Great Order of the Crusades of Purgatory
First Degree – Nex Vita
NOTE: This is a strange ritual, apparentaly a translation from a
Portugese/Brazilian text. This text contains all the errors as were published in
the text handed to us.
SP: The great bearers of the light and his crusades will occupy their stations and this ceremony will commence.
SP: *. Officers go to the altar two by two and say their respective phrase below:
SP and JP: From Darkness to Light.
Curator and Cardinal: From the ends of Mother Earth to the glare of the Eternal.
SB and JB: From the gross to the perfect temple.
SH and JH: From the ignorant darkness, to the great answer!
SGC and JGC: From the Beast to the Angel!
SP goes in front of altar facing west and say the following words: From the Wisdom of life to the Death of our own selfishness!
SP: in this time, we are reaching something accountable to the external eyes, where only the truly initiates can see, the essence of the Order is charged to me, and will be distributed fro those who really are with their hearts open for change. Brethren, I summon all of you for a better world, a world where everyone can stare each other like equals where no interest are over nobody, where the matter is null and the spiritual is the necessary. We shall not stare the light, but learn how to create the same!
SP go to his station.
SP: Brother Senior Pontiff, you shall see if all the presents already visited the purgatory!
SP: * * *.
SenP: Senior and Junior Burier, you shall verify if the death has reached the presents!
Senior and Junior Burier go to the external gates and initiate the verification. The brethren shall present the secret grip and the sign of the respective degree. While the verification is done, the SP do his speech, after the verification is done, Senior and Junior Burier turns and faces SP.
SP: From my station, I can observe the cadaverous shadows in this cerimony, the death is just a step, physical and mental. If we turn to the good, our material detachment will occur with ease, if we turn to evil, we will need to face our own demons, in a constant battle against ourselves. If any are undignified of our domains, the same will face weight of destiny.
Senior Burier: Supreme Pontiff, the death has reached all over my station.
Junior Burier: Supreme Pontiff, the death has reached all over my station.
SP: As death governs the cycle of life, we can continue our work. Dear Brother Curator, travel to the ends of our graves in order to evaluate whether our domains are up to the ceremony.
Curator leaves his post and goes to the gates on the south side, after it returns to his post on the same side and go to the gates on the north side, looking at all present, after it returns to his post at the north side.
Cur.: Supreme Pontiff, I traveled to the ends of our fields and I could not fail to notice the lack of light everywhere.
SP: To which light do you mean?
Cur.: The lights that illuminate our hearts, which are represented by ten flaming figures.
SP: Why ten flaming figures?
Cur.: Since the number ten means the total, complete, then they will not let us forget that the lights should complete us with wisdom, purity and ambition to a higher world.
SP: Brother Cardinal, enlighten our hearts with the fire that purifies all and renew all things.
Cardinal goes to the first candle in front and lights in the counterclockwise direction. After being lit all, the same returns to his post.
Junior Pontiff: Brother Cardinal, I could not fail to notice that you lit the lights in a counterclockwise direction, what does that mean?
Cardinal: A reminder of the past where we had lit our hearts at the last time, in our funeral.
SenP: We must build on our past, to reach the future. Brother Priest, show us a vision of eternal life.
Priest retires from his post and goes to the altar where he kneels with both knees and makes his speech.
Sac.: I kneel in silence, alone and my spirits carry me, I pray to the Lord a guiding hand in these dark moments, dreaming your dreams I travel and empires collapse of blind faith and who commands the thunder storm? Only the eternal can guide us in caring for and judge us. Amen.
Priest returns to his station.
SP: * * *.
SP: Brother Senior Guardian of the Chateau, close us in our graves while the Brother Harper recites the song of death.
Senior Guardian of the Chateau goes to the outer gates, back and faces the Junior Guardian of the Chateau making the sign of the degree, after that, shut the gates and looks up.
Song of Death.
1°G.: The gates are sealed against the rays of light lacking of ignorance and open to the lights not so obvious of death.
SP: Senior Pontiff.
SenP: Supreme Pontiff.
SP: Junior Pontiff.
JP: Supreme Pontiff.
SP: This moment I shall open the ceremonies of the Chateau … of the Great Order of the Crusades of the Purgatory in the Holy Name of St. Jacques, however I need to complete certain requirements in order.
SenP: Supreme Pontiff, we are ready for your requirements.
SP: Who we follow?
SenP: The Eternal on all acts.
SP: And what we search?
JP: A morning full of everlasting good memories that the past has brought us.
SP: Show me how to get this morning.
Junior Pontiff goes to the altar and makes the sign of oath.
SP: With the help of the hand of the Eternal and my companions, I declare openthis Chateau in the light of hope and the clasped hands of my worthy brothers.
SP: Brother Senior and Junior Guardian of the Chateau, remain on guard for no one ever disturb our sleep in our graves.
SGC: We are ready for the improbable and the unthinkable, Supreme Pontiff.
One specific chair for the officer "Death" must be put on the front of Supreme Pontiff, bands must be kept with the brother Curator and a little poniard must be kept with Supreme Pontiff. Death must be dressed in a hooded black cloak with a black flap that covers your entire body, a sickle can be added to the clothing of Death to make better use of the ceremony. The candles used are wholly black, and all members should wear their hoods.
SP: Brother Cardinal, is the moment opportune to the reception?
Car.: Supreme Pontiff, it is time.
SP: Let the reception begin.
SP: * * *.
SP: I can feel the fogs of the darkness all over my station.
JP: We can feel the fogs of death for all over the chateau.
SB: Supreme Pontiff, shall we really risk see the death again?
SP: We need to face our inner demons, just as we faced death to be here present, Brother Curator, pursue on the edges of our Chateau if this statements that i hear are suitable.
Curator goes all over the room and go to the altar facing SP.
Cur.: Supreme Pontiff, all I see is ashes, ashes of a past surrounded on the tough and illusional death.
SP: I’m surprised to hear these statements, brother Senior Pontiff, whats the meaning that death is a tough moment?
SenP: Because of the difficulty we have learned the most valuable learning in order to reach the true goodness in our hearts.
SP: And what use is good?
SenP: To light our way in the face of successive problems and show us the truths of life.
SP: Brother Junior Pontiff, why death is illusional?
JP: For only we can see his true colors when you’re close to it when its icy handsdraw the breath of life of our closest souls.
SP: Brother Curator, I can feel that all the chateau is prepared for our most waited visit, give input to the profane. Brethren of the Chateau, cover your faces.
Everyone puts their hoods conducive to its degrees.
Curator goes to the gates, down the stairs and calls to enter the uninitiated, he goes up one by one and place them before the altar.
SP: Brother Curator, I can feel … (number of initiates) hearts pulsing in our Chateau, what is the meaning of such fact?
Cur.: Supreme Pontiff, I carry this living beings, they only seek the path to the end.
*** *** *** *** * (13 knocks on the gates)
SP: Brother Senior and Junior Burier, all this statements previously said was proven, our Chateau is receiving the visit of Death. Let him be received.
Brother Senior and Junior Burier goes to the gates and bring Death to his station, exactly in front of SP, one specific chair for this occasion must be putted.
Death walks marching in forth, orte anda com a marcha em quarta, that is every four steps and goes to his place.
SP: May your putrid air are very welcome to our humble Chateau.
Death: I bring before them all, just a hand, which changes the course of humanity, only a hand that can make the most coveted desires of the human race in just a vacuum, Supreme Pontiff, that in this site is the bridge between my life and powers, let me know why I was called up to you.
SP: I call you before me for something unusual in our fields, something inevitable, I feel some hearts beating in our mansion.
Death: So these are the owners of these hearts, which comes to us seek Death?
SP: Yes, they humbly come to us seeking nothing more than the end.
SP: * * *.
Death: Profane, you come to get us what?
Prof.: A Death, simply.
Death: Well, kneel before me. Repeat after my whispers:
I, …, promise before the death that I will never disgrace life, for it is the essence of the initiatory death.
The life essentially full of details, it is not important to me, therefore I give up all that is material and futile, for supplying me with the hidden knowledge that this order can offer me, filter them and offer them to my progeny.
I promise to be a better man for my family, so that when the day of my material death comes, I can be honored and remembered as a good man.
That I’ll never be a man unworthy and deserving of punishment from the Eternal, for he sees everything in front of my body behind him and across my mind.
May I know to honor the life as I am honoring and courting death at the moment and that it teaches me to be better.
May the wrath of the material Death falls down on me and the evil spread throughout my body like a Carcinos if I ever reveal any information that I am witnessing in this Chateau.
Let me be worthy to be remembered after my death and that the great Creator of all, enlighten me on my journey to the ends of my own being. Amen.
Death: Rise and prepare your hears to Death.
Supreme Pontiff retires from his station, pulls of a poniard and forces it to the forehead of the profane that may be blinded with bonds before this action.
SP: Brother Curator, remove the vision of the profanes, the vision of Death must not be seen by not prepared beings for this fact.
Death: Farewell, profanes, in our next encounter, we will be equal.
SP: May the Etern have mercy of you all, brave souls.
SP returns to his station.
SP: Brother Priest, prepare the last unction.
Priest goes in front of the profanes and pronounces his speech, after that, he returns to his station.
Sac.: In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen, Amen, Amen.
SP : Never sees Death like and end, because she can be just the beginning.
JP: The Death means an end, therefore all the end is essencially one beggining, because life is a cycle, that reigns the universe.
SP: We must learn as soon as possible to let go of the material, because it is dirty greed and lust and when our souls break off from our rotting bodies all that will remain is our good conduct, which will be weighed and judged before the Eternal, all-knowing and all seeing. Brother Hangmans, approach from our victims. Hangmans goes to the profanes and wait.
SP: Brothers Hangmans, you will be responsible for the new experiences of our new companions, guide them to the ends of our Chateau and make them pass for all kinds of lessons that our graves can teach, look for our ancestors in order to find the wisest and most prudent teaching.
Hangmans guides the profanes to the station of Past.
Past: Right now you are on the representative of the past, this resort is known for the unknown, is seen for what it has seen and gone. Ask yourself how many initiatives have been through this resort and now bringyour body next to a simple coffin. This instance should remind you of loved ones who have no longer belong tothis dimension. The past requires caution, it is based on the present, the future and guidesyour life, but do not forget that the past is painful, it will never cease to tormentyou with fond memories of this that he stole and now keeps in a container tohim, very close to the misty shadows of death. The past is gone, but see him as a learning for life. If the past does not denote you as much fear as I desire to advise you, remember your parents if they are dead and never forget to say thanks for theremembering that still remains of them. If these are with the heart beating, wait for the teachings of my two other brothers on.
Hangmans guides the profanes to the station of SP.
SP: Calm your hearts, we can observe in you a brotherly desire to unite with usand a great distress in front of you, however we must warn you that our teachings are severe, short tangible and greatly confused. We are good, but to learn the real goodness, we learn how evil acts, so do not fear the unknown.
Hangmans guides the profanes to the station of Present.
Present: In this moment you are before the representative of the Present, the present is now, for you should treat him with simple kindness. The present shows us the harvest of the fruit planted with their seedsgrounded in the past. Your deeds, good or evil, will be collected at some point, and when this occurs, the present will be there, crying and congratulating your actions. Crusades, the three temporal modifiers of this Chateau are representatives of critical situations, and as my brother past told you never treat them lightly. We have three assignment of Death in our essence, so be ready for the worst and most severe situations in my station because it is here everything we experience, while the past and the future is a nebulous thing. In your Present, now you all are about to contemplate the Iniciatic Death, therefore go forward and prove to be tough like the mountains and straight like our oath.
Hangmans guides the profanes to the station of JP.
JP: You are all dying, I can feel your hearts slowly stopping. We need to show you that the Death that you are facing is not the physical Death, but the Iniciatic Death, that will confer you the title of an initiated. May you all be helped by our Eternal in this tough passage to the underworld.
Future: In this moment you are before the representative of the Future, the future, I tell you, is as frustrating as my previous Brothers. The Iniciatic Death is an step for you, but I ask you with great sorrow, and material death? When she will reach you? Only the future can answer. Get ready brave pilgrims, the death of your family comes every sun that sets,for this reason I ask firmly that after this initiatory death, start seeing the nextmaterial death, each day over and that it turns you into a kinder creature to the people that you care about. Death does not choose his victim, but the fate choose, and in my station she is invisible, because only when the death exits from the future and reach out the present it takes effect. Go with the Eternal, pilgrims, this journey have an effect on their spirits,because your hearts are no longer more as a functional tool.
Hangmans escort the profanes to the front of the throne.
SP: The Lord meets us in difficult times, May our souls be tempered by the fierceflames of love and affection of our God who is both unique and at the sametime one for each one. Never be deceived by false treasure, because the material is transitory, and knowledge is like our God, Eternal. Brothers Hangmans bring the candidates to his last local as profanes.
After the speech of the SP, Hangmans bring the profanes to the Death Throne, they inform the new initiated that they need to kneel with the both knees and kiss the hand that will be bring to the same.
SP: You came here, humble, seeking Death, observed its essence, sworn to protect their honor and now have reached what you desired, only Death. As in material Death, your bodies are still warm and full of worldly essence, and soon he will rot and in place of greed, will born humility, instead of evil, goodness and instead of hate that damn dry heart by death, will born love.
Hangmans helps the new initiated to kiss the hand of Death, after that, the blind bands must be removed.
SP: We need to carve on the spirit of our new crusades the secret teachings of our order, remember neophytes, you swear secrecy of this secrets and in this moment I conclain this oath! Brother Buriers, show the fundamentals of our Chateau!
Sign of Oath: one kiss on the right hand and after that extend the right arm with all fingers straight.
Sign of the Degree: simulate one cut in a cross format over the heart with the right hand, beggining from um corte em formato de cruz no coração com a mão direita, starting with a cut from the bottom up and after a cut, from left to right.
Ritualistic March: 3 steps with the right leg and after that four steps with the left leg.
SP: Welcome to the Great Order of the Crusaders of Purgatory, may your stay be fruitful, never ceases and as neophytes, never forget their duties to their families and their offspring, when their bodies are totally rotten to the bone, thesecond grade of our Order will be awarded upon proof that your body is really suitable for this.
Brothers Hangmans, provide the immediate burial of our new Brothers.
Hangamns put the neophytes in their places next to SP.
Closing and Ritualistic Exhumation
SP: If something was left behind or forgotten, the moment is appropriate.
Brothers, this moment is a critical moment, we need to wake up from our deep sleep, an sleep where we acquired a dream, and in that dream we observed and dazzled the vision of the Eternal, Senior Pontiff, what makes you have the will to wake up from this so perfect sleep?
1° P.: The unique desire to share the lessons there learned from all beings that are close to me and then transmit the purpose of the dream, make the world abetter place.
SP: We noted then that there is hope after darkness, and that from crisis arecreated the very roots of life. From the dark night, to an splendid sunset. Creatures here present, I call you for a last prayer, the King of Kings, the feared and almighty YHWH. Brother Priest, by express command of our will and his own, I order you to approach the altarand make the final prayers.
Sac.: Lord of the universe, keepr of eternal wisdom, the benefactors of the ages, the creator of life, mystifier of Death, we ask you to help us keep our principlesblameless in the shadow of initatic Death that stays constant here. Make usworthy and blessed spirits before all creatures who witness our passageand evolution. Amen, Amon, Aum.
SP: May all beings here have knowledge that you live by the Great and Almighty wants it so. Give thanks for this gift in silence and reflect on the existentialist gift who you received in Earth.
SP returns to his station marching by south.
SP: Brother Curator, make all the presents wake up from this dream that we said so much in the convenient form.
Curator goes to the altar, and ring the bell 4 times and after that four moretimes after that he makes the sign of the degree.
SP: Brother Curator, destroy any light evidence that is in our Chateau.
Orator extinguishes the ten flames clockwise and returns to his post.
SenP.: Supreme Pontiff, I noticed that the brother curator ended the life of our tensacred flames, but differently from our openness, what this means?
SP: Brother primero pontifice, this attitude is vital to wake our so nebulous sleeping. Clockwise we represent the awakening to the present, taking the coursepreviously held anti-clockwise. Brothers, the eternal left us a legacy, a legacy that we must absorb. If you are not ready to absorb these sacred teachings you will learn only withone trick, the pain. Farewell! The officers will now stand up and position yourself for the exhumation.
SenP en JP: From the imperfect creature to the human complexity.
Curator e Cardinal: From the internal darkness to the hopeful light of the Eternal.
SC and JC: From the wise Mother Earth to the almighty and occult Eternal father.
Senior and Junior Hangman: From Death to Life.
SGC and JGC: From the act to the thought.
All: Amen, Amon, Aum, Amen.
SP: Right now we are stepping on a lost soil, which only we can make it a pleasant place to die. Before us lies the profane world, FORWARD!
Officers retire from the Chateau room.
NOTE: This is a strange ritual, apparentaly a translation from a
Portugese/Brazilian text. This text contains all the errors as were published in
the text handed to us.