_Behold the majesty and grace of loving, cheerful, Christmas face. Whom many thousands with one breath: Cry out let him be put to death. Whose deeds can never die: So long as man hath memory._
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One of our readers recently took the time to write in with a rebuttal to our article “Thelema a Destructive Path”:http://www.excommunicate.net/thelema-a-destructive-path I found the the information provided to be quite insightful and with permission of the writer I am posting it here for all of you to read. Any questions or thoughts may be sent to the Author directly to Nanamin
I’ve been reading articles on excommunicate.net off and on for a couple years now. I find many of them very helpful + enjoyable in various ways, but found one which I think is quite inaccurate and could use some re-thinking, editing, or a commentary from a different perspective. This article, written on 9/6/07 is called “Thelema, a destructive path?” (http://www.excommunicate.net/thelema-a-destructive-path). Here are some of my thoughts on this issue, from the perspective of a Thelemite. I’m sure other Thelemites would have more to say, and I’m certainly no authority on the matter.
One more thing, I hope you, the author, or whomever takes the time to read this, since I did put a lot of thought and time into it. Please don’t interpret any of it as hostile either; no emotion or insult is intended in any of my response.
Recently, I had opportunity to spend a few days in Salem, Massachusetts. A place that will forever be marred for its historical past. I arrived to Salem on the 18th of September and left on the 20th, these three days ended up being the 316th anniversary of the day that Giles Corey was pressed to death.
The trip began with checking into a nearby Hotel situated on derby street. A short distance from all of the museums, and historical events. Today Salem is a Mecca of sorts for many practicing wiccans, an irony of Salem amongst many. In 1692 the Salem witch trials took place, in which time 20 people and 2 dogs were convicted of witchcraft. These charges were based entirely upon spectral evidence. Meaning imagination and make believe.
I HAVE known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths,
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realitiesâ€”
We cannot speak.