PROBATIONER GRADE: SELF INITIATION
Prelude: The Probationer presents him or
herself to the Examiner, being a Neophyte or of a higher grade,
at least seven days before the required grade test, to entrust
the Magick Record and the two essays for review. If the
Examiner, after critically evaluating the documents, finds the
minimum requirement has been satisfied, the documents are
returned to the Probationer and the time and place of the grade
test is set, at least three days in advance of testing.
|1. Random technical questions are asked covering
Magical Tools, Basic Principles of Ritual, Yoga, Law of
Thelema, Qabalah, and the Magical Alphabet. As many
questions as required to verify adequate knowledge
justifying advancement to the grade of Neophyte. Finding
the technical comprehension adequate, the grade test
proceeds. Else the Probationer is dismissed.
2. Random questions are asked cover the reading material
on the Required Reading List. As many questions as
required to verify adequate knowledge justifying
advancement to the grade of Neophyte. Finding adequate
comprehension and review of the reading material, the
grade test proceeds, else the Probationer is dismissed.
3. The Probationer performs a Circle Casting ritual with
their custom written quarter calls. Finding adequate
skill in the performance of the ritual and some ability
to charge the circle and project the calls to the
quarters, the grade test proceeds, else the Probationer
4. The Probationer perfectly recites Liber X or one
Chapter of Liber LXV, else the Probationer is dismissed.
5. Firm questioning on the irrevocable step onto the
Tree of Life and the other implications of advancement
into the grade of Neophyte. Finding adequate
understanding of the process, commitment, and
consequences of advancing into the next grade, the
Probationer passes the grade test and is scheduled for
the Seal of Life grade entrance ritual.
6. Additionally, instructed to, after great
consideration, choose a motto and to bring a new Record
Let the Probationer make a record of the grade test as the last
entry in the Magick Journal and Record for the grade.
Let the Probationer take careful note of the above instruction
and the procedure and its intent.
Let the Circle Casting ritual, with the accompanying quarter
calls, be performed with strongest intent and the most forceful
projection within the capability of the Probationer.
Let the Probationer dwell within the circle and thoughtfully
review the essay on their Suitability of Initiation, followed by
a complete review of the Magick Record and Journal.
If the Probationer commits to passage into Neophyte, let him
follow these steps:
1) Choose, with great care and deliberation, a motto to serve as
his or her Magical Name for the grade of Neophyte.
2) Let the Magical Record and Journal for the grade of
Probationer be finished with an account of the passage onto the
Tree of Life.
3) Let the Probationer acquire a new Magical Record and Journal
for the grade of Neophyte.
4) Let the last task of the Probationer and the first task of
the Neophyte be the rewriting of the Seal of Life grade entrance
ritual (see below) suitable to self-initiation.
5) Let the ritual be the first record in the new Magick Record
and an account of the writing the first record in the Magick
Although self-initiation is a difficult process fraught with
unique dangers, necessity does, on some occasions, warrant the
risks. Success shall be the reward, if only the Will stays
strong and the sense of self remains unbound.
SEAL OF LIFE: NEOPHYTE
standeth before the northern gates?
who hath moved through the forest dark.
didst thou see in the forest?
the North, in search of Life.
thou perfect and pure?
the Guardian of the Palace, forbid thee passage; thou
canst not enter this place until thou art perfect and
who am within the gate, extend my hand, vouching for
I, the Guardian of the Palace, hereby grant thee
entrance to the North, that ye may seek Life. That thou
mayest be known in this court by the Initiated, ye shall
herein be called (motto).
what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
All Assembled: Love
is the law, love under will.