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Why I wish to join The Temple & how I found out about it...
I found the site on the alternate links 2 tab on Eclectic Friends. I came here to see what it was all about and saw several groups which interested me.
About Myself & My Interests..
I am retired. I have participated in fencing with epee, saber and foil. I was a bagpiper in the Gordon Highlanders. I enjoy knot tying. I am a seeker of knowledge, both traditional, alternative and esoteric.
My Teachers & Influences, What was it about them that influenced me?
My current teacher is Master Michael Steenrod, Lineage Holder of The Four Ascendant Spheres Purity Adept School of Taoism. His explanation of the principles of Taoism led me to follow that path.
Authors and/or Books I appreciate
My favorite author is Deng Ming-Dao.
Musicians and/or Music I appreciate
I appreciate classical music, new wave and easy listening.
Films and/or Film-Makers & Actors I appreciate
One of my favorite movies is Red Cliff.
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