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PostSubject: The Pillars   Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:31 pm

The Pillars

The Pillars represent the Covenant and the most vital teachings within the House of the Black Rose. Several of these you may have read about elseswhere, some have evolved revealing different aspects you may have never been consciously aware of in regards to previous pillars. A few however, are entirely unique to the House of the Black Rose. It is expected that all Prospecti read and become familiar with these pillars before graduating to Fledgling. Over time it is expected that some pillars may change, and that new ones be added as the House itself changes and evolves over time. Radical changes however, should not be expected as the essential core within this Covenant should remain relatively the same.


Family

The first pillar in the Covenant, within the House of the Black Rose, is Family. The students that enter our cyber halls and decide to pursue their training and call this House their cyber home are our Family, and they are treated as such. This is one but many of the factors that make the House of the Black Rose unique, the enviromemt is truly a welcoming experience for many of our students.

The Family is first and foremost of importance to the House, for without our bonds what are we but an Academy, a sterile classroom with books. No, the students who give their all to the House receive it back, in spades. We guard our family with the upmost care by providing a safe environment in which they can learn, interact and socialize in a healthy enviroment with other fellow students who share the same bond.

Family is everything to us, and keeping those bonds highest in priority within our Covenant ensures an experience that can not be matched by any other House within the Vampyre subculture. In essence, we strive to be the best. Individuals coming into our halls in need of guidance will be guided. Students who require support can expect to be surrounded by their fellow students in support, and members who fall,  they can expect to be lifted and embraced as if they were family, because they are....

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PostSubject: Chivalry   Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:33 pm

Chivalry

The House of the Black Rose holds itself to a rather high standard that most Houses wish they could adhere to, but fall short. Chivalry is the second Pillar within our Covenant, and like the other Pillars, we hold dear to it and adhere to its principle. Honor, Chivalry and Loyalty are in essence, the Earth in which the Temple (Family) is built upon, without it the bonds that bring us together become unraveled, and as a result the House becomes defunct and broken.

Chivalry is a code of ethics we strive to uphold, much like the Bushido and the Samurai of ancient feudal Japan. We seek to live by example, it is through upholding this code of honor that the Family becomes stronger over time, forging our bonds through action and not just words. It is through acts such as Chivalry, Honor and Loyalty that we are reminded of what we are, and why these these principles are so valuble in guiding our own personal evolutionary paths.

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PostSubject: Secrecy   Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:35 pm

Secrecy



As of the present time of my writing this, it is far more dangerous for one of our own to step out of the proverbial casket tonight than any other time in the last few centuries. At the click of a mouse just about anyone can gain access to your address, phone number, contacts, etc. No, circumstances have only grown worse in regards to our kind going public with what we are. Cowans would never understand, nor support our kind going public. Does the wolf announce itself to the sheep? Unless you are so sure of your safety you believe its worth the risk by announcing your true nature to the world,  

Secrecy is a policy that rarely backfires. Secrecy enables our kind to move amongst the masses without alarming them to our true natures, something most would either run from, or attempt to attack out of ignorance. It also guards our knowledge, rites and traditions from the uninitiated and profane, ensuring that knowledge is only obtainable by those who deserve it.

Currently the House is being built not only as a fully functioning House and Academy, but as a virtual storehouse of knowledge covering a wide range of topics such as health, consciousness, pranic mastery, psychology, philosophy etc etc. When completed, this House will rival any other in existence. Those individuals who make The Pledge of Dedication to this House and ascend the grades here will slowly be introduced to what is stored thus far, those that do not will go no further in their training. If we are to function properly as a House and Academy, then Secrecy must become one of our prime policies.

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PostSubject: The Daysyde Pillar   Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:23 pm

The Daysyde              


That which we call the Daysyde is a philosophy built upon the foundations of Doubt and Material Wealth. Family, keeping a job, developing a career, pursuing an education and paying taxes are all key aspects of the Daysyde. Those individuals who have adopted the Daysyde as a workable philosophy and pursue it as a path to earthly success, in time develop a self mastery that results in an inner calm and confidence that comes with developing mastery over a Vampyre's Daysyde self. Those individuals who fail to grasp and understand the vital importance of the Daysyde in their personal lives often become prone to the abuse of drugs (whether chemical or electrical) and or alcohol.

The key word within the Daysyde philosophy is DOUBT, Believe Nothing that does not immediately lead to your physical and material success. It is the superstitions created by man's ignorance that have continued to chain man to the slavery of blind belief. Disbelief serves to free the Vampyre from the false morals and dogmatic beliefs that have continued to chain mankind this day and age. The Daysyde Vampyre refuses to allow the limiting beliefs of mankind to limit his potential and the perceptions of himself and the world around him. The Daysyde Vampyre believes nothing and seizes the day!

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PostSubject: Re: The Pillars   Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:12 pm

The Nightsyde


The Nightsyde, some have described it as the spiritual side of our identities, but it encompasses the primal as well. It is through the Nightsyde that Vampyres achieve a deeper understanding of their true identities and purpose. To many, the Nightsyde has become a playground to play dress up, these sheep never come to an understanding of it's true potential, truly ignorant to the wolves who acknowledge it's true power.

Not since man has stood up on two legs and proclaimed his dominion over the earth has there been a tradition like ours. Only in the Nightsyde do the primal and spiritual conjoin, thus aiding in the Vampyres transformation towards Xepher. It is the Nightsyde that succors our very being through Lifeforce. It recognizes only it's own, offering us sanctuary while it devours the weak of mind and spirit. The Nightsyde is our hunting grounds, and we celebrate our existence within it every time we perform communion or other Nocturnal rites. Blessed Sanctuary!

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PostSubject: Re: The Pillars   Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:23 pm



Twilight

A word that exists on the lips of many Vampyres, but few truly understand its power, and even fewer manage to achieve it. Vampyres are in essence, beings that exist in two different worlds, simultaneously. The Twilight is the result of successfully balancing both the Daysyde and the Nightsyde, it is essentially a tension created between the worlds and a Gate towards the union with our Dragon. It is when the Twilight condition is achieved that the Vampyre is truly capable of manifesting their will's upon the world through dreams and desire.

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