Bastian Priesthood As I have served Bast for so long, I have clear pictures in my head for what she wants (at least from me) so these roles are more clearly delineated and defined.
- Servant of the Moon (5th Degree) (Discipline)
A Servant of the Moon must be a safe, sane individual, as some roles require the use of ritual pain to help themselves and others traverse the rebirth scenario. The Moon and all She influences are encased within these roles.
- Servant of the Cycle –The Blood and Hir Mysteries (Specialization)
Knowledge and lore of lunar cycle.
Knowledge of magick of a sexual nature
Knowledge of blood magick.
Knowledge of the male and female sex and ‘bleeding’ cycles.
Must be known by male and female
The ovulation cycle and its power
The male semen cycle (72-74 hours before spontaneous ejaculation) and its power.
- Servant of the Aura –The Ring and Its Power (Specialization)
Knowledge of drawing on the power of the Moon
Knowledge of infusing things with the power of the Moon
Knowledge of how to manipulate lunar energy during the day
Knowledge of the effects of the lunar aura on others (i.e. hypnotism, mesmerism) and
how to harness and use that power at will.
- Servant of the Dark –The Power of the Destructrix (Specialization)
Must have knowledge of the self.
Must understand Bast as Destructrix.
Possess an ability, innate or earned, of destruction of another’s Self, the full submission of another’s Ego to the Darkness, that it might be reborn.
Their job, in essence, is to separate chaff from the wheat.
- Servant of the Pillar (5th Degree) (Discipline)
A Servant of the Pillar is one who strives most for stability and balance. A person with Earth qualities or one of balanced Water will enjoy the position of maintaining balance and helping others find their balance as well.
- Servant of the Center –Balance and Oneness (Specialization)
Must have conscious control over your life and your rebirth.
- Servant of the Keystone –Being Others’ Balancing Point (Specialization)
Must have conscious understanding of and ability to trigger change and balance in others.
- Servant of the Foundation –Being Others’ Ground (Specialization)
Must have conscious understanding of and ability to be a grounding force in another’s life.
Must use this grounding force to balance, enhance and help the ascension the individual.
- Servant of the Sun (5th Degree) (Discipline)
A Servant of the Sun is a beacon; they are lights unto the path of the temple. Their lives should be scandal free and above reproach. Persons in a Sun role possess leadership qualities, are open and friendly since many of these roles require the delicate handling of adult sexual situations.
- Servant of the Inner Fire –Leader of the Temple (Specialization)
Ability and willingness to take up a leadership role in the Temple.
Mastery of magick of a sexual nature
Mastery of finding within, then finding without methods of magick and spirituality. (i.e. those who practice the deeper or deepest aspects of Yoga, meditation, Tantra, etc. and share that wisdom/experience with others to enlighten them)
- Servant of the Corona –The Lifebringer (Specialization)
Understand methods of healing both internal and external.
Are empathic, compassionate and interested in the healing and growth of others.
May have counseling skills or at least good listening and people skills.
Bring the Divine to the hurting, miserable, sick or less-fortunate.
Engage in humanitarian activities.
- Servant of the Dusk –Sacred Whores, Musicians, Dancers and Performers (Specialization)
Must understand a wide variety of topics of a sexual nature
Must have a working understanding of group dynamics
Must have an ability to play to an audience or crowd
Must be able to entertain while remaining ‘sacred’
Move an audience to a needed state of consciousness.
Needs to understand the impact of color, music, pose, gesture and presentation
upon individuals and an audience
Needs to be able to trigger an altered state of consciousness in partner/crowd
/audience while maintaining control of self in the process.