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