Sprache - Englisch

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THE RELIGION OF THELEMA stands as a crucial anthology that encapsulates the profound complexity and esoteric richness of Thelemic philosophy and magick. With a diverse array of literary styles ranging from the didactic to the poetic, this collection navigates through the multifaceted landscape of spiritual practice, embodying the quintessence of Crowley's Thelema, alongside contributions from pivotal figures such as S. L. MacGregor Mathers and Mary d'Este Sturges. Through carefully curated pieces, the anthology showcases the cornerstone concepts of 'Do what thou wilt' in varying interpretations, underscoring the doctrine's malleability and depth. The contributions of Aleister Crowley, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, and Mary d'Este Sturges anchor the anthology within a rich historical and cultural milieu, reflecting the vibrancy of early 20th-century occultism. Each author brings a distinct voice and perspective, informed by their deep engagement with mysticism, ritual magic, and the Kabbalistic traditions that underpin Thelemic thought. Their collective work in this anthology not only embodies the syncretic nature of Thelema but also highlights its influence on contemporary esoteric practices and philosophical discourse. THE RELIGION OF THELEMA provides an unparalleled opportunity for both scholars and practitioners to explore the depths of Thelemic philosophy through the lens of its most influential figures. This anthology serves as both a comprehensive introduction to the tenets of Thelema and a profound exploration of its more obscure aspects, offering readers a broad spectrum of insights into the spiritual, ceremonial, and philosophical dimensions of this dynamic movement. It invites readers to engage with a dialogue that is as relevant today as it was at the turn of the century, making it an essential collection for anyone seeking to understand the legacy and continuing relevance of Thelema.

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Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) was an enigmatic figure whose life and works have attracted significant attention and controversy. Known as 'The Great Beast,' Crowley was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, which was encapsulated in the phrase 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.' Crowley claimed to have received The Book of the Law from a supernatural entity named Aiwass in 1904, which served as the cornerstone for Thelemic philosophy. His work 'THE RELIGION OF THELEMA' serves as a testament to his foundational religious doctrines, emphasizing the quest for self-knowledge and the exploration of the occult. Crowley's literary style was complex and emblematic, full of esoteric symbolism and elaborate rituals that both reflected and shaped his magickal practices. Despite his notorious reputation, Crowley's influence has been widely felt in various countercultural movements and in the fields of modern occultism and Western esotericism. His life and work continue to be a subject of fascination and scholarly examination, contributing to an enduring legacy that is both admired and vilified. Crowley's complex synthesis of mysticism, ceremonial magic, and philosophy has established him as one of the most provocative spiritual figures of the early 20th century.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 118 Pages

Filesize: 412.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547727798