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                                T H E   A U T O N O M A T R I X 
                                         Nascent Manifesto of 930111

            :: Symbolism & Design ::

            The name AutonomatriX is derived from the words autonomy and matrix to
            represent a self-directed and self-governing repository of information.  The emblem
            of the Auto-nomatriX is a circular blade with eight teeth providing a background to
            t he glyph of Eris turned on its side.

            The AutonomatriX is a networking chaos magic guild of those striving to discover and
            rejuvenate magical ideas and technical skills with success as the only key to
            validation. We do not discriminate on
            the basis of lifestyle, gender, affiliation, race, or sexuality. We seek to interact
            with creative magicians who are pushing boundaries instead of being trapped by them.
            We are a guild composed of working craftspeople, whereas an order/lodg e/clique is
            generally an exclusive
            membership of supplicants.

            The time of centralized info-banks is at an end; the nature of "classified" or
            "secret" information is that it is more often limiting than useful to the collector,
            and only profitable to the banker
            of such media.  Hierarchical structures are unnecessary and undesired; checks and
            balances regarding membership are determined by an individual's interaction with 
            the rest of the group rather than personal prejudices or acceptance for any member
            by any other member.  The principles "sink or swim" and "(inter)action equals life"
            are applicable to this magical guild, as in any network.

            :: Access to the AutonomatriX ::

            When a candidate has made intentional contact with a member of the AutonomatriX
            (called the "AX"), that member sponsors the candidate hirself and provides all
            pertinent information about that candidat
            e to another member as soon as is possible for co-sponsorship. Alternatively, if for
            any reason the member chooses not to sponsor the candidate after the initial
            inquiry, that member must send the
            information to two other members, one of whom is the member nearest to the
            candidate's geographic locale.  Ideally, the two sponsors would be geographically
            separated from one another.  All inquirers will be provided with the current AX
            manifesto by any member who accepts sponsorship of that candidate at the onset of
            their relationship. The suggested sponsorship period is three months, at the end of
            which the co-sponsors mutually decide upon whether or not initiation should take

            The sponsored candidate is requested to provide information regarding any personal
            magical work done in a journal or magical record.  The candidate may in turn be
            given any part of the Corpus Fecundi other than the Contacts Listing (see below)
            that the sponsors deem appropriate at any time. Initiation may be performed by one
            or both of the sponsors and/or an y other members of the AX with the consent of the
            sponsors. The candidate must provide a record of a magical working whi
            ch has resulted in mani-festation of the intent at least two times, and design a
            self-initiation ritual.  All initiation s must be performed in person.  At the
            climax of the initiation, the new member
            is handed the current Contacts Listing ( on a scroll) and the remainder of the
            Corpus Fecundi.

            :: The Corpus Fecundi ::


          The Corpus Fecundi comprises a record of research, technical experimentation and
            ritual methods that have arisen since the emergence of this guild of Chaos.  The
            entirety of this information is provided only after a period of sponsorship
            resulting in initiation and excludes non-req uested information of a political or
            genealogical nature.

            It is the personal responsibility of each member of the AX to update their copy of
            the Corpus Fecundi as new information becomes available.  An active member of the AX
            is any person who is on the Contacts Listing. All information for inclus ion into
            the Corpus Fecundi is
            transferred throughout the network on at least a quarterly basis.

            The Corpus Fecundi consists of three parts, as follows:

            The first part is the "Contacts Listing," which includes all participants in the AX.
            All are listed by their appellation (any titles may be chosen), mailing address,
            Working Group and/or Project involvement information, and a brief biography (bio) of
            personal interests, researches, requests for information on any topic, etc.  To
            remain on the Contacts Listing each member is responsible for making their mem-
            bership known by interaction with other members. If for any reason this cannot be
            done, membership requires that the current AX curators are notified of continued
            participation in the net-work by a work record semi-annually.

            The second part is an "Index" of all works currently making up the Corpus Fecundi.
            All members are responsible for ensuring that their copy is complete via this Index.
            The author of each item will be
            listed here, rather than on the items themselves.

            :: The Curators ::

            The issuance of Contacts Listings and Indexes are provided by the AutonomatriX
            curators, who ensure that each display the name and emblem of the AX upon them. Two
            curators are randomly chosen on June
            27th of each year from volunteers to update and maintain securely the hard-copies
            and electronic copies of all material in the Corpus Fecundi. The Corpus Fecundi is
            maintained in its entirety in both formats at all times.  Any individual in the
            network may assume these responsibilities, although no curator may have successive
            terms of office.

            :: Working Groups ::

            Each member of the AX is encouraged to form autonomous Working Groups.  All WGs may
            be designated by whatever name (Coven, Project, Team, Clan, Temple, Group, Cabal,
            Tribe, etc.) deemed appropriate by those directly involved. A Working Group is
            composed of at least two active me mbers of the network and as many nonmembers as
            desired by them.


          Each Working Group is inaugurated by the generation of its own unique
            manifesto, accepted by all participating in that WG. It must be distributed by the
            AX members of that group to all on the current Contacts Listing. This particular
            manifesto should be made as detailed as possible, to outline the WG's objectives and
            intent, protocol, any offices assumed within the WG's internal structure, and
            whatever else the WG decides upon.  Accompanying the manifesto should be each
            participant's signature (of their chosen appellation), mailing address, and bio. The
            AX will in no way interfere in matters of any Working Group's internal structure or
            protocol, with the fullest intention being to keep regulation to a minimum in
            regards to the network's guild structure.

            Each WG is encouraged to access any form of media available for wider
            distribution of ideas and material, and the AX pro vides encouragement and/or
            assistance to members who have material suitable for this purpose.

            :: Projects ::

            Projects or Operations which include any member of the AX within or without one's
            Working Group are to be listed in the Contacts List.  An "Operation" is usefully
            described as an extended working for a specific goal carried out by two or mo re
            members of the guild regardless of WG affiliation.

            :: Main Contact Points ::

            It is recommended that each WG and Operation designate a Main Contact Point (or MCP)
            elected by the members in that Working Group, for response to inquiries and
            distribution of information.  It is the responsibility of the acting MCP of that
            group to distribute all information for inclusion into the Corpus Fecundi of the
            members in hir Working Group and/or O peration.

            :: Information Transference ::

            Information is distributed throughout the entire active membership of the network in
            the issuance of the Contacts Listing and Index of the Corpus Fecundi by the AX
            curators. The authors of any item produced and distributed for inclusion into the
            Corpus Fecundi are responsible for the distribution of that information throughout
            the network. Any item may be marked "Private" by its author, and this is understood
            to mean distribution via the Corpus Fecundi only (not for public consumption). No
            items intended for the Corpus Fecundi may be marked with the
            author's appellation, although it is recommended that each item is accompanied by a
            cover letter providing whatever personal data the author or distributor desires.

            :: Voting ::

            When voting is required within the AX as a whole, all members must provide a written
            response of yes, no, or abstinence.  The votes of each member are then listed beside
            their name on the next Contacts Listing.  A measure's success depends upon at least
            a two-third's majority of all members of the AutonomatriX. All members are encour-
            aged to voice their own o pinions at all times.

            :: Identification ::

            The AX does not employ any single clue to disclose membership in the guild. 
            However, objects that are easily available are periodically chosen to represent
            active participation in the network, such as a certain semiprecious stone or a
            color-specific pen for example. At any time, suggestions may be supplied to a
            curator for random selection. The identifier is described as briefly as possible at
            the top of each Contacts Listing.  Aside from this, each WG and Operation is encou


          raged to generate totems and/or fetishes to designate themselves symbolically within
            the guild.

            :: Accessories ::
            Each Working Group in the AX chooses what ritual accessories are necessary. Some may
            choose specific forms of jewelry or ritual garments as a group. Each member must
            possess the current identifier
            object of the AX in the working area at the time of any meeting attended.

            The AutonomatriX may be reached via

            Temple Babel
            PO Box 26362
            San Francisco, CA  94126
            Vox Mail: 415- 267-6937
             or via the
             PSYBERNET BBS: (805)772 AS IF


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