Grades are meridians of the soul and like earthly meridians, they are just a matter of agreement, and as it does not mean that there are clearly visible lines on the planet, it can be said that from the standpoint of LVX, the Grades do not exists.
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.
The way of brilliant Mind and Mercury and the fiery path of Love and Venus. Those two directions are clearly contained in these two instructions: invoke often and inflame thyself in prayer.
I do hereby resolve: in the Presence of Zelator of the A∴A∴: To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the vacillations of my own being.
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.
Facing Boleskine: draw the Heptagram of the Beast; Enterer: "THERION!"; sign of Silence. Moving with the sun perform the same on other corners.
Towards East-Boleskine. Raise your hand high above Your head, draw it down to Your top of head: "NUIT!", sex centre: "HADIT!"; clasp hands at the chest level - heart centre: "RA-HOOR-KHUIT!"
Rhythmic breathing and relaxation. After about 15 minutes, the letter is suddenly showed in silver color on a black background which eventually receives the dark blue color of the night sky.
Take the posture of a dead man. Imagine Yourself in a form of Pylon: sing a "mantra": "AKA DUA..."
At the same moment I heard a voice, hooting from the tree on a hill, and now I noticed a big, white owl. I approached her, giving her a sign and pronouncing a name, after which she stayed.
Enter the Temple (Temple has a four Gates - Ra, Ahathoor, Tum & Kephra). Go to the Center of Temple, You see the four stations of the Sun - feel it, sense its force - You are becoming a Star in the Center.
While inhaling concentrate on the point in Your heart; while exhaling concentrate on a Sphere around Yourself; with every exhalation it is getting larger in geometric progression - becoming Endless.
Visualize the shining circle around the working space, and the shining point in the middle of your heart. Meditate on the image of Nuit as a woman in a blue-gold dress who holds the lotus-wand and an ankh.
A particular method for destroying the thoughts.
I enter the sphere by passing through the door with the stamped symbol of Mercury at the top, invoking and vibrating the names.
Observe the sick creations of your mind. Watch your thoughts. Destroy them!
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.
Methods of Invocation and Evocation are related to the Sephiroth of Mercury and Venus. Again, those are two types or two aspects of one Path. In other words, Invocation is the same as Evocation, but from a different point of view.