Flyer attached to a University noticeboard –“THE TRUE FACE OF ALTUMISM! BE AWARE!!” uncredited
These things are happening now, right here, among us. These people worship ancient beings that give them power over us and must be stopped! Be Aware! Be Alert! Trust no one!
The Rebman judiciary is heavily infiltrated with Altumists , who give fellow Altumists “the benefit of the doubt” in court, subverting the legal system! The Subverted Temple of The Unnamed is controlled by an unknown secret society of elders who sit in high seats of power and influence throughout the kingdom! Amberites are the INCARNATION of the corrupted spiritual forces worshiped by Subverted Temple of The Unnamed! Altumists secretly control many major aspects of society, the royal family and government and are working to overthrow the established order! Altumists are behind the creation of the taxation system which they use to control Rebma and eventually will use to control the larger universe! Altumists at higher degrees deceive those at lower degrees, luring them in to their absolute power before gradually reveal occult practices of The Subverted Temple of The Unnamed! Altumists intertwine various symbols into modern culture, such as merchant marks and house standards! The Great Divergence was sorcerous in nature, as part of a hidden war between Altumists and The Temple of Three! The Pattern is an Altumist portal into the realms of DEPREDDATION and SPIRITUAL CORRUPTION! Humanoid Crustaceans are behind secret societies like the Altumists and The Subverted Temple of The Unnamed! Altumists were responsible for the murder of Moins I and other prominent members of the Royal Family who actively stand in the way of their plans.
They are capable of ANYTHING!
Excerpt from “Neo-Altumism in Today’s Society” by Sêr rch Lleuad
Neo-Altumism: any of several spiritual movements that attempt to revive the ancient pre-unification religions of Rebma. These movements have a close relationship to ritualised “magic” and modern occultism. Neo-Altumism differs from them, however, in striving to revive authentic pantheons and rituals of ancient cultures, though often in deliberately eclectic and reconstructionist ways, and by a particularly contemplative and celebrative attitude. Some groups, prefer the term “Mesoaltumism”, to denote the fact that they exclusively attempt to reconstruct the ceremonies and beliefs of older, “Paleoaltum” faiths through archaeological study and applications of science.
Due to its syncretic, anti-dogmatic, and highly personal nature, Neo-Altumism can be seen more as a subculture than as a cohesive religious movement. Neo-Altum practitioners, mostly found to openly practice in the outer districts, centre their rituals around the personification of nature as full of divine life, as well as the holy days and motifs of the religions by which their own groups are inspired.
Neo-Altumist beliefs tend to revolve broadly around concepts of Pantheism – the belief that the universe is equal to divinity, equality of the sexes is strongly emphasised (in some Neo-Altum practices, Dduwín worship takes place), belief in the Veil hypothesis (the biosphere acts to maintain a homeostasis of the kingdom’s physical conditions) as a literal truth rather than a philosophical viewpoint, and respect for other life-forms, including their oppressors.
It should be noted that owing to the necessity of hewing as closely as possible to historically attested rituals, Mesoaltum practitioners may not adhere to many of the beliefs and practices above.
Modern Neo-Altumism has roots in late Lion Era romanticism, the Cult of Reliquary, sensationalist fiction, and activities inspired by it (for example, the establishment of enumerate “secret” societies in the early Horse Era claiming a much older lineage).
Contemporary Neo-Altumism is for the most part a product of neo-romantic revivalism of the mid Horse Era, and are more interested in nature and archetypal psychology than in occultism
Excerpt from “Treatise on Empirical Correlatory Data applied to Pre-Dynastic and Pre-Historic theories of Rebmanic Theocratic Dogma” by Aleth ap Gwyndrwn
Contrary to populist and neo-religious assertions and dogma, concrete information regarding pre-dynastic, and indeed pre-historic forms of Rebman religious practices are opaque at best. Primary source documentation is shrouded in symbolism and mysticism, that cloud the certainty of what these practices involved. The break in lines of oral and practical traditions, along with inter-culture tangentialism and appropriation leave us with interpretations at best, and wilful fabrications at worst.
What we can ascertain from correlating historical data from the earliest dynastic and pre-dynastic periods and running comparisons against religious growth internally in Rebma, and externally with data from other cultures, leads to several theories regarding the earliest forms of religious practices in Rebma.
It is probable that pre-dynastic and pre-historic Rebman religious practice was defined by tribal boundaries and clan structures. Although it is claimed that many early Rebmanic religions involved dduwín (male god) worship, there is no solid evidence to support this view. There are oblique references in very early scripts and pictographs that may be interpreted to indicate dduwín worship; however, full and trusted translations and peer reviewed study of these texts are still rigorously debated at an academic level, and can therefore not be considered overwhelmingly proven.
These tribal religions and any created deities would likely have be born in the distant past from observation of natural phenomena, as has shown to be the case in many contemporary shadow cultures. Lacking the ability to explain natural phenomena, the attribution of these phenomena to a being (monotheism) or beings (polytheism) powerful enough to invisibly manipulate the world to its desires is not uncommon in a multitude of early religions. From here it is likely that animism and polytheism developed, and went through several stages of expansion and retraction before the amalgamation of the Temple in the early Lion Era brought the disparate practices across the Kingdom under one organised Religious banner.