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Thelema is a philosophy of life based on the rule or law, "Do what thou wilt." The ideal of "Do what thou wilt" and its association with the word Thelema goes back to François Rabelais, but was more fully developed and proselytized by Aleister Crowley, who founded a new religious movement called Thelema based on this ideal and his 1904 book, Liber AL vel Legis.

At present, many topics related to Thelema are presented in a non-encyclopedic style (e.g. do not cite sources), are mere stubs, or are missing entirely. Thelema is a notable topic and deserves to have a robust section on Wikipedia. This Wikiproject has formed in order to inspire knowledgeable Wikipedians to flesh out this little corner of the encyclopedia, conforming fully to Wikipedia guidelines and meeting high standards of writing and research.

The following page is presented for suggestions only, not as a set of rules. No editor is obligated to conform. This project is intended to be a collaborative effort, so, if there is something on this page that you feel needs adjustment or otherwise, you are invited to discuss it.

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  1. Discuss: The Reference section is problematic, and doesn't seem to be used by anyone in the project. We need to re-examine our referencing styles.

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Scope[edit]

The scope of this project is to expand, improve, and standardize articles about Thelema and other related topics, such as Aleister Crowley, Magick, Thelemic orders (like O.T.O. and A.'.A.'.), important books, and notable Thelemic personalities.

Member actions[edit]

Here are some things that members may choose to do...

  1. Put the Thelema Task Box on your user page: {{thelemabox}}
  2. Join in peer reviews, discussions and debates
  3. Edit this page and the Thelema Task Box to keep info up to date
  4. And of course, help write, expand, and clean up Thelema-related articles!

To do[edit]

Recognized content[edit]


Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did you knows (DYKs)[edit]

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team release selections[edit]

Style[edit]

  1. Write for the newcomer. Do not assume knowledge in your readers.
  2. Draw from the literature. Use verifiable sources for your edits, and cite them. Avoid personal opinion and original research.
  3. Stay neutral. Avoid pro and con arguments regarding topics like Crowley and OTO. Stick to the facts. When things are vague, be ready to compromise. Also, when discussing points of doctrine, do not present them as fact...provide context for said beliefs.
  4. Present various viewpoints. It is okay to offer different and even opposing viewpoints. However, instead of presenting every viewpoint in every paragraph, or worse, avoiding viewpoints until the topic is watered down to meaninglessness, it is best to offer discrete viewpoints within their own sections. However, be sure that these viewpoints are actually verifiable. Don't create a new section only because you have a differing opinion.
  5. Attacking legitimacy or value. Do not bring into question the legitimacy of any group or belief unless it is verifiable and strictly relevant to the topic at hand. Also, do not use language that places a value on other religions or lifestyles.
  6. Try to use standardized formats. If you are going to, say, write about one of Crowley's books, look over existing examples and use established formats.

Article introduction[edit]

Example:

The Feast for Fire is a ceremony within Thelema intended to celebrate the advent of puberty in males. It originally appeared in The Book of the Law (AL II:41), and was again mentioned in The Gnostic Mass, written by Aleister Crowley in 1913, although he did not write an actual ritual for it.

Quotes from Liber Legis[edit]

Example:

  • "Every man and every woman is a star." (AL I:3)
  • "I am alone: there is no God where I am." (AL II:23)
  • "As brothers fight ye!" (AL III:59)

Categorization[edit]

Article-related:

WikiProject related:

Other:

Suggestions[edit]

If you want to make significant changes to this WikiProject, please discuss proposals in the talk page.

If you have any general ideas about how to make Thelema-related articles better, add your suggestions here for discussion

New articles[edit]

Go ahead and put down suggestions for new articles here if you want feedback on ideas.

Templates[edit]

Navboxes[edit]

Wikiproject notice[edit]

Place this WikiProject notice {{WikiProject Thelema}} at the top of an article's Talk page to direct editors to the WikiProject Thelema for guidelines.

Wikiproject Thelema This article is part of WikiProject Thelema, an attempt to expand, improve, and standardize articles related to Thelema. Please participate by editing the article WikiProject Thelema, or visit the project page for more details on the projects.

To use it, place {{WikiProject Thelema|class=|importance=}} at the top of an article's Talk page.

Peer review[edit]

If you believe an established Thelema-related article could use some improvement, but you want community discussion first, then you can request a peer review. Simply add the {{Thelemapeerreview}} template to the top of the talk page of the article in question. Then follow the link in the resulting box to begin the conversation.

Stub[edit]

Please place this code at the bottom of stubs: {{Thelema-stub}}, which looks like this:

Task Box[edit]

If you want to add the Thelema Task Box to your user page, use the {{Thelemabox}} template.

Userbox[edit]

If you like userboxes on your userpage, here are some to choose from:

{{User WikiProject Thelema}}

Unicursal user.svg This user is a member of the WikiProject Thelema.

If you choose to identify as a Thelemite:

{{User thelema}}

Unicursal user.svg This user is
a Thelemite
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.

References[edit]

Books[edit]

(Note: these references are not parsed correctly! I advise that they not be used, and should be changed to Wikipedia Citation Templates for the future.) --Rodneyorpheus (talk) 06:40, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Common Crowley sources for populating the ==References== section of an article:

  • Book 4: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1997|Title=Magick: Book 4|Place=York Beach, ME|Publisher= Weiser|URL=http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib4.html}}
  • Confessions: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1979|Title=The Confessions of Aleister Crowley|Place=London;Boston|Publisher= Routledge & Kegan Paul|URL=http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/confess/index.html}}
  • AL: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1982|Title=The Book of the Law [Liber AL vel Legis]|Place=York Beach, ME|Publisher= Weiser|URL=http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/engccxx.html}}
  • Book of Thoth: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1981|Title=The Book of Thoth|Place=New York, NY|Publisher=Weiser|URL=http://altreligion.about.com/library/texts/bl_thoth.htm}}
  • Equinox of the Gods: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1974|Title=Equinox of the Gods|Place=New York, NY|Publisher=Gordon Press|URL=http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/eoftg/index.html}}
  • Law is for All: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1996|Title=The Law is for All|Place=Tempe, AZ|Publisher=New Falcon Publications|URL=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1561840904/002-0266905-3400870?v=glance&n=283155}}
  • Magick Without Tears: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1973|Title=Magick Without Tears|Place=Phoenix, AZ|Publisher=Falcon Press|URL=http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/mwt_contents.html}}
  • Vision & the Voice: {{Harvard reference|Surname=Crowley|Given=Aleister|Authorlink=Aleister Crowley|Year=1998|Title=The Vision & the Voice|Place=York Beach, ME|Publisher=Samuel Weiser|URL=http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/l418/418.html}}

Here is a full list of Thelema-related references...

Websites[edit]

Nuvola apps kdmconfig.png Participants[edit]

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Please add your name to the bottom of the list if you would like to be involved at any level.

  1. Badbilltucker (t|c) - Probably primarily in directly project-related activities.
  2. Captain Barrett (t|c) - Years of experience with both theory and practice, most interested in random snippets of brik-a-brak and making sure Crowley and all hard working thelemites get a fair NPOV.
  3. Frater5 (t|c)
  4. Gabereal (t|c)- good nitpicking skills. quickly growing interest in Thelema
  5. General Eisenhower (t|c) - Expand, watch, vandal watch, discussion, peer review, featured articles (trying to get the articles featured), add book sources (already added 2), more as I think about them.
  6. idolater718 (t|c)
  7. J.S (t|c) - Vandal watch, small expansions
  8. acsociety (t|c) - Owner and editor of LAShTAL.COM, definitive non-partisan Thelemic news and culture site and home of the Aleister Crowley Society. Will expand and vandal watch.
  9. Lighthead (t|c) - following up on any improvement related leads.
  10. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk · contribs)
  11. Morningstar2651 (t|c)
  12. Psuliin (t|c) - Peer review, discussion, expansions, more as I feel qualified.
  13. Scarletwoman93 (t|c)
  14. Soror YZBL (t|c) - O.T.O. body specific information.
  15. SynergeticMaggot (t|c) - Order out of Chaos.
  16. Thiebes (t|c) - will contribute as inspiration and research compels me.
  17. vacare modus (t|c)impressions of Thelema as a way of life
  18. Vassyana (t|c) 10:11, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  19. Zorkmid (t|c) - Greetings. A great interest in Thelema but not a follower, I will try to contribute often. My main strength lies less in knowledge and more in cleaning up grammar and clarifying. Goodbye for now.
  20. CUG93 (t|c) - For some reason I never noticed a Thelema wikiproject.. Will be glad to help out.
  21. John Carter (t|c) 18:49, 12 July 2007 (UTC) - Assessment and the like, some review if requested.
  22. Susanholmes418 (t|c) - A.'.A.'. member. Copy Editing skills upon request.
  23. Debeo Morium (to be morally bound) 09:48, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
  24. Pacemski - O.T.O A.'.A.'. and EGC
  25. chimp23 - @:':@ the dissolution of order within the fractal beauty of k@os - i offer contribution, feedback, proofreading, confirmation and reference.
  26. NoVOmit (talk · contribs) - Will be glad to help the project.
  27. Estéban (talk · contribs) - Editing and expanding articles and references.
  28. Fr.333 (talk · contribs)
  29. Eyezee (talk · contribs)
  30. Ernstblumberg (t|c)
  31. Rodneyorpheus (talk · contribs) See my user page for details on my Thelemic author qualifications
  32. Aleister Wilson (talk · contribs) Just signing in, but have done clean-up, edits, Template additions, links, etc. for quite awhile. Edit on comrades, and sail on. . .Aleister Wilson (talk) 20:29, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
  33. Frater Liberabit (talk · contribs)
  34. Futuri (talk · contribs) - Expanding articles and writing up new ones. FUTURI (talk) 22:43, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
  35. The Theosophist (talk · contribs) - Anything
  36. billy doom666 (talk · contribs)
  37. Nanamin (talk · contribs) - I'm very interested in finding articles about existing topics that relate to Thelema and making sure there Thelema is mentioned, as well as performing quality control on existing articles to make sure they aren't misleading.

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