Didn't Aleister Crowley get instantly given the IX degree in the OTO when the Outer Head decided from his writings that he already knew the secret of that degree? If so, then the author of this webcomic probably needs a Chaos Marxist Heroic Seal of Approval in the mail:
"... the secret is to make wanting the truth your whole identity."
"...nobody really gets to anything the way they think they will, because it takes so long to get anywhere. "
"...gradually go forward and be receptive to whatever you might encounter."
The last two should be interpreted, I think, as injunctions against preconceived schemas and unchallengeable theoretical shibboleths. Also, BONUS! Freddie Mercury.