Category Archives: Hermeticism

Joseph Smith: America’s Hermetic Prophet

(From BY LANCE S. OWENS You don’t know me–you never will. You never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it; I shall never undertake it. I don’t blame anyone for not believing my history. … 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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The Emerald Tablet

1.It is true, without error, certain and most true: 2.That which is below is as that which is above, and that which is above is as that which is below, to perform the miracles of the one thing. 3. And … Continue reading

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