I want to state uncategorically what I think of the Thelema ideas of Crowley…
Thelema is dead. It’s aeon has passed. Crowley died in 1947 and with him that same idea ended it’s ‘magical run’. It sought to encompass a new generation but the masses ‘rejected it’ – the aeon we are currently in is still in progress.
Sure some spirit named ‘aiwass’ didn’t tell me this – common sense did. I am 34 and this is the first I am hearing of this idea of Thelema – it’s so far underground or hidden in secret societies it’s obviously not for the masses of this aeon. Maybe next aeon? Maybe no aeon? Maybe it was a good run for some 40+ years and that was it’s ‘generation’. (Generation a play on numbers – 40 means a generation).
So Thelemites, take rest and start to embrace reality again as it really looks…life has it’s ups and downs…we suffer and we survive…not everything we do makes sense (we makes sense of what happens to us – via perspective)…and we just might not have destinies that need to be lived out (outside of living a meaningful life to those around us). Welcome to humanity – we welcome you back to common sense.
We don’t need some secret order of the cloth of A.A. or some other priestly practice of some copied order of the Masons…it’s been done. We don’t need freedom for our sexual practices (see the 60’s); We don’t need useless magick/trickery; We don’t need another spirit telling us some secret’s from the Sumerian god-hood (4th kind as a movie will suffice for that); We don’t need a prophet who crucifies frogs or struggled with his ‘true will’…in fact we don’t need another prophet; We don’t need re-invention of Christian practices – no one is requesting it; We don’t need a new law – as if the old one wasn’t working; We don’t need no thought control.
Thelema is dead…and it’s laws of freedom which were always apparent in true democracy have been realized. Sleep easy Mr. Crowley.