posted on Nov, 29 2006 @ 03:35 AM
Originally posted by Richard67
The one rule: you must not interfere or prevent any other person from doing their true will.
Great post.. well until you got to that point.
That is not "The one rule", The one rule is "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" period, end of story, that's all folks.
In a perfect world where everybody if following their true will, there will not be any conflict. But this is not a perfect world. Lets say I came upon
someone raping a loved one (or anyone for that matter) and I grabbed the nearest heavy object and hit him with it, and he dies as result. I most
definitely interfered with him following his true Will (of course he wasn't following his Will in the first place), and I'll be justified in doing
If you start adding more rules to the Law of Thelema you sorta start to dilute it's simplicity by adding well it's OK to do it if in self defense,
or defending another, or killing Nazi's in WWII, in the end you will just end up with a confusing maze of rules.
I'm not an OTO member, but am familiar enough with Crowleys writing to know the key word is always "will', and the task he sets before the
individual is to find their True Will, find that true purpose for which you are on this Earth and pursue it with all your might.
I think this deserves repeating. "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" As a Thelemite the Law of Thelema not only does not
"I can do what I want" it only gives me one option on what I can do. Find my Will, and do it. I can do nothing other than this.
For example if my true Will was to get married and have 2.5 kids and life happly ever after, I can not have an affair for I would not be following my
true Will. On the other had if it was my true Will to stay single and have multiple sex partners, orgies, etc.. and I got married and had 2.5 kids I
would not be following my true Will.