Study Guide for the IIº




Element: Air.

Chakra: Anâhata.

“The Man experiences Life.” – MWT

“I next show how it may best carry out its object in the eucharist of life. It partakes, so to speak, of its own godhead in every action, but especially through the typical sacrament of marriage, understood as the voluntary union of itself with each element of its environment.” – Confessions

Theoretical and practical training of the II° of O.T.O.:

– Study and practice of Niyama, continue with regular practice of Asana, Prânâyâma & Mantrayoga

– Daily practice of Sun adoration, the lesser and greater rituals of Pentagram and Hexagram, the Star Ruby and Liber Israfel

– Detailed study of the II° of Freemasonry – Fellow Craft

– Meditate on the Tarot

– Divinations (I-Ching,Tarot)

Recommended for Study:

– Liber AL

– Liber B vel Magi, sub figura I

– Liber Librae sub figura XXX, the Book of the Balance

– Liber LXXVII: Oz

– Liber CXCIV: An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order

– Liber CL vel NOL, A Sandal: De Lege Libellum L-L-L-L-L

– Liber Aleph vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly – Chapters 151-159

– Book 4, Part I, Chapter 3 (Yama and Niyama)

– Book 4, Part II

– “The Dangers of Mysticism,” by Aleister Crowley

– MTP, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 8, 14, 19, 21

– MWT, Chapters 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 33, 49, 60, 64, 72, 78, 80

– Liber DCXXXIII: De Thaumaturgia

– Liber Had, sub figura DLV

– Liber E, section II: Physical Clairvoyance

– Liber O, Sections II, III and IV: Correspondences, Assumption of God-Forms, Vibration of God-Names, Pentagram Rituals

– Liber Israfel, sub figura LXIV

– Liber XXV: The Star Ruby

– Liber V vel Reguli

– Liber XCV: The Wake World

– The Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster (Julianus), ed. by W.W. Wescott or G.R.S. Mead

– DRHM, Part 1, Chapter I; Part 2, Chapters II, IV, VIII

– 777: Preface, Introductory Essay, Columns XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XL, XLI, XLII, XLV, LIV, LV, LXIII, Appendix A, Appendix B.

Supplementary Reading:

– Gargantua and Pantagruel, by François Rabelais

– Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

– Golden Verses of Pythagoras, transl. by Fabre D’Olivet

– Three Books of Occult Philosophy, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa

– “Tannhäuser,” by Aleister Crowley

– “The Priestess of Panormita,” by Aleister Crowley

– “Pan to Artemis,” by Aleister Crowley

– “Prometheus Unbound,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

– “We Have Seen Thee, O Love” from Atalanta in Calydon, by A.C. Swinburne

– “Dolores,” by A.C. Swinburne

– The Encyclopedia of Religions, ed. by Mircea Eliade

– The Book of Ceremonial Magic, by A.E. Waite

– The Book of Thoth, by Aleister Crowley

Study the principal doctrines of the major World Religions. Religious classics: the Qur’an (Koran); the Pentateuch; the Gospels; the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita; the Dhammapada and the Questions of King Milinda; the Gathas, the Zend-Avesta, the Egyptian Book of the Dead etc.

Study the techniques of the ancient, medieval and Rennaisance magicians:

– The Lesser Key of Solomon: Goetia

– The Greater Key of Solomon

– The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage


Q: How were you prepared to be consecrated a Magician?
A: I obtained the four powers of the Sphinx.
Q: Which are?
A: Knowledge, Will, Courage, and Silence.
Q: In the Latin language, these are?
A: Scire, Velle, Audere, Tacere.
Q: Their initials are identical with those of what sentence?
A: Sub Umbra Alarum Tetragrammaton, or Tahuti, the Master of Magick
Q: Have you completed your travels with the Sun?
A: I have fulfilled seventy years