>>I probably did overstate this in saying most souls are "well advanced"--I was reacting to what
I perceived as an elitist viewpoint that clashes with what I think is
a central focus of Thelema, and which is summarized in TBOTL
as "Every man and woman is a star." If you are as elitist as I
thought, I apologize.
I am indeed elitist, but I don't see the every man and woman is a star
as egalitarian in the least. Even a cursory study of cosmology
indicates that stars are among the most unequal dissimilar things in all
of the Universe to fall under a single classification. A brown dwarf is
nothing like a cephid variable and they in turn are nothing like red
super giants or blue giants and even among these groupings the stars
themselves vary incredibly. That thelemites take this verse as some
kind of paen to egalitarianism is contrary to the very nature of the
Universe in which they live.
>Elitism run rampant. I don't think the people in Florida are
intellectually superior to the rest of the English speaking world,
but most of the people I encounter think very rationally, and if they
are ignorant it is from lack of information or even more
fundamentally lack of access to education.
I agree that educational opportunity goes a long way, but still the vast majority of humans are IMHO wastes of perfectly good resources. The less of them the better. I am not making any generalizations about groups of them, all groups have those that stand above the norm, this is simple statistics.
>I apologize if I misperceived you. But I do think that the teaching
that humans are all on the same basic level, spiritually speaking, is
important to the Thelemic ethos and to the traditions of several
other important religions.
I don't see it in the least justified by any premise taken from Thelemic scriptures, in fact quite the contrary.