DUOGEMINISM

Overview 

This break-away cult of Senioism is based on the teachings of the Sèrdrar mystic philosopher, Badsòkr Qare, and is thus often referred to as Badsòkrè Senioism, but its adherents refer to it as Badsòkrerp (Badsòkrism). It accepts the basic concepts of creation espoused by Senioism, but differs in many other ways. It is a very personal cult, teaching that each worshipper is on a personal quest for the ultimate truth. It is an esoteric mystery cult.

Extent 

This cult is practiced almost exclusively by the Rutendòlid and is found only in their lands and those immediately surrounding them.

Tenets 

This cult shares the Senioist creation myth, that Kamka sacrifices himself and his body becomes the multiverse and his blood becomes the ruling deities. It is at this point that it diverges from the orthodox teachings, holding that there is only one set of primal twins, rather than the three espoused by Senioists. These twins are dual aspected. These two mate and produce a second set of dual aspected twins. These two in turn mate and produce a single aspected child. These deities are as follows:

-          Dòuk: Male, aspected CG/CE.

-          Ridid: Female, aspected LG/LE

1.       Òkuròr: Male, aspected NG/NE

2.       Kekasrè: Female, aspected LN/CN

a.       Iqyesexil: Neuter, aligned NN

This cult has no canon of written texts specific to them, so practices and scriptures vary according to the teacher, but hold the main Senioist text as sacred/divinely inspired. They believe the scriptures have two levels of meaning: the outer, and the secret inner meaning, which give understanding of the universe. This understanding is achieved through a spiritual “journey” of learning. This journey is guided by a teacher known as a Xòxò (which means “father”), who has been initiated into the deepest mysteries of the cult.

It teaches that the gods permeate all things, but are still separate from them, and thus all things have two natures; an exoteric (that which is perceived by the senses) and an esoteric (the true hidden spiritual nature of the thing).

It teaches that there are four levels of enlightenment (the Qòdil Rudinè “Four Houses”) that must be passed through. These are as follows:

-          Xèrep (Belief): Following the tenets of the cult (as interpreted by your Xòxò, of course), is the first step to enlightenment.

-          Libè (Path): Following the secret teachings and entering the mysteries.

-          Zildidè (Truth): This is an understanding of "that which is true in and of itself by its very nature”, and understanding of true nature of the universe that comes from communion with the divine. This is taught through the greater mysteries.

-          M'gayulè (Knowledge): this is the ultimate goal, an intuitive knowledge of the spiritual truth, and the true nature of all things. It is a oneness with the mind of the dead god. This is found only through deep meditation and the deepest mysteries.

Sects 

There are no formal sects, but there are five general schools of thought based on the alignment principles embodied by the main deities, as follows:

-          Dòukist: Chaotic (majority school throughout the whole extent).

-          Iqyesexilist: True neutrality

-          Kekasrèist: Neutrality based on the Good/Evil axis.

-          Òkuròrist: Neutrality based on the Law/Chaos axis

-          Rididist: Lawful.

Furthermore, each Xòxò is effectively the head of his own sub-sect within whatever philosophical school they subscribe to.

Structure 

The cult has no formal structure, and it is an initiatic cult, meaning that members have to pass through various levels, which are:

-          Òreq'r: Believer who is not yet an initiate into the lesser mysteries.

-          Pyuen: Initiated into the Lesser Mysteries. These are empowered to pass on the teachings of the cult.

-          Xòxò: Initiated into the greater mysteries. These are empowered to give spiritual guidance and to interpret the scriptures, thus establishing their own school or sub-sect.

-          B'gèru: initiated into the deepest mysteries, there are only 12 of them. These are the over all governing body of the cult.

-          B'gèrue è Pòku: Highest ranking B'gèru, and the highest authority.

Variants 

                There are no formal variants of this cult, but as each Xòxò teaches his own path to enlightenment, it could be said that there innumerable variants. 

Relations with Other Cults 

Duogeminists view devotees of other cults as being doomed, since they do not follow the path to enlightenment, and officially they offer condolences and claim a duty to gently guide them onto the path, however, in practice the guidance is not very gentle, often being fatal. 

Statistics 

Centre: None

Liturgical Language: Texts originally in Sèrdkra, but now translated and expanded upon in Ruten, which is the language of worship.

Approximate # of Worshippers 119,500

-          Dòukist: 43,000

-          Iqyesexilist: 20,000

-          Kekasrèist: 15,000

-          Òkuròrist: 26,500

-          Rididist: 15,000

 

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