Observe. The A∴A∴ work throughout is definite and directed. There is no room for a single loose thought.
(3) You must be perfectly stern and austere about the sanctity of the Work. You wouldn't allow your wife to come to the office and talk: you must make her respect your hour of work at home. Here I foresee trouble: with rarest exceptions a woman objects to a man doing anything of which she is not the centre. His business is only allowable because it provides for her. Herein no compromise is possible. You must be master or slave; and the truest kindness is to be master once and for all, whatever the cost. —O.M.
The Pantacle of Frater V. I. O.
This Pantacle is a symbolical map of the Universe, as understood by Frater V. I. O. when a Neophyte of A∴A∴, and offered by him for the Examination of that Grade.
The Lamen of Frater V. I. O.
This Lamen is symbolical of the Master's Attainment, the Great Work which He brought to fulfilment.
 (This Examination is a subtle compliment, amounting almost to Flattery. It is a much harder paper than would be set in most cases. —O.M.)
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