posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 11:04 PM
reply to post by darkbake
The following is excerpted directly from Crowley's Book of the Law
, in chapter III: The Law of Thelema:
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
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
What Crowley meant was not that the manifestation of desire was the end goal. The real goal was discovering one's personal place in the universe, here
referred to as Nuit, the ancient Egyptian goddess of the starry heaven. It was Crowley's belief that every human being had the potential to shape
their own universe, or at least their perception of it, through personal mastery of their Will through the processes of Magick. This is why the
Book of the Law
opens with the phrase:
Had! The manifestation of Nuit.
The unveiling of the company of Heaven.
Every man and every woman is a star.
We are all universal essences. Now, whether Crowley lived by the Law he preached... is arguable. I think he eventually succumbed to his ego-self, and
let the notoriety of his persona get the better of him. Which is probably why people misinterpret his "motto" as a free-for-all where all desire is up
for grabs. The unfortunate truth being that the goal of Thelma was far different from what it's founder, the Master Therion, eventually muddied
As for flawed and pure humans, there's no denying that we are all flawed, as are all things from nature. Nature is not perfect, but it is
ever-striving toward a state of perfection. Which is why evolution (of both the biological and spiritual sort) is so very important to us as human
beings. To know we're neither made perfect, nor act in perfect love, is a good thing. It gives us a driving motivation to ever improve upon who we
are, and were.
~ Wandering Scribe
edit on 23/1/13 by Wandering Scribe because: correcting some code