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LIBER CLXXXV - Book 185

LIBER COLLEGII SANCTI

sub figurâ CLXXXV

Being the Tasks of the Grades, and their Oaths,
proper to Liber XIII

A.A.

A∴A∴ Publication in Class D (from A to G.)

 

A.

THE TASK OF A PROBATIONER

This paper is to be returned to the A∴A∴ by the Neophyte introducing through his Zelator.

0. Let any person be received by a Neophyte, the latter being responsible to his Zelator.

1. The period of Probation shall be at least one year.

2. The aspirant to the A∴A∴ shall hear the Lection (Liber LXI) and this note of his office; IF HE WILL, shall then procure the robe of a Probationer; shall choose with deep forethought and intense solemnity a motto.

3. On reception, he shall receive the robe, sign the form provided and repeat the oath appointed, and receive the First Volume of the Book.

4. He shall commit a chapter of Liber LXV to memory; and furthermore, he shall study the Publications of the A∴A∴ in Class B, and apply himself to such practices of Scientific Illuminism as seemeth him good.

5. Beside all this, he shall perform any tasks that the A∴A∴ may see fit to lay upon him. Let him be mindful that the word Probationer is no idle term, but that the Brothers will in many a subtle way 'prove' him, when he knoweth it not.

6. When the sun shall next enter the sign under which he hath been received, his initiation may be granted unto him. He shall keep himself free from all other engagements for one whole week from that date.

7. He may at any moment withdraw from his association with the A∴A∴, simply notifying the Neophyte who introduced him.

8. He shall everywhere proclaim openly his connection with the A∴A∴ and speak of It and Its principles (even so little as he understandeth) for that mystery is the enemy of Truth.

One month before the completion of his year, he shall deliver a copy of the Record of his year's work to the Neophyte introducing, and repeat to him his chosen chapter of Liber LXV.

9. He shall hold himself chaste, and reverent toward his body, for that the ordeal of initiation is no light one. This is of peculiar importance in last two months of his Probation.

10. Thus and not otherwise may he attain the great reward: YEA, MAY HE OBTAIN THE GREAT REWARD!


Liberty
Power
Destiny
Life
Putrefaction
Death

THE OATH OF THE PROBATIONER

I,________________________________________________, being of sound mind and Body,

on this _____________ day of__________________ (An _________ Sun in ______________________degrees) do hereby resolve:

in the Presence of _________________________________, an Neophyte of the A∴A∴:

To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain a scientific knowledge of the nature and powers of my own being.

May the A∴A∴ crown the work, lend me of its wisdom in the work, enable me to understand the work!

Reverence, duty, sympathy, devotion, fidelity, trust do I bring to the A∴A∴, and in one year from this date may I be admitted to the knowlegde and conversation of the A∴A∴!

Witness my hand____________________________________

Motto______________________________________________

Love
Passion
Debauch
Light
Perception
Darkness

 

B.

TASK OF A NEOPHYTE

This paper is to be returned to the Chancellor of the A∴A∴ through the Zelator admitting.

0. Let any Probationer who has accomplished his task to the satisfaction of the A∴A∴ be instructed in the proper course of procedure:

which is: -- Let him read through this note of his office, and sign it, paying the sum of One Guinea for Liber VII which will be given him on his initiation, and One Guinea for this Portfolio of Class D publications, B - G.

Let him obtain the robe of a Neophyte, and entrust the same to the care of his Neophyte.

He shall choose a new motto with deep forethought and intense solemnity, as expressing the clearer consciousness of his Aspiration which the year's Probation has given him.

Let him make an appointment with his Neophyte at the pleasure of the the latter for the ceremony of Initiation.

1. The Neophyte shall not proceed to the grade of Zelator in less than eight months; but shall hold himself free for four days for advancement at the end of that period.

2. He shall pass the four tests called the Powers of the Sphinx.

3. He shall apply himself to understand the nature of his Initiation.

4. He shall commit to memory a chapter of Liber VII ; and furthermore, he shall study and practice a chapter of Liber O in all its branches: also he shall begin to study Liber H and some commonly accepted method of divination. He will further be examined in his power of Journeying in the Spirit Vision.

5. Beside all this, he shall perform any tasks that his Zelator in the name of the A∴A∴ and by its authority may see fit to lay upon him. Let him be mindful that the word Neophyte is no idle term, but that in many a subtle way the new nature will stir within him, when he knoweth it not.

6. When the sun shall next enter the sign 240 (degrees) to that under which he hath been received, his advancement may be granted unto him. He shall keep himself free from all other engagements for four whole days from that date.

7. He may at any moment withdraw from his association with the A∴A∴, simply notifying the Zelator who introduced him.

8. He shall everywhere proclaim openly his connection with the A∴A∴ and speak of It and Its principles (even so little as he understandeth) for that mystery is the enemy of Truth.

Furthermore, he shall construct the magic Pentacle, according to the instruction in Liber A.

One month before the completion of his eight months, he shall deliver a copy of his Record to his Zelator, pass the necessary tests, and repeat to him his chosen chapter of Liber VII .

9. He shall in every way fortify his body according to the advice of his Zelator, for that the ordeal of advancement is no light one.

10. Thus and not otherwise may he obtain the great reward: YEA, MAY HE OBTAIN THE GREAT REWARD!


THE OATH OF A NEOPHYTE

I,________________________________________________, (old motto) being of sound mind and Body, and prepared, on this _____________ day of___________________

(An _________ Sun in ________________________degrees) do hereby resolve: in the Presence of

_________________________________, a Zelator of the A∴A∴

To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the nature and powers of my own being.

Further, I promise to observe zeal in service to the Probationers under me, and to deny myself utterly on their behalf.

May the A∴A∴ crown the work, lend me of its wisdom in the work, enable me to understand the work!

Reverence, duty, sympathy, devotion, assiduity, trust do I bring to the A∴A∴, and in eight months from this date may I be admitted to the knowledge and conversation of the A∴A∴!

Witness my hand____________________________________

New Motto__________________________________________

C.

THE TASK OF A ZELATOR

This paper is to be returned to the Chancellor of the A∴A∴ through the Practicus admitting.

0. Let any Neophyte who has accomplished his task to the satisfaction of the A∴A∴ be instructed in the proper course of procedure:

which is:--

Let him read through this note of his office, and sign it, paying the sum of Three Guineas for the volume containing Liber CCXX, Liber XXVII and Liber DCCCXIII, which will be given him on his initiation.

Let him cause the necessary addition to be make to his Neophyte's robe, and entrust the same to the care of his Zelator.

Let him make an appointment with his Zelator at the pleasure of the latter for the ceremony of initiation.

1. The Zelator shall proceed to that grade of Practicus at any time the authority confers it.

2. He shall pass Examinations in Liber E, Posture and Breathing. He shall have attained complete success in the former, i.e., the chosen posture shall be perfectly steady and easy; and attained the second stage in the latter, i.e., automatic rigidity.

3. He shall further show some acquaintance with and experience of meditations given in Liber HHH. And in this his Record shall be his witness.

4. He shall commit to memory a chapter of Liber CCXX; he shall pass examinations in Liber HHH.

5. Beside all this, he shall apply himself to the work of the A∴A∴ upon his own responsibility.

Let him be mindful that the word Zelator is no idle term, but that a certain Zeal will be inflamed with him, why he knoweth not.

6. When authority confers the grade, he shall rejoice therein; but beware, for that that is his first departure from the middle pillar of the Tree of Life.

7. He may at any moment withdraw from his association with the A.'. A.'. simply notifying the Practicus who introduced him.

Yet let him remember that being entered thus far upon the Path, he cannot escape it, and return to the world, but must ultimate either in the City of the Pyramids or the lonely towers of the Abyss.

8. He shall everywhere proclaim openly his connection with the A.'. A.'. and speak of It and Its principles (even so little as he understandeth) for that mystery is the enemy of Truth.

Furthermore, he shall construct the magic Dagger, according to the instruction in Liber A.

One month before the completion of his eight months, he shall deliver a copy of his Record to his Zelator, pass the necessary tests, and repeat to him his chosen chapter of Liber CCXX.

9. He shall in every way establish perfect control of his Automatic Consciousness according to the advice of his Practicus, for that the ordeal of advancement is no light one.

10. Thus and not otherwise may he obtain to the great reward: YEA, MAY HE OBTAIN THE GREAT REWARD!


THE OATH OF A ZELATOR

I,________________________________________________, (motto) being of sound mind and Body,

and prepared, on this _____________ day of_________________ (An _________ Sun in ____________________degrees) do hereby resolve:

in the Presence of _________________________________, Practicus of the A∴A∴:

To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the foundations of my own being.

Further, I promise to observe zeal in service to the Neophytes under me, and to deny myself utterly on their behalf.

May the A∴A∴ crown the work, lend me of Its wisdom in the work, enable me to understand the work!

Reverence, duty, sympathy, devotion, assiduity do I bring to the A∴A∴, and right soon may I be admitted to the knowledge and conversation of the A∴A∴!

Witness my hand [motto]____________________________________

D.

THE TASK OF A PRACTICUS

This paper is to be returned to the Chancellor of the A∴A∴ through the Philosophus admitting.

0. Let any Zelator be appointed by authority to proceed to the grade of Practicus.

Let him then read through this note of his office, and sign it.

Let him cause the necessary addition to be made to his Zelator's robe.

Let him make an appointment with his Practicus at the pleasure of the latter for the conferring of advancement.

1. The Practicus shall proceed to the grade of Philosophus at any time authority confers it.

2. He shall pass examinations in Liber DCCLXXVII, the Qabalah, and Sepher Sephiroth.

He shall attain complete success in Liber III, Chapter I.

3. He shall further show some acquaintance with and experience of his chosen method of divination. Yet he shall be his own judge in this matter.

4. He shall commit to memory Liber XXVII and pass examinations in the Ritual and meditation practice given in Liber XVI. Further, he shall pass in the meditation practice S. S. S., in Liber HHH.

5. Besides all this, he shall apply himself to a way of life wholly suited to the Path.

Let him remember that the word Practicus is no idle term, but that Action is the equilibrium of him that is in the House of Mercury, who is the Lord of Intelligence.

6. When authority confers the grade, he shall rejoice therein, but beware, for that that is his second departure from the middle pillar of the Tree of Life.

7. Let him not venture while a member of the grade of Practicus to attempt to withdraw from his association with the A∴A∴

8. He shall everywhere proclaim openly his connection with the A.'. A.'. and speak of It and Its principles (even so little as he understandeth) for that mystery is the enemy of Truth.

Furthermore, he shall construct the magic Cup, according to the instruction in Liber A.

One month after his admission to the Grade he shall go to his Practice, pass the necessary tests, and repeat to him Liber XXVII.

9. He shall in every way establish perfect control of his wit according to the advice of his Philosophus, for that the ordeal of advancement is no light one.

10. Thus and not otherwise may he obtain to the great reward: YEA, MAY HE OBTAIN THE GREAT REWARD!


THE OATH OF A PRACTICUS

I,________________________________________________, (motto) being of sound mind and Body,

and prepared, on this _____________ day of_________________ (An _________ Sun in ____________________degrees) do hereby resolve:

in the Presence of _________________________________, a Philosophus of the A∴A∴:

To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the vacillations of my own being.

Further, I promise to observe zeal in service to the Zelatores under me, and to deny myself utterly on their behalf.

May the A∴A∴ crown the work, lend me of Its wisdom in the work, enable me to understand the work!

Reverence, duty, sympathy, devotion, do I bring to the A∴A∴ and right soon may I be admitted to the knowledge and conversation of the A∴A∴!

Witness my hand [motto]____________________________________

E.

THE TASK OF A PHILOSOPHUS

This paper is to be returned to the Chancellor of the A∴A∴ through the Dominus Liminis admitting.

0. Let any Practicus be appointed by authority to proceed to the grade of Philosophus.

Let him then read through this note of his office, and sign it.

Let him cause the necessary addition to be made to his Practicus' robe.

Let him make an appointment with his Philosophus at the pleasure of the latter for the conferring of advancement.

1. The Philosophus shall receive the title of Dominus Liminis at any time that authority confers it.

2. He shall pass examinations in Liber CLXXV and in Construction and Consecration of Talismans and in Evocation. Yet in this matter he shall
be his own judge.

He shall moreover attain complete success in Liber III, Chapter II.

Further, he shall apply himself to study and practice the meditations given in Liber V.

3. He shall show some acquaintance with and experience of Liber O, Chapters V-VI. Whereof his Record shall be witness.

4. He shall commit to memory a chapter of Liber DCCCXIII.

5. Besides all this, he shall make constant and profound reflections upon the Path.

Let him remember that the word Philosophus is no idle term, but that Philosophy is the Equilibrium of him that is in the house of Venus that is the Lady of Love.

6. When the title of Dominus Liminis is conferred upon him, let him rejoice exceedingly therein; but beware, for that it is but the false veil of the moon that hangs beneath the Sun.

7. Let him not venture while a member of the grade of Philosophus to attempt to withdraw from his association with the A∴A∴

8. He shall everywhere proclaim openly his connection with the A∴A∴ and speak of It and Its principles (even so little as he understandeth) for that mystery is the enemy of Truth.

Furthermore, he shall construct the magic Wand, according to the instructions in Liber A.

One month after his admission to the Grade, he shall go to his Philosophus, pass the necessary tests, and repeat to him Liber DCCCXIII.

9. He shall in every establish perfect control of his devotion according to the advice of his Dominus Liminis, for that the ordeal of advancement is no light one.

10. Thus and not otherwise may he obtain to the great reward: YEA, MAY HE OBTAIN THE GREAT REWARD!


THE OATH OF A PHILOSOPHUS

I,________________________________________________, (motto) being of sound mind and Body,

and prepared, on this _____________ day of_________________ (An _________ Sun in _______________________degrees)

do hereby resolve: in the Presence of _________________________________, a Dominus Liminis of the A∴A∴:

To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the attractions and repulsions of my own being.

Further, I promise to observe zeal in service to the Practici under me, and to deny myself utterly on their behalf.

May the A∴A∴ crown the work, lend me of Its wisdom in the work, enable me to understand the work!

Reverence, duty, sympathy, do I bring to the A∴A∴ and right soon may I be admitted to the knowledge and conversation of the A∴A∴!

Witness my hand [motto] ____________________________________

F.

THE TASK OF A DOMINUS LIMINIS

This paper is to be returned to the Chancellor of the A∴A∴ through the Adeptus Minor admitting.

0. Let any Philosophus be appointed by authority a Dominus Liminis.

Let him then read through this note of his office and sign it.

Let him cause the necessary addition to be made to his Philosophus' robe.

Let him receive Liber Mysteriorum.

Let him make an appointment with his Dominus Liminis at the pleasure of the latter for the conferring of advancement.

1. The Dominus Liminis shall proceed to the Grade of Adeptus Minor at any time that authority confers it.

2. He shall pass examination in Liber III, Chapter III.

3. He shall meditate on the diverse knowledge and Power that he has acquired, and harmonize it perfectly. And in this matter shall he be judged by the Praemonstrator of the A∴A∴

4. He shall accept an office in a Temple of Initiation, and commit to memory a part appointed by the Imperator of the A∴A∴

5. Besides all this, he shall abide upon the Threshold. Let him remember that the word Dominus Liminis is no idle term, but that his mastery will often be disputed, when he knoweth it not.

6. When at last he hath attained the grade of Adeptus Minor, let him humble himself exceedingly.

7. He may at any moment withdraw from his association with the A∴A∴ simply notifying the Adept who introduced him.

8. He shall everywhere proclaim openly his connection with the A∴A∴ and speak of It and Its principles (even so little as he understandeth) for that mystery is the enemy of Truth.

Furthermore, he shall construct the magic Lamp, according to instructions in Liber A.

Six months after his admission to the Grade, he shall go to his Adeptus Minor, pass the necessary tests, and repeat to him his appointed part in the Temple of Initiation.

9. He shall in every way establish perfect control of his intuition, according to the advice of his Adeptus Minor, for that the ordeal of advancement is no light one.

10. Thus and not otherwise may he obtain to the great reward: YEA, MAY HE OBTAIN THE GREAT REWARD!


THE OATH OF A DOMINUS LIMINIS

I,________________________________________________, (motto) being of sound mind and Body,

and prepared, on this _____________ day of___________________ (An _________ Sun in _____________________degrees)

do hereby resolve: in the Presence of _________________________________, an Adeptus Minor of the A∴A∴:

To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the aspirations of my own being.

Further, I promise to observe zeal in service to the Philosophi under me, and to deny myself utterly on their behalf.

May the A∴A∴ crown the work, lend me of Its wisdom in the work, enable me to understand the work!

Reverence, duty, sympathy, do I bring to the A∴A∴ and right soon may I be admitted to the knowlegde and conversation of the A∴A∴!

Witness my hand [motto] ____________________________________

G.

THE TASK OF A ADEPTUS MINOR

This paper is to be returned to the Chancellor of the A∴A∴ through the Adeptus admitting.

Let the Adeptus Minor attain to the Knowledge and Conversion of his Holy Guardian Angel.


THE OATH OF A ADEPTUS MINOR

I,________________________________________________, (motto) being of sound mind and Body,

and prepared, on this _____________ day of__________________ (An _________ Sun in ______________________degrees)

do hereby resolve: in the Presence of _________________________________, an Adeptus of the A∴A∴:

To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to attain to the knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

May the A∴A∴ crown the work, lend me of Its wisdom in the work, enable me to understand the work!

Reverence and duty do I bring to the A∴A∴ and here and now may I be admitted to the knowledge and conversation of the A∴A∴!

Witness my hand [motto] ____________________________________


Further Readings:

[ SEE ALSO: Liber XIII vel Graduum Montis Abiegni {A Syllabus of the Steps Upon the Path} ]

[ SEE ALSO: Liber Colegii Sancti sub figurâ CLXXXV {Being the Tasks of the Grades, and their Oaths, proper to Liber XIII} ]

[ SEE ALSO: One Star in Sight sub figurâ CDLXXXIX {A glimpse of the structure and system of the Great White Brotherhood} ]

[ SEE ALSO: Liber CCVII {A Syllabus of the Official Instructions of the A∴A∴} ]

 


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