glossary

(Latin) adeptus, "One who has obtained." In esotericism, one who has reached the stage of initiation and become a master in the science of esotericism.

Gnosis describes three degrees of adept:

  1. Adeptus minor: An initiate who has successfully completed the initiation of the sephirah Tiphereth (the fifth serpent of fire).
  2. Adeptus major: Related to the sephirah Geburah.
  3. Adeptus exemptus: Related to the sephirah Chesed.

"...whosoever reaches the fifth Initiation of the Fire [Tiphereth] becomes an adept..." —Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

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