The Prophet of the Lovely Star ensconced some interesting concepts of afterlife into Thelemic theology, a lot of them stemming from the beliefs of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor which stem from still earlier concepts introduced by American amateur-theologians who were active in the early 19th century. Here’s a shortlist, enshrined as The End collect from Liber XV:
“The DEACON: Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their wills; yea, the accomplishment of their wills. AUMGN. AUMGN. AUMGN.”
Then there’s that tenet that we CHOOSE to incarnate, and with a particular dharma to boot.
So I figgered some of y’all would be interested in a new film that looks at the interim period between incarnations – what that experience is like and how one proceeds to instigate a new incarnation, Nine Days, directed by Edson Oda. Big Bonus – featured actors include Zazie Beetz who plays Vanessa on the show Atlanta.
Here’s the NY Times review:
Here’s a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A73FnWETvr8&feature=emb_imp_woyt.