Monthly Archives: January 2011

I thought I was clever…

I thought I was discovering links to Thelema, Freemasonry, etc. from Judaism that had never been really explored. Silly bishop… T Allen Greenfield, your consecrating bishop, wrote the book on it in 2004…quite literally: The Roots of Modern Magick 1700 Thru 2000 From that book: Enlightened Despotism led to a liberalization of attitudes towards the much-beleaguered Jews of Europe, known… (more…)

Thelemic ideas of morality and self-discipline put forth by Crowley

From Magick Without Tears: So much of The Book of the Law deals directly or indirectly with morals that to quote relevant passages would be merely bewildering. Not that this state of mind fails to result from the first, second, third and ninety-third perusals! “When Duty bellows loud ‘Thou must!’ The youth replies ‘Pike’s Peak or Bust!’” is all very… (more…)

What is Modern Gnosticism?

Modern Gnosticism is a movement that derives from the branch of Gnosticism called Thelema. It seeks to emphasize those aspects of Thelema that some Thelemites (although not all) overlook and seeks to promote general understandings of Thelema that, although they are common within Thelema, they are not so known outside of Thelema. Modern Gnosticism recognizes Aleister Crowley as a prophet.… (more…)

My influences

I already knew that Thelema itself had drawn heavily from Freemasonry, practically being an identical system. I tried joining Freemasonry in New Orleans and was told when I contacted the temple that I had to be married to be a Freemason. The Freemasons here told me they’d never heard of such a requirement and the person answering the phone may… (more…)

Indulging Yourself

“I insist that in private life men should not admit their passions to be an end, indulging them and so degrading themselves to the level of the other animals, or suppressing them and creating neuroses. I insist that every thought, word and deed should be consciously devoted to the service of the Great Work. ‘Whatsoever ye do, whether ye eat… (more…)