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I will begin by saying that the original Cult of Ecstasy Tradition Book was my favorite of The Cult of Ecstasy aren’t just the “party mages” one might expect from. When the mages get to the party, though, they find out that there’s a very specific point to all the revelry. The Cult of Ecstasy does use things like drugs and music. When interfaced with the Lakishim the mage is briefly like unto a god, and can Cult of Ecstasy mages only suffer half the penalty of other mages for having.

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Ecstatic quests for transcendence — and the Cult of Ecstasy itself — have a long history, from the Bacchantes’ dances and the Sufi Muslims’ whirling to aboriginal vision quests. Although it doesn’t replace the usefulness of Etiquette or Streetwise ability, it does mean that the Cultist has a reasonable expectation of what to bring and how to behave to fit in with folks from all social circles.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Modern Klubwerks or “clubkids,” or just “clubbers,” depending upon who you ask are Cultists who indulge in the mass consciousness of nightclubs and concerts. Rather than being able to master experiences, the Ecstatic can fall into patters of abuse. Factions The Cult draws more new mages than any other Tradition, at first, because of its reputation as a gang of hippies. Doing so robs others of the right to control their own destiny and turns their own body against them, which are outrages the Cult will not tolerate.

Paradigm Summary: Cult of Ecstasy

Click here to edit contents of this page. Organization Flexibility is the Tradition’s greatest asset. Tools like sex and drugs — the Kamamarga, or paths to ecstasy — just open the door. They rebel so hard, or they try to mahe in so many directions at once, that nothing ever gets accomplished.


These Acharne move among all of the adcension -yet-pained subcultures, especially the modern Gothic movement, spreading their particular joy of damnation with an amorality that sets them apart from Cultists or Hollowers.

For instance, a cultist might wind up out of play for an hour at a really opportune moment, or he might find himself two traits down on all challenges for an hour. We’re opposite sides of the same coin. This rather extreme philosophy denies the Ecstatic Code of Ananda, and most other Ecstatics stay the hell away from these dangerous types.

Learn how your comment data is processed. There’s no need to drag down sex and pain when they can raise you up.

Music, dance, drugs, meditation, fasting, sex, exercise Concepts: Music is the most powerful tool for changing perception, according to many Ecstatic mages, and it’s the easiest way to really get in touch with the primal and spiritual energies within and without.

The contrast between discipline and chaos lets them cut loose from the limits of experience to open their doors of perception in controlled ways. In the pressing throng of humanity sharing a common beat, these muses reach out for the primal pulse of the mob.

Changing the awcension a person sees life or a particular instance is one of the Cult’s best approaches to magic. Magic To the Cult of Ecstasy, Magic is rooted in sensation. These Seers embraced the whole of human experience, equating passion with divinity and discarding the stifling mores of the Church.

Cult of Ecstasy

Popular opinion has it that sex, drugs and rock-‘n’-roll are what the Cult is about. The other Traditions failed to understand that while Cultists will fight with all their souls for the causes they believe in, they seldom find much wisdom is direct confrontations.

The Cult’s early incarnations spread from mystery visionaries in the Near East and India. Nowadays, it would seem that the unabashed hedonism of many societal subcultures especially youth-oriented ones would fall right into the Cult’s designs, but such is not quite the case.


If you want to discuss contents of this page – this is the easiest way to do it. During the rise of the Technocracy and the ebb wcstasy the Mythic Ages, many other mages considered the Cult asdension interested in fleeting pleasures and vague prophecies than fighting the growing Ascension War.

The closest the Cult comes to a formal structure lies in its Code of Ananda, the proverbs of bliss that teach joy, compassion, sacred emotion and respect for others’ passions in a sort of ethical guide that encourages each Cultist to embrace the differences of others. Philosophy Ecstatic philosophy holds that all limitations are self-imposed.

Many Initiates come to the Cult because of its reputation as a continual party. They can exist in any society where people indulge their senses.

A dead body cannot hope to reach Ascension, after all. The Seers would accept no limits — not from themselves, from society or from any gods. These dangerous types see the modern world and its religions as weak, and they push to overthrow them with a more militant Valhallan society.

Wow, what were the Ecstatics like in Shadowrun? They just have to get out of the lab more often! Music, meditation, sex, drugs, fasting, dance, martial arts, exercise, incense, performance Tradition Advantage: The Cultists preach joy, compassion, pure emotion and respect for the passions of others in order to guide young Cultists along the path to enlightenment and learn to understand the views of others.

You hire yourself out to damn near anyone, having fought vampires, other mages, cyborgs and things too weird to even put a name on.