Category Archives: θέλημα

The Law of Thelema by Alexander Duncan

Editor’s Note: Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947) contributed greatly to the “magical revival,” as it has been called, during the first half of the 20th Century. His written works have had a profound effect on the practice of Magick. In addition, Satanism, … Continue reading

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Does one have to be a Aleisterian in order to be a Thelemite?

(from …Aleisterianism can be defined as a set of ideas, beliefs, and practices derived from the life and works of Aleister Crowley. In its purest form, it has three primary aspects: (1) it is rooted solely in the person … Continue reading

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“Aleister and Me”

(from the Eidolons of Ash) When I wrote my essay on Aleisterianism, I was motivated by the understanding that all spiritual systems are artificial (although they are meant to reflect the natural). They are constructed to help mediate the relationship between … Continue reading

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Dear God, you seriously believe this tripe? Why we need a Thelemic Reformation.

In 2007 I visited a friend in Austin, Texas, who is the master of OTO‘s Scarlet Woman Lodge, to inquire about joining OTO and EGC. While visiting with him and other members of the lodge, I began to talk with a … Continue reading

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The Aleister Crowley/Scientology Connection

The Hubbard is Bare: Chapter 7-Aleister Crowley Hubbard had clear connections to the occult. Even in the first publication of dianetics in “Astounding Science Fiction“, Hubbard in explaining how he did his “research” into what the mind was doing, says … Continue reading

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Does Thelema need an ecclesiastical hierarchy? (with my thoughts on how Crowley got it wrong)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. This is an expansion of a discussion I began on Twitter. I posited the following open question: Do you believe that there is an actual need for an ecclesiastical hierarchy … Continue reading

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Thelema=Dialectical Monism

Why do you think Crowley was so keen on translating the Dao De Ching (AKA Tao Teh King)? Because Thelema is a manifestation of dialectical monism akin to Taoism or Hermeticism. Here are two quotes from Liber AL attesting to … Continue reading

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