This paper is to be returned to the Chancellor of the A.·.A.·. through the Practicus admitting.
A.·.A.·. Publication in Class D
C. The Task of a Zelator.
0. Let any Neophyte who has accomplished his task to the satisfaction of the A.·.A.·. be instructed in the proper course of procedure: which is:—
Let him read through this note of his office, and sign it, paying the sum of Three Guineas for the volume containing Liber CCXX, Liber XXVII and Liber DCCCXIII, which will be given him on his initiation.
Let him cause the necessary addition to be make to his Neophyte's robe, and entrust the same to the care of his Zelator.
Let him make an appointment with his Zelator at the pleasure of the latter for the ceremony of initiation.
1. The Zelator shall proceed to that grade of Practicus at any time the authority confers it.
2. He shall pass Examinations in Liber E, Posture and Breathing. He shall have attained complete success in the former, i.e., the chosen posture shall be perfectly steady and easy; and attained the second stage in the latter, i.e., automatic rigidity.
3. He shall further show some acquaintance with and experience of meditations given in Liber HHH. And in this his Record shall be his witness.
4. He shall commit to memory a chapter of Liber CCXX; he shall pass examinations in Liber HHH.
5. Beside all this, he shall apply himself to the work of the A.·.A.·. upon his own responsibility.
Let him be mindful that the word Zelator is no idle term, but that a certain Zeal will be inflamed with him, why he knoweth not.
6. When authority confers the grade, he shall rejoice therein; but beware, for that that is his first departure from the middle pillar of the Tree of Life.
7. He may at any moment withdraw from his association with the A.·.A.·. simply notifying the Practicus who introduced him.
Yet let him remember that being entered thus far upon the Path, he cannot excape it, and return to the world, but must ultimate either in the City of the Pyramids or the lonely towers of the Abyss.
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 Dagger, according to the instruction in Liber A.
One month before the completion of his eight months, he shall deliver a copy of his Record to his Zelator, pass the necessary tests, and repeat to him his chosen chapter of Liber CCXX.
9. He shall in every way establish perfect control of his Automatic Consciousness according to the advice of his Practicus, 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 ZELATOR. 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 Practicus of the A.·.A.·.: To prosecute the Great Work: which is, to obtain control of the foundations of my own being. Further, I promise to observe zeal in service to the Neophytes 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, assiduity 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]____________________________________