All Quiet in Music City
Cult of Ecstasy
Many people, are drawn to the Cult of Ecstasy for obvious reasons. Who doesn’t want to rock and roll all night and party every day? Many gatherings of Ecstatics are open parties for all, Sleepers and Awakened alike, often with free access to various substances. But the truth is that there is purpose to the Cult’s use of sex, drugs, and rock and roll: they hope to enter a trance state that allows them super-human perception of the world. There is very little structure within the Cult beyond poetic aphorisms espousing freedom, bliss, and emotional health, and there is almost no hierarchy. They tend to use music, drugs, and even sex as part of their magic, all with the intent of expanding their perceptive capabilities. Because of this enhanced perception, Ecstatics are often adept with the sphere of Time.
The Cult of Ecstasy has most in common with the Akashic Brotherhood, Verbena, and Dreamspeakers. The Celestial Chorus and Order of Hermes particularly struggle with the inherent chaos and freedom expressed by the Cult. The other Traditions are largely indifferent to the Cult, and see them as annoying or fun depending upon the individual.