Various pseudo-thelemites, often members of the Caliphate gang, have said of me: "He says we offer only bogus and meaningless grades, degrees and titles, false brothers and sisters who may turn on you without notice, but what does HE offer you?"
And it is true. I do not have much to offer you. Only truth and honesty, reality instead of delusions, independence, the chance to stand on your own two feet and be a genuine Thelemite. Not much. Merely everything that matters.
But of course I do not offer these things to you for a price, demanding fees and dues. These are things you must acquire on your own initiative. I can only help you to see the Lies of the Deceivers, the Falsehoods of the Users, and perhaps I can help you avoid some of the Traps of Ego, while defending Thelema and the memory of Our Father the Beast 666, Aleister Crowley, against Slander and Misrepresentation.
All initiation is self-initiation, as Crowley himself has often written, and a true Hierophant merely recognizes one's earned and acquired initiatory status. What does it matter if some Business disguised as a Magical Fraternity or some deluded individual or group completely out of touch with reality claims, usually for a price, to recognize your initiation and spiritual status?
You know in your heart who and what you are, and if you try to appear to be otherwise, eventually your house of cards will tumble, your falsehoods and delusions will be revealed, and by your fruits you will be known.
"He that is righteous shall be righteous still; he that is filthy shall be filthy still.
"Yea! deem not of change: ye shall be as ye are, & not other. Therefore the kings of the earth shall be Kings for ever: the slaves shall serve. 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. A King may choose his garment as he will: there is no certain test: but a beggar cannot hide his poverty."
It has been rightly argued that there must be Unity in the Thelemic community so that Thelema may become a powerful force in the world, yet the only unity that can be achieved under a False Banner would be a false unity, a delusion easily destroyed by any strong opposing force. What good are leaders who are satisfied being the head of a relatively small personality cult? What good are leaders who will cut and run as soon as they realize their game is up, their con revealed? What good are leaders who rant and rave, revealing themselves to be unstable, when pushed beyond their limits, or who, cowardly and pretentiously, hide their foolishness and lies behind a screen of silence? Only a Unity based upon Truth and Honesty, Sincerity of Motive, and Genuine Initiatory Experience can withstand the onslaught of forces which would destroy Thelema if given half a chance.
We who love Thelema and the memory of Aleister Crowley, We True Thelemites, have not even felt the heat as yet, and those pseudo-thelemites who are insulated in their little cults by delusions of grandeur may never truly feel the heat of persecution and violent attacks upon Thelema, but the more we prove that Thelema is not a "cult", but the necessary Next Step for our "culture", for society, the more attention we will draw and the greater the forces that will inevitably oppose us be.
We must be forthright and honest within the context of Our Thelema, aggressively sincere, exercising Wisdom and Understanding, with greater patience, tolerance and calm Self-confidence than those who will attack Thelema, often attacking us personally, one by one. We must, then, be better than our enemies: more enlightened, more spiritually and intellectually evolved. Yet we must also be ready to fight, to stand firm against an onslaught and aggressively return the attack to the aggressors. However, the warrior who wars in anger usually falls in battle, so Thelemic warriors must be cool, calm, as well as savagely confident, and strike swiftly, surely, methodically, with surgical precision.
As an earlier World Teacher before the Master Therion has been credited with saying in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 10, Verse 34:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
This is the Sword of Reason with which the Magician defines the limits of his Universe and defends that Universe. It is this Sword of Reason that cuts away at the veils of falsehood, takes apart delusion so that it may be analyzed and by so doing dispelled. It is this Sword of Reason which is used by the Magician to subjugate and control the demons in society and within the human psyche, and it is this Sword which then casts out the devils that haunt and torment society, destroying it individual by individual.
It is because true Thelemites wield the Sword of Reason that enemies will be made, for it is by lies and falsehoods, delusions and illusions, that many of today's religions and cults, fraternities and orders, deceive and enslave society, leading it not along the Magical Path of spiritual and intellectual evolution, but away from that Path and into their enclosures where society, as cattle, may be fattened on lies and fleeced and eventually slaughtered to satisfy gluttonous desires. And of course, as is always the case, the most dangerous enemies are the enemies within one's own nation, who disguise themselves as one of us and gradually undermine all that we hold dear, if not for an outside enemy, then to satisfy their own petty greed. Thus it is important for us, as Thelemites, to look within our own ranks and find the traitors, the Enemies Within, and deal with them now, before they bring us and Thelema down so that when we are assailed we are too weak to stand and fight against the Enemies Without. This is, in a small part, why I wage war against the pseudo-thelemites who are very loud in declaring themselves Thelemites while acting in a most unthelemic manner.
It is the Sword of Reason, the Sword of Horus that I wield to avenge the sacrifice, the murder of Osiris and defend the New Order, making way for the New Ĉon and that which will take humankind on to the Next Step: Thelema.
14th of July 1998 E.V.