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Tradition & Eternity: Thelema, Christianity, and the Interior Order

Tradition & Eternity: Thelema, Christianity, and the Interior Order

by Entelecheia Occasionally I see discussions as to what extent Thelema is Christian or anti-Christian. It’s a reasonable question to ask. Aleister Crowley was a member of the Golden Dawn, which incorporates esoteric Christianity into its degrees. Some of this Rosicrucian symbolism is retained in Crowley’s own magical orders. He referred

A Body for Children is a Body for All: Further Thoughts on Children in Thelema

A Body for Children is a Body for All: Further Thoughts on Children in Thelema

by Contemplatrix Upon reading "Our Sacred Duty: On The Accommodation Of Families And Inclusion Of Children In The O.T.O.", I was surprised to learn that there are bodies that are not universally (with the obvious exception of initiations) family-friendly.  It would strike me as counter-productive to any goals of growth to

Our Sacred Duty: On the Accommodation of Families and Inclusion of Children in the OTO

Our Sacred Duty: On the Accommodation of Families and Inclusion of Children in the O.T.O.

By Frater Parrhesia Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. In the article "An Order for Families," Frater Beto Cuervo reminds members of the OTO that Aleister Crowley intended the Order to prioritize the accommodation of families and their children: "Crowley wanted children to be born and raised

A Review of: Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need For First Principles In Thelema’s Future by Brother Sol-Om-On

A Review of: Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need For First Principles In Thelema’s Future by Brother Sol-Om-On

by Sib. James Gordon I thought this article published by Brother Sol-Om-On on Thelemic Union was important enough to warrant a full review.  I don't usually speak critically of other people's writing, but this is very much the exemplar of a piece "full of sound and fury,. Signifying nothing."   In a

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

Heteronormativity and Gender Essentialism in Thelemic Ritual and Communities

by Marco Visconti 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

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