Balanone's Temple of Set FAQ
The Temple of Set is probably best described as an initiatory magical order
of the Left Hand Path, a description which probably doesn't mean much to
those without occult backgrounds.
"Initiatory" means the ToS advocates self-advancement through a series of
levels of self-knowledge and similar attributes.
"Magical" means that the ToS openly works with magic (non-scientific cause
and effect), not stage magic.
"Left Hand Path" indicates that the path followed by Setians is one of
concentration and refinement of the self, leading toward more and more
individuality and more and more individualism, as opposed to the Right Hand
Path goals of growing toward some outwardly determined standard.