The temple community consists of trainees and initiates of different degrees.
Initiates serve as models for every member of the group to create awareness of ideal archetypes. The functions – not the people themselves – serve as transpersonal models for development of every member. These projections are part of the initiation process, called the “Illumination of the Interior Stars”, which I describe in my book “The Mystery of the Sea”.
Initiating trainees indiscriminately leads to ego-inflation and chaos  because the people who hold the grades need to be able to carry the load of the archetype and must be able to teach by example.

Ina Custers