Thelema for Beginners - Introduction - Part 03
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law… The word of Sin is Restriction. Thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that, and no other shall say nay… There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.”
– The Book of the Law, I:40-43, III:60
“Do not repress or restrict any true instinct of your Nature; but devote all in perfection to the sole service of your one True Will.”
– Aleister Crowley, “Duty“
“The most common cause of failure in life is ignorance of one’s own
True Will, or of the means by which to fulfill that Will… A Man whose conscious will is at odds with his True Will is wasting his strength. He cannot hope to influence his environment efficiently… A man who is doing his True Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him… Every man has a right to fulfill his own will without being afraid that it may interfere with that of others; for if he is in his proper place, it is the fault of others if they interfere with him.”
-Aleister Crowley, Magick in Theory & Practice
– Aleister Crowley, “Liber II: The Message of the Master Therion“
“Each of us stars is to move on our true orbit, as marked out by the nature of our position, the law of our growth, the impulse of our past experiences. All events are equally lawful— and every one necessary, in the long run— for all of us, in theory; but in practice, only one act is lawful for each one of us at any given moment. Therefore Duty consists in determining to experience the right event from one moment of consciousness to another. Each action or motion is an act of love, the uniting with one or another part of “Nuit”; each such act must be “under will,” chosen so as to fulfil and not to thwart the true nature of the being concerned.”
– Aleister Crowley, introduction to The Book of the Law