ENIGMA: GUIDANCE

TO BEGIN, VISIT A LIBRARY HERE.

A. The Enigma of Secret Histories is a small free extra semi-secret activity to go with our other work. It’s not an ARG, it’s not a cult, it’s not a mind virus.

B. The Enigma has nine degrees, each with its own solutions. We’ll open them gradually over time as they become possible to complete.

C. Achievement of that degree entitles you to use that mark in your social media profiles or anywhere else you feel inclined to use it. This is the case whether you achieve the degree alone, or in company.

D. If you directly tell someone else the answer to a degree, they’ll never be able to achieve it properly. You’ve cheapened their victory and they’re not entitled to use the mark. On the other hand, maybe they’re just curious and don’t care about any of that stuff. It’s up to them and up to you.

E. There are many paths to the ninth degree. Read one, read some, read all, as you prefer.

F. No solution to any Enigma element will ever require Enigmatics to do anything illegal; nor to make personal contact with, investigate, or visit any real person in the real world. This includes anyone associated with Weather Factory. If it looks like that’s what you need to do, it’s a sign you’re on the wrong track. Also, please don’t do those things.

G. Participation in Enigma is often frustrating. Please remember this, and be courteous to others. There’s no rush. Revelations often occur after a night’s sleep, and all solutions will gradually be more feasible with time.

H. There is a Golden Rule, and the Golden Rule is UMBOTI: You May Be Overthinking It.

I. It’s not exactly true that there are nine degrees.