Whoa, it’s almost time to do this again.
I don’t have a problem showing this since we’re not the only Thelemites I’ve seen moved to tears when the Book Of The Law is read aloud. 🙂
Every year we make time to read each chapter for each night of the Holy Days, which are the three days when Aiwass is said to have transmitted this book to Aleister Crowley in a hotel in Cairo, after a trip to the museum drew Rose Crowley to the Stele of Ankh-af-na-Khonsu (know amongst adherents of Thelema as the Stele of Revealing.) Now, I’m aware that much of Crowley’s “Thelema” and it’s ideas come from the three pages of Rableis’ “Pantagreul and Gargantua” that don’t read like an episode of Family Guy, and that some of the philosophy, wording, and cadence of the writing in “Book Of The Law” sound like a more mystical version of Ingersoll’s “Liberty Of All”. I promise you there’s nothing to gain by triumphantly informing me of any of this as if it’s somehow going to blow my mind.
Still, there’s something about the Book, and other experiences, that resonate with me in a way to suggest there’s something more to it, so who am I to say how the collective unconscious manifests itself or what zeitgeists build upon? Everything we take in, whether we choose to incorporate it into our likes and beliefs or reject it, shapes our perception of what the world around us is.