Monday, April 9, 2018

Thelema Over Tea :: Jude Interviews Adam K, Part 2

Magick, Occultism
A book and a unicursal hexagram


Adam K Opines on Matters Thelema (continued from Part 1)


This blog post is simply a continuation of Part 1. Part one examines some issues relevant to Thelema novices, such as: some of the faith's core concepts, Qabalah, discovering one's True Will, what an HGA is; it briefly discusses K&C of one's HGA, and also crossing the Abyss. This, Part 2, continues forth from that point, and discusses two sayings associated with Thelema ("Every man and every woman is a star," and "The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs"); furthermore it considers Thelema magick, compares Thelema to Christianity, and plenty more. Strap on your party hat, spaceboots, and electric belt. And here we go...
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Me: You previously stated that, "Your HGA is more than some metaphysical angelic being from beyond. In my understanding, it is also able to be called your Higher Self, and it is the you that exists beyond the pettiness of your ego and its lesser desires. I would say that if you haven't prepared yourself to be destroyed in the crucible, your Self won't come through the other side." Is it true to say, in your opinion, that there would be Thelemites that dispute this statement? More specifically, I mean the part that one's HGA is also their Higher Self.

A: Oh, certainly. But that's okay. A strong draw for me to Thelema is the very idea that each can believe as they see fit so long as that belief doesn't cause them to interfere with the beliefs of others. However, that is not to say that you should just stand by and allow someone to endanger themselves, if you truly believe that what they are doing will harm or restrict them on some significant level.

Me: Valid points on both counts. Alright.
Me: Is Thelema a religion, or would you call it a faith, or perhaps a philosophy, or what would you call it?

A: Crowley had some... interesting things to say about faith. I wouldn't call Thelema a faith, but that doesn't disqualify it as a religion. Some Thelemites view Thelema as a religion, while others see it as a philosophy and nothing more or less than that. Many back away from the word religion as if it were a pit of alligators, and this is usually due to past experiences with other "faiths." Do I think of it as a religion? For me, yes. But I don't discount others who view it as any other thing. As long as they are following their True Will, and don't interfere with mine, it is none of my business how they see it. And vice versa.

Me: Alright. For the record, I tend to be ultra allergic to the word religion, and call Thelema a branch of philosophy. Just saying--lol.

A: As the saying goes, "to each his own," which is nowhere more true than in Thelema.

Me: We haven't really spoken much on magick yet, and Crowley was the consummate magician's magician! But part of the reason I haven't brought it up is because one can freely read up on Crowley's magick, and it's a deep and wide topic--panoramic even. Thus I fear to get started, as there may be no end in sight. But do you have any basic comments on magick as it pertains to Crowley?
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The Book of Lies, A. Crowley
Magick: Liber ABA, Book 4, by A. Crowley, et al.
Magick in Theory and Practice, by A. Crowley.
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A: Crowley is sort of the Bruce Lee of Magick. Although I suppose since he came before Bruce, it would be more true to say Bruce was the Crowley of Martial Arts. Lol.

An interview on Thelema
Not saying we did, but this is how Jude likes to conduct an interview

A: Basically, Crowley was of the mind that you keep what works from any system, throw out what doesn't, and experiment to find what else works. If it works, it goes in your repertoire. "The method of Science, the aim of Religion." This is true where magick is concerned, as well as where mysticism is concerned. Approach them scientifically, and find which approaches have a repeatability that succeeds each time. Otherwise, your "magick" really is nothing more than random chance.

A: And it is important to note that true magick, like any natural phenomenon, doesn't require your faith in it for it to work.
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Magick Without Tears, A. Crowley
Scientific Approach to Magick, Blazing Star OTO
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Me: Please touch upon how you meant for the phrase, "the aim of religion," to apply... Not sure how that would be.

A: What is the aim of religion? What purpose is it supposed to serve? From our perspective, one not dissimilar in many ways to that of Hindus and Buddhists, it's Union. Union with God, Union with The Universe, Union with the Great Marmalade Sandwich In the Sky, whatever. That's the aim of religion. Where Christianity is concerned, the method of religion is typically Faith. But for Thelemites, we prefer a more pragmatic, realistic, reasonable, and reliable method. And that is the scientific method. Make sense?

Me: It certainly does.
Me: If a beginner Thelemite  wanted to learn, from some really interesting Thelema related videos, which ones are top on your list of recommendations, and keep in mind that the recommendations are for those new to Thelema, if you will.

A: YouTube has lots of LMD's (Mr. Duquette's) videos, for one. Just put his name in the little box, hit enter, keep hands and feet inside the safety zones at all times, and off you go.

Lon Milo Duquette talks Enochian Magick, Hermetics, & Thelema

A: Blazing Star O.T.O. also has some very informative and educational videos on YouTube. They are really good. And of course Jim Wasserman has videos there as well, including some really good ones about the Gnostic Mass. Be prepared for these videos to be quite a bit longer than what you are used to on YouTube though. I've seen videos about the Qabalah that are over six hours long.
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Qabalah for the Rest of Us, L.M. Duquette
Hermetic Qabalah: The Elements, Blazing Star OTO
Psychology of Thelema, Blazing Star OTO: Part 1Part 2.
Gnostic Mass, J. & N. Wasserman/Swirling Star Lodge
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Me: Can you watch a video that's six hours long?

A: Sure, if you watch it in half hour bites. (laughs)

Me: There ya go!
Me: I wonder where you get these sayings--the safety zone thing. (furrows eyebrows, then laughs)
Me: Do we dare compare Thelema, even on a basic level, to Christianity? What do you have to say here, if we can do this and not incite World War 3.

A: Honestly, we never declared war on Christianity, but we knew it was coming. Christianity is a religion from the last Aeon, the Aeon of Osiris. It is a religion of the Dying God, of the Patriarchal God. Thelema is the religion, the philosophy, the method of The Crowned and Conquering Child. It is the religion that marked the beginning of the Aeon of Horus.

A: I cannot say that they have nothing in common. They both have ritual, for example. But Christianity teaches that man is separate from God, that the two are incompatible, that true Union is not possible. Thelema teaches exactly the counter to that. Christianity insists upon proselytizing as a part of its central doctrine. Thelema, though? "Argue not. Convert not." Big differences.

Me: Yes, peace, even if only one way between Thelema & Christianity, is at least peace on some level.
Me: What is that about, argue not. What have I missed, how does that fit in?

A: It's in 3:42. It says "Success is thy proof: argue not; convert not; talk not overmuch! Them that seek to entrap thee, to overthrow thee, them attack without pity or quarter; & destroy them utterly." I believe it basically tells ME, at least, not to start anything with anyone, not to force my opinions or beliefs on anyone. But if they try to force anything on me, make a war the likes of which they have never seen of it

Me: I feel compelled to ask--do you have anything insightful to say about James Wasserman?

A: James is just a really nice guy who catches a lot of flack from today's Thelemites for being something of a conservative politically. As I'm sure you have noticed, a vast majority of Pagans, Heathens, and other non-Abrahamic religious types are left wing liberals almost by default because hardcore Christians occupy the right wing. That tends to put Jim on the outs with a lot of them. But he reaches his conclusions rationally, and without arguing like a lunatic against the other side of the political fence.

A: And the problem is that a great many Thelemites nowadays are falling into the left wing camp for those same reasons. I truly think many of them are claiming Thelema simply because it isn't Christianity, and because Thelemites have historically pissed Christians off! Lol

Me: You mean, primarily for the one reason alone, as it appears.
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Aleister Crowley And the Practice of the Magical Diary (J. Wasserman)
The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley (J. Wasserman)
777 and Other Qabalistic Writings, A. Crowley
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A: I don't really care where you fall politically, as long as you don't try to force your views on me. If you discuss reasonably, so will I. If you behave like a child who isn't getting his way, well, see 3:42.
A: And I mean people in general, not you specifically.

Me: We cross posted again.

A: Mm.

Me: What does it mean that Crowley says "Every man and every woman is a star"? Does this tie in conceptually and directly, with "The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs"?

A: They are related, yes.

Me: Would you care to elaborate?

Me: Let me begin, if I may...
I take the Khabs in the Khu concept to mean that the truest of what we are resides in the soul, not in a meatsuit, and we are in that sense as like stars in the sky.

A: Well, in psychological terms, the khu is sort of your ego self, while the khabs is the real you. Khabs is true nature, khu is demeanor as shown to the world. Khabs actually means star. The khu is the mask we wear over our true face, the khabs. This concept basically comes down to the notion that God is is not outside of us, but is inside us, each of us individually.

A: Once again I feel like I'm leaving stuff out. Like the fact that the vast nothingness of space is Nuit and the stars within are Hadit. Microcosmically, every man and every woman are thus Hadit. [See sidenote a few rows down, to understand what the Union of Nuit and Hadit represents.]

Me: And yet somehow I get that we are both right... agree?

A: We are basically saying the same thing. "Every man and every woman is a star" sort of means that, though we all originate from the same finite point of a beginning, we are individual in our experiences and perceptions. When we ultimately achieve Union again, those experiences and perceptions are part of that great unity.
A: 1:29 says "For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union." This too is part of what we are talking about.

Me: "Divided for love's sake, for the chance of union"--all of us to one day become part of the great nothingness? It all comes down to that?

A: While I don't really want to tell people what Liber AL is saying (it's another "to each his own," sort of thing) I believe that, yes, it all comes down to that.

Me: Thank you.
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Sidenote: I wish to add in here, that the Union spoken of is that between Nuit and Hadit. Nuit representing nothingness and potentiality, Hadit representing concepts relative to Yetzirah... initial steps towards converting nothingness to something. Their union obviously is a creative one, and moving up the tree it reverses, and thus converts material world concepts back to no-thing.
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A: But also, we are divided so that each of us will have individual love experiences necessary to learn completely different life lessons from one another. When we are all One again, all of that accumulated experience will be in one place, and ultimately will teach the lesson that none of us could ever know individually.

Me: Even when you've been exposed to it before, it's a mind blowing concept really. Especially so when realizing that we even transcend Oneness to become of absolutely nothing... you know...? It raises so many questions--one being, "Why?"

A: It is. It is literally too much for any individual to deal with! Lol

Me: By the way--what caused you to become interested in Thelema?

A: My dad started teaching me about it when I was very young, after my mother died.

Me: So your father was a Thelemite then? A dabbler, or more committed to the path?

A: He was quite committed to it before I was born, but less active after my mother died. Being a single dad in the 1970s was rough.

Me: I suppose single parenting is difficult in most any times, sadly enough. And as much as I hate to say it, we are fresh out of time, so that's a wrap. Your insight has been pleasurable and you've responded to some points that are sure to resonate strongly with Thelemite novices. Thanks so much for visiting, and please come back again soon. 93s to you, Adam.

A: 93s right back at you. Thanks for having me.

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In future there are bound to be more articles on Thelema, with initial ones being more aimed towards beginners; so feel free to check back from time to time.

~Jude

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Related Reading
Crowley, the Legend and the Lies :: Myths Exposed
On Crowley and the Writing of Liber Al vel Legis
Aleister Crowley, Things you May Want to Know
To Mega Therion
The Virgin & the Whore
The Serpent Gate: To Meta Ohpion (a tarot resource)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thelema Over Tea; Jude & Adam K, Chewing the Fat

Chatting
Thelema spoken over tea and crumpets

Questions to a Thelemite Friend :: An Interview with Adam K


This piece was written primarily to provide a basic amount of information to those considering Thelema as a path, and to those new to it. The intent is to provide a kinda sorta outline of matters Thelema, but even as much, to provide a highly respectable compendium of reference material, a laugh, and some insight from a couple of Thelemites verbally larking around. One of the two, Adam K, is quite knowledgeable on the presented topic, as he's been immersed in its philosophies for some time--well since he escaped that Turkish Prison, but that's another story entirely. The interview was purposely conducted in a very lighthearted way. The interviewer, though not made clear throughout the interview, was Jude (Metaphysicality Inc blog's administrator)--which contextually adds to the humor.

It should be stated up front, that if you want in depth information specific to the meat and potatoes of Thelema, watch out for future articles. This piece offers a fair bit of information, but came to pass as the result of two friends having a casual and non specific discussion. As well it should be said, that Qabalah, which is much of what this post refers to, is an issue central to Thelema; this as not only is it the crux to all that is, but as well it directly ties in with True Will, as you will soon discover.


The Interview


Hey there, Adam K, how are you? So, to familiarize readers with who you are, you're a friend of Jude Chi, right? From Facebook, if I understand correctly. I heard that you and her met when she began developing an interest in Thelema, and that you helped her find relevant resources, and pointed out concepts and ideas that she may have otherwise missed. And no doubt you've shared some interesting Thelema-relevant posts and videos on FB back and forth, given that you share a commonality. Is this an accurate synopsis? If not, please clarify.

A: Yup, that pretty much sums it up. Kinda bonded over debates about Duquette! (smiles)

Me: I see; do you mind elaborating? What was the crux of the debate?

A: Ah. It wasn't so much a debate, really. Even the most clear explanations of the Qabalah can be as clear as mud sometimes, and we were discussing the Chicken Qabalah, the clearest of mud puddles! (laughs)

Me: That thing about mud puddles--seems like it may be a Duquette quote (grins). Qabalah itself is a muddy topic, never mind books based upon it. What kind of a job would you say that LMD does, in his particular approach to the subject?

A: Well, if you are like me and really wish there was a series of books on the Qabalah, Thelema, and Magick for Dummies (trademark lol), he is the person who should be writing. The books he HAS written on the subjects, as well as the numerous YouTube videos he has appeared in, serve quite well to make very complex subject matter, far simpler to absorb.

Me: Agreed; he is a great educator and a marvelous role model for Thelemites. I have read the Chicken Qabalah, by the way (upon your insistence that I do so), and do recommend it to any Qabalah initiate. Of course that it's written from the perspective of a Thelemite is of utmost importance, as this is precisely the type of material a Thelema novice needs, rather than to be wandering without direction trying to figure it all out.
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The Chicken Qabalah, L.M. Duquette
Son of Chicken Qabalah, L.M. Duquette
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Me: I know you would be one to say that you are not an expert on Thelema, as you've said it before. However, it's clear to see you are knowledgeable on the topic, and thus I will put this out there. Am I right?

A: You are correct. I'm far from any kind of expert on the subject.

Me: Arguing with you would suggest otherwise. Ahem. Anyhow--now with those new to Thelema in mind, what would you say in response to someone asking "what do you find to be Thelema's drawing card?" I mean, what are the core elements of it that appeal to you above all else?

A: The thing that appeals to me is also the thing that makes it such a pain sometimes! (laughs). I guess it would be that--you really can do whatever you want, as long as you are aware that every action, "positive" or "negative," has its consequences. But even larger than that... is the notion that we all have a purpose, our True Will, that we are here to accomplish. No matter how useless, how pointless, how unnecessary you feel, you do have a reason for being. You also have the responsibility to discover, for yourself, what that purpose is.

Me: Ah yes I get the picture--a Thelemite has a big undertaking, and if they are not ready to live up to that monumental task--to seek the finding of their True Will, they aren't going to get too far with Thelema it appears. And I see that in what you have presented, we begin to examine existentialism as well.

A: Oh, and magick is awesome too! (smirks)

Me: We kinda cross posted there, lol.

A: Yes, and exactly.

Me: Yes, and hopefully we have time to touch upon magick, further in.
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Living Thelema: A Practical Guide to Attainment in A. Crowley's System of Magick, D. Shoemaker
The Magick of Aleister Crowley, L.M. Duquette
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Me: Do you have any tips on how to find one's True Will? I am new to Thelema, and my own impression, but as a novice, is lol, to journey through Thelema (doh)... maybe that you are far further into your journey than I am, would lead you to offer different and more precise insight... what would you say to someone who wanted to find their True Will, in the way that people want everything nowadays--as fast as they can get it? Millenials, you know. (rolls eyeballs jokingly)

A: Well, the answer to that is likely to bring yet more questions, and those will likely be more difficult to answer clearly than this one. But, basically...

Me: Do your best, that's good enough.

A: ... every Thelemite's goal is to have knowledge and conversation with their Holy Guardian Angel, or their HGA.

A: By having that K&C of their HGA, they are then able to get the answer to the question, "why am I here?"

Me: Very clear and concise. I love that answer, thank you. And yes, though it could lead to more questions, we best keep this interview basic... or we literally could write a novel from it.

Me: Aleister Crowley, the father of Thelema, Frater Perdurabo, the Great Beast 666, Uncle Al, and so on and so forth... loved by many, and reviled by many as well. I know that he has served as an inspiration to you in ways. What would you like to be quoted on, what would you like to tell not only those new to Thelema, but the world in general, about this man?

A: Well, all you fear is true, and all you've been told is a lie, or something like that. Also--if a twenty nine year old Crowley were alive and walking the earth today, he would seem fairly normal if a bit stuffy by today's moral standard. He would still be a genius--and a bit of an arrogant ass--but that describes many of our most respected and admired thinkers today. So, I guess, people should know that each of them would have been just as vilified as he was if they were in his day, but they wouldn't as a matter of course have the advantage of his genius.

A: That's a bit much for a quote. (laughs)

Me: Windy? You think so? (laughs sarcastically)

A: I'm reflecting Arthur Edward Waite! Somebody stop me! (laughs heartily)

Me: Omg, too funny...the sheer torture of it all. (winks)

Me: If a person wanted to learn the basics of Thelema, beyond Liber AL vel Legis, also known as The Book of the Law, what other book or books, would you recommend for an entry level Thelemite to begin studying? And, which book or reference material would you recommend, to help them figure out the meaning of information presented in the Liber AL?

A: Liber AL. Not for the faint of heart. Crowley wrote a Comment, or a commentary if you will, for Liber AL called "The Law is for All." Whether we are supposed to be giving our interpretations of what we think Liber AL says or not is debatable, but it was perfectly clear that Uncle C WAS supposed to offer a commentary on it, a sort of guidebook to help us understand a very weighty book. And weighty it is, despite how very small it is.
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The Book of the Law, A. Crowley
The Law is for All: The Authorized Popular Commentary to the Book of the Law, Crowley/Regardie
Abrahadabra, Rodney Orpheus
The Holy Books of Thelema, A. Crowley
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A: I also recommend absolutely everything written by Lon Milo Duquette, as well as any books written by James Wasserman. Both of these people have written quite extensively on the subjects of Thelema, Magick, and the Qabalah.

A: There are of course many other authors I could recommend as well, but we would be here for three more interviews if I kept going.  lol.

Me: Thanks for the insight. By the way, do you think the average person would "get" the contents of Liber AL, or do you think that people should prepare by also acquiring a copy of The Law is for All?

Unicursal Hexagram
Unicursal hexagram

A: People will be quite confused by Liber AL if they don't have reference material to go with it. But if they can read it once (it isn't a long read) without reference material and they don't run away screaming and tearing out their own hair, if they still have a deep abiding curiosity about what the words mean, well then... These are the people I like.

Me: Alright...
Me: In which way is the Qabalah relevant to Thelema? Is it of great importance, or not?

A: It's a bit like having a card catalog in your head that's all out of whack, and the Qabalah is sort of your Dewey Decimal System for organizing it all. It can also sort of be thought of as your brain's Operating System, its OS. As far as Thelema is concerned, it is the most frequently used, and most reliable system we have, for drawing correspondences between absolutely everything to absolutely everything until we ultimately conclude, quite simply, that All is for Naught, as it were; since nothing, No Thing, exists. It's all illusion.

Me: Oh, you mean as in Mr. Duquettes "Ten CommandRants"?

A: But it helps with simpler things too, like setting up any spell work or magical workings by understanding which things symbolically correspond to the goal of your work.

Me: Oops, we cross posted again. My bad.

A: Yes, CommandRants. The first being "all is one," and the second informing us that the first is a lie, all is nothing. And of course there are eight more.

Me: You don't happen to have them memorized, do you? (laughs)

A: I wish, but no. Lol.
But the basic idea of them is up there bouncing around in my noggin.

Me: I was going to ask you what the simplest way for a Thelema novice to get their feet wet in Qabalism is. But given what you've already said, I would assume you'd say The Chicken Qabalah, by Lon Milo Duquette.

A: I recommend people find what works best for them. Not everyone can appreciate Duquette's simple, good hearted grandfatherly wit. Some people need a boot camp style, super structured approach. Others need to play it fast and loose. But The Chicken Qabalah certainly worked to help me stop bashing my head against the concrete trying to figure that damned tree out.

Me: Gotcha, and it makes good sense.

A: It does indeed.

Knowledge
Wisdom & Knowledge

Me: It took me a while to figure out how that works, but for those who've never touched upon Qabalah, a grossly simple reduction would be (not just concerning magick, but the big picture too), that signs from within your life, such as colors, numbers, signs you keep seeing, could tell you where you place on the tree at any given phase, as could any certain archangel, deity, or daemon, appearing to you. And when you need a symbol to enhance a specific type of magick, you look to the things attributed to the appropriate sephirah or path of the Qabalah, to help bump up the energy of your workings. Of course this is elaborating on what you already touched upon.

A: Yes, use the tree to find which symbols and objects and so forth correspond to your goals magically, especially in spell work. The attributes of each sephirah and path can also tell you where you are on your spiritual journey.

Me: Thanks for confirming and expounding, as I am still very new to Qabalah.
Me: There comes a time when  a Thelemite will be prepared to cross the Abyss. Is it true that one cannot cross without their HGA?

A: Honestly, I can't fairly answer that as easily as I would like. Once you have begun the journey up the Paths, you can take The Oath of The Abyss at any time, thus claiming the title of Babe of The Abyss as rightfully yours. But if you aren't actually prepared for the crossing of that Abyss (a thing many people won't understand without a knowledge of the Qabalah) you will be driven mad, incapable of dealing with "real life" in any reasonable fashion. Do you need your HGA? I would say most definitely. Your HGA is more than some metaphysical angelic being from beyond. In my understanding, it is also able to be called your Higher Self, and it is the you that exists beyond the pettiness of your ego and its lesser desires. I would say that if you haven't prepared yourself to be destroyed in the crucible, your Self won't come through the other side.

Me: Old whatziz name's gonna eat me up. What's his name again? Sounds like Corazon.

A: Lol. It's Choronzon. The embodiment of confusion and mental static, as it were.

Me: Well I knew it wasn't Corazon, as that means heart... lol. If a demon is going to eat me and spit me out sans ego, I don't think his name will be based upon the word heart.

A: So essentially, if you don't know your True Will, your wanton desires will drive you nuts.

A: Nope. Not the heart indeed. He has more to do with unbridled Knowledge, logic, and so on. Knowledge is useless without Understanding.

Me: Hmm, a heck of a hard thing to conceptualize, but somehow I get it--what you said about wanton desires driving one nuts.

A: I can sum up the difference of the desire known as will from other desire in a sort of analogy, if you want.

Me: Yes, please do.

A: Alright. Say you have a goal which states you wish to gain 30 pounds of muscle and lose fifteen pounds of body fat in six months. You lay out a workout regimen, you establish a nutritional plan, and you get the proper gear to move you down this road to a better you, as you see it. Following this plan and sticking with it is following your will. But then, you also have a strong desire to scarf down ho hos and ding dongs. If you follow through on that desire, then your desires are in effect defeating your will.

A: This isn't to say your will and desires are always in conflict. But if they are, you must decide which will take priority. For a Thelemite, that should always be your Will.
A: That brings me to what Thelema means--it is Greek for Will.

Me: Okay yes, but what I am missing now, is how this sits in light of the previous question, how would eating ding dongs in wild abandon drive one mad? Lol... sorry, but it needed to be asked.

A: If your goal is Union with the Oneness, and ultimately the Nothing, not letting go of your desires is indicative of not releasing your Ego, the mask you wear for the world. That part of your illusion is not You, and is ultimately not real and not "God". It will pull you down into the madness of the Abyss. Does that make sense? Probably not. Logic and rational thought are useful tools, but are sometimes a crutch and even a wall between a person and true Understanding.

Me: Okay, thanks. It has surpassed my level of comprehension of matters Qabalah, but still, I do get it on a basic level.

A: Mind you, this is all off the top of my head so I can't say its all completely sensible or accurate on all points at all times...

Me: It's your opinion, and in that sense it's fine.

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It seems quite peculiar to pause this interview here, but there was no ideal place, so this is it for now.

~ Jude


That concludes Part One of our interview, and Part Two is now ready.

Truth--Just Another Word; or, How to Manifest, by Jude Chi

Magickal sigil
A magickal sigil


A Mini Blog, for Your Consideration


Well they (The Secret et al) had it partially right; when working our thoughts to manifest, we do need to look at what we want as being already materialized. But why it doesn't work for everyone or mostly everyone, is because they don't get why they should do it, so don't invest their thought energy into doing it right...

The reason why we need to see our manifestations realized in a past tense even though they have not yet come to be, is not to simply support them to happen sooner than later, but to overlay the shitty memories of the past that keep us repressed in the now. Yes, bad memories are what prevent us from manifesting our desires, by lowering our vibrational frequency.

How to dissociate from a shitty past that a person unintentionally created, is for them to replace the old memories with beautiful new ones (one could be--I manifested a million bucks in my past, for example). To some, to do so--to create new memories not in line with how they remember events, would seem like lying to the self. To them I say this--redefine your idea of what lies are. When this whole universe is nothing but pure nothingness, and from it we manage to manifest a pile of crap, it's time to recenter to a new truth of what we can create. In that setting, "truth" is just a word--literally just another word, as is the word "lie."

~ Jude Chi


Based upon an original post by me on my Facebook page, first published on the morning of March 4th, 2018.

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