Forum

Does anyone knows w...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Does anyone knows what where the commitments of Aleister Crowley?

   RSS

0
Community Member

Or... the perversions of the 10 commitments..? I think they are 9 though

5 Answers
0
Community Member

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law". In other words, do whatever you want. There was an implication here (not stated) that you would only do that which would not hurt others. Crowley practiced "magick" (and yes, that's the RIGHT spelling!), not Satanism or Devil worship.

0
Community Member

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley#Writings

0
Community Member

To add to Paul's answer, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. *Love is the law, love under will.* "

0
Community Member

I assume you refer to the Judaeo-Christian "10 commandments" rather than the "10 commitments".
Taking up and adapting ideas of Francois Rabelais and Sir Francis Dashwood, Aleister Crowley developed his philosophy of "Thelema" (derived from Greek "thelo", 'I want to'). As opposed to the negative imeratives of the Judaeo-Christian commandments ("thou shalt not...") this verb is also at the centre of the philosophy, in its only commandment:
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" (Liber AL I:40).
This commandment is expressed in "The Book of the Law", (official name "Liber AL vel Legis"), written in Cairo, Egypt in 1904.

0
Community Member

Crowley introduced the Law of Thelema which is "Do What Thou Wilt." This does not mean do whatever you like. The Will is your True Nature or Proper Orbit.

Share: