Aleister Crowley

Do what thou Wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Love is the Law, Love under Will

Not quite related to this group, but Crowley adapted this statement to form the basis of his mystical cosmology Thelema...

mikemcneil mikemcneil
51-55, M
4 Responses Jul 20, 2008

I Believe If It Harms None, Do What You Will

Nice if it were that easy. Doing and finding our true will can be hard enough for some people. In my opinion and experience, others may purposefully try to change you or disrupt your path. It can waste a lot of time and in my personal experience, harms both the victim and the person attempting to alter circumstances in their favor.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Love is the law, love under will.

It has taken a long time for me to understand Crowley. Knowing that he never said do whatever you want if it does not harm anyone kept me interested. He, imo, means find out why you're here on this earth and when you do, life will fall into place. Happiness comes only when we are doing what we honestly were born to do. If a child wants to be a doctor but his parents think he or she will fail and he becomes a lawyer instead, he will never be happy. Or it can be as simple as getting married and having children. However with the wrong person, life can be total hell.

It's never too late to find your True Will. As I believe we grow through all sort of trial and errors. These ordeals teach us if we pay attention. So maybe that guy became a Lawyer and hates his job but needs it as it pays well. He can, if he still desires, learn about medicine and help people who can't afford it or whatever. The world is his once he finds his true will. Even a married to the wrong man/woman and kids or no kids. Oh well. That is life but find out who the person you married is. Somehow you ended up with them.

Try to find out why the wheel of fortune placed you where you are. When did this wheel start spinning and do I have any control?

OK, now I'm rambling. oh well..

Our true will should never hurt anyone else however some people are extremely nosy. They can't mind their own business and will end up getting hurt by not understanding the consequences of forcing others into their way of thinking or living. Most of us have been hurt in some way or another. Most of the time it is our fault if we continue telling others they have no right to ...example : Be gay or have children. Try to break up a marriage or even vote against something like medical marijuana. We must mind our own lives. Even the smallest things, like voting against something can hurt other people. People we never met.
I read or watch the news and hear people like, Rush Limbaugh, say he believes everyone on drugs should be locked away with the key thrown away. Then like magic, he has to pay for the damage he did. We are all responsible for our own actions like it or not.

I wish everyone an amazing week filled with happiness, financial success, and may no other person or group take away your true will or free will. We have a right to make our own mistakes and a responsibility to allow others to make theirs.

Be safe. There are a lot of very stupid people running around.
One day things will be better for me, you and the USA. I know it.

He said she said ...

Interesting, and a little disturbing.

It is indeed related to this group. Unfortunately, Crowley, like many charismatic religious leaders, had a personal agenda as well. His interpretation of "love" was more carnal than spiritual. The "Harms None" part is far more important than the "Do What Thou Wilt" part.