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Do as you will.
Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
reply to post by darkbake
Do as you will.
Wouldn't doing the opposite—do not as you will—also be considered 'doing as you will.' I think resisting the animalistic instants and becoming ascetic is what the human does, and therefor, is always pure human. Human is what human is. Look in the mirror. Our facades are a part of us.
We 'do as we will' everyday. Crowley unnecessarily made a principle out of it. The idea of a 'pure human' another is merely another ideal, and as such, unattainable.
This book lays down a simple code of conduct.
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
"Love is the Law, love under will."
"There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt."
This means that each of us stars is to move on our true orbit, as marked out by the nature of our position, the law of our growth, the impulse of our past experiences. All events are equally lawful—and every one necessary in the long run—for all of us, in theory; but in practice, only one act is lawful for each of us at any given moment. Therefore Duty consists in determining to experience the right event from one moment of consciousness to another.
Each action or motion is an act of love, the uniting with one or another part of "Nuit;" each such act must be "under will," chosen so as to fulfill and not to thwart the true nature of the being concerned.
The technical methods to achieving this are to be studied in "Magick," or acquired by personal instruction from the Master Therion and his appointed assistants.
Had! The manifestation of Nuit.
The unveiling of the company of Heaven.
Every man and every woman is a star.