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An initiation is a ceremony by which a person is introduced into a society, or other organized body especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order. Coming from the the Latin, initiation implies a begining. But it is also an ending as existence on one level drops away in an ascension to the next.

Normally a ceremony of initiation would imply a shepherding process where those who are at a higher level guide the initiate through a process of greater exposure of knowledge. This may include the revelation of secrets, usually reserved for those at the higher level of understanding.

The highest level of enlightenment can only be obtained through communing with the spirit world. Thus, the "Magister Ludi" position is a self-attained postion, or solo-initiation.

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