WHAT IS THEE TEMPLE OV PSYCHICK YOUTH?
Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) is an organization of
Individuals dedicated to updating and de-mystifying religious
thought. We are also dedicated to creating a world where Individuals
can be free to express themselves by whatever means they wish to. We
wish to break Control at all levels. We experiment with whatever
methods we can utilize to accomplish these goals - magick, technology,
poetry, musick, whatever!
WHAT DOES TOPY DO?
A large part of the work of TOPY involves networking with
others of TOPY around the world. Information is power and the more
Information that flows thru the network, the more power the network
will have. We share our experience, hopes, dreams, and desires. We
will all grow together.
As an extension of this philosophy, members of TOPY also make
time once a month (usually on the 23rd) to perform a sigil ritual that
constitutes a psychick contact with the rest of the network. It is the
performance of this ritual that defines an "active" member of TOPY.
WHAT ARE THE BELIEFS OF TOPY?
TOPY has no imposed belief structure. We are all Individuals,
and as such may believe whatever we like. For the most part, people
that are attracted to TOPY do feel a certain sense of rejection from
societies conditioning of normalcy or the accepted status quo, and a desire to break the chains imposed on them by that society. As such, we have a disproportionate amount of artists,
musicians, writers, computer programmers, and the like in our midst.
IS TOPY ALLIED WITH ANY OTHER GROUPS?
TOPY is not formally aligned with any other occult groups whatsoever. We have friends, allies, associates and members from all paths.
WHAT DOES THE PSYCHICK CROSS MEAN?
The Psychick Cross is a symbol of TOPY. It is a mixture of alchemical and religious symbols. It can also represent a trinity, a reversal of the Papal Cross, and a TV aerial (receiver and transmitter of information). No meaning is imposed upon it by the group, it is up to the individual to determine it's true meaning.
Contrary to false information being distributed, the symbol of the three armed cross is not under any form of copyright or trademark. It has existed in various forms throughout history, traceable back to cultural and religious sources in ancient China, India, Europe and North America as well as in various other different mythologies and Alchemical texts. It is the property of no one.
The original inspiration for the Psychick Cross, Zyclon B canisters.
The symbol was used to identify the gas as poison:
Other examples of three armed crosses:
WHAT IS COYOTE KALI OR EDEN?
All these terms are used for someone who is active in the
network. They are usually used with a number (ie: Coyote 139). The
numbers have no meaning in and of themselves, they are merely a means
to differentiate between Individuals. Coyotes are generally localized
to the USA, Eden and Kali are used internationally. Kali signifies a female member, Coyote and Eden signify males.
WHAT DO "RATIOS" MEAN?
The ratio system as developed by TOPY is designed to help
focus the work of the network by keeping access to information with
those who use the information. This does not mean that it is
restricted from those who do not! All channels of information are
available to anyone at any time. Ratio Zero is that information that
does not require any involvement in the Temple to receive. Ratio Zero
is the Flatworld. This document is Ratio Zero. Ratio One is the key to
the Temple. This is where information related to the Individuals
magickal work is transmitted and received. ALL HIGHER RATIOS are based
on Ratio One. Ratio Two is working magickally with other
Individuals. This can be by working with APs (access points) or with others that have
realized Ratio One. Ratio Three is your Ratio Two group reaching out
to interact with others in the Ratio Two level, as well as attempting
to interact with the Flatworld (Ratio Zero). Please note that these
channels are not related to TOPY alone. If you work within a Coven,
then you are working at Ratio Two. If you are helping your Coven to
contact and network with other Covens, or even other groups of no
relation then you are working at Ratio Three.
WHY DOES TOPY SPELL FUNNY?
A common belief in TOPY is in the magickal power of
language. We feel that the manipulation of everyday phrases can break
the automatic loop of "speaking without thought". We wish to control
our own words, our thoughts, and expression. We can do this by
consciously changing the language to meet our needs. Not all members "spell funny", although some find value in this form of wordplay.
WHAT ROLE DOES PSYCHICK TV AND GENESIS P-ORRIDGE PLAY IN TOPY?
Genesis helped found the Temple along with Peter Christopherson, David Tibet, Geoff Rushton, Stan Bingo and others in 1981. It has since grown far beyond his
expectations. He holds no special status within the Temple, and is not
currently an active member.
Psychick TV was originally founded as the "propaganda arm" of
TOPY. It served this function well until Genesis decided to terminate
his relationship with the Temple. PTV never had any official connection to the Temple
as it manifested in North America.
Despite certain claims made in the media, T.O.P.Y NA has never been closed down or ended by anyone and has continued it's work in an unbroken link leading back to it's beginnings in the early 80's.