Crowley’s imprint is very deeply impressed in the modern thought. It resembles the way a fragrance starts permeating the air after being released from the bottle.
Crowley appeared, had his experiences, wrote some books, impressed the aethyrs accordingly, and died. He had not really made much of an outward effect on the world.
A substance "invented" by Doctor Hofmann then got into the hands of Doctor Leary who experimented with it in conjunction with Crowley's practices. Leary, like an extroverted Ringmaster, wrote his own book, had his own experiences, announced that he was "carrying on much of the work that he [Crowley] started," and proceeded to advocate the elevation of mass human consciousness via legal, modern chemistry.
THAT got the ball rolling a bit faster. Of course, if there's one thing the (Osirian) Establishment DOES NOT WANT, it's the masses exploring the nature of reality, so they banned the chemical and locked up the Ringmaster. But it was too late; millions of people had taken that entryway into expanded consciousness and "modern thought" had been subtly changed forever.
We all know that Achad was the "one" who followed Crowley and discovered the key [AL], but in another respect, Leary also
followed Crowley and expounded upon a subject that that altered mass consciousness ("wine and strange drugs").
Each of us has the opportunity to follow and reveal some aspect of the central teachings. Hopefully, you won't do much jail time.
It is amusing to note that Establishments everywhere are generally opposed to substances that open the doors of perception and LSD, along with mescaline and psilocybin, have been widely illegalized. The amusing part is that "Ecstasy," another illegal, synthetic key to the mysteries, is now
being used by the United States government to successfully
treat PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder].
I really hope this won’t happen in the “Save the Abbey of Thelema” case, where we are supposed to take all decisions unanimously. :wink: Not everyone is a Thelemite there, but still... Perhaps I appear to be too optimistic here but, from my point of view, knowing and doing one’s true Will within a team do not imply sterile disagreements and, therefore, games of power ...
Agreed. If you get a bunch of (more or less "normal") people together for a project, there will generally be disagreements. But if the participants are of a sufficiently high level of initiation, then the harmonious synchronization can work "miracles" - even on the physical plane.
So it seems that realizing the True Will as a collective should lead the group to a state of continuous evolution...
A "collective Will" cannot be developed until ALL the participants are doing their own individual version of "their" Will.
A group of people like the Save the Abbey coalition, which requires unanimous
approval, sounds pretty much like pure communism. On the other hand, a "strongman" rules by dictatorship. Crowley described the OTO system as a type of "Aristocratic Communism," which is somewhere in-between these two extremes. In fact, the successful completion of many "impossible" projects usually seems to contain three elements:
(1) There is someone in the background who is unattached to the results, who is in an elevated state of consciousness, who sets the project in motion and watches.
(2) There is some one (ONE) who leads.
(3) There are a few or many people who willingly and whole-heartedly take up their assigned task.
Gee-wiz (a conjunction of Genitor-Wizard), that almost looks like a manifestation of "therein there are but three grades."
And you know what? Once the project gets under way, if it goes well, everyone does their part and in the end it becomes something to write about - because it was impossible!
Given that your Bohmian holographic universe is true this would not mean that it reflected upon the Thelemic solution success or failure at all, rather it would mean that this forum reflects society at large
I don't know this Bohm - is it a person?
The holographic arrangement of the various levels of existence is a "given" for anyone who has directly perceived that fact. You are correct when you say such a reflection would merely be of society - and NOT the solution; after all, a reflection is just a reflection and not a solution. Solutions require Magick (change).
Idly speculating, it would seem that lashtal is a reflection of a portion
of the "Thelemic" persons using the www, and that is a reflection of advanced people in general, and they are a reflection of the larger society - layers upon layers, levels within levels; probably many more than I have listed.
Regarding my point about the Law of Thelema as a way of life, here is what Crowley notes concerning this: [quotes follow ending with the statement]: "The State as founded on the Law of Thelema as understood by Crowley therefore has largely the function of a Nightwatchman state. It is there to protect our rights in the case where others attempts to suppress the liberty of an individual without his acceptance of the same."
Yes, I have previously seen these quotes. I would agree with those principles and with your two-sentence summary.