10. All penalties were omitted in the 1990 revision. Elohim still
impresses upon initiates the sacred nature of the signs, tokens, and keywords,
but without using the word "secrecy"; and initiates still covenant never
to disclose them, but no longer at the peril of their lives.
Originally, the penalties included graphic descriptions of the particular ways one's life would be taken in punishment for violating the covenants of non-disclosure. (The same is true of Masonic ritual.) These graphic descriptions were replaced in the 1920s with a generic statement that rather than reveal the signs, tokens, and keywords, an initiate "would suffer my life to be taken." Note that this revision actually shifts the nature of the penalty: instead of a violent punishment falling upon those who disclose secret knowledge, the penalty becomes an affirmation that one will preserve the secret despite threats of violence.