“As the world changes, so shall we.”
Náos tés Khrysallidos
The Pillars of Chrysalis
The universe consists of vibrations, frequencies and energies.
Reality is an interpretation of sensory feedback.
Shaping reality is the key to self-improvement.
The mind is the most important tool for shaping reality.
Limits of the mind can be exceeded.
With control, primitivity is freedom and chaos is power.
Each person has an Imago, the ideal self that can be achieved.
The larva can be offered food, but it must make the decision to begin the Chrysalis.
Resurrection requires death.
Do as you desire, bear the responsibility.
Goodness is reality and situation dependent. Evil is an anomaly in reality.
The perceiver creates reality – See the spectrum of realities.
Joyful experiences increase happiness.
Ecstatic experience brings you closer to reality shaping.
The relationship of two people is what they agree with one another.
The Code of Chrysallide
…Or, the traits that the Temple of Chrysalis considers important tools for self-development.
The Obligations of a Chrysalid
A Chrysalid reaches for the Imago through Chrysalis.
A Chrysalid lives in magic and science.
A Chrysalid develops his mind and seeks spiritual growth.
A Chrysalid seeks pleasure.
A Chrysalid questions the status quo and the cultural opinions.
The Behavioral Code of Conduct
Being a Chrysalid is a privilege. Carry it with pride and honour!
Membership of the Temple begins with the first-degree initiation. Aim for initiation. And be worthy of it!
Walking the eternal path of the cycle can never be a sprint. Initiation is a journey, not just a ritual.
We are the family, together we are whole. Loyalty is more than liking someone. Loyalty is about prioritizing. Loyalty is about not lying about important matters. Loyalty is about doing your utmost best not to harm the Temple.
A Chrysalid must honour another Chrysalid and treat Them as the Lords and Ladies that they are. Love like a noble, hate like a noble, act like a noble. But, argue, if you must. A fiery confrontation is better than false harmony.
Pantheon’s mission is to keep the system safe and secure, protecting the purposes. The order listens to its members and the decisions are often made following democracy. As the Pantheon is responsible for the functions of the temple, ensuring that things get done, they also hold the power to act based on their best judgement. An individual is responsible for themself, but the Pantheon is responsible for the whole Temple.
As human beings, we are all equal. Any earned titles describe a person’s duties and achievements. Respect must be earned. However, should one choose to not respect a person’s achievements and duties at all, they don’t deserve to enjoy what the person delivers.
Respect the other movements, as they have once felt our pain, too.
A Chrysalid shall help another Chrysalid on their path towards success, enchantment and becoming eternal. Sabotage of another Chrysalid’s success shan’t be tolerated.
If you make a mistake, carry your responsibility. Carrying the responsibility means solution-oriented approach, minimizing the damage, fixing what can be fixed – and not avoiding consequences. Mistakes are like holes in a boat; the longer you wait to fix them, the more likely you will sink.
A Chrysalid must harness jealousy for motivation and turn envy into inspiration in order to get closer to Imago.
Be or don’t
Your worth to the Temple can be massive, yet, it only exists only as long as you are in. If you leave, you leave. Nobody will beg you to come back.
The Rules of the Temple
The content provided by the Temple is private unless otherwise agreed with the participants.
Power and wisdom
Use the power given – use it wisely.
Cut external fanatism
Politics, religions, and extremist topics must be kept separate from the activities of the Temple, unless they are stated as part of the Temple’s values. The Temple of Chrysalis is a place where the right and left, vegan and carnivore, rich and poor, binary and non-binary, black and white can face each other in harmony. However, there are a few exceptions: We do not tolerate obvious and aggressive hatred towards LGBTQ minorities and we do not tolerate aggressive racism. You are allowed to have grey area opinions and the topics can be discussed, but open disliking we do not tolerate. Any topic can be discussed, but a Chrysalid should always ask themselves: “Fascinating. I wonder what led them to think like this.” before becoming judgemental about another Chrysalid’s life choices.
If a Telea wants to resign from the Temple, they must send a written explanation to Luminary. A resigned Chrysalid loses all of Their rights to events and materials of the Temple, but is still required to comply with the trust clause unless the Finnish law requires otherwise. We follow the gentleman’s agreement: When resigning, cause us no harm and leave in silence, and we speak no word about why you left, even when asked. Break the agreement, and you give us free hands to inform about the case and correct any misinformation you may have spread.
A Chrysalid can be expelled from the Temple if one is considered to have caused or is about to cause harm to the Temple or its members through behavior, words, or actions. Continuous ill-mannered behavior and attacking against the own to drive one’s own agenda is considered to be a reason for expelling. A Telea Chrysalid who shows ill-mannered behavior and parts from the Temple without a written resignation, is considered to be expelled without a separate warning. This rule also refers to the Middle Circle: Ghosting those who have taken care of the process will label one as an expelled Chrysalid. This means a ban from any of our events and activities.
Rules of a Telea
A Telea (initiated member) must…
- …Be over 18 years old and of sufficient maturity to understand that this is intended to be a life-long commitment, and any decision to leave must be brought formally to the Luminary and Pantheon.
- …Be of sound enough mind and to have the legal capacity to fully participate in ritual and Temple activities. The responsibility of understanding one’s boundaries belongs solely to the Telea themself. (This does not exclude anyone with mental health issues, but one must be aware of their own limitations.)
- …Follow the hierarchy of the Temple, and offer the expected level of respect and honor due to all the other higher hierarchy levels and higher degree Teleas.
- …Be prepared to commit a certain amount of resources to the Temple. This includes studying the Tenets of the Temple, learning the Temple’s esoteric knowledge, as well as a commitment of time and sometimes financial assistance.* Participation in events and rituals is an expected part of the role of Telea.
- …Understand that not all knowledge and responsibility will be given to them quickly. This must be earned and will take time. No title will be given based on the likability of a Telea, if the skills and devotion are not a match.
- …Never bring shame to the Temple and their own role in it by publicly shaming the core pillars of the Temple – such as shaping the reality with one’s mind – in an impolite way. Any such needs for questioning the core ideology of the Temple are dealt with inside the order and will not be taken lightly.
- …Make sure that their beloved-ones have a positive and accepting attitude towards the Temple so that they do not end up becoming an obstacle for participation.
- …Understand that after the First Degree, more Degrees will follow only if the Telea has proven worthy.
…Agree with the core pillars of the Temple.
* At no point will ToC demand for money, but there is an expectation that some things will have to be sometimes paid for, such as Temple events.
A title is a skill and authority based role in the Temple’s hierarchy. Some titles are limited to only a certain number of people, such as country coordinators, Hiereus Megas or Luminary. The higher in the pyramid model the title is mentioned, the less there can be representatives of the title. The titles don’t describe anyone’s human worth. We are equal. The titles simply describe what a Telea has achieved and what kind of duties do they perform.
Expectations of decisive positions
A decisive position means a title that comes with authority and responsibility, demanding decisions. This means but is not limited to Luminary, Arkhon, Pantheon, Hiereus Megas and Kryphos. A decisive position can also be a temporary or unofficial title.
A person given a decisive position is expected to…
…execute their responsibility area according to their best skill and devotion.
…lead their team and group, if such exists.
…show up in meetings, video calls, and events where their presence might be needed, especially if it is about their responsibility area.
All duties provided by a titleholder shall be performed with promptness and diligence in a high-quality manner and at a level of proficiency to be expected of a decisive position with the background and experience that the owner of the title has represented they have when seeking the position.
Invalidation of title
If a Telea of decisive position continuously neglects, prevaricates, or dodges their responsibilities, they will be given a notice. Should this absence be of negligence or inferior pretext, or if the behavior continues even after the notice, a Telea’s decisive title can be temporarily invalidated.
The inactivity can be announced based on but not limited to the following reasons:
- The Telea has not participated in any Ecclesia in (3) consecutive instances
- The Telea has shown absence or defaulted in meetings or video calls that are of their responsibility area in (3) consecutive instances.
- The Telea has not responded to inquiries of their status in thirty (30) days. The inquiries must happen using at least two known communication methods to be valid.
- Telea is not taking care of the responsibilities they’ve been given or have taken.
- Telea is trying to obscure things that are meaningful from the Temple’s perspective.
- There is a heavy reason to believe that the Telea is not loyal or might cause harm to the Temple or its members.
- Telea intentionally does something to hurt the Temple or its members.
The invalidation announcement is given by the organ that is in the highest rank of the local Chrysalids (such as Pantheon or Hierateuma). If such does not exist, the announcement is given by Pantheon. Invalidations must always be announced to Pantheon.
If the dismantled Telea corrects their activities to the expected level and shows that he or she understands why the invalidation occurred, his or her title can be restored.
Sexual code of conduct
We are a sex-positive cult, but there are always some limits on what is and isn’t acceptable. These are guidelines for your reference.
Enjoy the earthly pleasures – enjoy it with consent and responsibility.
Enjoy the play, the flirt, the humour – and seek for new, interesting ways to please your vase.
Sex with a fellow Chrysalid
Should you be tempted by your sexual desires, be considerate. Always make sure that a fellow-Chrysalid is also willing and gives a clear consent. If there is no harm done to either party’s current role, we shall cheer for your pleasure! Have fun – and bear the responsibility. Be aware of the oxytocin rush, and remember that very rare of us are above biology. Be considerate of others’ feelings and expectations. Make sure there is clear communication from all parties involved as to what is actually happening.
Sex and relationships with fellow Chrysalids, who are considerably lower in the hierarchy
Be extremely cautious of having relationships with Chrysalids whom you have a direct position of authority over in regards to their progress within the Temple. This could lead to accusations of favouritism, bias, and/or inappropriate conduct, which could undermine the integrity of the Temple.
If there is a clear possibility that your relationship will influence your opinions or decision making, then there is a clear conflict of interest and you should remove yourself from the decision-making process in those matters.
If it is shown that you can still work with integrity and objectivity, within the Temple and in your relationship, then feel free to find happiness where you may. Sex can be amazing, and we do want to encourage sex-positivity. But just be conscious of which brain is doing the thinking!
The higher your role is within the Temple, the greater level of responsibility you bear. As an authority, your behaviour will always have a bigger impact on the integrity of the Temple, and therefore because you are an authority, you will be held to a higher standard by the members.
Your sexual desires are not mandated by the Temple
You are all aware of the roles, responsibilities and expectations placed upon you by the Temple, and if you are willing to enter into a relationship, sexual or otherwise, with another member and take this responsibility with full knowledge of all the implications, then you do not need to ask permission from anyone other than your potential partner.
You are solely responsible of your own sexual behaviour. Nobody will give you permission – and nobody will deny you. Except your partner.