Is “Do What Thou Wilt” a moral code?

Thelemites live by the Law of Freedom, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” Is this a moral code? [Read more...]

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Thelema and Witchcraft, Part Two: Aleister Crowley, Witch?

Gerald Gardner met Aleister Crowley in the last year of his life. We know that Crowley affiliated Gardner into the O.T.O., certainly at IVth degree and probably at VIIth, and issued him a charter to form an O.T.O. camp. There are persistent stories that the initiatory currents went both ways – not only was Gardner an O.T.O. initiate, but Crowley was a Witch. [Read more...]

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Sex Positive Thelema

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I’ve always been sex positive. From my earliest physical stirrings I’ve believed that the power flowing in my body is sacred and enjoying that power is normal. [Read more...]

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Thelema and Witchcraft: was Gerald Gardner head of the O.T.O.?

Many Witches are unaware how deeply involved Gerald Gardner was with Ordo Templi Orientis. How Gardner came to think of himself of head of the O.T.O. in Europe, however briefly, shines a light on Gardner’s wide contacts in the esoteric communities, the last days of Aleister Crowley’s life, and the chaos caused by the Second World War.
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Five False Rumors About Aleister Crowley

There are legitimate critiques that can be leveled against his life and work – these are not among them! [Read more...]

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The Divine Sun

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I looked up at the sun, and it struck me with a blaze of light. There! I said to myself. There is a universal principle worth worshiping! [Read more...]

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Summer solstice: the sun in Thelemic ritual

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The sun is important to Thelemites. Here are some ways in which the sun plays a part in Thelemic rituals. [Read more...]

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