Control of Action
Mastery of the three exercises in Liber
III secures Adepts who are, as a result, imbued with patience,
control, introspection, and strength. The Philosophus undertakes mastery of
the second exercise, with the third completed by the Dominus Liminis. In these
exercises, the mind and will are used to complete the final measures of
control necessary within the Aspirants of the first order.
Instructions and Clarifications ~
In the second exercise, two
adequate examples are provided, these may be used or others can be fashioned
as a substitute. It is the intent that must be accomplished, and as with all
methods, they should be adapted to the circumstances of the Philosophus.
Additionally, the punishment
detailed may be substituted for something as severe, but less damaging.
Therefore, let it be considered that the recommended punishment in this
exercise is provided as a demonstration of the severity of the practice, and
rarely is the razor slashing necessary.
[Students within the Invisible
House Society have devised many severe punishments that provided less
scarring, yet were equal in physical or psychological pain. For example; a
small hammer upon the knuckles of the hand and upon bashing all ten knuckles,
the practice was terminated and attempted at a later date; kissing the feet of
the closest person, no matter whom, without explanation; etc.]
The minimum accomplishment of these
exercises is seven days without error. Success is not always forthcoming on
the first attempt. If seven days passes with an error on each day, then the
practice is retired until a later date. If more than ten errors arise before
the successful completion of an error-free day, then the practice is retired
until a later date.
Any real accomplishment cannot be
recognized if the daily routine of the Philosophus is changed. It is
absolutely vital that complete control be established in the normal course of
The record of the practice is best
kept in a small pad, which is carried at all times, with the finished record
entered into the Magick Journal at the conclusion of the practice, whether it
is successfully accomplished or not.
comes from the root Bhaj, which means to be attached to God. The
devotion is to God and God alone. There is no selfish expectation or fear,
only a purity best described as love, and this is the method of union. Bhakti
is the slender thread of love binding the heart of the devotee with the lotus
feet of the Lord. It is accomplished by intense devotion and supreme
attachment to God (love). The attainment is not describable in words and has
to be experienced by the devotee.
arises conviction, followed by attraction, leading to complete adoration, and
this is easily recognized with the suppressing of all mundane desires. The
result is a satisfaction, attachment and supreme love towards God. In this
highest form of Bhakti all attraction and attachment of both joy and sorrow
are transferred and resolved in the God. This can eventually lead the devotee
to an eternal union that culminates in oneness.
~ Practical Training ~
Gnana Yoga, a complete and masterful instruction exists for the Philosophus in
Liber CLXXV, and a superior set of
instructions for the required level of attainment will not be found in any
other instruction. It is recommended that a complete procedure be devised,
following the steps within the instruction, in the form of a point form list.
The Key of it All
in these wonderful works the Philosophus has undertaken, accomplished and
refined, then from such attainment, he or she shall be assured that the second
stage of independence has been attained.
XVI, Liber Tvrris Vel Domus Dei
The Philosophus completes the
exercise, having identified the source � origin � position of where
thought arises within the mind in Practicus, now let the destruction of
thought be accomplished.
DCCCXIII, Vel Ararita
This holy book contains seven
chapters and each of these contains thirteen numbered verses [7 * 13].
Therefore, create a table with seven columns and thirteen rows and let the
verses be placed therein, and let the understanding of the order be thus:
Contrast each verse of Cap. I
with the corresponding verse of Cap. II for the first of these methods.
Thus in Cap. III (still verse by verse correspondence) the
Quintessence of the ideas is extracted; and in Cap. IV they are
withdrawn each one into the one beyond it. In Cap. V they have disappeared into the Method itself.
In Cap. VI they reappear in the Form appointed by the Will of the
Adept. Lastly, in Cap. VII they are dissolved, one into the next until
all finally disappear in the Fire Qadosh, the Quintessence of Reality
[Quoted from CDXVIII].
Let the seven permutations of each
verse be rewritten, artistically interpreted with scientific wording, thus
creating thirteen thesis of the formula of the hexagram.
VI, Liber O Vel Manus et Sagitt� (Chapter 5 & 6)
Let the Philosophus decide his or
her advancement, and this by means of ascending the 25th path,
through an act of pure will.
Then shall the middle pillar again
infuse thee with strength, and this through equilibrium, that the most
difficult of obstacles, still hiding in wait, may be overcome.