Thelema is a philosophical, mystical, and cultural system based upon a seemingly simple premise: that every person is a divine projection of the Universal All and, as such, has within him or her a True Will that is the expression of one's deepest, most genuine self which acts in perfect accord with Nature. By laboring to apprehend and express this Will, one is able to live a life of greater harmony, fulfillment, and joy.
The concept of divine Will flowing through humans is an ancient one and has a place in almost all major religions. Thelema ("Will" in Greek) is the first religion, however, to place individual human Will at the center of its system. Around this center are principles that support the apprehension and expression of Will, including tolerance, harmony, liberty, engagement, self-reliance, critical thinking, and personal excellence as embodied in courage, integrity, beneficence, and openness. Further, the highest expression of Will is Love—the universal spiritual force whose goal is creation through union.
A Guide to the Study of Aleisterian Thelema A detailed guide to the various aspects of Thelema, including brief introductions and suggested readings on Aleister Crowley, antecedents, the Qabalah, organizations, beliefs and the Holy Books, Yoga, and Magick.