The Western notion that there is a separation between religious and non-religious works is something that isn’t found all that often in, specifically, Middle Eastern literature.
I recall a lot of people from an earlier discussion board posting did not view Gilgamesh as a strong leader, so I am...
I don’t think that the slow to anger angle really measures up to either the image of the god of the Hebrews painted in their Bible or for many of their heroes that remained heroes despite their homicidal anger issues.
Language is the key component to both the stability of culture and the change of culture.
Fear isn’t the beginning of anything — except more unnecessary fear, emotional weakness, and mental impotence.
Sometimes Christians think before speaking. Not often, but sometimes. This one didn't.
The process of exegesis is not difficult, just long.
Where God dominates Man, man dominates whatever he can find to dominate.
What more could one ask for in a cultural hero?
Once we understand the connections between language and communication all kinds of issues begin to clear up.
They say the devil is in the details. I disagree. I think it’s God in the details.
Guest blogger Rikki LaCoste talks about ritual theatre and his take on the drama that impacts ritual.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
Teenagers are, by nature, tribal creatures. They are the epitome of chaos in a bottle.
This ignorance of authority eliminates the body of literature that is claimed to be beyond criticism, that claims inspiration if not direct revelation, and that has set itself as the next revolution in all things related to humanity.
What is it that is said about pain, trial, and overcoming the impossible? What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger?
The real promulgation of the Law is through our lives living in the real world to real people with real meaning.
I don’t think Thelema is ambiguous, or equivocal, at all. I think Thelema is consistent. I think it is Thelemites who are not.
At its most fundamental, religion is little more than the praxis associated with a specific philosophy.
In the language of the Accord, Epicuriosity is one of the Pillars that provides the aesthetic to the way of life.
Decorum is to retain unity of dignity, to be consistent in every aspect of character.
Reciprocity is the understanding that every action will have a reaction.
Propriety demands a well-rounded understanding of human nature and of social interactions.
One of the easiest of the Pillar concepts to abuse, generosity is seen by many as both a blessing and a curse.
This series of entries is an outline of the Five Pillars of Nobility of Action.
The Daedalian Praxis is a set of four specific concepts as informed and inspired by the Law of Thelema.
Outline for the Structure of the Synod of the Word.
This study was intended to begin the examination into the principles of the Daedalian Accord.
To promote mindful consumption.
To abstain from any substance that inhibits cognitive or somatic function.
To refrain from deceptive behavior.