> The correct principle in Christianity is forgiveness and love,
> but unfortunately even Christians can succumb to the will over
> love principle. The very philosophy that brought about
> Crowley's revulsion when he was young, was actually the same
> philosophy that he adopted as he used his intellect as he got
> older but he didn't recognise that because he was fooled by the
> Christian label of Catholic-ism. I'm certain it was some dark
> force that invented -isms to keep people perpetual pain. People
> often end up addicted to the very thing that causes them
> pain.That's one of the reasons I try not to subscribe to any
> -ism or -ology, including Protestant-ism, Catholic-ism,
> Pagan-ism, Thatcher-ism, De-ism, Panthe-ism, Fasc-ism,
> Marx-ism, and so on and so forth - they are all in error. I'm
> not perfect and even I have to work at letting go of my will.
> If God's will is equal to love, then it's not necessary to put
> love under will because they should both be on the same level.
> However, as the wooden Pinocchio had to learn the hard way,
> before he could become a real human, he had to learn what will
> is because we are not innately born with God's will. The best
> tool we have for discovering what God's will is love, and
> through love we can find the redemptive techniques.
All of the great sages of the world have arrived at the conclusion that compassion, forgiveness and love are of supreme importance in enlightenment. It is of some of our highest nature, so I agree with you on that. Although intellectually speaking Crowley understood all of this, I think in the end he wished he had have lived it more in his daily life. The western spiritual calibration and disposition is of the active force; the east is passive. In science and magick alike it has been the role of the temperment of the west to see things this way. Like it or lump it we live on planet earth and have a drive to understand it. We were never meant to be stone age shepards for the rest of time. Gandalf the Grey understood love as a magician (like Merlin) just as Gandalf the White. His process to go through that, was a process like any other sublimination. His mission as the Grey was different than that of the White. Some people are called to Magick as part of their development and during that time, if they keep compassion close to them what they do in life or in Magick will better reflect the good. Magick can be dangerous; but then again so is defeating Belrogs in the Mines of Moria ;)
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