Too often people applying for membership in A.’.A.’. take a nonchalant attitude and rarely consider that they are inquiring about a college. The word college is taken from the Latin collegium, which in ancient Rome implied a group of people dedicated to studying a common idea or Law. In many European countries a college was known as a secondary school between a High School and a University. In the United States these words are often interchangeable. Regardless how the word is presently being interpreted, in all cases it denotes a serious academic institution.
We are not a horizontal or mundane spiritual school which tends to be lax at entry obligations where sending a mere email asking, “How do I join?” or filling out an application can often guarantee entry. Our College teaches verticality, or the art and science of individual spirituality. Here the ordeals will be severe, the tests vary, and we must determine early on whether or not you understand to what you are applying or if you are simply going to be wasting our time. In this light I’ve been asked to describe clearly the requirements which are similar to what you must submit to any College admission office when applying for entrance. These are known as your Cover Letter and College Essay.
The first question for you to ponder is simple – “How do you tell us about yourself?”
What does that mean?
Like any college entry essay this is your personal statement; it should be a provocative and well written. If it is poorly written you will not get into college; any college for that matter, including the A.’.A.’.. This is primarily because writing will be a requirement throughout your career amongst us. Your essay, besides determining whether or not you can write adequately, is meant for us to know the Foundation Stone that has been laid in your education both academically and spiritually. This is your opportunity to reveal your basic life and what lead you into thinking that you are what we’ve been looking for and that you are ready for a serious academic career. Remember, our Order lives by these words:
“Let my servants be few & secret: they shall rule the many & the known.”
– Liber AL vel Legis I:10
This essay should include a brief biographical sketch. We also want to know about your credentials, your schooling, what religious and spiritual Orders you belonged, as well as the books, music and movies that have left you with a lasting impression. Let us know what tortured your soul and shaped your thinking. Inform us of any and all qualities which you think will show the admissions committee how you stand out from amongst other applicants to A.’.A.’..
Remember, the true worth of an individual is often revealed in those glimpses of light which shine forth amidst adversity and darkness. In that light we are looking for individuals who are not only serious academics but spiritually ready and willing to be soldiers in the armies of Freedom. The words in your essay must be based in truth and honesty, informing us that you not only have an understanding of who you are but equally important your words should give us an indication that you are capable of shaping who you will become.
We are not looking for beginners. Simply filling out the Kaaba Clerk House Application, like submitting a resume for a job, is no guarantee that you’ll be accepted–even after your probationary year is up. Gaining entrance is getting harder as more and more applicants are applying for a limited number of Teachers.
How can you improve your chances to being admitted into the A.’.A.’.?
For starters you’ll first be judged by giving us a well-written and stellar Letter of Introduction and an essay as part of your college admissions application. It can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection.
Sell yourself to us …
Also include a recent photo and astrological birth date with your Cover Letter and Essay. Send to:
LOVE IS THE LAW, LOVE UNDER WILL. – Liber AL vel Legis I:57