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Active Thelemites?
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:51:12 am »
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Hi everyone :)

I've been doing a lot of reading about Thelema and after starting basic practice's for a few weeks I'm thinking it is probably the path for me. Aside from the OTO it's hard to find many Thelemites so I was wondering if any are active on these boards?

If so then say hello because it would be great to chat!

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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 12:18:05 pm »
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Hi everyone :)

I've been doing a lot of reading about Thelema and after starting basic practice's for a few weeks I'm thinking it is probably the path for me. Aside from the OTO it's hard to find many Thelemites so I was wondering if any are active on these boards?

If so then say hello because it would be great to chat!

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Yes Tom, although I'm not as active anymore, I remain an officer in tbe O.T.O. I'm more of a philosophical Thelemite, and remain in the O.T.O for its fraternal aspects, but have other religious involvements that take up more of my time. Thelema is still close to my heart though, and I hope you're finding it well!

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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 04:02:52 pm »
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Hi everyone :)

I've been doing a lot of reading about Thelema and after starting basic practice's for a few weeks I'm thinking it is probably the path for me. Aside from the OTO it's hard to find many Thelemites so I was wondering if any are active on these boards?

If so then say hello because it would be great to chat!

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Hey, fellow Thelemite here!!! 93's I'm active in OTO here in Austin, TX I follow Thelema as part of my daily practice.
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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 04:11:05 am »
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Hi everyone :)


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93 both! Thanks for the replies, it's good to speak to you both. It seems to me Thelema is in a bit of a minority in terms of people who practice but actually it's one of the most philosophically progressive systems I've come across, I'd have thought more people would resonate with it.

Perhaps it has a lot to do with the misunderstandings around Crowley / OTO etc?

My main books (apart from the obvious) are Lon Milo and David Shoemaker's - any other recommendations? I've just started reading 'Chicken Qabalah' and I'm really enjoying it :):)

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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 12:02:15 pm »
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93 both! Thanks for the replies, it's good to speak to you both. It seems to me Thelema is in a bit of a minority in terms of people who practice but actually it's one of the most philosophically progressive systems I've come across, I'd have thought more people would resonate with it.

Perhaps it has a lot to do with the misunderstandings around Crowley / OTO etc?

My main books (apart from the obvious) are Lon Milo and David Shoemaker's - any other recommendations? I've just started reading 'Chicken Qabalah' and I'm really enjoying it :):)
Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thelemic Magick by Rodney Orpheus is a good book, and is great for beginners. http://www.amazon.com/Abrahadabra-Understanding-Aleister-Crowleys-Thelemic/dp/1578633265
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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 12:33:56 pm »
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93 both! Thanks for the replies, it's good to speak to you both. It seems to me Thelema is in a bit of a minority in terms of people who practice but actually it's one of the most philosophically progressive systems I've come across, I'd have thought more people would resonate with it.

Perhaps it has a lot to do with the misunderstandings around Crowley / OTO etc?

My main books (apart from the obvious) are Lon Milo and David Shoemaker's - any other recommendations? I've just started reading 'Chicken Qabalah' and I'm really enjoying it :):)
Yea in the wider occult, and maybe lesser in pagan communities,  Thelema may be but one walk, but stands strong on its own and has been very influential. I'd agree Crowley's controversial status could be a bit intimidating to those curious about practising.

Sounds like your off to a good start :). DuQuette is good at breaking stuff down with a bit of humour, especially something many consider dry like the Qabalah. I like his "Understanding the Thoth Tarot," not just for the Thoth, but I think he brilliantly breaks down the Tarot model rampant in western esotericism in general, with its astrological significance,  relations to the Qabalah, and also gives a good break down of Thelema, Crowley, and anything else that has to do with it.

Crowley's "Magick: In Theory&Practice"(Book 4, the Blue Brick, e.t.c) is a good essential one I think. Though it can be a bit dear, you may find good bargains, and if not practical, free to view onljne courtesy of the OTO.

Shoemaker has a good Youtube channel I believe,  or if not his own, has made great contributions to "Speech in Silence," if you're into media stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 03:08:12 pm »
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Crowley's "Magick: In Theory&Practice"(Book 4, the Blue Brick, e.t.c) is a good essential one I think. Though it can be a bit dear, you may find good bargains, and if not practical, free to view onljne courtesy of the OTO.
I didn't know that, that'll be useful, my last copy literally got left behind in my last move because we were using it as a door stop. Thanks
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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 06:04:16 pm »
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I didn't know that, that'll be useful, my last copy literally got left behind in my last move because we were using it as a door stop. Thanks

 
Thanks for the rccomendations everyone.

What are the general experiences of the OTO like? I'm thinking about checking out my local Lodge but not sure if I have the time amongst all the other things I have going on!

Two other things though - at there any good places to meet Thelemites online? And I've tried to join the forum at http://www.heruraha.net but I'm not getting an activation email, is anyone a member there?

Thanks again everyone 😀

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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 07:07:45 pm »
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Thanks for the rccomendations everyone.

What are the general experiences of the OTO like? I'm thinking about checking out my local Lodge but not sure if I have the time amongst all the other things I have going on!

Two other things though - at there any good places to meet Thelemites online? And I've tried to join the forum at http://www.heruraha.net but I'm not getting an activation email, is anyone a member there?

Thanks again everyone 😀

 I'm a member there, but honestly don't think I've logged on in 2 years! There, and Lastal are good sites... Like my recent OTO attendance, I've a lot going on as well, but you get out what you put in, and take it at your own pace. Every experience I've had is favourable.

Initiation into the 1st (Minerval 0*) degree of the OTO is a guest degree. You're welcomed Into the Order, but don't have to make any commitments,  therefore it's there to see if you like it, want to continue further, or leave. Some are quite happy just staying Minerval, and that's totally cool.

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Re: Active Thelemites?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 12:05:58 pm »
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Hi everyone :)

I've been doing a lot of reading about Thelema and after starting basic practice's for a few weeks I'm thinking it is probably the path for me. Aside from the OTO it's hard to find many Thelemites so I was wondering if any are active on these boards?

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