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Those Who Have Achieved Their True Wills


It is a telling indicator of the upheaval mandated by this book that the second verse of The Book states: “The unveiling of the company of heaven” and then proceeds not to discuss gods, angels and/or saints (not directly, anyway)  but rather follows up that statement with “Every man and every woman is a star”. Crowley wrote “The ‘company of heaven’ is mankind, and its ‘unveiling’ is the assertion of the independent godhead of every man and every woman!” He goes on to write that The Book “... is to reveal the Secret Self of man, i.e., to initiate him.”

        I think the point to make here, at this time, is that the human is race is of the company of heaven, as indeed we were before we chose to incarnate. And that someone who has achieved his or her “starhood” is bold and dominant and not subservient in any way.

        Chapter One proceeds immediately to this follow-up quote, “Every number is infinite : there is no difference”. In other words, this is not Animal Farm where some animals are more equal than others. Every star is absolutely supreme! Period! — Crowley writes, “Every man and every woman is not only a part of God, but the ultimate God. ... Each one of us is the One God.”

        “Despise also all cowards (literal); professional soldiers who dare not fight, but play (the presidents, prime ministers and generals who send their soldiers out to die, but are too cowardly to fight at the forefront) : all fools despise (“fools” is a good name for those who don’t know their Wills, who don’t live a Thelemic lifestyle). But the keen and the proud the royal and the lofty (these four words quite adequately describe those who’ve found their wills) ye are brothers. As brothers fight ye (brothers may fight among themselves, but they always unite against an outsider). There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. (again, the True Will is the final authority)”

“[W]hat are the conditions of this joy, and peace and glory? Is ours the gloomy asceticism of the Christian, and the Buddhist, and the Hindu? Are we walking in eternal fear lest some ‘sin’ should cut us off from ‘grace’? By no means.”

-- "The Law of Liberty" - p48


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