As you read and learn more, you’ll probably come across the mention of oathbound material. In short, this is material that people in a particular path, tradition, or group have agreed not to share outside that community. (And as you can guess from the name, that commitment is a very serious one, taken as a religious oath – often as part of initiation or dedication rituals and made before the Gods.)
Some people feel that this is unfair (that all information ought to be available to anyone who asks.) Others think that all the private material’s already been shared anyway. Other people have other disagreements, or frustrations with the idea. This page is me talking about what it means for me, working in an oathbound tradition, and some of the ways I talk about that with students and with others who are curious.