A∴A∴ is a living body. More so, the A∴A∴ is at the same time a living organism of that simplest, most wicked nature. The species that manage to survive over time, which adapts to all circumstances and every environment.
No other magickal aid is used as often as a Robe, and within the plane of the Golden Dawn, no other weapon suggest equally at the Grade and the ultimate goal, which is always and only the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, as much as the Robe does.
An example of pattern, by which aspirant can enter his own experience and which could be universal for all practices.
22 Paths of the Tree of Life.
Gematria values of the letters.
Graduum Montis Abiegni. A Syllabus of the Steps Upon the Path.
As the Probationer progresses further through his Grade, encountering various Eastern and Western thoughts, theories and practices, he must be aware of what is really needed and what is not.
Dear Brother, correspondence between you and Victor made me write you earlier than I planned. For some time I have been designing a quality group work to revive and engage our Kaaba.
You can climb into the house of God, but you can also make your house divine if you settle the Lord inside. It is one of the roughest divisions of our Art; on the path of Mysticism and the path of Magick.
Diary is not a record of your practice, but a record of your living soul, it is not a reminder of what it was, nor what it will be, but always and only what it is now.
Analyze your magickal Motto. Realize how it manifested through Yourself. Explain how Liber LXV affected you and what is your opinion of it.
The practice of writing a magical Diary is the first true step inside the Golden Dawn, and if I had to reject all meditations and ritual practices, I would do so if it will be allowed for me to carry my magical Diary.
I do hereby resolve: in the Presence of Neophyte of the A∴A∴: To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the vacillations of my own being.
Enochian circle, as specific form of Pentagram, using the Enochian names and Inteligences.
Aspirant should not burden too much about the Enochian history, as he must turn his being to the practical analogies and references to his own practical work.
Teaching is the best way of learning. The role of the Superior is to be a fellow sufferer, a companion, a witness of the sacred act of the Oath which Student undertakes.
The essence of Liber Resh is not in a single execution, like it may be in Samekh, but in constant, daily repetition, even when you are not aware of progress, to remind you what awaits you at the end of the Path. It reminds you of golden Tiphareth, gently and continuously.
This is the paradox of Yoga. You cannot practice Yoga. You cannot practice Achievement – it would mean that you have already achieved it. What moves you away from the Yoga is your practice of Yoga, as exercise is the essence of every failure.
“I believed then, and believe now, that the Probationer of A∴A∴ is nearly always offered the opportunity to betray the Order, just as the Neophyte is nearly always tempted by a woman”.
If we limit ritual of Pentagram for purification, we will remain limited. In fact, the ritual of Pentagram is the crossroad between the Paths of “Art” and the “Tower”. It is like a miniature Tiphareth operation.