- View Source"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
They have a rather extensive collection of Crowley's writings and some other
Thelemic texts at www.sacred-texts.com, including Liber OZ, the entire Liber
vel Legis and Magick in Theory and Practice. The only texts that they keep
out are those on sex magick, according to them on request from the copyright
"Love is the law, love under will."
>From: "firechild 62" <firechild62@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Protecting Thelema Re: [t93] OTO Degree Rituals
>Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 11:24:17 +0100
>Just my take on those documents and Thelemic texts in general.
>I can understand that the OTO doesn't want internal material in the hands
>- groups that try to blend Thelema and racism (just enter "Fraternitas
>Catena Aurea" into a search engine)
>- tabloid journalists searching for stories on "sacrificial babies" and the
>However, copyright laws seem IMHO a very lousy tool to protect secrets: for
>examples check out what happened to the book of Urantia and the Scientology
>The worst problem in my opinion - most of the texts used against the OTO
>- the 3rd chapter of Liber al vel Legis
>- Liber Oz (I've seen this printed in its entirety in anti-cult
>publications at least 3 times)
>- "Of the bloody sacrifice" (?) in Magick in Theory and Practice
>and anti-cult specialists tend to think that we take them *literally*,
>citing crimes committed by teenage satanists and other lunatics. However,
>there are few experts who have read the complete material - that's probably
>why I tend to defend Mr. Koenig's work.
>Personally, when talking to people I do try to emphasize that Thelema is
>*not* about killing people but about finding your goal in life (at least
>that's how I understand it). Reporting for example racist hate sites to the
>police doesn't help a lot. They simply move their content to the US.
>Why am I worried?
>Well there are some official specialists in Hamburg who start to lump
>Scientology and magick("Satanists and Shamans") together. Should this
>become standard policy in Germany, I probably wouldn't return there.
>BTW: Thanks to Paul Hume for his postings on alt.religion.scientology ;-)
>What is your take on this subject? What do you think should be done with
>teenagers and others who seem to consider Liber al just another tool for
>revenge on their parents etc.?
>Thank you very much in advance!
>Anja Hofmann aka "Firechild"
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