About Us

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death. Liber AL II;6

What are Thelemistas?

First and foremost, we're Thelemites Liber AL I;40, which means that we accept The Book of the Law as the fundamental statement of our doctrine, and believe that our primary purpose in this life is to discover and do our Will Liber AL I;42.

Beyond that, we believe that the path to Enlightenment is open to everyone. Everything necessary to achieve that goal is available if you only know where and how to look. We believe that we, and you, can learn to be Magickal people, without necessarily needing to find a guru to show us the way. Given the right tools, self-enlightenment is possible.

It would be wrong to call us anarchists, though. That term has been co-opted and turned into a simple rejection of authority in all its forms. We don't reject it; rather, we internalize it: we are our own governors, in accordance with our Will. We're not anarchists, we're suarchists. We believe that the Self must govern the Self, and that ultimately, nothing else can.

But! Self-governance isn't easy, and it isn't free: it takes dedication and a true willingness to work and study. (But the rewards are well worth it, even if you do need to stop every once in a while and remember why you're putting yourself through this.) The work, you have to do yourself. The study, we can help with — or at least we can point you down the road. The entire body of human knowledge divides into four basic groups: things you really need to know (words to live by); things that will help you understand and internalize those things; other stuff that will probably be helpful; and everything else, stuff you can ignore.

(Those will eventually be links to various libraries. For now, you'll just have to pretend. Or laugh at us, or something.)

Love is the law, love under will.

In Oakland CA, it is
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