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Hermitas wrote:Every time I try, I get so bound up about it that I can't sleep. So, no.
Hermitas wrote:Yes. Sort of - it depends on whether or not one assumes that the LRP's directions are unassociated with the directions on the Cube of Space. I'm not completely certain of their connection yet (though I have flirted with the idea and so far like it), so I'll just say yes. Different.
Jim Eshelman wrote:I've known the formula for nearly 30 years and it has almost never even crossed my mind when doing the ritual (or almost any other time, unless questions like this arise).
Luce wrote:What I like about Thelema is that the bulk of information is made accessible to all. I don't think secret knowledge has a place in it, unless it's something that serves a purpose in being secret until a time when it can be revealed, e.g., initiation rituals. Why are we still trying to withhold information from the common people? Haven't we done away with such draconian ideas?
Jim Eshelman wrote:Temple of Thelema, in addition to drawing on A.'.A.'. roots of its founders, also has other contributing threads, including some at least a millennium older than anything the world has known as A.'.A.'.. This particular Qabbalistic knowledge descends through that older tradition.
Just to be clear, there is no necessary connection between Thelema and the Lesser Pentagram Rituals. They predate it by a long shot and hold no place in its canon.
Luce wrote:I don't think that's relevant. The fact is that there are magical secrets withheld from the profane by thelemites.
Luce wrote:But I want to end on a good note. Jim goes out of his way to correct errors and blinds, and makes a ton of information available; for this, I am filled with gratitude. I guess my question is, why not all of it? Surely these concealed methods and secrets could spur on the evolution of humanity.
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