My only thought is that love= pure source. So when he says love is all he means that whatever difficulties we are experiencing are opportunitites for us to heal and return back to source and let go of resistance- including our environment, people in our environment, etc. Everything is a mirror to show us where our own internal resistance is and how we manufacture our own struggle to keep us from the source either consciously or unconsciously. Love is law in this sense as it governs us to uplevel our own awareness. Love under will could mean being concious of being aware- or knowing how to let go of resistance and things that dont serve us- and being mindful of this process, willing our light to shine even though everything in us wants to "play small"- we must push through fear in that sense?
Those are my reflections at least
answered 21 Nov '12, 00:42
My personal law is...
"If and whenever something can go right, it will. And it will usually turn out better than ever expected."
I can't speak much for Crowly but if we use Jesus example he told us if we have love then the 600 and some laws will be obeyed automatically.
With love in our hearts we do not want to steal from another. We do not want to murder another. We do not want to take or keep what is not ours. We can not hate or bare false witness against another if we have love in our actions and hearts.
Now knowing Crowly it probably had something to do with gemetry and the kabballah.
In Crowley's writing, "Will" was always capitalized signifying Divine Will.
Love is the Law, Love under (Divine, God, Source) Will."
"Love" was considered a magnetic attracting force.
So use your LOA, under Will to have a good life! This is the Law.
EDITED Crowley was a brilliant occultist in the early 1900s. Died in 1947.
In the late 1960s I read everything I could find, written by or about him. Brilliant, but twisted in so many ways. With his ability to understand metaphysics he joined and quickly rose through the ranks of many of the "secret" organizations.
Then he published all their "secrets" in his latest books! Did not make him any friends!
He was deeply offended by most of these "Secret Organizations" in that he felt they and the Church were lost in meaningless rituals. So he went out of his way to point out these defects. He coined the term "Magick" to differentiate from stage "magicians.
His focus was on what he called "The Great Work". The Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel" aka the K&C of the HGA. He used every means at his considerable disposal to do this. Drugs, sex (hetro and homosexuality), sacrifice. He often wrote in drug-induced state. This introduced some uneveness!
He strongly believed in a "Path" a destiny that a man or woman was here to find and follow. Once you were on that Path, you were invulnerable, a king in his language.
However if you were NOT on your Path, you did not matter. He said, "Strike a man! If he is a King, he will not feel it. If he is not a king, it doesn't matter" (if a man can be hurt, it is only because HE is not on his Path.)
His work will strike you, lead you down Paths where you can get lost. Where you can get hurt. He died lonely and unfulfilled. He created a realty of which I only ever wanted to touch the surface. The Beast 666? Nah. Don't think so.
Think about this carefully if you have the temerity to study this brilliant, but demented occultist! He had a deadly sense of humor and his disciples suffered mightily.
It's easy to understand if you read this quote by Crowley first.
To me it means do what you love.. (Love, and do what thou wilt)
Aleister Crowley appeared on the cover of the Beatles' album - "Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band". Crowley is the 2nd person in the top row. When John Lennon was asked why Aleister was on the cover - he said:
Lennon was paraphrasing Crowley's quote "Do what thou wilt". Thelema is the religion founder by Aliester Crowley & Thelma is Greek for "will" & teaches that we each must discover our individual inmost nature, described as the "True Will".
Follow ursixx 's link for definition of "True Will"
Like the Beatles said "All you need is Love"
Excuse me ! Are the most of you who answered, blind ? The man was a notorious anti-Christ and you "analyze" the words...the "will" is not the divine will...it is the will..as in ego...and who has the biggest ego?...C'mon... As far as i understand, in that picture, everybody was a mason, a puppet of masonery or an experiment of masonery (social experiment a.k.a. Beatles..at least in the beginning) Love is the law..this comprehends all...no need for any completion...unless your "will" needs to do it :)
answered 28 May '13, 17:57
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