5TH DEGREE MAGICKAL INITIATION
In this, the 5th degree a choice is made and once done it can never be undone. This degree is true entry into brotherhood and sisterhood with the blessing of the God and Goddess. It involves the mysteries of group energy linking and integration.
Everything prior to this point has involved working with individual energy and individual effort. Group energy and “organizational” energy has long been utilized by politicians and the mass media. The 5th Degree Initiate is not only part of a group. He or she is now the leader of a group and the focus point of it’s magickal energies.
At the conclusion of the initiation the candidate finds both true bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood in the forging of physical/magickal links with other members and establishes permanent connection to the “Spiritual Light” as a cosmic power source. This initiation marks the “Adept” and confers the powers of the “Adept”.
The 4th Degree initiate may struggle to find people interested in forming a circle or lodge. It is the 5th degree initiate that will “attract” members! The 4th Degree may have the power and authority but the 5th degree has the magickal power to attract new members. This is an important transition point in how the magickal energy flows and how things manifest in physical life.
In some manner the 5th degree initiate develops the support of community and becomes empowered by it. They have begun the process of making their personal belief system compatible with normal society and attractive to the public at large. As they gain supporters their personal power grows.