Finally got a nap, woke realizing that point four? in my last post might have given the wrong impression, and am posting briefly to apologize; I'll shortly (I hope) be posting a better (I also hope) explanation.
In the meantime: there is nothing amusing to me about the struggles of honorable students to understand either Magick, or the nature of initiation; each is quite literally a sacred pursuit, to my mind. I meant to snark at those who, not understanding, nevertheless presume to slam their fellows with their imagined superiority, so obviously imaginary to those who have solved the puzzle.
Be back later with more, but in the meantime, I am sincerely sorry for giving this ugly misimpression (if, uhh, anybody read it ;) ).
93 93/93 -- Properly Chastened AJ