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A Thelemic Perspective on Exercise

Thelemic Exercise and Nutrition

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Exercise as Daily Practice Exercise is a vital part of my daily practice. In fact, I usually log my exercise in my magical record, and I consider my day successful if I made it to the gym. Exercise is an investment in my

The Will-to-Love (Thelemic Yoga Series – Part 3)

Will-to-Love

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Will (Thelema) and Love (Agape) are two central concepts around which the whole of Thelemic doctrine constellates, two concepts which are enshrined in the following verses of The Book of the Law:  “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole

A Thelemic Political Manifesto

A Thelemic Political Manifesto

NOTE: This manifesto speaks for no organization. It gives a voice to these principles and those who hold them, so feel free to share as you will.  Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. "Above us today hangs a danger never yet paralleled in history. We suppress the individual

Thelemic Yoga Series (Part 2 – Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers)

“Thelemic Yoga Series (Part 2 – Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers)” is locked Thelemic Yoga Series (Part 2 – Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers)

A Gestalt of the Goal of the Magical and Mystical Path Yoga constitutes one of two central pillars in the system of practical and spiritual attainment encompassed by the Law of Thelema—the other pillar of course being Magick.  From his exposure to Yoga, Crowley took what he thought were its valuable

5 Things You Won’t Believe Aren’t In Liber Legis

5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In Liber Legis - Rodney Orpheus

Recently on Facebook I posted a link to cracked.com's piece on 5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In The Bible and was challenged (by some person with an evil sense of humour) to do the same thing with Aleister Crowley’s The Book of the Law. I dashed off the following

Thelemic Yoga Series (Pt. 1 – Beginnings of Yoga)

Thelemic Yoga Series (Pt. 1 - Beginnings of Yoga)

Yoga and the Disenchantment of the West The latter half of the nineteenth century witnessed an increasing awareness and openness to Eastern religious and philosophical traditions.  Along with the founders of the Theosophical Society, Crowley was among the first to adopt yogic ideas and practices into a Western occult context, presenting

OTO Initiation is a Path of Service

OTO Initiation is a Path of Service

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. A recent discussion brought up the topic of why OTO sees so much attrition among its initiate members, especially at the more junior degrees. This question is one that as a sitting lodge master and a local leader for many

Aleister Crowley on Friedrich Nietzsche

Aleister Crowley on Friedrich Nietzsche - IAO131

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. “Read Nietzsche!” --Aleister Crowley The Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Prophet of Thelema Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, poet, and philologist who lived from 1844 to 1900. I will first give a brief biography of this great thinker and then his influence

Gaming Thelema: Finding Thelema Through Interactive Fiction

Gaming Thelema: Finding Thelema Through Interactive Fiction

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I’ve been playing video games since I was a toddler. Growing into a typical geek, I found a love for RPGs (Role Playing Games for the uninitiated) and action-adventure titles. Some of these games are what lead me to Thelema,

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