Like the process of growth in Hesiod’s Theogony, immortals move from being bound in darkness to being brought into the light; a birthing into existence and their power; my initiation process will be over when I’ve emerged into the light again.
I thought I had emerged already, but I appear to still be in the chapel perilous. have gained some tools, maybe all I need to get out; but I am not yet free from the darkness.
I will have given something and gotten something from each person on my team. Maybe what I give is simply a turn of phrase that resonates, like “lightning path between reclaiming and feri,” or something more. Maybe what I get is something skillful or stateful, like having contact and relationship with powerful allies or that I have a steady healthy energetic state.