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Requested by Reef and Answered by Jedi_Grayson_Dark on 26-May-2008 20:37 (1855 reads)
Greetings,

The path of Jediism is not an easy one to walk. To aid in this, we here at the Temple of the Jedi Force have developed a Training Syllabus for all new members (Jedi Initiates) to follow until they are approached by a Knight or Master to be mentored to the rank of Jedi Knight. Here is the syllabus and the descriptions of each rank and their responsibilities:

I have worked faithfully on the following re-draft to incorporate the guidelines Master Grayson and a couple of others have discussed with me, and have also included the change to the Oath, the change to the Apprentice selection process, the corrections of wording and grammar, and the addition of the optional Ceremonial Hilt rite of passage my old Syllabus proposal included.

~Jedi Training Syllabus~

That which follows is an outline or guide for the induction and training of all Jedi within the Temple of the Jedi Force. This Syllabus simply names the minimum topics and assignments that all Jedi must meet in Force to progress within the ranks of the Temple.

This syllabus a minimum guide for those invested and involved in the training of the Temple's membership. Any teacher is free to add to these topics and assignments as they see fit. Added writings, quizzes, discussions, etc. are excellent contributions to the training of Apprentices. Any additional lesson material will be left to the sole discretion of the instructing Jedi Knights and Masters, provided that these minimum requirements are met and completed. These requirements are to be met by any potential Jedi whose training originates from the Temple of the Jedi Force, whether the actual training takes place offline in person or online.

Initiate (Registered User):

A Jedi Initiate, as a newcomer to the Temple, is charged with the responsibility of familiarizing themselves with the Temple of the Jedi Force and to introduce themselves to the rest of the Temple. To this end, a Jedi Initiate must start a journal in which they introduce themselves, tell the membership what drew them to this path, and explain why they wish to become a Jedi. The Knight's Marshallate is responsible for ensuring that Jedi Initiates start their journal, read over our Doctrines, and that all Initiates familiarize themselves with the basic precepts and foundations upon which the Temple of the Jedi Force is based. All Jedi Initiates must at minimum record in their journal discussion of the following:

The Jedi Code
The Jedi Creed
The Three Tenets
The Sixteen Teachings of the Jedi
The Vows of the Jedi

The Knight's Marshallate also carries the duty of seeing the Initiate through the Program by asking questions, making comments and adding encouragement to the Initiate’s posts in his or her Journal until a Knight or Master wishes to take them on as an Apprentice, and are responsible for ensuring that Initiates are considered for Apprenticeship. After an Initiate completes these basics in thier journal, and with the approval of the Knight’s Marshallate, the Jedi Initiate becomes eligible for apprenticeship. The Knight's Marshallate may then recommend the Initiate be considered for Apprenticeship, or the Initiate may be chosen by either a Knight or a Master to become an Apprentice. The selection process for Apprentices works in one of two ways... the Knight or Master approaches their potential Apprentice, or an Initiate may ask a Knight or Master to train them if they feel led to do so. However, if a Knight or Master brings the newcomer in specifically, the Knight or Master has the option of taking the newcomer on immediately as an Apprentice. A Knight or Master may have multiple Apprentices so long as the number of Apprentices to Knight or Master does not exceed a ratio of two Apprentices to one Knight or Master. Furthermore, a Jedi Initiate may reject a Knight or Master that approaches them as a teacher. The Jedi Initiate will remain eligible to become an Apprentice indefinitely until they are approached by a Knight or Master who they feel led to work with, or until they feel led to approach a Knight or Master and request their training as an Apprentice. If no Knight or Master is paired with the Initiate within a reasonable period of time after the Knight's Marshallate feels the Initiate is ready to continue training, the Knight's Marshallate may continue teaching the Initiate until such a time as a Knight or Master may be found to assume the responsibility of training the new Apprentice. Regardless of which methodology of training is used, the full Knight's Marshall Program or the direct Mentor/Student training, all parts of the Doctrine Material from above must be completed by the student.

Apprentice:

An Apprentice’s primary responsibility is to familiarize themselves with the membership of the Temple, to learn of the Force through the wisdom and teachings of their master, and to gain an understanding of what it means to be a Jedi. All Apprentices are required to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the following, which are introduced in Initiate training, but may be repeated and studied more in-depth under the guidance of their Mentor:

The Jedi Code
The Jedi Creed
The Three Tenets
The Sixteen Teachings of the Jedi
The Vows of the Jedi

Cover the Joseph Campbell material found in the Study Downloads module and and other materials therein contained that the Knight or Master wishes to assign their Apprentice(s), and read "I, Jedi" by Michael Stackpole. *This is optional and left to the discretion of the Master.

In order for an Apprentice to be promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight they must have completed the required lesson plan, and demonstrate their understanding of these lessons and any further lessons their teacher has assigned in their journal. They must also have the recommendation of their teacher, as well as the majority vote of the Promotions Committee in favor of their promotion. Potential Jedi Knights must be at least eighteen years of age, although seventeen years of age is possible for consideration in the most exemplary and extraordinary of Apprentices. An Apprentice must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Knight. Apprentices are also required to take the Jedi Oath and face the Jedi Trials before being Knighted:

Knighthood Rites of Passage:

The Jedi Oath(To be posted in the Apprentice's Journal):
"As I prepare to enter Knighthood, I hereby vow before my fellow Jedi that I, (Your name here) born on (Your birth date here), without reservation, choose to follow the Jedi path with all of its duties and responsibilities. I vow that I shall do that which is right and do hereby profess my allegiance to the Force and its will. I vow to uphold my Jedi teachings, and to henceforth devote myself to the life of a Jedi Knight."

The Jedi Trials (The Apprentice is to write an essay on how he or she has faced these trials):
The Trial of Skill
The Trial of the Flesh
The Trial of Courage
The Trial of the Spirit

The Jedi Trials are to be assigned by the Knight, Master, or Promotions Committee to the Apprentice in question at the time that the Apprentice has complete all other prerequisites and the teacher feels is appropriate. The completed essays must be read and approved by the training Knight, Master, and/or the Promotions Committee. Following the reading of the Apprentice's essays, the Promotions Committee may vote for or against the Knight’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight.

The Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt
*This is optional and left to the discretion of the Knight or Master.

An important part of Jedi Tradition and Ceremony, the Ceremonial Lightsaber hilt is often misunderstood by non-Jedi. The Ceremonial Hilt should be unique to the Jedi who built, owns, or carries it, not an exact replica of a movie Lightsaber. A major difference between a replica Hilt and a Ceremonial Hilt is the crystal, gem, or multiple stones contained within the hilt's inner chamber. Used properly, gemstones and crystals enhance a Jedi's personal connection to the Force, as well as contributing their own properties to the Jedi who carries them... in this case, within their Ceremonial Hilt. The end result of a Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt is a tool as well as an icon of one's Jedi path. By designing, planning, and choosing their own crystals to be contained within the Hilt, it is not only unique to that individual Jedi, but deeply connected to them as well. A Ceremonial Hilt can also be used as a focal point for Meditation... as well as a reminder of a Jedi's vows and commitment to the Order.

Jedi Knight:

A Jedi Knight’s primary responsibility is the education and training of Jedi Apprentices. A Knight may volunteer to aid in the education of Initiates as well if the volunteered assistance is accepted by the office of the Knight’s Marshall. In such a case the energies and efforts of the Knight in question are to be directed by the office of the Knight’s Marshall and the Knight must adhere to and obey the assignments of that office.

A Jedi Knight may be considered for promotion to Master after successfully training an Apprentice to the rank of Knight, or through a significant contribution to the Temple of the Jedi Force in some capacity (such as lore, special program(s), a body of written doctrine or other written works, serving on the Knight's Marshallate or Promotions Committee, etc). If there is a significant contribution made to the Temple of the Jedi Force (this excludes any and all financial contributions) the Knight in question can be nominated by the Promotions Committee to be considered for the rank of a Jedi Master. In either case, full promotion to the rank of Jedi Master is contingent upon the majority vote of the Promotions Committee, and upon completion of the Master's Trials. A Knight must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Master.

The Master's Trials (The Knight is to write an essay on how he or she has faced these trials since becoming a Knight):
The Trial of Skill
The Trial of the Flesh
The Trial of Courage
The Trial of the Spirit

The key difference between the Knight's and Master's Trials is the growth of the Jedi themselves during their Knighthood. The Master's Trials are to be assigned by the Master or Promotions Committee to the Knight in question at the time that the teacher and/or the Promotions Committee feels is appropriate. The completed essays must be read and approved by the training Master and/or the Promotions Committee. Following the reading of the Knight’s essays, the Promotions Committee may vote for or against the Knight’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Master.

Jedi Master:

A Jedi Master’s primary responsibility is to continue in all of the duties of a Jedi Knight. The education of Apprentices and Initiates is still of great concern to a Jedi Master and a Master is still capable of taking on Apprentices of their own. In addition to these existing responsibilities every Jedi Master may be called upon to assume moderation control of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message board forums, and serve on the various committees which have come to replace the Jedi Council This additional responsibility helps to ensure that the Temple’s message boards have moderation at nearly all times and that each Jedi Master takes responsibility for the content and conduct of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message boards, where all members congregate (from the newest Initiate to the longest-standing Jedi Master), and to further serve our Temple by facilitating progress, unity, and order.


Requested by Jc8601a and Answered by Jedi_Grayson_Dark on 03-May-2008 16:40 (870 reads)
Currently, the Temple does not have a list of personal email addresses or phone numbers for public use. However, there are a few members who do have such information on their profiles. If you know who you would like to ask, simply type their name in the Search area and look at their profile for the information you want. Otherwise, you can always use the PM system, post your questions in a discussion thread, or join the chat when there are people online there.


Requested by Joshua and Answered by Jedi_Grayson_Dark on 26-May-2008 20:39 (730 reads)
Greetings,

The path of Jediism is not an easy one to walk. To aid in this, we here at the Temple of the Jedi Force have developed a Training Syllabus for all new members (Jedi Initiates) to follow until they are approached by a Knight or Master to be mentored to the rank of Jedi Knight. Here is the syllabus and the descriptions of each rank and their responsibilities:

Jedi Training Syllabus

That which follows is an outline or guide for the induction and training of all Jedi within the Temple of the Jedi Force. This proposal simply names the minimum topics and assignments that all Jedi must meet in Force to progress within the ranks of the Temple. The driving purpose behind this document, like the very creation of the Knight's Marshall's office, is to provide uniformity and commonality for the Temple of the Jedi Force's membership.

This syllabus is merely a guide for those invested and involved in the training of the Temple's membership. Any teacher is free to add to these topics and assignments as they see fit. Added writings, quizzes, discussions, etc. are excellent contributions to the training of Younglings and Apprentices. However, any modification would be left to the sole discretion of the instructing Jedi, just as any teacher in a public school can teach whatever it is that they feel is appropriate so long as they meet state-mandated requirements. Provided, of course, that these minimum requirements are met and completed.

Youngling (Registered User):

A Jedi Youngling, as a newcomer to the Temple, is charged with the responsibility of familiarizing them self with the basic precepts and foundations upon which the Temple of the Jedi Force is based. To this end a Jedi Youngling must keep a journal which is not limited to but must, at minimum, include discussion of the following:

The Jedi Code

16 Teachings of the Jedi

3 Tenets:
Focus
Wisdom
Knowledge

The Vows of the Jedi

The Jedi Creed

* After completion of the journal, and with the approval of the Knight’s Marshall’s office, the Jedi Youngling becomes eligible for apprenticeship and the Youngling may then be chosen by either a Knight or a Master to become an Apprentice. The selection process works in only one way... the Knight or Master approaches their Apprentice, not the other way around. A Knight or Master may have multiple Apprentices so long as the number of Apprentices to Knight or Master does not exceed a ratio of to three (3) one (1). Furthermore, a Jedi Youngling may reject a Knight or Master that approaches them as a teacher. The Jedi Youngling will remain eligible to become an Apprentice indefinitely until they are approached by a Knight or Master who they wish to work with.

Apprentice:

An Apprentice’s primary responsibility is to familiarize them self with the membership of the Temple, to learn of the Force through the wisdom and teachings of their master, to begin taking an active role in the formulation and maintenance of the Temple, and to gain an understanding of what it means to be a Jedi.

Cover the Joseph Campbell material found in the Study Downloads module and and other materials therein contained that the Knight or Master wishes to assign their Apprentice(s).

Read I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole. *This is optional and left to the discretion of the Master.

The Jedi Trials (Two-page essay on how the Apprentice has faced these trials):

The Trial of Skill
The Trial of the Flesh
The Trial of Courage
The Trial of the Spirit

* This essay is to be assigned by the Knight or Master to their Apprentice at the time that the teacher feels is appropriate. The completed essay must be read and approved by the training Knight or Master. Furthermore, after approval by the Apprentice’s master the essay must then be submitted for review by the entirety of the Jedi Council (which means that each council member must read the essay before voting on whether or not the Apprentice in question is worthy of promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight). Following the reading of the Apprentice’s essay a council member can vote for or against the Apprentice’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight. In order for an Apprentice to be promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight they must have the majority vote of the Jedi council in favor of their promotion and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age although seventeen (17) years of age is possible in the most exemplary and extraordinary of Apprentices.

An Apprentice must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Knight.

Knight:

A Jedi Knight’s primary responsibility is the education and training of Jedi Apprentices. A Knight may volunteer to aid in the education of Younglings as well if the volunteered assistance is accepted by the office of the Knight’s Marshall. In such a case the energies and efforts of the Knight in question are to be directed by the office of the Knight’s Marshall and the Knight must adhere to and obey the assignments of that office.

A Jedi Knight may become a Master after successfully training an Apprentice to the rank of Knight. Though this is the most common manner, it is not always the case. The rank can also be achieved through significant contribution to the Temple of the Jedi Force in some capacity (such as lore, special program(s), a body of written doctrine or other written works, etc). If there is a significant contribution made to the Temple of the Jedi Force (this excludes any and all financial contributions) the Knight in question can be nominated by one or more council members to be voted to the rank of a Jedi Master. Full promotion to the rank of Jedi Master is contingent upon the majority vote of the Council in favor of the promotion, this includes the instance of a Knight training an Apprentice to the rank of Jedi Knight.

A Knight must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Master.

Master:

A Jedi Master’s primary responsibility is to continue in all of the duties of a Jedi Knight. The education of Apprentices and Younglings is still of great concern to a Jedi Master and a Master is still capable of taking on Apprentices of their own. In addition to these existing responsibilities every Jedi Master may be called upon to assume moderation control of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message board forum(s). This additional responsibility helps to ensure that the Temple’s message boards have moderation at nearly all times and that each Jedi Master takes responsibility for the content and conduct of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message boards, where all members congregate (from the newest Youngling to the longest-standing Jedi Council member).


Good Luck and May the Force be With You,
Jedi Grayson Dark


Requested by Deebledubs and Answered by Jedi_Grayson_Dark on 26-May-2008 20:51 (689 reads)
Greetings,

At this point in time, we do not have a listing area for all of our members. The only way to see what rank any member here is to click on their name and read their profile. As to the other part of your question, I will add the Training Syllabus to this question.

Greetings,

The path of Jediism is not an easy one to walk. To aid in this, we here at the Temple of the Jedi Force have developed a Training Syllabus for all new members (Jedi Initiates) to follow until they are approached by a Knight or Master to be mentored to the rank of Jedi Knight. Here is the syllabus and the descriptions of each rank and their responsibilities:

Jedi Training Syllabus

That which follows is an outline or guide for the induction and training of all Jedi within the Temple of the Jedi Force. This proposal simply names the minimum topics and assignments that all Jedi must meet in Force to progress within the ranks of the Temple. The driving purpose behind this document, like the very creation of the Knight's Marshall's office, is to provide uniformity and commonality for the Temple of the Jedi Force's membership.

This syllabus is merely a guide for those invested and involved in the training of the Temple's membership. Any teacher is free to add to these topics and assignments as they see fit. Added writings, quizzes, discussions, etc. are excellent contributions to the training of Younglings and Apprentices. However, any modification would be left to the sole discretion of the instructing Jedi, just as any teacher in a public school can teach whatever it is that they feel is appropriate so long as they meet state-mandated requirements. Provided, of course, that these minimum requirements are met and completed.

Youngling (Registered User):

A Jedi Youngling, as a newcomer to the Temple, is charged with the responsibility of familiarizing them self with the basic precepts and foundations upon which the Temple of the Jedi Force is based. To this end a Jedi Youngling must keep a journal which is not limited to but must, at minimum, include discussion of the following:

The Jedi Code

16 Teachings of the Jedi

3 Tenets:
Focus
Wisdom
Knowledge

The Vows of the Jedi

The Jedi Creed

* After completion of the journal, and with the approval of the Knight’s Marshall’s office, the Jedi Youngling becomes eligible for apprenticeship and the Youngling may then be chosen by either a Knight or a Master to become an Apprentice. The selection process works in only one way... the Knight or Master approaches their Apprentice, not the other way around. A Knight or Master may have multiple Apprentices so long as the number of Apprentices to Knight or Master does not exceed a ratio of to three (3) one (1). Furthermore, a Jedi Youngling may reject a Knight or Master that approaches them as a teacher. The Jedi Youngling will remain eligible to become an Apprentice indefinitely until they are approached by a Knight or Master who they wish to work with.

Apprentice:

An Apprentice’s primary responsibility is to familiarize them self with the membership of the Temple, to learn of the Force through the wisdom and teachings of their master, to begin taking an active role in the formulation and maintenance of the Temple, and to gain an understanding of what it means to be a Jedi.

Cover the Joseph Campbell material found in the Study Downloads module and and other materials therein contained that the Knight or Master wishes to assign their Apprentice(s).

Read I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole. *This is optional and left to the discretion of the Master.

The Jedi Trials (Two-page essay on how the Apprentice has faced these trials):

The Trial of Skill
The Trial of the Flesh
The Trial of Courage
The Trial of the Spirit

* This essay is to be assigned by the Knight or Master to their Apprentice at the time that the teacher feels is appropriate. The completed essay must be read and approved by the training Knight or Master. Furthermore, after approval by the Apprentice’s master the essay must then be submitted for review by the entirety of the Jedi Council (which means that each council member must read the essay before voting on whether or not the Apprentice in question is worthy of promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight). Following the reading of the Apprentice’s essay a council member can vote for or against the Apprentice’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight. In order for an Apprentice to be promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight they must have the majority vote of the Jedi council in favor of their promotion and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age although seventeen (17) years of age is possible in the most exemplary and extraordinary of Apprentices.

An Apprentice must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Knight.

Knight:

A Jedi Knight’s primary responsibility is the education and training of Jedi Apprentices. A Knight may volunteer to aid in the education of Younglings as well if the volunteered assistance is accepted by the office of the Knight’s Marshall. In such a case the energies and efforts of the Knight in question are to be directed by the office of the Knight’s Marshall and the Knight must adhere to and obey the assignments of that office.

A Jedi Knight may become a Master after successfully training an Apprentice to the rank of Knight. Though this is the most common manner, it is not always the case. The rank can also be achieved through significant contribution to the Temple of the Jedi Force in some capacity (such as lore, special program(s), a body of written doctrine or other written works, etc). If there is a significant contribution made to the Temple of the Jedi Force (this excludes any and all financial contributions) the Knight in question can be nominated by one or more council members to be voted to the rank of a Jedi Master. Full promotion to the rank of Jedi Master is contingent upon the majority vote of the Council in favor of the promotion, this includes the instance of a Knight training an Apprentice to the rank of Jedi Knight.

A Knight must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Master.

Master:

A Jedi Master’s primary responsibility is to continue in all of the duties of a Jedi Knight. The education of Apprentices and Younglings is still of great concern to a Jedi Master and a Master is still capable of taking on Apprentices of their own. In addition to these existing responsibilities every Jedi Master may be called upon to assume moderation control of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message board forum(s). This additional responsibility helps to ensure that the Temple’s message boards have moderation at nearly all times and that each Jedi Master takes responsibility for the content and conduct of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message boards, where all members congregate (from the newest Youngling to the longest-standing Jedi Council member).


Good Luck and May the Force be With You,
Jedi Grayson Dark


Requested by Admin and Answered by Jedi_Grayson_Dark on 26-May-2008 20:41 (709 reads)
Greetings,

The path of Jediism is not an easy one to walk. To aid in this, we here at the Temple of the Jedi Force have developed a Training Syllabus for all new members (Jedi Initiates) to follow until they are approached by a Knight or Master to be mentored to the rank of Jedi Knight. Here is the syllabus and the descriptions of each rank and their responsibilities:

Jedi Training Syllabus

That which follows is an outline or guide for the induction and training of all Jedi within the Temple of the Jedi Force. This proposal simply names the minimum topics and assignments that all Jedi must meet in Force to progress within the ranks of the Temple. The driving purpose behind this document, like the very creation of the Knight's Marshall's office, is to provide uniformity and commonality for the Temple of the Jedi Force's membership.

This syllabus is merely a guide for those invested and involved in the training of the Temple's membership. Any teacher is free to add to these topics and assignments as they see fit. Added writings, quizzes, discussions, etc. are excellent contributions to the training of Younglings and Apprentices. However, any modification would be left to the sole discretion of the instructing Jedi, just as any teacher in a public school can teach whatever it is that they feel is appropriate so long as they meet state-mandated requirements. Provided, of course, that these minimum requirements are met and completed.

Youngling (Registered User):

A Jedi Youngling, as a newcomer to the Temple, is charged with the responsibility of familiarizing them self with the basic precepts and foundations upon which the Temple of the Jedi Force is based. To this end a Jedi Youngling must keep a journal which is not limited to but must, at minimum, include discussion of the following:

The Jedi Code

16 Teachings of the Jedi

3 Tenets:
Focus
Wisdom
Knowledge

The Vows of the Jedi

The Jedi Creed

* After completion of the journal, and with the approval of the Knight’s Marshall’s office, the Jedi Youngling becomes eligible for apprenticeship and the Youngling may then be chosen by either a Knight or a Master to become an Apprentice. The selection process works in only one way... the Knight or Master approaches their Apprentice, not the other way around. A Knight or Master may have multiple Apprentices so long as the number of Apprentices to Knight or Master does not exceed a ratio of to three (3) one (1). Furthermore, a Jedi Youngling may reject a Knight or Master that approaches them as a teacher. The Jedi Youngling will remain eligible to become an Apprentice indefinitely until they are approached by a Knight or Master who they wish to work with.

Apprentice:

An Apprentice’s primary responsibility is to familiarize them self with the membership of the Temple, to learn of the Force through the wisdom and teachings of their master, to begin taking an active role in the formulation and maintenance of the Temple, and to gain an understanding of what it means to be a Jedi.

Cover the Joseph Campbell material found in the Study Downloads module and and other materials therein contained that the Knight or Master wishes to assign their Apprentice(s).

Read I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole. *This is optional and left to the discretion of the Master.

The Jedi Trials (Two-page essay on how the Apprentice has faced these trials):

The Trial of Skill
The Trial of the Flesh
The Trial of Courage
The Trial of the Spirit

* This essay is to be assigned by the Knight or Master to their Apprentice at the time that the teacher feels is appropriate. The completed essay must be read and approved by the training Knight or Master. Furthermore, after approval by the Apprentice’s master the essay must then be submitted for review by the entirety of the Jedi Council (which means that each council member must read the essay before voting on whether or not the Apprentice in question is worthy of promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight). Following the reading of the Apprentice’s essay a council member can vote for or against the Apprentice’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight. In order for an Apprentice to be promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight they must have the majority vote of the Jedi council in favor of their promotion and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age although seventeen (17) years of age is possible in the most exemplary and extraordinary of Apprentices.

An Apprentice must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Knight.

Knight:

A Jedi Knight’s primary responsibility is the education and training of Jedi Apprentices. A Knight may volunteer to aid in the education of Younglings as well if the volunteered assistance is accepted by the office of the Knight’s Marshall. In such a case the energies and efforts of the Knight in question are to be directed by the office of the Knight’s Marshall and the Knight must adhere to and obey the assignments of that office.

A Jedi Knight may become a Master after successfully training an Apprentice to the rank of Knight. Though this is the most common manner, it is not always the case. The rank can also be achieved through significant contribution to the Temple of the Jedi Force in some capacity (such as lore, special program(s), a body of written doctrine or other written works, etc). If there is a significant contribution made to the Temple of the Jedi Force (this excludes any and all financial contributions) the Knight in question can be nominated by one or more council members to be voted to the rank of a Jedi Master. Full promotion to the rank of Jedi Master is contingent upon the majority vote of the Council in favor of the promotion, this includes the instance of a Knight training an Apprentice to the rank of Jedi Knight.

A Knight must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Master.

Master:

A Jedi Master’s primary responsibility is to continue in all of the duties of a Jedi Knight. The education of Apprentices and Younglings is still of great concern to a Jedi Master and a Master is still capable of taking on Apprentices of their own. In addition to these existing responsibilities every Jedi Master may be called upon to assume moderation control of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message board forum(s). This additional responsibility helps to ensure that the Temple’s message boards have moderation at nearly all times and that each Jedi Master takes responsibility for the content and conduct of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message boards, where all members congregate (from the newest Youngling to the longest-standing Jedi Council member).


Good Luck and May the Force be With You,
Jedi Grayson Dark


Requested and Answered by Admin on 09-Mar-2006 16:41 (5363 reads)
Padawan; a member in good standing with the Temple who is open to our ideals and religious philosophy and is here to learn. Within all Masters is a very much alive Padawan!

Recently (sometime during the summer of 2006) we have started shifting toward the designation or rank of Apprentice rather than Padawan. However because of how deeply rooted in our myth the term Padawan is we will never escape it's use entirely.

Just please know that in this place Padawan and Apprentice are terms used synonymously.

The application to become an apprentice can be found by clicking here.