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Seed Thelema REF

Newsgroups: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.pagan,alt.religion.wicca,alt.satanism
From: (tyaginator)
Subject: Seed Thelema REF (Partial?)("FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions")
Date: 7 Dec 1995 11:49:58 -0800

[from WWW, methinks; something to pick apart in particular newsgroups
 this may be a partial file, due to its upbrupt end; I'm looking again.
 cc'd to Thelema93-L too!]

| Sysop's Note:  The following is the E)ditorial from ThelemaNet, FidoNet |
| 161/93 at (415) 548-0163, on 22 Aug 86.  Enjoy! - Brad Hicks, WeirdBase |

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Q: What's all this '93' stuff, anyway?
   A: One of the signs of a Thelemite is that they will tend to start each
      letter or meeting with the salutation "Do what thou wilt shall be the
      whole of the Law", and end with "Love is the law, love under will."
      This is cumbersoe, to say the least. So instead, we as often as not
      use the expression "93", which is the nuerological equivalent of
      certain special words, such as Thelema (Will) and Agape (Love). The
      shorthand "93 93/93" means "Love is the law, love under will". (See?
      A pun! Actually, it would look better drawn as a fraction.)

2. Q: So what's a Thelemite?
   A: A "Thelemite" is a subscriber to the doctrine of Thelema. Most
      Thelemites (but not all) are students of the works of Aleister
      Crowley. We differ radically from each other in almost all the things
      we may do, but at the center is the acceptance of the philosophy:
                 Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
                 Love is the law, love under will.
                 Every man and every woman is a Star.

3. Q: Are you Satanists?
   A: No. Are you a murderer and a rapist? Neither am I. And I'd rather you
      didn't associate me with them. Satanism is a Christian heresy, and
      doesn't interest me in the least (except academically.)

4. Q: Are you all a bunch of loonies?
   A: Some people think so. There are a lot of loonies in magickal circles,
      just as there are in any artistic circles. If you don't like free-
      thinkers and creative madmen, you might not like us either. But
      that's OK. We probably wouldn't like you.

5. Q: You guys spell things funny. Why?
   A: A couple of examples: we spell it "MAGICK" to distinguish it from
      stage prestidigitation. We pronounce it "mage-ick", by the way, to
      make the same distinction. Some people think I spell QABALA funny;
      they prefer spellings like "Cabala" or "Kabbalah" or whatever. I say:
      the Hebrew word is QOPH-BETH-LAED, where the Q is one of Hebrew's
      many guttarals. It is a different sound from (say) the Kaph in
         And, on occassion, I just mis-spell words out of laziness.


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