It seems that people can’t make up their mind. Either thelemite follow the Book of the Law, which justifies almost any action based on ones desire- should it be that Nuit finds favor in you, also loosely interpreted that ANYONE can do ANYTHING if this Law is indeed for all. Or, that we eventually discover some spectre of secret truth about who we are and what we should so that does not reflect the anything aspect- which still isn’t saying anything is not allowed, just that for the individual in question, some action are not desireable/necessary. So how do you see “Do what thou wilt”?
All my thelemite friends (that’s not a lot of people) tell me it refers to the “true will” which is like your destiny or purpose.
Not just like “do whatever you want”.
No idea if that’s true or if that’s what Crowley meant tho.
Do your Will, Ill do mine- in this there will be contest and conversation- either we will be co-operative or opponents, and the result will be peace or disorder, according to what is required for security and prosperity.
Do what thou wilt- if someone is going to let you take them for a ride, then take them for a ride. If someone is going to smear you for an act of kindness, then retaliate or allow it. You get what you get from what you do, and expecting to know the result of your actions is foolish until you do it, for nothing is predictable in the realm of how another will handle your actions. Sin is difficult to define individually. They say you Sin against your heart. If you are no person of conscience then you wont feel that you are sinning, but the closer you are to understanding kindness, gratitude and generosity, the more you will understand Sin. Each person has their own measure for what they do and why, and we all believe in our actions usually, but the closer you come to Heaven the more you will realize that we are all great sinners.
In Occult contemplation, which leads one to recognizing religious, civil, and biological knowledge, one has to begin with the elemental fundamentals and forgo moral philosophy. First comes Form, fire, and motion. The form contains the moral and civil formula, which we cannot know at its origin, only that which we begin our own journey. The fire is simply that which is the fuel for the movement, and it consumes and illuminates and warms. The motion is the path that the form and fire take as it makes its way thru the other moving, burning forms.
To get to the moral realms, one need see the result of the form, and the requirements of that shape and in our case, as a life. We recognize that various elements of the needs of the body in the environment that we are in, and we declare moral considerations for how to use these vehicles. The priestly Law of the religion will depend on the desired outcome of the experience of the body in this cycle of existence. For some religions, safety is the desired result while others will desire innovation, and still others will want adventure. It depends upon the ideal of the religion what the Wisdom will be to bring about that result.