# THE FOURTH or Practicus KNOWLEDGE LECTURE

### To be studied in the Grade of Practicus (3=8). Aspirants will be tested on their knowledge of the following material, which must be committed to memory.

#### Numbers and Lineal (2D Figures of the Planets

 Planet Number Figure Saturn 3 Triangle Jupiter 4 Square Mars 5 Pentagram Sol 6 Hexagram Venus 7 Heptagram Mercury 8 Octagram Moon 9 Enneagram

#### Draw the following figures on the tree of life

 The Cup of the Stolistes The Symbol of Mercury

#### What is a Magical Square?

A two dimensional array of integers arranged so the sum of each row and column is equal to the same value.

### Examples:

The Magical Square of Saturn The Magical Square of Jupiter
 4 9 2 3 5 7 8 1 6
 4 14 15 1 9 7 6 12 5 11 10 8 16 2 3 13
The Magical Square of Mars The Magical Square of the Sun
 11 24 7 20 3 4 12 25 8 16 17 5 13 21 9 10 18 1 14 22 23 6 19 2 15
 6 32 3 34 35 1 7 11 27 28 8 30 19 14 16 15 23 24 18 20 22 21 17 13 25 29 10 9 26 12 36 5 33 4 2 31
The Magical Square of Venus The Magical Square of Mercury
 22 47 16 41 10 35 4 5 23 45 17 42 11 29 30 6 24 49 18 36 12 13 31 7 25 43 19 37 38 14 32 1 26 44 20 21 39 8 33 2 27 45 46 15 40 9 34 3 28
 8 58 59 5 4 62 63 1 49 15 14 52 53 11 10 56 41 23 22 44 45 19 18 48 32 34 35 29 28 38 39 25 40 26 27 37 36 30 31 33 17 47 46 20 21 43 42 24 9 55 54 12 13 51 50 16 64 2 3 61 60 6 7 57
The Magical Square of the Moon
 37 78 29 70 21 62 13 54 5 6 38 79 30 71 22 63 14 46 47 7 39 80 31 72 23 55 15 16 48 8 40 81 32 64 24 56 57 17 49 9 41 73 33 65 25 26 58 18 50 1 42 74 34 66 67 27 59 10 51 2 43 75 35 36 68 19 60 11 52 3 44 76 77 28 69 20 61 12 53 4 45

#### How are they related to the planets?

The dimensions of the matrix is defined by the numeric attribution of the planet (i.e. Saturn is 3 X 3, the Moon is 9 X 9, etc.

#### What are they used for?

Talismanic Magic and Sigil Creation.

#### What is the Pyramid of Fire?

A red tetrahedron with Hebrew words on the faces.

#### What is the “other” name for a Tetrahedron?

A solid Triangle.

#### What do each of the triangular faces represent?

Three kinds of fire and latent heat.

#### Name the kinds of fire:

Solar, Volcanic and Astral.

#### What are the Hebrew words on the faces?

• (AUD) is active fire
• (AUB) is passive fire
• (AUR) equilibriated fire
• (ASCH) is the Hebrew name of fire.

The 31st path, the path of Shin ().

#### Describe the Sword on the Tree of Life.

It descends the Tree in numeric order of the Sepheroth.

#### Describe the Snake on the Tree of Life.

It climbs the Tree using the Paths in reverse numeric order.

 Geomantic Figure Name Zodiacal Attribution Puer Amissio Albus Populus Via Fortuna Major Fortuna Minor Conjunctio Puella Rubeus Acquisitio Carcer Tristitia Laetitia Caput Draconis Cauda Draconis

#### To what three powers does it refer?

To the Sun in the 12 Signs of the Zodiac and also in the midst of the four elements.

The 30th Path, the Path of Resh ().

#### What is the Tetractys?

The tetractys is a symbol composed of ten objects in an upward-pointing triangular formation.

Pythagoras.

#### What is its relevance?

It shows the process of creation and is an image of the whole.

#### What are some of its Greek titles?

Ouranos/Heaven, Cosmos/Order or Universe, Pan/All

The Tree of Life

#### Attribution of the Tarot Trumps

 Path Number Traditional Deck Thoth Deck Letter Yetzeratic Attribution 11 0 The Foolish Man The Fool 12 1 The Magician, The Juggler The Magus 13 2 The High Priestess, The Popess The High Priestess 14 3 The Empress The Empress 15 4 The Emperor The Emperor 16 5 The Hierophant, The Pope The Hierophant 17 6 The Lovers The Lovers 18 7 The Chariot The Chariot 19 8* Strength Lust 20 9 The Hermit The Hermit 21 10 The Wheel of Fortune Fortune 22 11* Justice Adjustment 23 12 The Hanged Man The Hanged Man 24 13 Death Death 25 14 Temperance Art 26 15 The Devil The Devil 27 16 Tower Struck By Lightning The Tower 28 17 The Star The Star 29 18 The Moon The Moon 30 19 The Sun The Sun 31 20 Last Judgment The Aeon 32 21 The World The Universe

*The Golden Dawn swapped Teth and Lamed and their attributes from a previous commonly known system of attribution.