1) It is of the first importance that you should understand my personal position.
It is not actually wrong to regard me as a teacher, but it is certainly liable to mislead; fellow-student, or, if you like, fellow-sufferer, seems a more appropriate definition.
You begin by an account of your life, going back even before your birth to your ancestry.
In conformity with the practice which you may perhaps choose to adopt later, given in Liber Thisarb, sub figura CMXIII, paragraphs 27-28, , pp.
You ask such questions as you wish to have answered, and I answer them to the best of my ability.
I, of course, add spontaneous remarks which may be elicited by my observations on your progress and the perusal of your magical diary.
I do not think I am boasting unfairly when I say that my personal researches have been of the greatest value and importance to the study of the subject of Magick and Mysticism in general, especially my integration of the various thought-systems of the world, notably the identification of the system of the so I am putting a copy aside for you in case you should want it. If so, I will let you have them to read, and you can make up your mind as to whether you wish to affiliate to the Third Degree of the Order.
I should consequently, in the case of your deciding to affiliate, go with you though the script of the Rituals and explain the meaning of the whole thing; communicating, in addition, the real secret and significant knowledge of which ordinary Masonry is not possessed. that I should undertake them in worthy cases, if pressed.
Your criticisms of previous experience in the course of your adventures appeared to be singularly sane and just.
As I promised I am writing this letter to cover a few practical points which we had not time to discuss and which in any case I think it better to arrange by correspondence.