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 neccessary 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 neccessary 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!
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 knowlegde and conversation of the A.·.A.·.! Witness my hand[motto]____________________________________