Do is a specialized, meditative form of martial arts developed by the Akashic Brotherhood. Mastery over Do is seen as way to achieve enlightenment and eventually Ascension.


If the Record is the soul of the Tradition, the body and the mind are the Do, meaning literally "the Way". It is essentially the art to train the body to achieve and peaceful mind, the essence of all martial arts and other earthly arts, giving the Brothers extreme precision in many fields. More than a fighting style, Do is a way of living, developing the human body to its utmost potential by the harmony of natural cycles. Do stylists practice proper balance in nutrition, exercise, sleep, thought, creation and destruction, all guided as important parts of a greater whole. A practitioner harmonizes with the natural flow of life, ignoring the artificial constructs of a world filled with the superfluous.

Do pervades every aspect of the Akashic attitude toward magic. As there must be right thinking, right speech, right understanding and right action, there must be right mind in order to achieve right body and right living. Thus, the Tradition studies Mind as its primary Sphere. Without that one block in place, nothing else can be aligned and the mage — or her opponent — is as hampered as she would be with no body. All Akashics thus study Do in some manner, be it through difficult martial arts, internal questing or quiet meditation.

Ultimately, Do is a way to use Drahma with the body and the mind. More than something to be used with martial objectives, it is meant to be used in any activity, emotion or thought. Sensitive to Yin, Yang and their mixture into the elements of the world, a Do practitioner adapts her own actions to match those of the world, becoming a part of the Tapestry and empowering them with immense power, incarnating the Wheel itself. In a fight, an Akashayana strikes her enemies naturally and with great might.


The Drahma Sutra divides Do into eight areas of expterise, called Limbs. These include:

  • Dhyana: The limb of meditation and awareness
  • Prajna: The limb of ethics and compassion
  • Karma: The limb of attentiveness and devotion
  • Sunyakaya: The limb of the "Empty Body", of silence and listening
  • Dharmamukti: The limb of the "Clasped Hands", of physical confrontation and evasion
  • Shastamargat: The limb of weapons, of precision and tools
  • Tricanmarga: The limb of "Inner Struggle", of balance within the self and knowledge of one's place in the cosmos
  • Jivahasta: The limb of the "Healing Hand", of medicine and healing