A ∴ A ∴

CURRICULUM 

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. 

    In order to facilitate the study of The Official Instructions and other publications of the A ∴ A ∴, the Praemonstrator of  the Order now issues a series of courses corresponding to the various grades. The grades themselves represent magical and mystical progress, corresponding to which will be grades of studentship representing intellectual progress, and an examination each such grade must be passed before the equivalent magical grade is officially conferred.  

    It must be understood that the highest occult attainments are possible even to people who have no intellectual knowledge whatever. But this has been in the past a source of great iniquity, as it represents an overdevelopment of one organ of the Nature at the expense of others.  

    It is the particular object of the A ∴ A ∴ to see to it that progress is orderly and thorough. It must further be stated that although certain books have been chosen for particular study, the student is not thereby absolved from the general study of all of them. For it is important to him to make from the beginning a comprehensive effort to understand the entire system, first, because it is desirable that he should choose his practices from the whole armoury at his disposal, and, also, because as he advances he must be to some extent familiar with all these practices, so that he may be fitted to instruct those entrusted to his guidance.

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CURRICULUM OF A.'..A.'.

COURSE I

GENERAL READING

    SECTION I.  Books for Serious Study:

    LIBER CCXX. (LIBER L VEL LEGIS.) The Book of the Law.
    This book is the foundation of the New ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

    THE EQUINOX, Vol. I. Nos. I.-X. The standard Work of Reference in all occult matters. The Encyclopaedia of Initiation.

    LIBER ABA (Book 4). A GENERAL ACCOUNT in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers. In four parts: (I) Mysticism. (a) Magical Theory. (3) Magical Practice. (4) The Law.

    LIBER II. THE MESSAGE OF THE MASTER THERION, which explains the essence of the new law in a very simple manner.

    LIBER DCCCXXXVII. THE LAW OF LIBERTY, which is a further explanation of the Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.

    COLLECTED WORKS OF A. CROWLEY. These works contain many mystical and magical secrets, both stated clearly in prose, and woven into the Robe of sublimest poesy.

    "THE YI KING." (S. B. E. Series, Oxford University Press.) The "CLASSIC OF CHANGES"; gives the initiated Chinese system of Magick.

    "THE TAO TEH KING." (S. B. E. Series.) Gives the initiated Chinese system of Mysticism.

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    TANNHńUSER, by A. Crowley. An allegorical drama concerning the Progress of the Soul; the Tannhšuser story slightly remodelled.

    THE UPANISHADS. (S. B. E. Series.) The Classical Basis of Veda tism, the best-known form of Hindu Mysticism.

    THE BHAGAVAD-GITA. A dialogue in which Krishna, the Hindu "Christ " expounds a system of Attainment.

    THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE: by H. P. Blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by Frater O.M.

    THE GOETIA.   The most intelligible of the mediaeval rituals of Evocation. Contains also the favorite Invocation of the Master Therion.

    THE SHIVA SANHITA.  A famous Hindu treatise on certain physical practices.

    THE HATHAYOGA PRADIPIKA.  Similar to The Shiva Sanhita.

    ERDMANN'S "HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY."   A compendious account of philosophy from the earliest times. Most valuable as a general education of the mind.

    THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE OF MOLINOS.   A simple manual of Christian mysticism.

    THE STAR OF THE WEST.  (Captain Fuller.)   An introduction to the study of the Works of Aleister Crowley.

    THE DHAMMAPADA. (S. B. E. Series, Oxford University Press.)   The best of the Buddhist classics.

    THE QUESTIONS OF KING MILINDA. (S. B. E. Series.)

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Technical points of Buddhist dogma, illustrated by dialogues.

    LIBER DCCLXXVII. Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summm.

    A complete Dictionary of the Correspondences of all magical elements, re-printed with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive: book of reference ever published.  It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language.

    VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. (James.) Valuable as showing the uniformity of mystical attainment.

    KABBALA DENUDATA, von Rosenroth: also the Kabbalah Unveiled, by S. L. Mathers.  The text of the Qabalah, with commentary. A good elementary introduction to the subject.

    KONX OM PAX.  Four invaluable treatises and a preface on mysticism and Magick.

    THE PISTIS SOPHIA.  An admirable introduction to the study of Gnosticism.

    THE ORACLES of ZOROASTER.  An invaluable collection of  precepts mystical and magical.

    THE DREAM OF SCIPIO, by Cicero. Excellent for its Vision and its Philosophy.

    THE GOLDEN VERSES OF PYTHAGORAS, by Fabre d'Olivet. An interesting study of the exoteric doctrines of this Master.

    THE DIVINE PYMANDER, by Hermes Trismegistus. Invaluable as bearing on the Gnostic Philosophy.

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    THE SECRET SYMBOLS OF THE ROSICRUCIANS, reprint of Franz Hartmann.  An invaluable compendium.

    CRUTINIUM CHYMICUM by Michael Maier.  One of the best treatises on alchemy.

    SCIENCE AND THE INFINITE, by Sidney Klein.  One of the best essays written in recent years.

    Two ESSAYS ON THE WORSHIP OF PRIAPUS, by Richard Payne Knight.  Invaluable to all students.

    THE GOLDEN BOUGH, by J. G. Frazer.  The Text-Book of Folk Lore. Invaluable to all students.

    THE AGE OF REASON, by Thomas Paine.  Excellent, though elementary, as a corrective to superstition.

    RIVERS OF LIFE, b y General Forlong.  An invaluable textbook of old systems of initiation.

    THREE DIALOGUES, by Bishop Berkeley.  The Classic of subjective idealism.

    ESSAYS OF DAVID HUME.  The Classic of Academic Scepticism.

    FIRST PRINCIPLE; by Herbert Spencer.  The Classic of Agnosticism.

    PROLEGOMENA, by Emanuel Kant.  The best introductionto Metaphysics.

    THE CANON. The best text-book of Applied Qabalah.

    THE FOURTH DIMENSION by H. Hinton.  The text-book on this subject.

    THE ESSAYS OF THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY.  Masterpieces of philosophy, as of prose.

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    The object of this course of reading is to familiarize the  student with all that has been said by the Great Masters in every time and country. He should make a critical examination of them; not so much with the idea of discovering where truth lies, for he cannot do this except by virtue of his own spiritual experience, but rather to discover the essential harmony in those varied works He should be on his guard against partisanship with a favourite author. He should familiarize himself thoroughly u with the method of mental equilibrium, endeavoring to contradict any statement soever, although it maybe apparently axiomatic.

    The general object of this course, besides that already stated, is to assure sound education in occult matters, so that when spiritual illumination comes it may find a well built temple. Where the mind is strongly biased towards any special theory, the result of an illumination is often to inflame that portion of the mind which is thus overdeveloped, with the result that the aspirant, instead of becoming an Adept, becomes a bigot and fanatic.

    The A ∴ A ∴ does not offer examination in this course, but recommends these books as the foundation of a library.

    SECTION 2.  Other books, principally fiction, of a generally suggestive and helpful kind:

    ZANONI, by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. Valuable for its facts and suggestions about mysticism.

    A STRANGE STORY, by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. Valuable for its facts and suggestions about Magick.

    THE BLOSSOM AND THE FRUIT, by Mabel Collins. Valuable for its account of the Path.

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    PETRONIUS ARBITER Valuable for those who have wit to understand it.

    THE GOLDEN ASS, by Apuleius. Valuable for those who have wit to understand it.

    LE COMTE DE GABALIS. Valuable for its hints of those things which it mocks.

    THE RAPE OF THE LOCK, by Alexander Pope. Valuable for its account of elementals.

    UNDINE, by de la Motte Fouque. Valuable as an account of elementals.

    BLACK MAGIC, by Marjorie Bowen. An intensely interesting story of sorcery.

    LA PERU DE CHAGRIN, by Honore de Balzac. A magnificent magical allegory.

    NUMBER NINETEEN, by Edgar Jepson. An excellent tale of modern magic.

    DRACULA, by Bram Stoker. Valuable for its account of legends concerning vampires.

    SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES, by H. Hinton. Valuable as an introduction to the study of the Fourth Dimension.

    ALICE IN WONDERLAND, by Lewis Carroll. Valuable to those who understand the Qabalah.

    ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, by Lewis Carroll. Valuable to those who understand the Qabalah.

    THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, by Lewis Carroll. Valuable to those who understand the Qabalah.

    THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, translated by either Sir Richard Burton or John Payne. Valuable as a storehouse of oriental magick-lore.

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    MORTE D'ARTHUR, by Sir Thomas Mallory.  Valuable as a storehouse of occidental magick-lore.

    THE WORKS OF FRANCOIS RABELAIS.  Invaluable for Wisdom.

    THE KASIDAH, by Sir Richard Burton.  Valuable as a summary of philosophy.

    THE SONG CELESTIAL, by Sir Edwin Arnold.  "The Bhagavad-Gita" in verse.

    THE LIGHT OF ASIA, by Sir Edwin Arnold.  An account of the attainment of Gotama Buddha.

    THE ROSICRUCIANS, by Hargrave Jennings.  Valuable to those who can read between the lines.

    THE REAL HISTORY OF THE ROSICRUCIANS, by A. E. Waite.  A good vulgar piece of journalism on the subject. 

    THE WORKS OF ARTHUR MACHEN.  Most of these stories are of great magical interest.

    THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM O'NEILL (BLAKE).  Invaluable to all students.

    THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT, by George Meredith.  An excellent allegory.

    LILITH, by George MacDonald.  A superb tale of Magick. 

    LA BAS, by J. K. Huysmans.  An account of the extravagances caused by the Sin-complex.

    THE LORE OF PROSERPINE, by Maurice Hewlett.  A suggestive enquiry into the Hermetic Arcanum. 

    EN ROUTE, by J. K. Huysmans.  An account of the follies of Christian mysticism.

    SIDONIA THE SORCERESS, by Wilhelm Meinhold

    THE AMBER WITCH, by Wilhelm Meinhold. These two tales are highly informative.

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    MACBETH; MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; THE TEMPEST. by W. Shakespeare. Interesting for traditions treated.

    REDGAUNTLET. by Sir Walter Scott. Also one or two other novels. I n teresting for traditions treated.

    ROB ROY, by James Grant. Interesting for traditions treated.

    THE MAGICIAN. by W. Somerset Maugham. An amusing hotch-pot of stolen goods.

    THE BIBLE. by various authors unknown. The Hebrew and Greek Originals are of Qabalistic value. It contains also many magical apologues, and recounts many tales of folklore and magical rites.

    KIM, by Rudyard Kipling.   An admirable study of Eastern thought and life.  
    Many other stories by this author are highly suggestive and informative.     

    For Mythology as teaching Correspondences: 
        Books of Fairy Tales generally.  
        Oriental Classics generally. 
        Sufi Poetry generally. 
        Greek and Latin Classics generally. 
        Scandinavian and Teutonic Sagas generally. 
        Celtic Folk-Lore generally.

    This course is of general value to the beginner. While it is not to be taken, in all cases, too seriously, it will give him a general familiarity with mystical and magical tradition, create a deep interest in the subject, and suggest many helpful lines of thought.  
    It has been impossible to do more in this list. than to suggest a fairly comprehensive course of reading.

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COURSE II

    The basis of our whole work is the Book of the Law. It is essential for every Probationer to study this book and those which are directly connected with it, as commentaries:

    LIBER CCXX. LIBER L VEL LEGIS SUB FIGURA CCXX. as delivered by XCIII. unto DCLXVI. This book is the foundation of the New ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

    LIBER II. THE MESSAGE OF THE MASTER THERION.  It explains the essence of the New Law in a very simple manner.

    LIBER DCCCXXXVII. THE LAW OF LIBERTY.  This is a further explanation of the Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.

    LIBER CL. DE LEGE LIBELLUM.  A further explanation of the Book of the Law, with special reference to the Powers and Privileges conferred by its acceptance.

    LIBER CXI. (ALEPH.) THE BOOK OF WISDOM OR FOLLY.  An extended and elaborate commentary or the Book of the Law, in the form of a letter from the Master Therion to his magical son.

    LIBER X. LIBER PORTA LUCIS.  This book is an account of the sending forth of the Master by the A ∴ A ∴ and an explanation of his mission.

    LIBER XC. LIBER TZADDI VEL HAMUS HERMETICUS,  Sub Figura XC.   An account of Initiation, and an indication as to those who are suitable for the same

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    LIBER CCCCXVIII. LIBER XXX AERUM VEL SAECULI.  Being of the Angels of the thirty ∆thyrs the Vision and the Voice.
    Besides being the classical account of the thirty ∆thyrs and a model of all visions, the cries of the Angels should be 
regarded accurate and the doctrine of the function of the Great White Brotherhood understood as the foundation of the Aspiratation of the Adept. The account of the Master of the Temple should in particular be taken as authentic.
    The instruction in the 8th ∆thyr pertains to Class D, i.e. it is an Official Ritual, and the same remarks apply to the account of the proper method of invoking ∆thyrs given in the 18th ∆thyr. 

    LIBER LXV. LIBER CORDIS CINCTI SERPENTE.   An account of the relations of the Aspirant with his Holy Guardian Angel. This book is given to Probationers, as the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel is the Crown of the Outer College.  Similarly Liber VII. is given to Neophytes, as the grade of Master of the Temple is the next resting-place, and Liber CCXX. to Zelator, since that carries him to the highest of all possible grades.   Liber XXVII. is given to the Practicus, as in this book is the ultimate foundation of the highest theoretical Qabalah, and Liber DDCCXIII. to the Philosophus, as it is the foundation of the highest practical Qabalah.

    LIBER VI. . LIBER O VEL MANUS ET SAGITT∆.  The instructions given in this book are too loose to find place in the Class D publications.

    Instructions given for elementary study of the Qabalah, Assumption of God forms, Vibration of Divine Names, the

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Rituals of Pentagram and Hexagram, and their uses in production and invocation, a method of attaining astral 
visions so called, and an instruction in the practice called Rising on the Planes.

    LIBER IX. LIBER E VEL EXERCITIORUM.   This book instructs the aspirant in the necessity of keeping a record. Suggests methods of testing physical clairvoyance. Gives instruction in Asana, Pranayama and Dharana, and advises the application of tests to the physical body , in order that the student may thoroughly understand his own limitations.

    LIBER XXX. LIBER LIBRAE.   An elementary course of morality suitable for the average man.

    LIBER LXI. LIBER CAUSAE. The Preliminary Lection, including the History Lection. Explains the actual history of the origin of the present movement. Its statements are accurate in the ordinary sense of the word. The object of the book is to discount Mythopoeia.

    LIBER XXXIII.   An account of A ∴ A ∴ first written in the language of his period by the Councillor Von Eckarthausen, and now revised and rewritten in the Universal Cipher.

    LIBER XXV.  This is the chapter called the "Star Ruby" in the Book of Lies. It is an improved form of the "lesser" ritual of the Pentagram.

    LIBER CC. RESH VEL HELIOS.  An instruction for adoration of the Sun four times daily, with the object of composing the mind to meditation and of regularizing the practices.

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    LIBER CCC. A SPECIAL INSTRUCTION for the Promulgation of the Law.  This is the first and most important duty of every Aspirant of whatever grade. It builds up in him the Character and Karma which form the Spine of Attainment.

    LIBER ABA (Book 4).  A GENERAL ACCOUNT in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers. In four parts: (I) Mysticism (a) Magical Theory (3) Magical Practice (4) The Law.

    LIBER CCVII. SYLLABUS.  An enumeration of the Official Publications of the A ∴ A ∴ with a brief description of the contents of each book.This course of reading will furnish the Probationer with a thorough general knowledge of the whole system of Attainment, and of the practices tending to this goal, so that he may choose freely as to what way he will take in his Beginning. For this is always left by the A ∴ A ∴ to his Free Will; They only begin to advise and criticize him on the information supplied to Them by himself in the Magical Record which he prepares for Their Instruction.

COURSE III

The following books are officially appointed for the study of the Neophyte

    LIBER CCX X. LIBER L VEL LEGIS Sub Figura CCXX. as delivered by XCIII. unto DCLXVI.   This book is the foundation of the New ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

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    LIBER VII. LIBER LIBERI VEL LAPIDIS LAZULI, ADVMBRATIO KABBALAE AEGYPTIORVM Sub Figura VII., being the Voluntary Emancipation of a certain Exempt Adept from his Adeptship.  These are the Birth Words of a Master of the Temple. The nature of this book is sufficiently explained by its title.  Its seven chapters are referred to the seven planets in the following order: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Sol, Mercury, Luna, Venus.

    LIBER VI. LIBER O VEL MANUS ET SAGITTAE.  The instructions given in this book are too loose to find place in the Class D publications.Instructions are given for elementary study of the Qabalah, Assumption of God-forms, Vibration of Divine Names, the Rituals of Pentagram and Hexagram, and their uses in protection and invocation, a method of attaining astral visions so called, and an instruction in the practice called Rising on the Planes.

    LIBER IX. LIBER E VEL EXERCITIORUM.  This book instructs the aspirant in the necessity of keeping a record. Suggests methods of testing physical clairvoyance. Gives instruction in Asana, Pranayama and Dharana, and advises the application of tests to the physical body, in order that the student may thoroughly understand his own limitations.

    LIBER XCVI. LIBER GAIAS.  A Handbook of Geomancy. Gives a simple and fairly satisfactory system of Geomancy.

    LIBER LXXVIII.  A description of the Cards of the Tarot with their attributions, including a method of divination by their use.

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    LIBER CCCCXII. A VEL ARMORUM.  An instruction for the preparation of the Elemental Instruments.

    LIBER CDLXXIV. LIBER OS ABYSMI VEL DAATH.  An instruction in a purely intellectual method of entering the Abyss.

    LIBER DCCCXI. ENERGIZED ENTHUSIASM.  This course is specially adapted to the Task of this Grade, the Attainment of Control of the Body of Light, development of Intuition, et cetera.

COURSE IV

    The Zelator will be examined in the following books:

    LIBER CCXX. LIBER L VEL LEGIS Sub Figura CCXX. as delivered by XCIII. unto DCLXVI.  This book is the 
foundation of the New  ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

    LIBER DCCCCLXIII.  (Only the short note pertains to Class A.)  This Book is a superb collection of Litanies appropriate to the Signs of the Zodiac.

    LIBER CMXIII. LIBER VIAE MEMORIAE.  Gives methods for attaining the magical memory or memory of past lives, and an insight into the function of the aspirant in this present life.

    LIBER III. LIBER JUGORUM.  An instruction for the control of speech, action and thought.

    LIBER XIII. GRADUUM MONTIS ABIEGNI.  An account of the task of the Aspirant from Probationer to Adept.

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    LIBER XVII. LIBER I.A.O.  Gives three methods of attainment through a willed series of thoughts.  This book has not been published. It is the active form of Liber HHH. The article "Energized Enthusiasm" is an adumbration of this book.

    LIBER XXXVI. THE STAR SAPPHIRE.  Is Chapter XXXVI. of the Book of Lies, giving an improved ritual of the Hexagram.

    LIBER CLXXXV. LIBER COLLEGII SANCTI.  Being the tasks of the Grades and their Oaths proper to Liber XIII. This is the official paper of the various grades.  It includes the Task and Oath of a Probationer.

    LIBER CCVI. LIBER R V VEL SPIRITUS.  Full instruction in Pranayama.

    LIBER CCCLXI. LIBER HHH. Gives three methods of attainment through a willed series of thoughts.

    LIBER CCCXXXIII. THE BOOK OF LIES falsely so called. This book deals with many matters on all planes of the very highest importance.  It is an official publication for Babes of the Abyss, but is recommended even to beginners as highly suggestive.  Its Chapters XXV, XXXVI, and XLIV are in Class D.

    LIBER DCCCXI. ENERGIZED ENTHUSIASM.  This course is specially adapted to the Task of this Grade, the Attainment of Hatha-Yoga.

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COURSE V

    The Practicus will be examined in the following books 

    LIBER CCXX. LIBER L VEL LEGIS Sub Figura CCXX. as delivered by XCIII. unto DCLXVI.  This book is the foundation of the New ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

    LIBER XXVII. LIBER TRIGRAMMATON, being a book of Trigrams of the Mutations of the Tao with the Yin and the Yang.An account of the cosmic process: corresponding to the Stanzas of Dzyan in another system.

    LIBER CCXXXI. LIBER ARCANORUM  τών  ATV  τού TAHVTI QVAS VIDIT ASAR IN AMENNTI Sub Figura CCXXXI. Liber Carcerorum  τών  QLIPHOTH cum suis Geniis. Adduntur Sigilla et Nomina Eorum. This is an account of the cosmic process so far as it is indicated by the Tarot Trumps.

    LIBER CD. LIBER TAV VEL KABBALAE TRIUM LITERARUM Sub Figura CD. A graphic interpretation of the Tarot on the plane of initiation.

    LIBER LVIII. This is an article on the Qabalah in the Temple of Solomon the King, EQUINOX V.

    LIBER LXIV. LIBER ISRAFEL, formerly called ANUBIS. An instruction in a suitable method of preaching.

    LIBER LXXXIV. VEL CHANOKH. A brief abstraction of the Symbolic representation of the Universe derived by Dr. John Dee through the Scrying of Sir Edward Kelly. Its publication is at present incomplete.

    LIBER DXXXVI. BATRACHOPHRENOBOOCOSMOMACHIA. An instruction in expansion of the field of the mind.

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    LIBER D. SEPHER SEPHIROTH.  A dictionary of Hebrew words arranged according to their numerical value. This is an Encyclopaedia of the Holy Qabalah, which is a Map of the Universe, and enables man to attain its Perfect Understanding.

    LIBER DCCLXXVII. VEL PROLEGOMENA SYMBOLICA   An Systemam Sceptico-Mystiae Visae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae.A complete Dictionary of the Correspondences of all magical elements, re-printed with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive book of reference ever published. It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language.

    LIBER LXVII. THE SWORD of SONG. A critical studyof various philosophies. An account of Buddhism.

    LIBER MMCMXI. A NOTE ON GENESIS.  A model of Qabalistic ratiocination.  This course is specially adapted to the Task of this Grade, the attainment of Gnana Yoga.

COURSE VI

    The Philosophus will be examined in the following books 

    LIBER CCXX. LIBER L VEL LEGIS Sub Figura CCXX. as delivered by XCIII. unto DCLXVI.  This book is the foundation of the New ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

    LIBER DCCCXIII. VEL ARARITA Sub Figura DLXX.   This book is an account of the Hexagram and the method of reducing it to the Unity, and Beyond.

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    LIBER LV. THE CHYMICAL JOUSTING OF BROTHER PERARDUA.  An account of the Magical and Mystic Path in the language of Alchemy. 

    LIBER LIX. ACROSS THE GULF.  A fantastic account of a previous incarnation. Its principal interest is that its story of the overthrowing of Isis by Osiris may help the reader to understand the meaning of the overthrowing of Osiris by Horus in the present ∆on.

    LIBER CXCVII. THE HIGH HISTORY OF GOOD SIR PALAMEDES the Saracen Knight and of his following of the Questing Beast. A poetic account of the Great Work, and enumeration of many obstacles.

    LIBER CCXLII. AHA!  An exposition in poetic language of several of the ways of attainment and the results obtained.

    LIBER CCCXXXV. ADONIS.  This gives an account in poetic language of the struggle of the human and divine elements in the consciousness of man, giving their harmony following upon the victory of the latter.

    LIBER XVI. LIBER TURRIS VEL DOMUS DEI.  An instruction for attainment by the direct destruction of thoughts as they arise in the mind.

    LIBER CLXXV. ASTARTE VEL LIBER BERYLLI.  An instruction in attainment by the method of devotion, or Bhakta-Yoga.

    LIBER XLVI. THE KEY OF THE MYSTERIES. A  translation by Frater O. M. of the masterpiece of Eliphas Levi.  This course is specially adapted to the task of this Grade, the Attainment of Bhakta-Yoga.

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COURSE VII

    The Dominus Liminis will be examined in the following books:

    LIBER CCXX. LIBER L VEL LEGIS Sub Figura CCXX. as delivered by XCIII. unto DCLXVI. This book is the foundation of the New ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

    LIBER XCV. THE WAKE WORLD (in Konx Om Pax). A poetical allegory of the relations of the soul and the Holy Guardian Angel.

    LIBER DCCCLX. JOHN ST. JOHN. A model of what a magical record should be, so far as accurate analysis and fullness of description are concerned.

    LIBER VIII. See CCCCXVIII.

    LIBER XI. LIBER NV. An instruction for attaining Nuit. 

    LIBER DLV. LIBER HAD. An instruction for attaining Hadit.

    LIBER DCCCXXXI. LIBER IOD, formerly called VESTA. An instruction giving three methods of reducing the manifold consciousness to the Unity.  This course is specially adapted to facilitate the Task proper to the Grade of Adeptus Minor, the Attainment of Raja-Yoga and of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

COURSE VIII

    LIBER CCXX. LIBER L VEL LEGIS Sub Figura CCXX. as delivered by XCIII. unto DCLXVI. This book is the 
foundation of the New ∆on, and thus of the whole of our Work.

    LIBER I. LIBER B VEL MAGI. This is an account of the Grade of Magus, the highest grade which it is ever possible

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to manifest in any way whatever upon this plane. Or so it is said by the Masters of the Temple.

    LIBER LXVI. LIBER STELLIAE RUBEAE. A secret ritual, the Heart of IAO-OAI, delivered into V.V.V.V.V. for his use in a certain matter of Liber Legis, and written down under the figure LXVI.

    LIBER CLVI. LIBER CHETH VEL VALLUM ABIEGNI Sub Figura CLVI. This book is a perfect account of the task of the Exempt Adept, considered under the symbols of a particular plane, not the intellectual.

    LIBER XLIV. THE MASS of THE PHOENIX. A Ritual of the Law.LIBER XLI. THIEN TAO. An Essay on Attainment by the Way of Equilibrium.

    LIBER DCCCLXVIII. LIBER VIARUM VISAE. A graphic account of magical powers classified under the Tarot Trumps.
    Course VIII. publications are specially suited to the grade of Major Adept, whose task is the attainment of the full Magical Power. It is highly desirable that Aspirants to this grade should have attained the 9th degree of O.T.O., in which case much secret knowledge is offered them besides that openly published. The methods of examination for the Inner College differ therefore from those employed in the Outer.
    Additional publications will be referred, as they are issued, to the proper course.
    The Exempt Adept will possess a thorough knowledge of all these courses, and present a thesis of his own, as a general Epitome of his own Attainment as reflected in the sphere of the Mind.

    Love is the law, love under will.

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