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The Heretic’s Guide to Thelema, by Gerald del Campo (2)

By Mike Gleason | July 15, 2009 | 1 comment

The Heretic’s Guide to Thelema, by Gerald del Campo
Immanion Press, 9781905713189, 438 pp., 2008

Thelema? Isn’t that about the writings and magickal workings of Aleister Crowley? Didn’t he use drugs and sex magick? Wasn’t he called “the evillest man in the world”? What relevance can that have in today’s society? Kind of, yes, yes, and you’d be surprised. But that isn’t all Thelema is. Actually, I should say that it is not primarily what Thelema is, any more than the writings of any prophet. All of the above statements and questions are representative of the common perception of Thelema. And we all know how accurate common perceptions are (cough, cough). Continue reading