds. It is another aspect of our perceptions. We seek out the familiar. While on our trip to Alaska my wife pointed out an interesting observation. She looked at the snow patterns on the mountain sides and saw an image that looked like a stylized bird. She laughed and thought it remarkable. When I asked why, she remarked that she now understood why the art of the local natives looked the way it did. They had developed

an artistic eye based on their observations. The shapes of the snow pattern were very similar to the lines of their art. It made perfect sense. Alaska gets 45 days of Sun a year. The rest are grey and overcast. If the fog and clouds during our time there were any indication, there is very little to differentiate in the sky. On the mountains, however, there is a sharp contrast between snow and mountain, and the patterns are endless. Perhaps she is right. Perhaps they played the same game, but rather than look to a partly cloudy sky, they look to the mountains. The similarity was striking. With this, there is the greater idea, that of visual arts. We are all familiar with optical illusions, with images that could be interpreted as one way or another, or both at once if your eye is not drawn to one of the images. I find it interesting that those that I see are those that are larger, less detailed, and with high contrast. Those that are more subtle are harder for me to see, but once I see them it becomes a choice. I choose which to see at any given time. The second image is harder to see, as I have committed myself to the first visual. I have to go looking for it. Such is the way with all perception. The first vision is taken as truth, and the other alternates need to be sought out. If you are not told the image is an optical illusion, only a study of the detail may reveal it. At a glance the full image will be lost. Often the way I find them is by looking at the image and seeing what doesn‘t fit. Why would there be a line here or there? From that single thread I can pull out the alternate tapestry. But it is far easier if I know at first that it is not what I assume it to be at first. With this in mind I ran an experiment. I went to see a movie, ―Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince‖. As the movie began I found myself looking at the screen and looking through the Warner Brothers logo as it began. I was unable to see the image, the clouds, the intended image. I saw only lines. Almost like looking at pixels on a computer screen without allowing them to coalesce into images. When I was younger I saw "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte", by Georges Seurat in a museum. When I first looked at it I was too close to it and could not make out the images. It is a dot painting. You have to stand further away to see the image. Again it is the example of allowing our mind to create familiarity. It is something that I can turn off, and see a different world. Seurat demonstrates the great paradox. The painting is nothing but dots. The painting is a scene of a park. It is both and neither at once. The Lesson In order to see we can not look in isolation. Meaning will be found in what we compare something to. We see as we have learned to see. It is automatic. To not be blinded by our assumptions we need to seek to unlearn, to see through different eyes.

When we look through different eyes, and see differently, we must not reject what we saw before, for old eyes and new see with equal truth. Don‘t cast one away in favor of another, see with both. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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I walked the spiral of the Dark and found Cerebus at his gate. The three great heads were there before me, the first looked beyond the gate keeping Fear in her home. The second spoke to me and with gentle whispers. "When ready to see, you may pass." The third gnawed on a corpse of lies. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:43 am

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In contemplating the sacred masculine and sacred feminine I came to a realization that redirected some of my views of light and dark. I have always wondered at the personality traits of those who are drawn to the light versus those who are drawn to the dark. The sacred masculine is a fire/earth aspect, driven, energetic but willing to work within limitations. It seeks the accomplishment of a given task to the highest level of mastery. It isolates, targets and pursues ... those who embrace the sacred masculine are seekers. These traits, common to the sacred masculine seem to be plentiful among those drawn to the Dark. The sacred feminine is more a receptive force, it envelops, unites, contains. It seeks out unity. It observes without action. Rather than chase they allow things to be revealed. It finds great worth and comfort in that which brings things together. Those who are drawn to the Light tend to share these qualities.

Darkness is all enveloping, all consuming. It protects us from that which we are not ready to embrace by hiding it from us. If not restrained it embraces all. The depths of the Dark are infinite. In these ways the Dark is an interesting display of the sacred Feminine. Light requires energy to be brought forth. It is a reflective aspect in that it can only see that which is in direct line of sight from the source. It illuminates the darkness, but only does so while the focus is in that direction. In these ways the Light has paralells to the Sacred Masculine. Perhaps it is those who are strongly influenced by the sacred feminine that have a need for the sacred masculine and thus they are drawn to that masculine in the Light. Likewise those who are more strongly influenced by the sacred masculine need the sacred feminine to complete their work. Light is drawn to darkness, darkness to light, masculine to feminine, feminine to masculine. In each case the cycle is complete and the two, made one, provide the complete self. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:02 pm

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This is an old writing from December 2006 that I found in my files while doing house keeping. In a conversation yesterday I developed a thought on how my girlfriend and I view the universe, the subtle differences in the perception, and the very interesting potential of those perceptions on how we manifest our reality. First, we are talking about the universal mind, the collective consciousness here. There may be more formal terms I should use but I do not know them. In one view, the universal mind is a single entity, whole and complete, encompassing all that we think and containing potential for greater and greater awareness through study and contemplation. In this model, it is as though the universal mind is a cell, made up of molecules. The individual molecule (or mind in this case) certainly has an identity, and in some cases even a purpose all on its own, however it pails in comparison to the greatness of the whole when all of the molecules acting in unison to create the cell are considered. Each individual exists to ensure the survival of the whole and perpetuates the growth and sustainment of the cell. We are so that the universal mind can survive. Elevation or enlightenment comes in the form of awareness of that principal and being able to observe the universal mind in its true

manifestation and become a willing and participative part of the whole, seeking to be one with it. Another view, almost the same but with a key difference in consideration, is that of the universal mind being a collective, much like a society is made up of the collective actions of the individuals within it, working together to form an identity through the actions of the many, reinforced by traditions or teachings as it persists generation to generation. The environment is one of individual consciousnesses, each interacting, weaving a tapestry of minds, coupled with actions driven by those minds, often in response to actions driven by other minds. The constant interaction between them creates the reality of the universal mind. It is not an entity of stand alone purpose or intent, but rather a resulting identity as manifested through the thoughts and interactions of all of the minds that contribute to the process. Enlightenment and elevation come from the refining of the self and through that refinement, radiating the self outwards that it may interaction with others sending the ripples through the whole of the universal mind. During this thought process, a reconciliation of perspectives came to me. Sondra has stated in the past that when she went to see the movie ―The Last Samurai‖, in the scene where Katsumoto, played by Ken Watanabe, died and was honored by the other soldiers, she didn‘t quite understand why both the men who flanked her in the theater were crying. Likewise when the two of us went to see The Fountain, I certainly was able to get the overlying principals of the film, I obviously missed something very profound, as the only real impact on me that it had was that I was pretty sure I missed something. I am reminded of when I was young reading Sallinger and thinking ‗why do I care about and angsty drugged up kid who can get his head out of his ass long enough to start living life?‘ I was pretty sure I was missing something there too. I think the difference is in perceptions in the universal mind. In The Last Samurai, the greatness of the scene, the impact can be summed up in the last line of the movie. The idea that it is not important how we die, but how we live, how we impact others while we are here in this brief moment of our lives. What decisions to we make? The tears fell for my friend and me because not only did the man live well, up to and including the very last moment of it, but it was recognized and honored by a culture that has a truly excellent medium to express such appreciation. A solemn and reverent moment, honoring not the passing of a man, but a statement of gratitude for the interaction and the opportunity to participate in a life where his presence has served as a model, or an example, or a testament to an idea, or any other personal impact that you would want to ascribe to it. The movie was an iconic example of the principals of a universal awareness where the individual life, the example it sets, the greatness of one‘s personal journey is the key. To one where the individual makes up but a part of the whole and it is the whole that has focus, these principals are less meaningful. To that end, The Fountain speaks far more clearly. Immortality, the search for the eternal, the persisting, oneness with the whole in mind body and spirit, returning to the source thus to be manifest again in an

endless cycle of recreation, these are the principals of greatness. To understand that connection, to be one with the fate of the universe, to take part in that and to recognize that unity, is a great quality. When one is aware of it, truly, then the end is but a beginning. Death is the road to awe. Through death one transcends into a greater existence. It is not that I am saying that one perception is preferable to the other. I believe they both have merit and they both should be acknowledged and embraced. To borrow a term from Stranger in a Strange Land, I grok the principals of the universal collective. I do not have the same understanding of the universal cell, but I can rationalize it well enough to admire and acknowledge its wealth and worth. I believe that one can choose to follow one or the other path. I believe that that choice can change moment by moment. I have a hard time seeing how in any given moment both ideals can be pursued at once, but I acknowledge this may be my own limitation. I believe that both perspectives are necessary for a truly powerful and fully lived life. If two people, one with each awareness can come together and contribute to a situation, each from their perspective, the results many times may be the same though through different though processes and different motives. Both, by seeking to contribute to the awareness of the other while respecting the benefits and responsibilities of the opposing view, help build a more full understanding and better round out the experience of the other within their own paradigm. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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another old work found in housekeeping Who am I? The oldest question, asked even before we know to speak.

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We are each a culmination. Every action, every decision, every question and every answer, every experience, every thought that gets generated from that experience, every long sleepless night where we stare at the ceiling and condemn ourselves for what we could have, should have, couldn‘t have, shouldn‘t have done. Every moment of every day, every dream, every aspiration, every assumption and every disbelief. They all are but the hammer strikes that forge this thing that in our oversimplified vocabulary we call the self. The mind works constantly, thinking of all possibilities great and small. Our framework built as much out of rationality as it is forged in the fires of our experience takes shape, and is tested and tried. There are those who use the mind for

inconsequential thought. Considering the rock that god can not lift, how many angels dancing on the pin head. This is the wasted mind. Considering the self is likewise as foolish … unless it begets action. Thought is the only initiator, the only initiative machine that we have any hope of controlling. Some live their lives in a reactionary state, responding to the world that others that have taken initiative to create. This is a wasted mind. Others, those who use that tool of the mind, wielding intuition, innovation, introspection like weapons of finest crafted steel, tempered and honed to whatever sharpness the roulette of genetics has allowed, seek understanding in whatever form they can muster. They look into themselves and form an identity of choices. This identity gives us our beginning. But at some point that identity must be challenged, collapsed to its very foundation, and in that moment, when all of the powers of the mind are made impotent by a vast naiveté suddenly stripped away like a warm blanket trust off in the cold hours of the early morning, an awakening happens. The first rays of the sun blind with realization …. That an entire lifetime of assumptions and beliefs … are wrong. The child takes the first step into adulthood. It is one of many awakenings. Some are small and easily manageable. Others are not so kind. We rise to greet that day, and when we arrive, we do the best we can. And a new realization, a new consciousness, a new person is born. Some awakenings bring wounds, others comfort. But in the end, we are the culmination of awakenings. We are the scars and the blindness and the burns and the scrapes and the joys and the comforts and the loves and the passions that weave together to form the tapestry of the self. Who was I? Who am I? Who will I be tomorrow? _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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more hosekeeping When a person looks back on their life they can draw the line, the single path of cumulated events that led to one inevitable instance called the present, the culmination of a life of events that led to the single moment of current existence. Like a row of dominoes set on end cascading along a designated route, each stone falling precisely one after the other until eventually, without error, the single stone of the moment is triggered to fall. It almost makes a person question the inevitability of the present. The fates working their magic, so that not even the gods can interfere with the pattern set forth. Chain reaction leading to chain reaction until the moment arises. It all seems so

Location: hopeless, so … predestined. Los Angeles But then one remembers times when the path of the stones were not so clearly set forth, where paths diverge and in a single moment one path is selected over another to form the line. Like a stone divinely inspired, or perhaps empowered, to alter the turn of events in the blink of an eye, so that we cast doubt into the very fates that set the course before us. We lament the path not taken knowing that a stone can fall but once when its time arises. We ask ourselves what if, and we tend to forget the stones that fell so natural in the sequence, only remembering the ones that formed patterns of hardship and loss. But we forget that each stone, each moment in our lives is infused with that single divine power, that power contained within we who are cursed and blessed with the memory of the pattern, seeing it in all its myopic magnificence as it unfolds the history of our life. That power, the only true gift given evenly to all of creation, but complicated by our cognitive awareness and rationalizations, the spark of divinity, the very purpose of our solitary existence. Choice. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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January, 2008 - another book that got started but was left behind.

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In the summer of 1991 a friend and mentor of mine and I traveled North from Santa Barbara to Half Moon Bay, a quiet, sleepy little community on the southern peninsula of the San Francisco Bay. We were going to live together, get jobs, get new girlfriends and basically start our lives over in a new location, continuing our 2 year adventure of sword training, go playing, philosophizing and enjoying life. I had a job waiting for me as a furniture mover and had already made arrangements for a new apartment. Not bad for a guy with $400 to his name living in a Pontiac Fierro. I was 21, he was 23. We were young, thought we knew everything and were ready to take on the world. While we were driving our discussion fell to Taoism. He was a self proclaimed Taoist and spoke with great authority and at times at great length on the subject. We talked about it often over games of Go or while having coffee at 3 in the morning at a local Denny‘s. One day, when we were talking, he pulled a biblical phrase out of his extensive collection of witticisms and pontifications and used it to illustrate a point he

was making about Taoist thought. I snickered and commented on the origin of the phrase. His response was succinct and stuck with me. ―Taoists steal truth wherever they can find it.‖ This was a new one for me. You mean there isn‘t one all encompassing thought method that applies to this philosophy of his? There were guiding principles, yes, but truth is not limited to those sources dedicated to the subject. In fact, he would quote books of various origins often to make his points. Sci-fi books, religious texts, magazine articles, even newspaper clippings could potentially contain nuggets of truth, and when he found them he hoarded them, constantly expanding his perception of the universe and his understanding of the Tao. We have long since gone our separate ways. He had to return to LA due to a ―feeling‖ he had about danger surrounding his mother. I don‘t know if it was that or an ego thing, as he hadn‘t found a job yet, and my success (especially being the student) grated hard on him. Whatever the reason, he returned to Los Angeles and I to Santa Barbara. I may have been willing to go up with a partner in crime, but doing it on my own? I had done that a few too many times already and wasn‘t terribly excited about returning to the lonely prospect of having to make new friends in a place I literally had no connection to. A year later, I joined the Army and, though I have made a weak attempt from time to time to get back in touch, I never saw my friend again after that. Maybe one day. But I am grateful to him for the lessons that I took with me from our 2 year adventure. I have taken many truths from our time together.

Read it for yourself and you decide In July of 1994 in hot and wet Fort Benning, Georgia, I was in basic training for the Infantry. I had, as so many before me, screwed up my enlistment negotiations, screwed myself out of a $30,000 enlistment bonus and had gone in 11 X-ray. That basically means I am going to be infantry but what kind of infantry was going to be up to the Army. It was unfortunate but it got me into the Army in 8 days, a record for the recruiter and, frankly, when I decide to do something, I don‘t like to waste time with it. I almost maxed out the placement tests across the board but was also red/green colorblind and that put me in the infantry. My basic training started in May and by July the system was pretty well understood. If you want time off on Sunday, go to church. You get 2 to 3 hours to yourself to get away from the barracks and out of floor polishing detail. I had another reason for going to Sunday Service though. I was concerned. I was training myself to be a killer, a taker of lives. After all, the military really has two jobs: Kill people and break things, and I was turning out to be really good at it if the results of my training exams were to be trusted. Being raised in a good household that gave rationality to morality, I know it is wrong to take a life. In the words of Clint Eastwood from the film Unforgiven, ―It‘s a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take

away all he is and all he ever will be.‖ Needless to say, I had a moral dilemma. I went looking to spiritual guidance to reconcile the problem. Unfortunately I was never able to get a good answer on the spiritual side. On the practical side it was pretty straight forward. You kill the guy so he doesn‘t kill you. But I had volunteered. I had chosen this path. It‘s still a tough one for me to justify today, but I was lucky and never had to actually deal with those consequences in my time. By July I had gone to every spiritual authority available to me, and still no answer, but a group of Mormon Missionaries had arrived on base and so I went to them to see what they had to say. Now my father‘s side of the family is entirely Mormon. We were the only branch of the family not strictly raised with a Mormon upbringing, but that didn‘t mean I was entirely ignorant. I knew that these guys, around my age, were on their 2 year trek to spread the word, and I knew that they knew their bible. I had been told by my father never to debate the Bible with a Mormon or Jehova‘s Whitness. You may not agree with their view, but they know their literature and the good ones are very good. So I went to talk to them, hoping they may give me some validation that what I was doing wasn‘t evil. The guy was a young blond guy, good looking, in good shape, and about the most charming man I have ever met. He listened carefully to what I had to say, and gave me the appropriate literature to do his job. But in the end we got to talking and he told me that everyone has at least one question that no one but they can answer. But the Bible can help come up with that answer. His advice to me was ―Read the book. Read it for yourself and find your own answer. When you find it, you will know it in your heart. It will just … feel right.‖ I did what I was willing to (no, still havn‘t read it cover to cover) and never did find the answer to the questions I had Biblically, but the advice was one of those truths. ―Seek and ye shall find.‖ What I am seeking isn‘t a scientifically proven answer, but one that either justifies or denies my thoughts. One way or the other, seek the answer. When you find it, it will feel right. It will resonate in your mind and harmonize with other thoughts, fitting neatly into place, or tearing apart flawed parts of your logic, revealing the need for some reevaluation of thought. Little did I know that before I would get out of the army I would learn just how identity shattering some of those realizations would be. Man has the potential for greatness … especially in the realm of destruction. August 28, 1996, in the city of Brcko (pronounced Birch-ko), my moment on CNN took place. A basic summary of the AP reports went like this: Aug 28, US troops clashed with Bosnian Serbs in Brcko. NATO forces rescued some 50 besieged UN police monitors as crowds, opposed to Pres. Plavsic, demanded the expulsion of Western peacekeepers. U.S. troops fired tear gas and warning shots to fend off rock-hurling Serb mobs. The attempt by US-led NATO forces to install Plavsic forces in police stations in 3 cities failed.

I was the trigger man on the warning shots. We had been deployed to the city of Brcko about 8 months earlier. Brcko was a strategically interesting city, located on the Sava River, and a central hub for major international railways leading from East and West. It was a hub city, and in it‘s past likely very wealthy because of the location. It was a small city by US standards, and the war that had been raging in the area from previous years left a lot of it as collections of bombed out buildings and still yet to be cleaned mine fields. We were the second string. Our main jobs consisted of stopping people from stealing construction material from others, preventing police from setting up illegal checkpoints and monitoring the Brcko Bridge to make sure no one smuggled in weapons. For the first 8 months it was pretty quiet. We were constantly requested to not be so threatening looking, asked to keep our weapons close but not carry them in any threatening posture, make our patrols less threatening. We accommodated how we could without putting ourselves at undue risk. People knew who we were. Local vendors had figured out how to make a buck or two off of some of us by providing some truly outstanding food. A nice lady on the North side of the bridge sometimes brought us Turkish coffee, and there was an annoying little kid that would get us Pizzas from a vendor in town, and took great fun in throwing things at us from time to time. It was pretty peaceful for most of that time. We had a few interesting moments but for the most part our biggest enemy was boredom of routine. Being enlisted, that is usually how it goes. Officers had other problems but most of us didn‘t know and really, just wanted to make it through the deployment. I got pretty good at volleyball. I was a gunner of a Bradly. In those days the gunner station was a bit of a beast as most of the controls were manual. The Abrams gunners have all kinds of technical benefits that made their lives a little easier. Bradley Gunners were point and shoot/adjust fire kind of guys nicely seated in our armored turret that made small arms fire a non-issue. Anything bigger and we were toast, but that wasn‘t a major concern in Bosnia. I watched for snipers as I was suppose to, and took advantage of my 10x scope to check out the legs of some of the local women as they walked the streets. My congratulations to that town for having some of the best legs I have ever seen. Everything pretty much changed on August 28th. We were trying to replace some police forces in the city. We had had problems in the past with the existing police force and they needed to go. So at 2 in the morning, there we were ready to go. We rolled out, and things didn‘t quite go as planned. To give justice to my friends on the ground would be very difficult, as they were in the thick of it, and I was locked away in my turret. Shortly after we were deployed air raid sirens started. Shortly after that, thousands of the local civilian populous were out and rioting. The same bricks and boards we tried so hard to stop from getting stolen so they could be used to rebuild housing became impromptu weapons in their hands. They knew how to take out track vehicles and we did the best we could not to hurt anyone catastrophically. Some people made that real hard.

It‘s funny the way the mind works when I recall the day. I remember the funny things that happened. The sight of a Bradley rolling over a car was one. It was an accident. There was a communication problem in the vehicle and the driver never got the word to stop. The riot seemed to stop for a few minutes so that those that had their cars parked on the street could move them. We cheered, but that was pretty much because no one got hurt in that one. Most parts weren‘t so funny. Our Platoon Sergeant took a 2X4 with nails sticking out of the end to the face and needed med-evac back to Germany. He ended up okay, but we didn‘t know that at the time. A lot of cuts and bruises were added to the guys on the ground. One of our guys jumped into the middle of a crowd to help a Hummer that the crowd had trapped. It would have been easy to just run people over, but we tried our damnedest not to hurt anyone. He jumped into the turret and guided the truck through the crowd and to safety. He got a Soldier‘s Medal for that one. After the failure of our mission, we retreated to the north side of the bridge. It was quiet there, and one of the other Platoons was covering the south side holding the riot at bay. We had a defensive position there and it was pretty easy to hold. After all, the rioters, though bold, weren‘t stupid. You only push the guys with guns so far. After a brief check up and rest, we went back to the south side to take over defenses and give the other platoon a rest. The sun was up and the riot in our area had subsided to a large gathering in front of our position. I took my spot in the gunner‘s seat and watched. We were safe for the most part, but tensions were high. There were many observations that I made after the fact that revealed the true nature of humanity. We found out later that the reason the riot had happened was not entirely the rioter‘s fault. When the air raid siren had gone off at 2 in the morning, everyone in town turned on their radio. This was the war time routine. The radio station was still controlled by people loyal to Milosevic. They instructed the people of the city that if they did not go out and riot against the Americans, they would be evicted from their homes. In spite of the initial clash, it was interesting to see that by the time we got to the south side, their hearts weren‘t in it any more, and rules of proper conduct had somehow informally been set up. At one point, one guy had come up to our barricade and motioned for one of the troops to come over. He smiled and then, at maybe 4 feet away pulled out a collection of rocks that he had been hiding and began to throw them at the soldier. The Soldier got out of the way and the guy throwing the rocks would have been dropped from a little league team if he was in the states. He was a terrible shot. The part I found most entertaining was the anger of the other rioters. They were angry at the guy. He had violated the unspoken rules of the arrangement. Rioters stayed on the far end of the street, and we stayed in our position. They could throw rocks at us from far range, but deviously coming up at throwing them at us from that close was against the rules. He was taken away by the rioters who I suspect were more interested in not provoking us but still doing their part to keep their homes.

One guy did pull a hand gun at one point and brandished it in the air. That got our attention. No sooner had he gotten it out than he found himself at the business end of 20 rifles and all alone. The rest of the crowd had abandoned him. He suddenly got very scared, and he should have been, and put the gun down. The crowd got very quiet as our lieutenant calmly walked out from behind the barricade, bent over, took up the pistol, gave the man a stern look and calmly returned to behind the barricade. Once he was safe, the crowd came back to life and they returned to their normal activities. Like I said, now in recollection I remember the things I found funny. The vegetables they were throwing at the other Bradley and the gunner in that vehicle hoping that someone would throw some oil and vinegar at him so he could have his salad, the parade like atmosphere when a couple of cars would come rolling by with big pictures of Milosevic. But in truth, most of it sucked, and sucked hard. It‘s hard for me to remember the betrayal I felt, mostly because I don‘t want to. My friends had gotten hurt; my Platoon Sergeant was in critical condition, possibly blind, possibly dead. If he had died I would hate to think what we would have done in retaliation, because with the way we were feeling, we would have without hesitation. Here we had defended these people for 8 months, keeping the peace, protecting them from those who would abuse the circumstances, and they were rioting? That was a betrayal that I could not stand and my respect for these people as human beings had gone. They were just targets now. Nothing more. Yammering monkeys that could live so long as they behaved. We endured shame because we had to restrain ourselves to ensure they didn‘t get hurt. Those were our orders. Even though they didn‘t deserve it, we were still protecting them from their largest threat at the moment, ourselves. The Army has my greatest respect for instilling in us a sense of duty and honor. That was all that kept these poor rioting victims of circumstance alive. That was never more clear to me than when it turned ugly again. A small group under a tree had gone from throwing vegetables to throwing bottles. We buttoned up but it was the other Bradley that was taking the hits. Then it happened. One of the bottles was flaming. A Molitov Cocktail. These are death to Bradleys. If the fire doesn‘t get you there is a very good change of asphyxiation from lack of oxygen or smoke inhalation. It is a lethal attack. They had gone too far. The order came from my commander to open up with the machine gun almost instantly. I was supposed to shoot over the heads of the crowd and drive them off. By the time the next bottle was in the air the voice of God in the form of my vehicle mounted 7.62 coaxial machine gun roared into the air. Nothing, and I mean nothing, will wake you up faster than that. There was a problem though. I had made a mistake in the excitement and my magnification was up too high. I wasn‘t aiming above their heads but at their heads. If it wasn‘t for a convenient set of circumstances I can say with confidence that a good 20 of them would not be alive today, at least. The gun on the Bradley is on the right side of the vehicle, about 5 feet to the right of the sight. Directly in front of us was a bunker, and the first second of rounds chewed into the bunker in front of us before I had brought the gun to bear on the building across the street. That first second allowed

everyone to get out of the way. I watched as the gun carved a circle into the wall of the building across the street. Then I saw it. A guy who had slipped and fell stood up and the circle that the bullets had carved drew a line through his chest. If he hadn‘t slipped he would not be alive today. I immediately brought the gun up to the third floor of the building and let rip two more bursts. A cheer rose up from the other soldiers. Finally, we had spoken, and the word we spoke was ―STOP!‖. And they did. The crowd went from what seemed like a thousand to a dozen in four seconds. The only thing that I was thinking was first, holy crap, that guy should be dead. I watched and waited. No one was hurt. No one. It was a miracle, and much to my surprise, I was angry. How could I have missed every one of them? I wanted them to get hurt. I wanted there to be someone who didn‘t get out of the way. This was a shock to me. It was a truth. I could not deny it. But how could I feel that way? How could I, a rational, civilized human being of good upbringing and class sink so low, become so primitive as to desire the death of another human being? People have told me since that I am fully justified in my feelings in the moment and if they were me it would probably have been the same. But that didn‘t matter much. A core tenant of my reality had been not only challenged, but had fallen apart, disassembled in front of my eyes so completely that I didn‘t even know who I was any more. Shortly after that, the riot ended. Some politician came out and made a speech and everyone went home. Bosnia was a different world after that. We owned it. No longer was there any talk about being less threatening. They had lost their right to ask for that. No longer did we look at them as just good people stuck in a bad spot. We were changed, and they were now very clearly an enemy. One we were not allowed to engage, one we were forced to interact with on a daily basis. It was a very different job after that. Needless to say, I kept my eye on the rooftops and off the women from that day on. For me personally, it destroyed me. I had come face to face with the reality that not only was it beyond me to harm another, but that I can long for it, and it‘s easy. It‘s so easy for me to slip down that path. No hesitation, no remorse. It would be as natural as breathing and as addictive as the cigarettes I loved a bit too much at that time. I now know why we have come to dominate the world. Because we can. And if we let it, it will consume us, and we will fall down a dark spiral that would quickly become a road we would never return from. I had to accept this reality and rebuild my identity with this knowledge. Not all truths are for the best. Some simply act as a means of reminding us where we come from, and that place can be beautiful, or brutal. We are all part of it. It lives in each of us, and we must be constantly on our guard against it. I don‘t usually recount this story. I don‘t like to tell the darker stories from the military. I feel that a serviceman sees some things in his career that he needs to carry as part of his own burden, only shared on drunken nights with close friends who have

stories of their own. They don‘t tell well and are a downer at parties. They are personal experiences that when you try to put them into words loose something in the telling. When I was interviewed by Stars and Stripes, my parade comment ended up in the paper and I was never allowed to forget that comment by those who were there. I recalled a 10 minute period of time that wasn‘t ugly to the reporter, probably to help myself reconcile the experience. He just chose to quote me. I hate the press some times. In looking back, this is probably the most I have ever written about the experience since it happened. I write it not to share my experience but to hopefully give an insight the way I learned it. We have a capacity for destruction and none of us are immune. We all have the potential to be abusive, mean, and cruel. We are all capable of it if the proper events are lined up. Some will resist the urges. Others will embrace them. Nothing is so addictive as power and nothing can more easily be abused. It is much like a drug that, once experienced, needs to be fed again and again. I have recovered my sense of self but it took a couple of years. My personal identity now encompasses that experience along with the others that I have accumulated. I continue to walk a path that I have known I needed to walk most of my life. It is almost like a calling. I am a protector. I know, from this experience, that I can protect others even if I do not feel them worthy, and sometimes, the thing I may need to protect them from is myself. I no longer need to worry so much about the physical threats in life. That was a different time. Today, I still protect others. I just do it in different means from a place with my feet planted firmly on the ground and no illusions of my capabilities.

Where have all the Earth Signs gone? One night, my friend the Taoist invited me over to a friendly lesson in poker that he and his friends held occasionally. It was a 20 dollar buy in and they considered it a tutorial, a demonstration that Poker is a game of skill, not luck. The game was short and I was soon well educated and 20 dollars poorer. I even played a second 20 against the advice of those gathered. I was looking for company and at the time I had the money so it didn‘t bother me to loose more and enjoy the evening. Who knows, maybe I could last longer this time. After another hour or two I was done. They had cleaned me out as predicted. I went out for a cigarette and met my friend‘s new girlfriend. I like to talk about spirituality and soon a conversation struck up on the subject. She revealed to me that she was a practicing druid. Now I had heard statements like that from a lot of people but often it was associated with a feel of artificiality, that yes, they may claim the title but it was usually a label that they took on themselves in order to give themselves worth and a place of respect in that culture. This, however, was not the feel I got from this woman. She was attractive, rational and clever. In my attempting to feel the truth of her statement, my intuition accepted her statements as ―yes, of course, that makes perfect sense.‖ This was a new experience as a reaction to that kind of statement so I explored

further. I felt very comfortable sharing thoughts I had on various subjects that I usually keep to myself and she endured the conversation pleasantly. I was selfish in taking advantage of the opportunity and I truly enjoyed the conversation. Toward the end of the conversation I confided in her a thought that I had felt for some time. I revealed what I felt was my calling at the time. I told her that, in spite of my interest in the more spiritual pursuits of life, wicca being the subject of study at the time, I felt that I was not really destined to be a practitioner. I felt that I was going to be a protector for one who practices, a support role. Her response was interestingly worded. She said, ―That doesn‘t feel wrong.‖ I was blown away. In a single sentence, she had not denied my thought. She had validated it in a manner that did not commit me to a ―destiny‖. She had responded in such a way as to say, ―Yes, that could be your calling and if you want that it can certainly be yours, but you are not forced to undertake that if you choose otherwise.‖ Now many years have passed but the idea of a guardian of a magical practitioner has stayed with me all of these years. What I didn‘t know was that the guidance of that image had, over the years, forged me into that very role. The only challenge that I found in becoming what I foresaw almost two decades ago was that there wasn‘t any literature that matched my vision. In searching the literature I came to the conclusion that many of the traditions that are considered and sought after today find a lot of their origins in history. Unfortunately these are often fantasized up a bit to make them more appropriate to the task. So I turned to history to a reference and found an interesting role little spoken of in the various traditions. In western traditions, going back to the legends and stories of the Irish Celts, there are the Fianna, a group of warriors of ridiculously improbable ability who acted as a police and military force in all but the winter months. The numerous Holy Orders of the Catholic Church during the MiddleAges also showed promise. In Japan, the Sohei, Buddhist warrior monks that were often little more than ronin samurai looking for a home and fighting with a small statue of the Buddha as their standard were also interesting. There are a few others as well, but they all follow a similar development. They are a military force that acts on behalf of a religious order, recognizing the authority of that order. This showed promise so I continued researching and found that in most of these cases, the same problems existed. Military might is often a risky thing to employ. Soldiers, by their basic nature are not people you generally want to have around. You want them when they are needed, but as anyone that lives near a military base can tell you, you don‘t necessarily want them living in your back yard. Those who make their living in combat are not generally of the same mindset of a peaceful person, and most people are generally peaceful. So the Holy Orders had their problems, the Sohei were crushed and the Fianna are lost to history, if indeed they ever existed at all. These organizations provide fodder for the rumor mill and are still looked at as though there is a hint of maliciousness in their existence. So what is a guy to do? The literature I read in seeking for a guardian model kept focusing on the practitioner, and even then it was constant work on improving ones relationship with the spiritual,

dream analysis, astrology, various techniques of focused visualization work, rituals for various causes. It started to feel like so many snake oil salesmen trying to get their nod from a client base of people seeking the easy route to wealth or power or love or all three. Very little talk of responsibility. Courteous nods of caution from walking ―dark‖ paths hint at dangers unforeseen and endless references to protective methods to defend against malicious energies lead one to believe that there indeed may be dangerous things lurking where defenders of practitioners would be needed. But where were the lessons on how to do that? It seemed strangely absent. It wasn‘t until recently when having a conversation that I began to understand what I was seeing. All of these references were for those seeking something other than what I am after. They seek benefiting the self and expanding a personal awareness and power in order to achieve that which one wills to be so. Interesting, but what I am looking for is how to help another, not myself. I am looking to serve one who is worth that commitment, how to recognize it, how to find others like myself, how to help others excel in their chosen path of enlightenment. I found articles of healing and how to exercise one‘s will for someone else. All you need is one book on Tarot and read any section on doing readings for others, but even then the focus is on the self. So what am I to do? After years of searching I finally gave up. The wealth of personal knowledge to the subject and practical experience wasn‘t wasted though. It turns out that the very act of searching gave me many insights into those I sought to defend that the truth of the matter finally came to realization. There seemed to be a lack of consideration of mundane life in the pursuit of spiritual consciousness. It broke up nicely into elemental categories. The Air element was present in the many people that would rationalize the spiritual work, develop systems of personal growth, bringing in volumes of information from Jung and other Psychology sources. They would work out the communication between the conscious and subconscious mind and work out endless ways of interpreting Astrological charts. They would evaluate the meaning of the I-Ching and Tarot, entering into lengthy discussions of meanings and interpretations. Air is a strong component of the spiritual pursuit and one can usually be found in any gathering of people seeking spiritual development, usually a few in my experience. The Fire element is present in the innovators coming up with the new, and driving passionately to get things started. They are the initiators but once they have run their course, they burn out and move on to the next thing. You find these in the groups that start up like brilliant torches in the darkness that can be spiritual pursuits, but then after a short time fade into the wood work. They evaporate like water in a desert, the source of the water, the starter of the motor tiring and burning out without the engine to continue the motion. Water is the life‘s blood of any spiritual undertaking, seeking out the depths of the

darkness, looking for enlightenment in the realm of the spirit and the heart. Living to experience is the watch phrase and sometimes they get so wrapped up in it that they get lost. Without these people there is no spirit to the movement. Without these, there is no seeking things that can not be seen or touched. They are the core driving force of spiritual awakening. But like water, they are not the most solid individuals. Sometimes life slips away from them unraveling like so much string onto the floor as they are busy with their spiritual lives. I have met too many to count. But Earth … the designated driver at the party, the one who knows that you need to get up and go to work in the morning, the one who knows that in the pursuit of the spirit, science can not be ignored, they are strangely absent. I have never read in a spiritual guidance book other than the Bible how to deal with my taxes. I have never read in anything that I have read how to seek spiritual truth but don‘t forget to pay your bills. I haven‘t read anything that leads me to believe that the Earth signs are doing their part on this endeavor. Are they there? Of course they are. They are in all of us. But in a culture where your level of detachment from materialism is the mark of your spiritual progress, a concept that has never made sense to me but is manifest and all too real in many that I have met and talked to, it is hard to validate the importance of remaining in touch with the material. Maybe it‘s because that part is the big wet blanket of doubt on the entire endeavor. In a practice that teaches you to suspend your tangible experience in order to peruse the intangible, it can be a downer to have someone there thinking that you are a little foolish. But let‘s be realistic. If you think you can fly, it‘s probably a good idea to have someone down there with a safety net when you decide to try it out. I am looking for that wet blanket. I want to be the one setting up the rigging on the net. Sure, if you fly and it turns out that you are right and you soar with the eagles, I want to watch. I want you to believe that it can be if that is the way to make it happen, but I also want to be the one that makes sure that if you are wrong, you don‘t end up in so much trouble that you can‘t recover. There is a place for those people in the spiritual world, right? The ones on the sidelines, watching, making sure that no one gets hurt. So why doesn‘t someone write something for them?

Meatus Militaris In our modern world there are those among us who protect us from the dangers of life. These are the policemen, fire fighters, EMTs, emergency workers, soldiers, the ones who keep us safe, who put themselves into harm‘s way for the benefit of someone other than themselves. They aren‘t the most cultured, or the most enlightened, but they may be the most noble. They often do not make a lot of money, and rarely do others outside their profession ever really understand the world they live in, but we try to show our gratitude in what way we can, and appreciate the fact that there is someone there to help us in our hour of need. They are needed. They are essential so that in a

world fraught with danger, others can pursue their desires in relative safety. In the practice of magic, there is a need for such people and a place. That place is the Meatus Militaris. In Latin the words translate to ―path of the soldier‖. I have chosen this phrase for a number of reasons. The path is a passageway created by wear, wear revealed by constant use. To walk the path means that it was either there before or it was created by constant travel without deviation. To walk a path is to help forge the path. Every step further defines the way that the journeyman travels and better reveals the way for others. There is a difference between a soldier and a warrior. The warrior is a fighter who sees himself first. He stands alone in his mind, developing himself for personal reasons, for personal gain. His strength is in his drive and in his spirit, and in the constant knowledge that he can do it on his own. The soldier achieves his greatness not alone but in the company of and with the cooperation of others. Fellow soldiers gathered together for a single purpose will find a way to accomplish any task, and though they are individuals, they build the bonds of brotherhood to form a unit larger than themselves, greater than themselves. This distinction between warrior and soldier, the one alone versus the one with others is very similar to the difference between those who walk the meatus militaris and those who they protect. The phrase is selected from Latin, the language of the Roman Empire. Rome in the classic age was an empire of ingenuity, dedication, and practicality. Their feats of mechanical, structural, military, political and social engineering reveal a practicality based in observable truth with a mind to form and function. In elemental terms they could be called a culture heavily influenced by Earth. It is this practicality and functionality that lies at the heart of Roman success that has made their words the proper choice for this path. The meatus militaris is the journey for the protectors of those who practice magic. The pursuit of magic is a great and noble thing, but it is a journey frought with danger without and within. The meatus militaris forms the roots for those who wish to protect those who have the gift and insight to follow their dreams and engage in such pursuits. In our mundane world, the protector‘s life is usually a hard one. Rarely does one achieve financial benefits, and often there are hardships in their life as a direct result of their environment. This is much the same for the meatus militaris. In the magical world, the very act of taking under foot the meatus militaris means that our magical success may very well be limited. The experiences that one must endure in order to help someone other than themselves or a cause leave battle scars on the emotions and spirit. These scars manifest in action and behavior, and must be constantly watched and in some cases guarded against, lest the one stop being the protector and become the one needing protecting from.

This book is a discussion of the meatus militaris. It is a collection of religiously neutral actions, advice and guidance for one who wishes to follow this difficult path. I hope that you find it useful.

Magic and Ritual Magic is the practice of disciplining the will in such a way that the will taps into the unity of all things and thus affects it as a stone causes ripples on the water. It is a means by which the conscious will can interact and influence the subconscious mind in order to change patters of behavior at a core level. These patterns govern how we interact with others, and so by changing the core patterns, we change our relationship to our environment on an emotional level. Those changes facilitate changes in reactions to our presence and actions. Those changes facilitate changes, ad infinitum. This is the ripple effect. Look inward to radiate outward. Though not using magic per se, this principal is used in numerous places, especially where a bond is needed, as well as a prideful identity. One common example is a brainwashing technique used in armed services, commonly known as Basic Training or Boot Camp. The process is to tear the identity down to bedrock, and then build one up in its place through a carefully controlled environment, mental and physical disciplining, endless repetition and a core set of identities, definitions and perspectives unique to the task. Blend this with a careful balance of reward and punishment, add a ceremony or two to create landmark achievements, and in the end you have developed a lean mean fighting machine which is as much a subconscious identity as it is a conscious one. It would be nice if we could do the same for ourselves on an individual level. How could we do this for ourselves, build up an identity that will foster those principals that we wish to become part of our core self? Build confidence? Reduce self sabotage? To the student of magic, some of the techniques should sound familiar: a carefully controlled environment, mental and physical disciplining, endless repetition and a core set of identities, definitions and perspectives. It sounds like all of the basic elements of ritual. Ritual is a valuable tool. Ritual is a formulae involving setting, a set procedure including actions and/or words, a set of physical or mental images that act as representations of some desired emotion or intent, and is done repeatedly to give efficacy. Ritual does not only pertain to magic. Most formal ceremonies can often be considered ritual. College Graduation involves ceremonial robes, creating an environment of achievement and learned presence, a transference of the diploma, the signification of the achievement itself, a speech of some sort, words of wisdom to the next generation, even the tossing of the cap as a sign of conclusion. The advantage of magical ritual is in the terminology and identities. From Angels and Daemons, to Tarot cards and Astrological assignments, symbolism is a large part of magic ritual. This is no accident. The subconscious mind, it is believed, speaks in a

language of images and symbols, it speaks in the abstract. If we begin to create a series of symbols that represent something to ourselves, then we begin to create a vocabulary bridging the gap between our conscious and subconscious minds. Do these images need to be one of the many occult systems? Not really. But these systems are well established and have been worked out by others that have come before to hopefully be effective systems of identities and representations, a good language, an in-depth and cohesive vocabulary of symbols. Inevitably any instruction in such will tell you to seek out the deeper meaning for yourself. That should be a hint. The following is a collection of basic tenants on magic and ritual that will help guide observations: • Magic is the practice of disciplining the will in such a way that the will taps into the unity of all things. • If magic changes the nature of a person, place or experience it will reflect outwardly thus facilitating change in the direction of intent. • In order to better understand and focus the will, imagery, symbolism, use of familiar items, vocalization, repetition, and environmental conditions are used to establish Ritual. • All emotional impacts from outside sources will affect the focus and implementation of Ritual • The more focused the will within the context of Ritual, the greater the impact of that will. • A great deal of energy and effort is spent in the protecting and sanctifying of space. If this energy and focus could be conserved in any way, this would benefit the focusing of the will to task. • The presence of others impacts the emotional environment that surrounds them. This can be strong or weak, favorable or unfavorable. • Cooperative energies, if perceived, can be drawn upon by one to bolster or strengthen one‘s energies. • Magic ungrounded, and not taking into account consequence and tangible reality, is foolhardy, irresponsible and dangerous.

The magical focus of the guardian is one of energetic cooperation. Those who walk the Meatus Militaris accept a certain energetic burden. The energy of protector is strong, and there must always be at least the hint of bite to the junkyard dog, or it doesn‘t serve its purpose. There will be those that are intimidated by independent, strong and capable Guardians, and there will be those where that obvious ―or else‖

quality will make for an uncomfortable environment. If the latter is the case, the Guardian is not an ideal candidate for the Ritual. Additionally, if the practitioner is concerned about the energy of the guardian affecting the work, it may be the Guardian, or it may be the work that needs reevaluating. On the other hand, there are those that are comforted by the Guardian‘s presence, watching over the environment and ensuring the safety of his protectorate. It is those practitioners that have the opportunity to leverage that comfort as a point of focus and grounding. It is also possible that they may have greater energy to contribute to the work as they leverage the existing energies from the Guardian. The power of a Guardian is not small, and is not something that can or should be ―switched off‖ at any given point. The Guardian works in a world where magical protection is indeed needed, as is physical protection, and that protection comes in a very tangible form. The guardian is the first line of defense, even if that defense is from the self. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:20 pm

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okay, so this was sent to me by a friend. According to him this was a foundational work for Lucas in conceptualizing the Jedi. I don't care about that, but the reading is interesting and I am taking a lot from it at the moment. I have also started taking on another project. I was studying Lichtenauer recently and while working with his verse, I was able to see a larger conenction, I saw it as a metaphore for the Sith path. To that end, I have been sucked into studying it by creating a web site dedicated to a mood that is inspired by it. It will be interesting to see where it goes. Unfortunately, there is the down side. I have asked if it has a heart and the answer is yes, but I do not quite understand what it is yet. Perhaps Don Juan can help me percieve things differently. We shall see. The thoughts that are shared in that writing resonate strongly within me. It is changing the way I see things, bringing more clarity as I learn to let go. "Hasten in, let it hit, or let it go by." _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason &

Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:34 pm

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A post written for another site regarding the compatability between dark and light, brought here for recording. The distinctions of Dark and Light, as I see them, are a Jedi convention for the Jedi alone. They make that distinction, and it has meaning in their methodology. For a Sith there is no such distinction, or description of the Force. That so many "Sith" make it part of their view only shows that they are true Jen'jidai (dark or fallen Jedi), and not Sith. I do not believe the two to be one and the same.

Joined: 24 Nov 2008 Posts: 216 Location: Likewise the Sith have a way of interpreting where they see the Active and the Passive. Just as Dark and Light do not apply to the Sith, these distinctions would hold Los Angeles little meaning to a Jedi.

So to say whether a Sith Darkside is compatable or not to a Jedi Light, is folly. That is like saying how does Pegasus relate to a Thoroughbred. Now to ask if a "fallen" Jedi Darkside is incompatable with a non-fallen Jedi's light ... that is another question, and one very applicable to many who pursue a Dark Jedi path. I think the question needs to be asked but needs also to be answered individually by the Jen'jidai themsleves. As to my understanding of Sith approach and Jedi approach being incompatable, I do not believe they are. I believe they are different paths, nothing more. To say that the Jedi seek detachment is like saying the Sith seek power. Among the lower ranks, those who do not have full understanding, Power is all to the Sith, but in the Sith Code it shows that Power is but one step on the progression to freedom. Power is simply a path to Victory, and in Victory, chains are broken. Likewise, detachment is but one tool used along the path to Jedi enlightenment. That so many see detachment as the failing of the Jedi shows that they do not understand the deeper teachings and lessons of the Jedi. One seeks a calm tranquil lake within their soul. They do this by exploring inward and then through proactive internal steps radiating that calm outward to bring it to others, careful not to stir the waters. The other sees a wild and untamed wilderness surrounding them, and they seek to give it meaning. By taking the motion and turning it towards objectives, goals, providing direction of the chaos they bring order through purpose. Eventually it turns inward with the realization that the universe has different purposes stemming from each individual, thus they make themselves the tools of change, of motivation, of purpose, bringing it to others by living the example. One holds to their view through discipline and restraint. The other seeks to gain

control by riding the beast rather than locking it up, a different form of discipline and strength. But in the end, Masters of both sides come to the same eventual understanding, though they would describe it very differently. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Lichtenauer said: Strike in and hasten forth; rush in, let it hit, or go by.

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Commit to action, allow success, and let go of failure. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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Something is happening. I know what it is, I can feel the shift, and yet I don't know. Writing here for you, the one who understands, is the only action I can do. Mark the mile and continue to walk, following the river wherever it guides. It's such a different path than before. Every place I look, a new key turns in a lock. It is as if a veil has been lifted and I see the world with new eyes. My mind races to draw the connections, to link the foundation with the cloud. To tie together my soul with the current and yet to niether loose my soul, nor disrupt the current. I must stay my hand. I must let it happen. It is driving me mad in the most sain way imaginable. Sometimes my heart laughs to see the comical dance I am clumsily trying to perform. I laugh as I fall. And yet I don't fall, I am lifted and carried until I get my footing, then I walk and run. I played a game when I was younger. I would hold on to the door of my friends car. He would drive faster and faster and I would try to keep up. I learned that to do it right

you do not run, you spring as quickly as you can into the air and let the car carry you forward. You could go so fast ... and it was terrifying and beautiful and thrilling and logical and crazy ... This is like that. I see things in shadow, and see where they lead, looking ahead along roads of rainbows. It is there and yet the edges are missing. An image without lines. A song without meter or tempo and yet beautiful in that definitionless vapor. It is whispering to me. I am following. It will chage the way I think, and perhaps how I live. It will scar me and heal me. But this time, I walk forward without hesitation. It will carry me in its own time, and I will walk with it when it walks, and run when it runs, and sleep when it sleeps ... and allow myself the love of longing for the waking. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:22 am

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I saw the serpent again today in the livingroom. Just the back and the scales moving as it seemed to slither across in front of the entertainment center. First time I have seen it in the new place. It has gotten much larger, and it wasn't during meditation this time. There is green and yellow and a little brown. My waking mind is starting to dream.

Let it happen. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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I am often struck and sometimes frustrated by the number of those who study Sithism that make constant reference to the Jedi in an oposition position. I find this ...

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I went, I read, I listened and the Jedi path did not speak to me. I came, I read, I listened and I heard a voice whispering that was familiar, one that matched with the same thread that has been weaving its way through the pattern of my life all along. These two groups I suspect see things rather differently. Those who were once Jedi seem fixated on countering Jedi thought, on embracing that which is rejected by the Jedi. They seek to be independent by pointing to a definition and saying "I am in opposition." I am drawn to the idea of separating the Sith path into two branches along these lines. I read many things these days and see them not how I use to. So many questions no longer make sense. Not because they are not understood, but because they have no bearing whatsoever on the path I am on. But I do see how to one who is on the other Sith path, that of the Dark or Fallen Jedi path could find meaning to them. To even ask, what is the Dark Side is to aknowledge there is one. To not have the Jedi path studies intrenched in my mind makes such questions border on the rediculous. I find little worth in defining something as the opposition of something else. It doesn't define what something is, merely what it is not. Why do so many on the Sith path vehemently reject the Jedi? Why is there so much animosity? I can understand it if the ones rejecting the Jedi path were indeed disheartened Jedi themselves, for they have something to be upset about. Their reasons are individual and their own, but for one who was never Jedi to begin with? So I ask the same question to be considered as I have considered it for myself. Are you a Jedi? Not all Jedi walk in the light. Some chose the roads warned against. It makes them no less of a Jedi. I am not one, nor would I ever claim to be. I see wisdom in the Jedi path and potential greatness for those who walk it. I simply am not one as it is not my path. It is not that I oppose or support either ... it merely is a nonsensical discussion for me. What is darkness? Who cares? There are other questions of so much meaning to me now. What is the heart of your path? How does it nurture you, and limit you? What do you believe is the ideal nature of one who is pure along your path? For what does your heart and mind come together to desire? What do they reject? Why? These are more interesting to me than how you feel about the roll of emotion or the definition of darkness, for from these I can derive far more.

So for the Jen'jidai out there, I wish you well on finding what you seek, and becoming the manifestation of your dream. Just please ... don't speak for me. We may not share a vision of what it is to truely walk this path. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:49 pm

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I was asked by a Lord once how I thought the individual contributes to the order and the order the individual. What is this order? It's a dung heap, full of shit and crap. Of the 90 members on this site only a handfull choose to post, and a vast majority of it is tripe. Meaningless ramblings of people who think they know something of life but who have never lived. I have been named a Knight of this order, a king of the dung hill. Oh how glorious to be a king, silk robes stained in excrement. It was worth doing for in the 90 members only one has come as desciple and transcended that rank. Appropriate ... but sad. A handful are visiting Lords from other Orders, bringing their thoughts to yet another forum from their internet homes. Appreciated but they come and go like storms. Others merely read. Don't think I don't see you hiding in the shadows, taking what you want, and leaving nothing in return. Yet, as I look out over the landscape of silliness, through the clumps of want-to-be fictional characters and disgruntled Jedi, I do see one small leaf of green ... and then another ... and another. In this mountain of crap seeds have taken root, and from shit life emerges. These small grasses will grow if they can survive, and from the grasses reeds shall form. From the reeds, trees. In the end, from humble beginnings will grow a mighty forrest. The seeds are watered from the words of lords and bathed in the sunlight of a dream. They will grow if the hill is not abandoned, and over time the hill will become a mountain, and the mountain will stand strong against the wind. Until that day, I will tend the dung hill and wait for seeds to germinate. I will wash my face in the rain, and dry it in the sun. I will keep the grazing animals at bay until the grasses are in number enough to survive them. From within those grasses others will come. Knights like myself to tend to this twisted garden, eventually to become Lords and bring more rain to the mountain. What does the order bring to the individual? A firtle place to plant the seeds, to

nurture them and help them grow. What does the individual bring to the order? At first, probably more shit. But over time, if they stay, if they work, another bit of green, and eventually a care taker to tend to the garden ... each in their own way, bringing diversity and life to a once barren land. Unfortunately though, now is the time of planting ... For now, I will endure, moving forward. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:13 pm

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While I was writing the above post, late in the evening, I went to submit it. When I did, the server had gone down. A friend, knowing me to reside here as my primary home of learning sent me an IM hoping that I had coppied my writings somewhere. In looking back, I realized that we were near the anniversary of the site, and perhaps, the site had gone down permenantly. Darth Draconis has not posted in many days in the public forum, and Lord Khaos, though I see him reading from time to time, has not done so in a while either, his work taking him to other places to continue his journey. Perhaps the Site had fallen to others to maintain. I began work on content for a website, a new home for the Order. The next morning, this morning, I found the web site back up and running.

... I guess I passed my test. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight


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With the server crash a couple of days ago, I realized that if this site were to be lost, a lot of information would also have disappeared. I spent most of the following morning copying down the information from this site. In doing so I stopped to read things, some I have read before, others not.

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In reading them anew I found new connections that I could draw upon. These connections led to the writing on Intention I added to the Notable Traits area. This was of great benefit to my understanding. So I take on the task of exhaustively reviewing all the information already here ... and we shall see where it takes me. The image of digging around in the muck to find the seeds made me laugh when I thought about it. We shall see where this goes. I hope it has a high yield. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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I have red a few lectures on power. I think I will take the approach to power in my teaching the same way that Meyer teaches the parries. Meyer says that he does not teach parries ... for if you teach a swordsman to parry, he will parry. You can not kill your opponent with a parry, only with an attack. So he teaches to attack in such a way that the attack itself is also a parry. Power is incidental to the Sith path, not a goal. To teach how to aquire power is to teach that power is an end. Power happens as a part of the natural progression to freedom of the self. One is driven by desires, the manifestation of passion. From these desires he takes the initiative to facilitate change, the manifestation of strength. With change comes the lessons of consiquence and the ability to facilitate change with the wisdom of consiquence is the manifestation of power. With this tool, the desire is achieved, the manifestation of victory. As we take ownership of our desires and manifest them we are freed from limitations by seeing that our desires are indeed achievable, and our chains are broken. It is not Power that a true Sith seeks, but the freedom derived from knowing that all is achievable is we apply ourselves, are willing to accept the consiquence, and act with intent from our desires. I don't think I will ever teach the aquisition of power ... there is no need. It will happen naturally if a Sith follows his path in earnest. To teach it is to limit the lesson, and thus the thinking of the student. Teach power and they will seek power. Teach freedom and power will come all on it's own.

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Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:19 am

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I once said that titles are merely words, that they have no real meaning. I know now that I was wrong. A title has what meaning the one who holds it gives it. By giving it meaning in the heart, that meaning radiates out in every action and word. If the title has no meaning to the one who holds it then others will not see the value of the title in that person. If he gives meaning to that title, then that meaning will likewise be seen by all that he comes in contact with.

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Things continue to become more and more abstract. It is an odd sensation, like walking through a hallway of doors but rather than openning them, they fling themselves open with a slam when I merely look at them. Focus is all that is required for me to bring clarity, but each of the doors wants to draw me in. I know it is a trap, but it is deliciously tempting. A new exercise today. I focus on nothing and thus everything as I walk. It is the same as the focus used in sword work. Forcus either so intently on one point that your focus fades and you see everything in your vision at once, or focus on nothing and get the same result. It is a different way of looking at things, and I get a much greater feel for my position as I move. I am beginning to "see" paths of intention as I watch others. It helps when I look at them using the above technique, and then ask for the path to be revealed. They are on the edge of my vision, but they are there. The path is revealing itself rather nicely. Today I was able to tie my understanding of magical activities with the Sith Path. This lead to a conclusion that resonates well. The Sith is a creature of magic, but not of rituals or spells. He lives a life surrounded and constantly in contact with it. It is not his choice, it is his state of being. He must learn to understand this world, but not bend it to his will. To do so would break the connection. He must find the ways to convince and build relationships with the energies, give them names and learn their ways, so that he can find his friends and his enemies, and ask favors from his friends, and be watchful for his enemies. Make energies people, and know that they have their own life. To live this magical life is to be the wanderer in the wilderness. At least for now, anyway. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

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I was on a trip with my family when I was 13. We were camping in Yellowstone. During the day we would spend time with family and see the sites that our parents would drag us to, but at night … that was our time. Once the sun went down all the kids, most of them between 12 and 15 would sneak off and spend time together away from the prying eyes of parents. We were there for a week. I was young, a bit of a hound dog, and looking to try to get to ―third base‖ with a girl, whatever that was. Truth is I don‘t think I even made it to bat, but that didn‘t matter at the time. I met with girls and we played the games that kids that age play, not knowing

216 a damned thing. It was cute now that I think back on it. One night was special though. Location: Los There was a girl I met in the dark sitting on a swing. I remember to stone wall beside Angeles the swing set and the sand on the ground. It was all blue and grey from the moonlight. She was about my age, and pretty. She was French, and didn‘t speak a word of English. I couldn‘t speak French, but that didn‘t seem to matter. We spent a couple of hours together on that swing set. We held hands, we huddled together against that wall to stay warm. I smile now to think about it. It is the most perfect love I have ever known. In the morning her family left, and ours did the next day. I don‘t even know her name. Words have power. Whe n we speak, a thought takes form, takes on a body of sound, and strung together with other thoughts with sound bodies, springs to life as our lungs breathe life into them. They travel to the listener and are consumed, planting themselves into the soil of the thoughts of the listener, if there is soil fertile enough. When we write, we lock these idea bodies into patterns that break the true emotion but allow the thought to persist beyond the single moment. These written words have power too, the hand written especially. But for all the power of words to plant seeds in the mind and perhaps even to nurture them as they grow, they are but small creatures, and have their limits. Words will always fall short of the truth … but that does not mean that you can‘t communicate the truth. I know this from my night in Yellowstone. In fact, I think that if I could have been understood, that night never would have happened. It was that we were forced to share our emotions in other ways … even foolishly innocent ones … that allowed for the true majesty of that night. I remember this when I get to thinking about categories and staying too true to any written or spoken word. They are always a descriptor, not the thing itself, and though they can be strung together to create amazing art and poetry … still, they can‘t capture the way my heart leapt when we kissed that night. So I try not to get hung up on the words … and feel my way through the ideas. There is a bit more to see that way. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. Back to top Miles Sith Knight

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I have been reading much, and researching much lately. My 37th birthday was last week, and I was struck by food poisoning over the weekend. The later forced me to stop and reflect, and I reflected on the former.

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I have descided that now that there are other voices on the boards again, at least for a little while, that I will be going on a journey. There are things that need to settle, and removing distractions is needed. I will be gone for a month. I hope to return and find more than silence. I guess we shall see. If I am needed before I return, I am easy enough to find. _________________ "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's. I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create." Words uttered by Los in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

note-taken from Komali's Jedi Order have aprroval to copy/paste,his order is dead,as long as we give reference to were we got it fromLast Chapter(For right now) Lightsaber Combat Lightsaber combat is a way of learning to wield a weapon effectively, and helps with strength, speed and accuracy. Here you will find all you need to know to learn how to use a lightsaber and fight lightsaber duels like in the films. For some of the advanced techniques we have supplied short, slow motion films to show how the technique is done. Please give it time to load, it can sometimes take a while.

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Lightsaber Forms Form 1 – Shii Cho I suggest all beginners to sword fighting learn this first. It gives you the basic methods of fighting with a Lightsaber. Have simple duels with an opponent where you both attack and parry each others blows. Nothing to fancy, just a simple duel where one tries to stop being hit the other tries to hit the opponent. Then swap roles so that you get good at attack and defence. Form 2 – Makashi The ultimate refinement of lightsaber-to-lightsaber combat became Form II, advancing the precision of blade manipulation to its finest possible degree and producing the greatest dueling masters the galaxy has ever seen. Today Form II is an archaism studied by almost no one in the Jedi Order, because it is not relevant to current tactical situations, in which Jedi enemies rarely fight with lightsabers. Even with the resurgence of the Sith, confrontation of an enemy with a lightsaber is an exceedingly rare prospect for a Jedi, so they continue to focus on more practical Forms. Sith expecting to battle lightsaber-wielding Jedi, however, find Form II a powerful technique. Training In a large room or garden place lots of poles between 50cm and 200cm in height around the area, spaced however you want. It is best to attach them to a round base about 30cm in diameter. Now, with your lightsaber, attempt to go around the room knocking them all down within a time limit you set yourself. Use a wide range of movements from high sweeps for the tall sticks to low sweeps for the low sticks. If you succeed try again moving the sticks to another position and make the time limit less this time until you can do it quickly. Advanced Training Now try this same method of training, only do it blindfolded. Use your feelings on where the sticks are and their height. Once you have mastered this try the next stage of training. Stage 2 Now have a duel with someone. Use your feelings and use the high, low and medium attacks you know. Here you will also get better defence techniques which will improve from what you learnt in Form 1. You can also get lessons in the Spanish form of fencing, called La Destreza Verdadera. Form 3 – Soresu Form III maximizes defensive protection in a style characterized by tight, efficient movements that expose minimal target area compared to the relatively open style of some of the other Forms. Obi-Wan Kenobi takes up a dedication to Form III after the death of Qui-Gon Jinn (who favored Form IV), since it was apparent to Kenobi that Jinn's defense was insufficient against the Sith techniques of Darth Maul. True Form III masters are considered invincible. Even in his elder years, Kenobi remains a formidable Form III practitioner. To fight this form you will need to be physically fit because it is a very long method of fighting and if you get tired first you will fall first. Training It is best to do lots of physical training first to build up your strength and ability to fight for long periods of time. Once you have done this fight an opponent this style and train up in defence techniques. Form 4 – Ataru

The master practitioners of Form IV make extensive use of acrobatic maneuvers often thought not physically possible by using the Force to guide their motion. In order to master Ataru, a Jedi must be able to control his anger, because if he doesn't, his combat becomes aggressive and leads to the Dark side. Even the most skilled Jedi, such as Yoda, have difficulties controling their anger in such a situation. Ataru users have to concentrate and make their move wisely due to the terrible consequences. Spinning, jumping and running very high and very fast, masters of Form IV are sometimes only seen as a blur. In order to achieve the acrobatic prowess, amazing reflexes and physical punch of this form, a Jedi Master would focus on the Force, letting it flow deeply throughout his entire physicality, even allowing him to overcome the limitations of old age. Due to its aggressive nature, it is an effective form to use against single enemies; however, it leaves the user open to attacks from multiple opponents; therefore, it is wise to use Ataru in a duel, but not in open warfare. Make sure you get professional trainign for doing such acrobatic moves. (Watch Yoda fighting for moves in Ataru.) Form 5 – Djem So During an era when Jedi were called upon to more actively maintain the peace in the galaxy, Form V arose alongside Form IV to address a need for greater power among the Jedi. Jedi Masters who felt that Form III could be too passive developed Form V. A Form III master might be undefeatable, but neither could he necessarily overcome his enemy. Form V focuses on strength and lightsaber attack moves. This Form exploits the ability of the lightsaber to block a blaster bolt and turns this defensive move into an offensive attack by deflecting the bolt deliberately towards an opponent. A dedication to the power and strength necessary to defeat an enemy characterizes the philosophy of Form V, which some Jedi describe by the maxim "peace through superior firepower." To some Jedi Knights, Form V represents a worthy discipline prepared for any threat; to others Form V seems to foster an inappropriate focus on dominating others. If you learn Form 5 it is also a useful idea to learn Form 3 as well. Form 6 – Nimen This Form balances the emphases of other Forms with overall moderation, in keeping with the Jedi quest to achieve true harmony and justice without resorting to the rule of power. It is considered the "diplomat's Form" because it is less intensive in its demands than the other disciplines, allowing Jedi to spend more time developing their skills in perception, political strategy, and negotiation. In practice, Form VI is a combination of Forms I, III, IV, and V. Young Jedi spend their first few years studying Form I and then a year or two with each additional Form before completing their training. By comparison, a Form VI master will spend at least ten years studying only that Form after completing the basic Form I training. Form VI well suits the modern Jedi's role in the galaxy, in which a Knight overly trained in martial combat might be at a loss to resolve a complex political conflict between star systems. However, full masters of other Forms sometimes consider Form VI to be insufficiently demanding. Form 7 - Juyo Only high-level masters of multiple Forms can achieve and control the ultimate descipline known as Form VII. This is the most difficult and demanding of all Forms, but it can eventually lead to fantastic power and skill. Form VII employs bold, direct movements, more open and kinetic than Form V but not so elaborate in appearance as Form IV. In addition to very advanced Force-assisted jumps and movements, Form VII tactics overwhelm opponents with seemingly unconnected staccato sequences, making the Form highly unpredictable in battle. This trait makes for a much more difficult execution than the graceful, linked move sequences of Form IV. Form VII requires the intensity of Form V, but much greater energy since that focus is wielded more broadly. Form VII draws upon a deeper well of emotion than even Form V, yet masters it more fully. The outward bearing of

a Form VII practitioner is one of calm, but the inner pressure verges on explosion. Form VII is still under development since so few can achieve the necessary mastery to advance the art. Unofficial Forms The unofficial forms can be chosen once you have reached the rank of Knight or if you are a Council Member. Form 8 - Sokan Sokan uses fast moves against the opponent, targeting the arms and legs in order to defeat their opponent. Terrain is also used to help defeat the enemy, such as using higher ground to offer an advantageous position. Form 9 - Shien Shien uniquely involves a Jedi holding the lightsaber horizontally. The Jedi pointed the end of the blade at the opponent; it was swung in a fast arc while the Jedi punched his or her saber-hand at his or her opposing combatant, in a stabbing motion. Form 10 - Jar'Kai This Form uses two lightsabers in combat, one in each hand. One lightsaber is usually used for attack and the other for defence Unorthodox Styles There are also unorthodox styles of fighting, such as using a double bladed lightsaber or holding the lightsaber so that the blade points behind you instead of infront. --------------------------------------Form I - Shii Cho Pronunciation - Sh-eye Cho Shii Cho is the most basic form of lightsaber combat, and as such is a good form to use if other forms fail to defeat an opponent. Shii Cho is the first form taught to the younglings, and focuses on stances, and basic body zone attacks. Teachers also use Shii Cho to help teach their students to act with their feelings, rather than with their senses.

Body Zones The body is divided into 6 zones where attacks or parries occur: 1. Head (Slashing attacks to the neck are considered Zone 2 or 3 attacks) 2. Right arm & side 3. Left arm & side

4. Back 5. Right leg 6. Left leg Attacks and parries are described in terms of the body zone they concern. "Attack 1" is a blow to the opponent's head, "parry 2" the block of an attack to your right arm or side, and so on. Attack zones are those you see on your opponent, while parry zones are those of your own body.

The Lightsaber The Lightsaber The Lightsaber is on average about a meter long, so this is an ideal length to train with. Use a wood or metal blade, with a strong handle (to avoid the handle breaking or being crushed when your in a tight grip lock). The Lightsabers are used alot like they are used in Kendo or Katana - Japanese Martial arts. Holding the Lightsaber Most actions are taken with the lightsaber held in both hands, the lower, left hand does all the work while the right guides the blade. Interestingly enough, there is no left handed grip in Japanese martial arts. In fact, a left hander actually has a slight strength advantage with a slight loss of directional control with this grip. Vader switched his grip when fighting Kenobi in ANH, probably for cinematic reasons, but it could be that he wanted to gain a psychological advantage over his old Master, who would certainly be well familiar with his normal fighting techniques. The proper grip is firm, yet relaxed until just before the moment of contact with your opponent's body. Then, the grip tightens, not unlike wringing water from a towel, as the wrists transmit the final snap of power into the blow in a kind of whipping action.  Grip the base of the handle using your left hand with no part protruding below the smallest finger. The smallest finger grips most tightly, with grip decreasing in strength up to the index finger and thumb. The web of skin between thumb and forefinger does not touch the handle.  Your right hand grips just below the guard. The strength of grip is similar to the left hand. Some martial artists have the right forefinger very loose, crooked almost as if it were on the trigger of a gun.  Your hands should be about 2 finger widths apart. This is often where the switch is located on some lightsabers.  Your left hand is the primary source of power. Your right hand guides the blade. The Force In oriental martial arts, all energy comes from your center of gravity, about 50mm (2 inches) below your navel centered inside your body. This is the point about which all energy moves. Unless you are moving, this point is almost still except when moving up or down. When you apply force you move this point down. In other words, all moves start by moving this point up then down as energy is expended. Most Japanese martial arts also make heavy use of the voice using a yell that

accompanies all aggressive strike called "kiai." This loud shout causes the diaphragm to contract, forcing air out of the chest and adding structural strength to the body. You should learn each move so you can perform them by instinct instead of having to think about it, because in a duel you don't have time to think, and must rely on your skill and instinct.

Footwork If your feet pass each other they should move in little arcs, coming first in toward the other foot before arcing out to their final position. More often your feet will not pass each other, as the leading foot needs to stay in front for the combat system to remain effective, especially against another Jedi. Move the foot closest to your opponent into position first, then pull the other foot into position as fast as possible to avoid being off balance for too long. The feet should slide or skim the floor so that you are never really off balance. If the foot is lifted at all it is usually the heel that lifts leaving the toe to skim the surface. There are similar to silent stalking techniques used by Ninja and North American natives, where all movement is toe-to-heel rather than the usual heel-to-toe. An interesting note is that most samurai and apparently Jedi also, wore long flowing robes to conceal their footwork, as it gives away their next move.

Stances All strength and propulsion in the martial arts starts in the feet. The stance is important in fighting, as it not only provides balance but also the energy to be placed into an attack. It is the basis upon which all lightsaber combat is placed. It involves footwork, the alignment of the legs and torso, the straightening of the back, and the loosening of the arms so that they can snap into the desired position. Keys to good stances include: allowing the dominant foot to be the main source of propulsion, keeping the knees bent, keeping the back straight, and constant, calm breathing. The Stance Grid:

Rear Center Forward Aggressive Aggressive Back Aggressive Neutral Aggressive Forward Jedi Ready Neutral Forward Neutral Neutral Back Defensive Defensive Back Defensive Neutral Defensive Forward Jedi Ready The most basic of all Jedi stances - also called "basic neutral" - this one employs stepping back with the dominant foot and drawing the lightsaber so that it is parrying on the dominant side. Weight is distributed evenly between the feet. It is natural that the dominant shoulder be rolled slightly back. The hilt of the lightsaber is held down level with the waist with the tip of the lightsaber pointed at or slightly over the head of the target. This stance is similar to the chûdan-no-kamae in kendo, except in the kendo form you step forward with the dominant foot as you draw the blade. This is evidence of the Jedi only using lightsabers as a matter of defense of themselves and others, whereas in kendo the purpose is for attack.

In Episode I, Obi-Wan Kenobi always used this stance when drawing his lightsaber, and hastily moved into it as well. This shows how undisciplined he was as a padawan. His feet shifted oddly so that his rear foot was not in a straight line pointing forward, his back was hunched forward (this reduces both balance as well as the flow of energy to-and-from the internal organs), and he held the point of his lightsaber so high that it partially obscured his vision. It is possible he is attempting an aggressive forward stance. By Episode II, he has changed more so into his former master's style. Neutral Forward Very similar to Jedi ready, except that the dominant foot is forward - identical to chûdanno-kamae - with the lightsaber hilt close to the waist, the blade pointed to the enemy. Slightly more weight is on the front foot than the rear, which means that the dominant leg is still the one that propels the attack. Anakin uses this stance in Episode II. He centers himself by setting his stance and swinging his blade slowly from behind his back, over his head, down centerline of his body, and settling the lightsaber in place. Defensive Neutral A good defensive posture, defensive neutral is ready for any occurrence but is also nonthreatening. The dominant foot is drawn back and pointed approximately forty-five degrees out to the side. Approximately sixty-percent of the weight is on the back foot. The dominant shoulder is rolled back as the blade is drawn. The lightsaber is held vertically next to that side of the head, in the pocket created by the shoulder. This form is almost identical to the hassô-no-kamae stance found in kendo. In Episode I, Qui-Gon Jinn uses this stance when drawing his lightsaber. His form is almost flawless, showing the years of training and discipline spent acquiring his skill. He holds his lightsaber back in such a fashion that his eyes are able to scan a wide forward arc, looking for targets and watching attacks. With his long legs, he is able to hold his feet wide, ready to spring forward at a moment's notice. In Episode II, Obi-wan has followed in his master's footsteps and picked up this stance, and in Episode III when he is fighting Anakin just before Anakin jumps on to the same platform you see Obi-Wan using the stance. Defensive Back The best defensive posture in sword combat, defensive back is nigh-impossible to penetrate and nigh-impossible to launch an attack from. The hilt of the blade is rasied high towards the face, the point of the blade pointed diagonally down at the ground. From this position slashing strikes aimed at the torso can be easily blocked, and stabbing strikes can be quickly parried with wide, sweeping moves from which the defender can quickly move forward into a better stance. Another advantage of this stance is that the blade can be quickly swung all the way around the torso to block attacks from all directions. Agressive Neutral A very threatening stance similar to the Jedi ready stance. This involves standing with more of the weight on the front foot rather than the rear. The arms are held so that the hilt of the lightsaber is in line with the solar plexus, and the point of the lightsaber is directed at the target's head. The distance from the body to the lightsaber is greater than most stances. This form is not very useful in conventional combat, but is very deadly in lightsaber-onlightsaber combat.Darth Sidious uses this when he is fighting Mace Windu. Combined with the elegant, flowing, and swift motions of Form II, this stance allows Count Dooku to keep his guard up while pressing the attack. Even when facing an Anakin Skywalker armed with two lightsabers, he is able to gain an advantage by keeping his enemy at arm's length.

Sidious uses Agressive Neutral against Yoda Agressive Back A more radical stance than most, aggressive back is a low posture from which a swift attack can be launched. The back foot is pointed out almost ninety-degrees from the body and is holding over eighty-percent of the weight. The front foot is extended forward, almost straight. The lightsaber is held on the dominant side, right beside the head, its blade facing directly forward. Like aggressive neutral, this stance is only useful for taking on a single enemy armed with a lightsaber, especially since it obstructs view of the right side of the body. This is Obi-wan's stance from Episode III. He uses it mainly in facing General Greivous, alternating at times with aggressive neutral. This leaves him open to attack from surrounding droids, but he realizes that danger is minute in scope to giving Grievous one inch of advantage.

Velocities and Dulons Velocities To develop lightning reflexes and tight control, Jedi face each other in drills called velocities. The tenth velocity sequence takes each opponent through a series of attacks and parries and is repeated in turn at ever greater speed until one opponent is felled or yields with the declaration, "Solah." That is, Jedi in training run lightsaber velocities endlessly to increase their key skills and physical stamina. Building on these basics, Jedi can go beyond what is physically possible, allowing the force to flow through them. A Padawan practices for the trials of passage using Dulon: Solo sequences of moves in which the opponents are only envisioned. The patterns of velocities and Dulon prepare a Jedi for the unpredictable realm of combat. Dulons Where as with velocities you train with a partner, a dulon is training by yourself. Practising each of the different techniques one by one until you know them well, then having a duel without an opponent, where you use the techniques you have learned. If they are attacking techniques you move forward or stay still, if defensive, you move backwards or stay still. Here are a few Dulon exercises I found, thanks to this site: Real Jedi Knights

Mental Aspect of Shii Cho Predictions It is important to try to predict your opponents next moves and plans in order to avoid falling into traps. It is useful for a beginner to practise slow duels so they can see where their vulnerable points are to exploit, this makes it eaiser to predict attacks. For example. Your opponent makes a Basic Attack 6. You parry it with Basic Parry 6. This leaves your right side open to attack and so chances are your opponent's next move will attack your right side. An attack to your right side will also be the easiest option for your opponent to attack. Your opponent, as predicted, makes a Diagonal Attack 2. In you parry this move with Vertical Parry 2, leaveing your left side open, and so on.

Sponsors Attack The Saber Lock A saber lock can be either defensive or offensive. Both opponents lock their lightsabers together and both try to push through the others defences, often using the opportunity to glare at their opponent. Dark Side users often take the opportunity to mock and jeer at their opponent.

Vertical Slash - Attack 1 Puting the lightsaber over your head, in line with your spine, bring the saber down, slicing vertically and end with your hands at waist height with the blade in front of your face. This move is quite powerful but does leave your body vulnerable for a short while.

Horizontal Slash - Attack 2 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents right arm. Diagonal Hit - Attack 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents right arm.

Horizontal Slash - Attack 3 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents arm. Diagonal Hit - Attack 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents left arm

Horizontal Slash - Attack 4 This attack is just Attack 2 or 3, but aimed at your opponents back, and should only be done if the back is open for such an attack. Basic Attack - Attack 5 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg.

Basic Attack - Attack 6 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg.

Defence High Parry 1 Hold the handle with one hande above and infront of your head, arm stretched out. The blade should be horizontal. This will block any vertical slashes attacking the top of the head.

Diagonal Parry 1 Hold the saber high with the handle at shoulder height. The blade should be diagonal. This can be done to either the left or right side. Basic Block - Parry 2 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right arm or side. Vertical Parry 2 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your right arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down right arm, defending your right side.

Basic Block - Parry 3

Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left arm or side. Vertical Parry 3 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your left arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down left arm, defending your left side.

Overhead Parry 4 Bring the saber over your head with both hands so that the saber is vertical, with the blade parallel to your spine.

Basic Block - Defence 5 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right leg. Basic Block - Defence 6 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the right and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left leg. Kai Kan Drop Stance - Defence Body Hold the blade horizontal with the handle to the left of your head at shoulder height. The blade should run just in front of and below your chin.

---------------Form II - Makashi Pronunciation - Mah-kah-she Form II was developed from Form I, as a means of lightsaber-to-lightsaber combat. Makashi executes swift, elegant, powerful and accurate techniques, while using as little energy as possible. When mastered, the user can execute extreme precision offensive and defensive moves with minimal effort, while the opponent tires themselves with their Form. The techniques of Makashi require small, swift cuts, parries and lunges. The blade manipulation required for this Form fequires much focus and training, but when mastered this Form can be devastating to lightsaber weilders. Feints would also be commonly used to confuse or set-up their opponents for a trap, a tactic that Count Dooku commonly used in his duels during the Clone Wars. Precise footwork and movements are required for maintaining proper distance from the opponent during defense and/or when moving in for an attack. The blade manipulation required for this form was very refined and required intense focus. Timing, accuracy, and skill, rather than strength are relied on to defeat your opponent and with a skilled practitioner, the results were extremely potent. However, if against more than one opponent this form becomes fairly obsolete.

Mental Aspect of Makashi As with all forms, there is a certain degree of mental ability in Makashi. When in combat you have to be completely focused on the combat and the area around you, always looking for a gap in your opponents defenses, a weakness to exploit - while being aware of your own weaknesses and making sure they don't be exploited. Feints A faint is a fake attack used to divert your opponents attention allowing you to exploit a gap in their defences. Always be thinking of feint techniques and how you will exploit the position your opponent is in when you have executed the feint. Distance During Makashi you must always be analysing your distance from your opponent, predicting what his next move will be and being the correct distance from him when he executes his move. Timing and Accuracy Timing and accuracy are very important in Makashi. With good accuracy and timing you can exploit even the smallest open areas in your opponents defences. Conserve Energy Your techniques should become fluid, almost like you are dancing. You must learn to apply the right amount of force behind each stroke so as not to tire yourself out. Makashi is about speed and ccuracy, not about strength - so you should not be wasting energy trying to hit your opponent as hard as possible.

Feints Misleading Feint This faint involves misleading your opponent by looking at an area of their boy as if you are going to attack it, then attacking a different area while continuing to look at the area you were looking at. For this to be effective, look at where your attacks will go throughout the duel, and hit where you look. This makes your opponent think there is a pattern that you look where you attack and may even lure them into a false sense of security. Misinterpretting Feint

This involves making your opponent misinterpret your attack. For example, you bring the saber high up behind your head as if you plan to attack his head, then swipe for his legs. This is most effective when combined with Misleading Feint as the two are very similar. One Handed Attack 1 Feint Using the One Hand Vertical Slash Attack 1 technique featured below, slash at your opponents head, then swiftly follow up with a one handedslash to your opponents left leg. if you perform this fast enough your opponent won't have time to get their saber to defend their leg. If you have two hands on the slash at the leg, it slows down movement.

Attack Makashi attacks are very swift and accurate, yet allow the user to conserve as much energy as possible. Each attack does not need much power and is more focused on accuracy. Many attacks are one handed, because you can not put as much power into the attack that way. Vertical Slash - Attack 1 Puting the lightsaber over your head, in line with your spine, bring the saber down, slicing vertically and end with your hands at waist height with the blade in front of your face. This move is quite powerful but does leave your body vulnerable for a short while. One Handed Verticle Slash - Attack 1 Holding he saber in Makashi Stance, swing the saber round behind you so it swings up and arcs over at your opponetns head. This move should be smooth and should follow through if you can. Diagonal Hit - Attack 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents right arm. Diagonal Slash - Attack 2 Using one hand, bring the lightsaber over your left shoulder and slash diagonally at your opponents right arm. The lightsaber should finish pointing down by your left leg. Diagonal Hit - Attack 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents left arm Diagonal Slash - Attack 3 Using one hand, bring the lightsaber over your right shoulder and slash diagonally at your opponents left arm. The lightsaber should finish pointing down by your right leg, across your body. Double Attack - Attack 3 + Attack 6 When in the Makashi Stance, swing the saber round with one hand to the left, then arc it round behind your back, rising so you slash at your opponents left arm, but follow through, arcing the saber back round your back, but lowering the blade so it hits your opponents left leg. Basic Attack - Attack 5 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg. Diagonal Slash - Attack 5 From the Makashi Stance bring the saber in an arc, sweeping the blade round from the right, over your head and slashing round at your opponents right leg. Basic Attack - Attack 6 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg. Diagonal Slash - Attack 6 From the Makashi Stance bring the saber in an arc, sweeping the blade round from the left, over your head and slashing round at your opponents left leg.

Defence Defence for Makashi involves techniques both one handed and two handed. Strength is more important with the defence so Makashi defence techniques are often two handed. High Parry 1 Hold the handle with one hande above and infront of your head, arm stretched out. The blade should be horizontal. This will block any vertical slashes attacking the top of the head. One Handed High Parry 1 This is similar to the High Parry, but with one hand. Diagonal Parry 1 Hold the saber high with the handle at shoulder height. The blade should be diagonal. This can be done to either the left or right side. Basic Block - Parry 2 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right arm or side. One Handed Basic Parry 2 Similar to Basic Parry 2, but with one hand. Vertical Parry 2 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your right arm. One Handed Verticle Parry 2 This is similar to Verticle Parry 2, but you use one hand. Diagonal Parry - Parry 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down right arm, defending your right side. Basic Block - Parry 3 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left arm or side. One Handed Basic Parry 3 Similar to Basic Parry 3, but with one hand. Vertical Parry 3 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your left arm. One Handed Verticle Parry 3 This is similar to Verticle Parry 3, but you use one hand. Diagonal Parry - Parry 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down left arm, defending your left side. Overhead Parry 4 Bring the saber over your head with both hands so that the saber is vertical, with the blade parallel to your spine. One Handed Over Head Parry 4 Siimilar to the Overhead Parry 4, but this technique uses one hand. Basic Block - Defence 5 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right leg. One Handed Basic Parry 5 This technique is similar to Basic Block - Defence 5, however the user only has on hand on the handle.

Basic Block - Defence 6 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the right and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left leg. One Handed Basic Parry 6 This technique is similar to Basic Block - Defence 6, however the user only has on hand on the handle. Kai Kan Drop Stance - Defence Body Hold the blade horizontal with the handle to the left of your head at shoulder height. The blade should run just in front of and below your chin. One Handed Kai Kan Drop Stance - Defence Body Similar to the Kai Kan Drop Stance, hold the saber so the blade is horizontal just below chin height. Hold the handle at the left hand side. ---------------------

Form III - Soresu Pronunciation - Soh-ray-zu This form was developed in the Star Wars Universe to deflect blaster bolts, and as such is a very defensive form. The tecniques required for this form involve keeping the blade close to the body, to leave as little of the body exposed as possible, and allowing the user to chieve techniques with minimal effort, as fights while using Soresu are long and if the user of Soresu tires he will fall. If mastered to its finest degree, Soresu users can be near invincible in combat. Practitioners of Soresu comfortably remain on the defensive until their opponents make a mistake; only then do they strike offensively. Soresu can best be described as a passive form and one to be used by Masters who are extremely patient and passive. Soresu users do not wish to fight, or harm. Even during a fight they prefer to remain on the defensive, and only when absolutely necessary will they strike. Due to the emphasis on defense training in Form III involved preperation for prolonged battles so that the user may learn as much as possible about their opponent or opponents whilst engaged in possibly deadly combat. Also, by being more capable in lenghy battles a Soresu user was in a position to gain control of the situation and provide multiple options for the duelist; such as the choice to either kill, disarm, or even reason with their opponent. Many Soresu practitioners survived the Battle of Geonosis, thanks in part to its specialization in fending off blaster-fire. In fact, all Jedi probably had to be trained in some minimal amount of Form III when they were younglingd and/or Padawans to prepare them when fending of blaster wielding opponents, while well trained users could survive even when surrounded by multiple atackers. Soresu's greatest power lies in the endurance and control a practitioner eventually develops. Masters of the form leave no opening for their opponents to take advantage of, while waiting for the eventual lapses in their opponent's own defense. Soresu was not an answer to a particular type of weakness. Vaapad was an answer to Windu's inner darkness; Ataru was Yoda's answer to his limited reach and advanced age; and Djem So was Anakin's answer to his boiling emotions. Soresu was considered the consummate Jedi combat form in that it embraced a passive way of life and a literal expression of the Jedi's tenement to defend rather than attack.

Mental Aspect of Soresu When using Soresu you have to make sure you do not expose to much of yourself for long periods of time. Attacks should be quick so you can immediately return into a defensive position. Conserve Energy Expect for fights to be long when using Soresu. You are aiming to tire out your opponent or to find a weakness in their defence to exploit. If you tire out first you will have lost the fight. Do not put extended effort into trying to hit your opponent as hard as possible. You should be focusing on keeping your defence strong and using as little energy as possible. Do not put in more energy than is needed. Keeping the blade close to you allows you to have less movement. Less movement means less energy wasted. Learn about your Opponent While fighting, observe your opponent, see what their fighting style is like. This will give you a key to their downfall. If they are aggressive, use the aggression against them. If they are using strength, use their strength against them. Feints can be useful to lure the opponent into a trap. Use your opponents weaknesses against them.

Defence Since defence is a major part of Soresu, defence techniques will come before attack here. Soresu utilises techniques close to the body, to allow minimum movement and maximum amount of energy saved. High Parry 1 Hold the handle with one hande above and infront of your head, arm stretched out. The blade should be horizontal. This will block any vertical slashes attacking the top of the head. Diagonal Parry 1 Hold the saber high with the handle at shoulder height. The blade should be diagonal. This can be done to either the left or right side. High Diagonal Parry 1 Similar to Diagonal Parry 1, only the handle is above your head, with the blade pointing diagonally down. This can be done to both right and left sides. Basic Block - Parry 2

Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right arm or side. Vertical Parry 2 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your right arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down right arm, defending your right side. Basic Block - Parry 3 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left arm or side. Vertical Parry 3 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your left arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down left arm, defending your left side. Overhead Parry 4 Bring the saber over your head with both hands so that the saber is vertical, with the blade parallel to your spine. One Handed Back Defence - Defence 4 Bring your arm arcing behind your back so that your hand is near the base of the spine with the blade parallel to the spine. Then bring the lightsaber round to the front of your body and turn the defence into a horizontal slash attack at your opponent that is about chest height. Agressive Defense 4 Bring the saber up so the blade is next to the shoulder blade you need to defend, with the handle above your head. The handle should be vertical. The arm opposite to the side you are defending should arc over your head. Basic Block - Defence 5 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right leg. Basic Block - Defence 6 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the right and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left leg. Kai Kan Drop Stance - Defence Body Hold the blade horizontal with the handle to the left of your head at shoulder height. The blade should run just in front of and below your chin. --------------------Form IV - Ataru Pronunciation - At-ar-oo The master practitioners of Form IV make extensive use of acrobatic maneuvers often thought not physically possible by using the Force to guide their motion. In order to master Ataru, a Jedi must be able to control his anger, because if he doesn't, his combat becomes aggressive and leads to the Dark side. Even the most skilled Jedi, such as Yoda, have

difficulties controling their anger in such a situation. Ataru users have to concentrate and make their move wisely due to the terrible consequences.

In dire situations, Form IV practitioners use the Force to aid in their acrobatics. Spinning, jumping and running very high and very fast, masters of Form IV are sometimes only seen as a blur. In order to achieve the acrobatic prowess, amazing reflexes and physical punch of this form, a Jedi Master would focus on the Force, letting it flow deeply throughout his entire physicality, even allowing him to overcome the limitations of old age. Due to its aggressive nature, it is an effective form to use against single enemies; however, it leaves the user open to attacks from multiple opponents; therefore, it is wise to use Ataru in a duel, but not in open warfare. Ataru users can best be described as whirlwinds of destruction. Emotional control is key, as is letting one's emotions fly free. This is not a contradiction, as displayed by Yoda's firm control despite his screams and grunts. Practitioners of Ataru were always on the offensive, attacking with wide, fast, and powerful swings. Form IV practitoners constantly called upon the Force to aid in their movements and attacks. By allowing the Force to flow throughout their body, they could overcome their physical limitations (including old age, as was the case with Master Yoda), and allowed them to perform amazing feats of acrobatics, such as somersaults and backflips, not only for attack, but also to evade their opponents attacks/strikes. Those who used Form IV could move at amazing speeds and could rain strong blows jumping and attacking through the air. Powerful and lightning fast spinning attacks could be utilized from all angles, either from ground or air. A master in Ataru combat could appear like a blur to their opponents, attacking from all directions—from the front, the sides, overhead, or behind. The Force not only allowed them to perform amazing athletic feats, but it also helped guide their actions and movements in combat. Howevever, due to its aggressive nature, a user could become reckless and sometimes leave him/herself open to counterattacks. This form was also probably not as effective for prolonged combat, as the nature of Ataru could greatly tax the body. Nevertheless, Ataru proved to be an effective combat form when used properly. A Jedi skilled in Ataru fought with amazing grace and eye-bluring speed, using Force-assisted acrobatics and maneuvers to attack his opponents with powerful swings and offensive flourishes, never staying in one place long enough for their opponent to mount a proper counterattack.

Mental Aspect of Ataru Ataru is a very demanding form. it is easy to become fatigued during Ataru. You must learn to conserve energy, not putting more effort than is needed to defeat your opponent. Trying to hit your opponent as hard as possible is unnecassary, you aim is just to get a hit to them.

Attack Vertical Slash - Attack 1 Puting the lightsaber over your head, in line with your spine, bring the saber down, slicing vertically and end with your hands at waist height with the blade in front of your face. This move is quite powerful but does leave your body vulnerable for a short while. Horizontal Slash - Attack 2 Spin round clockwise, bringing the saber behind your back, arcing the blade round your back, your arms should cross over your head, finally ending in a horizontal slash at your opponents right arm. Horizontal Slash - Attack 3 Spin round anti-clockwise, bringing the saber behind your back, arcing the blade round your back, your arms should cross over your head, finally ending in a horizontal slash at your opponents left arm. Basic Attack - Attack 5 This is one of the two most common attacks used in Djem So. They are basic and can be done very fast. Holding the lightsaber so the handle is in front of your chest but about 6 inches away from it, bring the lightsaber down to your left, keeping the handle near your chest at all times. Basic Attack - Attack 6 This is one of the two most common attacks used in Djem So. They are basic and can be done very fast. Holding the lightsaber so the handle is in front of your chest but about 6 inches away from it, bring the lightsaber down to your right, keeping the handle near your chest at all times. Low Leg Attack - Attack 5/6 Crouch down, benidng both knees and strike your opponents leg. Double Strike When about 1 meter away from your opponent strike at them and spin round, then strike at their hip. Attack 1 then 5/6 Strike high, aiming for the head, then spin and aim for the leg. Spin Attack 5/6 Spin and crouch at the same time striking the legs. Propellor Spin around twice with the lightsaber sticking out horizontally at waist height. Corkscrew Spin so your body is on its side, with the saber at an angle above your head aiming at your opponent, then land on your feet.

Attack Low Leg Attack - Attack 2/3 Crouch down, benidng both knees and strike your opponents leg. Vertical Slash - Attack 1

Puting the lightsaber over your head, in line with your spine, bring the saber down, slicing vertically and end with your hands at waist height with the blade in front of your face. This move is quite powerful but does leave your body vulnerable for a short while. Basic Attack - Attack 5 This is one of the two most common attacks used in Djem So. They are basic and can be done very fast. Holding the lightsaber so the handle is in front of your chest but about 6 inches away from it, bring the lightsaber down to your left, keeping the handle near your chest at all times. Basic Attack - Attack 6 This is one of the two most common attacks used in Djem So. They are basic and can be done very fast. Holding the lightsaber so the handle is in front of your chest but about 6 inches away from it, bring the lightsaber down to your right, keeping the handle near your chest at all times. Horizontal Slash - Attack 3 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents arm. Horizontal Slash - Attack 2 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents arm. Double Strike When about 1 meter away from your opponent strike at them and spin round, then strike at their hip. Attack 1 then 5/6 Strike high, aiming for the head, then spin and aim for the leg. Spin Attack 5/6 Spin and crouch at the same time striking the legs. Propellor Spin around twice with the lightsaber sticking out horizontally at waist height. Corkscrew Spin so your body is on its side, with the saber at an angle above your head aiming at your opponent, then land on your feet. ----------------------Form V - Djem So Pronunciation - Gem So Form V was developed by Jedi who prefered a more offensive angle to lightsaber combat. Djem So utilises strong, powerful techniques, which to a well trained opponent can be quite easily predictable, but the power is hoped to overwhelm the opponent. As opposed to Soresu which often results in long combats, Djem So often has short duels, as the user either overpowers the opponent or is fatigued. Embodying the perfection of the idea of counterattack, Form V maintains its existence through having sufficient defensive skills, as derived from Form III, but channeling defense into offense. This simultaneously defends the user and efficiently injures the opponent. Also, it utilizes Form II's parries, allowing the user to parry the attempted attack, and counter it. However, where Form II concentrated on precise and elegant parries, Djem So permits the user to actually fully block and repel attacks since it calls for the use of more brute, Forceenchanced strength. This is evident in Revenge of the Sith when Dooku takes a swing at Anakin and Anakin not only blocks it but pushes Dooku back with overwhelming strength. Also, in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi we see how Djem So can be used to physically bully an opponent. In a rage Vader continuously locked sabers with Luke only to

throw him back and press his assault. The same happened in the second duel as Luke forced Vader back with his onslaught of physical strength. Djem So is also different from Form III in the fact that practictioners of Form V believe that the best defense is a good offense. It has already been observed that Form III users simply parry lightsaber attacks until the opponent makes a fatal mistake. Form V practioners take the near impenetrable defenses of Form III and press the assault, using wide, sweeping blows in an attempt to overwhelm the opponent with brute strength. A dedication to the power and strength necessary to defeat an enemy characterizes the philosophy of Form V, which some Jedi describe by the maxim "peace through superior firepower." To some Jedi Knights, Form V represents a worthy discipline prepared for any threat; to others Form V seems to foster an inappropriate focus on dominating others. The aggressive philosophy of Form V is the source of many a Jedi's disapproval.

With the offensive but refined movements of Form II and the highly defensive postures of Form III, Djem So has been proven to be a highly effective style. In fact, of all the Forms, it is probably the only one capable of matching Mace Windu's Vaapad, seeing as how they are so similar. In fact, they are virtually identical save for one crucial element: Vaapad calls for its user to maintain strict control of their emotions during the fight. Both Djem So and Vaapad call for its user to use emotion to enhance their strength. However, Vaapad's control permits its user greater power simply because they have the presence of mind to use the power, whereas a Djem So user may lose themselves in their emotion. Djem So users can best be described as bold, powerful, fearless and confident. They an unafraid to let their emotions rule them and contribute to the fight, though they are wary of falling to the dark side. A master Djem So stylist will be able to pull back from the abyss of the dark side, as Luke Skywalker did when he defeated Vader, though that does not always happen. Djem So stylists are often moving towards their opponents, striking with each forward step. Since Djem So utilizes strength and power into each of its strikes, it requires the user to generate that power with their entire body, footwork, and forward motion. It also makes their movements predictable and fairly rigid, as they would constantly charge ahead towards their opponents. Another weakness in this form is that its aggressive style can also lead to carelessness or even recklessnes, as they're so caught up in the attack that a user undermines his/her own defenses.

Despite its controversies, Djem So proved to be an effective combat style, utilizing the parries and defensive techniques of Form II & III, but with a ferocious style all its own.

Mental Aspect of Djem So Djem So is a very powerful form when mastered. However, there are several common mistakes made while using Djem So that can lead to your downfall. Fatigue it is easy to tire yourself out very quickly doing Djem So. The strong attacks can make you tired very quickly. Don't start off with the most powerful attacks. Starting off too strong leaves you tired if the duel lasts longer than expected. Learn to judge how much power is needed behind each attack. Defence! It is very easy to forget all about defence during Djem So. You can get so caught up in attack that you forget you need to defend yourself. Always focus on the combat and where your opponents lightsaber is going. Chances are that during your attacks your opponent will try and sneak in an attack somewhere. Don't keep to the same zones all the time. This makes you predictable. Don't attack zone 2, 3, 2, 3 - add more variety such as 2, 3, 2, 5, 1 etc. This keeps your opponent on their toes and makes you less predictable and open to attack. If you focus on the same area for a long time you leave your opposite area open to attack - if you attack your opponents arms your legs are left open to attack. Power Getting some strength behind attacks is important. To gain more strength in your attacks, imagine that what you are trying to hit is 6 inches away from the target. You must believe this is true as well. When the weapon is nearing the target you naturally slow down slighty, so by imagining the target being slightly further on, when you make contact you haven't slowed down and have more strength in the attack.

Attack Djem So focuses alot on attack, so the attack techniques are often very simple yet powerful. Vertical Slash - Attack 1 Puting the lightsaber over your head, in line with your spine, bring the saber down, slicing vertically and end with your hands at waist height with the blade in front of your face. This move is quite powerful but does leave your body vulnerable for a short while. Attack 2/3 Combo This is a rushing attack where the lightsaber is swung from one shoulder to the opposite hip, brought back up behind the back, and swung down from the opposite shoulder to hip. This X-shaped attack is useful for keeping an enemy busy blocking and unable to counterattack. Horizontal Slash - Attack 2 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents right arm. Diagonal Hit - Attack 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents right arm. Horizontal Slash - Attack 3 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents arm.

Diagonal Hit - Attack 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents left arm. Lightsaber Shield Attack - Attack 3 This technique is quite a show off technique, and both Obi Wan and Anakin used this during the Mustafar duel. Step 1 Bring the saber up over your right shoulder Step 2 Bring the saber vertically down, following through past the right leg. Follow through until the saber is near your right shoulder and vertical. Step 3 Bring the saber across your body, until the blade is behind your left shoulder. Step 4 Bring the saber back across your front and then continue the cycle from step 2. The Attack The attack can come whenever you are ready, but has to be during Step 3. Instead of bringing the saber back down, bring around your back to the right side, placing your second hand on the handle when it is going over your head. Then arc the blade round diagonally, finally executing a horizontal slash at your opponents arm. Double Attack - Attack 2 +3 Step 1 Spin round from right to left, bringing the saber up low on the left hand side (See in the picture). This is a possible chance to strike your opponents right leg, but it isn't neccassary. Step 2 Bring the saber up behind your head like in the picture below. Strike at your opponents left arm. Step 3 Bring the saber back round behind your head like in the picture above, only when it gets there, begin to turn from right to left again. Step 4 Bring the lightsaber up behing your head again, only over your left shoulder. Strike at your opponents right arm. This move is tricky to get completely right, and is also over in seconds. You can See this technique here, performed by Anakin (foreground) Horizontal Slash - Attack 4 This attack is just Attack 2 or 3, but aimed at your opponents back, and should only be done if the back is open for such an attack. Horizontal Spin - Attack Higher body Spin around and bring the saber slashing round horizontally aiming for the higher torso. Lunge Attack - Attack Body Holding the saber in both hands, push it directly forward in a jabbing motion, aiming for your opponents chest. Reverse Lunge - Attack Body With your back to your opponent, bring your lightsaber round to the reverse grip, then place your weak hand firmly on the end of the saber handle. Then push the saber behind you into your opponents chest. Single Handed Lunge Attack - Attack Body Holding the saber in your strong hand, push it directly forward in a jabbing motion, aiming for your opponents chest. Upper Slash - Attack Body With the saber pointing down bring the blade from the bottom to the top, slicing vertically upwards. Can be done with one or two hands.

Upper-cut - Attack Body Starting in the defensive neutral stance as described in Shii Cho, swing the blade back, round your arm swiping upwards across your body at your opponent. The blade should end up on the opposite side from which you started. Spin Attack - Attack Body Step 1 Holding the saber with one hand, bring the lightsaber slashing downwards from over your right shoulder (or left if your left handed). The blade should swing from the top right to bottom left (unless your left handed) Step 2 Bring the saber back round from left to right. Step 3 Bring the lightsaber over your right shoulder. Your arm should be at a right andgle to your body witht he elbow bent. Step 4 Bring the blade slicing vertically downards until in the position of the picture. You should lean forward at this stage. Step 5 Bring the blade vertical with the blade arcing from right to left near the back of your legs to end with the blade vertical, pointing upwards, with the handle near the base of the spine. Step 6 Bring the blade horizontally across your front from right to left, with the handle leading the blade. Bring the blade around your head, keeping the blade vertical. Grab the handle with both hands and do a horizontal attack. This attack can be focused at any part of your opponents body. Though it seems very difficult and takes along time to get right, this move is over in seconds! If you do it quickly and smoothly you will probably spin the blade around abit more naturally; this bit just provides the basis to work on. You can See this Technique here, performed by Anakin Double Strike Spin - Attack 1 + Body Step 1 Bring the saber down low behind your back, and bring powerfully slicing upwards at your opponent. Step 2 Follow through, bringing the lightsaber behind the right side of your head. Then quickly bring the lightsaber round behind your back, whilst rotating your body round so you result in the position in the pictures last picture for this step. This is the most difficult stage and took me the longest to get right. Step 3 Now bring the saber slicing round, attacking your opponents right side. Your back will be to your opponent at this point. You can See this Technique here, performed by Anakin (right) Swipe - Attack 5 and 6 Swipe the blade low from left to right attacking the shins. Basic Attack - Attack 5 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg. Basic Attack - Attack 6 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg. Disarming #1 Start off with a Vertical Slash - Attack 1. Then push your opponents lightsaber down to the ground getting your lightsaber behind their lightsaber blade. Then bring your lightsaber up,

making contact with your opponents hands. Anakin uses this move to disarm Count Dooku before killing him. Disarming #2 Similar to Disarming technique #1. Begin with a Horizontal Attack 3 but keep contact with your opponents blade. push their blade down, then push your saber so the tip goes behind their blade then pull the saber up. If done right it should make contact with your opponents hands.

Defence High Parry 1 Hold the handle with one hande above and infront of your head, arm stretched out. The blade should be horizontal. This will block any vertical slashes attacking the top of the head. Diagonal Parry 1 Hold the saber high with the handle at shoulder height. The blade should be diagonal. This can be done to either the left or right side. Basic Block - Parry 2 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right arm or side. Vertical Parry 2 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your right arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down right arm, defending your right side. Basic Block - Parry 3 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left arm or side. Vertical Parry 3 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your left arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down left arm, defending your left side. Lightsaber Shield Attack - Attack 3 This technique is quite a show off technique, and both Obi Wan and Anakin used this during the Mustafar duel. Step 1 Bring the saber up over your right shoulder Step 2 Bring the saber vertically down, following through past the right leg. Follow through until the saber is near your right shoulder and vertical. Step 3 Bring the saber across your body, until the blade is behind your left shoulder. Step 4 Bring the saber back across your front and then continue the cycle from step 2. The Defence You can continue the cycle as long as you wish, but the parry must come during Step 3. Instead of bringing the saber up behind your left shoulder, simply put the blade vertical, with the handle at the top and parry your opponents saber.

Overhead Parry 4 Bring the saber over your head with both hands so that the saber is vertical, with the blade parallel to your spine. One Handed Back Defence - Defence 4 Bring your arm arcing behind your back so that your hand is near the base of the spine with the blade parallel to the spine. Then bring the lightsaber round to the front of your body and turn the defence into a horizontal slash attack at your opponent that is about chest height. Agressive Defense 4 bring the saber up so the blade is next to the shoulder blade you need to defend, with the handle above your head. The handle should be vertical. The arm opposite to the side you are defending should arc over your head. Defence 4 to Horizontal Attack Bring the lightsaber up behind your back like in the picture. Then bring the saber round to the front of your body and take it with both hands and attack horizontally. Here, you can See this technique performed by Anakin (left) Overhead Body Defence This technique is similar to Agressive Defence 4, only the blade is placed infront of your body. Basic Block - Defence 5 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right leg. Basic Block - Defence 6 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the right and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left leg. Kai Kan Drop Stance - Defence Body Hold the blade horizontal with the handle to the left of your head at shoulder height. The blade should run just in front of and below your chin. ---------------Form VI - Niman Pronunciation - Nee-man Form VI is also known as the "Diplomats Form" as it is mastered fairly quickly giving a Jedi more time to refine diplomatic and Force related abilities. Form VI combines the previous Forms into one Form where each from is learnt in less detail. The result is that the users' skill in each individual areas of lightsaber combat is only moderate, making Form VI well suited for diplomats, as they can spend their time training in the areas of politics and negotiation instead of combat training. It can be affectionately referred to and known as a sort of "Jack of All Trades" form, with mastery of nothing, only competancy. There is, however, one saving grace to this form not mentioned above. Niman is the stepping stone to the dual lightsaber form, known as Jar'Kai. No one who has successfully mastered Jar'Kai has done so without first mastering Niman.

-------------Form VII - Juyo Pronunciation - Joo-yow Only high-level masters of multiple Forms can achieve and control the ultimate descipline known as Form VII. This is the most difficult and demanding of all Forms, but it can eventually lead to fantastic power and skill. Form VII employs bold, direct movements, more open and kinetic than Form V but not so elaborate in appearance as Form IV. In addition to very advanced Force-assisted jumps and movements, Form VII tactics overwhelm opponents with seemingly unconnected staccato sequences, making the Form highly unpredictable in battle. This trait makes for a much more difficult execution than the graceful, linked move sequences of Form IV. Form VII requires the intensity of Form V, but much greater energy since that focus is wielded more broadly. Form VII draws upon a deeper well of emotion than even Form V, yet masters it more fully. The outward bearing of a Form VII practitioner is one of calm, but the inner pressure verges on explosion. Form VII is still under development since so few can achieve the necessary mastery to advance the art.

Any Jedi should take great care when training in this Form, used carelessly this form can lead to the user falling to the Dark Side. Juyo is often used by Sith, because its use of darker emotions makes it very easy and effective for them to use. Any Jedi who wishes to train in this Form of lightsaber combat should consult the Council before starting training in it, and ideally only a Jedi Master would try to master this Form.

Mental Aspect of Juyo Juyo is a very mentally demanding lightsaber form. Without proper mental knowledge a Jedi will easily fall to the Dark Side. Techniques Juyo executes random basic techniques, making it very unpredictable in combat. Each strike has hidden strength to it, though the strength and power is hidden behind a seemingly calm facial expression. When using Juyo, you should use random yet pronounced techniques. The techniques themselves are not anything fancy or technical, but are un predictable due to the way they are executed. Do not give away clues of where your next attack will come, do not look to where you will attack, keep looking straight ahead. Make each attack random, don't fall into common routines. Go for the head, the right leg, the left arm, the right arm, the left leg, the right arm, the left side of the neck etc. Each technique must be unpredictable. Power The power of Juyo comes from aggression, which is why it can lead to many Jedi falling to the Dark Side. When you fight someone you must fight aggressively, yet calmly at the same time, so as not to waste energy. Keep a calm expression on your face. Put strength and power into each move, with practise you will know the right amount to of energy to put into each strike. When to Stop As soon as your opponent is disarmed or surrenders, you must stop all emotions and clear your mind. Your levels of aggression should rapidly decrease. If you do not do this then you risk killing your opponent unnecassarily, or beginning to use the Dark Side unnecassarily. A user of Juyo should meditate regularly so it is important you know how to meditate. This allows the emotions to subside within.

Attack Vertical Slash - Attack 1 Puting the lightsaber over your head, in line with your spine, bring the saber down, slicing vertically and end with your hands at waist height with the blade in front of your face. This move is quite powerful but does leave your body vulnerable for a short while. Horizontal Slash - Attack 2 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents right arm. Diagonal Hit - Attack 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents right arm. Horizontal Slash - Attack 3 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents arm. Diagonal Hit - Attack 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down at your opponents left arm. Horizontal Slash - Attack 4 This attack is just Attack 2 or 3, but aimed at your opponents back, and should only be done if the back is open for such an attack. Basic Attack - Attack 5 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg. Basic Attack - Attack 6

Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents leg.

Defence High Parry 1 Hold the handle with one hande above and infront of your head, arm stretched out. The blade should be horizontal. This will block any vertical slashes attacking the top of the head. Diagonal Parry 1 Hold the saber high with the handle at shoulder height. The blade should be diagonal. This can be done to either the left or right side. Basic Block - Parry 2 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right arm or side. Vertical Parry 2 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your right arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 2 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down right arm, defending your right side. Basic Block - Parry 3 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left arm or side. Vertical Parry 3 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your left arm. Diagonal Parry - Parry 3 With the handle at chin height and the blade vertical infront of your face, bring the blade down left arm, defending your left side. Overhead Parry 4 Bring the saber over your head with both hands so that the saber is vertical, with the blade parallel to your spine. Basic Block - Defence 5 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right leg. Basic Block - Defence 6 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the right and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left leg. Kai Kan Drop Stance - Defence Body Hold the blade horizontal with the handle to the left of your head at shoulder height. The blade should run just in front of and below your chin. -----------Form VIII - Sokan Pronunciation - So-can Sokan combines tactics that allow for evasion and mobility, with kinetic movements from Form IV. Sokan involves swift movements of the lightsaber aimed at the vital body zones,

while doing rolls and other acrobatic techniques. Users of Sokan also had knowldge of terrain and would use it to their advantage.

Attack The Arm Strike This is the basic attack against your opponents arms. Hold the lightsaber with both hands so it is horizontal. Bring it up behind you so the blade is level with your shoulders. Then swing the lightsaber round so that is makes contact with your opponents upper arm. Although this attack is basic it does leave your body exposed to attack. The Leg Strike This is the basic attack against your opponents legs. This move should only be done when the opportunity presents itself. The best way to attack someone‘s legs is to attack high a lot and make your opponent think that you always attack the top, then after a lot of high attacks suddenly slash low at his legs. The Arm Slash This is a one handed move, simply slash at your opponents arm keeping the saber horizontal. Other Attacks Remember that you should also learn another Form as well and learn the basic attack moves for that.

Terrain Advantages High Ground High Ground offers an advantage to the one who is higher, it is difficult for the lower person to get higher than the high person. It is more difficult getting up to a higher level than to get down to a lower level, and it is difficult to fight an opponent higher than you. Try and get and hold any high ground you can as it will give you an advantage. Remember that even with an advantage, you can still loose. If you can you could start a landslide from the top which could injure your opponent enough to render him unable to fight. Under Cover You can use terrain to hide and launch surprise attacks on your attacker. Anything from behind trees and under bushes to behind a wall next to a gate, if you can launch a surprise attack on your opponent then you will have a momentary advantage, and you could possibly win the fight if you catch the opponent off guard. Balance

If you have got skill at balancing well then you could try fighting along thick pipes, on rocks in the middle or rivers or anything else like that. Your goal here is to try and knock your opponent off due to lack of balance. The key to balancing is to think that you are on normal ground. Do not think about balancing, just be aware of your surroundings so you don't fall.

Stairs Duelling up and down stairs is difficult for both, but especially so for him on the defence as he has to walk up or down the stairs backward, one misjudges step could cost him his life! Try and use stairs to gain an advantage over your opponent, by attacking him. If you can try and merge this tactic with the high ground tactics, forcing him down the stairs rather than up, giving you even more of an advantage. Practise moving backwards up and down stairs, but be careful!


Form IX - Shien Pronunciation - She-en This variation of Djem-So uniquely involves a Jedi holding the lightsaber horizontally. The Jedi points the end of the blade at the opponent; it is swung in a fast arc and executes strong powerful and swift attacks. However, Shien is limited in its mobility and is not the most efficient form to use.

Mental Aspects of Shien Shien utilises swift and horizontal techniques, although the defensive techniques are not all horizontal. Shien can be used with either one or two hands on the lightsaber. The lightsaber does not have to be horizontal at all times, but the attacks themselves are horizontal, but can be connected together with arcs around the body, finally slashing horizontally. Although there are not many techniques, it takes time to fully master this technique due to its difficulty.

Attack Horizontal Slash - Attack 1 Bring the saber to head height and slash horizontally at your opponents head. Horizontal Slash - Attack 2 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents arm. Horizontal Slash - Attack 3 Bring the saber behind your back, keeping the blade horizontal. The handle should be just below shoulder height. Bring the saber round quickly slashing at your opponents arm. Horizontal Slash - Attack 4 This attack is just Attack 2 or 3, but aimed at your opponents back, and should only be done if the back is open for such an attack. Horizontal Slash - Attack 5 Bring the saber behind your back on the left side and slash round at your opponents right leg. The tip of the lightsaber points gently to the ground. Horizontal Slash - Attack 6 Bring the saber behind your back on the right side and slash round at your opponents right leg. The tip of the lightsaber points gently to the ground.

Defence Horizontal Parry 1 Hold the handle with one hande above and infront of your head, arm stretched out. The blade should be horizontal. This will block any vertical slashes attacking the top of the head. Diagonal Parry 1 Hold the saber high with the handle at shoulder height. The blade should be diagonal. This can be done to either the left or right side. Basic Block - Parry 2 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right arm or side. Vertical Parry 2 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your right arm.

Basic Block - Parry 3 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left arm or side. Vertical Parry 3 This simpy involves keeping the handle at waist height and moving the saber to defend your left arm. Overhead Parry 4 Bring the saber over your head with both hands so that the saber is vertical, with the blade parallel to your spine. Basic Block - Defence 5 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the left and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your right leg. Basic Block - Defence 6 Start with the handle at chest height and the blade vertically upwards. Then swing the blade down so the blade swings to the right and ends up pointing down almost vertical in front of your left leg. Kai Kan Drop Stance - Defence Body Hold the blade horizontal with the handle to the left of your head at shoulder height. The blade should run just in front of and below your chin. ----------

Form X - Jar'Kai Pronunciation - Jar - keye The dual saber Jar'Kai permitted a Jedi to fight with two lightsabers, one in each hand. One of the blades in the wielder's hands was used for attacking while the other one was used for defending, such as parrying, or for more offensive power. Many Jedi train to use one of the single lightsaber forms in the hopes of gaining a basic knowledge of the dual-bladed attack, but very few Jedi ever totally mastered Jar'Kai. Jar'Kai is often combined with one of the seven Forms of Lightsaber combat to make it more effective. Jar'kai often involves a certain egree of ataru skill, but not in deep detail. Form VI is useful for developing Jar'Kai as it gives you basic knowledge of all forms to use wit Jar'Kai.

Having two lightsabers offers you the advantage, as your opponent must concentrate ont wo lightsabers which can attack from different angles, where a dobule bladed lightsaber is more predictable due to its lack of versatility.

Attack Left Hand Basic Attack - Attack Chest Slice at your opponents chest with the blade horizontal Basic Attack - Attack 5 and 6 Sing the saber round low from right to left, slicing at both legs. Blade at an angle. Basic Attack - Attack 5 Slice at the right leg, taking the blade from left to right. Double Strike - Attack Body Swipe the left saber horizontally from right to left, then swipe your right saber horizontally from right to left. Duel Attack - Attack Body Swipe the left saber horizontally from right to left, then slice vertically upwards with the right saber. Lunge - Attack Body Put the sabers in an X shape and lunge at your enemy. Then bring the blades accross each other in a scissor motion (like Anakin did to kill Count Dooku). You can also do single lunges with the strong hand. Vertical Slash - Attack 1 Bring the saber over your head and bring down vertically onto your opponents head. Upper Slice - Attack Legs and Body Bring the saber slicing upwards from bottom to top. Diagonal Attack - Attack 2 Bring the saber over your left shoulder, then bring it down from top left to the bottom right, slashing at your opponents right arm. Diagonal Attack - Attack 3 Bring the saber over your right shoulder, then bring it down from top right to the bottom left, slashing at your opponents left arm. Horizontal Slice - Attack 6

Bring the saber behind the the left side of your body, then bring the lightsaber down horizontally on your opponents left leg. Swing the saber from right to left. Horizontal Slice - Attack 5 Bring the saber round horizontally, slicing from left to right. Duel Slice - Attack Right Upper Body Bring both the right and the left saber attacking the right side of your opponents body, the sabers should be about 1 ft apart and be horizontal (see picture at top of the page) Duel Slice - Attack Left Upper Body Bring both the right and the left saber attacking the left side of your opponents body, the sabers should be about 1 ft apart and be horizontal (see picture at top of the page) Right Hand Horizontal Attack - Attack 1 Bring the saber behind the left side of your head and swing round horizontally from left to right, attacking the head. Horizontal Slash - Attack 1 Bring the saber slashing round horizontally from right to left to attack the head. Horizontal Slash - Attack 2 Bring the saber round behind your left arm and slash round from left to right attacking the right arm. Double Strike - Attack Body Swipe the left saber horizontally from right to left, then swipe your right saber horizontally from right to left. Duel Attack - Attack Body Swipe the left saber horizontally from right to left, then slice vertically upwards with the right saber. Lunge - Attack Body Put the sabers in an X shape and lunge at your enemy. Then bring the blades accross each other in a scissor motion (like Anakin did to kill Count Dooku). You can also do single lunges with the strong hand. Horizontal Slice - Attack 6 Bring the lightsaber down horizontally on your opponents left leg. Swing the saber from right to left. Horizontal Slice - Attack 5 Bring the saber behind the the left side of your body, then bring the saber round horizontally, slicing from left to right. Diagonal Attack - Attack 2 Bring the saber over your left shoulder, then bring it down from top left to the bottom right, slashing at your opponents right arm. Diagonal Attack - Attack 3 Bring the saber over your right shoulder, then bring it down from top right to the bottom left, slashing at your opponents left arm. Vertical Slash - Attack 1 Bring the saber over your head and bring down vertically onto your opponents head. Upper Slice - Attack Legs and Body Bring the saber slicing upwards from bottom to top. Duel Slice - Attack Right Upper Body Bring both the right and the left saber attacking the right side of your opponents body, the sabers should be about 1 ft apart and be horizontal (see picture at top of the page) Duel Slice - Attack Left Upper Body Bring both the right and the left saber attacking the left side of your opponents body, the sabers should be about 1 ft apart and be horizontal (see picture at top of the page)


Left Basic X Defence - Defence 1 Put the sabers in an X shape above your head. Basic Defence - Defence 3 Hold the saber vertical, with your arm at a right angle at the elbow. Overhead Defence - Defence 1 Hold the saber horizontally over your head. Basic Defence - Defence 6 Hold the saber down so it is pointing down, protecting the leg. The saber should be at an angle., Basic Defence - Defence 5 Bring the saber across the front of your body so the saber is pointing down to the bottom right, protecting your right leg. The handle should be near your groin. Back Defence - Defence 4 Put your arm behind your back so the handle is at the base of the spine, with the blade pointing vertically upwards. Back Defence II - Defence 4 Put the saber over your shoulder so the blade is vertical pointing down. X Defence - Defence 3 Put the sabers in an X shape on your left side, to protect your arm. X Defence - Defence 2 Put the sabers in an X shape on your right side, to protect your arm. X Defence - Defence 4 Put the left saber over your left shoulder and the right saber over the right shoulder in order to form an X shape behind your back. Alternative X Defence - Defence 4 Put the left saber under your left shoulder and the right saber under the right shoulder in order to form an X shape behind your back, with the handles near your hips. Right Basic X Defence - Defence 1 Put the sabers in an X shape above your head. Basic Defence - Defence 3 Hold the saber vertical, with your arm at a right angle at the elbow. Overhead Defence - Defence 1 Hold the saber horizontally over your head. Basic Defence - Defence 6 Hold the saber down so it is pointing down, protecting the leg. The saber should be at an angle., Basic Defence - Defence 5 Bring the saber across the front of your body so the saber is pointing down to the bottom right, protecting your right leg. The handle should be near your groin. Back Defence - Defence 4 Put your arm behind your back so the handle is at the base of the spine, with the blade pointing vertically upwards. Back Defence II - Defence 4 Put the saber over your shoulder so the blade is vertical pointing down. X Defence - Defence 3 Put the sabers in an X shape on your left side, to protect your arm.

X Defence - Defence 2 Put the sabers in an X shape on your right side, to protect your arm. X Defence - Defence 4 Put the left saber over your left shoulder and the right saber over the right shoulder in order to form an X shape behind your back. Alternative X Defence - Defence 4 Put the left saber under your left shoulder and the right saber under the right shoulder in order to form an X shape behind your back, with the handles near your hips. ---------Teräs Käsi Teräs Käsi is the name of a martial art used by Jedi. Here you can find techniques for many martial art techniques from existing martial arts. The techniquest taught here will not be advanced martial arts techniques, and so this site will not train you to be a martial artist, but will teach you the basics. If you want to learn martial arts completely go to a trained professional. Remember, that there is risk of injury and in extreme cases even death when practising martial arts. By doing any techniques on this site you are taking full responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others. We cannot be held responsible for any injury or death that occurs.

Safety Many techniques on this website can be extremely dangerous, and in some cases even fatal if not practised under the strict supervision of a martial arts instructor. Because of these dangers, this section describes the basic safety system used by martial artists worldwide. When practising or even demonstrating a technique, be aware of just how effective they are. When a joint-lock or choke is applied, just a few millimetres of movement can break a bone or even cause unconciousness. Some chokes, if not applied carefully could easily kill somebody by crushing the larynx in their throat, once this is crushed it is almost impossible to return to it's original state without proper medical assistance, hence making it impossible for your opponent to breath. A system used by nearly all martial artists is the tapping system. When your opponent is applying a joint lock or choke, the moment you feel pain simply tap two or more times wherever possible. This can be with your hands, or even with your feet if your hands are locked up at the time. Tap anywhere, preferably on your opponents body so they know to release the technique straight away.

Law Introduction Being a trained martial artist you will probably have more power, skill, knowledge and technique to inflict serious bodily harm than the average guy on the street. Street self-defence seems to be one area that many people are unclear about. What can you do if attacked,

provoked or threatened? Well this section is here to clear that area up for everyone. These notes come directly from an officer of the police force. Common Law Common law states that force may be used to : prevent crime, arrest offenders, self defence or the defence of others, protect property or prevent a breach of the peace. Breach Of The Peace A breach of the peace occurs whenever there is the use, or the threat of the use, of violence, whether explicitly or implicitly made. Also when damage is being caused to ones property, or another property where the owner would wish you to prevent a person from damaging such. Minimum use of force proportional to the danger faced, or perceived seriousness of the evil being prevented includes the right to a preemptive strike. Minimum Amount Of Force You would be justified in using a certain level of force against a 6'4" man who was attacking you, but would not be justified in using the same level of force against a 5'1" woman depending on your relative size. Preemptive Strike If you feel that you are about to be subject to such force that may result in the death or serious injury of yourself, then you may use such force that may result in the death or serious injury of the attacker. However once that threat has gone away, then you must step down your level of force. In deciding whether a defendant exerted reasonable force in defending himself, a court must judge him on the basis of what, reasonably or unreasonably, he believed to be the facts, and not on the basis of what the facts actually were. Reaction Or Response If someone startles you and you flinch, pushing your hands out in front of you, and inadvertently inflict harm to that person, you cannot be guilty of assault, as you had no control over your action. You did not intend to commit the offence, and had no knowledge that your body, at that moment would or could cause an injury. This does not apply to someone who is already attacking another person, whereby during the attack they cause a GBH type injury. The attack was taking place, and therefore the attacker had guilty knowledge/intent that they knew they were assaulting the person, but it was just unfortunate that the level of force used may have been greater than initially intended. -----

The 4 Forms The 4 Forms are based upon the Four Basic Elements: Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Each fighting style represents the element it is named after, and so the techniques used are similar to the characteristics displayed by the element. How to choose your fighting style. There are several things you should consider. Which element are you naturally drawn to, and does its fighting style suit you. The element that you are drawn to naturally will probably be the style that you will get the most out of due to the connection, yet sometimes the fighting styles are not favoured by the user. Your Element Think of the 4 elements. Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Which are you drawn to? Most people will find they are drawn to one strongest in particular. I for example am drawn greatly to fire. I enjoy watching fire, the characteristics of it. You will know which element you are drawn to. It is the element you like the thought of most. Fighting Style Once you have decided on your element, look at the Form that is based on that element. Red the information to see if that forms principles and philosophy fits in with what you believe. Remember, that although each fighting style has its own set of principles, you can make your own variant of that Form, for example the Fire Form that focuses mostly on defence. If the style doesn't suit you, look at the others and decide from them. --------------

The Fire Form The Fire Form is based on offensive yet calm movements. The user becomes one with the element of fire, and takes on the characteristics of the fire - pushing forward, offensively, what seems as aggressively at times, yet always remaining calm. The martial art techniques of this style feature quick, successive and ferocious attacks which represent the uncompromising danger of fire. Discipline is essential. Users must have great self control to avoid adding emotions into combat. The user must also have skill in breath control to avoid getting themselves tired. Like fire needs oxygen to burn, so does he who uses the Fire Form. Breathing exercises should be practised first, in order to get the breath control right.

Basic Exercises An important part of the Fire Form is breath control, and becoming on with fire. The basic exercises should be performed regularly and should be learnt before learning to fight. Generating Heat To help become on with fire, a Fire Form user learns to generate heat within themselves. Step 1 Sit comfortably and relax. Clear and calm the mind. Step 2 Visualise your spine filling with red hot liquid. If you really want to warm up you can visualise white hot liquid! You should visualise and feel it happening. Focus on visualising this. If you are focusing enough you should feel yourself warming up. Step 3 When you begin to get uncomfortably hot, you must stop! It is dangerous to raise your body temperature to much. This technique can be used to generate heat in any part of your body, just by focusing on red hot liquid in the specific area. With practise the user can generate heat in other objects and people. Pyrokinesis Another exercise that helps develope connection to fire. Pyrokinesis allows you to create, put out and control fire with your mind. Step 1 Set a candle in a safe place (away from curtains etc) and light it. Step 2 Visualise a tunnel between you and the flame, causing all you're focus to be on the flame. You can have your eyes either open or closed for this. Step 3 Now visualise the flame going out. Feel it happening. Connect with the flame and let it go out. Like wit telekinesis, don't think - just let it happen. Concentrate yu're focus onto the flame and on the flame going out. Once you can put the flame out, do the same again, but try relighting the candle with your mind - this is much more difficult! Remember, fire can be dangerous! Fireball Step 1

Start off in a grounded position, place you're hands infront of your navel and shape them as you would if you were creating a psi ball. Step 2 Direct energy to flow to your hands, and then to flow out and to form a ball of energy in your hands (ie - create a psi ball) Step 3 Visualise the ball becoming a ball of flame. Feel its heat on your hands. Keep adding energy to make it strong and effective. Keep visualising it. Step 4 Project it at your opponent, or at whatever target you wish. (See Psi Ball in the Force Section)

Kicks Kicks can be used for both attack and defence. Kicks can offer a wide range of quick hits to the opponent, as well as some techniques that are stunning to watch. Front Kick Step 1 Start off with your weaker foot in front and the stronger foot behind, in a stance similar to the picture below. Step 2 Bring your stronger leg up forward, bent at the knee. Step 3 Now, snap your lower leg up, so that your whole leg is straight. Step 4 Bring your leg down. Your stronger leg should now be in front of the weaker leg. Front Thrust Kick Step 1 Start with your stronger foot ahead of the weaker foot. Step 2 Bring the weaker foot upwards towards your body, so the knee is at a right angle and the thigh is close to your body. Step 3 Now push your leg out. Follow through and land so your weaker foot is ahead of your stronger foot. Front Snap Kick Step 1 Bring the knee of your stronger leg up, so it as at hip height. Your knee should be at a right angle. Step 2 Snap your lower leg out, straightening the leg. This should strike your opponent at the groin. Side Kick Step 1 Start in a stance with your stronger foot ahead of the weaker foot. Step 2 Bring your leg up, bending the knee as you do so. Step 3 Similar to a snake striking, lash your leg out, making the whole leg straight. This can be aimed anywhere from the opponents legs to the head. Step 4 Bend the leg back and return to the origional position.

Roundhouse Kick Step 1 Start in a stance with your stronger foot forward. Step 2 Bring your weaker leg up, while twisting round so the weaker leg is now pointing at your opponent. Step 3 While spinning round straighten your leg in order to make contact with your opponent. Follow through and end in a position with your weaker foot forward. This move must flow smoothly and quickly for it to work. Roundhouse Kick 2 Step 1 Start in a stance with your weaker foot forward. Step 2 Bring your stronger leg up, while twisting round so the stronger leg is now pointing at your opponent. Step 3 While spinning round straighten your leg in order to make contact with your opponent. Follow through and end in a position with your stronger foot forward. This move must flow smoothly and quickly for it to work. ---------The Water Form The Water Form is practised similar in style to Tai Chi. It features slow, elegant and calm movements to represent the connection between user and flowing water. The Water Form focuses greatly on defensive techniques, focusing on turning the opponents strength against him. Users of the Water Form can often learn to heal themselves and others, as they practise the manipulation of energy within themselves and others. This can be an effective skill to use after fighting and in general.

Basic Exercises

Here are some basic Tai Chi exercises. In the tradition of Tai Chi, chi is the name used for the energy you can channel throughout the body. This energy is the Force, but shall be called chi here. Awakening the Chi This is an opening technique used to create better breathing and stimulate chi. This helps to clear the mind and aids focus. This exercise can be done very slowly. Take advantage of deep breathing. Visualise you are being revitalised every time you inhale, and all worries and problems are being exhaled. Step 1 Stand in a relaxed position, hands by your side. Palms should be towards your body. Step 2 Bring hands up and slowly bring them together at about 2 inches below the belly button. This area is called the Dantien. Finger tips should be almost touching. Step 3 Begin inhaling slowly. While doing so raise your arms up, so your hands are at chest height. Palms facing the sky. Raise your body, but don't tense. Step 4 Once fully inhaled, rotate your hands so the palms face down, and slowly exhale while moving your hands down as if pushing away your problems. Lower your body. Lower your hands through the dantien and back into the starting position. Repeat 5 or 6 times. Hydrokinesis Hydrokinesis allows you to manipulate water in solid, liquid and gaseous states using your mind. Developing hydrokinesis helps you become one with the water element.  You must have visual contact with water  Can only manipulate water, not create it. Step 1 Get a bowl of water. Place it about 1ft to 2ft infront of you. Place a cork in the water and let it settle. The cork is to show the water is moving. Step 2 Relax, and calm your mind. Focus on the water. Step 3 Feel and visualise the water merging with your own energy. Feel your energies becoming like water. Feel its smoothness, its coolness flowing through you. Step 4 Choose a direction for the water to move. Ask and will the water to move, keeping in mind the direction. Don't force it, just let it happen. With practise you can learn to manipulate water in many ways. Cryokinesis Cryokinesis is the ability to control ice. Using this you can:  Drop temperatures  Make someone cold, but noone else  Create frost  Turn water to ice  Create ice  Project ice at an opponent Developing cryokinesis can be dangerous, especially if you are not used to dealing with cold conditions. Ice Ball Step 1 Start off in a grounded position, place you're hands infront of your navel and shape them as you would if you were creating a psi ball. Step 2 Visualise water all around you. Feel and visualise it flowing around and between your hands.

Step 3 Now visualise a gust of cold wind blowing cross the water and forming ice. Hear the crackling of the ice as it forms. Visualise the cie concentrating itself between your hands. Keep visualising the ice ball getting bigger until you feel it is ready. Your hands should feel cold from doing this. This is the first step to developing cryokinesis. With practise you can learn to manipulate ice to higher degrees of skill. ---------The Air Form The Air Form features swift, evasive movements that display characteristics of air. This form often uses circular movements, making it difficult for opponents to attack directly. This form focuses alsmot completely on defensive techniques, and lacks techniques that will finish the fight. The user rather aims for the attacker to get tired and give up. This is the most passive of all Forms, focusing on evading and eluding.

Basic Exercises These basic exercises are useful in developing a connection to the Air Element. Become One with Air You will need to be outside to do this. Step 1 Sit outside. Be comfortable. Step 2 Relax and clear your mind. Focus on the air. Feel the breeze on your skin. Step 3 Spread your awareness out around. Feel like everywhere within 15 metres of you is part of your body. Sense it. Feel yourself as the breeze. Become the air. Become fluid. Feel yourself moving with the breeze. Step 4 If you want to, change direction. You are the air now and can do as you please. (Try to see if the breeze really does change direction when you do this) Step 5 When you are ready, slowly return to yourself. Tips - It may help to close your eyes.

Aerokinesis Aerokinesis can allow you to draw up large gusts of wind as if from nowhere. Summoning the Wind. Step 1 Stand comfortably with you're hands at your waist. Step 2 Wind comes from four sources - north, south, east and west. Visualise the power of these four winds. Visualise them being attached to your hands by strings, like a puppet of which you are the puppeteer. Step 3 Slowly raise your hands, constantly visualising the stirngs attached to the wind. This will draw the winds towards you. You should feel the wind pick up. Step 4 Repeat the procees if you wish to create more wind. With practise you can learn to control the direction you want the wind to go. ----------------The Earth Form The Earth Form demonstrates heavily rooted stances, with strong kicks and punches, to evoke the mass and power of earth. This form maintains a balance of offensive and defensive techniques. A balance of offence and defence is used to overwhelm the opponent.

Basic Exercises To develope a connection with the energies of the earth, you will probably be best doing alot of training outside. however, training can be done anywhere. The basic exercises help build a connection with the earth. Earth Fuse. This exercise helps fuse the earth energy with your own. Step 1 Stand or sit in a comfortable position. Clear your mind and relax. Step 2 Picture the earths energy flowing around you, and glowing beneath you. Step 3

Now, visualise your chi energy extending from your body like roots and going into the earth. Now visualie the roots bringing the earths energy into yuor body and bringing it to the dantien (the area about 2 inches below the belly button). Keep doing this until your dantien feels fairly full of earths energy. Step 4 Now feel the earths energy flowing around your entire body, fusing with your own energy.

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