Gardnerian Initiation and The Matrix

The Matrix is a metaphor I use frequently to talk about Gardnerian Initiation. There are three important parallels between the two: proactive choice despite ignorance of the outcome, trust in the team that is bringing you through to the other side, and an inability to unlearn or unremember that experience.Preparing a person for initiation is a difficult task. By definition, there's no possible way to prove to someone that the Matrix exists without taking them out of it. Likewise, initiation … [Read more...]


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