Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Not been around here for a while. I’ve been studying deeper into Thelema. I’m working towards my Minerval degree to join the O.T.O., and just got baptized into the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (ecclesiastical arm of the O.T.O.).
But when I was on these forums more, I saw a lot of hate for Thelema and the O.T.O., so I’m just curious, why? I’ve had all positive experiences thus far. We have an awesome O.T.O. body in western PA near where I live.
I find that most of Thelema is very compatible with what here would be considered common LHP principles. “Every man and every woman is a star” (Liber AL vel Legis, I:3). This means everyone is responsible for carrying out their own will, and they are essentially the center of their own universe.
Crowley believed his own HGA, Aiwaz, to actually be Lucifer. He also several times referred to Hadit, one of the deities of the Book of the Law, as Satan.
So personally I think there are more parallels than not. To me it’s just more balanced than the LHP.
So what are your opinions on it?
Love is the law, love under will.