GRADE: SELF INITIATION
The tasks of the Zelator are tested
over the course of their grade as they are completed. The final
test of the Zelator, administered by one of a higher grade, may be
given in many diverse ways. However it is administered, if the
Zelator successfully triumphs over the final ordeal, he or she is
immediately pronounced a Practicus.
The Invisible House Society
has devised its own method of testing, delivered in a subtle way,
without the Zelator fully realizing the nature of the test until
the trial has been passed or failed. Any member of a grade above
Zelator is capable of designing a suitable method of testing. Such
testing must include:
A method of challenging the developed strengths that would
instantly defeat the Neophyte, but pose no serious difficulty to
Success reveals the truth of the method employed, and it is
this clarity that tempers the whirling fire and dips the bucket
into the well that the tree may be watered.
Finding strength adequate to
justify a favorable verdict, the Zelator passes the grade test and
is scheduled for the Seal of Love grade entrance ritual.
The Aspirant is 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 Zelator make a record of
the grade test as the last entry in the Magick Journal and Record
for the grade.
Let the Zelator take careful note
of the application of the grade test above and its two essential
Let the practical tasks of the
grade be reviewed, and from this, suitable tests composed.
Let the Star Ruby ritual be performed with strongest
intent and with the most forceful banishing within the capability
of the Zelator.
Let the Zelator perfectly recite
one chapter of Liber CCXX.
Let the Zelator finish by applying
those suitable tests composed by his or her ingenium.
If the Zelator commits to passage
into the grade of Practicus, let him or her follow these steps:
Consider, with great care and deliberation, the need to
change his or her motto, and act accordingly.
Let the Magick Record and Journal for the grade of Zelator be
finished with an account of the self-testing and the results of
the testing for strength.
Let the Zelator acquire a new Magick Record and Journal for
the grade of Practicus.
Let the last task of the Zelator and the first task of the
Practicus be a rewriting of the Seal of Love grade entrance
ritual (see below) suitable to self-initiation.
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 Zelator, armed with his or
her Sword & Dagger, and with Light; begin by securing the
House of Mercury, being the place of comprehension and restraint.
OF LOVE: PRACTICUS
Challenger: Whence comest thou?
Zelator: From the East, the place
Challenger: What didst thou see in
the place of Light?
Zelator: That which is Below and
Challenger: Whence goest thou?
Zelator: To the West, in search
Challenger: Thou must first be in
Zelator: [Sign of
Challenger: Thou must see and move
on thy own.
Zelator: I do and will.
Challenger: Thou must see thyself.
Zelator: I will.
Challenger: Who will bare witness to
Endorser: I do and I will.
Challenger: Then I the Guardian of
the Palace, hereby grant thee entrance to the West, that
ye may seek Love. Know ye that entrance to the next grade
will not be granted until thou hast been received by
invitation (if notified of a motto change,
add: �That thou mayest be known in
this court by the Initiated, ye shall herein be called
Practicus: Do what thou wilt shall
be the whole of the Law.
is the law, love under will.