The AkashavanaEdit

Followers of the Akashayana Sangha ("Order of the Vehicle of Akasha"), this sect devotes itself to mind-body-spirit balance and synergy.  They use the practice of Do ("the Way", pronounced doe) as the path that will open the way to samadhi (enlightenment, Ascension) which they seek in order to free the Bodhicitta (Avatar) from the cycle of rebirth. From Tibet, the early Akashayana traveled throughout Asia, where they were engaged in numerous and long wars with other sects.  More commonly known in MtA as the Akashic Brotherhood, they seeded the rise of martial arts cultures, who's popularity in recent decades has brought a number of new disciples into their midst.  

Discipline, empathy, fitness, respect, awareness and focus are the principles that underlay Akashayana culture.  The Akashayana mages are often found surrounded by Sleepwalkers they are carefully nuturing towards full Awakening. 

The Akashavana In ECCEdit

The major cities in ECC all have thriving Asian communities.  Despite the closure of its borders to immigration (or possibly ironically because of it) in 1939, Nonestica's culture has so many Eastern influences: yoga, accupuncture, martial arts dojos, restaurants, kanji tatoos, I-Ching, etc., that there is a good chance the Akashavana flourish here, recruiting not by ethnicity but a willingness to embrace their basic principles.

Making an Akashayna characterEdit

  • Affinity Spheres: Mind or Life
  • Suggested Focus: The Art of true magick is self-perfection and cosmic harmony.  Do is more than a martial art, it is an all encompassing life style build around these two principles.  Every person must walk his or her own path into enlightment, but all true disciples of The Way (Do) will be cultivating "impeccable" mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual fitness. 
  • Suggested Paradigms: Bring Back the Golden Age, Everything's an Illusion, It's All Good, and sometimes Might is Right.
  • Suggested Instruments/Tools: Artwork, Body work, Calligraphy and Kanji, Celestial alignments, Circles and designs, Dances and movement, Elements, Energy, Herbs and plants, I-Ching, Languages, Massage, Meditation, Music, Offerings and sacrifices, Tea Ceremonies, Sacred iconography, Thought-forms, Weapons