Thursday, August 18, 2011
"IF you have been seeking long — and especially if you are already familiar with the formal avenues of Initiation that have emerged in this century — then this present short letter may tell you most of what you need to know about the Temple of Thelema."
"Temple of Thelema is an initiating Order — a modern Mystery School, nonprofit, which focuses on regular group work and the systematic teaching and training of its members in the spiritual disciplines of magick and mysticism. It combines methods and traditions of both East and West: the Ageless Wisdom of Asia's yoga and of Europe's Hermetic qabalah. The old grade ceremonies of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn have been recrafted to conform to Thelemic symbols and principles, but remain true to the original patterns called the "Cipher Manuscript Formulae." Nomenclature has, in places, been changed so as not to cause confusion with certain other terminology. A tremendous amount of residual sexism some overt, some exceedingly subtle, has been weeded out of the system."
College and Temple of Thelema website
Temple of Thelema Forum
"Initiation is a reality. Humanity has a potential to grow far beyond its own native state of consciousness and capability. This growth is a spiritual growth and its fruits inform and empower every facet of human, mortal expression, in addition to disclosing to each of us our own inherently immortal natures.
It is on this spiritual growth, more than any other thing, that the future welfare and progress of humanity depends.
We know the means of unlocking and awakening this growth, and of bringing its fruit to maturity. That is, we know how to unleash genius at will, and to produce its miracles on demand. It is not an overnight process, but it is a sure process for those who persevere. The means of doing this are not my discovery, or that of any person in recent history; rather, they have been known for thousands of years."
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