Thursday, June 7, 2007

Outline of Liber II, The Message of the Master Therion

The law of Thelema states:
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
"There is no Law beyond Do what thou wilt."

Both statements of Law in essence say the same thing but only with slightly different wording. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law, states your one and only purpose and goal is to perform your will and nothing else as this is the whole of the Law. There is no Law beyond Do what thou wilt, states there is no other Law than doing your will, this and this only.

These statements are strengthened by the antithesis that states, "The word of Sin is Restriction." That the only sin is the sin of obstacles to that will regardless if those be internal or external. This includes other actions that are not of your will or in support of your will. The Law of Thelema is absolute freedom and absolute slavery. You must pursue and perform your will, not your wants but your will, regardless of any obstacles or imposed moral codes. You have the freedom to do your will in any way, shape, or form it takes but you are also a slave to your will as you must follow it and nothing else. Anything performed outside of your will is a "sin" as it takes away from your will. If you consume food know that it is only to maintain life so you may do your will. If you sleep know that it is only to have the strength to follow your will. All of your being and all of your actions must be in support of your will and nothing else.

Therefore the Message of the Master Therion is thus:
1. Find out what is thy Will.
2. Do that Will with:
a. one-pointedness
b. detachment
c. peace

To accomplish the first part the Master Therion recommends the practices outlined in Liber Thisarb (Liber CMXIII Liber Thisharb vel Vaie Memoriae) or something similar. Once that is done it must be done and nothing else, forsaking all else, and without concern. Do this and the peace of love shall be the result as it is written, Love is the law, love under will.

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