The Cult of the Will. Pronounced
Thel-ley-mah by Babalon,
with a strong emphasis on the first syllable, as it was pronounced in Ancient Greek.
Thelema is the name for the
system of Magical Philosophy that was divulged to the modern world in the Book "Liber AL vel Legis",
commonly referred to as the "Book
of the Law", in Cairo, Egypt, in 1904. On April 8th, 9th and 10th of that
year, a communication was received by Rose Edith Kelley and written down by her
husband Aleister Crowley. This communication consisted of three small chapters that
were received at noon, one on each of the three days. Within this writing, with
its strange phrases and multi-layered meanings, a new Law for a new Aeon was proclaimed.
Thelema is Greek for Will, and by Gematria equals 93. This Law proclaims that
every woman and every man his a unique, individual and autonomous Will, and that she or he has an inalienable right and responsibility
to find out that purpose, and to achieve it, no matter what it may be. Each personís
Will is unique, and can only
be discovered by his or her self. This
Will is Spiritual, and the reason why one has incarnated on this planet.
But, how does one discover what their
Agape is Greek for Love, and also equals 93. In Thelema, Love means attraction and union. This union is a
union with oneís Spirit, which
holds the keys to oneís Will.
One must discover and follow their path, by uniting with each and every experience
that one needs in order to accomplish their
Will, no matter what it may be. Since
Thelema is a Magical Philosophy, and not just a mental or mystical exercise
of the mind, there are Magical means of personally seeking out and discovering your
Will. In the training of Templum Babalonis, these methods are often physical and experiential,
and the Outer Temple degree
structure is designed to help the student seek out and discover their Will through the magical training they receive.