# Then what is [Liber XV] doing as the central ritual of a
# non-religious Thelemic *initatory magickal* order?
my best guess:
Crowley meant there to be a deep and profound division
between the cultists (who held tightly to him as a
prophet, his Evul Book as a scripture, and his Mass as
a central rite) and the Thelemites (who reject anyone
as a prophet other than those of whom they have had
personal experience so as to skeptically analyze their
relationship with the divine, who comprehend the
intellectual idiocy of regarding a pamphlet of blatant
self-contradictions authored by same as scripture, and
who regard firm assertions of belief and loyalty to
hierarchic and/or ambiguous cosmologic systems to be
incompatible with their principles - note the potential
of Thelemites to seize upon one personal interpretation
of standard creeds and infiltrate the herd).
this battle he intended to refine for the purposes of
providing a foil for a true Thelemic community
developing in contrast to dogma and ecclesiastical
domination. essentially he wanted to strike out hard
against religion by creating a farcical and
unsubstantiatable example which would be skewered
on the Sword of Thelema once and for all as an
example to all others that might try to wrest the
sovereignty of the individual with respect to
spirituality from the herd, develop truly Thelemic
bases in order to survive, or so thoroughly
corrupt the Order of which it was a part that it
could be seen quite plainly as a cancerous
development on the Face of the Order (malignant).
perhaps he refers to this briefly in some of the
for this we should not fault them, but instead merely inform them at the proper time and via the proper method of the liberating options available to them. remember, their ignorance hampers them more
severely than any self-absorbed oaths and restrictions which they
have seen fit in their ignorance to accept unto themselves.
# anyone wanna make book on how many years it will be before
# EGC *does* attempt to copyright the term THELEMA as its own?
it is entirely unimportant, being a ridiculous act.
by Patrick Crumhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tags: recipes for love spell introduction to psychology inner reality outer reality in diver douglas delong removal of black magic robot alchemist full metal alchemist hermes trismegistu