The Grade of Practicus
This grade is associated with the Sephirah Hod, the element of Water and the planet Mercury. Here the initiate begins to delve beyond their conscious thoughts into the realm of the subconscious. The airy aspect of Mercury begins to interact with the watery nature of Hod and we learn to identify and examine our emotions and hidden motivations. We also at this point, begin to work more actively on the cultivation of our spiritual state. Among other things, the study of spiritual alchemy is explored in this grade and work begun in the grade of Theoricus, such as astral projection and more advanced forms of divination and scrying are continued.