"Be as thou art shalt be the union of the Law.
Love is the Law, Love within Will"
Frater LHT - V:4 A.N
Students may or may not have prior knowledge of occultism, other orders, magick, or may have many years of study of these matters too. Since the level of an individual cannot be gauged until they have worked for some time with the Order, it is thus, that the same student examination for all students irrespective of stated background is applied.
The purpose of the examination is partly to prepare the student, to facilitate further communication with the Order and partly to teach an important fact; that of the common ground between systems, so as to avoid the trap of dogmatism common to all systems, and to warn against attaching importance to non-essentials.
All students are expected to study the texts associated with the Student Grade, and apply for examination in no less than three months. Successful students may be invited to the Grade of Probationer. Since admission into the A∴A∴ begins at the Student Grade, a Student must study the following books:
The Equinox, Volume I, Nos. 1-10 by Aleister Crowley and others
Volume I No. 1
Volume I No. 2
Volume I No. 3
Volume I No. 4
Volume I No. 5
Volume I No. 6
Volume I No. 7
Volume I No. 8
Volume I No. 9
Volume I no. 10
777 by Aleister Crowley
Konx Om Pax by Aleister Crowley
Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
The Shiva Sanhita or the Hathayoga Pradipika
The Spiritual Guide by Miguel de Molinos
The Goetia of the Lemegeton of Solomon the King ed. by Aleister Crowley
The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley
Study of these books will give a thorough grounding in the intellectual side of Their system.
After three months the Student may apply for examination in these books, and if his knowledge of them is found satisfactory, he may become a Probationer, receiving Liber LXI and the secret holy book, Liber LXV. The principal point of the Probationer Grade is that the Probationer has a master appointed, whose experience can guide him in his work.
The Probationer may then select any practices that he prefers, but in any case must keep an exact record, so that he may discover the relation of cause and effect in his working, and so that the A∴A∴ may judge of his progress, and direct his further studies.
After a year of probation The Probationer may be admitted a Neophyte of A∴A∴, and receive the secret holy book Liber VII.
"Do what thou wilt shalt be the whole of the Law.
Love is the Law, Love under Will"
Liber AL vel Legis 1:57