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Using other Gods within Thelema
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:28:36 pm »
I have always been drawn to Thelema, and the teaching and work of Aleister Crowley. I love the concept of The Book of the Law, and try to implement it into my daily life. So not long ago I decided to combine my love of Thelema, and my Celtic Polytheism into a single system. I use Thelemic ritual, and philosophy, using these to venerate my personal Celtic deities. I never felt connection with the Egyptian deities that Crowley had associated with Thelema. I was wondering if anyone had also done this before, and what your experiences have been, both good and bad.

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Re: Using other Gods within Thelema
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 02:52:57 pm »
Quote from: Cryfder;182196
I have always been drawn to Thelema, and the teaching and work of Aleister Crowley. I love the concept of The Book of the Law, and try to implement it into my daily life. So not long ago I decided to combine my love of Thelema, and my Celtic Polytheism into a single system. I use Thelemic ritual, and philosophy, using these to venerate my personal Celtic deities. I never felt connection with the Egyptian deities that Crowley had associated with Thelema. I was wondering if anyone had also done this before, and what your experiences have been, both good and bad.

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There's a group here called here The Irish Order of Thelema that does so. They do a very good job at it, at that, but it wouldn't be something I'd be comfortable with.

I had similar issues with Thelema myself, however I think Crowley's use of Egyptian deities aren't very 'Egyptian' either, and very western esoteric to that era. I view them more as metaphors,  and very Thelemic in their own right, therefore I honour Celtic deities in cultural senses natural to them.....but that's just me. Thelemites never seem to have a consensus on anything lol
« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 02:55:35 pm by Micheál »

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Re: Using other Gods within Thelema
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 01:43:14 pm »
Quote from: Cryfder;182196
I have always been drawn to Thelema, and the teaching and work of Aleister Crowley. I love the concept of The Book of the Law, and try to implement it into my daily life. So not long ago I decided to combine my love of Thelema, and my Celtic Polytheism into a single system. I use Thelemic ritual, and philosophy, using these to venerate my personal Celtic deities. I never felt connection with the Egyptian deities that Crowley had associated with Thelema. I was wondering if anyone had also done this before, and what your experiences have been, both good and bad.

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I have found that a firm grasp of Qabalah applied to Thelema allows for the interchanging of using any god that you wish.

Further, applying principles of chaos magick to Thelema allows for a perfect synthesis of will and creativity to effectively act on the physical world as well as cause spiritual change.

I believe that this is the point of Thelema. Not to follow Crowley and name him prophet, but to be inspired by him to follow your own path under your will.

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Re: Using other Gods within Thelema
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 11:58:45 pm »
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I have found that a firm grasp of Qabalah applied to Thelema allows for the interchanging of using any god that you wish.

Further, applying principles of chaos magick to Thelema allows for a perfect synthesis of will and creativity to effectively act on the physical world as well as cause spiritual change.

I believe that this is the point of Thelema. Not to follow Crowley and name him prophet, but to be inspired by him to follow your own path under your will.

93.

 I have come to a similar conclusion. I use Thelema as my guide to complete the great work. I believe Thelema is a foundation to help you discover your true will. I feel using my deities within the concept of Thelema is my true will! 93
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