Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
The Probationer is to pick a Chapter of Liber 65; and memorize it. Aside from the other tasks this will be the one that is definitely tested at the end of the Probation. The Probationer is also warned that it specifically states that the magical record be turned in one month before the Probation is up. Many Probationers have failed to do this showing us that they have not read the Task of Probationer closely enough.
In every case, not turning in the record one month before the Probation ends constitutes automatic failure; and the Neophyte receiving is obliged to make the Probationer go another year for not paying attention to this which clearly is the way our Predecessors willed it. We abide by the way it has always been done. When you take the Oath of Probationer it tells you that you are gaining a scientific knowledge of the nature & powers of your being meaning that you immediately get a blank book; and begin your experiments. Of course, after the record is turned in; and you seem to be passing if you recite your Chapter to your Superior; and have more than two mistakes you automatically have to go another year. This generous gift of permitting two errors is to allow minor compensation for nervousness of the Probationer who is nearly always on edge from the stiff upper lip of the strict; and terrifying Neophyte ever watching and weighing every move of the Probationer. Probationers are warned to keep a civil tongue; and strictly observe that it states in your Oath to bring Us Reverence, duty, sympathy, assiduity (diligence) and trust.
Further so, to act with reverence you have to assume an attitude of duty; attuning your sympathy to the clarity of spirit of aspiration which is wrapped in the glory of mutual trust. The Oath of Probationer is written simply; and should be simply understood; and yet when the aspirant actually takes it seriously the Hornet's nest begins to stir. The Oath & Task takes on a aura of complexity that only those who are beginning to attune themselves with Knowledge & Conversation of the A.·. A.·. can see; and Our real alignment with the Supernals will manifest change which results in those ordeals to awaken in preparation for the Initiation itself. You suddenly realize that you are well on the Path; and you will know magically what to do.
Our real alignment with the Supernals means interference from the decay of energy into the plane of disks, attack from the black brother current, danger to the aspirant from magical enemies and the dispersion itself of energies resolving themselves from lower Grade members; especially the struggling Probationer. These problems are resolved by the Seal of Our Order which is Restriction to the Abyss; and I can only refer the serious student to Liber 418 to assist understanding.
In paragraph seven of the Task it states you can at anytime withdraw your association with the A.·. A.·.; and of course a few have done just that after realizing the responsibility that a magical oath involves. Once again, I earnestly warn you that a magical Oath cannot be broken; and even if you withdraw We'll be waiting for you in your next lifetime.
It is best that the above be clarified for the novice aspirant, and note that we proceed in a manner that only the worthy can possibly make it to Neophyte; and the Probationer with false motivations are discarded like trash into the gutter; or made to go still another year as a mere Probationer.
Love is the law, love under will