Study Guide for the IVº


Perfect Magician (P.’.M.’.)
Companion of the Holy Royal Arch of Enoch
Chakras: Manipura and Ajna.
Address: Excellent Companion.

“He experiences the World beyond Death.” – MWT

“…the Fourth Degree, of which the Ritual is not yet complete, represents the glorified state of the initiated
Man” – Preface to the Revised Rituals

“In the next ceremony I show how the individual, released by death from the obsession of personality, resumes relations with the truth of the universe. Reality bursts upon him in a blaze of adorable light; he is able to appreciate its splendour as he could not previously do, since his incarnation has enabled him to establish particular relations between the elements of eternity.” – Confessions

“The Constitution, Trust Deeds, Charters, Warrants and all other documents, are exhibited to candidates on their exaltation to the IV Degree, should they desire it.” – Liber 52

Recommended for Study:

– Detailed study of the 4°-14° of Freemasonry – The Lodge of Perfection

– Liber AL

– Liber O, Section VI: Rising on the Planes

– Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita, sub figura DLXX

– Liber DXXXVI: Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia

– MWT, Chapters 30, 36, 51

– Sepher Sephiroth, sub figura D


Supplementary Reading:

– Constitution of the Antient Order of Oriental Templars (Ordo Templi Orientis)

– Ancient Order of Oriental Templars. Mysteria Mystica Maxima. Constitution of British Section.

– Liber 333, Chapter 58

– The Arcane Schools, by John Yarker

Sources of the Additional Degrees Mentioned in the Ritual:

– Scottish Rite degrees may be found in Scotch Rite Masonry Illustrated by Blanchard, and in
Magnum Opus by Albert Pike

– Lectures of the Antient and Primitive degrees may be found in Lectures of a Chapter, Senate and Council, by John Yarker

– Secrets of the Scottish and Memphis degrees may be found in The Sanctuary of Memphis, or Hermes, by E.J. Marconis

– A description of the rites of the Illuminati may be found in Proofs of a Conspiracy, by John Robison (1789)

– A version of the American “York Rite” Royal Arch degree may be found in Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor, by Malcolm C. Duncan

– Two versions of the English Royal Arch degree may be found in Manual of Freemasonry, by Richard Carlile and Darkness Visible, by Walton Hannah

– Secrets of the Rite of de Kerval are to be found through etymological analysis.

– The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry, by A.E. Waite

– Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians, by Manly P. Hall

– The Rosicrucians, their Rites and Mysteries, by Hargrave Jennings

– The Real History of the Rosicrucians, by A.E. Waite

– The Gnostics and their Remains, by C. W. King

– Gnosis, by Kurt Rudolph


Recommended Practices:

– Continue with regular practice of Asana, Pranayama and Mantrayoga.

– Lesser banishing rituals (of the pentagram and hexagram), invoking rituals of the elements.

– Meditate on the Tarot Trumps Fortune and The Priestess, in terms of your initiation.

– Meditate on the Words of the 0°, I°, II°, III° and IV°.

– Establish an Astral Temple.

– Practice Rising on the Planes.

– Continue practicing the Sun adoration (Liber Resh vel Helios).


Lodge of Perfection

Titles Mentioned in the IVº Ritual and their Original Sources

Ancient and Accepted Rite
Secret Master
Perfect Master
Intimate Secretary
Provost and Judge
Intendant of the Building
Elect of Nine
Elect of Fifteen
Sublime Elect
Grand Master Architect
Companion of the Royal Arch of Enoch
Scottish Knight of Perfection

Reduced Rite of Memphis, or Antient and Primitive Rite
Discreet Master
Sublime Master
Knight of the Sacred Arch
Knight of the Secret Vault
Illuminati of Bavaria
Sublime Minerval
Sublime Epopt

Ancient Oriental Rite of Memphis
(The Obsolete Degrees)
Perfect Master Balahate
Knight of the Iris
Knight of the Golden Fleece
Knight of the Triangle

Ancient Athenian Rite of de Kerval
Grand Elect Mysophilote

Ancient Oriental Rite of Mizraim
(The Obsolete Degrees)
Secret Master
Perfect Master
Master by Curiosity or Intimate Secretary
Provost and Judge or Irish Master or Egyptian
English Master or Knight of Israel
Elect of Nine
Elect of the Unknown
Elect of Fifteen
Perfect Elect
Illustrious Elect
Scottish Trinitarian
Scottish Companion
Scottish Master
Scottish Panissière
Scottish Sublime Master
Scottish Master of the Triple Tau
Scottish Master of the Sacred Vault of James VI
Scottish Master of St. Andrew
Little Architect
Grand Architect
Perfect Architect
Apprentice Perfect Architect
Companion Perfect Architect
Master Perfect Architect
Very Perfect Architect
Sublime Scottish Architect of Heredom
Knight of the Sacred Arch
Grand Axe or Grand Ark
Sublime Knight of Choice