Introduction to the Degree of Incipus I° Ordo Luciferi 6005 A.L. elcome to the Ordo Luciferi, the Incipus of the I°. You have hereby commenced upon a Luciferian path in a different Light, of your own free will and accord. By doing so you have hence committed to yourself the exploration, experience and exposition of all that which you are truly made capable of. As Lucifer represents the embodiment of Light and Knowledge, it is thus in our highest ideal to honor this great knowledge that is within us the same, by applying it upon our self to Self Evolve to our highest standards. The Luciferian Order is a rigorous system that challenges and prepares the body, mind and soul for the advancement of Self Evolving Conscious Awareness (SECA) in the Luciferic Light. The Incipus degree is the foundation and thus this journey begins with the body. :The Physical World Body: Matter, material, the physical structures of this world are composed of energy, and this energy is the essential material of magickal operations. Energy is evident in all things at varying degrees in our world and permeates every solid and immovable thing. There exist a powerful force in the world body and it is potential and kinetic in a multitude of forms and waves. It exist in the elements and minerals, it is present in all living things, it is there in the rocks, the trees, in ﬁre, in water, it moves bacteria, insects, monkeys and humans to live and thrive. But in humans is it different in that it can it be consciously implemented or voluntarily wasted. All too often is the physical body abused, neglected and taken for granted. Your human form is the host of your energy presence, a living, thinking being. The body is the temple of the soul, the soul herein thus considered as an intellectual energy being. The physical form is an outward reﬂection of that which lives within it. As Above, So Below. Our work is based in this material plane of existence, from it do we ascend or descend into the nature of our world body and its potentiality. To neglect the physical world body is to neglect the reality of ones being. Your health and the health of the world is imperative, your agility to move within your environment is of key importance, and the acuity of your senses is vital. Therefore, herein the Incipus degree, does the body shape place upon itself to become a fortress of strength, agility and sensational awareness of its environment. By so doing can it adapt and prevail in any given situation. The ground ﬂoor of Self Mastery is the understanding, adaptability and mastery of the physical body. The self transcends itself based on it conﬁdence to do so. This conﬁdence is known as Self-Esteem, wherein one embraces ones self as truely worthy. Self esteem is the respect and admiration of one self/Self, something the social clan demonizes since our youth which we have been subconsciously conditioned to believe selﬁshness is wrong. Be that as it may, it is not wrong to care about yourself, for without you, you have nothing. Thus within this degree, the Incipus endeavors to develop self control, by way of personal self esteem and physical developments. To facilitate the implements of the physical world body. There is no mandated system to accomplish this but there are certain properties that guarantee success if applied. You will have to begin by making yourself do this, such are the qualities of self control. :Exercise Your Self: As one begins to exercise and train the body, the ‘Will’ will also strengthen likewise and your magickal operations the same. The soul implements the mind, and the mind implements the body in the Opus Magnum, therefore, the body being the materialization of the soul in this realm, it should be fortiﬁed of the Soul. By strengthening the body, will the mind and soul become stronger the same, again - So Below, So Above. By fortifying the body, shall you banish slothfulness, unhealthiness and stasis. If you have already overcome such limitations of the body, then you will ﬁnd that the philosophy herein to be feasible and realistic. Being that the body is composed of over 90% water, it is common knowledge that naturally unmoving waters will become stagnated and contaminated, and ﬂowing water clean and fresh. Water is the conductor of electrical impulse in the nervous system, thus clean fresh water allow higher conductivity then polluted stagnate waters. The body is designed to move, to move itself and other things through its environment. It must do so to accomplish works, and if it is the will, to accomplish the works of great things, much energy will be needed. One may encounter the resistence to believe that they do not need to exercise or endeavor to master their own physical abilities, however, it is this resistence that conﬁnes us in physical limitations. Many magi of today are armchair practitioners, commencing the practice of magick because they can not physically accomplish anything worthy or of value in the world. Magick is known to be the inﬂuence of energy, and it should also be known that the physical form is a living body of energy. By honing the physical body and its senses do we become more alive, more free to be, and expand our capacity to perform and to do things we previously could not. It is in this capacity to experience the body of life that will place the Luciferian apart from all others. By expanding our capabilities do we also expand our potentiality for greatness. As a member on any level of the Ordo Luciferi, you are not alone, we are all on the same side, it is our goal to succeed, and we also want others on this path to succeed, for by doing so, do we strengthen the body of the Luciferian Order. Though we walk alone, we are amongst friends and allies, everyone and everything is a potential pedagogue. However, this mutual understanding does not imply tolerance for incompetence. Know this as well, this degree will weed out those who can not help their self to generate the will power to strengthen the physical being. We will not help those who can not help their self. This may seem nepotistic, or mere Darwinistic survivalism, and right you may be. However, magick as understood as the work of energy in various forms, it is understood then that when the body is ﬁt, healthy and alive, it has an abundance of energy, and thus ones magickal operations will be strengthened as well. As Luciferic principles do not embody weakness we should not tolerate weakness in ourself or others. And we remain in truth without assumption or belligerance. At this point it should be clariﬁed that each individual is different, one may be able to lift 200lbs as a physical feat of strength, another may not but is proﬁcient in martial arts, wherein another may run the distance and another be agile and ﬂexible. Each body is different, your body is unique, and it is up to you to discover its strengths and its weaknesses and progress toward your own physical potential and abilities. It is the work of the Incipus to challenge the physical body and its senses, and thereby harness more physical energies to inﬂuence the more subtle energies of ones magickal operations. :The Physical Senses: Likewise, is it also involved in the training of the senses, to include sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. By developing the senses, one will become better attuned to their environment and foster the psychic sense capacities beyond normality. As already stated, there is no speciﬁc objective except that as an Incipus, your work is focused to the mastery of the body and is sensing faculties in which you have been given. There are a multitude of physical and sensory exercises to heighten the senses and can be found in the Incipus Degree. To improve ones perceptive faculties of the senses inevitably improves the nervous system of the body. The body and all of its senses are essentially one complete nervous system that interacts and receives information in various forms from the environment. By developing the senses and nervous system will the Incipus develop a hieghtened awareness about the environment in which it exist at any given place or time. Indeed it takes practice, and time, but the rewards are invaluable to the Great Work. In the physical world body, there is the power of life, intelligence and great potential, if we recognize it and harness it. The physical world body is a living, thinking energy and is a vital part of all magickal operations and should not be neglected, abused or wasted, it should be experienced in its highest capacity. Within the Incipus degree, can be found a multitude of information to assist each Incipus in developing their own physical body and senses. As each individual composition is different, there are many variable techniques that one will ﬁnd to work for their own development. It is a challenge, indeed, but once the Incipus progresses to Adeptus, it will be evident that this endeavor is important to ones Self-Attainment. Ordo Luciferi Incipus Document I: Introduction Letter 6006 A.L.