This is probably best addressed directly to you, EA.
In The Complete Works, you give us the OAA initiations in complete. As a group of exercises, they are very cool and very useful. But I’m wondering - will the initiations themselves do anything?
What I mean to say, is that while the order was running, it seemed like there was some sort of astral connection and/or surveillance going on so that when an initiate took upon themselves the first and each successive flame, there would be something that would “happen”, so to speak. Is this still the case? It seems logical to me that if the order was defunct, the initiation rituals wouldn’t work anymore, unless you created an egregoire or something to monitor the currents for them - or if the Flames are an entity/collective independently, and the Order was merely an instrument to allow magicians to connect with the Flames.
So… is it still possible for a person to work their way through the 18 Flames, or is it just a group of guidelines for practice now?