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Sean Parsons
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Btw II: If you are interested in Thelema, I am an initiate of OTO, though at the moment, not an active participant.

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Why don’t you try to meet some occultists in your area, or visit an occult bookstore (Crazy Wisdom is a very good one in Ann Arbor). I’m in the process of forming another rag-tag group of Thelemites for meet-up every week or two. If you’re close to A2, send me an e-mail:

phaedrus_73@yahoo.com

Btw, my name is Sean

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http://www.blueequinox.org/

Try these guys. Look on the website for open events, email the webmaster and/or bodymaster. Usually the local OTO bodies are the way to go with that and they are usually a friendly crowd.
Some bodies have a coffee night or an open night for the public to come and meet and get preliminary information on Thelema.
I’d say that’s your best bet.
Don’t forget http://www.hermetic.com for the Crowley library and the local library.
Good books to begin with are
“The Magick of Aleister Crowley” by Lon Milo DuQuette
and
“The Law is For All” by Aleister Crowley.

Good luck and 93!

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Prospero Reincarnate

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_0_16?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=magick+in+theory+and+practice&sprefix=magick+in+theory

If you don’t own it, I suggest getting a copy of Magick in Theory and Practice. It’s currently only published within a more expensive volume that includes Book IV, and something else. However, Magick in Theory and Practice is really all you need to understand and practice what you’re looking for. Anyway, you can buy it cheaper at that link used. There may be a local chapter of an OTO group performing the mass, which will be enlightening to attend. And no doubt, in a city like Detroit there will be some A:.A:. members, if you seek them out.

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Squishy

93, For Thelema you live near an O.T.O body : http://www.blueequinox.org/ Regardless of how you feel towards the O.T.O it is a good place to learn. Also, I assume they perform a monthly Gnostic Mass, which you could participate in to see for yourself. If you are under 18, however, you may need some parental permission to do anything. Check with the law, the body, and your parents if that is the case. Here is a copy of Liber Al, Liber Oz, and Lege- The primary holy book of Thelema, a declaration of rights, and an epistle. http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/engccxx.html http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib77.html http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib150.html… Read more »

Too_Dark_Park
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Too_Dark_Park

Ah, I recommend you start at the very basics with Aleister Crowley’s “Book of the Law” which was written in 1904, after experiences that he had gone through whilst in Egypt.

XY GTHO
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XY GTHO

I imagine there’s quite a bit of occult silliness in Ann Arbor, given that it’s a uni town.

Dilligas
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The public library, the library of congress (on-line), Google search. All of these will get you started.

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