Our work is based upon the foundation of the Law of Thelema which is,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The source of this Law is, Liber AL vel Legis, commonly known as ‘The Book of the Law’. A short three-chapter work which was allegedly dictated to the magician Aleister Crowley in 1904 e.v. by an entity calling itself Aiwass, whose nature he did not fully understand, but which convinced him that it was in possession of knowledge and power far beyond that which we associate with human faculties. A full account of the reception of the ‘Book of the Law’ and the conditions surrounding it may be studied in ‘The Equinox of the Gods.’
In the context of our Order we consider ‘The Book of the Law’ to be a charter of universal freedom, intended to provide mankind with an ‘impeccable principle of practical politics.’ We also recognise that it announces a new epoch in ethics, philosophy, cosmology, magick and religion.
We do not present it as a dogma which anyone is required to ‘believe’. Rather we seek to put it to the test, by the experimental application of its precepts to all areas of human life and experience.
Given the significance of ‘The Book of the Law’ in our system the full text of ‘The Book of the Law’ with an introduction by Fr. O.M. is included here.