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How are people organised?

There are very few divisions in the members of the community and you can label them easily by situation.

  1. Transitory members: Those who are in the community for a brief period (6 months or less) there to give lectures, run courses, provide  support, on sabbatical leave, or simply to attend a conference.
  2. Candidates: Those who want to join a in a more permanent way. People who are considering  a long-term commitment will be evaluated for a period of the 3-6 months to decide whether they are appropriate members of the community.
  3. Novices: those who pass candidacy are considered novices who are obliged to reach a minimum level of knowledge within all the basic sciences and other core subjects.
  4. Advocate/Citizen: a full member who has reached a level of reasonable understanding of all the core subjects and who can provide a service to the community. At this point they can say they are an advocate of a certain field / skill / discipline which they intend to dedicate their life to.
  5. Elected officials: Selected from citizens (advocates) these members hold positions of administrative power. The purviews and limitations of which will be defined in the founding document.

Much like martial arts the only division between a novice and a master is their level of knowledge and ability on the continuum of a particular discipline (although that definition is questionable). The only only division between members is novice, those still reaching a basic level of understanding, and an advocate who has reached a point where they can make an informal decision and picked a subject / skill / purpose to dedicate themselves to, or be advocates for.