A Thelemic Diatribe on Magick

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

I expect this entry to be nigh impenetrable to the uninitiated.

Show thy star splendour o Nuit, bid me within thine house to dwell. –from Liber Al vel Legis III:38

This sphere on which we reside is submerged utterly within the body of Nuit who is not and who art continuous. The superposition is null and yet is. The ever receptive cup, for is she a moon, waiting in lust with the rapturous love song “To me! To me!” The joy of disillusion is in the unity; the annihilation of the schism; ever divided for love’s sake. Love and death are both names of birth. Seeking ever to locate his receptacle the will finds pliable the wave function. For there beith no division between any one thing and another thing; the duality excretes substance when joined and is killed instantly. The notice is taken and in so doing results in the demonstration of the cosmos yet hints too of its destruction; for to contact insofar as merely the slightest glance is to change. There are no spectators; all are participants. The nativity of will on the ever open arms of Nuit in her starry form is ever ready to manifest and destroy; to create and crush a universe where not remains. Therefore and only therefore chaos is king; all the stars emit light uncontrollably; radiation as pending interactions out into the vast zero searching for an eye or a shadow. In the intercourse is simultaneously the initiation of and obliteration of truth in one. And all this is the formula for the work of magick and of all things.

Love is the law, love under will.

A Brief Note on Promulgation

Originally written as a response to a discussion.

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

I would argue we’re not going against Christianity but rather moving beyond it and its superstitions. If we were to be defined by our opposition then we become bound to it. The object is defined by its opposite. To truly overcome something you must move past it. The old aeon religions are obsolete; burned up in the flames of geburah when the Law was established. Promulgation is the duty to see through that it is spread that the old law was abrogated in favor of the new when Ra-hoor-khuit took his seat in the east. The end of the word of the god previously occupying Ra’s throne.

This is also why we call it “promulgation” rather than “evangelism” or some other such thing; we’re letting them know the law has changed and there’s a new judge in town. The laws of the gods of the aeon of Osiris have ended. No more need for salvation through a dying and rising god. No more submission to a monolatrism. No more following arbitrary lists of rules. Only the law of Thelema remains in their place.

The law is for all.


it is the Law to give. Then they shall chance to abide in this bliss or no; it is no odds.

We’re instructed to give them the law and then let them do with that information however they will. If this were a civil law we would tell them the new law has been passed and signed but we don’t worry if they decide to break it and subsequently get arrested. We already did our due diligence. We already fulfilled our obligation to inform the public.

Success is thy proof: argue not; convert not; talk not overmuch!

We’re instructed not to go out seeking converts. We’re not Mormons. We’re just supposed to deliver the law and let it be. The success of this method is our proof that it is valid. I’ve seen that firsthand and I’ve been the subject thereof in my path towards Thelema.

Love is the law, love under will.