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Grade Attainment


    

 

Attainment within Arcane Orders 

 

 

Progression to a higher grade must celebrate only a major event, lesson learned, or advance in personal development, and must correspond to the traditional characteristics of the particular deity attributed for that grade. Sometimes attainment may not be identified as such until much later in life.

 

Any evolutionary dualist order, of course, is designed not only to speed up personal growth but also to enhance recognition of what constitutes growth. Many of the grades may actually have been attained long before entering the particular order. Absolute honesty and self knowledge are required to progress properly here. Inner satisfaction comes not from recognition by others, but from oneness with the higher self.

 

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Pertaining to Initiation:

 

The degree of Adeptus Pace is attained at the point where one becomes deeply and truly aware that spiritually there is something more important than oneself and is driven onward and upward towards a vague but transcendental ideal.

 

The degree of Magus is attained when one brings an immovable will to bear upon the problem of adeptship as this applies to evolving life in the universe as a whole. At this point the transcendental ideal is no longer vague.

 

When one reaches the degree of Ipsissimus it is given that the transcendental ideal and the means to it's attainment have become crystal clear.

 

 

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Grades within the Order of Yggdrasill  

 

 

Degrees of Attainment

 

Appropriate pantheon reflecting practitioner's heritage should be attributed here. "The Work" associated with each grade is essentially the same within any component order as for the Ten Rayed Star as a whole. The difference is simply one of focus, reflecting the specific purpose of the component order. In the OY the activity for each grade attainment is sublimated to World Libertarian Revolution. Oath of Knighthood can be reformatted and used as the initiation text for any specific grade in any component order.

 

 

Solar Sys

Character

Pantheon

Grade

Attainment

Traditional Latin Grade

Future(22)

Destiny

11

Ipsissimus

Pluto

Rebirth

10

Reditor in Vitam

Neptune

Mysticism

9

Illuminatus

Uranus

Change

8

Magus

Saturn

Development

7

Adeptus Exemplus

Jupiter

Beneficence

6

Adeptus Exemptus

Mars

Resolution

5

Adeptus Bello

Sun

Power

4

Adeptus Pace

Venus

Enjoyment

3

Voluptarius

Mercury

Magick

2

Philosophus

Moon

Energy

1

Practicus

Earth

Stability

0

Zelator

Atria

Neophyte

 


 

 

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The Ten Rayed Star

                                             

N  1  TRS 

 

November 22, 1996

 

The Witch House 

Lake Wildwood, California

 

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The Ten Rayed Star 

 

The Ten Rayed Star is a Pentacle and a very pure representation of evolutionary dualism. It is the two traditional Pentagrams interlaced and has it's own planetary and elemental attributions (See Scroll E in "Traditional Arcane Teachings"). Starting with the uppermost point, the planets are represented at each point thusly moving deosil: Sun, Saturn, Venus, Neptune, Mercury, Moon Jupiter, Mars, Uranus, Pluto.

 

The Ten Rayed Star is also an arcane order. Each point represents a separate component order. The specific purpose of each is shown in the chart bellow. Only complete attainment of eleven degrees in each of the component orders constitutes one degree of attainment in the Ten Rayed Star. Appropriate modifications should be made here to suit the practitioner's mythological heritage: pantheon, component order and TRS grade names, plus Oath of Knighthood for initiation texts.

 

The TRS is open to all 8th Degree OY. Entry is exclusively by self initiation or within autonomous local groups. There is no fee required. Before undertaking TRS activity the aspirant should write and retain a brief essay about his past activities and future objectives in this entire context. New insights should be appended at intervals. Attainment here takes much time and is not for the impatient (23).

 

The component orders OM, CW, OS, and OR are merely systems for reckoning various types of personal growth. Although they are in use by some and thus technically have membership, they are not for group activity.

 

 

 

Eric Fenris Magnuson 

 

 

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Ten Rayed Star

 

 

Solar Sys

Character

Norse

Grade

Component Order

Purpose

Future

Destiny

Yggdrasill

11

Council of Asgard after Ragnarok

Life's Highest Purposes

Pluto

Rebirth

Hel

10

Order of Yggdrasill in the East

Libertarian Revolution

Neptune

Mysticism

Mimir

9

Order of the Runemasters

Intuition and Wisdom

Uranus

Change

Odin

8

World Libertarian Order

Worldwide Education

Saturn

Development

Uller

7

Order of the White Wolf(24)

Special Achievement

Jupiter

Beneficence

Thor

6

Sentinels of Thor

Judicial Equilibrium

Mars

Resolution

Tyr

5

Legion of Ragnarok

Martial Prowess

Sun

Power

Balder

4

Order of Suna

Integrated Higher Self

Venus

Fruition

Freya

3

Coven of the Witches(25)

Sex and Romance

Mercury

Magick

Kvasir

2

Children of Odin

Archetypal Magick

Moon

Energy

Garm

1

Order of Yggdrasill in the North

Spiritual Energizing

Earth

Stability

Frigga

0

Order of Midgard

Status and Schedule

 

 

 

The Grades

 

 

Component Order

Norse Designation

Grade

Norse

Traditional Latin Designation

Council of Asgard after Ragnarok

White Wizard

11

Yggdrasill

Ipsissimus

Order of Yggdrasill in the East

Raven Friend

10

Hel

Reditor in Vitam

Order of the Runemasters

Runemaster

9

Mimir

Illuminatus

World Libertarian Order

Gray Wizard

8

Odin

Magus

Order of the White Wolf

Warrior of Light

7

Uller

Adeptus Exemplus

Sentinels of Thor

Ally of the Norns

6

Thor

Adeptus Exemptus

Legion of Ragnarok

Berserker

5

Tyr

Adeptus Bello

Order of Suna

Dragonmaster

4

Balder

Adeptus Pace

Coven of the Witches

Witch Friend

3

Freya

Voluptarius

Children of Odin

Norse Magician

2

Kvasir

Philosophus

Order of Yggdrasill in the North

Seeker of Thule

1

Garm

Practicus

Order of Midgard

Oathmaker

0

Frigga

Zelator

Preliminary Attainment

Viking Kinsman

Atria

Neophyte

 

 

 

The Work

 

 

Grade

Norse Designation

Activity

11

White Wizard

Total commitment to refinements after the main necessary work is done

10

Raven Friend

Total commitment to the necessary work ahead

9

Runemaster

Shedding off of all distraction. Development of intuitive inner certainty

8

Gray Wizard

Application of all knowledge and most energy to productive Libertarian change

7

Warrior of Light

Honing of special natural talents or interests to higher degrees of prowess

6

Ally of the Norns

Development of clear perceptions regarding justice tempered with compassion

5

Berserker

Channeling of righteous anger into disciplined martial attainment to be used later

4

Dragonmaster

Study of the World. Recognition of what is needed. Finding proper balance of activity

3

Witch Friend

Learning of humility and synergy in sexual and romantic relationships

2

Norse Magician

Discovery and practice of one's own true spiritual heritage

1

Seeker of Thule

Period of diligent study and contemplation. Eclectic free thought

0

Oathmaker

Workbook for recognition of progress and for designating work to be done

Atria

Viking Kinsman

Carry over from previous lifetimes leading to the Quest

 


 
Footnotes:
 
22. Future evolution on Earth
 
23. The author for example, has little expectation of  full attainment here within his current lifetime.
 
24. Not to be confused with other orders bearing the same name.
 
25. For women this can be Coven of the Warlocks. Can be an after-the-fact or merely hypothetical harem of the heart. It may also be rewarding here to systematize other basic pleasures