The Akashic Brotherhood are perhaps among the most esoteric of the Traditions in the Council of Nine. Deeply influenced by Asian concept of. Tradition Book: Akashic Brotherhood (Mage: The Ascension). Home · Tradition Book: Tradition Book: Virtual Adepts (Mage: The Ascension) · Read more. The Akashic Brotherhood Tradition book for Mage: The Ascension is now Members of the Scales of the Dragon Sect, the Brotherhood’s foot soldiers in the .
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Quick 12 session martial arts schools have taken over proper dojos, and most people would balk at studying years in order to actually make progress.
Each Sect has secret hand signs in addition to those used by the Brotherhood as a whole, and the Sects often brotherhold knowledge of their mystick teachings from each other. Yogi learn how plants harness spiritual energies that can be useful to humanity [Herbology, Medicine].
In addition, all Akashic Brothers receive at least some training in Do regardless of faction. Indeed, being a Vajrapani is often more a matter of a young and impulsive student getting labeled as brtoherhood by a mentor or recognized as a kindred sort by other young warriors.
The exercises of living give a soul the chance to experience the universe in manifold forms, and so the individual should take this opportunity to gain insight by developing a harmony with the All.
Many of the Akashic Brotherhood find a new way to teach people to appreciate the virtues of their philosophy through alternative, non-esoteric means.
Specify the number of successes for duration of Bronze Body before rolling for the magick Effect itself. This groundswell of common support became the Brotherhood’s bane: The Akashic Brotherhood keeps its soul in the pages of the Akashic Record, a collection of all of the experience of all Akashic Brothers over all time. Others in the Brotherhood stayed behind and embraced the Draft as a way to gather their members back together and continue their training, at the Technocracy’s expense.
As the earth turned and more people came to live near the All, the All fractured and became dissonant.
Largely purged from Western nations by the takeover of the Catholic Church and its monasteries in the Dark Ages by agents of the Order of Akashhicthey msge shelter in the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, and Shintoist temples of the mysterious orient. Akashics study and pray to cleanse their minds of distractions and expand the realms of possibility. Mystically inclined Brothers form the Jnania group of yogis who follow various forms of Shinto and Tibetan rites in order to develop spiritually.
These styles become institutes with their explanations of the “Way,” dissecting and isolating the harmony of firmness and gentleness, establishing rhythmic forms as the particular state of their techniques. The Orange Robes work to increase an individual’s cognitive abilities [Mental Attributes, especially Intelligence] through reading philosophies and sutras and meditating upon the thought patterns that direct the actions of others [Manipulation].
The Masters cannot teach beotherhood way to enlightenment, they brorherhood, since each person must find a unique path. In direct counterpoint to the traditional members of the Brotherhood are the Li-Haiwho subscribe to Mo Tzu’s philosophy of utilitarian morality.
Instead, they seek to meld Do and the Akashic Record into a modern, rational approach to health, morality and personal advancement. Martial arts and exercises perfected the body while rigorous disciplines, chants and prayers cleansed the mind.
The dream-dance echoes in all of us. Still, there’s a long way to go.
Through this they learn oneness with their inner selves. Their mastery over Mind also makes them fearsome opponents akasjic outside of a brawl. During the ongoing process of bodily purification, the initiate learns that everything around her has hidden weaknesses [Sphere of Entropy] that can lead to that Pattern’s unraveling. As Brotherhood retreats fall to modern expansion or tourism, and asceticism loses popularity, the Kannagara slowly dwindle.
Oracles of the Blue Skins have long held meetings in secret maage and have used this rote to enter those sacred and holy shrines. Hierarchical societies and caste systems, combined with a focus on material living, turned people against the Brotherhood’s self-empowering ways.
However, the Brotherhood is also stronger than ever. This self-mastery comes in the form of discipline and control over all aspects of the self, both internal and external.
The Doist increases the density of her skin while concentrating on and reacting to the actions of her attackers. Still, many Akashic Brothers fail to understand the dichotomy that their Tradition teaches. Dragon Scale sensei realize that the best way to defeat an opponent is to avoid him altogether; when one must battle evil, however, one must do so without constraint and to the death.
Email required Address never made public. Akashics seem to fit well as mentors and exemplars. They were embraced by the common folk especially, when their philosophies of an unadorned life in tune with nature were more easily accepted and their fighting arts helped balance out the oft-sharp divide between social classes. They can still feel and express emotion – they may be raging or screaming inside, and extreme horrors can still pose a threat to their sanity – but they are better at controlling those impulses than most people.
The imperial bureaucrats study primarily Spirit magic so that they can commune with ancestors and answer the mandates of Heaven properly. Today, with their greatest leaders slain and their heritage diluted by modern China, the Wu Lung have been forced to set aside their grudges and ally with the only remaining inheritors of China’s ancient culture. Only the Oracles are said to be able to perceive Patterns, but the Blue Skin initiate’s mind gains perception of them. The aptly named Warring Fists thus fight a constant war against the elements they hold repugnant.
To the Brotherhood, the idea of placing one thing or philosophy over another is a false division.
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