posted on May, 29 2005 @ 11:45 PM
I was in on the birth of a secret society back in college; one that apparently continues to this day (although without my inolvement, as far as you
can quote me. tee hee.)
I posted on it in the RATS section.
Masons have done this throughout history. There are dozens of apendent/dependent bodies in masonry. They have to give all their info to the Grand
Lodge to be seen as masonic, though, and the rituals must be somehow relevant.
I encourage you in your efforts.
SOmeone posted about needing a cause, or an artefact or something.
I would suggest a quest. Like a secret society dedicated to developing psychic powers, so that you can overthrow all human government and replace it
with an ideal society where there is no crime, hatred, private property, or greed. Where the only locks on doors are to protect children, where
husbands and wives FULLY understand each other, and where people go to work not for gain, but to make a better world.
Something like that would be nice.
You need to do a lot of homework before you start making up your degrees though. I have been a initiate of several orders, and most of them come
across as goofy. Pompous language is always laughable. I would suggest lifting your symbolism from a specific field, from a religion, or from some
kind of theme.
South Pacific Islander might make a good theme. Tiki torches, lu-aus, and pretty girls in grass skirts. hmm. I'm an 11 degree Kahuna, with my mojo
rising! Sign me up!
sorry, I'm rambling a bit. Too much of a "memorial" party.