65 posts tagged thelema
One of the features of Runa is that it can act as an Aeonic enhancing Word across Aeons. This is explored more fully in Edred’s Runarmal-1. Let us look at Runa from the vantage point of the core Words of the Aeon of Horus, the Age of Satan and the Aeon of Set: Thelema, Indulgence and Xeper.
Thelema, an English coinage from the Koine Greek noun θέλημα meaning “Will” derives from the verb θέλω. θέλω in turn means “to will, to wish, to desire, or to choose.” Thelema is the Word of the Magus of the Aeon of Horus, Aleister Crowley. θέλημα is somewhat rare in Greek sources though it shows up with some regularity in Christian Scripture, most notably the Matthew Gospel’s version of what became the “Our Father” prayer. Crowley, as someone quite familiar with Christian Scripture, would see this in part as a blasphemous pronouncement, claiming that your Will equaled the Divine Will while also being able to rationalize how this was in perfect accord with the Christian Religion.
Apostate Plymouth Brethren are funny that way.
If we take Crowley’s Thelema as a verb meaning “To Will Divinely” And Make Runa its Object what we have is the formula “Divinely Will towards the Mystery.” Thus by its interaction with Runa is Thelema given a direction and purpose. One not only Wills towards the Mystery but also for the Mystery itself. This is concealed in their connection, known to those who have enumerated the Law of Runa, “Reyn til Runa!” by the Tally of the Younger Futhark.
Indulgence, the Word of the Magus of the Age of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey, comes from the transitive verb Indulge meaning “to give free reign to” or “to take unrestrained pleasure in.” LaVey’s Utterance transformed this concept into a rising up of one’s being from the primordial depths and radically embracing whatever was to be found there. Any push towards personal Divinity would need to be built with the foundations firmly in the Infernal.
If we take LaVey’s Indulgence as “To give free reign to” and combine in with Runa we gain “To give free reign to the Mystery.” If we take it the other way we yield as “To take unrestrained pleasure in the Mystery.” By making Runa the Object of Indulgence one finds the primary Satanic Urge to Cast forth the Gates of Hell to unleash the Infernal, whatever the outcome, is made clearer. Giving the Mystery of Existence free reign upon the Earth enriches one’s Being and Enjoyment.
If we take the Primary Utterance with the Imperfective inflection provided by Remanifest something new arises with the contribution of Runa. The repeatable process of Becoming and Remanifesting is given a clear direction by the Mystery. It also suggests that the Unfolding and Enfolding of our Self leads inevitably to the discovery of that Self’s Ultimate Mystery. The Mystery becomes both the Object of Xeper by setting a direction and in a sense the Self or “I” which is the Subject of Xeper in time becomes the Mystery of its own Being by this process.
 Yes, Indulgence can be used as a verb itself however “Indulgencing” has a sour ring to it to a modern English ear.
— Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law) III:74
"If any man have an ear, let him hear." — Revelation 13:9 KJV
"Ra Horakhty, primary Neter that the Stele of Ankh-ef-en-Knonsu I address and, if you take the text at face value, the third chapter of the Book of the Law is about has been a largely ignored figure by Thelemites."
Now I love adventure time but I found this quite weird/creepy like I had to rewind the show to check I wasn’t hearing things. It was a reference to the most evil man in the world himself, Aleister Crowley one of the most famous satanists of all time. It’s got me questioning why adventure time would reference him.. Maybe adventure time is darker than we thought..
Definitely the most evil man in the world, as he wanted each individual to find their own true nature and express it fully. And if that is the epitome of evil, consider me the devil’s advocate.
GUYS IF YOU’RE ALL BARELY NOTICING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WESTERN ESOTERIC TRADITION AND ADVENTURE TIME RIGHT NOW YOU NEED TO PICK UP THE PACE.
Adventure Time is one big sigil for us to charge :D
Kids. OK Tumblr, listen up: Calling Aleister Crowley a “Satanist” is a bit like calling the Dalai Lama a Muslim. It’s not that you can’t do it; it’s just, you probably shouldn’t, unless you want people who know what they’re talking about to make fun of you.
Not that there’s anything wrong with Satanists, mind you. But if you’re reading this, you possess the means to look shit up. Learn what words mean, people. Thanks, ‘preciate it.
This discussion of the Mehen Group will kick off the coming months’ discussions of Don Webb’s new book _Overthrowing the Old Gods_, as well as additional texts on Aleister Crowley, Thelema and the practice of “Magick.”
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I won’t be able to make this one, but if you’re in the Manhattan area later this month, be advised this is happening, should you feel so inclined.
Tried to source artist credit, but as usual lost in the great churning cauldron of tumblr. Obviously a modern image given the star of Babalon on crown, perhaps the whole is a composite photoshop image. Curious to see the inclusion of the broken commandments of moses, a new addition to the iconography but aptly included.
This is the cover artwork for Behemoth’s Evangelion album. The artist is probably named somewhere in the album credits. (I’d dig it up myself but I’ve got to be out the door soon.)
Thelema is a Greek word for willpower.
The real Adept is called a Thelemite, and all those Adepts like Jesus, Moses, Hermes and Krishna are Thelemites.
It is this willpower (Thelema) that is the power that we need to exercise in order to achieve the Self-realization of the Being. (Enlightenment)
To understand this is very important, because the whole great work relies on willpower, on Thelema.
Question: What can you say about the phrase ‘Do what thou wilt’ and the very prominent idea that Aleister Crowley is the main teacher of Thelema?
Answer: Well, Aleister Crowley just degenerated and inverted the doctrine. ‘Do what thou wilt’ - well obviously the demons do what they wilt but it is inverted.
If you do your own ‘Wilt’, who are ‘you’? Right?
If you think you are the ego, then you will end like Aleister Crowley, perverted and smoking opium. He had an inverted will, a ‘Demonius est deus inversus,’ meaning that his own will was going down.
He said it himself when he claimed his name is ‘The Beast 666’ (which is the pure ego.)
But ‘Do what thou wilt’ in Thelema, in the right way, is to do the Will of God. To slay the proverbial dragons, and align our will with the angelic hierarchy.
Obviously, Aleister Crowley developed evil will, his own inverted Thelema.
In order to develop good will, you have to annihilate the evil will within, and that is ego, desire, lust, hatred, greed, etc.
You must develop this good will not only on the Physical Plane, but in the Astral Plane, in the Mental Plane, Causal Plane, Buddhic Plane, Spiritual Plane and higher levels until you become a paramartasattya; a truly enlightened being.
I’m gunna give a resounding LOL and no. Is it just me or does this dude sound like Dr. fucking Bronners when he’s not out of context quoting someone?
As usual this guy has no idea what he is talking about and taking the shit he sees on youtube or ancient aliens or whatever for fact. 666=pure ego? Jesus son, get a fucking clue, you’re so off the mark it seems like you weren’t even aiming.
This post is basically everything annoying about “youtube mystics” and “tumblr occultism”. No research let alone sources, bending partial truths to make a personally driven point (there’s your ego champ), and a mash up of buzzwords to sound like the author has the slightest idea of what in the shit they’re talking about.
I tuned out at Moses and the Nazarene being “Thelemites.” I’ve heard the Nazarene be referred to as a Magus, his Uttered Word being Agape, but to call him a Thelemite is pure comedy gold.
The rest is Yoda/Jedi bullshit.
The Message of The Master Therion
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”
“There is no Law beyond Do what thou wilt.”
“The word of the Law is Θελημα.”
The Key to this Message is this word—Will. The first obvious meaning of this Law is confirmed by antithesis; “The word of Sin is Restriction.”
Again: “Thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that and no other shall say nay. For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”
Take this carefully; it seems to imply a theory that if every man and every woman did his and her will—the true will—there would be no clashing. “Every man and every woman is a star,” and each star moves in an appointed path without interference. There is plenty of room for all; it is only disorder that creates confusion.
From these considerations it should be clear that “Do what thou wilt” does not mean “Do what you like.” It is the apotheosis of Freedom; but it is also the strictest possible bond.
Do what thou wilt—then do nothing else. Let nothing deflect thee from that austere and holy task. Liberty is absolute to do thy will; but seek to do any other thing whatever, and instantly obstacles must arise. Every act that is not in definite course of that one orbit is erratic, an hindrance. Will must not be two, but one.
Note further that this will is not only to be pure, that is, single, as explained above, but also “unassuaged of purpose.” This strange phrase must give us pause. It may mean that any purpose in the will would damp it; clearly the “lust of result” is a thing from which it must be delivered.
But the phrase may also be interpreted as if it read “with purpose unassuaged”—i.e., with tireless energy. The conception is, therefore, of an eternal motion, infinite and unalterable. It is Nirvana, only dynamic instead of static—and this comes to the same thing in the end.
The obvious practical task of the magician is then to discover what his will really is, so that he may do it in this manner, and he can best accomplish this by the practices of Liber Thisarb (see Equinox I(7), p. 105) or such others as may from one time to another be appointed.
Thou must (1) Find out what is thy Will. (2) Do that Will with a) one-pointedness, (b) detachment, (c) peace.
Then, and then only, art thou in harmony with the Movement of Things, thy will part of, and therefore equal to, the Will of God. And since the will is but the dynamic aspect of the self, and since two different selves could not possess identical wills; then, if thy will be God’s will, Thou art That.
There is but one other word to explain. Elsewhere it is written— surely for our great comfort—“Love is the law, love under will.”
This is to be taken as meaning that while Will is the Law, the nature of that Will is Love. But this Love is as it were a by-product of that Will; it does not contradict or supersede that Will; and if apparent contradiction should arise in any crisis, it is the Will that will guide us aright. Lo, while inThe Book of the Law is much of Love, there is no word of Sentimentality. Hate itself is almost like Love! “As brothers fight ye!” All the manly races of the world understand this. The Love of Liber Legis is always bold, virile, even orgiastic. There is delicacy, but it is the delicacy of strength. Mighty and terrible and glorious as it is, however, it is but the pennon upon the sacred lance of Will, the damascened inscription upon the swords of the Knight-monks of Thelema.
Love is the law, love under will.
Lust, from Crowley’s Book of Thoth
XI Our Lady motherfucking BABALON.
Thoth Tarot and the astrological attributions.
Thoth > Rider-Waite