In a message dated 12/12/2006 3:57:54 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> Hi! allow me to introduce myself. My name is Chad. I am a Pagan.
> My path seems to be influenced by three forms:
> (1)Wicca - I do believe in deity(I am somewhat of a panenthiest, and
> believe that all/most of the worlds religions are the same Ultimate
> Higher Power reaching out to people based on their culture, emotional
> state, etc.), and I like how Wiccans format their spellwork; however, I
> don't follow its tenets enough to consider myself Wiccan.
> (2)Druidry - I have always loved Celtic culture, music, etc. Once I
> found Druidry, I was immediately drawn to their values of honor and
> their views towards nature.
> (3)Thelema - recently I've found Thelema. I've read up on some of it,
> and am reading through Crowley's writings on Sacred-texts.com . Its
> views on humanity(love is the law, do what thou wilt, every person is a
> star, etc.) and its views on the extent of human potential appeal to me
> greatly. Also, it seems to be a good bit structured in its rituals, and
> as someone who needs structure, that appeals to me.
> In any case, that's me in a nutshell. I discovered this group online,
> and wanted to join in the hopes of getting to know other, more
> experienced Thelemites to learn from them, get to know them, and see
> how others who follow a blended path(such as myself) may incorporate
> Thelema into their practices. Hope to talk to some of you soon!
Nice to make your online acquaintance.
It is a good idea, if you haven't already, to read back on some of the
previous posts on this list, at least the recent ones, particularly as they relate
to the use and meaning of the Word "Thelema."
I am thinking, in particular, of those of the list co-owner, 'nagasiva/333,'
juxtaposed to those of 'DotExKansas.' This will give you some flavor for the
list's central underlying theme and the principle conflict arising therefrom,
at least by my observation.
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