Definitions

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  • n. A spiritual and social philosophy calling each person to act in alignment with his or her True Will (which may or may not be the same as personal wishes) as a basis for spiritual growth.

Etymologies

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Transliteration of Ancient Greek θέλημα ("will").

Examples

  • It's from the "religious philosophy" called Thelema [1], invented Aleister

    FossPlanet

  • The Great Beast shacked up in the house in the early 1920s, naming it in honour of his religious philosophy "Thelema".

    The Register

  • Producers such as Rudi Schultz and Thelema have really made a name for themselves, and the region.

    Syrah: beyond the fruit bomb | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Producers such as Meinert, Waterford, Delaire Graff and Thelema produce Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blends that are refined, balanced with distinctly Old World flavor profiles such as cigar box and cedar.

    The Grape of Good Hope

  • “Yes, we have a very nice cabernet from Thelema Mountain Vineyards.”

    Crystal Death

  • Thelema.nu on the connection between Martin and Aleister.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Among the names we have found consistently good over the years are Mulderbosch, Neil Ellis, Thelema and Buitenverwachting.

    Flavors of Summer

  • Pendle conducted interviews with people who knew Parsons, and scoured the archives of JPL, Cal Tech, Thelema Media (which publishes Crowley's books) to collect enough bits of factual history to construct a dimensional portrait of a man who heretofore has been presented as a cardboard cut out.

    Boing Boing: July 10, 2005 - July 16, 2005 Archives

  • [Footnote: The Thelema of Rabelais, with its principle of “Fay ce que vouldras” within the limits of the order, is probably intended to suggest a Platonic complex marriage after the fashion of our interpretation.]

    A Modern Utopia

  • The Internet Sacred Text Archive - everything from texts relating to the philosophy of Thelema, many of them written by the occultist Aleister Crowley, to the key texts of Confucianism, to The Hymns of Orpheus translated by Thomas Taylor.

    Archive 2004-08-01

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