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

Subject: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
From: (Gideon Ashlayah)
Date: 25 Feb 1997 20:48:51 -0500

Cari Amici,

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

On Tue, 25 Feb 1997 09:04:45 PST nigris (333) wrote:

># But there are other attributes:  The Thelemites of Rabelais, [...]

>please elaborate on these, if you would be so kind.  I admittedly
>balked at reading Rabelais' 'gargantuous' masterwork which supposedly 
>contains the essentials of his Thelemic philosophy, mostly because it
>was not properly indexed or reviewed to my taste in the books I found 
>at my local library.  I have seldom heard much about his ideas beyond 
>that he put a frenchy 'Do as you please' over the entrance to his 
>'Abbe Theleme'.

Have you read A.C.'s "The Antecedents of Thelema"? In it he gives [IMO]
an intriguing interpretation/analysis of Rabelais' philosophy in relation
to Thelema. The copy I have is prefaced with a statement [attributed
to A.C.] reading "Our position is that Rabelais was a great adept, a sort
of prophet of Thelema." It was published as a serial in three issues of
Mezla; I don't know if it has been published elsewhere. [If you're
interested, the specific issues are Vol. 1, No. 10 An LXXIII, Vol. 1, No.
11 An LXXIV, & Vol. 1, No. 12 An LXXV.]

     Love is the law, love under will.

Pax vobiscum,


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