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Satanic Thelema?

From: Patrick Crumhorn 
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 13:25:52 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: Satanic Thelema? (was Just some quote)


On Thu, 15 Aug 1996 wrote:

> So how do you or anyone else reconcile Nuit's command to worship the
> unity with Hadit and Ra Hoor Khuit's "satanic" attitude.

     Well, that's one of the Mysteries of Liber AL that each
individual must figure out for themselves.   ;-)
     My somewhat less-facile answer at the moment would be that each
chapter of Liber AL is dictated from a different plane or point-of-view. 
It is indeed difficult to reconcile the tone of Chapter I with the
punitive rage of Chapter III, unless perhaps they are intended to
represent different magickal formulae, for use in different situations /
levels of initiation / planes of consciousness. 
     There is probably a level of perception in which the apparent
disparities of viewpoint in Liber AL do indeed become reconciled, but this
level of perception may or may not be a desirable "goal" to pursue. 
After all, a vast knowledge of the varieties of epidermal bacteria may be
useful to a scientist, but that "point-of-view" could spoil the enjoyment
of lovemaking if resorted to in an inappropriate context.  ;-) 
     In short, a versatile Mage is free to use any and all formulae,
depending which one best suits hir Will in any particular circumstance.

     93  93/93


          Patrick Crumhorn        
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