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Thelema is post-Christianity, not anti-Christianity #2

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

(read part 1 here)

“Not ‘Thy will be done’ but ‘Do what thou wilt!'” This is the sub-title or slogan of the Christianity is Dead, Thelema Lives series. This very phrase speaks to not the destruction but the continuation, fulfillment, and perfection of Christianity in the Law of Thelema.

We do not say that Jesus is dead, or that Christians are dead. Christianity is dead, and Thelema lives. Thelema is the torch by which we pass on the Flame of Gnosis through the Aeons.

Whereas in the Old Aeon of the Suffering Man – symbolized by Jesus and Osiris – found the source of Light outside of Man in the person of Jesus, in “The New Aeon [we] proclaim Man as Immortal God, eternally active to do His Will. All’s Joy, all’s Beauty; this Will we celebrate.”

“Every man and every woman is a star,” according to the Book of the Law and each star is like the Sun: a center of life, light, force, and fire. That is, the Fire of God burns in the heart of every man & every woman. God is found in one’s own Heart – the Self of oneself, “Thou who art I beyond all I am, who hast no nature and no name, who art, when all but thou are gone, Thou centre & secret of the Sun” (Gnostic Mass).

“Each star has a function in its galaxy proper to its own nature. Much mischief has come from our ignorance in insisting, on the contrary, that each citizen is fit for any and every social duty. But also our Law teaches that a star often veils itself from its nature. Thus the vast bulk of humanity is obsessed by an abject fear of freedom; the principal objections hitherto urged against my Law have been those of people who cannot bear to imagine the horrors which would result if they were free to do their own wills. The sense of sin, shame, self-distrust, this is what makes folk cling to Christianity-slavery.” (Commentaries to Liber AL)

The central rite of the Ordo Templi Orientis, the first of the Masonic Orders to accept the Law of Liberty, is the Gnostic Mass. This rite is also called “Liber XV” and “Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ.” The Beast 666 himself writes, “[Liber XV] represents the original and true pre-Christian Christianity.” (Magick Without Tears). This Gnostic Mass is “the central ceremony of [the O.T.O.’s] public and private celebration, corresponding to the Mass of the Roman Catholic Church” (Confessions).

The Mass itself reflects that Christianity has preserved the Gnosis – or True Wisdom – despite its exoteric dogmas and superstitions. “The Christian Religion is packed… with survivals of pagan rites” (Liber 888). As the Beast 666 says, “Christmas is at the winter solstice, the birth of Christ put for the birth of the Sun…  It is rather amusing to observe that ultra-Protestants, in proving that Roman Catholicism is pagan and phallic, which they do quite irrefutably, need merely to be confronted with the proof of the Catholics that every point of their religion is derived from Scripture, to form the premisses of a syllogism, whose conclusion is that Christianity is but an adaptation of Phallicism.” (Liber 888)

And with that, we close with a version of the “Lord’s Prayer” which is appropriate to this New Aeon of the Crowned & Conquering Child:

Hoor hath a secret fourfold name: it is Do What Thou Wilt.
Four Words: Naught-One-Many-All.
Thy Name is holy.
Thy Kingdom is come.
Thy Will is done.
Here is the Bread.
Here is the Blood.
Bring us through Temptation!
Deliver us from Good and Evil!
That Mine as Thine be the Crown of the Kingdom, even now.
These ten words are four, the Name of the One.
(Book of Lies, ch.2)

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  1. Cameron
    January 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    your ideas are nothing new, definitely not “post-christian.” They’ve been around for centuries…so yeah. A lot of you say here is just sophisticated gibberish. eh. Opinions right mate?

    • January 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm

      93 Cameron – Thanks for stopping by! I never claimed the ideas were new, especially since the whole idea of “post-Christianity” is that we acknowledge the validity of these older ideas.

  2. B
    January 11, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I have heard this same thing before many years ago. It was a skit on In Living Color by one of the wayans brothers who was in jail. He would pontificate like this : If the blue whale deviates in the day of the sun and the gale force winds elaborate extinuating the glow of the sponge then will the nose of the face of the dog lead me home. But let me say – Jesus and only Jesus is the savior. Are you calling christians to your web site to convince them or do you want us to convince you? Are you seeking the one true God who is very much alive and guides me every day? I don’t know what I would do without his lovingkindness. He is real and I have a relationship with Him. He called me out of my sin and led me into life everlasting. He paid for me with his own blood. He is truth and love. You can know him too. “But if from thence thou shalt seek the lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29 The Holy Bible

    • david girard
      June 12, 2010 at 4:09 am

      if i rember right mat 11 12 or1113 since the days of john the baptist heaven hath suffered violence , and the violent take it by force . point being there is more than one way to gain heaven. jesus said he was the way meaning his form of magick was right for the time it time to move on unless you like having your children molested by the people you pay every sunday rember god likes big billsplease see below

  3. January 11, 2010 at 1:49 am

    I am glad that I made the choice to trust in Jesus as my savior years ago. There are so many ideas put forth by very gifted speakers, writers, and actors. People, by our very nature, can not be god. We lie, cheat, steal, gossip, and do all manner of things that fall short of the perfection of God. Since we fall short of perfection, how can we be God? The fact is that our salvation has to come from outside of ourselves and that requires faith. Faith, in Jesus, is something that we can freely choose to have and it does not depend on being able to ‘see or touch’ the object of our faith.

    • January 11, 2010 at 3:03 am

      93 Jessie – Although people may fall short of perfection, that doesn’t mean there is no hope. Just because a baby can’t walk doesn’t mean it won’t some day, and to put a crib around it hoping it won’t hurt itself by walking is absurdity. The same goes for your conception of God caring for man, if a baby falls short of walking should it be confined? Or even punished eternally? That is absurdity and malicious madness. Thelemites do not depend on blind faith, and rely on certainty of experience – see a previous post on this subject. All you are simply doing is choosing to believe that some other person will bring you salvation, when in fact it only comes from yourself. Jesus was himself a symbol of the possibility of God becoming Man and Man becoming God. Love is the law, love under will.

  4. Бојан
    January 12, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I don’t think you can discuss “perfection” without first defining it. IMO, Christians have a warped view of the word, disregarding things stated in the Bible. In one of the ten commandments he even states that he is a jealous and angry god. Even the New Testament is filled with promises of pain, suffering and death for non-believers. The Christian god is as far from perfection as the next guy/gal. Take off the pink-tinted glasses and (re-)read the Bible. The amount of injustice and intolerance, prejudice and genocide perpetrated or approved or ordered by the Christian god is astounding. Compared to him, Hitler was a rank amateur.

    I think that anyone brought up in a Judeo-christian environment will struggle with Thelema and Magick. We have a tendency to seek absolutes, forgetting that the one thing scientists agree on is that there are none. At least not in our universe. No thing/being is perfect. And yet every thing/being is perfect at This Very Moment, since the state it is in Right Now is the best, most perfect state it can exist in (according to it’s conditions and abilities). Any thing/being can be improved, but improved compared to what? Who/what is the benchmark? Christ? He broke laws, customs and families. The Buddha? He abandoned society and closed himself off. Muhammed? He (at the very least) participated in wars. Crowley? He was a hedonistic, philandering, drug addicted wanker.

    “Man is the measure”. Make your own standards and stick to them. In that sense, yes, we are all God(s).

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