Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
It has become apparent to me that there is a certain faction of Thelemites who believe that because Frederick Nietzsche is accorded honours within the broad Thelemic context, that Thelema should be interpreted as a conservative, right wing, fascist, might-is-right system of attainment, which at least one individual has described to me as ‘The Path of Power’.
What is meant by Power is debatable to them. I think when you start meaning things other than the Universal, Self-Evident and Consistent meaning of a word, (such as Power for example) as it relates to the Tree of Life you are walking into folly. “Truth has a little and a certain compass, but error, is immense.” –Henry Saint John.
“Truth has a little and a certain compass, but error, is immense.” –Henry Saint John.
It seems to me that brutal, unchecked power must ultimately be balanced by Chesed before one can attain any further. Believing might is right is a roadblock to spiritual progress when entering the Abyss.
We know Chesed is Mercy. Mercy must be sought, attained and given before the Abyss can be crossed. The Abyss is a leap of Faith. We must return to a child-like state or we stagnate and die. The so called Geburan “Path of Power” ends here. It is limited and microcosmic and only suitable for the aspirant who refuses to take up the Path out of ego-fear (which, I suggest is impossible for any one who has truly attained to Tiphareth.
I believe that 5=6 in the A.’.A.’. system, or the attainment of Tiphareth, along with the ensuing “Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel”, may in fact be attained via this so called Path of Power). However, in my opinion, any magickian who has achieved Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel–and is operating their True Will–cannot, but act in accordance with 1. Universal, 2. Consistent and 3. Self-Evident natural laws–which are ultimately Balanced and not Mars heavy.
A part of the ego must be destroyed in each sphere before the next stage is ready to be approached.