Study Guide for the Iº



Iº – Lustration – Man and Brother, or Woman and Sister

Element: Water. Chakra: Vishuddha.

“The Child experiences Birth.” Magick Without Tears

“It chooses to enter into relations with the solar system. It incarnates. I explain the significance of birth and the conditions established by the process.” The Confessions of Aleister Crowley

Recommended for Study:

– I° of Freemasonry – Entered Apprentice

– Liber AL

– Liber Tzaddi vel Hamus Hermeticus, sub figura XC

– Book 4, Part I, Chapters 1-4

– Book 4, Part II, Chapter 12 (The Robe)

– MTP, Chapters 13 (Banishings and Purifications) and 167, Part I (The Oath)

– MWT, Chapters 14, 45, 46

– Liber E, especially sections III, IV, VI

– Liber O, section IV: The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram

– Dogme et Rituel de Haute Magie, Part 2, Chapter I

– Eight Lectures on Yoga, by Aleister Crowley

– 777: Columns I, II, III, VII, XII

Recommended Practices:

– Study and practice of Yama

– Asana: stilling the body

– Pranayama: breath (spirit) control

– Lesser rituals of the Pentagram and Hexagram

– Lunar Adorations (The Mantra Gayatri (Book 4, Part I, Chapter 2)

– Meditate on the Tarot Trumps The Star, The Priestess and The Empress

– Relaxation exercises & techniques of purification

– Visualization practices in general

It is advisable to continue practicing the Sun adoration (Liber Resh vel Helios).

Supplementary Reading:

– Liber CCXLII, AHA! by Aleister Crowley

– Raja Yoga, by Vivekananda

– “Psychology of Hashish”, by ‘Oliver Haddo’ (Aleister Crowley)

– A general study of hypnotism and mesmerism

– “Before the Beginning of Years” from Atalanta in Calydon, by A.C. Swinburne


Lunar Adorations

The gayatri mantra is given in Book 4 Part II thus:

Aum tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah pracodayat

Crowley gives the translation: “O! let us strictly meditate on the adorable light of that divine Savitri. May she enlighten our minds!” The mantra was suggested by Crowley as a lunar adoration.


Q: Where were you first prepared for your initiation?
A: In heart verily.
Q: Where next?
A: In a convenient place, hard by a spring.
Q: How long did you remain there?
A: For nine moons.
Q: Where were you initiated?
A: In an Oasis.
Q: At what hour?
A: Dawn.