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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"The most elevated form of thinking is non-thinking. When one achieves the stillness and silence of the mind, the “I” with all its passions, dens, appetites, fears, affections, etc. becomes absent. It is only in the absence of the “I,” in the absence of the mind, that the Buddhata can awaken to unite with the Inner Self and take us to ecstasy."