The Exempt Adept will possess a thorough knowledge of all these courses [Student Grade through Adeptus Major Grade] and present a thesis of his own, as a general Epitome of his own Attainment as reflected in the sphere of the Mind. (Curriculum, THE EQUINOX No. XI)
The Adept must prepare and publish a thesis setting forth his knowledge of the Universe, and his proposals for its welfare and progress. He will thus be known as a leader of a school of thought. (One Star in Sight)
This assignment is self-explanatory; but perhaps the reasons for it are not entirely clear.
Certainly there are enough practical reasons. The Exempt Adepts are “senior statesmen of the spirit,” the best trained, most learned, most advanced magicians, mystics, and philosophers of the Inner College. Furthermore, such a person will have ripened his or her own unique perspective of the Great Work. Every person has a unique point of view, and every window on the Divine gazes upon a different aspect, a different vista. Each spiritually mature expression of such a view constitutes one of the great philosophical treasures of the world.
Eshelman, J. A. (2000). The Mystical & Magical System of the A. ·.A. ·.The Spiritual System of Aleister Crowley & George Cecil Jones Step-by-Step (First Hardcover edition 2000 ed.). Los Angeles: The College of Thelema. 1
- Excalibur, Dianetics: The Original Thesis, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and every Scientology text or lecture until his death were Hubbard’s knowledge of the universe and his proposals for its welfare and progress. As the founder and director of Scientology he became indeed the leader of a school of thought. He worked his damndest and got others to do their damndest to have his views accepted as not just great, but the greatest philosophical treasure the world has ever seen.
When David Miscavige announced the “Golden Age of Tech” he was probably really making an assertion of the completion of Hubbard’s “Great Work.” ↩