GRADE: SELF INITIATION
is by Invitation only.�
into the next grade is by invitation only. The Philosophus or
Adept responsible for the Practicus, constantly assesses the level
of completion, and at their sole discretion, confers advancement.
In this, it is advised to not include any other voices in the
decision, and it is recommended that any assessments as to the
accomplishment of the grade work as a whole, not be discussed with
is a tremendous responsibility. The Practicus not only travels the
path of the Tower, they are also not returning to the Pillar of
Strength. If perilous errors are perpetrated or endorsed in
the advancement, it will stunt the tasks of the next grade. Such
errors have been known to turn potential Adepts into destructive
forces, with the worse result being a delusional charlatan.
After the invitation has been
extended and accepted, the Practicus is further confirmed in the Seal
of Liberty grade entrance ritual.
The Practicus is hereby notified that the left foot is now
sunk into the hallowed ground of the portal.
Additionally, instructed to, after
great consideration, contemplate his or her motto and any
perceived need for changing it. Additionally instructed to bring a
new Record and Journal to the grade entrance ritual.
Let the Practicus make a record of
the grade transition as the last entry in the Magick Journal and
Record for the grade.
Initiation and the Way Forward
self-proclaim oneself a Philosophus without an invitation is to
undertake a dark step. It cast the Aspirant into a dark light.
Therefore, if necessary to proceed, proceed in secret until both
feet stand after the portal, which is the veil parted by the
Golden Key, cut by the hand of the Aspirant. If in silence, with
the way of the Hermit as thy guide, great will the leap be, yet
bone chilling, and no blackness shall touch the heart and no
darkness obscure the path. If in any other way the path forward is
trodden, the worse result is the inevitable outcome.
remaining option is to seek out a suitable teacher, prove the
current level of attainment, and receive an invitation. This is an
unlikely choice for any who have proceeded thus far in solitary
the Practicus commits to passage into the grade of Philosophus,
let him or her proceed as follows:
Let the Practicus be secret in his
or her advancement.
Let assistance be sought without
revealing a place, even if forced to deny the obvious.
Let great care and deliberation be
taken in the need, if any, to change his or her motto, and act
Let the Magick Record and Journal
for the grade of Practicus be finished with an account of the
deliberations leading to the decision to advance into the next
Let the Practicus acquire a new
Magick Record and Journal for the grade of Philosophus.
Let the last task of the Practicus
and the first task of the Philosophus be a rewriting of the Seal
of Liberty (below) grade entrance ritual suitable to
Let the ritual be the first entry
in the Magick Record and an account of the writing the first entry
in the Magick Journal.
Let the Practicus, holding up the
Cup wherein the Lustral Waters are contained; begin by
securing the House of Venus, being the place of deliberation.
OF LIBERTY: PHILOSOPHUS
Challenger: Whence comest thou?
Practicus: From the West, the place
Challenger: What didst thou see in
the place of Love?
Practicus: Existence as pure joy.
Challenger: Whence goest thou?
Practicus: Into the Palace, to
Challenger: Art thou as my (brother
| sister), in this, the Great Work?
Practicus: I am.
Challenger: Then I, by virtue of my
office, invite thee into the Palace, that ye may, with
Wand and Will, Light the Lamp (If notified of a motto change, add: �That thou mayest be known in this court by the
Initiated, ye shall herein be called (motto).�).
Philosophus: Do what thou wilt shall
be the whole of the Law.
is the law, love under will.