Why is it so hard? No one agrees with me even though I can quote Crowley just as much as anyone else. Why wont people understand or respect my point of view?
Si Vales, Valeo
We tend to put too much of an emphasis on who said what. No matter how you slice it, when a person’s data is self-referential it is no better science than pseudo-science. And quoting others doesn’t mean we have understood the message until we evaluate it for ourselves, and once we do that, what is the point of quoting someone else? If you understand it and have applied it to your own life and found it to be true or life enhancing, you explain it in your own words. The only reason for quoting others is to give weight to one’s opinions. Your opinion is what is most valuable.
Humans have complex brains. We are constantly challenging ourselves, and often times to our own detriment. In other words, we like to make things more complicated than they really are. That is how much we enjoy puzzles, hurdles and the thrill of the chase.
Life is the question.
Love is the answer.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of The Law.
Love is the law, love under will.
It is hard to believe that this needs to be a mystery, and yet it is because in spite of our best efforts, people generally find it difficult to contemplate living in accordance to ones own laws. Maybe we should stop reading and start living. Or better yet, live, love, listen, learn, experiment, and create our own mysteries. You may make those as severe as you’d like to satisfy your desire to discover and conquer… to challenge yourself.
You are here to do YOUR True Will. When we do that, our Will becomes inseparable from the Will of God. The Sufi Masters have been yelling this from the roof tops since time immemorial, so have Levi, Crowley, and even Jesus got flack for behaving as a God: “Because You, being a Man, make Yourself God” (John 10:33)
We must ask ourselves: To what end do we study magick? Is it social currency? Do we memorize ad nauseam to impress people in our peer group? Or most importantly, why should our satisfaction be dependent on what other people think? Let’s do God things. We all deserve it, and everyone will benefit from it.