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"...offering a perspective on the Law of Thelema is not about pleading, persuading, or getting people to make decisions. Promulgation, exegesis or commentaries, and even one-on-one discussions is all about saying something about the Law of Thelema."

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"I would no more go into a biology class armed only with legal terms than I would approach exegesis merely with the vocabulary of geology. It is important that we understand the field in which we wish to play."

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Due to technical difficulties this week, we're going to recycle a blog post. Enjoy!

Friday's Follies: Is the historical-cultural context important when examining the Book of the Law?

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... any interpretative process should endeavor to be as consistent as possible, but we're talking about human beings utilizing human words to relay concepts about the human condition. Consistency isn't exactly a human strong point.

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This examination does not purport to remove any perceived obligation of the so-called "Short Comment" nor does it relieve any individual from affirming the writings of the Prophet as being preeminent in scriptural interpretation. However, given the implications of the "Short Comment," being able to think for one’s self and understanding good principles of exegesis is the first route to grasping the concepts within the Book of the Law—and, indeed, the rest of the Holy Books.

Friday's Follies: Here's a new word for most people: theopneustos. Of course, theos means God or Gods. The pneustos comes from pneó, or to blow, breathed. The term theopneustos is generally translated as "divinely inspired" or "breathed by God." The question of the day is this: does theopneustos apply to the Book of the Law? If so, how? If not, why?

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“There is none that shall be cast down or lifted up: all is ever as it was. Yet there are masked ones my servants; it may be that yonder beggar is a King.” I still believe the paradox of the beggar and the King is one of Thelema’s greatest moral, social, and political lessons.

Friday's Follies: If the Law of Thelema is supposed to support the idea of 'scientific illuminism,' then are we to limit any conclusion we make on any subject to only what is scientifically observable?
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