And a speedy response it was, indeed! As for my questions, first some background. (Making this a new post simply for ease.)
I'm a young post-Christian seeker of spiritual fulfillment. My experiences with Christianity nearly made me an atheist, but...my constant questioning and curiosity can't really be satisfied by that belief system. Not to mention I have this innate feeling that there MUST be something more to this world than just the mundane.
I've done a very little bit of research on goetic texts, and the main thing that turns me off about the Enochian system is how close it feels to the Judeo-Christian construct...I could be very wrong in making that connection, but that's the "vibe" I get from it.
I've done little to no research on Thelema. However, I read the one long discussion in this community, and some of the things I read in there intrigued me, specifically the subject of "will." The key to my "perfect" spiritual construct is one in which my will is the primary motivation and basis for "power," rather than subservience to some omnipotent being/pantheon of beings who work - as I see it - for their own glorification, no matter the cost to man. It's always been a belief of mine that man can ascend and BECOME a higher power...if we only knew the way.
My question, therefore, is this: Do you think the study of Thelema would be a worthwhile persuit for me, bearing in mind what it is I seek from a spiritual construct? And, if so...what texts would you recommend I start with should I decide to study Thelema? Current Mood: Intrigued