Paradigm Edit Many see the Cultists as little more than wanton hedonists, but the truth is more sophisticated. While it is true that many of them employ sex, drugs, music and dance in their magic, their true goal is indicatd in their name: Ecstasy comes from the latin ex stasis which actually means 'out of stasis'. The Ecstatics seek to transcend the illusions of reality and see the world without boundaries where their conciousness spans all space and time.
Stereotypical Opinions of the Cult of Ecstasy Virtual Adepts "Save The World, Throw Away Your Cell Phones. You see, the VA's have a lot going for them. For some reason, their cough-magic-cough just works for them.
Cult of Ecstasy Paradigm Page By Paul Beakley - email@example.com The Paradigm The Experience -- existence is a series of experiences that expand and change the immortal being within the Cultist. If a soul experiences every possible event, it is expanded to extra-human status. Magick Whimsy -- the will of the cultist is focused into creating more opportunities for experiences.
Cult of Ecstasy Time Rotes By Anders Sandberg - nv91-asa@.nada.kth.se Instant Reaction (Time 1 Mind 1) When the mage expects a certain event, he can focus his attention on it to be able to respond reflexively at the same time. For example, if a thug threatens him with a gun, he can program his body to dodge at the exact moment the thug pulls the trigger or respond with magick.
Cult of Ecstasy General Rotes By Anders Sandberg - nv91-asa@.nada.kth.se Right Place at the Right Time (Time 1 Corr 1) This little effect is usually done subconsciously and coincidentally by the mage: he is always standing in the right place to avoid unpleasantness. When the Oracle of Correspondence teleports into the room, the cultist is not the one standing at the spot where he appears...
The Code of Ananda is a set of guidelines written for the Cult of Ecstasy by Sh'zar , the Cult's founding organizer. Ananda is a Sanskrit word which means "bliss". Though Sh'zar was born in Persia, the use of the Sanskrit word ananda clearly shows the prominence of Hindu thinking in Sh'zar's mind, specifically from the Sahajiya school of thought. Indeed, the earliest used title for a member of the magical Tradition which would eventually be renamed as the Cult of Ecstasy is the Sanskrit word Sahajiya , which the Ecstatics translate as "follower of [passionate] nature". This Code first appears in the Tradition Book , and is a subject of much controversy, even among the Cult. The Code of Ananda
Chronostasis (from Greek χρόνος, chrónos, "time" and στάσις, stásis, "standing") is the illusion in which the first impression following a saccade (quick eye movement) appears to be extended in time. The most well-known version of this illusion is the stopped-clock illusion , where the first movement of the second hand of an analog clock, following the viewer's directing attention to the clock, appears to take longer than the next movement. [ 1 ] When eyes execute a saccade, perception of time stretches slightly backward. [ 2 ] The viewer's brain registers that they have been looking at the clock for slightly longer than they really have, producing the illusion that the second-hand is frozen for more than a second. Although this happens every time the eyes move from one fixation point to the next, it is rarely noticed. One explanation is that the brain is filling in the gap while the eyes move from looking at one thing to the next.