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Occult topics. Then at the bottom of your article, include a references section with the liber you quoted from. If you want them to link to the actual text, here are some common libers that you can copy and paste into your edit field:. It is important that you cite your sources if you draw from a book, journal, or website.
If you write something like "Crowley believed that the sky was yellow", you should tell us where he said that. Also, if you write something that is a statement or belief of a group or person, be sure you attribute that statement or belief to them. This is not necessary for beliefs that are commonly held by Thelemites or considered very common knowledge. It's your call, but be thoughtful about it.
The exception to this format is when citing Aleister Crowley. On Thelemapedia, the standard is to list the name of the book or text. Cosmology Thelema draws its principal gods and goddesses from Ancient Egyptian religion. The highest deity in the cosmology of Thelema is the goddess Nuit. She is the night sky arched over the Earth symbolized in the form of a naked woman. She is conceived as the Great Mother, the ultimate source of all things.
Hadit symbolizes manifestation, motion, and time. He is symbolized as a throned man with the head of a hawk who carries a wand. He is associated with the Sun and the active energies of Thelemic magick. Magick and ritual Main articles: Magick Aleister Crowley and Thelemic mysticism Thelemic magick is a system of physical, mental, and spiritual exercises which practitioners believe are of benefit.
He recommended magick as a means for discovering the True Will. He also discussed sex magick and sexual gnosis in various forms including masturbatory, heterosexual, and homosexual practices, and these form part of his suggestions for the work of those in the higher degrees of the Ordo Templi Orientis.
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The qabalistic tree of life, important in the magical order AA as the degrees of advancement in are related to it. The emphasis of Thelemic magick is not directly on material results, and while many Thelemites do practice magick for goals such as wealth or love, it is not required.
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Those in a Thelemic magical Order, such as the AA, or Ordo Templi Orientis work through Orientis, a series of degrees or grades via a process of initiation. Books and papers detailing the rituals of Ordo Templi Orienti of Orientis the past do appear or come up for sale second hand, but the modern organisation seeks second-hand, to prevent them being sold, using the successful legal argument that such works violate their copyright.
If the aspirant is unprepared, relinquishing he will cling to the ego instead, becoming a Black Brother. Rather than becoming one with God, the Black Brother considers his ego to be god. Crowley taught skeptical examination of all results obtained through meditation or magick, at least for the student. Crowley stated that his work and that of his followers used "the method of science; the aim of religion,"  and that the genuine powers of the magician could in some way be objectively tested. This idea has been taken on by later practitioners of Thelema, chaos magic and magick in general.
They may consider that they are testing hypotheses with each magical experiment. The difficulty lies in the broadness of their definition of success, in which they may see as evidence of success things which a non-magician would not define as such, leading to confirmation bias. Crowley believed he could demonstrate, by his own example, the effectiveness of magick in producing certain subjective experiences that do not ordinarily result from taking hashish, enjoying oneself in Paris, or walking through the Sahara desert.
Ethics There are no "standards of Right". Ethics is balderdash. Each Star must go on its own orbit. To hell with "moral principle"; there is no such thing. The most primary of these is "Do what thou wilt" which is presented as the whole of the law, and also as a right. Some interpreters of Thelema believe that this right includes an obligation to allow others to do their own wills without interference, but Liber AL makes no clear statement on the matter.
Crowley himself wrote that there was no need to detail the ethics of Thelema, for everything springs from "Do what thou Wilt. Liber Oz enumerates some of the rights of the individual implied by the one overarching right, "Do what thou wilt. Your Duty to Self: describes the self as the center of the universe, with a call to learn about one's inner nature. Admonishes the reader to develop every faculty in a balanced way, establish one's autonomy, and to devote oneself to the service of one's own True Will.
Your Duty to Others: An admonishment to eliminate the illusion of separateness between oneself and all others, to fight when necessary, to avoid interfering with the Wills of others, to enlighten others when needed, and to worship the divine nature of all other beings. That the laws of the land should have the aim of securing the greatest liberty for all individuals.
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Crime is described as being a violation of one's True Will. It is a violation of the Law of Thelema to use any animal or object for a purpose for which it is unfit, or to ruin things so that they are useless for their purpose. Natural resources can be used by man, but this should not be done wantonly, or the breach of the law will be avenged. For instance, deforestation can cause soil erosion.
It is Nirvana but in a dynamic rather than static form. The True Will is described as the individual's orbit, and if they seek to do anything else, they will encounter obstacles, as doing anything other than the will is a hindrance to it. Modern Thelema is a syncretic philosophy and religion, and many Thelemites try to avoid strongly dogmatic or fundamentalist thinking.
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Crowley himself put strong emphasis on the unique nature of Will inherent in each individual, not following him, saying he did not wish to found a flock of sheep. Others take only specific aspects of his overall system, such as his magical techniques, ethics, mysticism, or religious ideas, while ignoring the rest.
Other individuals who consider themselves Thelemites regard what is commonly presented as Crowley's system to be only one possible manifestation of Thelema, creating original systems, such as those of Nema and Kenneth Grant. There are no established or dogmatic ways to celebrate these days, so as a result Thelemites will often take to their own devices or celebrate in groups, especially within Ordo Templi Orientis. These holy days are usually observed on the following dates:. March The Feast of the Supreme Ritual, which celebrates the Invocation of Horus, the ritual performed by Crowley on this date in that inaugurated the New Aeon.
Although the Equinox and the Invocation of Horus often fall on the same day, they are often treated as two different events. This date is the Autumnal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. April 8 through April These three days are commemorative of the three days in the year during which Aleister Crowley wrote the Book of the Law. One chapter was written each day, the first being written on April 8, the second on April 9, and the third on April Although there is no official way of celebrating any Thelemic holiday, this particular feast day is usually celebrated by reading the corresponding chapter on each of the three days, usually at noon.
August The Feast of the Prophet and His Bride. Rose was a key figure in the writing of the Book of the Law.
The Feast for Life, celebrated at the birth of a Thelemite and on birthdays. These feast days are usually taken as being when a child hits puberty and steps unto the path of adulthood.
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The Feast for Fire is celebrated for a male, and the Feast for Water for a female. The Feast for Death, celebrated on the death of a Thelemite and on the anniversary of their death. Contemporary Thelemic literature Aleister Crowley was highly prolific and wrote on the subject of Thelema for over 35 years, and many of his books remain in print. During his time, there were several who wrote on the subject, including U. Jack Parsons was a scientist researching the use of various fuels for rockets at the California Institute of Technology, and one of Crowley's first American students, for a time leading the Agape Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orientis for Crowley in America.
He wrote several short works during his lifetime, some later collected as Freedom is a Twoedged Sword.
He died in as a result of an explosion, and while not a prolific writer himself, has been the subject of two biographies; Sex and Rockets by John Carter, and Strange Angel by George Pendle. Other notable contemporary writers who address Thelema include Allen H. Greenfield, J. There are also numerous journals which print original Thelemic writing. Thelemic organizations Several modern organizations of various sizes claim to follow the tenets of Thelema.
The two most prominent are both organizations that Crowley headed during his lifetime: the AA, an Order founded by Crowley, based on the grades of the Golden Dawn system; and Ordo Templi Orientis, an order which initially developed from the Rite of Memphis and Mizraim in the early part of the 20th century, and which includes Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica as its religious arm.
Other groups of widely varying character exist which have drawn inspiration or methods from Thelema, such as the Illuminates of Thanateros and the Temple of Set. Some groups accept the Law of Thelema, but omit certain aspects of Crowley's system while incorporating the works of other mystics, philosophers, and religious systems. The Thelema Society, also located in Germany, accepts Liber Legis and much of Crowley's work on magick, while incorporating the ideas of other thinkers, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Charles S.
Peirce, Martin Heidegger and Niklas Luhmann. Horus-Maat Lodge combines the ideas of the occultist Nema with those of Crowley. Thelemites can also be found in other organizations.
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A significant minority of other CAW members also identify as Thelemites. In the article "Your Duty to Mankind" it states that: Crime being a direct spiritual violation of the Law of Thelema, it should not be tolerated in the community. Those who possess the instinct should be segregated in a settlement to build up a state of their own, so to learn the necessity of themselves imposing and maintaining rules of justice. All artificial crimes should be abolished. When fantastic restrictions disappear, the greater freedom of the individual will itself teach him to avoid acts, which really restrict natural rights.
Thus real crime will diminish automatically.