The Sapphire Tablet of Set
On the fifteenth of July X I recognized you as a Master of the Temple IV°. In terms of
organizational authority, you were then and are now familiar with the prerogatives of that
degree. They are written into the By-laws, and you have Seen that the T S will respect
them in deed as in word.
To date, however, I have not discussed the essential characteristics of the IV° -- the
criteria according to which I considered and then recognized you. True, I have discussed
various aspects of this with you individually on occasion, but until now I have not
defined the term as comprehensively as it deserves. This I will do now. I do not anticipate
that what I will say will come as any surprise to you; rather I intend this letter as a way of
taking the implicit and making it explicit.