Jason Miller asked why bloggers don't include the watchtower ritual in their notes.
The reason is most do not do it. Therefore, they do not write about it. Why don't they do it?
First, because many people work with primers and get effects and then never progress. Secondly, because some of use the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree openings. These relate to a formula we must keep in mind. The ritual itself reinforces the concepts of the grade.
Lastly, I remember early on asking my mentor if I could do the middle pillar but use the entire tree. His answer was, "Are you quiet THAT quiet?" I wasn't. The broader egregore has a tendency to keep its members in a place until they can move to the next level.
Though Jason is correct. That ritual can blow the doors off.