☉︎ in 27° Taurus : ☽︎ in 17° Taurus : Thursday : Anno Vix
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
To my Unknown Friend: Greeting and health.
It’s been a literal year since I last wrote for public consumption. I can’t believe it’s truly been that long. It really has been a busy year, that’s for sure. I think I’m past the thick of it and can now focus on the broader scope of my mission in life. I also hope that means more writing. We’ll see.
Honestly? I’ve found that I don’t have much to say anymore mostly because no one is listening. The current trend is to hype some thing for a while and then move on to the next hyped thing. There is no longer a sense of consistency, of devotion, of a lasting longing for the mysteries that sustain our soul. It seems, to me, that science didn’t kill spirituality (or religion, if you prefer) but that apathy has killed both religion and science. That, and politics—specifically extreme right rhetoric masquerading as “reasonable” centrists (or, even more disturbing, sometimes not even masquerading at all). There is no application of Thelema to the sphere of politics in any rational or grounded manner. It’s all “my way or no way” proclamations.
Our own religion has been ground into the dust by charlatans and con artists that have used the gullibility of the internet to gain a moment of alleged fame and then left their followers just as thirsty for the truth as when they started. We aren’t alone, though, as I see other religions being subjected to the same bullshit elsewhere. It is only through the radicalization of the dissatisfied that some of these other religions have held on to any kind of internal power. I mean, Christianity is cannibalizing itself at the moment between the extremes of evangelicalism and a watered down version of liberalism.
I refuse to be apathetic but I find myself dissatisfied in preaching to ears that cannot or will not hear. Yet I continue despite that dissatisfaction.
It’s interesting to me that I continue to find the truths underlying the Law of Thelema to be universal in so many ways, the value of its intricacies being a part of its simplicity. As a therapist, I work with people every week that are desperate to see their lives changed in some way. I see people that are looking for that sense of Self that exists at the core of their being.
The more I dive into integral theory/psychology, psychosynthesis theory, and internal family systems theory, I find the same core values that Thelema has been sharing with us since its revelation in 1904: that is, we are a core singularity that exhibits itself through a multiplicity of expression and experience.
This is important for all kinds of possibilities in seeing an Applied Thelema that reckons with the very real issues in the world today at both an individual and collective level of examination. I’ve not given up that vision, that goal, that drive to see a better world around us through the application of the Law itself in diverse ways, diverse means, and diverse avenues of human activity. What we miss is the professionals within different fields of endeavor utilizing their strengths to assert a worldview that is liberating and celebrating the humanity that offers us such varied experience day-in and day-out.
Where am I going with all this? Nowhere, quite frankly. It’s merely my rambling thoughts after a year of silence (and nearly six months off social media in any active manner), a year in which yet again we have seen nothing more than scratching the surface with beginner books and another round of nonsense ramblings from crackheads hailed by others as “visionaries.” We have yet to see Thelema applied to real world concerns of the human condition outside of a small niche of Thelemites that are truly serious about the Law but lack the voice necessary to drown out the noise. And, frankly, I don’t really have anything to add to it all either. I once tried really hard to get that conversation going. It was ignored in favor of “internet celebrities and infamies.”
Of course the question arises: does the application need to be precisely some kind of “scriptural” application to the human condition? Or does such an application merely need to be in line with the principles of our holy Law? I would submit the latter is both accurate and efficient in keeping with the Law itself.
It is the glorious ability of Thelema to reveal each life as essentially perfect, experiencing existence as fully and completely as possible, and grasping the fullness of life in every moment despite so much of our lives appearing impossibly wounded from our limited perspective. The manner in which we dig deep into that understanding can take many forms. As a therapist, I see so many looking for that knowledge and that experience, and I find there are so many ways to reach that goal.
The language of Thelema is poetic yet perfect for the exploration into the self and the revelation of the Self—and beyond. It is my intention to explore the individual and society through the lens of the Law, to explicate the Law by any means possible, and educate whoever will listen to the perfection that is ourselves under the aegis of the Law.
Love is the law, love under will.