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from the al's-pals dept.
It occurred to me that it would be interesting to ask, who do you feel are the natural allies of Thelema?
Obviously, there can't be any hard and fast answers about such a thing, and no doubt everyone has different opinions on the subject. But by "allies," I mean those groups or movements that share the goals of Thelema more than they oppose them. Clearly, for instance, the Southern Baptist Church is not one of our allies. Is there a clear-cut example of a group that is an ally? Um . . .
Back when it was more of a viable phenomenon, I would have said: Thee Temple of Psychick Youth. And that in turn brings to mind Chaos Magick, even though there seem to be frequent outbreaks of hostility between it and Thelema. And then there are all the borderline cases, about which no one will agree. The New Age? Other minority religions like the Hare Krishnas? The Theosophists? The Gurdjieffians? Regular Masons? UFO enthusiasts? Ravers?
Some might object that it's premature to speak of Thelema's allies when Thelemites can't even get along with one another. On the other hand, maybe thinking about our relationship to the world-at-large might help us to get our differences into perspective.
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