No matter how often we stress that thee Temple seeks to create a sense ov
fierce individuality, that it is for each Individual to redefine and redesign
TOPY within themselves to meet their own needs, thee questions still arise:
What is TOPY?
What is thee Psychick Cross?
What is thee significance ov 23?
It seems that there is still a need, or at least a belief that such things
should be cast in black and white, for a clear, concise description ov exactly
how TOPY should be viewed, ov how its signs and symbols should be interpreted.
Not that such questions can be answered, certainly not in a way that would
remain specific enough to satisfy thee enquiring, yet broad enough to remain
true to thee multitude ov Individuals who make up thee Temple. As we have
said before, and no doubt will say again, TOPY exists to promote a system ov
functional, demystified magick, utilising both pagan and modern techniques.
It is a process ov individual and collective experimentation and research
with no finite answers, dogmas or unchallengeable truths. It is for each to
discover his or her own understanding ov thee questions that suggest
themselves, and through that voyage ov discovery to find their personal and
true identity, thee True Will. To set down on paper pre-packaged responses
would be to deny thee opportunity for self-expression, to defeat thee
purpose for which we are all striving. Worse than this, it would take away
thee fun, thee simple joy ov finding things out for ourselves.
Thee following texts are drawn from a variety ov sources, but all deal with
thee most common questions that are asked. Some are written by
Individuals with considerable experience ov TOPY methods, others by those
who are new to thee Temple. Some are taken from letters clarifying ideas or
criticising TOPY, others from more general places. We have taken much from
thee many responses we have had to thee Skills Access form all Temple
Individuals are asked to complete. Thee views expressed are entirely those
ov thee individual authors. They have been edited to fit into thee structure
ov this booklet, but in all cases we have taken care not to distort what has
been said, or to interpret what we as individuals may find unclear. This is
thee Temple talking to thee Temple - a communion and communication ov
Individuals to Individuals.
Before we go further, it should be remembered that people are attracted to
TOPY for many different reasons, that there is nothing consistent, nothing to
categorise. There are those who claim to know nothing, and those who
presume to know it all. This changes in time, as thee Temple draws out
strengths and eliminates weaknesses.
Everyone, without exception, who gets in touch with thee Temple is urged to
demonstrate their interest by setting out their own thoughts and ideas, a
first step in showing a commitment to what thee Temple stands for. We are
pleased that those who think they know little are at least as able to respond
as those with greater experience. There is no "right response", and no shame
in honesty. We thank all those who have contributed to thee publication ov
this booklet, and urge everyone who reads it to follow their lead. As
information flows in, so we will ensure that it flows out. That is thee
meaning ov Feedback, a continuity ov expression flowing both in and out,
creating a new understanding, a new sound, a new dimension.