Thanks for the kind swords, and I'm really glad you found this interesting and of service. To answer some of your questions...
mark0987 wrote:\Do you still practice the phoenix pentagram ritual you came up with now that you have attained K+C or did you revert back to the normal LBRP?
Sometimes. Not often. (It was especially useful in my 6=5 approach.) Yes, the standard LRP still seems the best general ritual. - But this isn't a simple either/or question, since there are a number of formulae I've used in the intervening years, and still occasionally use.
As a side question, have your rituals seemed to evolve in any way as a result of K+C?
See p. 383 for the first impact. That actually describes all the other effects, though tone changed a bit as the years went on.
Was there a specific reason you did the Earth hexagram (Instead of the unicursal) on day 91, or was it spontaneous?
I don't remember precisely. Ultimately, it was intuitional. (In theory,
I do think that this is what the Star Sapphire actually calls for.) On rereading, it looks like I needed to break the recent habit pattern at that exact point.
This last one may be a little more personal and so I apologise if it seems intrusive (please don't answer if it is). But what rites were you referring to when you described them as the rites of a 'pontiff and epopt of the illuminati'? (This was on day 24). The words got me curious.
Oaths prohibit a clear answer. There is, however, public disclosure of which degree (and of which fellowship) that title refers to. This might help you find what you're looking for.