Another gonzo, unedited. Straight out of my head, post. Enjoy :)
I had an out-of-the-blue message the other day from someone who basically said, ‘I loved your book, but what have you got against Crowley?’
Well, I my initial response was obviously ‘let me count the ways’. :) I have blogged about Crowley before but I am not sure I said much in the book. In any case, actually what springs to mind today is his reversal of the traditional understanding of the centrality of love.
Crowley’s famous dictum ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law’ is answered by the slightly less well known, ‘Love is the law, love under will’.
Various commentators have traced some influence from St Augustine, given here a little more fully than most magicians care to:
Once for all, then, a short precept is given thee: LOVE, AND DO WHAT THOU…
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