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« on: February 12, 2012, 01:08:37 pm »
Lexicon.

All terms that are uncommon or unique to Schism teachings, rituals and history are briefly explained here. However, to gain comperehensive understanding of the respected concepts it is suggested to read related articles (linked).

Lexicon is divided into several sections for convenience:
  • Doctrine. Terms related to our sacred beliefs, cosmology and theology.
  • Kult. Organization and everyday life.
  • Phrasebook. Common phrases used by initiates on formal and informal occasions.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 11:23:51 am »
Doctrine.

Archons - servants of Demiurge, tasked with maintaining the cycle of reincarnation, their primary function is to prevent humans from realising their true self. Archons rarely intervene in person however, manipulating and controlling humanity by the means of nepharites instead.

Demiurge - a mysterious entity responsible for the creation of material world and entrapping humans within it.

Gnosis - a sum of all knowledge, mysteries and doctrines which is Schism. It contains all the truths about humanity, the material world and what lies beyond, everything on what our Kult is - where we come from and where to we're heading, and a lot more. Studing gnosis is the only path to salvation and ascension, and a sacred duty for every initiate. Gnosis is divided into several levels, nine is the number you're likely to hear, what you're reading now belongs to Level 1, and access to higher levels requires advancing initiation stage, among other things.

Nepharites - supernatural beings created by archons, nepharites come in a lot of different forms depending on their creator and function - from agents in a perfect human guise to hideous monsters out of our worst nightmares.

Umbra - a realm which exists beyond the material world, where Demiurge dwells and where souls get to after death.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 11:30:04 am »
Kult.

Anabata - a ritualistic apparel worn by kultists on special occasions.

It should be noted that only initiates of the disciple rank and above are granted the right to wear anabata. The reasoning behind this restriction is quite simple: the enlightened do not have the wisdom and resolve to represent Schism, and Kult does not generally holds itself responsible for any actions of its flock.

Assembly of Covens - or simply the Assembly, is a gathering of messiahs and priors and a primary governing body of Schism.

Coven - a cell (faction) within Kult.

Schism is an ancient organization which exists for thousands of years across all continents of Earth, which requires a certain level of autonomy. Most covens experience an impact from the culture of regions they operate in, not to mention the influence of individual messiahs leading them, which often results in different interpretations of gnosis, distorted priorities and tactics, and various other peculiar characteristics among various covens.

It is uncommon for kultists from different covens to work together, but at the times of crisis or major projects which require efforts from several covens this does happen from time to time. It is important to note that this division does not affect global subordination in any way: The Hierarchy is always unified, and allegiances to specific covens mean little outside of behind-the-scenes intrigues among priors and messiahs.

Hierarchy - there are two commonly used meanings to this word:
  • A hierarchical governing system of Schism, including ranks, initiation stages and duties. (article)
  • The high clergy, which includes priors and messiahs, is often refered to as the Hierarchy.

Initiate (kultist) - a member of Schism of any rank, anyone initiated into our mysteries.

Schism (Kult) - the name of our organization; the word Kult is also used to refer to it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 09:43:49 am »
Phrasebook.

Brother, Sister - a common way to address a fellow initiate of any rank.
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