Joining the movement is as easy as desiring to do so, though a dedication ceremony to formalize your choice is highly recommended.
Add the denomination "Open Minded" before your title (e.g. "Open Minded High Priestess" or "Open Minded Pastor") and religion name (e.g. "Open Minded Wiccan" or "Open Minded Christian"), and others will know you are a part of the movement.
There is also an online community where those who walk the Path can interact, a Crossroads where the spiritual paths of all religions meet. We look forward to meeting you!
The Open Minded Path offers to certify anyone seeking formal acknowledgement of their spiritual progress, even for remote members. Certification here involves an assessment of both personal spiritual practice, one's knowledge and mastery over one's own religion, and open mindedness, one's awareness of various religions as well as one's knowledge of the fundamental similarities between all religions. Becoming certified allows members to connect with like-minded others who are similarly advanced in a more intimate space on the Crossroads, list their shops or services on the Marketplace (and receive discounts on others' services too), and start certified Open Minded Organizations that are supported and promoted by the Open Minded Path.
There are no requirements to dedicate to the Open Minded Path. Anyone may do so privately or publicly before any Open Minded Organization. The Coven of the Open Mind frequently leads open full moon rituals on the Crossroads during which they are happy to hear any public dedications. Once you have done a dedication, whether alone or before an Organization, please mention that on the Crossroads server so that you can receive recognition (via a role, which grants access to a channel just for dedicants and lineage members).
Acolytes (or what many call "first degrees") are those who are "masters of themselves". They are sure their path is the right one, and they firmly believe that they will only walk that path for rest of their lives. They know their true, personal name, the one which they are called by their spiritual kin and which perfectly encapsulates their true self. Acolytes generally have the following skills in their spiritual toolkit, at least for use in their own matters, regardless of their spiritual journey:
To become a leader in the Open Minded Path lineage, one must demonstrate an ability to educate others, to movitate and inspire, and to produce content which helps others to grow along their own spiritual paths. One must show a mastery of history (the evolution of culture), metaphysics (the evolution of science), and linguistics (the evolution of language). The purpose is to ensure that an Open Minded Leader is capable of verifying the historicity of a claim, determining the validity of a scientific claim, especially those used to justify irrational beliefs, and understanding an entirely different way of viewing the world (since language is a direct translation of sub-conscious thought). Skills a Leader should have:
Eldering is a term which many use in many ways, but which fundamentally means to grow more wise with age and the assistance of mentors. At this point in one's spiritual journey, the people one primarily finds oneself around are students become peers. Now, the students begin to teach as well, and the Leader begins to learn and be enriched by the teachings of their students. Meanwhile, their skills shift towards writing, producing content for massive audiences, and contemplating the larger problems of the world. They may find they disconnect from beginners, for no other reason than that age and reason brings perspective, something hard to communicate to the young and unexperienced. There are some lessons which only time may teach. Elders should largely: