Wait a minute. Are you suggesting you went to another country, bringing your own computer, just to go to athenes cult community and to go get your head half shaven?
you HAVE to shave your head to join the cult so it was probably arranged pre visit. Athene says with a clean shaven head you are basically making a clean slate on which he can build a warrior to carry forth his political values.
FUN FACT: If you go watch his documentary he says the only reason he played world of warcraft to begin with was to build a fan base on which he can spread his political views to an immature audience and gain traction. This is actually true. Then he studied poker so he had enough money to make a campaign. When going house to house with his political views didn't work he decided to help children in Africa instead.