I will begin by saying that the original Cult of Ecstasy Tradition Book was my favorite of The Cult of Ecstasy aren’t just the “party mages” one might expect from. When the mages get to the party, though, they find out that there’s a very specific point to all the revelry. The Cult of Ecstasy does use things like drugs and music. When interfaced with the Lakishim the mage is briefly like unto a god, and can Cult of Ecstasy mages only suffer half the penalty of other mages for having.
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Ecstatic quests for transcendence — and the Cult of Ecstasy itself — have a long history, from the Bacchantes’ dances and the Sufi Muslims’ whirling to aboriginal vision quests.
Cult of Ecstasy
Members of this group tend to have an intellectual streak, using debate and discussion as tools just as much as action. This process is best expressed in the Code of Ananda, a series of proverbs that are as close to sacred as anything the Cult will admit to.
These Seers embraced the whole of human experience, equating passion with divinity and discarding the stifling mores of azcension Church.
While the majority of Cultists are and have always been remarkably responsible individuals who respect themselves and the desires of others around them, one cannot espouse the kind of extreme beliefs and visionary ideas that these mystics do without attracting negative attention from those with less encompassing perspectives. They understand that time is a human-constructed idea, just like ethics and language. Some things just work better for some people than others. When they do choose to fight, however, the Cultists can be some of the most effective and unnerving foes in existence, as their mastery of the time-stream allows them to react to tactics with uncanny accuracy or even pre-empt their enemies entirely.
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If you want mxge discuss contents of this page – this is the easiest way to do it. To surpass one’s limits, one must move beyond the barriers of comfort and tranquility. Cultists are typically eager to try new things and hear different opinions, even if they wind up getting burned in the end. Time remains the Tradition’s particular area of expertise, and Cultists seem to have an innat e understanding of and ascenssion over how they and others perceive the passage of seconds, even years.
Drugs, sex, music, daredevil stunts and even meditation can all become crutches ecsstasy the character using them, and some Cultists find themselves compelled to indulge in their foci on a regular basis even when they are not working magic.
To the Cult, what matters is pushing one’s boundaries and loving life on all levels, not becoming trapped in an addiction or trying to avoid the experience of living at all costs.
The Cult thrives in the eternal second at the height of an elegant dance, the shuddering sensitivity of total exhaustion and the lateral thoughts of the opened mind. Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page if possible. After all, exploring pain is just another way of exploring one’s limits. In Europe and the Americas, some Cultists continue the decadent practices of the late Hellfire Clubs, moving in secret circles of “gentlemen’s societies” complete with mutilating initiation rites, intoxicants and damaging drugs and painful mind-games and emotionally manipulative “pleasures”.
It is the province of the Cult of Ecstasy to take these private vices and push them to the forefront of discussion, to tear away the taboos that surround such practices and to force society to face the wisdom to be gained from them.
Background Ecstatic quests for transcendence — and the Cult of Ecstasy itself — have a long history, from the Bacchantes’ dances and the Sufi Muslims’ whirling to aboriginal vision quests. These Acharne move among all of the stylish -yet-pained subcultures, especially the modern Gothic movement, spreading their particular joy of damnation with an amorality that sets them apart from Cultists or Hollowers.
From black-tie events where people lose themselves in a lovely Opera to a rave in a black and neon nightclub that smells of sweat, desperation and wild abandon.
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The Aghoris are a centuries-old faction near Bengali in India, who practice mutilation, pain and destruction as tools to surpass the mortal ascesnion. Once they rediscover the joy of Creation, their powers will wax again. Click here to edit contents of this page. Individual mages don’t have a problem working together — they prefer company, usually — but they don’t see ecstays need for a hierarchy or for too much organization.
Cultists take the word ecstasy in its original meaning: There’s no real list of the types of people who become Ecstatic mages, because anyone can realize that they’re not seeing all that there is to see.
Paradigm Summary: Cult of Ecstasy
The Hagalaz are a violent group of Nordic berserkers, rune mages and tricksters, sometimes with ties to other sorcerous societies that share their passions. Failings All of the Cult’s understanding comes with a serious glitch, unfortunately.
Music, dance, drugs, meditation, fasting, sex, exercise Concepts: You hire yourself out to damn near anyone, having fought vampires, other mages, cyborgs and things too weird to even put a name on. They claimed that the Cultists ignored the more subtle effects that their revolutionary ideals were having on the strict cultural systems around the world.
New experience is good experience — even if it hurts, the mage has learned something about how not to do things! Modern Klubwerks or ecstazy or just “clubbers,” depending upon who you ask are Cultists who indulge in the mass consciousness of nightclubs and concerts.
I can see it being something that starts maage a paradigm, and catching on to gain some measure of a following as a faction of the more moderate members of the cult. Prophetic and insightful, they expanded their minds through exhausting ritual and dangerous substances, all in the pursuit of ultimate awareness. Engaging in if rune-carving and dangerous traps reminiscent of the Norse clut Loki, they personify the madness that runs through the chaotic side of Scandinavian myth.