On “Strong Thelemites”

strong Thelemites

When thinking about what others should do, always try to evaluate how your ideas would effect others, and whether or not you would like being subject to the same requirements.

Si Vales, Valeo

OK. So you think Thelemites should be strong. I get it, and maybe I also agree. But when you use quotes from Liber AL to make your point, I am compelled to ask: Who is the fit and unfit and who gets to decide, and based on what criteria?

I agree that Thelema is supposed to make the strong stand out and it shouldn’t be minimized to the expectations of the masses. But if we begin with the idea that Thelema is a good thing for humanity (beyond the bigoted philosophy of stomping lesser beings with their Doc Martins until nothing but bigots exists) then we have to ask the difficult questions.

What is strength? Who gets to decide who is strong and according to what standard? Intelligence, muscles, faith, money, etc…? Should we even concern ourselves with who is strong or who isn’t, or would our time be better spent deciding who we are and whether or not we meet our own expectations? I know! How about we help others achieve excellence as well?

If we don’t ask those questions, Thelema will be worse than watered down: it will become the justification of any wackjob that needs to use it to justify their own twisted ends.

Thelema is either life-enhancing and is the answer to all of our problem or it isn’t. Or is it simply just another “final solution” disguised as a spiritual cause?

If so, count me out.

Pax Profunda


Gerald del Campo

Gerald Enrique del Campo (b. 1960) is a poet, musician, song writer, photographer, magician, philosopher, author, Bishop and lecturer on occult and religious topics. He was born in Córdoba, Argentina on January 14, 1960.

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