The Jedi Order 2000 Draft

Before you read this, I want you to note this draft was written for the Jedi Organization (pre JEDI) staff in 2000. It was not supposed to be viewed publicly. There was a time were I did go over and change some references to JEDI, but there are some Jedi Organization references I didn't catch. This is actually the second draft, I believe. The first one was mostly a brainstorm.

I wouldn't attempt to print this out. It's basically a manual-sized handbook.

Many of the things you will read here are clearly outdated concepts. In fact, when I read it now, it seems too idealistic to be actually implemented in one form or another. Especially the levels. Even though you can sense the brainpower of it, you could imagine how hard it would be to create and implement these things!

The only real part about this (which highly influenced the start of the JEDI Website) are the 20 Precepts. Many of them you will find very creditable. Many of them, in fact, helped established our Mission Statement. The training methods were also highly influential. That wasn't easy to create - let me tell you. Just goes to show you that even though you may do a big project that goes extinct, it can still lead you towards a positive direction! No work is really ever in vain. It all depends on how you react to it.

But, overall, you can tell I had my seasoned experiences with planning orders and researching books like Roberts Rules and studying military structures. I've been through enough to know its more work then you would possibly expect. Especially when it comes down to a few doing the work...and the rest, well, let's just say they forget what was going on. I can say I learned the hard way.

My mindset, though, has evolved over the years. So, hopefully, this will not be put against me. Please, keep this in mind while reading.
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ATTENTION: The Following is a declaration of order which is still in the works. It is not acted upon by the JEDI website. This is simply a series of ideas which might later prove to be more then what it is now.
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THE JEDI ORDER - [Written For The JEDI Website]



PREAMBLE: UNIFIED MATTERS


We, the Jedi, thunder a call for unity to all those who believe in the Jedi ways. We are not just for those able to join us on the Internet, yet for those existing in real life. We are the organization of Jedi, and by being such, we are acting as we should.

We are a group of Jedi who desires order for our kind. We also desire the freedom and equality to act as Jedi, being able to speak out when need be. We are not about ordering ourselves to do what a small elite or person wishes us to do. We all realize we are part of the Force, and only the Force can be master over itself. We are merely its keepers, its protectors.

We are a majority of one, as well as a majority of many. We are a minority of one, as well as a minority of many. We, being both the majority and the minority, respect each other for being who we are.

We follow different ways of life. We believe in many different things. We know there is the Force, and by knowing this, we know we should live in order, respecting all points of view. We do what we know we should be doing, not always about what we feel, what we think, or what we perceive we should do. We know what we are doing is right, therefore we do so. We do what needs to be done, what must be done for the sake of ourselves and the world around us.

We know that the Force is a perception of energy that surrounds us and binds us together. We know that this is a good thing, part of our paradox, our completion and our perfection. We let it control our actions, and by doing so, we let ourselves control our actions. We dare not allow our actions to control us. We, realizing this truth, are free.

We are the founders of our kind, the caretakers of our destines and paradigms. We are the creeds of the future, the dogmas of the past. We are part of the truth that exist within the universe. We are that which makes us Jedi.

We are never alone when we are one with the Force.




PART I: ORDER OF PRECEPTS


1. JEDI will not ever be a RPGist website. We do not role play like other Jedi websites on the Internet. To distinct this difference, we will use the term Jedi Realists, or in other words, people who use the Jedi term and apply it into real, everyday living.

2. JEDI will not mimic ourselves exactly like the fictional Jedi characters in the Star Wars movies, novels, and comics. Being Realists, we will use the Jedi name to understand what we are capable of doing as human beings within this world, not within the Star Wars Universe.

3. JEDI will not be considered a religion. We are a way of life, a perception of truth that holds certain beliefs and creeds. We recognize the knowledge and wisdom of religions, incorporating them into our spiritual environment. No one here is required to follow a religion, and if one does believe in religion, we will not put those beliefs against them.

4. JEDI will represent different perceptions of what the Jedi should be. Even though the standard reference of the word "Jedi" focuses on the perception of the light, or Light Jedi, we also represent other ways, such as the Dark Jedi, Shadow Jedi, Gray Jedi, and other groups. One will have the freedom to create whatever groups they wish.

5. JEDI will remain non-profit, in which we will only accept donations for the benefit of this group. All members and staff on this website will be here to provide a service to our world, people who will take their personal time and effort to help others.

6. JEDI will strive for changing for the better, to constantly update our goals and objectives to benefit the entire Jedi Community. Due to this realization, we will focus on educating people and teaching them to help themselves, as well as teaching ourselves to help each other.

7. JEDI will allow any person to learn in any way they see fit. There is no standard way of how a person should be taught. We realize that not everyone believes in a tutor method, yet also a individual method, a Academy method, a Local Praxeum method, and other methods as well.

8. JEDI will translate the term Jedi as a person who understands to follow the Force, striving to learn more about their spiritual conquests as a human being. The Force will be considered a connection that is complete and good for all human beings. One can see it as an energy, a deity, a set of deities, or whatever one wishes to see it as.

9. JEDI will not be fully ran by a small elite or individual person. This will be discouraged as possible by having a system that balances each other out, giving the ability of power to our members we represent. We will strive to end all forms of corruption, and will give our members the ability to be noticed.

10. JEDI will listen to other people's viewpoints. As long as they respect us and remain in an orderly fashion, a person, no matter what their view is, will not be erased, banished, or removed. All persons here will have the right to say as they please, even if we do not agree with them. This means that no Jedi will be discriminated, whatever school system they follow, being respected for their religious, scientific, and political viewpoints.

11. JEDI will give credit to where credit is due. If a person comes to us and is seen to have more experience then others who have been training with us, we will give that person the credit that they deserve, placed in the levels and positions they should hold. We will never Force people to start all over again, providing them the freedom to be officially noticed if they so choose.

12. JEDI will give any person the freedom to change their ways, whether it be a Light Jedi wanting to be a Dark Jedi, or an Academy student wanting to be an Independent student. We will not discourage anyone for changing their ways if they believe they should.

13. JEDI will create a Temple, an Academy, Praxeums, and Councils, by definition, unlike other Jedi websites in the past. We will focus beyond the movies, books, and comics, and attempt to fabricate what these terms actually mean, in any way possible. We will also attempt to create our own terms and definitions for them.

14. JEDI will provide the freedom of training. A teacher will be able to perform any type of activity in any means necessary in order to train his or her student or students, as long as it follows the guidelines of the Organization, and does not infringe on anyone's rights.

15. JEDI will recognized Local Praxeums at other Jedi websites, as long as they are registered with us. We will give equal respect for all Praxeums which teach different forms of Jedi traits. All those who wish to teach will be rewarded, not punished.

16. JEDI will allow everyone, if they work hard, the ability to become a Jedi Master, to be on the Jedi Councils, to lead the Jedi Organization, and so on, through any type of training design, no matter what views they hold. The power to be a better person will be given to anyone that truly seeks it.

17. JEDI will be given the ability to help with burdens or finance with any person or website who is part of the Jedi Community. We will do all that we can to help our kind, as well as help those who are not of our kind, helping people to help themselves and to trust in the Force.

18. JEDI will provide the opportunity for every member to alter or change these precepts, code, and guidelines. If a person is a member here, they have the ability to express their say to these words, as well as being able to format them if need be, by means of voting.

19. JEDI will have the necessity to close itself if it finds that it is not running properly, even though it is encouraged that it doesn't, being that it should decide to strive and change for the better. If ever there is a time where the Jedi Organization does not function at all, the members here will be given the ability to leave this organization, as well as the ability to start another organization in its place.

20. JEDI will always be what it says it is, being an organization of Jedi. We will stress order, freedom, and equality for all our members, as well as the entire world. We will strive to perfect ourselves, to prepare ourselves, and to remind ourselves of the values in which we first started.




PART II: JEDI TEMPLE AND COUNCILS


The Jedi Temple:

The Jedi Temple is a place in which the Jedi Organization meet together. It has many distinct functions and serves different purposes.

General Functions:

* A meeting place for all Jedi
* A guide for students and teachers


Temple As Meeting Place:

The Temple is a place in which all the groups from the Jedi Organization, as well as those from other websites, come together and meet. It is an area in which general topics are discussed and debated. This is both in Chat and Discussion Forum format.

Certain decisions of meetings, such as those created by Jedi Council leaders (explained later), will be recorded at the Temple. Other information from the Council will be recorded as well.

Such As: * Voting outcomes
* Measures and proposals being voted
* Additions and resignations of Councilors
* Descriptions of Council and Councilors


Temple as a Student and Teacher Guide:

The Temple will hold records of information about the teachers and students registered in the Jedi Organization. If a teacher or student does not register here, then that teacher or student isn't recognized by the Jedi Organization. It is recommended that all members at the Jedi Organization, as well as those from different websites, register themselves at the Temple to assure others of your teaching or learning status.


Student Section: If you are a student who has just registered for membership, you are now probably looking for a teacher or teachers to teach you. Go to the Temple to register your name and information so that teachers can use it as a guide. Later a teacher or teachers may want to train you.

In order to register your student availability, you must go to the Student Form and fill it out as best as you can.

The information that is going to be asked is:

* The name and handle that you go by
* Your E-mail address
* Messenger Handles
* Ezboard Handle
* Training system you go by (explained later)
* Times you usually go on the Internet
* Are you presently active in student status
* What you prefer in a teacher
* How many teachers do you wish to have
* Have you been with teachers in the past
* What do you wish to call yourself
* Whether you wish to be taught with a student or students
* Your experience through Jedi understanding
* What you wish to learn and how
* How much time are you willing to be with a teacher
* Whether you prefer homework, trial etc.
* Information that will help a teacher

Training Systems and other necessarily information will be explained at the Temple.


Teacher Section:

If you are a teacher who has just registered for membership, you are now probably looking for a student or students for you to teach. Go to the Temple to register your name and information so that students can use it as a guide. Later a student or students may want you for training.

In order to register your teacher availability, you must go to the Teacher Form and fill it out as best as you can.

The information that is going to be asked is:

* The name and handle that you go by
* Your E-mail address
* Messenger Handles
* Ezboard Handle
* Training system you go by (explained later)
* Times you usually go on the Internet
* Are you presently active in teacher status
* What you prefer in a student
* How many students do you wish to have
* Have you been with students in the past
* What do you wish to call yourself
* Whether you wish to teach with a teacher or teachers
* Your experience through Jedi understanding
* What you wish to teach and how
* How much time are you willing to be with a student
* Whether you will give out homework, trial etc.
* Information that will help a student

Training Systems and other necessarily information will be explained at the Temple.


Learning and Teaching Requests:

By posting your information, you automatically create a account that can be updated at later times. You will be given a password E-mailed to you so that you can use it to log in your account.

After you post your information at the Temple, you can look over the records of different students and/or teachers that you are interested in being with. All of those that are presently available will be listed at one place, and all of those that are not presently available will be listed at another place.

When you find the student(s) and teacher(s) that you are looking for, E-mail them at their address or post under the Teacher and Student Reference section of the Discussion Forum within the Temple. When the person or persons have agreed to your proposal, you must then go to a Council to be evaluated. The Council you go to is decided by the Training system you wish to use.

* Academy training system - The Administrated Jedi Council
* Praxeum training system - The Praxeum Jedi Council
* Traditional and Solo training systems - The Elected Jedi Council

The Council decisions will be decided by means of voting. Majority wins.

If the Council goes against the match, you will not be recognized by the Jedi Organization if you do train together. That doesn't mean that you can't. Later on, if you really desire the match, you can propose to the Council for a Redecision Proposal in one month after the conclusion of the first decision. The Council though must rule by a majority vote if they wish or wish not to analyze the proposal.

The Councils will be explained in the next section later on.


The Jedi Council System: The Jedi Order system is ran by three groups of power, in which we call Jedi Councils. Each Jedi Council carries unique powers, balancing over each other.

These Councils are called:

* The Administrated Jedi Council
* The Praxeum Jedi Council
* The Elected Jedi Council
Each group is lead by a single representative or leader that can change over time.

These Persons are called:

* The Jedi Facilitator
* The Jedi Solicitor
* The Jedi Mediator


Material Discussed:

Each Jedi Council will discuss material, relating to the Jedi Organization or the Jedi Community at large, in which they are distinct from each other.


Council Material:

* The Administrated Jedi Council - They will discuss material relating to the structure of the Jedi Organization, hence the name. They will be mainly be discussing and voting on things that effect the Jedi Academy here at the Jedi Organization. They will also be discussing and voting on the layout of the Jedi Organization, the overall message of the Jedi Organization, and the movement of the Jedi Organization.

* The Praxeum Jedi Council - They will discuss material relating to the structure of the local, outside websites that are part of the Jedi Organization, hence the name. They will be mainly discussing and voting on things that effect the Jedi Praxeums here at the Jedi Organization as well as the Jedi Praxeums at different websites. They will also be discussing and voting on the layout of the Jedi Praxeum websites, the overall message of the Jedi Praxeum websites, and the movement of the Jedi Praxeum websites.

* The Elected Jedi Council - They will discuss material relating to the structure of the Jedi Community that relate to the Jedi populace, hence the name. They will be mainly discussing and voting on things that effect the Jedi Traditional and Solo Training Systems here at the Jedi Organization, as well as those at other Jedi websites (if requested). They will also be discussing and voting on the layout of the Jedi Community, the overall message of the Jedi Community, and the movement of the Jedi Community.

If a Council wishes to discuss or vote about material that are not decided by them yet another Council, they may do so. If the Council votes in the affirmative, the Council that decides the matter must discuss and vote on it. This is to assure the order of balance.

Voting abilities and terms will be later explained in Part III.


Major Decisions And Leadership Meetings:

Upon major decisions affecting the Jedi Community at large, these three groups will vote as one body to determine the direction and outcome. The persons in charge of the Councils, being representatives, will vote together and represent their vote as the Council's vote. This vote will take place at the Jedi Temple. This will be placed more in depth in Part III.

A decision is voted as a major decision by a 2/3's majority of each Jedi Council.

If the persons choose to do so, they can vote their conscience instead of the Council's. By doing so, they are threatened to be voted out by the Councils they represent.

Meetings for the three Jedi Council leaders will take place every 2 weeks, in whatever format necessary. If in chat format, the chat session most be at least 2 hours long. If a Jedi Council Leader cannot make it to the meeting, that leader must request for a Councilor to take that leaders position, by means of voting.

These three will basically discuss:

* Material being voted
* Material voted as Major Decision
* Their own topics and materials
* Overall report of the three Councils
* The direction of the Councils and the Jedi Organization
* Coming elections


Number of Persons Within Councils:

The number of people in each Jedi Council are different than each other. Each Council number is determined by statistics and wishes of the entire Jedi Organization.


The Jedi Council Numbers:

* The Administrative Jedi Council - The number is decided by the ratio of population, in which population is determined by the number of registered members. This will be taken every third month during the time of the election (explained below). The ratio is one person for every ten persons registering membership at the Jedi Organization (For example, if there is a hundred people, this Council has 10 persons).

* The Praxeum Jedi Council - The number is decided by the amount of Praxeums officially registered at the Jedi Organization (For example, if there are 10 Praxeums, this Council has 10 persons).

* The Elected Jedi Council - The number is decided by an election (held by members only) taken every third month. Length of election is determined by the Council, by means of voting, in which they can vote for extensions. (For example, if a election shows that the members of the Jedi Organization voted for 7 persons, this Council has 7 persons).


Decision of Persons Within Councils:

The decision of who goes into which Council are different from each other. Chosen people for each Council is determined by the decisions of certain groups of the Jedi Organization.

The Jedi Council Decision of Persons:

* The Administrative Jedi Council - The person is decided by those that have officially passed certain levels, and is now qualified for a position. This Council will decide who is more qualified out of those that have passed, by needs of voting. This is determined by necessity, or in other words, if there is a position opened or not (due to the ratio of population). This Council will also decide if a person needs to be taken out, by means of voting. Replacements are decided by the Council, by means of voting.

* The Praxeum Jedi Council - The person is decided by the wishes of the Local Praxeums. In other words, those that run each individual Praxeum decides, by whatever means they choose, who they wish to represent them. This Council will decide though if a person needs to be taken out, by means of voting. In order to take this action though, the Council must respect the voice of the Local Praxeum who is represented by that person the Council wish to be taken out. Replacements are decided by the Local Praxeum, by means of voting.

* The Elected Jedi Council - The person is decided by the number of votes received by the a general election that takes place within the Jedi Organization every third month. Only registered members can vote. After the entire Jedi Organization has chosen the number of persons they wish to have represent them by elective means, the number of persons that has gained the most votes represent this Council. This Council will decide if a person needs to be taken out, by means of voting, only if it is during a time where there is no election. Replacements are decided by the Council, by means of voting, only during a time of no election.


Decision of Council Leaders:

The persons who are chosen to represent each Jedi Council are different from each other. Each Council leader is determined by either statistics or decisions of groups within the Jedi Organization.


The Jedi Council Decision of Leadership:

* The Jedi Facilitator - This person is chosen by the person who has recently just held the Jedi Facilitator position. The person that recently holds the Jedi Facilitator position can choose the successor by any means that person deems necessary. The Jedi Facilitator can be voted out by a 2/3's majority of the Council vote. If the Jedi Facilitator resigns, the successor is chosen by the Council, by means of voting.

* The Jedi Solicitor - This person is chosen by the Council, by means of voting. The Council has the option to have the people of each Local Praxeum vote for who they believe should be leader of the Council. The Jedi Solicitor can be voted out by a 2/3's majority of the Council vote. If the Jedi Solicitor resigns, the successor is chosen by the Council, by means of voting.

* The Jedi Mediator - This person is chosen by the most number of votes within a general election that takes place every third month. The Jedi Mediator can be voted out by a 2/3's majority of the Council vote. If the Jedi Mediator resigns, the successor is chosen by the Council, by means of voting.


Future Amendments:

This section is later to be altered. This section will later include information that has not been classified above, as well as material that needs to later be revised.




PART III: TERMS OF VOTING

Voting Varieties:

There are different ways of voting at the Jedi Organization, as well as many different ways on how voting is used and expressed.

The different ways of voting are:

* Leadership Voting
* Council Voting
* Election Voting

Here are some of the types of material that can be voted upon.

Vote Of:

* Addition - To change the present material with extra material.

For example, if the Praxeum Jedi Council is discussing that a person of a certain level can start a Local Jedi Praxeum, a Councilor can call for a Vote of Addition to add within the material a statement saying that it goes by the levels registered at the Jedi Organization, or to change the level the person has to be in order to start a Local Jedi Praxeum. If passed, the material is altered and changed.


* Agenda - To add a topic into the Council Agenda and/or the Council Leadership Agenda. This also determines what interval it should be discussed.

For example, let us say that the Jedi Council Leaders wish to add the topic of resignation of Councilors into the Agenda, after the first two topics on the agenda has been discussed and voted upon. A Jedi Council Leader would call for a Vote of Agenda. If passed, the agenda is changed and renumbered.


* Amendment - A change or improvement relating to the Jedi Order of Guidelines, otherwise simply known as the Jedi Order. In other words, it is an addition to this set of guidelines.

For example, the Jedi Councilor for the Elective Jedi Council wishes to discuss an Amendment to be added to Part III of the Jedi Order , stating that instead of elections taking place every third month, that it should be taken every fourth month. That Councilor would call for a Vote of Amendment. If passed, the amendment would be numbered and added to Part III of the Jedi Order, located at the bottom of this section.


* Appeal - A statement going against the voting of certain material for the time being. This doesn't mean that it cannot be voted upon at a later time.

For example, members of the Jedi Organization have been asking the Administrative Jedi Council not to vote on the recent topic being discussed there. This discussion is about whether or not all the Jedi online need to be registered as a Member in order for the Jedi Organization to recognized them as a Jedi. A Jedi Councilor would call for a Vote of Appeal. If passed, the appeal would get rid of the topic until a later time, forcing the Council to discuss another topic for the time being.


* Apprenticeship - The ability for a teacher or mentor to take a student under his or her wing.

For example, since the Elected Jedi Council is to discuss topics concerning the Traditional Training System, a teacher brings his or her student to the Council and asks for the approval to teach the student. After the topic was debated and discussed, a Jedi Councilor would call for a Vote of Apprenticeship. If passed, the teacher would be recognized for teaching the student.


* Completion - The ability for a person to advance to the next level, according to the training system that person is under. For example, since the Administrative Jedi Council is to discuss topics concerning the Academy Training System, a person comes to the Council, being at the Jedi Expert Level or higher (explained in Part VI), and asks for his or her level to be raised to a higher level. Depending on the person, that person might discuss test or trial results to the Council, as well as experience he or she has gained. After the topic was debated and discussed , a Jedi Councilor would call for a Vote of Completion. If passed, the person would be raised to the next level.


* Council Decision - A decision in which material is debated and discussed at a different Jedi Council.

For example, let us say that the Praxeum Jedi Council has been debating on a topic concerning the message of the Jedi Academy. A Councilor from that Council would call for a Vote of Council Decision, having it where Administrative Jedi Council would have to carry on the debate. If passed, the topic and material is passed to the bottom of the Administrative Jedi Council Agenda. This though can be only prevented by a Councilor from the Administrative Jedi Council calls for a Vote of No Agenda (explained later).


* Confidence - A call for a certain Councilor to hold a certain position within the Jedi Council. This is mainly used for the Administrative Jedi Council.

For example, let us say that the Administrator of the Jedi Council (explained in Part VI) resigns. A Councilor of the Administrative Jedi Council can vote for a Councilor to take the Administrator's place by calling for a Vote of Confidence. If passed, the Councilor voted for the Administrator position takes the position for the time being.




For example, the Jedi Council Leaders decide that they want to make it clear to the entire Jedi Organization that their general view is for creating more Academy classes. A Council Leader would call for a Vote of Declaration. If passed, the view is placed in written format and is placed to the attention of the entire Jedi Organization.


* Discussion - The ability to continue discussion towards certain material presently enabled to be voted upon and concluded.

For example, let us say the Jedi Praxeum Council is going to call for a Vote of Confidence, wanting a certain person of their Council to take a position. A Councilor might not fully understand the capabilities of a person yet. If so, that Councilor can call for a Vote of Discussion. If passed, the topic would be discuss about until a Councilor called for a Vote of No Discussion (explain later on).


* Elected Decision - A decision in which a certain piece of material is to be voted by the upcoming election, rather then themselves.

For example, let us say that a topic is bringing material that is too controversial for the Jedi Council Leaders to vote on. One Council Leader would then call for a Vote of Election Decision. If passed, the topic and material would be voted by the entire Jedi Organization in the next upcoming election.


* Enlistment - Like a Vote of Confidence, instead of calling for a certain Councilor to hold a certain position within the Council, it is calling for a certain person not on the Council to take a position within the Council. This is mainly used for the Administrative Jedi Council.

For example, the Administrative Jedi Council has just gone through a resignation of a Jedi Councilor that holds a certain position. Another Councilor has filled the position, yet there still needs to be a certain number for the Council. A Vote of Enlistment is called, calling for a certain individual qualified to be on the Administrative Jedi Council to be in it. If passed, that individual is enlisted into the Administrative Jedi Council.


* Major Decision - A decision in which a certain piece of material is declared to be too controversial, and by stating such, is calling for the material to be voted by the Jedi Council Leaders.

For example, let us say that there was a tie on a certain topic for the Elected Jedi Council. Instead of calling for a Vote of Reconsideration (explained later), a Councilor might call for a Vote of Major Decision. If passed, the topic and material is passed to the bottom of the Jedi Council Leadership Agenda. This though can be only prevented by a Council Leader for a Vote of No Agenda (explained later).


* Mandate (Motion) - A specific action of order relating to the Jedi Order of Code.
For example, a Jedi Councilor from the Jedi Praxeum Council has looked at the Jedi Order of Code, and instead of having it where the Jedi Praxeum that studies Martial Arts be allowed to teach Karate, they should be allowed to teach Karate as well as the ways of Samurai. That Jedi Councilor would call for a Vote of Mandate. If passed, the mandate would be altered to represent a new action of order.


* Maxim - A brief statement of moral conduct relating to the Jedi Order of Precepts. In other words, it is an addition of words or statements to an existing precept.

For example, let us say that the Administrative Jedi Council wished for a certain precept to be altered in a way that it would add more detail to what it is attempting to say. A Jedi Councilor can call for a Vote of Maxim. If passed, the precept will carry an agreed addition of words.


* Measure - A specific course of procedure relating to the Jedi Order of Code.

For example, a Jedi Councilor from the Jedi Praxeum Council has looked at the Jedi Order of Code, and instead of having it where the reestablishment of a Jedi Praxeum that studies Martial Arts occurs in one month, it occurs in three months. That Jedi Councilor would call for a Vote of Mandate. If passed, the mandate would be altered to represent a new action of order.


* No Addition - To change the present material with less material.

For example, if the Praxeum Jedi Council is discussing that a person of a certain level can start a Local Jedi Praxeum, a Councilor can call for a Vote of Addition to subtract a statement saying that it goes by the levels registered at the Jedi Organization, since that Councilor believes that has already been stated already. If passed, the material is altered and changed.


* No Agenda - To take away a topic from the Council Agenda and/or the Council Leadership Agenda.

For example, let us say that the Jedi Council Leaders wish to take away the topic of resignation of Councilors away from the Agenda, since this topic has already been discussed and voted on before in the past. A Jedi Council Leader would call for a Vote of Agenda. If passed, the agenda is changed and renumbered.


* No Confidence - A call for a certain Councilor to be taken away certain position within a Jedi Council. This does not mean that that person is thrown out of the Council. This is mainly used for the Administrative Jedi Council.

For example, let us say that the Administrator of the Jedi Council (explained in Part VI) is not doing a good job at handling his or her responsibilities. A Councilor of the Administrative Jedi Council can vote for the Councilor to be removed from the Administrator position by calling for a Vote of Confidence. If passed, the Councilor that recently holds the Administrator position leaves the position for the time being.


* No Discussion - The ability to discontinue discussion towards certain material presently being discussed.

For example, let us say the Jedi Praxeum Council is going to call for a Vote of Confidence, wanting a certain person of their Council to take a position. A Councilor might fully understand the capabilities of a person, and believes everyone else understands this as well. If so, that Councilor can call for a Vote of No Discussion. If passed, the topic would not be discussed about anymore and move to a Vote of Confidence.


* No Membership - The ability to have a Member of the Jedi Organization to be removed, either temporarily or permanently. This is used for only extreme instances.

For example, a Member of the Jedi Organization comes up to the Administrative Jedi Council and reports that a existing member has been constantly abusing the rights of other Members. If this is proven beyond a doubt, a Jedi Councilor can call for a Vote of No Membership. If passed, that member that is abusing the right of other Members will be temporarily or permanently moved from the Jedi Organization.


* Precept - A prescribed rule of moral conduct relating to the Jedi Order of Precepts, a group of maxims. In other words, it is an addition of another precept to the other existing precepts.

For example, the Administrative Jedi Council wants to add another precept to the Jedi Order of Precepts, stating that all persons at the Jedi Organization will be allowed to follow whatever Jedi Code they believe in. A Jedi Councilor can call for a Vote of Precept. If passed, this precept will be added within the other existing precepts.


* Proposal (Proposition) - A plan offered for consideration, or in other words, a subject or idea that needs to be discussed. This means that it is a group of protocols. Proposals can only be voted on by an upcoming election. This relates to the Jedi Order of Code.

For example, a Jedi Councilor from the Elected Jedi Council desires a proposal stating that we need to include all of the Jedi websites into the Jedi Organization. This would list certain groups of protocol, stating how and when the Jedi websites would be included within the Jedi Organization. After the plan has been fully discussed and debated over, a Jedi Councilor would then call for a Vote of Proposal. If passed, this proposal would then be voted by the Jedi Organization in the next coming election.


* Protocol - A body of words instituting a group of mandates. This relates to the Jedi Order of Code. It is an addition of another protocol to the other existing protocols that exist within a proposal.

For example, a Jedi Councilor from the Elected Jedi Council desires an addition of another protocol with a existing proposition, stating how and when the Jedi websites would be included within the Jedi Organization. After the plan has been fully discussed and debated over, a Jedi Councilor would then call for a Vote of Protocol. If passed, this protocol would be added to the existing proposal.


* Reconsideration - A action in which material is revoted on.

For example, let us say that there was a tie or a very split vote on a certain topic for the Elected Jedi Council. If so, the Jedi Councilor which presented the topic can call for a Vote of Reconsideration. If passed, the topic and material is revoted again. This though can only be done three times, and must have a length of discussion between the intervals of revoting.


* Resignation - Like a Vote of no Confidence, instead of calling for a certain Councilor to leave a certain position within the Council, it is calling for a certain Councilor to leave the Council altogether. This is mainly used for the Administrative Jedi Council.

For example, let us say that the Administrator of the Jedi Council (explained in Part VI) is not only doing a very bad job at handling his or her responsibilities, yet are also making problems for other Jedi Councilors. A Jedi Councilor of the Administrative Jedi Council can vote for the Councilor to be leave the Council altogether by calling for a Vote of Confidence. If passed, the Councilor must leave the Council for the time being.


* Request - A recommendation for a Jedi Council or the Jedi Council Leaders.

For example, if the Praxeum Jedi Council wants the Elected Jedi Council to discuss the idea of having the Jedi Community leaders have an official meeting at a Chat Room, they would call for a Vote Of Request. If passed, the recommendation is personally given by a Councilor from the Praxeum Jedi Council to the Elected Jedi Council. The Council must respond to it and discuss it.


* Withdraw - The ability to remove a certain material from being voted on permanently.

For example, let us say a Jedi Councilor from the Elected Jedi Council believes that a certain topic shouldn't even be brought up, after hearing it being discussed and debated over. That Councilor can call for a Vote of Withdraw. If passed, the Council must remove the material from discussion and not vote on it at all.


Leadership Voting:

As explained above, leadership voting session take place at leadership meetings. This is when the three Jedi Council leaders come together at the Jedi Temple. This meeting takes place every two weeks.

The Jedi Council Leaders can only call for a vote of:

* Addition
* Agenda
* Amendment
* Appeal
* Declaration
* Discussion
* Elected Decision
* Mandate (Motion)
* Maxim
* Measure
* No Addition
* No Agenda
* No Discussion
* Precept
* Proposal (Proposition)
* Protocol
* Request

The outcome of a voting session can only result as 2-1 for, or 1-2 against. By having three persons, there is no chance of a tie. There is a half and half chance for everything voted on. If the material that is being voted on seems to be too controversial that it is very hard for a Jedi Council leader or Council leaders to vote on, they can call for a Elected Decision. A Elected Decision is when the Council will vote to bring the measure or proposal to the next upcoming election so that the entire Jedi Organization can vote on it.

Each Jedi Council leader is required to vote on all topics and material presented to them, not requesting for a No Vote or Undecided. If a Jedi Council leader cannot make it to the meeting, that leader must request for a Councilor to take that leader's position, by means of voting. This means that there always has to be three persons at the Leadership meeting.


Council Voting:

The Administrative Jedi Council, the Praxeum Jedi Council, and the Administrative Jedi Council all have different ways of voting and can only call for certain types of votes.

The Administrative Jedi Council can only call for a vote of:

* Addition (Majority)
* Agenda (Majority)
* Amendment (2/3's)
* Appeal (Majority)
* Completion (Majority)
* Council Decision (Majority)
* Confidence (2/3's)
* Declaration (2/3's)
* Discussion (Majority)
* Elected Decision (Majority)
* Enlistment (2/3's)
* Major Decision (Majority)
* Mandate (Motion) (2/3's)
* Maxim (2/3's)
* Measure (2/3's)
* No Addition (Majority)
* No Agenda (Majority)
* No Confidence (2/3's)
* No Discussion (Majority)
* No Membership (2/3's)
* Precept (2/3's)
* Proposal (Proposition) (2/3's)
* Protocol (2/3's)
* Reconsideration (Majority)
* Resignation (2/3's)
* Request (Majority)
* Withdraw (2/3's)

The Praxeum Jedi Council can only call for a vote of:

* Addition (Majority)
* Agenda (Majority)
* Amendment (2/3's)
* Appeal (Majority)
* Apprenticeship (Majority)
* Completion (Majority)
* Council Decision (Majority)
* Confidence (2/3's)
* Declaration (2/3's)
* Discussion (Majority)
* Elected Decision (Majority)
* Enlistment (2/3's)
* Major Decision (Majority)
* Mandate (Motion) (2/3's)
* Maxim (2/3's)
* Measure (2/3's)
* No Addition (Majority)
* No Agenda (Majority)
* No Confidence (2/3's)
* No Discussion (Majority)
* Precept (2/3's)
* Proposal (Proposition) (2/3's)
* Protocol
* Reconsideration
* Resignation (2/3's)
* Request
* Withdraw (2/3's)

The Elected Jedi Council can only call for a vote of:

* Addition (Majority)
* Agenda (Majority)
* Amendment (2/3's)
* Appeal (Majority)
* Apprenticeship (Majority)
* Completion (Majority)
* Council Decision (Majority)
* Confidence (2/3's) (Effective Until Upcoming Election)
* Declaration (2/3's)
* Discussion (Majority)
* Elected Decision (Majority)
* Enlistment (2/3's) (Effective Until Upcoming Election)
* Major Decision (Majority)
* Mandate (Motion) (2/3's)
* Maxim (2/3's)
* Measure (2/3's)
* No Addition (Majority)
* No Agenda (Majority)
* No Confidence (2/3's) (Effective Until Upcoming Election)
* No Discussion (Majority)
* Precept (2/3's)
* Proposal (Proposition) (2/3's)
* Protocol
* Reconsideration
* Resignation (2/3's) (Effective Until Upcoming Election)
* Request
* Withdraw (2/3's)


Rules of Elections:

General elections for the Elective Jedi Council take place every third month.

They take place every:

* January
* April
* July
* October

The time that the elections take place are the 1st of each month to at least the 5th of each month. The Jedi Elective Council though can vote for an extension if they so choose. The extension can only last up to the the 10th of each month a election takes place.

The results for the election should be posted 3-5 days after the last day to vote.

The Election Team, the people that run the election, is decided by the Jedi Elective Council, by means of voting. The team is chosen every time their is a new election. The Council will choose who is in charge of the Election Team as well as the size of the election team. There is no fixed size.

In order to maximize the amount of voters that vote in the election, the election will be held at many places. It will mainly be held at the Discussion Forum, under a Forum that allows only registered members to vote in poll format.

Other methods can be:

* E-mail (If a person wants to give their vote as a letter to the Jedi Organization in private)
* Chat (If a person wishes to tell a person of the election team in private)
* E-mail Discussion Lists (If a person wishes to tell the Jedi Organization in public)


Election Material:

The Jedi Organization at the elections are only allowed to vote for certain material, besides voting for the people and size of the Elected Jedi Council. This is provided by the unique Vote of Elective Decision.

The Election can only vote on:

* Amendment (Majority)
* Confidence (Majority)
* Enlistment (Majority)
* Mandate (Motion) (Majority)
* Maxim (Majority)
* Measure (Majority)
* No Confidence (Majority)
* Precept (Majority)
* Proposal (Proposition) (Majority)
* Protocol (Majority)
* Resignation (Majority)


Future Amendments:

This section is later to be altered. This section will later include information that has not been classified above, as well as material that needs to later be revised.




PART IV: TERMS OF SESSION


Types of Sessions:

At the Jedi Organization there are different types of meeting sessions, as well as different types of formats those meeting sessions can be formatted.


Types of Meeting Sessions:

* Fast Type Session (For Chat Room Session Format)
* Standard Type Session (For Forum and E-mail Session Formats)

Types of Formats for Meeting Sessions:

* Chat Room Session Format
* Forum Session Format
* E-mail Session Format


Fast Type Session:

The Fast Type Session is provided for the Chat Room Session Format. This is a way to create a session in a more personal type setting that is more realistic. It is also a Session that gets things done fast and orderly, due to the fact that not many people can stay in the Chat Room for long periods of time.

Since not all people in the Council can be in the room at the same time, it is required that if a type of material or topic is produced from a certain session, that it is given to the Council that relates to it in Forum Session Format. This will be better explained later on.

Basically, there is a person that decides to be a Moderator, a person that decides to be a Recorder, and a group of members from the same Council. These people have to all be part of the same Council. People that are not part of the Council can sit and watch. It is basically like a court room hearing.


Fast Type Session Positions:

Moderator: A person from a particular Council that decides to moderate a session. If this person chooses to moderate, he or she has to put the letter "M" in front of his or her name. For example, let us say you name is Relan Volkum, and the handle you use in the chat room is Relan. You would alter the name Relan and change it to M_Relan. A Moderator's font color has to be changed to blue and needs to be bolded.

This person basically talks and tells which person can talk and who cannot. This person has to give people a chance to speak if they wish to speak, and not be prejudice towards certain views. They can ask questions and other information from Council (this will be explained in the types of actions a Fast Type Session can do). This person is not allowed to carry on the same actions as those Councilors in session. The Moderator needs to know all of the actions and votes, what they mean and stand for, and use his or her judgment where there is a conflict. The Moderator can open and close session any time. The Moderator is allowed to interrupt at any time, and is the one that should be listened to.

Recorder: A person from a particular Council that decides to record a session. If this person chooses to record, he or she has to put the letter "R" in front of his or her name. For example, let us say you name is Relan Volkum. You would alter the name Relan and change it to R_Relan. A Recorder's font color has to be changed to green and needs to be bolded.

This person basically records the general topics and material being talked about, and summarize what is going on as best as one can. These records are typed on a personal word document program during the time of the session. When it is over, and the Recorder is finished with the typing, that person would then copy that record down and post it in the necessary section of the Discussion Forum. For example, let us say that some people from the Praxeum Jedi Council had a session which was acted on December 31, 2001. The Recorder would post the record the information and title it "FTS.P.12.31.2001.1" to inform the Council, "FTS" standing for Fast Type Session, "P" standing for Praxeum, and the last number representing the meeting number. Let us now say that another session was done later on the same day by the same Council. It another record would be recorded and titled "FTS.P.12.31.2001.2" to inform the Council. This person is also allowed to carry on the same actions as those Councilors in session.


Fast Type Session Actions:

Here are the type of actions one can do when at this type of session meeting. It is basically a group of symbols and abbreviations.

Actions for the Fast Type Session:

* Affirmative Vote (typed as Y or + ): A person is voting for something and wants to vote for it. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type a Y or + to let everyone know what that person's vote.

* Beginning of Statement (typed as BS or < ): A person who is beginning to say something. A person , after he or she has said what needed to be said, would type a simply BS or < in the chat to clarify to the Moderator that he or she has started speaking. For example, BS typed, then what is said, or

* Comment (typed as C or * ): A person wishes to comment on what is presently being said. A person would type a simple C or * in the chat to clarify to the Moderator they want to comment.

* End of Statement (typed as ES or > ): A person who is done with what he or she said. A person, after he or she has said what needed to be said, would type a simple ES or > in the chat to clarify to the Moderator that he or she is done speaking. For example, ES typed, or this is what is last said>.

* Floor (typed as F or &): A person has the floor and is allowed to basically speak about a topic or issue. That person would type F or & in the chat to clarify that the this person is allowed to have the floor.

* Lay on the Table (typed as LT or | ): A person who has noticed a person take an issue from the table, and wishes to bring it back. That person that brought it up would type LT or | in the chat to clarify that the topic has been placed back into discussion.

* Motion (typed as Motion: ): A person wants to have something voted on. For example, let us say a Jedi Councilor is talking about adding a precept, that Councilor might later type "Motion: Vote Of Precept" to clarify the other Councilors in the chat room to get ready to vote (refer to Part III).

* Negative Vote (typed as N or - ): A person is voting for something and wants to vote against it. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type a N or - to let everyone know what that person's vote.

* No Vote (typed as O or # ): A person is voting and wants to vote a no vote, or in other words, a vote that is undecided. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type a O to let everyone know what that person's vote.

* Previous Topic (types as PT or ~ ): A person has noticed that other issues are being discussed, and the main issue is being ignored. That person would type PT or ~ to let the Moderator know they need to get back to the main topic.

* Point of Information (typed as PI or ^): A person needs to know more information before the vote. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type PI of ^ in the chat to clarify to the Moderator that he or she needs to know more information before the vote.

* Point of Order (typed as PO or !): A person is calling for the moderator to give order. That person would type PO or ! to let the Moderator know that he or she must bring back order to the session.

* Refer to Council (typed as RC or @): A person believes that a vote should not be taken, and that the topic and material should be referred to the Council first before such. A person would type RC or @ in the chat to clarify to the Moderator that he or she believes that it this should be done. After that, the voting doesn't take place.

* Take from the Table (typed as TT or \ ): A person who brought up an topic or issue wishes to withdraw it. That person that brought it up would type TT in the chat to clarify that the topic has been dropped.

* Question (typed as Q or ?): A person wishes to ask a question on what is presently being said. A person would type a simple Q or ? in the chat to clarify to the Moderator that they want to ask a question.

Note: Just remember that in the Fast Type Session Format, the votes that pass certain material or then to the Councilors at the Discussion Forum. It doesn't mean that it passes altogether, since you need everyone as possible participating.


General Example of a Fast Type Session:

This is a simple example type of session for the Elected Jedi Council. Of course, in real life, it would be more detailed and more up to date. Realize that this is in a Chat Room.

Note: I had to put brackets instead of greater/less than signs, due to this work making errors with html.

(The Recorder Titles the session FTS.E.11.19.2001.1 on his or her personal word document program)

M_Councilor: This Council is in session. Councilor #1, before we came into session, you brought up the t topic of Ambassadors, sending them to different websites to tell them about the Jedi Organization. You have the floor Councilor #1. Councilor #1: & [Thank you Moderator. I would to present some material bringing Ambassadors to other websites. We can start a group called the DEGA group, and this group would simply go to the major Jedi websites that are out there and tell them about our goals and objectives.]
Councilor #2: *
M_Councilor: Go ahead Councilor #2.
Councilor #2: [I think there should be a certain statement that each Ambassador should give.
R_Recorder: ?
Councilor #2: This statement could be created by us, and made to which everyone Ambassador can present and issue their own opinions.]
M_Councilor: Go ahead Recorder.
R_Recorder: [Why can't the statements be created by the Ambassadors themselves? They have minds, I believe, and I think they already know generally what to say.]
Councilor #2: TT
Councilor #1: LT
M_Councilor: For what reason Councilor #1?
Councilor #1: [I think this should be talked about. Not everyone is good at what to say, and they should have some guideline as to what can be said.]
Problem Person: You guys don't know what you are talking about! This is stupid!
R_Recorder: !
M_Councilor: Problem Person, you are out of line. Order to this session. Councilor #1, can you finish presenting what you brought up please.
Councilor #1: & [Thank you Mediator. Councilor #3, I think that they can speak for themselves. Alright, this is all I have to say now. I would like to add this to the Ambassador Protocol in the Jedi Order of Code. Motion: Vote of Mandate.]
M_Councilor: A motion is called by Councilor #1. Please vote.
R_Recorder: Y
Councilor #2: PI
M_Councilor: What is it Councilor #2?
Councilor #2: [I am unfamiliar with the Ambassador Protocol in the Jedi Order of Code. Can it be generally explained to me please, thank you.]
M_Councilor: Councilor #2, the Ambassador Protocol is simply a group of mandates issuing when and how to send Ambassadors to the Jedi websites. If you wish to know more of it, look at the Jedi Order of Code before you vote.
Councilor #1: Y
Councilor #2: N
M_Councilor: Two for the affirmative, one for the negative. Since the Vote of Mandate requires a 2/3's majority, it is passed and the Recorder will post this decision at the Forum so that the Councilors can talk about it. For now, I wish to end this session. This session is now concluded.


Standard Type Session:

A Standard Type Session is used for both the Forum Session Format and the E-mail Session Format. This means that you can not use this type of session in the Chat Room.

For this type, you have to have everyone from the Council to participate. In other words, if it is in Forum Session Format, the Forum section needs to be able to allow all the Council members to post there. If it is in E-mail Session Format, you need to have all the E-mail's of the Council members.

For the Councils to be in session, you need it where the Jedi Facilitator, the Jedi Solicitor, and the Jedi Mediator basically acts as the moderator it the Fast Type Session. As explained before, it is a person that basically keeps order of the session. This person basically talks and tells which person can talk and who cannot. This person has to give people a chance to speak if they wish to speak, and not be prejudice towards certain views. They can ask questions and other information from the Council. The Jedi Council Leader needs to know all of the actions and votes, what they mean and stand for, and use his or her judgment where there is a conflict. The Council Leader can open and close session any time. The Council Leader is allowed to interrupt at any time, and is the one that should be listened to.

The Council Leader though, unlike the Moderator in the Fast Type Session, is allowed to carry on the same actions as those Councilors in session. The Council Leader can vote or or give an action just like the other Councilors. When talking, the words needs to be bolded.

If the Facilitator doesn't wish to act as a moderator or is absent at a certain time, whatever the case may be, the Jedi Moderator, another position in the Administrative Jedi Council (this will be explained in Part VI), will take in charge for the time being.

If the Solicitor doesn't wish to act as a moderator or is absent at a certain time, whatever the case may be, the Solicitor chooses a person who he or she wishes to take in charge for the time being.

If the Mediator doesn't wish to act as a moderator or is absent at a certain time, whatever the case may be, the Mediator chooses a person who he or she wishes to take in charge for the time being.

When a Standard Type Session begins, the title of the session has to be numbered just like the Fast Type Session. For example, let us say that the Administrative Jedi Council had a session which was acted on December 31, 2001. The title would be given as "STS.A.12.31.2001.1" to inform the Council, "STS" standing for Standard Type Session, "A" standing for Administrative, and the last number representing the meeting number. Let us now say that another session was done later on the same day by the same Council. It another would then be titled as "STS.A.12.31.2001.2" to inform the Council.

A special feature you can have on Forum Session Format is that a Jedi Council Leader can start more then one session at the same time. This cannot be done with E-mail Session Format. It is the Leader's responsibility though to finish what he started, and to end the sessions when need be.


Standard Type Session Actions:

Here are the type of actions one can do when at this type of session meeting.


Actions for the Standard Type Session:

* Affirmative Vote: A person is voting for something and wants to vote for it. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type Affirmative Vote to let everyone know what that person's vote, as well as explain in the post or mail why the person voted that way.

* Comment: A person wishes to comment on what is presently being said. A person would simply type Comment in the post or mail and then start typing with what needs to be said.

* Floor: A person has the floor and is allowed to basically speak about a topic or issue. A person would simply type Floor in the post or mail and then start typing with what needs to be said.

* Lay on the Table: A person who has noticed a person take an issue from the table, and wishes to bring it back. That person would then type Lay from the Table in the post or mail, and explain in detail why it should be done.

* Motion: A person wants to have something voted on. For example, let us say a Jedi Councilor is talking about adding a precept, that Councilor might later type "Motion: Vote Of Precept" to clarify the other Councilors to get ready to vote. Then that person would explain to the Council in the post or mail the motion, what it is about, and other information.

* Negative Vote: A person is voting for something and wants to vote against it. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type Negative Vote to let everyone know what that person's vote, as well as explain in the post or mail why the person voted that way.

* No Vote (Undecided): A person is voting and wants to vote a no vote, or in other words, a vote that is undecided. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type No Vote to let everyone know what that person's vote, as well as explain in the post or mail why the person voted that way.

* Previous Topic : A person has noticed that other issues are being discussed, and the main issue is being ignored. That person would then type Previous Topic in the post or mail, and explain in detail what is being ignored.

* Point of Information: A person needs to know more information before the vote. After someone has called a Motion, a person would type Point of Information in the post or mail, and explain in detail what that person needs to have clarified.

* Point of Order: A person is calling for the moderator to give order. That person would then type Point of Order in the post or mail, and explain in detail why it should be done.

* Take from the Table: A person who brought up an topic or issue wishes to withdraw it. That person would then type Take from the Table in the post or mail, and explain in detail why it should be withdrawn from discussion.

* Question: A person wishes to ask a question on what is presently being said. That person would type Question in the post or mail, and then write out the question.


General Example of a Standard Type Session:

This is a simple example type of session for the Elected Jedi Council. Of course, in real life, it would be more detailed and more up to date. Realize that this is in a Forum or E-mail.

(Titles the session STS.E.11.19.2001.1)

Mediator:

STS.E.11.19.2001.1: This Council is in session. The next topic on our agenda is Ambassadors, sending them to different websites to tell them about the Jedi Organization. Whoever brought up this topic can now speak and send material if they so choose. You have the floor.

Councilor #1:

Floor: Thank you Mediator. I would to present some material bringing Ambassadors to other websites. We can start a group called the DEGA group, and this group would simply go to the major Jedi websites that are out there and tell them about our goals and objectives.

Councilor #2:

Comment: I think there should be a certain statement that each Ambassador should give. This statement could be created by us, and made to which everyone Ambassador can present and issue their own opinions.

Councilor #3:

Question: Why can't the statements be created by the Ambassadors themselves? They have minds, I believe, and I think they already know generally what to say.

Councilor #2:

Take from the Table: You are right, they do have minds.

Councilor #1:

Lay on the Table: I think this should be talked about. Not everyone is good at what to say, and they should have some guideline as to what can be said.

Problem Person:

You guys don't know what you are talking about! This is stupid!

Councilor #3:

Point of Order: Someone needs to bring back order to the session. Someone is speaking out of line Jedi Mediator.

Mediator:

Problem Person, you are out of line. Order to this session. Councilor #1, can you finish presenting what you brought up please.

Councilor #1:

Floor: Thank you Mediator. Councilor #3, I think that they can speak for themselves. Alright, this is all I have to say now. I would like to add this to the Ambassador Protocol in the Jedi Order of Code. Motion: Vote of Mandate.

Councilor #3:

Affirmative Vote: It is worth our while I believe.

Councilor #2:

Point of Information: I am unfamiliar with the Ambassador Protocol in the Jedi Order of Code. Can it be generally explained to me please, thank you.

Mediator:

Councilor #2, the Ambassador Protocol is simply a group of mandates issuing when and how to send Ambassadors to the Jedi websites. If you wish to know more of it, look at the Jedi Order of Code before you vote.

Councilor #1:

Affirmative Vote: I think it would be great to have.

Councilor #2:

Negative Vote: Personally, I don't think this should be changed. If you read the Jedi Order of Code, it already states enough already. We don't need to alter it.

Mediator:

Two for the affirmative, one for the negative. Since the Vote of Mandate requires a 2/3's majority, it is passed. It will be written in the Ambassador Protocol. For now, I wish to end this session, and rest for a little bit before we go to the next topic on the Agenda. This session is now concluded.

(The Mediator Closes the post if it is in a Forum, for historical purposes)


Future Amendments:

This section is later to be altered. This section will later include information that has not been classified above, as well as material that needs to later be revised.




PART V: TRAINING SYSTEMS


Training Systems:

The Jedi Training Systems are ways to learn about the Jedi ways of life. They are for different types of people who like to learn in different ways.

According to the Jedi Order of Precepts, one should have the ability to learn what they wish as they wish it. This means that you can choose whatever system you prefer, and if you choose to follow more than one system, you are allowed to.

Types of Training Systems:

* Solo Training System
* Traditional Training System
* Academy Training System
* Praxeum Training System


Solo Training System:

The Solo Training System is a system that allows a person to teach oneself, in whatever way that person chooses to learn. This means that a person under the Solo Training System does not have to use any levels if they wish to (explained in Part VI). If they wish to have a level, they would go to the Elected Council and ask the Council if they are allowed to be at a certain level with the knowledge, understanding, and experience to hold it.

There are two types:

* Non-Level Solo Training System
* Pro-Level Solo Training System

Being classified as in a Non-Level Solo Training System, they do not have to take any general education classes or anything of that sort, and learn whatever they wish to know at the Academy classes and Praxeum classes, at any time they so choose. The catch is that this person doesn't earn credits since they do not want to use levels.

If a person is classified in a Pro-Level Solo Training System, they still d
o not have to take any general education classes or anything of that sort, as well as learn whatever they wish to know at the Academy classes and Praxeum classes, at any time they so choose. They though are allowed to earn credits at the Academy and Praxeum. This can later be used to show experience to the Elected Jedi Council to maintain or advance to a next level. This also is the option to take if a person later wishes to change to a different type of training system. The catch though is that you must go by the levels of the Traditional Training System, not the Academy or Praxeum Training Systems.

If part of the Solo Training System, the ability of position in a Council would be at the Elected Jedi Council. A person can be elected to the Jedi Council as a person following the Solo Training System, whether or not they go by levels. Being part a Pro-Level Solo Training System, you can switch to another Training System, such as the Academy or Praxeum Training System, and have the opportunity to sit on the Administrative Jedi Council, and if at the level to start their own Praxeum, can be allowed to sit on the Praxeum Jedi Council, if they create a Praxeum that is currently running. This though has to be decided by the Councils themselves.


Traditional Training System:

The Traditional (Tutor) Training System is basically the system that the Jedi Community has been using ever since its beginning. It is the ability for a teacher to teach a student, or as most call it, a Master and Apprentice. It is basically a one-on-one type of format. This is generally done without the help of an Academy or Praxeum, and are basically done within personal Homerooms, Chat, or E-mail.

There are four different types:

* Basic Traditional Training System
* Poly-Traditional Training System
* Poly-Teacher Traditional Training System
* Poly-Teacher Poly-Traditional Training System

The Basic Traditional Training System is for a teacher teaching a student, plain and simple.

The Poly-Traditional Training System is for a teacher teaching two or more students. (Duel-Traditional Training System, Tri-Traditional, Quad-Traditional, Pent-Traditional, etc.)

The Poly-Teacher Traditional Training System is for two or more teachers teaching a student. (Duel-Teacher Traditional Training System, Tri-Teacher, etc.)

The Poly-Teacher Poly-Traditional Training System is for two or more teachers teaching two or more students. (Duel-Teacher Duel-Traditional Training System, Tri-Teacher Hex-Traditional, etc.)

Basically, there are three steps that a Traditional Training System goes through, just like the Academy and Praxeum Training Systems. The three levels will better be explained in Part VI.

There is:

* Adept Level, in which you are a Jedi Apprentice/Padawan (Begin Training)
* Intermediate Level, in which you are a Jedi Knight (Concluded Training)
* Expert Level, in which you are a Jedi Master/Mentor (Being Able To Teach)
For a Master to bring an person into Adept Level, the Master has to bring a person he or she wants to training to the Elective Jedi Council and let them decide. If they decide in the affirmative for the training to begin, that Adept is then a Jedi Apprentice/Padawan.

For a Jedi Apprentice/Padawan to go into Intermediate Level, the Apprentice and the Master must go again to the Elective Jedi Council and let them decide if the Apprentice is ready to end his or her training. If they decide in the affirmative for the training to be concluded, the Jedi Apprentice is then a Jedi Knight.

For a Jedi Knight to go into Expert Level, the Knight must go yet again to the Elective Jedi Council and let them decide if the Knight is knowledgeable and wise enough to teach students under his or her wing (mind you that doesn't mean that the Jedi Knight IS, it simply means he or she is able to). If they decide in the affirmative that the person is allowed to teach students, the Jedi Knight is then a Jedi Master/Mentor.

Note: For a Master to be a Grand Master (leader of the Jedi), the Master would have to go yet again to the Elective Jedi Council. This is if the Grand Master position is opened available. This will be heavily discussed in Part VI.

If part of the Traditional Training System, the ability of position in a Council would be at the Elected Jedi Council. A person can be elected to the Jedi Council as a person following the Traditional Training System, whether or not they go by levels. Being part this Training System, you can switch to another Training System, such as the Academy or Praxeum Training System, and have the opportunity to sit on the Administrative Jedi Council, and are at the level to start their own Praxeum, can be allowed to sit on the Praxeum Jedi Council, if they create a Praxeum that is currently running. This though has to be decided by the Councils themselves.


Academy Training System: The Academy Training System is a system that allows a person to teach a group of students in an Academy type setting, in which the students decide what they wish to learn or be skilled in. The Academy's function is to teach a student the basics of the Jedi ways of life.

As to how the Academy is set up IN DETAIL, it will be discussed in Part VII, entitled the Jedi Order of Code. This Code is simply a very detailed description that both the Academy and Praxeums of the Jedi Organization will have to explain the actual structure of its body. As far as levels are concerned, something that will be deeply discussed in Part VI, there are many types of levels that describe where the student is located and what that person has learned so far.

Just like the Traditional Training Systems, the Academy Training System also goes by Adept, Intermediate, and Expert Levels.


Academy Adept Level: In the Adept Level, the general standard class is worth three credits each. Some classes, are worth more or less. A very easy class may be worth only one credit, while a very hard class may be worth four credits. The most credits a class can have is five. A test or trial must be passed for each class to earn the credit. This test has to be created by the teacher who is teaching the class, and needs to be approved by the Administrative Jedi Council. If the student passes the test, then it is the person's choice, in mind of the teacher's recommendations, whether or not the student should pass the class.

There are a total of seven levels that are part of the Adept Level, each level representing three classes each. That means that for every three classes that are taken and are passed by a student, they are allowed to move to the next level. Once a student has passed seven levels, the student is allowed to go to the Intermediate Level.

In order to go to Intermediate Level, a student has to completely pass at least 21 classes to receive at least 60 credits. If you take 21 classes, and do not pass the 60 credit mark, you must take more classes until you do.

Credit Chart:

* 59 or below Credit Mark - You have to stay at your level until you get above.
* 60 - 69 Credit Mark - Below Average, yet a Passing Mark (not recommended)
* 70 - 79 Credit Mark - Average Credit Mark (recommended)
* 80 - 89 Credit Mark - Above Average Credit Mark (Intermediate Advanced Student)
* 90 - 99 Credit Mark - Excellent Credit Mark (Intermediate Honor Student)
* 100 or higher - Amazing Credit Mark (Intermediate Prime Student)

If you have a 100 or higher, you are able to skip one level within the Intermediate level. This means that the student is awarded with one Intermediate unit.

The most credits possible from taking 21 classes is 105 credits. If you wish to get a higher Credit Mark that is above 59 credits, and already have had taken 21 classes, you are able to take more classes until you reach the 100 mark.

Individual Academy levels will be deeply discussed in Part VI.


Academy Intermediate Level:

In the Intermediate Level, every class one unit each. This class is not just a simple class just like the classes for the Elementary Level. This is more serious and mature classes. One class will have a group of 5-7 teachers giving out different teachings, different types of applications, and so forth. A series, not just one mind you, yet a serious of tests and trials must be passed within a class to earn one unit. These tests and trials have to be created by each teacher who is teaching the class, and needs to be approved by the Administrative Jedi Council. If the student passes all of these tests, then it is the decision of the teachers, not the student mind you, yet the teachers who will decide whether or not the student should pass the class.

There are a total of seven levels that are part of the Intermediate Level, each level representing a individual class. Every time a student is allowed to pass the class, they move on to the next level. Once a student has passed seven levels, the student is allowed to go to the Expert Level.

The interesting set up is that if a student from the Adept Level got 100 Credits or higher, they are then allowed to automatically pass the first class, meaning that you pass the first level, of the Intermediate Level. This means that the student is awarded with one Intermediate unit.

In order to go to Expert Level, a student has to completely past at least 7 classes to receive at least 7 units. If you graduate the Adept Level with 100 or more credits, you have to at least pass 6 classes to receive at least 7 units.

Unit Chart:

* 6 or below Unit Mark - You have to stay at your level until you get above.
* 7 Unit Mark - Below Average, yet a Passing Mark (not recommended)
* 8 Unit Mark - Average Unit Mark (recommended)
* 9 Unit Mark - Above Unit Credit Mark (Intermediate Advanced Student)
* 10 Unit Mark - Excellent Unit Mark (Intermediate Honor Student)
* 11 or higher - Amazing Unit Mark (Intermediate Prime Student)

If you have a 11 or higher, you are able to skip one level within the Expert level, and realize that there are only five levels within the expert level. This is a very high honor, and will give an excellent recommendation to later be the Jedi Facilitator of the Jedi Organization when you wish to be on the Administrative Jedi Council.

The most units possible is 11 units, from taking 11 classes. This is if you want to fully study the Intermediate Level before going to the Expert Level. If you wish to get a higher Unit mark that is above 7 units, you are able to take more classes until you reach the 100 mark.

The most credits possible from taking 21 classes is 105 credits. If you wish to get a higher Credit Mark that is above 59 credits, and already have had taken 21 classes, you are able to take more classes until you reach the 100 mark.

Individual Academy levels will be deeply discussed in Part VI.


Academy Expert Level:

In the Expert Level, there are no credits, classes, or units. Basically, it is the student who learns by his or herself, learning all that is possible for him to learn. This takes time and very much patience. You can't just go through it in a day, in other words. It is a journey that one must take to understand his or her destiny. You have to be mentally ready to go to the next level. If you wish to go to the next level, you have to be approved by the Administrative Jedi Council. This is when they will test your abilities, your skill, everything. If they decide you are ready, you will be able to pass to the next level.

There are a total of five levels that are part of the Expert Level, each level representing a certain part of the journey. Every time one is ready to go to the next level, in approval of the Administrative Jedi Council, that person moves on to the next level. Once a student has passed five levels, that person is the leader of the Jedi, in which they are called the Jedi Grand Master. Of course, not everyone will reach this level, very, very few to be exact. Yet if one constantly strives to obtain it, one will be able to have it.

The interesting set up is that if a student from the Intermediate Level got 11 Units, they are then allowed to automatically pass the first class, meaning that you pass the first level, of the Expert. This means that the student does not have to have the approval of the Council for the first level. This is a very high honor.

Only one can take the position of a Grand Master level at a time. If Grand Master resigns or is voted out, the Administrative Jedi Council must personally decide amongst themselves who is better qualified to be the leader of the Jedi. This means that they will evaluate the ones that only need one more level to obtain, that being the Grand Master.

Individual Academy levels will be deeply discussed in Part VI.


Praxeum Training System:

The Praxeum Training System is a system that allows a person to teach a group of students in a Praxeum type setting, in which the students specialize in a certain skill. What is unique about this training system is that the system can be ran in whatever way the makers of the Praxeum wish it to run, using levels that they wish to use. What is even more unique is that it can be ran at a local website, away from the Jedi Organization. The Praxeum's function is to teach a student unique and individual knowledge and understanding of the Jedi ways of life.

As to how each Praxeum is set up IN DETAIL, it will be discussed in Part VII, entitled the Jedi Order of Code. This Code is simply a very detailed description the Academy and Praxeums of the Jedi Organization will have to explain the actual structure of its body. As far as levels are concerned, something that will be deeply discussed in Part VI, there are many types of levels that describe where the student is located and what that person has learned so far. Since different Praxeums will be using different ways of teachings as well as different levels, they all will have to be explained in the Jedi Order of Code.

To be involved with a Praxeum, you must first pass most of the basics.

* Solo Training System - You have to go to the Elected Jedi Council and ask them to be involved in a Praxeum. This depends on what the Elected Jedi Council believes you are ready for. If you are a Pro-Level Training System, you will have to be at least at the Intermediate Level to be take part in a Praxeum. When you get to the Expert Level, you will be able to create your own Praxeum. If you are a Non-Level Training System, you would have to the Elected Jedi Council and ask them if you went by a rank, what would it be. They will then decide if you are Intermediate or Expert Level.

* Traditional Training System - When you reach the Intermediate Level as a Jedi Knight, you are able to take part in a Praxeum, without the approval of the Elected Jedi Council. When you reach the Expert Level as a Jedi Master, you are then able to create your own Praxeum.

* Academy Training System - To join a Praxeum and to receive recognition from it by the Jedi Organization, you need to be at least to the second level of the Intermediate level, which is a Jedi Scholar, or higher. If you get at the last level of the Intermediate level, which is a Jedi Chief Knight, or higher, you will be able to start your own Praxeum, whether you want it part of the Jedi Organization website or on your own website. These levels and more will be discussed in Part VI.

If part of the Praxeum Training System, the ability of position in a Council would be at the Praxeum Jedi Council. You have to own a Praxeum that is up and running if you wish to be on this Council.


Future Amendments:

This section is later to be altered. This section will later include information that has not been classified above, as well as material that needs to later be revised.




PART VI: LEVELS AND LEVEL INSIGNIAS


The Existence of Levels:

Being that this has been a very controversial topic over the years, there has been a compromise created at the Jedi Organization. This compromise is that we will use levels in our training system, yet will give everyone the ability not to use titles or names, and instead, let them use Insignias. We also gave the members of the Jedi Organization the option to not use levels at all, that is, if they choose to be part of the Non-Level Solo Training System. From reading this, you will realize that we give choice for all different ways of learning.

First, we will give you the titles of the levels, and later on, we will give you the insignias of the levels that you can use, relating to the title name.


General Levels And Definitions of Levels:

Remember that a person from the Solo Training System doesn't have to go by levels, and if they choose to, go by the levels of the Traditional Training System.

Level/Grade:

* (A-0) Bystander: A person that simply watches at what is being done, remaining as being a person not affiliated with the Jedi Training Systems.

ADEPT LEVEL (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
(For the Traditional Training System, they are simply known as a Jedi Padawan/Apprentice, which is a person that is being taught by a Master)

* (A-1) Trainee: Recently undergone Jedi training
* (A-2) Neophyte: Just beginning to learn of the Jedi
* (A-3) Acolyte: Beginning to act as a novice, gaining some experience
* (A-4) Dilettante: Starting to become an amateur in the Jedi arts
* (A-5) Novitiate: Still inexperienced, yet in the manner of habit
* (A-6) Padawan: Mature student in the Jedi arts
* (A-7) Apprentice: Learning the final areas of elementary basics

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (UNIVERSITY SCHOOL)
(For the Traditional Training System, they are simply known as a Jedi Knight, which is a person that has successfully fulfilled training and is personally learning the ways of the Jedi)

* (I-1) Initiator (Initiate) - Starting to learn the general skills of the Jedi
* (I-2) Pundit - Capable of learning intermediate skills
* (I-3) Scholar - Student with strong interest of learning (Has ability to study at a Praxeum)
* (I-4) Guardian - Assigned responsibility towards Jedi interests (Has ability to teach individual students)
* (I-5) Sage - Recognized for judgment and wisdom (Has ability to teach at the Elementary School)
* (I-6) Knight - Able to serve the Jedi (Has ability to be in Council positions)
* (I-7) Chief Knight - Able to strongly serve the Jedi (Has ability to start a Praxeum)

EXPERT LEVEL (LEADERSHIP)
(For the Traditional Training System, they are simply known as a Jedi Master, which is a person that is qualified to train a student under his or her wing)

* (X-1) Elder - Very experienced in the Jedi arts
* (X-2) Guru (Seer) - A spiritual preceptor and guide (Has ability to teach at the University School)
* (X-3) Vice Master (Advisor) - Capable of minor control and heavy responsibility
* (X-4) Master (Leader) - Capable of major control and heavy responsibility
* (X-5) Grand Master (Main Leader) - The leader of the Jedi

The Praxeum Training System chooses whatever levels they choose, yet they have to recognize and parallel their levels with these levels below.

Praxeum Level/Grade:

* (P-1) Student - Person learning at a Jedi Praxeum (Has to be at least a Jedi Scholar (I-3) or over)
* (P-2) Honor - Advance learner at the Jedi Praxeum (Has to be at least a Jedi Guardian (I-4) or over)
* (P-3) Tutor - Assists a teacher at the Praxeum (Has to be at least a Jedi Sage (I-5) or over)
* (P-4) Instructor - General Praxeum teacher teaching students
* (P-5) Professor - More advanced Praxeum teacher teaching students
* (P-6) Vice Administrator - Second in charge (Has to be at least a Jedi Knight (I-6) or over)
* (P-7) Chief Administrator - In charge of Praxeum (Has to be at least a Jedi Chief Knight (I-7) or over)

Unique Positions:

ADMINISTRATIVE JEDI COUNCIL
(Number decided by member population, has to be at least a Jedi Knight (I-6) to participate)

* (AJC-1) Recorder - Records information when necessary
* (AJC-2) Moderator - Moderates when Facilitator does not do so
* (AJC-3) Representative - Represents Council in meetings (Has to be a Jedi Elder (X-1) or over)
* (AJC-4) Administrator - Second in charge of the Council (Has to be a Jedi Vice Master (X-3) or over)
* (AJC-5) Facilitator - In charge of the Council (Has to be a Jedi Master (X-4) or over)

PRAXEUM JEDI COUNCIL
(Number Decided by number of Praxeums, has to be at least a Jedi Chief Knight (I-7) to participate)

* (PJC-1) Councilor - Decision makers that can hold whatever positions they choose
* (PJC-2) Solicitor - In charge of the Council (Has to be a Jedi master (X-4) or over)

ELECTED JEDI COUNCIL
(Number Decided by election (Council during no election), has to be at least a Jedi Chief Knight (I-7) to participate)

* (EJC-1) Councilor - Decision makers that can hold whatever positions they choose
* (EJC-2) Mediator - In charge of the Council (Has to be a Jedi master (X-4) or over)


Insignias For General Levels:

Here is the graphic representation of levels. This is for people that wish to not use a title for their rank, as well as those that want to give a visual representation of their rank.

Legend:

* Color = Belief
* Shape = Level
* Chrome Colored Shape = Position
* Letters = Subject

Beliefs (Color System):

* Bystander - No Color
* Dark Jedi (Sith) - Red
* Gray (Grey) - Gray
* Jedi (Light) - Light Blue
* Shadow - Black

As of now, other beliefs have no standard color. This is, of course, yet to change as other groups come to the Jedi Organization.

Other Beliefs With No Standard Color (That we know about):

* Gadoman
* Jensaarai (Jensarai)
* Light Sith
* Magick
* Uber

Level/Grade (Shape System):

* Bystander - No bar

ADEPT LEVEL (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
(For the Traditional Training System, the Jedi Padawan/Apprentice simply uses a long, large bar)

(Large Bar Icons)

* Trainee - 1 Large Bar
* Neophyte - 2 Large Bars
* Acolyte - 3 Large Bars
* Dilettante - 4 Large Bars
* Novitiate - 5 Large Bars
* Padawan - 6 Large Bars
* Apprentice - 1 Long, Large Bar

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (UNIVERSITY SCHOOL) (For the Traditional Training System, the Jedi Padawan/Apprentice simply uses a long, large small bar)

(Smaller Bar Icons)

Teaching Status - Arrow On Small Bars
1 Long, Large Bar

Plus:

* Initiator (Initiate) - 1 Small Bar
* Pundit - 2 Small Bars
* Scholar - 3 Small Bars
* Guardian - 4 Small Bars
* Sage - 5 Small Bars
* Knight - 6 Small Bars
* Chief Knight - 1 Long, Small Bar

EXPERT LEVEL (LEADERSHIP)
(For the Traditional Training System, the Jedi Master simply uses a Line with Spectrum)

(Lines Icons)

1 Long, Large Bar
1 Long, Small Bar (with or without Teaching Status)

Plus:

* Elder - 1 Sort, Small Line
* Guru - 1 Long, Small Line
* Vice Master (Advisor) - 1 Sort, Large Line
* Master (Leader) - 1 Long, Large Line
* Grand Master (Leader of the Jedi) - 1 Larger Line, Plus Line Spectrum


Positions (Chrome Colored):

To be in a position, one has to have surpassed a Long, Large Bar, or, in other words, have been graduated from Elementary Level, being at least a Scholar (I-3) or higher.

Praxeum Level/Grade:

* Student - 1 Square
* Honor - 2 Square
* Tutor - 3 Square
* Instructor - 4 Square
* Professor - 5 Square
* Vice Administrator - 1 Long Rectangle
* Chief Administrator - 1 Long Rectangle with Spectrum

Unique Positions:

ADMINISTRATIVE JEDI COUNCIL
(Symbology inside large bar)

* Recorder - 1 Asterisk
* Moderator - 2 Asterisks
* Representative - 3 Asterisks
* Administrator - 4 Asterisks
* Facilitator - Chrome Bar

PRAXEUM JEDI COUNCIL
(Symbology inside large bar)

* Councilor - Cross Symbol
* Solicitor - Cross Symbol Plus Double Arrow

ELECTED JEDI COUNCIL
(Symbology inside large bar)

* Councilor - Circular Symbol
* Mediator - Circular Symbol Plus Line Bar

Student/Teacher Training Levels:
Tells you how many students you have trained and/or are training. You have to be at least a Jedi Guardian (I-4) or higher to train an individual student. You can have as many as you wish.

* Looking for student - Circle unfilled
* Student in process of training - Circle filled with line
* Student completed training - Circle filled with dot

Training System Levels:

Tells you what training system(s) you follow, as well as how many you follow. There is symbology for each system. Others Training System Icons may come into play later on.

* Solo Training System - Circle with a dot in it, representing solo (one may decide no level option) * Traditional Training System - An X with dots on sides, representing one teacher with students * Academy Training System - Filled diamond in a larger diamond, representing public * Praxeum Training System - Squares in a larger square, representing local


Subject Speciality (Letters):

There are particular Praxeums that are going to be set up at the Jedi Organization, even though you can create local Praxeums on a individual website. For the first School Year, we are going to be setting up ten Praxeum schools that are ran by the creators that created them.

Future Praxeums Studies:

Ambassador (AMB) - Represent other groups
Commentator (COM) - Newspaper/Updates
Artist (ART) - Practice Music and Art
Essayist (ESS) - Writing Lessons, Essays, Lectures
Investigator (INV) - Investigate and Examine
Martialist (MAR) - Learning fighting styles Philosopher (PHI) - Perceive Concepts and Understanding
Researcher (REA) - Looking up information
Speaker (SPE) - Speech and Debating
Webmaster (WEB) - Creating Jedi web pages


Future Amendments:

This section is later to be altered. This section will later include information that has not been classified above, as well as material that needs to later be revised.




PART VII: ORDER OF CODE


The Order of Code is a document of distinct roles that both the Academy and Praxeums will follow. Since it is not enforced at the time being, this section cannot be written out. Before the School year begins, please detail this portion with dates, classes, credits for classes, who are in the classes, who is teaching the classes, and more information.

The Format Should be as such:

Proposals (Propositions) should be in numbered, and have a group of:
Protocols, which should be numbered, and have a group of:
Mandates, which should be numbered as the others.

It is basically a outline format.

For Example:

I. Courses, filled in with description (Proposal)
----A. Particular Course, filled in with description (Protocol)
---------1. Activities of Course (Mandate)
-------------a. Particular activity (This and below are Mandates)




CONCLUSION: DISTINCTIVE MATTERS

We, the Jedi, have thundered a call for unity to all those who believe in the Jedi ways. We have shown that we are for those able to join us on the Internet, and, if we follow the order in which we are given, we will have our opportunity to serve those existing in real life. We are now the organization of Jedi, and by being such, we are acting as we should.

Order is for those that wish to see progress and maturity within those that believe they can be Jedi. The freedom to speak out is now established once and for all. Acting as one, we are not a small elite, yet an entire person and body, an entire legion of moral souls wishing to make the Jedi more realistic then it has been in the past. The Force is fully realized by the actions you create, and by keeping and protecting the Force with and within you, you can master all obstacles which cause you conflict.

By seeing your brothers and sisters of the Force as your own flesh, you will have the ability to effect the majority, as well as the minority. As we respect each other, we respect the interests that we ourselves carry daily. Don't let them die. Let them live.

There are different ways of life. There are many different things we believe in. Yet, for once, let the Jedi connect with a universal call of patriotism and of duty. We know what should be done, for the Force tells us so. We should live in order. We should respect all points of view. We should do what we know we should be doing, as well as understanding what we feel, what we think, what we perceive, and that it all makes a valuable asset in this world. Actions must speak louder than our words, and by speaking, we should act on them and do what needs to be done.

The Force is a perception we all need to cherish, for it is this that binds us all together as one. There is no point to always question it, or fight it, or even doubt it. Accept it and believe in its cause. It was the same cause that first brought us all here together, providing us paradox, completion, and perfection. Let us finally have order and act as mature adults, as Jedi of the truth, for we now know how to control it, not letting it control us. Not letting it act as a boundary in our midst, yet act as a guide towards our destinies. This is truth. This is equality for all.

Each one of you are founders and caretakers. Take hold of your paradigms and guard them well, for they are your creeds of the future, and your dogmas of the past. Find an answer together. The universe cannot exist without function and order, for even chaos will be moderated by its commands. So is it the same with us. Acting as the nature of Jedi, a nature that is universal and distinct, we know we will go the path that is good and best for all of us.

We are Jedi when we are one with the Force.


THE END