Given the teachings of Master Samael, I would be hesitant to even consider letting someone else determine my level of achievement in these studies. Though, I do hear instructors speak of "Second Chamber" etc. What exactly is meant by this? If I were to have an experience in the Internal worlds, leading me to believe that I am in "Second Chamber", it would be easy for an instructor in the physical world to say that I should not trust my experience. Likewise, if an instructor in the Euclidian dimension "promoted" me to the "Second Chamber", why should I even pay any attention to them?
So what exactly is this chamber system good for in the scope of initiation? I understand that some students are ready for different levels of teaching and that it is most likely that anything on this web site is considered "First Chamber". Who decides what we're ready for? We do! In one of the posts an instructor mentioned attending retreats and getting to know the instructors to be initiated into "Second Chamber". This sounds an awful lot like "Boys club ethics" to me.
Forgive me, but I don't trust you, when it comes to determining my personal level of development. I only trust my Innermost.
So what is this all about? I am asking because my lack of knowledge of the subject makes it appear as a contradiction. I would like to know that that is not the case.