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The Heart of the Master & Other Papers

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Crowley's classic and visionary work on the initiatory philosophy of Thelema and the Mystic Teachers throughout history. whose purpose has been to transform human consciousness and guide its evolution.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by Thelema Media, L.L.C.
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Keith
This is a not-particularly-dense yet key text, which I'm rather sorry I waited so long to get to. Whether your are a current or aspiring Thelemite, or merely a fan of Crowley's Thoth Tarot, there is much to glean from this slim volume, including more than a little historical context.
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Absolutely amazing! Up there with the first half of Book 4 (Little black and red covered one) in accessibility and direction. There is quite a lot packed into this little book. Definitely gonna be revisiting it in the future.
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Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic. He was an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law , the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained much notori ...more
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“The ethical aspect of the Law of Thelema is simple enough theoretically. "Do what thou wilt" does not mean "do what you please"; though this degree of emancipation is implied, that we can no longer say á priori that any given course of action is "wrong". Every man and and every woman has an absolute right to do his or her true will.

At the same time, to quote The Book of the Law, "... thou hast no right but to do thy will". So then, the new Law really announces a stricter bondage than any previous law and this in accordance with biological teaching. An organism progresses by self-imposed inhibitions.”
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“XIV.

Pour thine all freely from the Vase in thy right hand, and lose no drop! Hath not thy left hand a vase?

Transmute all wholly into the Image of thy Will, bringing each to its true token of Perfection!

Dissolve the Pearl in the Wine-cup: drink, and make manifest the Virtue of that Pearl!”
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