The Ultimate Law
"There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt." Liber Al vel Legis 3:60
We live in a society contained by law. Our legislators continue to write new laws daily to deal
with every new political crisis, as if another law in book upon book of laws will solve anything.
Our world is a quagmire of legality. I once was told by a police officer that it is easy to arrest
someone. Just watch them for a few minutes until they break a law. Every law is a commandment of "Thou shalt not . . ."
How can Americans claim they live in a "Land of the Free" when they are so restricted by laws so
complex that it takes lawyers hours of research to prepare a defense? Our courts are so bogged down with unresolved legal
issues that it takes months of waiting for a judge to hear any specific case.
The legal system is so corrupt that only the wealthy have justice. And "justice" is bought,
not granted. Those able to pay for the highest priced lawyers who grandstand for jurors and convince them in unnatural
ways about the weight of a case in favor of their client, are the usual winners.
Going to court has become so costly that the mere threat of litigation often causes a reaction that
brings unfair judgment within transactions.
How refreshing, then, to hear the words "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law," in Liber
Legis. This is an announcement that the Old Aeon of restriction is coming to a close. There may be laws written in the new
Aeon of Horus, but they will not overrule the ultimate law: every man and every woman shall have the right to seek his or
her own will.
Crowley, who established a pattern for living still followed by Thelemites today, discovered that
the law can be applied in today's society. But to accomplish it, one must exclude religious enslavement. Another rule, I believe,
is to keep your personal affairs private. Nosy "do-good" Christian neighbors and an army of police officers lacking anything
of importance to do with themselves are a formula for trouble when Thelemites are openly seeking their will.
Crowley concluded that there is no problem facing a man or woman that cannot be easily resolved
through application of this law. He produced the following declaration of the rights of man:
There is no god but man.
Man has the right to live by his own Law.
Man has the right to live in the way that he wills
Man has the right to dress as he wills to do.
Man has the right to dwell where he wills to dwell.
the right to move as he will on the face of the earth.
Man has the right to eat what he will.
Man has the right to drink
what he will.
Man has the right to think as he will.
Man has the right to speak as he will.
Man has the right to
mold as he will.
Man has the right to paint as he will.
Man has the right to carve as he will.
Man has the right
to work as he will.
Man has the right to rest as he will.
Man has the right to love as he will, when, where and whom
Man has the right to die when and how he will.
Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights."
Copyright - James Donahue