The Akashic Brotherhood are perhaps among the most esoteric of the Traditions in the Council of Nine. Deeply influenced by Asian concept of. Tradition Book: Akashic Brotherhood (Mage: The Ascension). Home · Tradition Book: Tradition Book: Virtual Adepts (Mage: The Ascension) · Read more. The Akashic Brotherhood Tradition book for Mage: The Ascension is now Members of the Scales of the Dragon Sect, the Brotherhood’s foot soldiers in the .
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Members of the Scales of the Dragon Sect, the Brotherhood’s foot soldiers in the Ascension War, make up the second largest contingent. She must understand the limits of her self and her environment before attempting to use magick; the power of the Cosmic All can tear the human form [Pattern] to ribbons if the All is accessed improperly.
Literally “the Way”, Do is the art of training the body in order to achieve a peaceful mind. Bbrotherhood movie star, athlete, explorer, martial arts student, sage, wandering hero Quote: Their plans, passed down from Sensei to Sensei for countless generations, are locked deep inside the minds of master Mind Mages, where no one else can get at them.
An Akashic Brother cannot use a Library background to learn Spheres, and he must make a Simple test win or tie to learn a level of Sphere magic from any mentor or tutor. The Yogi knows that in order to brptherhood an opponent, he must align himself with the entity in that other existence that is capable of defeating the opposing supernatural force. This rote is rarely taught and only to the most trusted of students.
This self-mastery comes in the form of discipline and control over all aspects of the self, both internal and external. The masters can’t tell their students what it is they’re supposed to be learning, or where or even how they’re supposed to find it.
The Li-Hai argue that all morality must stem from reasoned analysis of what is utilitarian and what is harmful, and they seek to abolish old traditions that no longer have relevance in the modern age. To make things worse, deep philosophical differences drew the Brotherhood into a crippling year war with the Euthanatos Tradition, extending precious resources further and diverting the Akashics from the path to enlightenment.
These Brothers believe that ancient traditions force the mind into a false sense of morality, one that is not guided by pragmatism.
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Their connection to physical existence, into which they put so much effort, therefore decays. Only the Oracles are said to be able to perceive Patterns, but the Blue Skin initiate’s mind gains perception of them. These Brothers study Mind magic intensely, push for better organization and serve a public face in diplomacy and political struggle.
Beaten back into hiding along with the rest of the Traditions, many of their members fled into the Eastern Bloc. The Akashic Brotherhood are perhaps among the most esoteric of the Traditions in the Council of Mgae. How can one understand the natural harmony of the universe by trying to grasp it, own it or control it?
Blue Skins learn to manipulate the intrinsic internal natures of Matter and Life. Summoning Walk of the Enlightenment 5 Prime While crossing the forested mountains of Tibet for days without food or water, Blue Skin Brother Chang Ming came upon an Oracle performing a walking meditation. Each Sect has secret hand signs in addition to those used by the Brotherhood as a whole, and the Sects often withhold knowledge of their mystick teachings from each other. In addition, all Akashic Brothers receive at least some training in Do regardless of faction.
Modern History Edit Returning from their brotherhooc exile in the East in the late 20th century, they infiltrated the West alongside the Transcendental Meditationists, Acupuncturists, and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and quietly set up shops in suburban strip malls and quiet residential neighborhoods.
Each head looked toward a cardinal point of the compass. However, Chang Ming was not ready for the depth of power that his newfound Style brought him. Its focus was never on material things, after all, and the recent popularity of martial arts and Asian philosophy in Western culture has seeded the minds of the masses with many central Akashic ideals and breathed new life into the Brotherhood’s ancient quest for Ascension.
They stress the teaching of history and the roots of the Brotherhood; many have Pattern Essences. Yogi learn how plants harness spiritual energies that can be useful to humanity [Herbology, Medicine].
Roleplaying Hints Western preconceptions to the contrary, the Akashic philosophy is neither one of navel-gazing contemplation and fortune-cookie koans, nor is it a flourish of outlandish martial arts followed by a sermon about believing in yourself and eating right. Mind and Correspondence allow all heads to coordinate the body’s actions. Independent of the modern desires, structures and possessions of the technological age, the brothers and sisters could not be trapped or deprived of the light they kept within.
Modern times are a far cry indeed from those idealistic years, but not everyone has forgotten what it was to strive for balance in all things. This also helps the Doist to understand his own Drahma and that of others. On a win or tie, the Brother is unfazed and able to act rationally.
mmage Li trained for years before the ultimate state of this form was achieved. Disagreement thrives within this Tradition as well as it does within the others. A true Blue Skin sensei knows that all conflicts are different aspects of the Pure Ones exerting themselves against each other.
Neither Tradition as a whole jumps quickly into conflict. It is not for them to determine who is worthy of life; all beings must learn Drahma through experience. When the mind and body come into harmony, the soul follows. As the modern Renaissance of martial arts and Asian philosophy blends with brotherhold culture and technology, the Brotherhood seeds itself once more in the hearts of common people everywhere.
Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The following are rotes that have been passed down or have migrated from the four Sects discussed here. All things ride upon the tide. Orange Robe sensei merely allow their enemies to defeat themselves. Vajrapani work to develop their martial prowess, and they often seek out conflict with the perceived enemies of the Brotherhood. They also come in handy when less enlightened visitors come calling. Both Styles of Do teach the initiate to delve into the higher forms of spirituality and knowledge of the other worlds [Spirit Sphere].
Chimes, incense, meditation, prayer sashes or flags, purification rites, weapons Concepts: A lot has gone into the book, but we couldn’t fit everything.
The very nature of the Blue Skins is to become the archetype.