STEP ONE. Set up your Temple and do the Opening by Watch-tower.
STEP TWO. Say the following self-obligation:
I, (state your magickal name or motto), do this day spiritually bind myself to a magickal way of life. I will to the utmost lead an unselfish life and will prove myself a faithful and devoted servant to the Divine Source of All, who works in silence and naught but silence can express, the unity beyond duality, the unity beyond comprehensible unity.
I will keep secret all practical and theoretical knowledge from those who in my judgment are not ready to receive it, for to tell the truth to someone who is not ready to accept it is the same as telling that person a lie.
I will not claim to be anything more than I am, a student of the magickal way of life, light, love and freedom. Not being an initiate of an order, I will not initiate anyone.
I will perform all practical magick in a place concealed and apart from the gaze of the outer world. I will not display my magickal implements nor reveal the use of them to those who are not at a level where they need to know of them. I will not make any symbol or talisman for those who are not truly in need of such help. Before those with little knowledge of magick I will only perform simple and well-known techniques, keeping the deeper wisdom and meth ods for those who are themselves ready to learn.
I further promise and swear that with the Divine permission I will, from this day forward, apply myself to the Great Work—which is to purify and exalt my spiritual nature so that with the divine aid I may at length attain to be more than human, and thus gradually raise and unite myself to my higher and divine genius, and that in this event I will not abuse the great power entrusted to me.
I further more solmenly pledge never to work at any important magickal task without first invoking the highest divine names connected therewith. I especially pledge not to debase my knowledge of practical magick to purposes of evil and self-seeking. If in spite of this pledge I do so, then I invoke the avenging angel HUA that the evil may react on me.
I promise to treat all people with equality, no matter their race, religion or sex. I will not slander. I will not lie. I will not spread rumours.
I undertake to continue my practice of the magickal way of life whether I work with others or am unassisted.
Finally, if in my travels I should meet a stranger who claims magickal knowledge, I will examine him or her before acknowledging that such is the case. I will reveal to that person nothing of the inner wisdom I have gained, save that which I could give to any man or woman, until I am sure that his or her claim to knowledge is true.
Such are the word of this, my obligation as an Adeptus Minor (Adepta Minora), whereunto I pledge myself in the presence of the Divine One, and of the great avenging angel HUA. By my own will, and under their watchful vision, if I fail to keep my magickal obligation, may my magickal powers cease until that time when I can rightfully have them once again given unto me, so help me with my mighty and secret soul!
STEP THREE Finish with the Closing by Watchtower.
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