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LIBER COLLEGII SANCTI Sub Figurâ CLXXXV

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

the publications of the A∴ A∴ in Class D from A to G.


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

                       A∴ A∴ Publication in Class D. 

                                       A.

                           THE TASK OF A PROBATIONER.

    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!

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    Liberty                                                      Life 
     Power                                                   Putrefaction 
    Destiny                                                      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 

    _________________________________,  a  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                                                          Light 
    Passion                                                      Perception
    Debauch                                                       Darkness



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

                                   A∴ A∴ 
                            Publication in Class D 

                                      B.

                              TASK OF A NEOPHYTE

    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!
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                            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__________________________________________



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

                                   A∴ A∴ 
                            Publication in Class D 

                                      C.

                            THE TASK OF A ZELATOR.

    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!
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                            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 _________________________________, a 

    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]____________________________________


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

                                   A∴ A∴ 
                            Publication in Class D. 

                                      D.

                           THE TASK OF A PRACTICUS.

    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, Cap. 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!
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                           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]____________________________________






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

                                   A∴ A∴ 

                            Publication in Class D. 

                                      E.

                          THE TASK OF A PHILOSOPHUS.

    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, Cap. 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, 
    Caps. 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!
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                          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]____________________________________



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

                                   A∴ A∴ 
                            Publication in Class D. 

                                      F.

                        THE TASK OF A DOMINUS LIMINIS.

    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, Cap. 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!
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                        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]____________________________________











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

                                   A∴ A∴ 
                            Publication in Class D. 

                                      G.

                         THE TASK OF A ADEPTUS MINOR.

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

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                         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]____________________________________