The Grade of Philosophus
This is the final grade of the Golden Dawn. It is associated with the Sephirah of Netzach, the element of Fire and the planet Venus. Here, the initiate begins to synthesize the material and tangible aspects of his/her nature from Zelator, the intellectual and conscious focus of Theoricus, The deeper aspects of the subconscious, spiritual and emotional states of Practicus- under the tempering force of the initiate's Will to bring about the magical philosophy of the magician. In this grade, physical alchemy is studied and work begun in previous grades is explored on a deeper level- continually refining and revising what has gone before in preparation for the grades beyond.