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Page last updated 26th April 2022.

THERE IS NO GRACE! THERE IS NO GUILT!
THIS IS THE LAW: DO WHAT THOU WILT!

i have a few problems with crowley, the main one being i wouldn't trust him in a room with me alone, but the paradigm he founded resonates with me like no other. plus, there are so many more figures than him that i would argue are just as important as crowley: jack parsons, kenneth grant, frater achad, marjorie cameron... the list goes on (and i'll add to it when i find new people who inspire me). because it's relatively new, thelema is a living tradition, meaning it changes every day with the times and issues we face. it involves a lot of synchretism, so as you study thelema, you need to learn bits of so many other traditions, religions and philosophies from all of history, all over the world. this is one of my favourite things about it, it encourages individual agency and freedom to believe whatever resonates with you most, rather than forcing you into a life dictated by a dogma, where surely not everything contained within is your true calling. love is the law, love under will!

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

  • IAO131 - Fresh Fever from the Skies (start here!!)
  • David Shoemaker - Living Thelema (and/or here)
  • Aleister Crowley - Liber Tzaddi (my favourite short class A text, but I recommend reading all the daily readings for the thelemic holy season to find your favourite. All of these can be found on hermetic.com.)
  • Israel Regardie - any book by him is very beginner-friendly!
  • Lon Milo Duquette - same as above
  • Aleister Crowley - Magick Without Tears + Magick in Theory and Practice
  • Aleister Crowley - The Book of the Law (literally the thelemic text!! i recommend watching this youtube video and reading the wikipedia article first for context.)
  • BEGINNER PRACTICES

    research to get a grasp on these 3 crucial and very simple rituals and practices associated with thelema. youtube links have the most in-depth and easily digestible info. worried about accessibility? you can do these all in your mind if you really try! seriously! having a daily practice is so important, and it can take as little or as long as you want. i personally do resh 3 or 4 of the times in the day (4 if i am awake at all 4 points, but it's rare for me), and an LBRP every night. it's about 10 minutes of my day total, and i'm glad i take that time. it helps a lot with mindfulness and assessing whether i'm following my true will and giving myself agency. it's like a premium subscription for meditation.

  • Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyao3JZ-Iv0
  • Liber Resh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGnL6kZgVrA
  • Star Ruby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE3FpWWGq0M
  • LIBER OZ

    the page-long thelemic manifesto!

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