To Will One Thing

I’m always fascinated by the porousness of the divide between Thelema and Christianity. Here’s the opening of a New York Times piece on Danish art, quoting the philosopher and poet Soren Kirkegaard:

‘“Purity of heart is to will one thing,” wrote the early 19th-century Danish philosopher and poet Soren Kierkegaard, his one willed thing being knowledge of — meaning faith in — an absolute, sometimes called God. Certain Danish artists of his time espoused a will to purity too, purity of eye and hand, a way to see and know the world, factually or emotionally, as it really is.’

Trippy, huh? Then again, the Prophet of the Lovely Star was born into a fundamentalist Christian sect, The Plymouth Brethren, and adored his preacher father. At one point, Crowley claimed “I am the truest of Christians.”


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