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Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need for First Principles in Thelema’s Future

Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need for First Principles in Thelema’s Future

by Brother Sol-Om-On Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Many people come to Thelema, drawn by the spiritual and intellectual freedom it promises. True, Thelema provides these freedoms if one has the grit (and the wit) to achieve them. However, the trend in the last few decades

Do Aleister Crowley’s Politics Matter?

Do Aleister Crowley's Politics Matter?

by Brother Richard Strongball Who cares what Aleister Crowley thought about politics or would care about our current political situation? I'll tell you: a devotee of Aleister Crowley is the only person who would care about Aleister Crowley's political views. That right there tells you everything you need to know about the

The New Aeon Whore: Being a Woman in Thelema

The New Aeon Whore Being a Woman in Thelema

by Soror In Nomine Babalon Too long has woman's place in the world general, and in Thelema in particular, been defined by Man.  It is time for woman to define her own place in Thelema. Not through petty virtue signaling saying woman are inherently more virtuous or better than men somehow, nor by

MARAH Volume 1: Bitterness – A New Thelemic Journal

MARAH Volume 1: Bitterness

From the Editors: With MARAH, we at Temple of Our Lady of the Abyss wanted to create a journal that was a little bit different. We wanted to create a space for artists and writers who are working practically with the divine feminine to share their work. We wanted to create

Strength, Virtue, and the Man of Earth

Strength, Virtue, and the Man of Earth

by Frater Entelecheia “In The Book of the Law this is implied throughout. The True Will of every Free Man is essentially noble.”—Aleister Crowley, “Antecedents of Thelema” When Crowley talks about discovering and doing your true will, he tends to talk about it in terms of formulating and acting out a

The End of Liberal Thelema: A Eulogy

by Brother Sol-Om-On Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. For, in True Things, all are but images one of another; man is but a map of the universe, and Society is but the same on a larger scale.Aleister Crowley, Liber CXCIV The world is in turmoil. Political upheaval

Heteronormativity and Gender Essentialism in Thelemic Ritual and Communities

by Tau Meithras Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The last few weeks have seen the Thelemic community shaking even more than the usual: in a stunningly reactionary and gender essentialist move by O.T.O., non-binary individuals are now no longer allowed to perform as Priest or Priestess

Gender is not a Zero-Sum Game

Gender is not a Zero Sum Game in Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass

by Sib. James Gordon In the past forty-eight hours as outrage about the wording and explicit policy decisions concerning the way that some of our siblings are allowed to present in the EGC Mass have spread outward, I have seen a lot of hurt cisgender identifying people on the internet. The people

Occultism and Mental Illness: Returning Magic to its Healing Roots

Occultism And Mental Illness: Returning Magic To Its Healing Roots

By Frater Entelecheia I’ve seen the connection between spirituality (particularly occultism) and mental illness pointed out many times over the years. It is a commonplace now to suggest individuals supplement the magical path with psychotherapy. I won’t bother naming anyone or quoting anything in connection with these ideas. We’ve all read