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Esoteric Thelema as a practice within the Universal Gnosis differs greatly from that of mainstream Thelema or ‘Crowleyanity’. In fact it has almost nothing to do with it at all. The Law of Thelema will not be grasped by reason alone, or by merely studying the text of the Cairo transmission. It will certainly not be understood or practiced through appeal to the writings of Aleister Crowley. Yet the doctrine as revealed by Aiwass, the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat, can be explained in clear and simple terms. The article linked below is abridged from Babalon Unveiled! Thelemic Monographs:
- Those who require preliminary training in Hermetic Qabalah, which is the basis for ritual, may work through our supervised one-year Probationership Foundation Course. The course involves reading, study, ritual, yoga and meditation. Successful completion qualifies for admission to the first, initiatory degree of Neophyte 1 = 10.
- Advanced students may apply for our more flexible nine-month VITRIOL Probationer course. This requires a written presentation. Applicants may be tested in their knowledge of the mechanics of the art. Successful completion of the VITRIOL course qualifies for admission to the first, initiatory degree of Neophyte 1 = 10.
- Yoga, by which we mean meditation (dhyana) practice, is absolutely essential. We teach all our students how to attain Samadhi, through various stages, in so far as it is possible to teach it. True knowledge is not thought. It is pure contemplation without thought. This can only be understood through practice. At every stage, union (‘yoga’) is the goal.
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