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Zelator - his main work is to achieve complete success in āsana and prānāyāma. He also begins to study the formula of the Rosy Cross. (from "One Star in Sight")


The Syllabus of a Zelator

His duties are laid down in Paper C, Class D [The Task of the Zelator]. He receives Liber CCXX [AL vel Legis], XXVII [Trigrammaton], and DCCCXIII [Ararita].

        Examinations in Posture and Control of Breath. Practical. Further, he is given two meditation-practices corresponding to the two rituals DCLXXI [Throa] and CXX [Cadaveris]. (Examination is only in the knowledge of, and some little practical acquaintance with, these meditations. The complete results, if attained, would confer a much higher grade.)

        Further, he forges the magic Sword.

        No ritual admits to the grade of Practicus, which is conferred by authority when the task of the Zelator is accomplished.


The Task of a Zelator

0. Let any Neophyte who has accomplished his task to the satisfaction of the [Order] 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 [AL vel Legis], Liber XXVII [Trigrammaton], and Liber DCCCXIII [Ararita], which will be given him on his initiation.

        Let him cause the necessary addition to be made 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 the grade of Practicus at any time that 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 the 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 [The Book of the Law]"; he shall pass examinations in Liber HHH.

    5. Beside all this, he shall apply himself to work for the [Order] upon his own responsibility.  Let him be mindful that the word Zelator is no idle term; but that a certain Zeal will be inflamed within 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 [Order], simply notifying the Practicus who introduced him.

        Yet let him remember that being entered thus far upon the Path, he cannot escape 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 [Order] 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 after his admission to the grade, he shall go to his Zelator, pass the necessary tests, and repeat to him his chosen chapter of "Liber CCXX [The Book of the Law]".
    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 the great reward: YEA, MAY HE OBTAIN THE GREAT REWARD!


Zelator Curriculum

The Zelator will be examined in the following books:

    "Liber AL vel Legis", "The Book of the Law".
    "Liber Jugorum", Section One.
    "Liber Viæ Memoriæ. תישארב (Thisharb)".
    The Star Sapphire".
    The Book of Lies.

    "ΘΗΣΑΥΡΟΥ’ ΕΙΔΩΛΩΝ", "The Treasure House of Images".
    "Liber RU vel Spiritus".
    "Liber I.A.O.".
    "Liber H.H.H.", [Section AAA].
    "Energized Enthusiasm".
    "Graduum Montis Abiegni".
    "Liber Collegii Sancti".
This course is specially adapted to the Task of this Grade, the Attainment of hathayoga.


The Robe of a Zelator

The Zelator shall add a Square of Violet to the Neophyte’s Robe below the level of the knees.


The Oath of a Zelator

I, ______________________ (motto), being of sound mind and body, and prepared, on this ___ day of ___________ (An ______ SUN in __° of __) 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 knowledge and conversation of the A.'.A.'.


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